24th August 2016

3 September 2016

Afternoon Tea Party in Aid of the Leitrim Branch of Multiple Sclerosis Society

Come along and support this fund raising Tea Party on Saturday 27th August at 2pm to 6pm.  Address Ruth Morrow, 19 Woodford Green, Newtowngore all very welcome.

Women’s Group

The autumn break organized by the womens group takes place from 7th to 10th October.  Balance of money one hundred and ninety euro must be paid  to any member of the group on or before 2nd September. Enqueries to 0876327959.

Fitness Classes 

Starting Monday the 5th of September try out our new and improved classes in Ballinamore Community Center at 8pm. Also Tuesday and Thursday at 11am in Ballinamore gaa gym.The Aim to get Familiar & New faces together to show the diversity of our classes and also the different fitness levels, Ages, Shapes & abilities can take part. For further information on classes check out Michelle Assortedfitness on Facebook or contact Michelle Fanning directly on0879390980

Next Sunday the Radio 1 programme, "Sunday Miscellany"

will have a short story about a County Leitrim Active Age branch and Gardening by Padraig Mc Ginn.  

Very important dates for diary! 

All proceeds from an upcoming show in December. Yes December by the Mohill based ‘Sweet Spirit Gospel Choir’ under the direction of Tish Dunleavy will  benefit Loughlin Óg Burns baby son of Amanda Forde & Loughlin Burns. The show will be staged in St Mary’s Church of Ireland, Mohill on Sunday 4th December 2016 commencing 8pm sharp!  December seems far away but time flies so please keep this date in your diary. New members whether for short term or long term participation are welcome to join. Contact 086-0827430 Further information later about where tickets can be purchased for this event.


Training in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday 7 September 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. This is a free half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan on 086 1717563 or by email to emer.mulligan@hse.ie

Ballinamore Childcare Afterschool 

Ballinamore Childcare's Afterschool service will re-open on the 30th of August. We are looking forward to welcoming all our children back after the long summer break. If any parents would like to set their days or enroll their children we ask that they do it as soon as possible to ensure a space. We offer a wide range of services to suit all parents including Breakfast Club,1hr care from 1.40 to 2.40 to save parents 2 trips to the school, drop in service, homework supervision and a light evening snack. We also offer substantial reductions in price for any parents who have a gp/medical card or are on certain Social Welfare Payments. If you would like find out more or to avail of this service please phone 0860739706. 

Culture Night 2016

To celebrate national culture day on Friday 16th September 2016, the Co. Leitrim Percy French Group will perform in St. Georges Church & Heritage Centre Carrick on Shannon commencing 8.30pm sharp! Percy French had a great association with St. Georges Church because his maternal grandfather W.A. Percy was Rector of St Georges for many years. If you want a night of fun and craic, come along to St Georges for this special night. This will be your last chance to see this fun show until 2017. New members who can act or sing are welcome to join. If interested please contact  Tel: 086-0827430

‘Moll’ returns.

The Sliabh an Iarainn Players will present John B. Keane’s comedy play ‘Moll’ in the Hunt Hall Mohill on Friday October 22nd and Saturday October 23rd and again in the Dock Theatre, Carrick On Shannon on Saturday night November 5th. More about these performances later.
On a different note, if anybody is interested in joining the Mohill based Sliabh an Iarainn players to be part of their next  production which is one of John B Keane’s epic plays please contact 086-1723178. Rehearsals for this play will commence end of January to be staged in the spring and new members are welcome to join in any capacity.

Annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Will be held in Drumreilly Church of Ireland, Drumreilly on Sunday 28th August at 4 pm.  All welcome.

Centenary Lecture on Peter Paul Galligan at Ballinamore Library 

Leitrim County Library’s Centenary Lecture Series continues this month with a presentation on Carrigallen-born Peter Paul Galligan – reputedly "one of the most dangerous men in the Rebel Movement". The lecture will be delivered by Kevin Galligan, grandson of Peter Paul Galligan, at the County Library in Ballinamore on Thursday, July 28th at 8.00 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Booking is advisable 071-9645566. 

Children’s Movie Time continues each Saturday at 2.30pm. For details of films contact the library at 071-9645566 

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.

Bawnboy Heritage

Are holding a fundraising concert in the Ardhowen Theatre Enniskillen on August 27th  2016.  Music by Louise Morrissey and the Ryan Turner Band.
Special guests EIRU ( from  MIlltown) . Tickets from the Ardhowen
Theatre or ( on line)  www.ardhowentheatre.com your support would be greatly appreciated.

Ballinamore Library

Children’s Movie Time continues each Saturday at 2.30pm. For details of films contact the library at 071-9645566  

1994 Leitrim GAA Match Programmes in Ballinamore Library 

In Ballinamore Library, there is an extensive collection of match programmes and other Leitrim GAA Memorabilia, which form part of the Joe McInerney Collection.  The chosen ‘Item of the Month’ throughout August is a number of Match Programmes for the series of games in which Leitrim played in 1994. The football used in the Connacht Final is also on display, so everyone is invited to visit the Library to see these items.  Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10 - 5.30; Tuesday & Thursday 10 - 8; Saturday 10 – 5, daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm. 


Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. (071) 96 44039 / 087 6869040    Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C. (071) 9644050/0872408409,       Fr. Tom McManus P.P. Corlough 049 9523122, Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen 049 4339610 Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie.  Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie
Sister’s Graves in the Convent Cemetery and Priest’s graves at the rear of the Church will be blessed after the 11am mass on Sunday the 4th of September.
Cemetery Sunday 
Congratulations to all on the way the graves were prepared and  suitably adorned for Cemetery Sunday.
A special word of thanks to all who participated in the Liturgy, especially Breege, Caroline & The Anna Martin Memorial Choir for the beautiful way they enriched our celebration, also to Thomas Small for his help in preparing the Liturgy. Thanks also to the Traffic Attendants  and Collectors in particular to Austin Quinn  and Thomas Kelly for co-ordinating the various personnel, to Josie  Creamer who provided the P.A. system for the day, our altar servers and Frs. Dermot and Sean. We are indebted to Jim &Bridie  Cafferty for the use of their field for parking, to  Michael Duignan for his input and additions to the cemetery  over the year and  of course Frank Smith for his essential and excellent care of the Cemetery.  Thanks for your co-operation on the day, and above all for the Good Lord, who kept the rain away! 

Booking Masses: It is advisable to book anniversary masses well in advance. For practical reasons it is best to book over the phone especially on  Tuesday or Friday mornings  when Catherine the Parish Secretary is at work in the Parochial House Convent Road( tel 0719644039). However if you leave a  message and  a contact number with Fr.Johnnie or Fr. Sean on either of their phones ( mobile or landline) they will phone you back                                                                          

Athletic Club

Many thanks to all who helped to make the Festival Roadraces a success on Friday evening of last week. These included the Festival Committee,     course stewards, catering helpers, medical backup, sponsors, gardai, those who provided facilities and, of course, the runners. Best wishes to our club members who are competing in the National Community Games Finals in Athlone this weekend.  Club training will resume at the beginning of October.

Monaghan Institute Full Time Courses

apply now. New courses on offer starting in September. Further details contact 047-84900 /www.monaghaninstitute.ie Also Open Evening at Monaghan Institute, Wednesday 31st August 4-7pm.

QQI Level 5 Computer Applications Course at Mohill Computer Training –

Apply Now Are you looking for a new career path or are you taking a year out to consider college? Then join our QQI Level 5 course and improve your employment prospects and gain 400 CAO points towards a third level place. This innovative and progressive course will prepare you for a future career in technology. And the bonus is that training allowances are payable to eligible participants. Phone 071 9632024 for an application form now as places are limited.

Exam Helpline

is open to support more than 56,000 Leaving Certificate students. Freephone Helpline on 1800 265 165. As you are endeavouring to make sense of your Leaving Cert results? The Examination Helpline 2016 hosted by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCPP) offers advice, information and support to Leaving Certificate students receiving their exam results. The 1800 265 165 Freephone takes calls from students, parents and teachers seeking advice and information on what choices are available to students. 

Family Carers Ireland

Are providing the QQI Level 5 Activities of Living Patient Care module in Cavan Town, on the 26/08/2016 1 day a week for five weeks. Also being scheduled is a one day workshop on understanding dementia.  To express an interest kindly contact 0579370221.

Family Carers Ireland

Are providing the QQI Level Communications module in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim on the 20/09/2016 1 day a week for five week. Also being scheduled is a one day workshop on understanding dementia.  To express an interest kindly contact 0579370227.

Places available on a training course

commencing late Aug/Sept – computer training programme designed to support people facing a long-term barrier due to illness,  disability or a personal setback to employment to re-train and enter the workforce.  Benefits to this programme include a work placement, training plan, personalised support and QQI certification.  – phone Mary on 049 4377038 for more information. 

Outdoor Activity Instructor 

Applications are now been accepted for an Outdoor Activity Instructor traineeship course run by Cavan and Monaghan ETB in Tanagh Outdoor Education Dartrey, Co. Monaghan. This qualification will enable graduates to gain employment within the outdoor recreational industry or progress to further study at degree level in Institutes of Technology. Further details are available from SiobhanMulleary@cmetb.ie  or 049 4353923 

Piano Centre Ballinamore

Piano Classes and Junior Cert Classes will resume in this centre on 30th of August for further information contact 

RHS Home Care

is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider in your Community bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you, please contact Aoife on:  090 66 25 988. 

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