27th January 2016

26 January 2016

Ballinamore Area Community Council

are pleased to announce a New Six Day Week Bus Service from Ballinamore: Good news for Ballinamore - the long awaited bus service will start on Monday 1st February 2016 and will transport people from Ballinamore, Fenagh, Gorvagh, Mohill in time to catch the Dromod train to Dublin. It will also take people back same evening. Further details, timetables etc will be available later this week.

Ballinamore Childcare ltd

are holding a fundraising table quiz to raise money for our three services (An Naíonra, Lollipop kids & Afterschool) on Friday the 5th of February in Jackie’s Lakeland Bar, Ballinamore at 9pm.  Tables are €20 for a team of 4. Raffle will also be held on the night. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Larkin’s Maps of 1818 on display at Ballinamore Library

Over the past eighteen months, staff in the Local Studies Department at Ballinamore Library displayed a ‘Picture of the Month’, as its name suggests, there was a different picture each month and these items were chosen from the Local Studies photographs, posters and art Collection.  This proved to be a very successful initiative and during 2016, it will be expanded to an ‘Item of the Month’, where documents, maps and other material will be displayed.
The January ‘Item of the Month’ is Larkin’s Map of the Ballinamore area in 1818 but maps from other parts of the county can also be accessed. Maps have a very special character and appeal especially as historic sources which are invaluable in local history research.  Most people are familiar with the First Edition of Ordnance Survey Maps in 1837 but William Larkin’s Maps are from almost twenty years earlier, in 1818.  It is interesting to compare many aspects of the current landscape with these earlier maps, for example how hedgerows have changed over time.  Maps can be used for many other comparisons and can be a fascinating primary source for research and a means of making sense of the past.
The Map of the Ballinamore area is on display in Ballinamore Library throughout January but staff welcome visitors to see Larkin’s Maps of the remainder for the County.  Opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 - 5.30; Tues &   Thur 10 - 8; Sat 10 – 5, daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Ballinamore Bridge

Bridge takes place on Thursday 28th January in the Commercial Hotel at 7pm.

All players welcome.

B-PRO Heart Testing

at The Nature Trail, Mohill on Saturday 6th February. This simple non invasive test could save your life. There will be a trained technician in store. The cost of test is €25.00. Booking essential. Please contact 087 9766738 or 0719631818 for appointment.

Fit Kicks Fitness classes for this week are as follows.

Ladies Boxercise - Wednesday's @ 7pm 

Men's Fitness Thursday's @ 7.30pm

Kids Soccer Friday's @ 7pm 6-8yr olds and 8pm for 9-11yr olds

Teen Boxercise/Circuits Fridays @ 9pm.

All classes take place in Carrigallen Hall. Please contact Paul on 0838029692 for more details or like us on Facebook @ Fit Kicks Fitness for the latest updates and competitions. 

Ballinamore Family Festival

will hold its AGM on Tuesday 2nd Feb in The Poor Scholar at 8pm. Everyone is welcome as we make plans for our 50th Ballinamore Festival.

Ballinamore Outreach Service

Wednesday 12pm-2pm

Old Medical Clinic, Ballinamore (Middle of the town)

 The aim of the Mohill Family Support Ballinamore Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs.  By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives.

Advice and support for individuals & families, Personal Development, Parent and Toddler Groups, People Parenting Alone, Youth Group, Youth Café, Children’s Arts and Crafts, Children’s Drama,Carer Support Group, Rainbows Programme,  Active Age,  Professional Arts Therapy Service, Professional Play Therapy Service, Professional Counselling Service, Outreach Service, Practical Assistance to Community Groups, Rooms to Hire, Administrative Service - photocopying, faxing, binding and laminating, Phone Directory and Information Centre

Ballinamore Church News

Ballinamore Masses :,  Mon & Wed 7pm, Tue Thurs & Fri 9am,  Sat 11am & 7pmVigil Sun.11.30am.

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

Recent Deaths We pray for Anna (Cissie) Duignan (née Tiernan) Curraghnabania, whose funeral took place on Saturday. We also pray for Sr. Margaret Mary Gilfillan of The Mercy Community Ballinamore, whose funeral takes place today Sunday 11:30. May they rest in peace. Our sympathies to their families.

Catholic Schools Week 2016 

Rev. John Paul Sheridan, Education Programmes Co-ordinator at St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, will give a guest lecture on “Catholic Schools: Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy” in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan Town, on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 7:30p.m. All welcome.  Subscription: €5.  Tea and Coffee afterwards.

Are you supporting someone close through a difficult time?

Free listening support for Carers, Relatives or Friends who support people going through mental health issues. Carers Liaison and Support Service (CLASS) provides free support through a team of trained volunteers who may have been through similar experience. The support is provided on a one to one basis in a safe, neutral and confidential environment. Areas we cover are Sligo, Leitrim and South Donegal. If you would like to receive support, please contact Family Carers Ireland at 071 9143123 or 087 8188716 for more information.”

Family Carers Ireland are providing the Care Support Module

as part of QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Full Award training in your area based on demand in January 2016, to express your interest and for more information kindly contact the training unit on 0579370221

Church Gate Collection next weekend the 30th  - 31st January in aid of the IHCPT (Irish Pilgrimage Trust).

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland. For the past 40 years, The Trust travels on pilgrimage and on holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs, from all over Ireland. They travel on Easter Sunday and participate in a unique week in Lourdes. Together with friends from the wider community of HCPT, over five thousand pilgrims enjoy this unique experience every year.'  Your support is gratefully appreciated. Thanking you in advance, Erin Moran.

Ballinamore Area Community Games AGM

Ballinamore area Community Games includes the parishes of Aughawillan Aughnasheelin Ballinamore Coraleehan Drumreilly Fenagh and includes an extensive list of competitions from Dance Drama Art Athletics, team events such as GAA Basketball Rugby and Soccer. A full list of competition events is available on the website - http://www.communitygames.ie/events.html   Ballinamore Area participated in many events and has had many successes down through the years. 2015 was a great year for Leitrim with over 150 children from the county participating in the All Ireland Finals in Athlone The AGM of Ballinamore Area community games takes place in Priors at 9pm on 25th January and we are seeking assistance from all these areas to help the committee promote and run these events. 

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

We are currently recruiting participants for a QQI/Fetac level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education course.  This programme aims to equip the learner with the skill, knowledge and competence required to work in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education setting and/or to progress to higher education and training.  For more information or to book a place contact Michael on 0719641577, or email enterpriseinfo@eircom.net

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.

Ballinamore Musical Society - Date for your diary!

Erin go Bragh - The latest production by Ballinamore Musical Society is well under way and will be staged in the community center from February 19th .  Erin go Bragh is an original musical and dramatical tribute to the heroes of 1916 depicting the events in the lead up to and during the fateful Easter week that changed the course of history in Ireland. This show has something for everyone - song, dance, music, comedy and drama.

Ballinamore afterschool 

Ballinamore afterschool has a number of vacancies in their service . We are offering fun Fridays which include art/crafts , games ,mosaic and clay work , glass painting , puppet making , games and lots more . Homework supervision  is included in each session . We offer a sliding scale of fees to meet individual needs  . Parents can also avail of our breakfast club . To book your place phone 0719644904 before the 25th January 2016.  

Why not use the local website to promote your business in 2016

Don’t hang about take this opportunity to advertise in the local web site, it’s free.
www.ballinamore.ie  Deborah Doran will take your messages/details and insert them into the website, you can email her at deborahdoran@gmail.com.  Any business or non-business can put information on this website.  Deborah will be available to update the site.  

The craft cabin in Ballyconnell

are running a kids club every first and third Friday starting from 22nd jan, from 4pm - 5.30pm at eur10 per week for primary school aged kids . Also, there is a new teens club for older or more crafty kids every second and fourth Friday starting 29th jan from 5pm - 6.30pm at eur10 per week. We also have new courses for beginners and improvers in crochet starting this Tuesday 19th Jan. Call 00 353 49 9527424 for more details and to book a place. Www.thecraftcabin.ie

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin      

Club Lotto Monday 18th January 2016 - €11,900.

Folks don’t forget you can play online, make sure you do not miss out!!! Visit ballinamoresoh.com to play- If you’re not in you cannot win!

Numbers Drawn: 1, 2, 0, 3, 4, 5, 7, 6.

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: Gerry Mahon

Kindly sponsored: Gerry Farry & Gerry Mahon

€40 an duine; Leo & Bernadette Mitchel ,Drumreilly; Christopher McNiffe, Church St; Alan Prior, Galway; David Burns, Liverpool.

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