2nd November 2016

25 November 2016

Whist Drive:

The monthly Whist Drive will take place in the Ballinamore Community Centre on Thursday 3rd November  at 8:30pm, all card players are welcome to come along and enjoy a good social night out , tea and refreshments served at interval and some great prizes to be won.  So come along, bring a friend and Please support,   Look forward to seeing you there.

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.

Women’s Group

A meeting of Ballinamore women’s group takes place on Wednesday 2nd November at 8pm.  A guest speaker will attend. All members are asked to attend.


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.

Christmas Lights

So a little early I hear you say.... But the work on Christmas Lights believe it or not goes on most of the year. As usual we are looking for all the help we can get our hands on, so if you are free please contact Dawn. We are hoping to begin this work on Sunday 13th of November... The Big man himself will switch the lights on Sunday 4th December. Please keep an eye on all the notes for further details...Looking forward to hearing from you. Contact Dawn 086-3115647

The Leitrim Riding Club

"The Leitrim Riding Club are hosting a Table Quiz in Lough Allen Hotel Drumshanbo on Friday 4th Nov at 8.30pm.   So brush up on your general knowledge and come along for a fun evening.  Adults: €40 table of 4  Under 16's: €20 Table of 4."

Upcoming events for Sweet Spirit & Sliabh an Iarainn Players.

The Mohill based Sliabh an Iarainn  Players will present John B Keane’s great comedy play ‘Moll’ on Saturday November 5th 8.30pm in The Dock theatre Carrick On Shannon. This will be the last opportunity to see this hilarious play. Tickets direct from the Dock by phone at 071-9650828 or booking online at www.thedock.ie 

On the following night Sunday 6th November, the Sweet Spirit Country Gospel choir will be joined by the Leitrim Male Choir for a night of Country, Gospel, Folk, Classics and many more great songs in FoxField Church, Fenagh at 8.30pm. This event is in aid of the St. Catherine Church of Ireland Fenagh Restoration Fund.

B Pro Heart Testing

at The Nature Trail Health Shop in Mohill on Saturday 12th November.  This non evasive test can save your life.  Trained technician in store.  Cost of test €25 booking essential.  Please contact 087 9766738 or 071 96 31818 for appointment.

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

National Learning Network,

Carrick- on-Shannon has a number of vacancies on our Employer Based Training course, 12 month duration, offering QQI certification and work placements in a range of sectors with on-going coordinator support and good employment opportunities. For more information contact  Noel at 086-2481383 or www.nln.ie 

Helping raise Much needed funds

to bring wheelchair and assisted pilgrims to Lourdes. 

This year we are walking the Dublin City Marathon for the Diocese of Kilmore Lourdes Pilgrimage. The annual pilgrimage can only be achieved by the funds donated. Please support.  


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 1st Nov All Saints, Wed 2nd Nov All Souls Day, Thur 3rd Nov St. Malachy, Fri 4th Nov St. Charles Borromeo 

Congratulations:  Congratulations to Lynda Flanagan & Matthew McManus and  Gráinne Mulvey & Declan MacBrien on the celebration of their marriages last weekend. 

Baptism: We welcome David Kearney who received the sacrament of Baptism in Ballinamore Church.   

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of Eamon Quinn formerly of Killaphort, who’s funeral took place in Florida USA on Sat Oct 22nd. Our prayers are with his family. 

Defib Training Aughawillan & Correleehan Area:

will take place in the club rooms for all on the De Fib team in the next few weeks . New members will be very welcome . There will be three sessions to choose from Wednesday eve Saturday morning and afternoon . Dates will be confirmed in the coming week .  


As has been customary during mid term break week training is suspended except as arranged for those competing in the Connacht Championships in  Westport next Sunday. Full training resumes on Tuesday November 8th at 6.00 p.m. 

CAMCAS Home Improvement Information service  

Do you need your home adapted to improve mobility? Would a wet room improve your standard of living? Is this work grant aided? Have these questions answered at our one-to-one information service every Friday from 10-12noon. Drop in or phone to make an appointment - 049 9527384/5. 

Kilmore Lourdes Pilgrimage Helping raise

much needed funds to bring wheelchair and assisted pilgrims to Lourdes. This year we are walking the Dublin City Marathon for the Diocese of Kilmore Lourdes Pilgrimage.  
The annual pilgrimage can only be achieved by the funds donated. Please support. Seamus & Mary & Éilis Quinn Aughawillan.  

Fluorescent Jackets 

The long dark evenings are just around the corner and it is important that walkers, runners, cyclists etc are visible on the road.  In the interest of safety the wearing of fluorescent jackets is very important.  Anyone wishing to get one of these jackets please contact Michael Hanly, Sean McKeon or Mary Corby 

A Rose with a Bud

The Midland and Western Charolais Club are organising a Fundraising Event on Saturday 12 November at 7pm in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon.. The event is a fun event based on the Rose of Tralee and is call Rose with a Bad.  The male candidates will be interviewed on stage in a similar style to the famous festival and Perform a Party Piece.  Roses from other parishes and counties are also taking part. Please come out and support your local contestants
Joey Smith – John O’Connell – Michael McGovern (Corraleehan) – Brendan Curran (Eenagh) tickets are €15 each and are available from Club Members
George Price (086 8823208) – Michael McGirl (086 6016066) –John McWeeney (087 6471132) – Padraig Higgins (086 3641792).

Past M S fundraising Coffee Morning

The Leitrim Branch of MS would like to thank Ruth Morrow (Newtowngore) for her very successful coffee Morning.  Ruth and her very generous friends donated €850 to our local branch.  The Leitrim Branch has just launched their brand new bus, this bus is essential for the running of the branch, and is there to help all members.  A large part of our fundraising goes to the purchase and running of this bus, so many thanks to Ruth and all the people who helped and all those kind people who attended.  

Bridge Results

The results of bridge held on Thursday 27th October are as follows

1st Carrie Maroney and Maureen Dolphin.

2nd Evelyn Smith and Marian Quinn.

3rd  Monica Sharpley and Bernie Flynn.

4th Kay Dolan and Maura Sweeney.

The next game is on November10 th at 7pm.

All players welcome.




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