19th August 2015

A special night of fundraising will take place on Friday 11th September in Longford Greyhound Stadium at 8pm. This is to raise much needed funds for Conor McGloin who suffered a global brain injury affecting all aspects of his development. Conor is son of Susan and Sean, Grandson of Annette and the late Michael Martin of Ballinamore and Terence and Margaret McGloin of Kinlough. Please support this very worthwhile cause. It’s open to all the family with family admission for €10, 11 races are scheduled and there’s opportunities to sponsor dogs and races for those that cannot attend on the night. Tickets are available through John Ryan, Helena D’Arcy, Janette McManus, Joey Smith, John O’Connell and Tommy Moran. Donations also welcomed via Ballinamore Credit Union.

to all who received their Leaving Cert. If you didn’t get the points you expected, or failed, look at all the options available to you. It is not the end of the World! May the Holy Spirit inspire you to make the right choice. 

Sunday 30th 2015 at 3pm
Prise money €3500 - €1000 Jackpot – €500 Mini Jackpot In Marguee at BasllyMac, Ballymagovern.  Single books €10 – Double Books €15 –Half Book €5.

National Heritage Week
Sun August 23rd Romance, Reminiscences and Rare Mushrooms 
Rainbow Ballroom Tour 12 – 1, Mushroom foraging walk 1-3 pm
Visit the original Ballroom of Romance Glenfarne, Leitrim and browse its  museum of show band memorabilia and hear its history. Forage through Glenfarne demesne for mushrooms such as charcoal burner, orange milkcap and possibly a chanterelle or two  with mushroom expert Tina Pommer. Enjoy the fabulous views on this lakeside forest trek and visit some of the artwork on McNean sculpture trail.
Duration of Rainbow Ballroom Tour 1 hour, free admission, light refreshments served.
Duration of foraging walk 2 hours approximately, cost; adults €15, children €5, €35 family  To book; 087 9172143 e mail tawnylustlodge@gmail.com

Masses :,
  Mon  7pm,Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am, Sat 11am & 7pm ( Vigil) Sun 11.30am.)
Aughnasheelin Masses:
      Wed 9am, Fri 8pm, Sun. 10am
Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie.  Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie
Recent Deaths :  You are asked to pray for the Happy Repose of the Soul of Bernadette Church, nee Conlon formerly of Clenaghoo, Ballinamore, who died at a London Hospital last weekend. We pray for the Soul of Peter Gormley, Tráthnona & Drumreilly. We also pray for the soul of Aileen McGovern, Ballymagovern whose funeral took place on Wednesday. Our sympathy to their families.
Blessing of Priests graves
at the rear of the church & Sister’s graves in the convent cemetery  will take place Sunday 6th Sept immediately after 11:30 mass.
Exam Helpline is open to support more than 56,000 Leaving Certificate students. Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 165. As you are endeavouring to make sense of your Leaving Cert results? The Examination Helpline 2015 hosted by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCPP) offers advice, information and support to Leaving Certificate students receiving their exam results. The 1800 265 165 Freephone takes calls from students, parents and teachers seeking advice and information on what choices are available to students, it will remain open until Wednesday, 19th .
Overseas Development & Mission
Do you want to learn more about the possibility of overseas volunteering and/or training in Overseas Development & Mission? Viatores Christi (VC) will hold an Information & Recruitment Session on Saturday  22nd August 2015 at 10.00 at VC HQ, 8 New Cabra Road, Phibsboro, Dublin 7
Tel. 01-868 9986 
info@viatoreschristi.com www.viatoreschristi.com

Along with providing an up to date map of each cemetery, they also provide a service to view family plots on line.To access details on line, first enter
www.irishgraveyards.ie then click on graveyard search, then select graveyard under Leitrim. Click Aughnasheelin or Oughteragh as appropriate, then enter family name and first name of the deceased, then click search, and a picture of your family plot should appear on screen with the names of those who are buried in the plot. We hope this will be a welcome service particularly for those living abroad who may wish to view their family plot especially at anniversary times. As  we approach  Cemetery Sunday  you are advised to check details on cemetery map, re-correct location of grave, & the correct details of the deceased.    Even if you are unsure of the exact location of the grave but know the general area please indicate location of grave with a circle.     For those who know that family members are buried in one of the cemeteries but have no knowledge of location of grave, by providing details of the  deceased it will mean that they will be included, and may be accessed, if you  wish.    Appropriate sheets are available for any alterations or changes. If you wish to have a memorial card included on website or for any query related to family plot or map, please contact Irish Graveyards directly in the following ways.   Tel 094 936 6912  Mob 087 207 6248   Email: graveyardsurveyors@gmail.com  Post: 6 Station Road, Balla, Castlebar, Co.Mayo.   After Cemetery Sunday an up to date map will be placed in the Cemetery. 

at The Nature Trail, Health Shop - MOHILL on Sat 22nd August - BALLINAMORE  on Sat 12th September. This simple non-invasive test could save your life. There will be trained technician in store. Please allow 30 mins per test. Test costs only €25.00. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.  Please contact 0719631818  or 0879766738 for appointment


Lecture by Fr. Liam Kelly on “Holy Trinity Priory, Lough Oughter, 1237 to circa 1600” in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Tuesday 25 August at 8:00p.m.  Refreshments served afterwards. Seán Coll Director, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre Cullies, Cavan Town Tel: 049 4375004 ... Extension 102

Mobile: 085 8743223 (work) or 087 6724338 (personal

are running an Outdoor Activity Instructor Traineeship, commencing in September. The course is open to anyone over 18 years of age and has an interested in outdoor pursuits. For more information log onto
http://tanaghoutdooreducation.com/skills__training or email training@tanaghoutdooreducation.com

New courses on offer starting in September. Further details contact 047-84900 /www.monaghaninstitute.ie

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

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.

Ballinamore outreach service and Ballinamore Parent and Toddler Group will not be running for the month of August but will be back up and running the month of September.  If you need any details on these service please call Laura McHugh at Mohill Family Support Centre on 086 6035977."

The St Felims Minors will open their defence of the championship this Wednesday at 19:00 in the park against Gortletteragh, this was due to be the lads second match, but the first against St Bridget’s last Wednesday was called off due to the weather.
Ballinamore Festival

Well done to former player Cormac O’Suilleabhain and current incumbent Tommy Spike McCormack who officially opened this year Family festival on Sunday gone. The rain stayed away and both regaled the crowd with their own memories of festivals of yesteryear with aplomb and helped launch this years packed calendar which includes a number of GAA related events such as the over 40’s football which should give the youngsters a glimpse of some of the stars of the past.

Seniors Book Quarter final berth
Well done to the senior lads who were in action on Saturday evening in Carrick in their final group game of this year’s intermediate championship.

Well done to Tommy McCormack, Adrian Gallogly, David Dolan and Paddy McLoughlin who claimed victory in the Leitrim GAA golf classic.

Ballinamore SOH Underage Draw

This years’ draw will take place in Prior’s @ High Street on Friday 18th September. Tickets are €5 each and a book of 5 for €20 and are on sale from underage players. Some great prizes folks; 1st prize – Trip for 2 people to the All Ireland Gaelic Football Final with overnight accommodation and match tickets; 2nd prize – 2 nights away for 2 people in the Sligo Park Hotel; 3rd prize – Overnight stay for 2 people in the Sligo Park Hotel; 4th prize - €200 cash prize; 5th prize – iPod. Please support this important fundraiser.

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

Minor Training

Minor training has commenced every Monday evening in the Park at 8pm. All 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 


Information Technology Skills Course.
Ballinamore Development Co. Enterprise Centre : The following Course is scheduled to commence 15th September 2015 (subject to numbers), Information Technology Skills Course , Level 3 Q Q I Certificate in : Information/Communication/Technology skills.
Word Processing: Typing, editing text, saving documents and printing.
Computer Literacy: Learning about theory elements of the computer/Internet/Hardware/Software.
Internet Skills: Using the internet to look for information and setting up and using an email account.
Spread Sheets: Using the computer to create spreadsheets and charts.
Communications: Skills for reading, writing and interacting with people.
Mathematics: Introduction to maths covering addition/subtraction/multiplication/fractions/percentages/decimals and drawing to scale.
Each Module will take 6/7 weeks to complete: running for 2 days per week ( Tuesday & Wednesday from 10am to 1pm, 3 hours per morning)

 NOTE All Modules must be completed to achieve full award.
Induction Date: 8th September 2015 from 10am to 11:30am.
Course Interview Date: 9th September 2015 ( Time to be confirmed)Course Commences: 15th September 2015   Ends 31st  September 2016
To Book Place phone 96 20024  or  087 6793500









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