9th November 2016

25 November 2016

Ballinamore Boxing Club

Would like to thank Maureen Martin and Martin Donnelly for the time, work and effort they put into the Club over the past four years, it is very much appreciated by the Parents and Committee and we wish them both all the best for the future.

North West Hospice Coffee morning

The recent coffee morning was held in Helena Darcy’s home, she raised the fantastic sum of €1300 for this worth charity.  Over the past many years Brid McGourty held this coffee morning and collected many thousands for this charity.  This particular charity relies heavily on people to sponsor coffee morning and other fundraising event and without this money there services would suffer.   Thanks to all and we look forward to next year’s coffee and delicious and the many generous people who attend them.

Ballinamore Agricultural Show Society

A meeting of the Show Society will be held in the Community Centre on Wednesday 9th of November at 9pm.  The main item on the agenda will be the review of this year’s show.  All members are requested to attend.

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).


Results from round three of the Francis McGirl’s Memorial Cup sponsored by Aughnasheelin Gun Club – Jackie’s (5) pts – Freddie’s (4) pts – Bank Bar (1) pts – McGirl’s (8) pts – Poor Scholar bye.  Points total to date in the competition Poor Scholar have (24) pts Jackie’s are on (18) pts McGirl’s have (17) pts Bank Bar are on (12) pts and Freddie’s have (10) pts.  Next round of matches are on Friday night the 18th November.

Past M S (Leitrim Branch) 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.  

November Series of Talks on Bereavement and Loss

in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan -  Wednesday 9 November 2016 at 7:30p.m. : Guest Speaker: Bairbre Cahill, columnist with The Irish Catholic and author of the acclaimed book “Living with Grief – Walking the Spiral". €5 subscription would be appreciated. Refreshments served afterwards.  All welcome.

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.

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

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. 

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 

Rainbow Restoration Fund

On Sunday October 30th we enjoyed a hugely successful night of fun in Sligo’s Clarion hotel for the Mock wedding of Vinny and Breege.  There was a huge crowd and the room rocked with the howls of laughter from the audience.  The committee of Killenummery Church restoration fund were delighted with the response of all who attended.  Due to popular demand the wedding comes to Rainbow Ballroom Glenfarne on Saturday December 10th at 8pm. It will be followed by dancing to Susan Mc Cann & The Story Tellers 11pm to 1am the MC for the night is Kevin Blessing from Ocean FM and there will be finger food and a full bar.  The proceeds will go the to Rainbow Restoration fund and Killenummery Church Restoration Fund and the proceeds from the raffle will be shared with STOP 

 Tickets priced €15 are available from  

Bredins Newsagents, Manorhamilton 

Clancy’s, Glenfarne 

Mc Griskin’s, Kiltyclogher 

Market House, Blacklion Or Phone Sheila on 087 6470902 

Ray 086 8891327 - Hubert 087 2201879 

Ballinamore Bridge Club

Bridge will resume this coming Thursday 10th in the Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore new time of 7pm.

Music Lessons

Fiddle, Whistle and Piano lessons available for all ages and abilities.  Tutored by All Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion, fully qualified teacher with Master’s Degree in music performances.  Contact Lisa 086 1248058

Ballinamore Community School.

Enrolment will take place in Ballinamore Community School on Thursday 17th November 2016 from 7.00 - 9.00pm. Parents wishing to enrol students are asked to bring the students PPS Number and a copy of their Birth Certificate.

Seán Ó hEislin

Numbers Drawn: 7 6 3 0 2 1 5 4 

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. 

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche: 

House Draw: Noel Sweeney 

Kindly sponsored: John P Harte. 

€40 an duine: Greg & David, C/o Poor Scholar. Mary Harte, Lahard. Cyril Smith, Lahard. Mickey Brady  Jackpot €13,950 

Club Lotto Monday  

Folks don’t forget you can play online, make sure you do not miss out!!! Visit ballinamoresoh.com to play- If you’re not in you cannot win! 

Church Notices

Baptism: We welcome Saoirse Grainne Reynolds who received the sacrament of Baptism in St. Mary’s Church, Aughnasheelin.   Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of Rose CURNAN (née Collum) Drumcroman, Coraleehan. Funeral Mass on Sunday at 1.00 pm followed by Burial in adjoining cemetery. Our prayers are with her family.

A Mass for The Bereaved will be celebrated on Friday 18th Nov at 8pm in Aughnasheelin. 

There is only one week  left to gain the jubilee plenary indulgence  by walking through the Holy Door in Ballinamore Church and completing the Walk of Mercy through the Church. Pilgrim’s Cards are available in the church porch.  On Sunday the 20th of November  the feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis will mark the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy  with a special ceremony in Rome.

Ballinamore Church Liturgy Committee will meet in the parochial House Convent Road on Tuesday November the 8th  at 8.30pm to prepare the  liturgy for the closing mass  of the Year of Mercy.

Sacrament of Confirmation

Parents of children who  are  preparing  to receive  the sacrament of confirmation next  May, and attend Scoil Chlann Naofa, Ballinamore,  St. Mary’s  N.S.Aughnasheelin   or Aughawillan N.S. are invited to attend an Information meeting on Tuesday November 15th  at 8pm in St.Patrick’s Boys School in Ballinamore. 


Bridge Programme for First Holy Communion Parents will now start on Thursday 10th November in Ballinamore Community Centre at 9.30am. The Evening session will begin at 8pm on the same date. It will run for three Thursdays.    Looking forwarding to seeing you all there

Training of Youth Officers

A training evening for Youth Officers will be held  Tuesday 29th of November in  Community Hall Ballinamore, Time: 7.30 -9.30

Come and see

Dominican Contemplative Nuns Invite single young women (20-40) who are interested in learning about Monastic life as lived by Dominican Nuns to a Day of Prayer & Reflection Saturday 12th November 2016

Ballinamore Family Festival AGM

The Ballinamore Family Festival AGM takes place on Thursday 10th November in Smyth's Pub (Back Bar) @ 9pm. Anyone wishing to discuss the Festival & its future is invited to attend. Also anyone wishing to join the committee are urged to attend as there are a lot of positions to be filled on the committee this year. 

Corlough Foróige Club

Will be holding an Annual "5k Colour Dash" for all ages on Sunday the 20th of November. Registration on the day at 1:30pm and the dash will kick off at 2pm! REMEMBER: Wear a white t-shirt. Contact Francis on 0872891799 for more details. Everyone welcome « Return to News Page


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