29th June 2016

30 June 2016

Whist Drive – In Aid Of North West Hospice.  Calling All Card Players !!

The monthly whist drive in Ballinamore Community centre takes place on Thursday 7th July at 9pm and all proceeds are going to the North West Hospice, we are calling on all card players to please come along and support this worthy cause. There will be a great selection of wonderful prizes, including Hampers,€100 fuel voucher, and much more,   and tea and refreshments at half time. So why not come along, bring a friend and enjoy a good night while supporting the North West Hospice. All Welcome
Results from last whist drive.
top score – Aggie Owens 148
1st Lady – Myrtle 143 - €15
2nd Lady Ena Thompson 142 –€10
3rd Lady Shirley Pratt 140 €7
½ Time Lady Mary Flynn 74€5
longest sitting Lady Doreen Woods €5
1st Gent Larry Williams 147 €15
2nd Gent Eddie Fleming 145 €10
3rd Gent Margaret Johnston 140 €7
½ Time Gent John Maguire 72 - €5
longest sitting gent Ann Gorby

Celebrating Leitrim

Sunday July 31st promises to be a very special occasion with the “Celebrating Leitrim” function in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon.

The evening will commence with a gala dinner at 8pm followed by presentation of the “Stór” award to Cathal Flynn and Packy McGarty in recognition of their service to Leitrim. The Percy French Singers will provide the entertainment.

A book –“Leitrim Stór” will be launched by guest of honour Fr. Peter Burke.

Tickets for the event, at €25.00, available from Tommy Moran 086-8588031 and Mary McTiernan 087-2976226.

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.

Traditional Music sessions

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

Percy French Society

After their sell out show in the National Concert Hall, the Leitrim Percy French Society will perform in Breedagh Old School Carrigallen (where ‘Phil the Fluthers Ball’ was premiered) on Saturday July 2nd 8.30pm sharp! Percy French & Paddy Reilly will attend!

Summer Star Summer Reading Ballinamore Library.

The Summer Star Summer Reading initiative for children started in all libraries on Monday 20th June and will continue throughout the summer months finishing on September 3rd. There is still time to join, just call into the library for an entry form and further information.

Church News

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.
Recent deaths:Please remember Catherine Kelly (sister of Paddy King Knockacullion) whose funeral took place in Monasterevin on Saturday. May she rest in peace . Our sympathy to Paddy and her family.
Visitation of the Sick: The sick will be visited this Thursday in Aughnasheelin & Friday in Ballinamore Confessions:   Sat. After 11am mass, before and after Sat 7pm mass, anytime on request. Eucharistic Adoration every Friday from after 9am mass to 1.30pm. All welcome.
Annual Visitation and Blessing of Graves : will take place in Oughteragh cemetery on Sunday 14th August withmass at 2.30pm in cemetery and in Aughnasheelin on Sunday 31st  July with mass at 10am. Blessing of Graves follows mass.
Golden Jubilee
Congratulations to Fr Charles Heerey former Parish Priest of Oughteragh, who celebrated the  Golden Jubilee of his ordination to the priesthood on  Sunday last the 19th of June. A mass and a function will be held in Belturbet to mark this great occasion in his life on Friday 1st July. The mass begins at 8pm, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.          This will be a night of celebration also for Canon P.J Corrigan  former P.P of Belturbet who will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of his Ordination to the priesthood.  Congratulations and God’s blessing to both of them.  
Change of mass times: At a meeting on Monday last with representativesfrom the four Church areas of  Ballinamore, Aughnasheelin , Aughawillan and Corraleehan along with Fr.Sean it was agreed that the following arrangement re times for Weekend masses would apply from the 3rd /4th  of September 2016 until the 25th/26th of March 2017.
Vigil Masses on Saturdays : Aughawillan Church at 7pm, Aughnasheelin Church 8pm.
Masses on Sundays: Corraleehan Church 9.45am,  Ballinamore Church:11am.   
Weddings , baptisms and funerals will be celebrated in the church of one’s choice

Dawns Art Camp - last chance to be part of 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

Lahard Summercamp 18, 19, 20 July.

Arts/Crafts-Football-Soccer-Music-Games        Day Trip etc. 1 child €40. 2 children €70. 3 children €100. Contact Project Leader                    Pauline 0863777730. Registration Wed 29 8pm in Community Centre

Leitrim Heritage  CE Scheme

2 Positions available in Carrick on Shannon and Drumshanbo on Leitrim Heritage CE Scheme.                           Office administration in the Sliabh an Iarainn Visitor, Drumbshanbo.  Caretaker in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick on Shannon.  Contact Michelle Reynolds by emailing mreynold@leitrimcoco.ie or telephone 071 9620005 ext 526.

Ballinamore Outreach Service

Wednesday 12pm-1pm  Ballinamore Library
The aim of the Mohill Family Support Ballinamore Outreach Service is to facilitate and support individuals and their families in the community in becoming actively involved in identifying and meeting their social, personal and educational needs.  By doing this we hope to empower them to improve the quality of their lives.    Advice and support for individuals & families, Personal Development, Parent and Toddler Groups. If interested in any of the above services or activities please contact Laura Mc Hugh Community Development and Family Support Worker on 086 6035977.

Mohill Computer Training – Upcoming Courses

Improve your IT and creative skills at Mohill Computer Training. Our Part Time QQI Level 3 Introduction to Computers is starting 5th September. We have  a new Part Time QQI Level 5 Design Skills and Digital Fabrication starting on 16th September for 10 weeks. Our Full Time QQI Level 5 Computer Applications begin on 3rd October.And finally our Part Time QQI Level 4 Computer Course will start on 10th October. Apply now as places are limited. Call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie). All our courses are supported by MSLETB.

Social fitness class

There is a social fitness class taking place on Thursday at 10am in Ballinamore gaa gym. This class is fantastic for those who want to start exercising as its so importance to stay fit and healthy for both physical and mental health  "If you don't use it..you lose it" All welcome especially those who are retired and are looking to stay fit, healthy and social. For further information contact 0879390980


If you would like to hear about the new Peace IV programme and to suggest what issues should be addressed in Leitrim, a public meeting will be held in Standing Stone Hotel, Ballinamore on Thursday 23rd June at 8pm. All are welcome

The Youth 2000 Summer Festival

is a Catholic event for 18 - 35 year olds which will be taking place from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th July 2016 at the Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. This is a brilliant weekend where you can learn about your Faith and meet new friends. There will be an information evening in Aughavas parochial house (beside the church) on Friday 24th June at 9pm about the festival. Come along for a tea and chat. Why not invite your son or daughter? For more info, call Francis Mc Loughlin on 086-8775036.


Just a note to let you know that Beezneez are bringing ‘Lovely Leitrim’ to The Civic Theatre, Tallaght for two nights on Fri 1st and Sat 2nd July @ 8pm.  A great theatre night guaranteed with the Friday night being a nice warm up for the taking of Sligo! . Booking is at 01 462 7477 or www.civictheatre.ie

Golf Classic

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - Ballinamore Area Community Council wish to announce that they are organising a fundraising GOLF CLASSIC for Saturday 9th July, so please note this date in your diary. Further info soon or by contacting Máirín Martin, Chairperson. 086 154 7788

Thinking about taking a year out?

Not sure what college course to apply for; Maybe even thinking about a change of career.…  Why not train to be an Outdoor Activity Instructor with Cavan and Monaghan ETB. This is a great course if you are interested in getting into the outdoors. The course is 43 weeks full time and will be starting in August 2016. Contact Siobhan Mulleary to book your place and for more information. siobhanmulleary@cmetb.ie . Interviews in July


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