29th July 2015

BALLINAMORE AGRICULTURAL SHOW SOCIETY
To Each Member – A meeting of the Show Society will be held in the Community Centre on WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY AT 9PM.  The main item on the agenda will be preparations for SHOW DAY on Tuesday 11th August.
All stewards and helpers are requested to attend to their usual duties on Monday 10th August at 10am and also on Tuesday the 11th of August.  All Stewards are requested to wear high visibility jackets.  Exhibitors please note that the Show Office is located at the Clinic, High St.  Phone 071 96 45670.  Entries close Tuesday 4th August.  NO LATE ENTRIES. This year’s Show will be held in Creamer’s field, Golf Links Road, Ballinamore.   Schedules are available from the Show Office 071-9645670 and in local shops.

FESTIVAL OPENING

We Are Honoured To Have These 2 Great Local Men Who Have Represented Ballinamore With Great Pride Over The Past Year!
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.
The Official Ballinamore Festival Brochure 2015 Exclusive To Our Facebook & Twitter Followers. Will Be Released To The Public Next Week.


COFFEE MORNING MAKES €1000 FOR LEITRIM BRANCH OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
A recent Tea and Coffee morning held by Ruth Morrow, Newtowngore made the huge sum of €1000. A lot of buns, tea and coffee you may say, yes but most of all a huge gathering of very generous people.  The branch would sincerely like to thank Ruth and all her visitors and many sponsors whom gave so liberally.
The Branch also received €500 from fundraising by The Newbridge Schoolhouse Committee, Dorwa.  The Committee and members of the Leitrim Branch are very grateful for these donations.  Its big-heartedness like this that keeps the branch going.

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

SOUTH LEITRIM – WEST CAVAN VINTAGE TRACTOR CLUB
wishes to thank all who supported our recent vintage show.  A big Thank You to Patrons ,Exhibitors, Volunteers and Sponsors who made the day a success.

FAMILY FUN WEEKEND IN AID OF ST CIARAN’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 fantastAic prizes. 

CHURCH NEWS
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.

CHURCH ROOF REPAIRS
Necessary repairs to church roof will be carried out next week. 
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
GLAD TIDINGS
The latest copy of Glad Tidings will be available in the church porch next weekend.

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

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.

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.

BALLINAMORE OUTREACH SERVICE    
Wednesday 12pm-2pm     Old Medical Clinic, Ballinamore(Middle of the town)

BALLINAMORE PARENT & TODDLER 
Situated in the old medical clinic (middle of the town, on a temporary basis!) Every Wednesday  10.00a.m.-12.00p.m.   All parents/grandparents or child minders who are in the company of babies or toddlers are invited to come along for a cup of tea and a chat while the children mix and play     Contact:  Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION
Are providing the QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Care Support module in Ballinamore on the 03rd of September 2015 for more info contact the training unit on 057 93 70221. 

THANK YOU FROM NORTH WEST SIMON COMMUNITY

 The North West Simon Community wish to thank all those who contributed to last weekend’s church gate collection and to the volunteers for helping out, a total of €418.83 was collected which goes toward the housing support programme in Leitrim. Currently the charity are assisting over 30 families in Leitrim. www.northwestsimon.ie   http://wildatlanticrun.com/  If you are interested in doing this half marathon in Sligo on Sat 12th Sept please let us know at North West Simon Community and that way the reg fee of €50 will go to our charity – BUT only if you let us know you are doing it. Contact me on 087 7708865.

PAROCHIAL HOUSE TULLY

The Church Finance Committee has decided to the sell the Parochial House Tully, and when this sale is completed purchase the house on Church treet (where Fr. Jonnie resides) from the Diocese.

NO MONTHLY WHIST DRIVE IN AUGUST
All whist players Please note there will be no whist drive on Thursday 6th August, Next whist drive in Ballinamore will be on Thursday 3rd September. Looking forward to seeing you all in September & Thanking you for your continued support.

KIDS BRICKS CLUB: BALLINAMORE LIBRARY
Kids Bricks Club is a creative brick building and social activity club for girls and boys, and is suitable for children aged 4-12 taking place in Ballinamore Library on Thursday 20th August from 3 to 4pm. This event is free, but early booking is essential as places are limited. To make a booking call the library at 071 9645566 to avoid disappointment

Workshops provide children with the opportunity to create designs from their imagination. Our challenges call for teamwork to build the tallest towers, the longest bridges or the most mini-figures.

Remember Kiddies Movie each Saturday at 2.30pm admission and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

TEAM LEADERS AND COLLECTORS REQUIRED
Barnardos Children’s Charity is looking for volunteers to help collect funds during our national collection day “Buckets for Barnardos” taking place on Friday September 18th. Volunteers can either help with an organised bag pack, or join us on the streets shaking buckets in locations throughout Leitrim. All money raised on the day will help disadvantaged children and their families in communities around Ireland. Every hour of your time counts so please give what you can.To get involved please contact Gráinne on 1850 217 217 or email buckets@barnardos.ie

BÉAL AN ÁTHA MÓIR SEÁN Ó HEISLIN

To book the timesheet please contact Bríd Sullivan on 087 9173185. Team sponsors and support welcome.
Ballinamore Running & Walking Group
Meet at ROR Fitness at 8:15pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can walk, jog or run. Refreshments will be served afterwards. There will be a weekly donation to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Get fit, have fun and raise money for a great cause. For more information contact Ronan O’Rourke 087 7734332
Comhbhrón
All at Ballinamore SOH would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Crossan family formerly of Convent Rd on the death of Peter’s wife Mae in Dromard, Co Longford.graves follows mass.

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 
Club Lotto Monday 20th July 2015
Numbers Drawn 0, 3, 2, 1, 6, 4, 7, 5.
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw €40: Brendan Burns
Kindly sponsored – won by Seamus MacMurchaidh
€40 an duine; Bernie McDermott, Trathnona; Aiden O’Reilly, Ballyjamesduff; Jonny Graham, Carrickboy, Co Cavan; Criostoir MacCondubh, Church St. Pota Oir €10,700.

HAVE YOU BEEN PUTTING OFF SEEING A DOCTOR?
Would you like to nominate a member of your family to see a doctor, if so get in touch 01 7088 195 or www.rte.ie/audiences. We are producing a new medical health show  for RTE One for a midweek slot of 8:30pm on a Wednesday night. This series will go out in November '15.  We are travelling around the country with our two doctors offering free consultation and advice. We are filming at Taste Of Cavan on Saturday 8th August '15 and are inviting local people to apply. We are looking for people to get in touch with us if they want to see a doctor.

 

 

 

 

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