11th July 2016

15 July 2016

Ballinamore Show Tuesday 9th August 2016

Exhibitors are reminded that entries for this year’s Show close on Tuesday 2nd August.  The Show Office is located at The Old Clinic now the new Tourism Office, High St, Ballinamore.  Telephone: 071 9645670.  The Office will be open from 10am until 7pm each day until August 2nd.  Remember no late entries will be accepted.  This year’s show will be held in Creamer’s field, Golf Links Road, Ballinamore.  Schedules are available from the Show Office 071 9645670 or 087 0916433 and in local shops.  

Ballinamore Agricultural Show Notice 2016

Ballinamore Agricultural Show, one of the highlights of the Annual Festival will take place on Tuesday 9th August at Creamer’s field, Golf Link Road Ballinamore.  This annual event is regarded as one of the best in the region attracting exhibitors from a wide area.  Prize money has increased to €15,000 and a variety of goods will be on offer for the prize-winners in the various classes.  This year Ballinamore will host qualifiers for Horses and Cattle, the winners of which will go forward to Championship finals at other shows later in the summer.  Judging in the Horse and Cattle sections gets under way at 11am with 5 rings in operation.  Judging of Sheep starts at 1.30pm.  The very popular dog show begins at 1.30pm, with a total of seventeen classes catering for all breeds.  In the Marquee judging in the Home Industry, Cookery, Farm, Garden and Photography sections also commences at 11amam and indications are that the number of exhibitors will exceed previous years.  There will also be many contenders for the title of Most Glamorous Granny and Miss Fashionista and Mother and Daughter Lookalike.  The Tossing the Sheaf will bring proceedings on the Show Field to a close.  The presence of many trade stands, stalls all add to the carnival atmosphere of Show Day and provide entertainment for all the family.  The Committee would like to thank the local business Community for their continued support and also the many firms who have sponsored the various classes.
Schedules are currently available from the Show Office at the new Tourism Office (Old Clinic) High Street Ballinamore 071 9645670 or 087 0916433 or from locaol shops.  Entries close on Tuesday the 2nd August at 7pm.

TOM CLARKE at The Corn Mill
Tom Clarke was the first signatory of the 1916 proclamation and one of the main instigator of the 1916 rising. He was also a family man with a wife and three young children.  His father was from Errew in Carrigallen. He was great friends with his fellow signatory and Kiltyclogher man Sean MacDiarmada.
The play “Tom Clarke’s One True Love’, written by Killian McGuinness and performed by the Corn Mill Theatre Group, dramatizes the life of Tom Clarke the public and private man. It is betimes heartbreakingly sad but peppered with comedy. Performances take place in the The Corn Mill Theatre in July, on the 20th (Wed), 21st (Thurs), 22nd (Fri), 28th (Thurs) and the 30th(Sat).  Booking on 0494339612.

Ballinamore Library. Loads of activities for all ages.

No need to be bored in this non seasonal weather with plenty of “things to do” in Ballinamore Library.  The knitting club meets each Tuesday morning at 11, new members are always welcome come along and start knitting, enjoy a chat and a cupa.

Wednesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon it’s the Mother and Toddler Group Meeting. Friday 15th and Saturday 16th Ronan Palmer‘s Model Railway Exhibition.  Friday 15th at 3pm Summer Story Time and Fun for children aged 4 to 6 together with their parents.  Remember the Summer Stars Summer Reading is now up and running but it’s still not too late to sign up and join in the fun.  Admission to all events is free and all welcome.

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.

Baptism:   We welcome Fia Rossa Murphy into our church community as she received the sacrament of baptism. Congratulations to her parents.
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.
Anniversary Masses & New Mass Times: From the 1st weekend in September, there will be no Saturday evening mass in Ballinamore. Therefore all masses booked for a Saturday evening from September onwards will automatically be moved to the Sunday of the same weekend.  The same for Aughnasheelin masses, which will be moved from the Sunday to the Saturday evening of the same weekend.

Financial Accounts : A copy of the final 2015 Church Accounts are available in the porch. Please take a copy.

As We  enter the Second Half  of the Year, it would be much appreciated if dues  and offertory and other contributions were brought up to date.  The weekly offertory contributions go towards the upkeep of the Churches and the monthly dues contributions provide the salaries for the priests of the parish.  Thanking for your generosity. If you are paying by cheque would you be kind enough to use a separate cheque for offertory and dues contributions as they have different account numbers. Please make cheques for Offertory payable to Ballinamore or Aughnasheelin  Church a/c. Please make Dues cheques payable to Priests Revenue a/c. or Ballinamore Church No.2 a/c. Thank you A Word of

Belfast to Knock Peace Walkers.  

We are now just  a couple of weeks away from having our friends from Belfast pass through our parish as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. This is the twenty second anniversary of the walk and over those years the parish has always opened their hearts and homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker it will be much appreciated. “I was a stranger and you invited me in “truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’.  If you can provide a bed for even one of the walkers, please come along to the Mass and we will put you in contact with walker in need of a bed for the night. If you have accommodated walkers in the past and can do so again it would be much appreciated, Thanks. More details in coming weeks. The mass will be on Thursday 21st July in Ballinamore church at 7:30pm.  All parishioners are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations

Kilmore Diocesan pilgrimage to Assisi:

There is a limited number of places still available on the Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome from 12-17 September 2016 to mark the Year of Mercy. Fare: €799 per person sharing.  If interested, please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 as soon as possible.

The Irish Cancer Society’s ‘Volunteer Driver Service’

is a free transport service available to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment. To avail of this service, please talk to your healthcare professional or call Rebecca in the Irish Cancer Society on 01 2316 642.

QQI Level 5 Computer Applications Course at Mohill Computer Training

Improve your employment prospects and gain 400 CAO points towards a third level place. Join an innovative and progressive course that will prepare you for a future career in technology. “...an excellent foundation on which to expand your IT experience!” – David Furniss (Past Student). And the bonus is that training allowances are payable to eligible participants.   Phone 071 9632024 for an application form now as places are limited.

The Migraine Association of Ireland

has arranged a free, public, 'Approaches to Migraine Management' information seminar to which you are cordially invited. It will take place in Gallagher’s Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on the evening of Thursday the 21st of July from 6.30 pm - 9 pm.

Psychotherapy/Counselling Service:

Cavan Family Resource Centre offer a professional and confidential Psychotherapy/Counselling service. All therapists are fully qualified & accredited with the I.A.C.P. ( Irish Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists).  The Centre operates on a sliding scale fee.   Please phone 049 437 1363, or email info@cfrc.ie for further information.

On August Bank Holiday 2016 weekend Keaney/Keanys

from the USA, Australia, UK and Ireland will gather in Glenfarne and Ballyconnell for a clan reunion.  Sat afternoon 30th July at 3.00pm is your opportunity to check your genealogy and perhaps link up with long lost cousins in the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne. Other events include bus tours, walks, talks, dining and dancing. Further information and tickets available from Frank 087 2520346, Maureen 0872368571, Anne 0868480409

Monaghan Institute Full Time Courses - apply now.

New courses on offer starting in September. Further details contact 047-84900 /www.monaghaninstitute.ie

Woman’s Group

All people going on week end trip to Cork organized  by Ballinamore women’s group are asked  to pay deposit of one hundred euro to Mary or Mildred on or before 12th July. Enquiries to 0876327959.

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

Special Night in The Bush Hotel Carrick on Shannon on 31st July ‏

Venue:Bush Hotel Carrick-on –Shannon.  Date; Sunday 31st July 2016.  Gala Dinner at 8pm.  Presentation to Icons of Leitrim football from the 50's and early 60's era.Packie Mc Garty and Cathal Flynn.  Entertainment by Leitrim Percy French Society.  Launch of 'Leitrim Stór' by Guest of Honour Fr.Peter Burke.  Tickets €25.00.  This will be a wonderful night .  If you are interested in going tickets  can be obtained from any of the following.  Brendan Harvey 086-8906933.  Eamonn Duignan 087-7960222.  Mike Feeney  087-2515433

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.

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

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

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