30th March 2016

25 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 Daffodil Day

The Co-Ordinators of Ballinamore Daffodil Day wish to thank all who contributed to the annual collection held on 11th and 12th March. A special word of Thanks to all the volunteers who sold the daffodils and the local businesses who facilitated them on their premises. The total raised in Ballinamore was €5745.

Free Computer Course

Free Computer Course Starting in Ballinamore,  available to anyone who is working full or part time and self employed including farmers. The course will cover the Internet, Email,  Microsoft Word and Spreadsheets . The course will run 3 hours a week for a period of 12 weeks. Please contact Niamh on 086 0779362 for more details.

Spring 2016 Training Courses

April 24     Creating a Cut Flower Garden

May 15       Introduction to Designing a Cottage Garden

Courses at Leitrim Flowers are informative, enjoyable and interactive. Our 35 years’ horticultural and landscaping experience, along with our environmental awareness and knowledge of Irish wildlife, mean that the time spent at Leitrim Flowersis practical and enjoyable.

All courses are held on a Sunday - starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm - and cost E65, which includes tea/coffee and scones on arrival and a home-cooked lunch.

Courses are held in a restored cottage on our land where we have created a cottage garden that we use specifically for training courses. The garden has been designed and planted so that it acts as a useful tool for courses. The plants (trees and bushes also) are perennial, cottage garden favourites and all can be cut and used for bunches, bouquets and floral arrangements.

Leitrim Flowers is based in Annaghnamaddoo, Kilnagross, Co. Leitrim, which is six miles from Carrick on Shannon and four miles from the N4. We are less than an hour from Sligo and an hour and three quarters from the M50.

Carrick on Shannon is an interesting town with a great array of hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, shops and bars. Situated on the Shannon and with a lovely marina, Carrick is a great place to spend a few days. Carrick is also very well served by bus and train connections.

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.

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.

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Beannachtaí na Cásca daoibh, to all our members and Friends
Ballinamore Children’s GAA training camp
Folks the club will be hosting a three day Gaelic training camp running from Tuesday 29th of March to Thursday 31st March, 10am to 2pm daily in the Pairc (Ballinamore)
The training camp is open to both boys and girls from 1st to 6th class and cost’s €20 per child
Please bring lunch, rain gear if necessary and a gum shield.
Assorted Fitness Classes
Getting fit and healthy is easy with our community fitness classes in Ballinamore
Ballinamore Community Centre Mon & Thurs at 8pm (Zumba & Toning)
Ballinamore GAA Gym Tues & Thurs at 11am (Aerobics & Circuits)
Ballinamore GAA Gym Wed 6.30pm (Aerobics & Circuits) & 7.30pm (Bums & Tums & upper arms toning)
Ballinamore GAA Gym Thurs at 10am social fitness class (easy exercises)
All welcome, for further information or booking contact 0879390980
Club Lotto Monday 21st  March 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, 7, 5, 6, 1, 4, 0, 3
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw €40: P S Mac Lochlann
Kindly sponsored: Gerry Mahon
€40 an duine: Patsy Creamer, Lahard. Walter Sharpley, Aughayowla. Margaret Maguire, Corramahon. Paddy Mc Gourty, Church St.

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

Ballinamore Bridge Club

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

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.

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.


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