4th May 2016

6 May 2016

Multiple Sclerosis Leitrim Branch

Would like to thank people who so kindly supported our recent Church Gate Collection.  And a very special thanks to the generous people who gave their time to this collection.  A sum of approximately €1150 was collected.  Many thanks to everyone in these areas.

Whilst Drive

The monthly whist drive in Ballinamore Community centre takes place on next Thursday 5th May starting at 9pm, we are calling on all card players to please come along and support There will be wonderful prizes and tea and refreshments at half time. So why not come along, bring a friend and enjoy a good night. All Welcome,

Church Newsletter

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

Aughnasheelin Masses:     Wed 9am, Fri 8pm , Sun. 10am.
Recent Deaths: We pray for the soul of William (Willie) Winters, Willowfield Rd who died Thursday. Funeral Mass 4pm on Sunday. We pray for Brian McGourty, Drumshanbo (brother of Pat Joe Church St), funeral Mass Sat 2pm. Our thought & prayers are with their families.
Baptism: We welcome Erica Harriette O’Rourke into our Church Community as she received the sacrament of Baptism on the 23rd April. Congratulations to her parents.
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock.
The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock led by Bishop Leo will take place on Sunday June 19th  . The Parish Pastoral Area are going to run a bus for all  those who wish to attend from the 4 parishes. The subsidised cost will be €5 per person, so if you would like to be part of the Pilgrimage and take this opportunity to visit Knock , our National Marian Shrine, please keep this date in mind, Contact details and further arrangements will be advertised in the parish newsletters in the coming weeks.

The Annual 5K / 10K May Walk Run

or Roll in aid of Cancer Research and North West Hospice will take place in Aughnasheelin on Sunday May 29th 2016 commencing at 1 p.m. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

An important Information Meeting For All Cattle & Sheep Farmers

organised by Leitrim West Cavan Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) will be held In Glangevlin Hall on Wednesday 4th May, 9pm sharp.  Speakers Will include:Brendan Joyce-Livestock Chair, Colm O’Donnell -CAP Chair & John Sheridan-SDA Farmers Group NI. Everyone Welcome Any queries contact Gerry at 087 9839629

Family Carers Ireland

are providing the QQI Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care module in 02/06/2016 in Ballinamore.  This is one of the Elective  modules off the Full QQI Healthcare Award.    For more info contact our training department on 0579370221.

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre

We are currently taking names for an Introduction to Container Gardening and Garden Planning course. The classes will be on Tuesdays from 10am until 2pm for five weeks.  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

Aughawillan 5km Run/Jog/ Walk:  

On Monday 2nd May at 1pm. With spring in the air why not start your summer fitness regime with this timed event, changing and shower facilities available. Registration at Aughawillan Football Field from 11.45am to 12.45pm. Adults €10, Students/U16 €5, Family €20. Refreshments will be served. We would encourage all of our extended communities to join us in this exhilarating Run / Jog / Walk.  

FREE Exhibition at Mohill Enterprise Centre

Mohill Enterprise Centre together with Leitrim County Council Arts Office and Local Enterprise Office Leitrim invite you to the opening of 'Methodos Techne' 6pm-8pm, Thursday 5th May Mohill Enterprise Centre, Mohill. This exhibition is the culmination of the 2015/16 Spark Programme at Mohill Enterprise Centre where artist and designer Leo Scarff has been resident over the last six months.

Amelia Chambers reads from her new novel Reprehensible at Ballinamore Library

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. If you would like to receive support, please contact Family Carers Ireland at 071 9143123 or 087 8188716 for more information.”

A 5km charity walk in aid of Pieta House,

the suicide and self-harm crisis centre, will take place on the morning of Saturday 7th May in Cavan town.  The walk will begin at 4.15am in the morning at the Equestrian Centre,Latt, Cavan. The theme is 'Darkness into Light' so the walk begins before dawn and is timed to finish as the sun comes up. Anyone wishing to attend the walk can register online at http://dil.pieta.ie/ or we will be holding Registration events at the The Riverfront, Virgina on Thursday 28th April from 7pm to 9pm, or on Market Square, Cavan on Thursday 5th May from 5pm to 8pm. Alternatively, registrations can be taken on the morning of the walk but please come early because we're expecting a large crowd.  If anyone would like any further information on this event, you can contact Claire at 086 8110103, Majella at 085 152 3486 or check our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/DiLCavan

Ladies Night Out:

Shop*Pamper*Eat*Drink*Mingle*Laugh* Interested in a night out with friends and cocktails, looking forward to the summer and want some inspiration. Join us in a Ladies Night in the Poor Scholar, Ballinamore on Saturday 7th May at  8pm. Tickets are €10, available from Helena Mc Govern, Corlough, Ann Regan, Ballinamore, Antoinette Moran, Aughnasheelin, Mary Farrell Quinn, Aughawillan & Tracy Mc Tague, Corraleehan. Raffle on the night, including SPA vouchers for the Slieve Russell Hotel, Kilronan Castle and a Cara Pharmacy Hamper & Live Entertainment. Proceeds to Aughawillan GAA.

The Alzheimer Café will be open next Wednesday 27th of April

from 11am to 12.30pm in Castlemanor Community Centre, Drumlee, Cavan. The Cafe is open the last Wednesday of every month.It is a safe relaxed place where people with dementia, their families, health & social care professionals can come togather for a unique blend of  education and support. For more information contact Claire ph. 0879002603

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.

Lakelands Angling Club Ballinamore

Press Release : 12th April 2016    
Junior Angling Club

We would like to announce the formation of a brand new Junior Angling Club based in the Ballinamore area, the ethos behind the club is to get youngsters away from the TV and games boxes and into the outdoors to be taught how to fish and learn about the wonderful environment we  live in
The club is affiliated to the National Coarse Fishing Federation of Ireland and is a designated hub with the Angling For Youth Development initiative, which provides all the tackle required to get the youngsters started. We have qualified Garda vetted male and female coaches that aim to provide a safe and fun place to learn.
The club is also open for memberships for adults (male and female) that already enjoy angling or would like to get into angling with coaching and friendly competitions on offer.
For further details of future events  go to our Facebook page Lakelands Angling or contact Nick Richards  (ACI Coach and Club Secretary) 0867315227 or Mary Tigwell (ACI Coach and Club Children’s Officer).

Ballinamore Library Events

Film/Movie Evenings each Tuesday at 7pm. Admission free and all welcome.  Details of weekly films available by contacting the Library at 071 9645566.
Shakespeare 400. To coincide with the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare on April 23, 1616, the library has on display a small exhibition on Shakespeare and also a display of some of his works.
The I.C.A Taispeántas Sean Fhocal Exhibition will be on display from April 22 to May 14 during Library opening hours: Mon. Wed and Fri 10-1.30, 2.30-5.30pm Tue and Thurs 10-1.30, 2.30-8pm. Sat 10-1.30, 2.30-5pm

Job Seeking Skills Course

County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in The Enterprise Centre, Ballinamore starting on Tuesday 3rd May and running for four weeks. This course covers all aspects of job seeking and basic computer skills.  An attendance allowance is available to participants on this programme. If you would like to reserve a place or require any further information, please contact Martina or Mary at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770/ 086 0306565 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie

Padre Pio Healing Mass 

You are warmly invited by our parish community to join with us for a Padre Pio Healing Mass in Saint Patrick's Church, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim on Wednesday 25th May at 7.00pm.
The Celebrant will be Fr. Sean Kelly, Capuchin Priest from Raheny and a native of Ballinamore. Also in attendance will be Br. Nicola from the Friary in San Giovani Rotondo where Padre Pio spent most of his priestly life until his death in 1968.
Pope Francis asked for the remains of Padre Pio to be brought to the Vatican in February as part of the celebrations for this Jubilee Year of Mercy such was the dedication of this great Capuchin Saint in the many hours he spent in the confessional.
Many healings have been attributed to the intercession of Saint Pio and large crowds always attend the healing Masses dedicated to his life. Blessings will take place after Mass with the relics of Saint Pio, i.e. his mittens that he wore to cover the wounds of the stigmata which he had for 50 years.  Everyone is welcome.

Commemorative Mass

A very special commemorative Mass will be offered, in The Church of the Sacred Heart  Arbour Hill ( Church of the Defence Forces) for Sean Mc Dermott & for Tom Clarke on May 12th at 6.30 pm, the exact date that Sean Mc Dermott was executed in May 1916. Father Tom Colreavy will  celebrate the Mass.  Any queries concerning the mass you can contact Gerry directly on 087 2564110

Suicide Prevention Action Plan

The HSE, in partnership with local community and voluntary groups, is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Leitrim. We want the people of Leitrim to have your say on what can be done to reduce the number of deaths by suicide in your county. There will be an open meeting in Ballinamore Community Centre, on Wednesday 4th May at 8.00pm. Please attend and let's all work together to improve mental health and reduce suicide in Leitrim.

Jiving lessons

in The Standing Stone function Room for 4 weeks commencing Wednesday 4th May at 9pm .For further information contact Colin Butler dance teacher 0877660470 .Everyone Welcome

Seán Mac Diarmada Travelling Suitcase at Ballinamore Library

In recent weeks we have all been immersed in the events of 1916 and in Leitrim we are doing much to commemorate the Rising and to honour our most famous son, Seán Mac Diarmada. In 2008 the Adam’s and Mealy’s auctioneers combined to hold a large ‘Independence’ auction of historic memorabilia.  This was held in the Adam’s auction house on Stephen’s Green, Dublin on the 15th April 2008. A very glossy catalogue was produced and there were over 700 items to go under the hammer.  Among them were a number of artefacts in relation to Seán Mac Diarmada, mostly notably, his small leather travelling case which he used while travelling the country to various meetings.  Mary Conefrey from the County Library attended the auction on behalf of Leitrim County Council with a particular brief.  Bidding was both keen and brisk but in the end a number of artefacts were bought including Mac Diarmada travelling suitcase. This exhibit is now on display in Ballinamore Library throughout April as it features as the ‘Item of the Month’. Everyone is invited to visit the Library to see this item.  Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 - 5.30; Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 8; Saturday 10 – 5, daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Quiz Night in aid of Amanda's TREC World Championship Dream!

Amanda needs to raise a large amount of money to fund the cost of getting her horse Abbey & herself to Spain for the World Championships in August. All proceeds will go towards the cost of the trip.
Table Quiz to take place in Coxes Steakhouse in Dromad on May 6th at 9.30pm.
Table of 4 Adults - €40, 4 Children - €20
There is a mega raffle on the night too, some great prizes!

Clothes Recycling Collection

Scoil Naisunta Bhrid Naofa, Ballinamore, Parents Association are having a Clothes Collection on Monday 9th May. Clothes can be dropped off to the senior girls school (P.E Room) on: Sunday 8th May between 5-6pm or Monday 9th May between 9-9.30am. Thank you for your Support

Women’s Group

A meeting of Ballinamore women’s group takes place on Wednesday 4th May at 8pm.  Remainder of money due for trip to the dogs must be paid at the meeting. A guest speaker will attend.  All members are requested to  come to this meeting.

Amelia Chambers reads from her new novel Reprehensible

Amelia Chambers lives near Kinlough and has kindly agreed to do a reading from Reprehensible in Ballinamore Library.  She will give an insight into the main character, Cassie Foxwood, who would live a reasonably quiet existence, if it were not for two people in her life. A dowager aunt who requests she discover the truth about her granddaughter’s new fiancé, and her best friend, Daisy, who needs assistance when her nine year old son is caught with unsavoury contents in his schoolbag. To meet Amelia and to hear more about Cassie’s adventures, you are warmly welcomed to Ballinamore Library on Saturday May 7th at 11am and do please bring a friend.

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Club Lotto Monday 25th of April  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: 0, 3, 7, 2, 6, 5, 4, 1

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: Aodhan Mac Samhrain

Kindly sponsored: Gerry Farry

€40 an duine: Brendan Beirne, Foxfield; Criostoir Mac Condubh, Church St; Rosaleen McTague, Stroke; Andy Ralph, Ballinamore.

Next Weeks’ draw takes place on Monday night in Priors. Pota Oir €12,600.

The Leitrim Sky at Night

Would you like to explore the clear Leitrim night-sky in search of Planets, Stars, Galaxies .. etc., well then come along to the Ballinamore Library on ThursdayMay 12th @ 7pm as a Sky at Night Club is being set up. All are welcome.
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