3rd February 2016

1 February 2016

Ballinamore Credit Union

Ballinamore Credit Union AGM is on Tuesday 9th February at 8pm in Sean O’Heslin’s GAA Clubrooms.

A draw for €100 will take place on the night for those in attendance

Ballinamore Whist Drive

The usual monthly whist drive will be start this coming Thursday 4th February at 8.30pm  All welcome.

Aughawillan Drama Troupe

is proud to present "Mother Knows Best" a comedy by Jimmy Keary and directed by Brian Dolan in Aughawillan Hall,  The smash hit three act comedy will be on for four nights 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th of February 2016 commencing at 8.30 sharp.  There is no need to book and admission is €10.00.  Please come early to avoid disappointment.  Like us on facebook:  Aughawillan drama.

Church Gate Collection for the North West Hospice

The collection will be held this coming weekend Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th in all churches.  Your generosity would be much appreciated.


Results from the final round of matches before semi-finals of the Francis McGirl’s Memorial Cup.
Bank Bar (8) – Commercial (1) – McGirl’s (6) – Fenagh (3) – Jackie’s (5) – Poor Scholar (4).  
Points total with all games played
McGirl’s (54) pts – Jackie’s (52) pts – Bank Bar (45) pts – Commercial (41) pts – Fenagh (40) pts –and Poor Scholar (37) pts.
The first semi-final will be played next Friday night the 5th of February between McGirl’s who finished first and the Commercial who finished fourth.  Venue The Abbey Bar Fenagh.
The second semi-final is between the Bank Bar who finished third and Jackie’s who finished in second place, that game takes place on Friday the 12th of February.  Venue is The Commercial Hotel.

Dates for the diary

While the seats are in Ballinamore community centre for the musical and drama festival our Monday at 8pm Assorted Fitness class will be in the Scouts Den Feb 15th, 22nd & 29th, March 7th and in the sports complex Thursday at 8pm Feb 18th, 25th, March 3rd & 10th. 
(Easy way to remember..We have our fitness class up beside the playground after Valentine's day to just before St Patricks day). 
Also in the sports complex the first Thursday of ever month at 8pm.

Best of luck to all involved in the musical and drama festival.

For further information on fitness classes contact Michelle on 0879390980

Table Quiz on behalf of Ballinamore Childcare

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. 

Ballinamore Women’s Group

A meeting of Ballinamore women’s group takes place in Trathnona  on Wedensday 3rd February at 8pm.

Plans for the coming year will be made this meeting.

All members are asked to attend.

Ballinamore Bridge – No Bridge this Thursday 4th due to the monthly whist drive

Results of bridge held on Thursday 28th January are as follows

1st Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith

joint second Bernie Flynn and Kay Dolan

Marian Burns and Sean Creamer

4th Margaret Nellis and Maureen Dolphin

Bridge continues on the 11th February at 7pm.

All players welcome.

Pancake Night in Templeport

A Pancake night will be held in Templeport Resource Centre on Tuesday 9th February.  Music by Country Sensations.  Pancakes will be served from 8.30 to 9.30pm.  Band will play from 9.30pm till midnight. Proceeds in aid of Day Centre.   Please support.

St. Vincent De Paul

St. Brigid’s Conference Ballinamore would like to thank each and everyone who contributed so generously to our annual Christmas Church gate collection. We thank the people of Corraleehan, Aughawillan, Drumreilly, Aughnasheelin, Fenagh and  Ballinamore and all who helped out in whatever way. The total monies collected was 6520Euro .
We thank the Principal and staff of Ballinamore Community School  particularly Philomena Earley and the students who raised 236Euro. We are grateful to the teachers and students for their generous initiative Thank You.
We thank the Staff of Supervalue and Tesco Ballinamore who collected and supplied SVDP with clothes, food, and toys. We also thank Supervalus for allowing us to have a collection outside your store and again thanks to the public who contributed 1060Euro. We wish Supervalue and Tesco continued success in 2016.
A special thank you to the Lions Club Ck ON Shannon who organised  the “Lions Club Food Appeal” in Tesco. We thank the public who generously donated food to the value of 1200Euro.. The food donated was given to Saint Vincent de Paul for distribution in the Ballinamore and surrounding area.
Finally to the people who wish to remain anonymous who gave donations, money hampers, clothes  books and household items for distribution we say thank you for your generosity and kindness.
People’s generosity this year was fantastic and it helped to make Christmas very special for almost 100 homes in our local community. We thank all of you who supported us in any way throughout the year.
If you have a concern and would like to talk us, do not hesitate to call.
S.V.D.P. confidential mobile number is

Safetalk training

in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 10 February 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.  SAFETALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. There is no cost for this training.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, Carrickmacross Primary Care Centre, Donaghmoyne Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie Telephone: 086 1717563

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 centre 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.

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Club Lotto Monday 25th January 2016
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: 2, 0, 4, 3, 6, 1, 5, 7.
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche: House Draw €40: Tommy Moran
Kindly sponsored: A O’Dubhthaigh
€40 an duine; Seamus McWeeney, Miskawn; Helen Maxwell, Dromore; Sean McKeon, High St; Padraig Mac an Phriora, Lahard.
Next Weeks’ draw takes place on Monday night in McGirl’s Pota Óir €11,950.

Church News

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

Aughnasheelin Masses:    Tues  7:30 Wed 9am , Fri 8pm  Sun. 10am.

Recent Deaths We pray for  (1) Kay O’Connor (née Gormley) Stroke on Trent & formerly of High Street. Sister of the late Joe Gormley.  Funeral took place on Friday.  (2) the soul of Gerda Novogrudzkaite of Ros Og whose funeral took place in Cavan on Thursday. (3) Deacon Damien Kivlehan whose funeral took place in Coothill on Friday. Our sympathies to their families

Congratulations: We welcome Joseph Austin Cafferty & Fiadh Flynn into our church community, as they received the sacrament of baptism. Congratulations to their parents.

Visiting of the sick this Thursday in Aughnasheelin & Friday in Ballinamore area.

‘Quiet Days for Busy People’

Knock Shrine is holding a one-day retreat, called ‘Quiet Days for Busy People’, on February 6th. The day focuses on prayer with Scripture, reflection and spiritual renewal. It is an ideal day for individuals or small, parish groups. Retreat costs €30 and includes lunch at Knock House Hotel. Registration at 9.45am. The retreat will be repeated on March 5th. Booking required. Telephone (094) 93 88100 or email faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie.

Athletic Club

Next Sunday, February 7th, after a lapse of a number of years the club hosts the Leitrim AAI Indoor Athletics Championships in the Sports Hall with entries from 1.30.p.m. There are events, including relays, for Under 9,10,11,12 and 14. New members can enroll at training on Tuesdays and Thursday at 6.00 p.m. Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics commence in Ballinamore on Thursday February 25th.

Family Carers Ireland

will run the Palliative Care module as part of the QQI FETAC Level 5 Full Healthcare Award due to commence on 04/02/2015.. For further enquiries please contact the training unit on 0579370221”

Ballinamore Area Community Council

is delighted to announce the launch of a new 6 day week Local Link Bus Service, linking Ballinamore with the daily train services in Dromod and Carrick on Shannon.

Mohill Enterprise Centre - Open Day Friday 5th February

Are you interested in business, new technology or personal growth? Then pop along to our Open Day on Friday 5th February. Doors open from 10am to 4pm and there will be loads of information, advice and new technology on hand. Meet with representatives from the Leitrim Enterprise Office, Leitrim Adult Education, MSLETB, LDC, Leitrim Arts Office, SOLAS and  Mohill Computer Training. Tap into your creative potential with Leo Scarff  from the SPARK program and observe a 3D printer in action during a FREE Fablab demonstration. Call 071 9632024 or email info@mct.ie to find out more

Ballinamore Parent & Toddler

Situated in the old medical clinic (middle of the town, on a temporary basis!) Every Wednesday 10.00a.m.-12.000p.m. €2 per week (for tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) 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! For more information contact: Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977

INHFA Launch

The National Launch of the Irish Natura & Hill farmers Association will take place in Castlecourt Hotel Westport on Friday 5th February 2016 at 8pm.  The event will start with a cheese and wine reception and followed by keynote speakers and official launch.  This is an opportunity to see what this new Farming organisation has to offer, all members and interested parties are invited to attend. 


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