22nd July 2015

COWBOY AND HERO’S FESTIVAL DRUMCOURA
Congratulations to Simon Power and his team for running such a successful Festival despite the unhelpful weather and to bringing such energy to the town of Ballinamore.  It was great to see so many people in the town in such good spirits, the hats, boots, and the atmosphere.  Roll on next year’s festival!!

 

FUN WEEKEND IN AID OF ST IARAN’S SERVICES
There will be a Family Fun Weekend in aid of St Ciaran's Services for Adults and Children with Special Needs in the Sheemore Inn, Kilclare on August 1st and 2nd.  On Saturday August 1st there is a wax night featuring local politicians and other special guests, followed by a raffle and music.  Sunday August 2nd, will see a 4km Fun Walk at 1pm, entry fee €10 per person or family ticket €20.  Afterwards there will be a monster BBQ with children's activities such as ball games, penalty shoot out and disco.  Later that evening there will be music followed by a raffle and auction with fantastic prizes. 

 

CHURCH OF IRELAND
Church Street, Ballinamore, Sunday Service is at 12.15pm every Sunday except on the 4th Sunday which is held in Drumreilly Church, Drumreilly

AUGHAVAS ANNUAL CROACH PATRICK FUN CLIMB
Aughavas annual Croach Patrick fun climb takes place next Sunday the 26th of July
Bus leaving Mc Caffreys Aughavas at 2.00 am  Cloone 2.15am  Mohill 2.30am  and Carrick -on-Shannon 2.45
To book a seat on bus contact Gerry Gallogly  087 6860261  A good time assured.

PARISH NOTES  

Ballinamore Masses :,  Mon 7pm,Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat 11am & 7pm ( Vigil) Sun 11.30am. (Wed. No Mass)

 Aughnasheelin Masses:      Wed 9am, Fri 8pm, Sun. 10am

Annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves:

Will take place in Oughteragh cemetery on Sunday 16th of August with mass at 2:30pm in cemetery, and in Aughnasheelin on Sunday August 2nd with mass at 10am. Blessing of graves follows mass.

Voluntary Mission Movement (VMM)   is a lay missionary organisation that sends Volunteers to developing countries to work with the local communities. On the weekend of the 25th/26th July this year, a member of the movement will speak at all masses about the VMM and the essential work its members carry out in various countries. A second collection will be taken up to support the work of the movement.
Kilmore Apostolic Society
Church Gate Collection 25th & 26th July All donations gratefully accepted. Thank you for all your great support in previous years.
Lough Derg 2015
Last day of the Three Day Pilgrimage is Thursday 13th August. Pilgrims can begin their pilgrimage any day up until then. No need to book. Information available at www.loughderg.org or phone 071 9861518. Kilmore Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lough Derg: Will take place on Thursday 20 August 2015.  Led by Fr. Robert Mc Cabe.  Cost €35.  This retreat is offered to all young people in the diocese aged between 16-35.  To book a place contact your Parish Priest or Parish Youth Officer.

The Catholic Grandparents Association
The Catholic Grandparents Association would like to invite all Grandparents, Parents and Grandchildren to celebrate this wonderful memorial day for St Joachim and St Anne on 26th July, and we will be delighted to welcome you all to our National Grandparents Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, on 13th September.
Memorial Mass for Sean Scollan (his ashes will be present) who died in America last year. The Mass will be at 12o'clock in Foxfield Church Fenagh on Wed. July 29th. If possible can the notice appear on Sunday July19th and 26th.The family will be traveling from America to be here.

THE IRISH CANCERRSOCIETUY’S CARE TO DRIVE SERVICES
 is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in Cavan General Hospital. We are looking for volunteers from all over Co. Cavan & Co. Leitrim to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home. The service is free to the patient and all drivers expenses are paid. Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email transport@irishcancer.ie  

LAHARD SUMMER CLUB
Our Summercamp once again was a great success with 39 children attending. Thanks to Mary Taylor N.C.Y.C.S, Leitrim Project and Jeanette Leyden Leitrim development company for their hard work. Thanks to our tutors on their great work. Much appreciation to all our parents and teenagers who helped out daily. Looking forward to seeing you all again at Summercamp July 2016.

 

ATHLETIC CLUB

The Annual Festival 10K and 5K Open Roadraces will be held this year on Friday August 14th at 7 30 p.m. Because it is on the Friday night and also the club's fiftieth anniversary it is hoped that the event will have a bigger number of participants than in recent years with all age categories catered for. More details will be published closer to the event.

 

PAROCHAIL HOUSE TULLY

The Church Finance Committee has decided to sell the Parochial House Tully, and when this sale is completed to purchase the house in Church St.( where Fr.Johnnie resides in) from the diocese.


EIRCODE, IRELAND NEW POSTCODE SYSTEM HAS BEEN LAUNCHED
 

Over the coming weeks you will receive a letter to your home with the Eircode for your address and advice on how you can use it. You can get further information and look up the Eircode for any address using the Eircode Finder tool online at www.eircode.ie.   Your address will not change.  An Eircode will simply be added.

 Further information is available on  http://www.eircode.ie/getting-an-eircode

 

1916 COMMEMORATION MEETING
A meeting to discuss plans to commemorate the 100 anniversary of the 1916 Rising in the general Ballinamore area next year will be held in the Standing Stone Hotel on Friday next 24 July at 9.00. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Beidh Fáilte roimh gach duine. Further information from Sean Ó Súilleabháin 087 6821566.

 

BÉAL AN ÁTHA MÓIR SEÁN Ó Heislin
Minor Training
Minor training has commenced every Monday evening in the Park at 8pm. All welcome

BALLINAMORE SOH GOLF CLASSIC

The Ballinamore SOH Golf Classic in Ballinamore Golf Club will be on again this year on Saturday 15th August (closing weekend of the festival). This is a great opportunity to take part in an excellent competition and to support the club as well. Teams of 4. Entry fee €160. To book the timesheet please contact Bríd Sullivan on 087 9173185. Team sponsors and support welcome.

ASSORTED FITNESS CLASSES
Bootcamp running for the next 6 weeks on Tues at 8pm on Ballinamore GAA pitch for ladies, men & teens. This Thurs at 8pm our fitness class is in Ballinamore sports complex. Weekly fitness classes in Ballinamore GAA Gym Tues & Thurs at 11am. Wednesday at 6.30pm & 7.30pm. Ballinamore Community Centre Mon & Thurs at 8pm. All welcome, for further information or booking contact 0879390980 

 

LEITRIM TRIBUTE TO TOM DUNPHY

To mark the 40th anniversary Mass will be held on Friday July 31st at 7.30pm at Annaduff (beside Masonite) followed by a Dance in Loch Allen Hotel Drumshanbo at 9.30pm . Brendan Bowyer and the Royal Showband among other guests will be present.   John Flynn 0894294475 P.R.O .

 

2015 BALLINAMORE AUGUST FAMILY FESTIVAL 8TH - 15TH AUGUST 

A full week of activities for all the family to enjoy.

  • Free open air music nightly

  • Daily activities for the kids

  • Funfair

  • Games for the grown-ups on the Main Street nightly

and so much more.  Visit the Festival Facebook page for ongoing updates.

 

BALLINAMORE WEB SITE
The website has again started inserting the local Ballinamore News, so tell your friends aboard they can keep abreast with local interests.

NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CROAGH PATRICK 2015
Garland Friday - July 24th (Local pilgrimage) Mass on the summit at 10:00am.  Mass in Croagh Patrick car park at 7:30pm.
Reek Sunday – 26 July Confessions on the summit from 7:30am - 2:00pm  Mass on the summit every half hour from 8:00am - 2:00pm.

BALLINAMORE LIBRARY NEWS
Film hour continues in the library every Tuesday at 6pm and kiddies’ movie hour every Saturday at 2.30pm.  Admission to all films is free however all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

 

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