11th May 2016

9 May 2016


The final of the League Cup Competition was played last Friday night in Ossie’s, it was a week late taking place, I missed the game myself, but from what I was told it was worth waiting the extra week for.  It was a cracking final going all the way to the last game of nine, McGirl’s winning it by (5) games to four.  Best for winners were Michael McGirl, Enda Lyons, Damien McGovern, Eamon Benison and Jimmy Walsh.  Rest of McGirl’s team Shane O’Neill, Gerry Mahon, Tony McHugh, Greg McGovern, Andy Ralph, Eugene Maguire, Barney McAdam.  For the runners up Michael Hearty, Wayne Roberts, Ian Flynn and Evan Gallagher, played very well, rest of the Poor Scholar team Charlie O’Donnell, Connor Flynn, Ciaran Hearty, John Christy, David McCabe, John Curry, Ollie Gallagher, Pauric Gallagher.  Thanks to everyone who supported our raffle, thanks to Ossie for sponsorship and refreshments.  Thanks to the markers and all who helped in any way.  That’s the darts over for another season; hope to see everyone back on the oche in October

Vintage Day

South Leitrim -West Cavan Vintage Club.. Vintage and Family Day Sunday JUNE 5th @ 12pm at  St Felims. in aid of 2 charities. (Cancer Care West and My Canine Companion). Usual attractions, Farmall,    International display, Raffle for valuable prizes, Kids entertainment, A great day out for all. Please Support.

Seamus O’Rourke in partnership with Aughawillan GAA

are proud to announce “Danger Money”  a comedy and one man play written By John McManus.  This fantastic play will be performed in Aughawillan Parish Hall on Friday May 27th 2016 at 8.30 sharp. Tickets €10.00 no need to book tickets available at the door.  Please come early to avoid disappointment.

Church News

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.

Padre Pio Healing Mass As part of our Year of Mercy celebrations, 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.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.
Youth 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th July 2016.   This is a four day celebration of faith for young people aged 16-35. There is an action packed programme of inspiring talks, workshops, testimonies, prayer, music,  drama and much more.   The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from all around Ireland.  For more info and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690
Evenings of Prayer and Formation for Ministers of Holy Communion: Thursday 19 May 2016 - St. Clare’s National School, Manorhamilton with Fr. Joseph Bulman OP, Holy Cross Friary, Sligo and Wednesday 25 May 2016 - Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, with Fr. Michael Mc Grath, CC Longford.  7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. each evening.  Subscription - €5, please.  All Ministers of Holy Communion are invited to attend

What’s on in Ballinamore Library?

Tuesdays at 7pm movie nights continue with admission free and all welcome. Feel free to bring along your popcorn. For details of movies contact the library at 071 9645566

Wednesday 11th at 3pm Brian Leyden reads from his newly published novel “Summer of ‘63” with free admission and all welcome. Light refreshments served.

Thursday 12th at 7pm The Sky at Night. A sky at night club is being set up in South Leitrim with the first meeting taking place in Ballinamore library on Thursday evening next. To find out more come along on the evening everyone is welcome.

Monday 16th May at 8pm “Leitrim’s Hedgerows – Past, Present and Future”. A presentation by Neil Foulkes on the history, value and quality of Leitrim’s hedgerows. Free admission.  All welcome.

Seán Mac Diarmada commemoration at Ballinamore Library

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the execution of our most famous ‘Leitrim Son’, Seán Mac Diarmada, why not visit Ballinamore Library on Thursday 12th May. A short documentary film about Mac Diarmada, lasting 45 minutes will be repeatedly shown on the large screen between 3 and 6 pm.  

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.”

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).

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

The trip to the dogs takes place on Saturday 14th May. Bus leaves the square Ballinamore at five thirty for Mullingar. All travelling are asked to be on time.

National Children's Hospital

For those who have concerns as to whether the St James's Hospital Campus is the best location for the New National Children's Hospital, visit www.connollyforkidshospital.com.  You are invited to review the website and, if you agree, to sign a petition which is available to print or sign online and spread the word. End

Exclusive Ladies evening in aid of North West Hospice

on Saturday 11th June 2016 at 7 pm in Glenview Country House (Kennedy’s) Aghoo, Ballinamore. Limited tickets are available, price €50. Contact Orla on 086 0526324, Dolores on 087 7434026 or Myra on 086 8983567 for further details. Please support this worthy cause."

Tidy Towns

A big thank you to everyone who helped with the Good Friday spring clean.  We picked up forty three bags of rubbish, mostly on the approach roads, which tells its own story.  Thank you to the Aughawillan men who came out to help us on the Ballinamore to Allertons section that we decided to pick up litter on.  Thanks to Michael McGovern and the SuperValu team for the refreshments after the litter pick up.  Our AGM will take place on Thursday 12 May at 8pm in Smyths Siopa ol.  The usual fun filled evening is promised. Every one welcome.

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.

Monaghan Institute Open Evening

Thursday 19th May 2016, 4pm- 7pm at Monaghan Education Campus, Armagh Road, Monaghan. Information available on 2016/17 courses. For further details or to apply on line visit www.monaghaninstitute.ie / Tel 047-84900.

Sean O’Heslin

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

Tanagh Adventure Summer Camps

now open. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information or download the application form from www.tanaghoutdooreducation.comFREE transport from local pick up points & FREE T-shirt

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