8th June 2016

30 June 2016

Leitrim Astronomy Club

The next meeting of the new Leitrim Astronomy Club will be held on Thursday, June 9 in Ballinamore Library at 7pm.  This will be a Beginner's Lecture/Presentation by Irish Federation of Astronomical Societies former chair Seanie Morris. He is also secretary of the Midlands Astronomy Club out of Tullamore, Co. Offaly.  It was hoped to have Seanie there in person but this time unfortunately he could not make it. However, he will give his presentation online via the library's big screen.  Everyone welcome to come along.

The AGM for Ballinamore Childcare LTD

Will take place on the 21st of June at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Ballinamore Childcare is run by a voluntary board of directors and if anyone is interested in joining please contact Sandra on 0719644904 or ballinamorechildcare@gmail.com.

Church Notes

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

Aughnasheelin Masses:     Wed 9am, Fri 8pm Mass , Sun. 10am.

CONFESSIONS : 11.00am-5.00pm in the Chapel of Reconciliation


World Meeting of Families: In 1994, St. John Paul II asked the Pontifical Council for the Family to establish the World Meeting of Families as an international event of prayer, catechesis and celebration, drawing participants from around the globe. It seeks to straighten the bonds between families and to dear witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family for all of society. Since then meetings have been held in such locations as Rome, Manila, Milan and now in Dublin in 2018. The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference will be holding three national Sunday collections over the coming year to go towards the costs of holding this event, and thank you for your generosity.

Church Parking:

Please avoid double parking when attending Church. This has resulted in some people not being able to move their vehicles & others not being able to access their entrances.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock. Final Reminder.

All bookings must be in by Friday 10th June.

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, Bus will leave Ballinamore at 10am on the Sunday morning,  Programme for the day is –

Arrival 12pm.


Depart to Home – 5pm

Booking Contact details - Mary Corby at 071 9645011 / 087 7541234 or Thomas Kelly at 071 9644800 or  087 9610911. 

Why not come along and have a look at the Shrine’s massively revamped Basilica, The refurbishment of Our Lady’s Basilica, which can accommodate some 10,000 people, is part of a wide-ranging plan, called ‘Witness to Hope’, aimed at raising the profile of the Marian Shrine in Ireland and internationally to attract 21st century pilgrims to the holy site.

Relics of St Oliver Plunkett 

will visit the chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on Tuesday 7 June next.  The relics will arrive at the centre at 10:00a.m. and will be available for veneration until 10:00p.m. There will be a lunchtime Mass in the chapel at 1:15p.m. for those doing examinations.  There will also be Mass celebrated at 5:45p.m. and 8:00p.m.  Confessions from 12 noon to 1:00p.m.; 4:30p.m. to  5:30p.m.; and 6:30p.m. to 7:45p.m.   For further information, please ring the Centre on 049 4375004.

Team Leaders and Collectors Required

Barnardos Children’s Charity is looking for volunteers to help collect funds during our national collection day “Buckets for Barnardos” taking place on Friday September 16th. Volunteers can either help with an organised bag pack, or join us on the streets shaking buckets in locations throughout Cavan. All money raised on the day will help disadvantaged children and their families in communities around Ireland. Every hour of your time counts so please give what you can. To get involved please contact Mary on 1850 217 217 or email buckets@barnardos.ie

United Christian Aid  

Is once again appealing for clothes for families & orphanages in Moldova. Any kind of wearable clothing, men’s / women’s / children’s . Bed wear, nappies, soft toys . In need of Communion & Wedding Dresses

Collection will take place at O’Brien’s Sports Shop Ballinamore, Saturday 18th June 2016. From 11am to 4pm only

For further information please ring Lily O’Brien on 071 9644043

B Pro Heart Testing at The Nature Trail Health Shop, Ballinamore

on Saturday 11th June. This non invasive test could save your life. Trained technician in store. Cost of test 25.00 Euro. Booking essential. Please contact 0879766738 or 0719631818 for appointment.

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.

Women’s Group

A weekend trip to Cork staying in the Silver Springs Hotel from 7th October to the 10th Friday to Monday is been organized by Ballinamore womens group.Cost including transport accommodation and meals is 305 euro.

Booking must be made before 22nd June.Enqueries to 0876327959.

Ballinamore Musical Society

Copies of this years Musical Drama 'Erin go Bragh' (1916 tribute) are still available in various outlets in town. (SuperValu, Murphys, The Nature Trail and Smiths). The show was an outstanding success last February and any visitors who may not have seen it then can now purchase a copy of the DVD and enjoy it at their leisure. (Cost is only €10)

QQI Level 5 Computer Applications Course at Mohill Computer Training

Improve your employment prospects and gain 400 CAO points. Join an innovative and progressive course that will prepare you for a future career in technology. And the bonus is that training allowances are payable toeligibleparticipants.   Phone 071 9632024 for an application form.

The AGM for Ballinamore Childcare LTD

will take place on the 21st of June at 8.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Ballinamore Childcare is run by a voluntary board of directors and if anyone is interested in joining please contact Sandra on 0719644904 or ballinamorechildcare@gmail.com.

We are delighted that NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland)

in partnership with Tesco will be running a Nation Bag Pack all across Ireland the 18th of June to raise vital funds for NCBI Services.

We need extra Volunteers to help cover this event. If you can spare an hour or two on the 18th please contact one of the following people;Amie- 01 8307033, Finbarr- 086 8282643,Rachel -086 0526301,Caroline -087 1394329

Ballinamore Parent  & Toddler

Situated in Ballinamore Library (our new venue!) 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

Dawns Art Camp

8 years running and still going strong... Dawns Art Camp will start on Tuesday the 28 th June till Fri 1st July.. Junior camp   1st to 3 rd class. From 9:30 - 12 and Senior camp 4th 6 th at 1- 3:30.. This may change due to interest in senior camp.. Lots of making , sticking, building, colouring and fun things to do.. So get in there fast.. Numbers are limited..for more information  Contact Dawn at 086- 3115647

National Learning Network, Carrick on Shannon

has a number of vacancies on our Employer Based Training course, 12 month duration, offering FETAC certification and work placements in a range of sectors with ongoing coordinator support  and good  employment opportunities.  Candidates must be over 16yrs and registered with Department of Social Protection.  For more information contact  Noel at 086-2481383 or www.nln.ie

Percy for Dublin

The County Leitrim Percy French Society is returning to perform in the National Concert Hall Dublin on Wed 15th June 2016 at 8pm. A bus will leave Ballinamore, Mohill etc. to Dublin so if anyone is interested in travelling, please contact Mary on 0892343967.Return trip on the bus only €10. Tickets for the show must be booked directly with the National Concert Hall. Booking is advised as soon as possible. The group will be making a donation to the Leitrim G.A.A Supporters Club in Dublin. National Concert Hall details are Tel: 014170000 or Box Office www.nch.ie

Traditional Music sessions

starting in Shortt’s Heritage Bar this Sunday evening from 6 to 9 pm and every following Sunday.  All welcome.

Dance Camps

with a combination of Solo Dancing Ceili Riverdance Fitness and Fun.Classes given by Lucia Rafter TCRG NCEHS and Former Riverdance Performer.Venues and Dates as follows. Butlersbridge July 4th-8th.Cootehill July 11th-15th.Killygarry July 18th-22nd. Shercock August 1st-5th.Bunnoe August 9th-13th.Butlersbridge August 15th-19th.For more information and to book a place please contact Lucia on 0857842261 or PM on Facebook.                            

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Viral Lotto

We are not sure who created the recent viral sensation for our local Lotto that was shown on the don’t follow the bucket Facebook page and can be viewed on our own. The hilarious video has been viewed 17,000 times now and has been featured in the national press, radio and on a large number of websites who have all commented on the remarkable and innovative approach by the creators in getting the message out there about our Lotto.  The coverage has led to a 40% increase in our online sales and at a time where every entry is so important to help raise funds for the club this has been a big help and we would just like to pass on our thanks to those responsible. Don’t forget you can do your part and enter at LocalLotto.ie

Underage Blitz

Thanks to all the mentors, players, referees, guardians and players that took part in Saturdays underage blitz against St Mary's Carrick. It was a great morning and was enjoyed by all. Please see our Facebook page for updates in regards to this Saturdays blitz

SUPERVALUE support your Local Club

Folks don't forget the great support on offer from Supervalue Ballinamore to underage GAA in the Ballinamore areas – every time you spend over €40 if you place your receipt in the box provided at the till and once there is 2000 receipts there will be a free kit for one of our underage teams. Big thank you to Michael and all the staff at Supervalue for the initiative


ACL Division 1: Ballinamore SOH versus Gortletteragh, 1900 Saturday in Gortletteragh

ACL Division 2: Ballinamore SOH versus Mohill, 1200 Sunday in Ballinamore

Under 8 & Under 10 Blitz on this Saturday time and details to follow and can be viewed on our Facebook page

Money Found

There was a small sum of money found on Monday in the Park. Could the owner please contact Alan Banks to claim it.

Club Lotto Monday 30th of May  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: 3,2,4,6,0,5,7,1
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche: House Draw: Philip McHugh
Kindly sponsored: Ollie Moran  €40 an duine: Brian Breen, Samuel and Oran Dolan, C/o Mona Creamer, Alan O Bruachain, Willowfield road. Eugene Banks, C/O Alan Banks

Co. Leitrim Citizens Information

Service offers free and confidential Information  & advice on  Government Schemes and Services such as  Pensions; Medical Cards; Income Tax;  Employment; Social Welfare etc. We provide a weekly Outreach Clinic every Monday at the Drumshanbo Health Centre from 3pm-4:30pm The Carrick-on-Shannon Centre is open daily, Monday-Friday: 9:30am-12:30pm & 1:30pm-4:30pm.  For further Information you can us at: 0761 07 5670 or email leitrim@citinfo.ie

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