23rd March 2016

24 March 2016

Aughawillan Drama Troupe 

Aughawillan Drama Troupe is made up of enthusiastic amateur actors and volunteers from the parish who donate their time with no hope of personal financial gain.
Aughawillan Drama Troupe is not for profit and the money raised in the community goes back to the community.  Last year the money raised bought new stage curtains for the hall which benefits the whole community.

Ballinamore church newsletter

Ballinamore Masses :,  Mon 9am, Tue &Wed 7:30am,  Thurs 7pm, Fri 3pm (The Lords Passion),  Sat 8pm Vigil, Sun.11.30am.         

Aughnasheelin Masses:     Thurs 8pm,  Fri 5pm (The Lords Passion), Sun. 10am.
Deceased: We pray for the souls of Eileen Kavanagh nee Muldoon (sister of Ita Murphy) formerly of Aughnasheelin, whose funeral took place in Aughnasheelin on Wednesday, and Frank Heavey formerly of Willowfield whose funeral took place in New York on Thursday.  Our thought & prayers are with their families.
Holy Week and Easter in Oughteragh Parish.
Holy Thursday: 11.30 am:  Chrism Mass in Cathedral, all are welcome to attend.
7-00pm : Mass of the Lords Supper in Ballinamore.
Adoration : after mass until 11pm
8-00pm : Mass of the Lords Supper in Aughnasheelin.
Adoration : after mass until 11pm
Good Friday:    12 noon Stations of The Cross  in Oughteragh Cemetery
3pm.: Celebration of the Lords Passion in Ballinamore.
5pm : Celebration of the Lords Passion in Aughnasheelin.
Holy Saturday: 8-00pm Easter Vigil In Ballinamore.
Easter Sunday:10am: Mass in Aughnasheelin, 11-30: Mass in Ballinamore.
Confessions for Easter:
Ballinamore :Penitential Service with visiting priests on Palm Sunday at 6 pm.&Holy Saturday 12 noon
Ballyconnell : Penitential Service with visiting priests on Palm Sunday at 7:30 pm.
Aughnasheelin: Confessions on Tuesday Mar 22nd  at 8pm.

Ballinamore Tidy Towns

Are holding their Annual Spring Clean on Good Friday at 11am.  We will be meeting in the Super Valu car park, please bring gloves.  Super Valu are the National sponsors of Tidy Towns. We would like to thank all the volunteers who turn up to help.  Also a big thank you to Michael McGovern, manager of Super Valu who always provides refreshments to all the volunteers.  Litter is visible on all our roads since the hedge cutting has taken place and dumping is unbelievable. If you want to have help on a stretch of road, let us know

Aughawillan Poker Classic

A Classic Poker will be held in Aughawillan Hall this Friday 25th March at 10pm.  Registration €30 rebuys €5.  Over €1000 in prises.  All welcome.

What a great little town...

An estimated 400 people turned up to see the parade this year...and what a fab day the sun shining and so were the people.. Thank you all so much for attending and entering, a great effort by all.. Thank you to all the helpers on the day musicians , dancers, singers , stewards St Patrick, Garda, judges and setter uppers... well done to all the winners great work done by everyone.... Anyone who would like to get involved in the celebrations for next year please give Dawn  or David a shout we welcome all help.. Next occasion in town is the Easter Spraoi so get your selves ready for that... Once again thank you 

St Patrick’s Day Parade

I think I speak for everyone in Ballinamore and surrounding areas in praising Dawn and her hard working helpers for all their dedicated labour in pulling off one of the best parades so far, the weather helped of course, and also thanks to all the floats and business who took part for a most enjoyable day.

Leitrim Ladies GAA Fundraiser

Folks Leitrim Ladies are hosting a monster bingo night in the Landmark Hotel on Friday the 25th of March (Good Friday) at 20:00. Lots of prizes on offer and a jackpot of €1000, promises to be a great night !!

Aughawillan Drama Troupe

Are proud to announce two extra night’s performance on the 8th and 9th of April at 8.30 pm in Aughawillan Hall, Co Leitrim.  "Mother Knows Best" by Jimmy Keary is a three act comedy which was performed to roars of laughter and due to public demand we are delighted to entertain you again.  There is no need to book and admission is €10.00.  Please turn up early to avoid disappointment.  Listen out for Aughawillan Drama in the community notices Shannon Side Northern Sound and like us on facebook at Aughawillan Drama.

A special thank you on behalf of Group 306

to all who so generously supported the IHCPT Church Gate Collection on the weekend of the 30th - 31st January. The total raised was €580.00.  The IHCPT are eternally grateful & would like to assure you that your monies will now go towards allowing a young person with special needs to enjoy a week in Lourdes they will never forget.  Their memories will be cherished forever more.  Thank you again & please do not hesitate to log on to http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com/ to find out more information about your local charity, Erin Moran.

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

New Classes Week Starting 4th of April
There are limited places still available for an Information and Communication Technology Skills Class (QQI level 4), an award in General Learning Class (QQI level 3), Start and Grow Your Own Business (QQI level 5) an introduction to using the Internet (QQI Level 3) and an Introduction to Container Gardening and Garden Planning. Courses are funded by Sligo Mayo Leitrim ETB. For more information or to book a place contact Michael on 0719641577, 087 6177071 or mbruen@drumshanboenterprise.ie

Easter in Ballinamore Library

Calling all children: Borrow a book. Your name goes in the hat. Draw for Easter egg will take place on Thursday 24th March at 5pm. Easter Holidays. Please note Ballinamore Library will be closed on Friday 25th March, Saturday 26th March and Monday 28th March.  Reopening at 10am Tuesday 29th March

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

A book of condolences has been opened for the late Frank Heavy can be signed in the Pairc and at Smiths funeral director’s high street Ballinamore. The books of condolence will be opened till Monday 21st of March

Leitrim Ladies Fundraiser

Folks Leitrim Ladies are hosting a monster bingo night in the Landmark Hotel on Friday the 25th of March (Good Friday) at 20:00. Lots of prizes on offer and a jackpot of €1000, promises to be a great night !!

Bake sale for Aughawillan GAA

Bake Sale in support of Aughawillan Gaa 
Easter Sunday, March 27th. After mass in Aughawillan. 
Please support. 

Red hurley

Leitrim’s Lions Club presents an evening of Gospel and inspirational songs with Red Hurley in St. Mary’s church ,Annaduff on Sunday april 10th at 5.30pm. with Annaduff  choir as artists on the night.  Proceeds in aid of Annaduff/Drumsna church restoration fund and St Ciaran’s day services Carrick-on-Shannon. Tickets @Mulveys newsagents Carrick or  call 087 9299333.

Ballinamore Bridge Club

Resumes on the 31st March at 7.30pm.  looking forward to seeing all players.

Ballinamore.ie

Don’t forget our local website, it is filled with pictures, information and upcoming events, anyone wishing to put information on the site email Deborah at deborahdoran@gmail.com.    The local Ballinamore news is updated every week, so keep abreast of events and tell your friends and relations (home and away) to keep up with what’s happening in Ballinamore.

Women’s Group

A trip to the dogs in Mullingar  on Saturday the 14th May has been by organized by  Ballinamore women’s group. Cost is 60 euro .A deposit of 20 euro must be paid on or before 20 March to book a place.

Enquiries to 0876327959 or any member of the group.

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 Easter Spraoi

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS!!..

Come join us for this year’s Easter Spraoi from 26th -28th March.

Action packed weekend, Starting with the "Exploration Dome"..see the planets and the stars!!...Lego workshop on Saturday, Cake making workshop, Fishing workshop, Craft Market, Minnie Farmyard Zoo, Sewing workshop, Rivermania Canoeing, Raft Challenge, Easter Egg hunts, The Party Bees and much much more..full programes available

Starts 10 am Easter Saturday. Don’t miss out on the workshops booking essential for some!
And for the adults a top class menu of entertainment in the pubs every night.

The Collected Stories by John McGahern

John McGahern was arguably Leitrim’s most famous and important novelist. He received many honours, including the Irish-American Foundation award, the Irish Times/Aer Lingus fiction prize and an honorary doctorate from Trinity College Dublin.  Some of his best known works include The Barracks, Amongst Women, That They May Face the Rising Sun and Memoir. McGahern also wrote plays for radio, including Sinclair in 1971; and for television, including Swallows in 1975 and The Rockingham Shoot in 1987. His stage play The Power of Darkness adapted by Tolstoy was produced by the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 1991. His short stories, collected in one volume in 1992, are incisive portraits of pastoral psychology. One, Korea, became a feature film, directed by Cathal Black in 1995.

John McGahern died on March 30th 2006 and we are now approaching the tenth anniversary of his passing.  In Honour of John McGahern, the selected ‘Item of the Month’ at Ballinamore Library is The Collected Stories. This book has been signed by the author and will be on display throughout the month of March.  Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 - 5.30; Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 8; Saturday 10 – 5, daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Co Leitrim Fleadh Cheoil

Will be held in Drumshanbo on 15th, 16th, 17th of April. Closing date for entries is 23rd of March, Please contact 0872992449 for more info. 

Family Carers Ireland

are providing the QQI Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care module in Ballinamore in March 2016, this training will be provided one day a week for five weeks per module from 9.30am to 4.30pm.  To express an interest and for more info contact 05793 70221.

Darts

Results from round three of the League Cup Competition.  McGirl’s (7) –Bank Bar (2) – Jackie’s (6) – Poor Scholar (3) – Commercial (5) – Abbey Bar (4). The points total to date after three rounds

McGirl’s have (20) pts – Bank Bar and The Poor Scholar (14) pts each, in second place.  Abbey Bar are third place with (12) pts, Jackie’s have (11) pts in fourth, and The Commercial have (10) pts.  No games next Friday (Good Friday) next games on Friday night the first of April.

Darts

Results from round three of the League Cup Competition.  McGirl’s (7) –Bank Bar (2) – Jackie’s (6) – Poor Scholar (3) – Commercial (5) – Abbey Bar (4).  The points total to date after three rounds
McGirl’s have (20) pts – Bank Bar and The Poor Scholar (14) pts each, in second place.  Abbey Bar are third place with (12) pts, Jackie’s have (11) pts in fourth, and The Commercial have (10) pts.  No games next Friday (Good Friday) next games on Friday night the first of April.

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