12th September 2016

4 October 2016

Ballinamore Flute & Whistle Class

Our new term starts from Tuesday 6th September.   New children are welcome to register up until the end of September.  Places are available for beginners 4.15-5.00, intermediate 5.00-6.00 and advanced 6.00-7.00. For more information call or text Lorraine Sweeney on 086-863-1785.

Ballinamore Bridge Club

Will resume on Thursday 22nd September at 7.30pm in the Commercial Hotel.  Look forward to seeing all the bridge players.  New players very welcome.


the AGM of the Ballinamore Dart League will be held on Thursday night next the 15th September.  All teams who wish to take part in this year’s league, are asked to have a representative at the meeting which will be held in Smyth’s Bar at 9.30pm.

Ballinamore Area Senior Citizen’s Mass

The annual Senior Citizen’s Mass takes place next Wednesday night September 21st at 8pm in Trathnóna Community Centre.  Refreshments will be served afterwards followed by music and dancing.  Everyone is welcome so please come along and bring a friend.

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 24th September 2016 From 11am to 4pm only For further information please ring Lily O’Brien on 071 9644043. 

The Ballinamore Hospice Coffee Morning

will this year be hosted by Helena Darcy at her house in Fohera Lane on Saturday 17th September at 12pm. Brid McGourty is standing aside after 12 years. This is a wonderful cause and the coffee morning is a great opportunity for everyone to support it. Everybody welcome to what should be a sociable and fun event. 

Culture Night at Ballinamore Library

On Friday 16th September Lorraine Sweeney’s Ballinamore Flute and Whistle Class are excited to be performing from 6.30pm to 7.15pm. The group takes in children from first class to teen years and their repertoire will range from tunes such as Polkas and Jigs to Barn dances.  Some of these tunes are so old that all trace of their origins is lost.  As we all know it is so important to keep our traditions alive; and to see these novice performers playing music that is uniquely Irish, and enjoying it is really what it’s all about.    Following this Musical performance, there will be refreshments and a showing of the documentary “The Blacksmith” which was filmed in 1992 in Corlough, Co Cavan.  Ballinamore Library, Main Street, Ballinamore Enquiries 071 96 45566

Culture Night at Solas Gallery 

On Friday 16th September From 8pm join us for an evening’s entertainment of spontaneous performances that celebrate culture, creativity and our arts. Refreshments will be served throughout the evening.  Solas Gallery, Main Street, Ballinamore.  Enquiries 071 96 44210, www.solasart.ie

National Culture Night- Friday 16th September 2016   

The life of the great Irish composer & raconteur Percy French will be told in music, song, sketch & rhyme by the ‘Co. Leitrim Percy French Society’ under the direction of Tish Dunleavy in St. Georges Heritage & Visitor Centre, Off Main St. Carrick on Shannon on Fri 16th Sept 8.30pm- Tickets from St. Georges Heritage Centre or contact: 071-9621757 

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

Ballinamore Library ‘item of the month’

The September item of the month in Ballinamore Library is a booklet about Thomas Heazle Parke, who was a truly remarkable Irishman. He was born on the 27th November 1857, at Clogher House, Kilmore, a short distance from Drumsna, where he lived his early years. Apart from his humanitarian and medical achievements, he had crowded much into his short span on earth.  While Parke led an eventful and incident packed life he did not become widely known until he joined Stanley’s Congo Expedition in 1887.  The hardships that Surgeon Major Thomas Heazle Parke had undergone had ruined his health and he died suddenly on the 10th September 1893 aged 35. His remains arrived in Dublin on September 15th and were received by a military escort.  Next day they were interred in the private burial ground of the Parke family at Drumsna.  In Dublin, a statue was erected to honour this great man.   It stands close to the entrance of the National History Section of the National Museum in Merrion Square.  This booklet and other items about Parke are available in the Local Studies section of Ballinamore Library.  Opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 - 5.30; Tues &   Thur 10 - 8; Sat 10 – 5, daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm. 8; Sat 10 – 5, daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Ballinamore church 

Ballinamore /drumreilly lr. Parish newsletter 

Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. (071) 96 44039 / 087 6869040, Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C. (071) 9644050/0872408409,   049 9523122, Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen 049 4339610.  Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie.  Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie 

Feast Days during the week: Tue 13th St John Chrysostom, Wed 14th The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Thurs 15th Our Lady of Sorrows, Fri 16th Ss Cornelius & Cyprian 

Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church           Masses :  Mon &Wed 7pm, Tues Thurs & Fri 9am,  Sun.11am.          

Aughnasheelin  St Marys Church Masses: Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm.   

Corraleehan    St. Brigid’s Church Masses: Wed 9:30, Sun 9:45 

Aughawillan      St. Patrick’s Church Masses: Sat evening 

Booking Masses:

It is advisable tobook 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                                                                           

Recent Deaths :

We remember & pray for Kathleen Murray of Roslea Co. Fermanagh (Mother of Pauline McCartin Tarmon) who died during the week.    May she rest in peace.   Our sympathy to her family. 

Parish Council Elections 2016 

The current parish pastoral council has come to the end of its term this month. Formation of new Parish Pastoral Council members will take place over coming 2 weeks. Membership of the Parish Council is open to any parishioner over the age of 18yrs. This year because of the changes to our Parish structure, you have the opportunity of nominating people from your own church area, who, in your opinion would be suitable representatives on the new Parish Pastoral Council. The church areas will be –  Aughawillan   Aughnasheelin    Ballinamore   Corraleehan . 

You - the parishioners decide on who will represent your church area on the Parish Council through the process of nominating up to 5 women and 5 men from your own church area.Sample of nominating forms can be viewed on the notice board at the church porch. Please take a moment to view these forms-  Forms available in the porch of each church for collection  


Fashion show in aid of St Peters church Templeport: Friday 16th at 8pm in Templeport Community Centre.  Featuring fashion from Sally West, Purple Orange, Dunn’s Stores and Dt 1.  Admission €10 under 16’s €5. Supper provided.

Progressive 25 Card Game

Progressive Autumn/Winter league commences Thursday 22nd September in Fenagh Community Centre at 8.30pm.  Nightly prizes and jackpot.  Entre €8 with refreshment served.  All new members welcome. Proceed in aid of Fenagh Handball Club.

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

Fashion show

in aid of St Peters church Templeport on friday16th at 8pm in Templeport community centre. Featuring fashion from  Sally west, purple orange, Dunne's stores & dt1. Admission 10 euro. Under 16. 5 euro. Supper provided

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.

Church Music Workshop 

Dr. John O Keeffe,  Professor of Sacred Music in Maynooth, in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Thursday 22 September next at 7:30p.m.  Refreshments served afterwards.  All are welcome. 

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) –

This free two-day course will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.  For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan on 086 1717563 or by email to emer.mulligan@hse.ie 

Introduction to Theology Course with Fr. Eamonn Bredin 

This twelve week course begins on Thursday 22 September 2016 from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan and concludes on Thursday 8 December 2016.  Course Fee: €100. 

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programme

begins in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday next, 14 September from 10:30a.m. to 1:00p.m.  For further information, please contact Helen on 087 4129385 or email helen@mindbodyenergymatters.ie 

Seasonal Workshop with Noirin ni Riain

the well-known Irish singer, writer, teacher, theologian, and authority on Gregorian Chant in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan on Saturday 1 October 2016 from 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. on THE POETICS OF DEATH: A DAY OF EXPLORATION ON THE UNIVERSAL THEME OF DEATH AND DYING.  This day promises - through story, song and prayer - new perspectives of hope and love for each one of us in our encounter with our own passing over and that of our loved ones. And what more appropriate season to embrace this beautiful question than in the season of Autumn when nature all around us is also welcoming death and rebirth.  Throughout the day, participants will explore the spirituality of St. Therese of Lisieux (whose feast-day it will be) and learn from the great messages about prayer contained in her autobiography, "The Story of a Soul".  Cost: €50 (including refreshments).  Advance booking necessary by ringing the Centre on 049 4375004. 

Ballinamore Parent and Toddler Group: 

returns 14th of September in Ballinamore Library, 10am-12noon.  Open to all parents, grandparents, childminders in the care of babies/toddlers.  €2 per week.  Call Laura on 086 6035977 for more information.  It is a great opportunity for parents to interact, enjoy tea/coffee while the babies play! 

Seán O’Heslin’s GAA  

On Friday night the draw for a first prize of two All Ireland tickets and overnight accommodation will take place in Prior’s.  

There are a number of other great prizes of weekends away. Tickets are being sold by our underage players and mentors. 

Tickets €5 each or five for €20. Club Lotto in Pat Joes on Monday. Pota Óir €13,550. 


each Tuesday in The Pastrol Center, St Pat's Cavan 12 Noon to 1.1.15pm. Each Wednesday Farnham Arms Hotel 5pm & 6.15pm"  Details Jenny 086 2418361  

Aughnasheelin coffe morning in aid of  North West Hospice..

Coffee/tea morning will be held in Aughnasheelin Community Centre on Thursday 15th September from 9am to 1pm hosted by Monica Ward. Please come out and support this worth cause.  All money raised goes to North West Hospice. Everyone welcome.  

Coffee Morning Corraleehan :

Coffee Morning at Mary McGovern's House, Drumderg, Corraleehan, on Thursday morning 15th September 2016 from 10am all day in aid of the North West Hospice. 

Templeport Day Centre reopening on Wednesday 14th of September.  Looking forward to seeing you all again.  New people always welcome.  Contact Anne on 087-2857471 or Kathleen on 087-7921683. 

Abbey Rovers Soccer Club 

There will be an AGM and Enrollment night for all members, new and old in the Scout Den, Ballinamore on Wednesday next 14th September at 8.30pm.  A parent or guardian must attend in order to register your child for the coming year.    

Monaghan Institute Full Time Courses

Apply now. Course Vacancies still available, contact 047-84900 /www.monaghaninstitute.ie  

Mohill Computer Training open evening –Thursday 15th September 

Mohill Computer Training will be holding a FREE information evening on Thursday 15th September from 5pm to 8.30pm. Come and speak to staff and tutors about our QQI Level 5 full time programme which begins in October. Learn about our part time back to education courses in basic computers level 3 and our advance level 4 computer programme. Check out our exciting evening courses including a start your own business course, presentation skills, basic computers and how to buy safely & securely online. Call 071 9632024 for more details. 

Deaf Education Conference

There will be Deaf Education Conference in Portlaoise Heritage Centre on

1st October 2016  - 9.30am to 5.30pm.

 The aim of the conference is:

 To improve the standard of Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children both in access to language and literary in mainstream and Deaf schools in Ireland.
How to get the best support and services children need in schools

 The conference is for parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, Education Professionals, policy advisors, Irish Sign Language Teachers, Special Needs Assistance and anyone with an interest in education of Deaf children

The Conference will include a panel of both Irish and international experts on Deaf educational who will talk about:

 Best practice in the education of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.

 What is available in education to help children and parents in mainstream schools at the present time. For more information about the Deaf education conference contact- Andrew Geary - deafedcon2016@outlook.ie.

Registration and to book your ticket through Eventbrite goes to facebook link - @deafeducaionconference . €15.00 per person.

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