19th October 2016

24 October 2016

Health Day in Gorvagh Community Centre

Leitrim Development Company is  holding  a health information day and one to one health checks in Gorvagh Community Centre on Monday 17th October.from 9.30am  to 2pm .   The  Health Day will  include health checks,  speakers on nutrition, the Sports Partnership and  minding your mental health. Breifne Earley, Author of Pedal the Planet will speak at the  event. Lunch will be provided afterwards and a range of information on health and other issues. This event is free and open to everyone in the community and we would encourage you to come along early, if you would like to avail of the one to one health checks. For more information, contact Bernie Donoghue 071-9631715

Sewing Workshop Ballinamore Library.

A sewing workshop will be held in Ballinamore Library on Saturday 8th October. This course covers the basics of alterations and is a good starting point for acquiring sewing skills. For details contact:  Alena at 087 7503570

Conradh Na Gaeilge Exhibition

An Exhibition entitled “Athbheochan na Gaeilge agus Éirí Amach na Cásca - The Revival of the Irish Language and the Easter Rising (produced by Conradh na Gaeilge) was launched in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday 18 October and is on display there for two weeks. 
Film/Movie Evening in Ballinamore Library, Tuesday 25 October at 7pm.  Details from the library on 071 9645566 


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
Priests Away on Theology Refresher Course this week from Monday pm to Thursday pm. Fr Seán (087 6869040) and Fr Johnnie (087 2408409) may be contacted on their mobile numbers

Deaths: We pray for the souls of Eileen Breen, Dromore and Bernadette Spollen, Railway Ter whose funerals took place during the week. We also pray for the soul of Joe Flanagan formerly Drumarigna (Aughawillan) who died in Manchester burial took place Friday. Our prayers are with their families. 

Aughnasheelin North West Hospice Coffee Morning . 

On behalf of the North West Hospice, Monica Ward would like to thank everyone who supported her Coffee Morning held in Aughnasheelin Community Centre. Thanks to all who supported  on the day and to those who sent donations.  Thanks to the ladies for the lovely home baking and to the Community Centre Committee for the use of the Centre. The event raised €340 for North West Hospice. Much appreciated. Thank you

Clothes Collection

Tues 18th Oct between 9am and 12 midday at St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore. Collection in aid of St. Patrick’s Parish in Kitui Kenya. 


FRIDAY JANUARY 20th 2017 (Venue will depend on numbers attending) Atlantic Mills Ltd, the dyeing and finishing operation for denim fabric, was located in Fisherstown, Clondra, Co. Longford. Formerly known as Burlington Sportswear Fabrics Ltd. the facility was built on a green field site in 1977 and production commenced in 1979. The company employed approximately 300 people and operated on a 24 hour day 7 days per week basis. Over 1500 people from counties Longford, Leitrim, Roscommon and beyond were employed over its twenty-year history before it closed its doors for the last time in 1999.

Last month a new Facebook Page “Burlington/Atlantic Mills Reunion” was created by Angela Boland and Fr. Sean Kelly, OFM,Cap both former employees. It’s almost 18 years since the factory closed and sadly quite a few of those former employees have passed on to their heavenly reward. This reunion will also be an opportunity for us to remember them and give thanks for the friendships forged.The night of 20th January promises to be a night of fun with events pitting former departments against each other in quizzes and challenges as well as opportunities for some to revisit their weaving skills.As many former employees are not on Facebook we want to reach out to them and hope that by reading this they will make contact with Angela or Fr. Sean to confirm their attendance at this gathering.Contact: Angela Boland at 086 1963567, Fr Sean Kelly: 087 0550584 before 6th November to book your place.

‘MOLL’ by John B. Keane.

2 local children, baby Loughlin Óg Burns & Rebecca Hollidge to benefit from ‘Moll’ presented by the Sliabh an Iarainn players on Sat Oct 15th 8.45pm & Sun Oct 16th 8.30pm in Hunt Hall, Castle St, Mohill. (opposite library). Tickets €10 

Are you out of work due to illness, disability or personal setback?

Do you want to re-train and re-enter the workplace through 'Employer Based Training'? Participants on this CMETB funded programme will benefit from a work placement, personalised support and QQI Level 4 certification. A training allowance may be provided (depending on eligibility criteria). Please telephone Julie for more information on 049 4362853.  

Training opportunity

for young people hoping to gain employment or progress to further education. The following QQI Level 4 training course will be offered in the Lough Allen Education Centre commencing November 1st  2016. It is a Local Training Initiative open to people aged 18 to 35 and participants will receive a Training Allowance. Transport by minibus to Drumshanbo can be arranged. For further details please phone 086 203 1664 or email ytep.drumshanbo@gmail.com  Award Type:  Major - Employment Skills

Not currently working? Want to secure that Job in 2017?

An Information session regarding a Full time Business course will take place on Tuesday 18th October at 10.30am in the INTREO office (beside the Landmark Hotel).  This course starts on the 1st November in Carrick on Shannon and continues for 8 months.  The Level 5 course is an excellent opportunity to upskill and secure that job in 2017.  Places are available to those who may already be in receipt of a Social Welfare payment, however places may also be available for those who do not currently receive a Social Welfare Payment.  The course will be delivered on behalf of MSL ETB by local company, CTC Training.  Call Maurice at 087 6290927 for further information.

Love Your Bones Protect Your Future: 

Cavan General Hospital in Partnership with Cavan Library nvite you to an Update on OSTEOPOROSIS . Thursday 20th October, 7.30pm In Johnston Library to the Council Chamber, Cavan. Guest Speakers: Osteoporosis Nurse, Dietitian & Physiotherapist Cavan General Hospital

Corlough GAA Club October Bank Holiday Festival Weekend of Events:

 Friday: 28th October 9:30pm Table quiz with a twist in Feehans.  Saturday: 29th October: 11am:Patrick McHugh Memorial Cup under 10’s Dernacrieve Gaels v Kildallan 12pm:Padraig McHugh Memorial Cup under 16’s Dernacrieve Gaels v tbc. 5pm Cocktail hour in Feehans, 6pmCorlough has the XFactor tour bus departs, ****60/70’s or any fancy dress only . Bookings essential as this is a ticket only event and will be on a first come first served basis: XFactor party food included. Text or phone 086 8507222or 087 9167700 to book your place for what will be a fun packed night of laughter. €10 per person.

 Sunday: 30th October 3pmPeter Maguire Memorial Cup Corlough v Kildallan, proceeds of this match going to St Felims Speech & Language class, Cavan.  5pm Music in Feehans by Seamus McPhillips, refreshments and prizes along with presentation to newly weds.

CUAN Cancer Support Group

are hosting a “Pop-UP” Information Shop in Cavan town (opposite Dunnes Stores) for Cancer Awareness Week, October 17th – October 23rd.  Various activities and talks will take place during the week, see Anglo Celt for full details or visit the CUAN Facebook Page 

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine 

Our hurlers start the defence of the Senior title they won last year when the meet Cluainín on Sunday. The game is fixed for Annaduff Centre on Sunday at 1.00.           Lotto on Monday night in Commercial. Jackpot €13,800

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.


Shortts Heritage Bar

Every Sunday traditional music session from 6 to 9pm. Everyone welcome.

25  Card  Game in  Ballinagar  Hall.

The  25  Card  Game  has  resumed  in  Ballingar   Hall  at  9pm  sharp  every  Wednesday  night. Great  Prizes,  Monster  Raffle  on  the  Night.  Everybody  welcome  come  along  and  have  a  great  night.

Well done to Ballinamore AC members Mark Ahern and Mathew Lee who finished in fifth and fifteenth positions in the Connacht Primary Schools   
Junior Boys Cross Country Championships in very wet conditions at Sligo IT on Saturday last. Both runners qualified for Connacht medals in the
event. The Leitrim Inter Club Cross Country Championships will be held in St Felim's on Sunday next, October 23rd, at 2.30 p.m. Races will be for  
Under 9,Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Over 15 Categories with three individual and three team medals in each event. Entries will be taken at 
the venue from 2.00 p.m. and first four finishers for a club constitute the team.  As a result of Sunday's races clubs will select teams for the
Connacht Championships in Galway the following Sunday and Westport the Sunday after.


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