30th November 2016

2 December 2016

Christmas Whist Drive

Ballinamore Special Christmas Whist Drive will be held this coming Thursday 1st December at 8.30pm in the local Community Centre.  Come along and enjoy a game of whist and great refreshments and try to win one of the fabulous prizes not to mention the tremendous Christmas Hamper!

Ballinamore Bridge Club

Results of bridge held on Thursday 24th November are as follows:

1st Bernie Flynn and Monica Sharpley

2nd Evelyn Smith and Marian Quinn

3rd Mary mc Tiernan and Mary Flynn.

4th Kay Dolan and Maura Sweeney.

Bridge continues on December8th at 7pm.

All players welcome.

‘Christmastime’,music & song for Loughlin Óg!

Only a few more sleeps. The time has gone so quick and I just can't wait to see Santa arrive in Ballinamore to turn on the lights... He is arriving at 5:30 on Sunday 5 th at the platform and I believe he has a goodie bag for all the boys and girls. So let's get our Santa hats out and our Christmas jumpers on and enjoy the celebrations and all the surprises.. as there is always a good attendance I would ask parents and children to be patient and careful when queuing for the safety of all and if there is anyone out there that would like to help with stewarding please come to Dawn on the night. Christmastime, sleigh bells ringing in the snow, Christmastime, fairly lights and mistletoe’! Come along to St Mary’s Church of Ireland Mohill on Sunday 4th December 8pm for a wonderful evening of music & song with Country, Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Folk and Christmas Classics performed by the Sweet Spirit Choir, ‘Cat’s Meow’, ‘ Rodeo Man-Sean Mahon’, May Reynolds Malone, Trumpeter Pat Glynn & Norma, Colm O’Reilly-songs such as the Leonard Coen’s ‘Halleluijah’, ‘DrummerBoy’/Peace on Earth’, ‘O’Holy Night’ , ‘Ain’t misbehavin’, ‘If I can dream’ and many more great songs.The pupils from the Hunt School will also perform ‘Christmastime’ with Tish.  The song was recorded by Tish and the pupils of the Hunt School and will be on sale at the Christmas show on Sunday 4th December 2016 8pm to support the aftercare of baby Loughlin Óg Burns and his parents Amanda & Loughlin.. 

Mac Diarmada 1916-2016: a Recap and a Reflection 

As it nears the end of our year of centenary celebrations, the last talk to be held in Ballinamore Library is ‘Mac Diarmada 1916-2016: a Recap and a Reflection’ by Cormac Ó Súilleabháin on Friday 2nd December at 8pm. Free event - Fáilte roimh gach duine


Results from week five of the Francis McGirl Cup:  Poor Scholar (8) Jackie’s (1) Freddie’s (5) Bank Bar (4).  McGirl’s had a bye, so at the half way stage in the competition the Poor Scholar lead with (37)pts.  McGirl’s are in second place with (30)pts.  Jackie’s are third on (25)pts, Freddie’s are on (24)pts in fourth place and the Bank Bar have (19)pts in fifth place.

Scoil Naomh Bríd presents Danger Money

Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ballyconnell are having a fundraising night at 8pm on Saturday, December 3rd in the heated sportshall at Ballyconnell Community Centre. Well known local actor Seamus O’Rourke brings his excellent production ‘Danger Money’ written by local man John McManus on the night. Show begins at 8pm and there will be refreshments and a raffle at half time. Admission is €12 and tickets can be ordered or purchased from the school at 049 95 26673 or on the night at the door. Funds raised on the night will go towards the purchase of equipment for the new Autism Special Class Facility in the school. This facility serves the entire west Cavan and south Leitrim area and is currently under construction with a March 2017 completion date and a final cost of €800,000. Please support this worthy cause.


Sunday 11th December, Woodford & Erne Suites, Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell Co. Cavan. 12.00pm – 5.00pm. This annual event is now in its 5th year and with 59 stands it’s the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping for your friends and family. We’ll have the best in handmade goods, craft supplies and quality giftware. It’s free admission so please join us for a fabulous day out. www.downland-crafts.com or 049 436 4877.

RehabCare Resource Centre Ballinamore

are running a Christmas Food Drive in aid of St. Vincent de Paul, members of the community who would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause can leave their items into the Resource Centre in New Golf Links Road 9-5 Monday to Friday.  Donations are being accepted up until Friday 16th of December. Items that would be greatly appreciated are sweets, biscuits, Christmas cake, turkey/ham vouchers, tea, coffee, soft drinks, tinned food, cereals, rice, pasta etc"

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!

Numbers Drawn:76415023

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw: Paddy Doherty

Kindly sponsored: Brendan Burns

€40 an duine: Francis Maguire, main street. Aindrias O’Dubhthaigh, Aghadark. Sylvia Dolan, Ballinamore and David Boyle.

Jackpot €14,100

Church Notices

Feast Days during the week: Wed 30th St Andrew (Apostle & Martyr), Sat 3rd Dec St. Francis Xavier  Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church         Masses :  Mon & Wed 7pm, Tue Thurs & Fri 9am, Sun.11am.         

Recent deaths; We remember and pray for (a) Emily Prior of Callowhill whose funeral took place on Tuesday, (b) Lil Sheridan (sister of Margaret Sweeney, Tullyoscar) whose funeral took place in Miltown, Belturbet on Tues, (c) Ryan Doyle whose funeral took place in Edenderry Co. Offaly on Friday (d) Martin Khublall who died in London, funeral arrangements later. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.
Baptism: We welcome Grace Ríona McGovern into our church community as she received the sacrament of Baptism. Congratulations to her parents.  
Visitation of the Sick and Housebound: Please note that the visitation of the sick & housebound will not take place this Thursday & Friday but on Thursday December 15th and Friday December 16th. 
“Guess Who is Coming to Dinner” : If you would like to invite a neighbour to your home for Christmas dinner or perhaps you wish someone would invite you but don’t want to ask. Either way contact Mary O’Connor on 087 7592613, who will make the arrangements. 

Ballinamore Area Senior Citizen’s Christmas Party

will be held in the Commercial Hotel on Sun 11th Dec from 2:30 – 8pm. Family members are warmly welcome to come along and join in the music and dancing after the meal. 

Carers Required:

No. 1 Quality Home Care Provider RHS Home Care urgently requires carers in the Mohill, Carrigallen, North and South Leitrim and Sligo areas. A FETAC Level 5 Healthcare qualification, transport and flexible working hours are essential.  To apply email jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call 090 66 25988

Defib training in Aughawillan club rooms on Saturday  December 3

Anyone interested please contact Marie Quinn at 0879208352 in the next few days . 

Aughawillan Whist Result Top Score

Kath O Gorman First Gent Pat Stringer Second gent Dessie Kiernan Third Gent Ml McWeeney First Lady Betty Rasdale Second Lady Pauline McTaggart Third Lady Myrtle Neil 1/2 Time Lady Doreen Woods 1/2 Time Gent Bernie McGovern Lowest score Larry Williams Hatching Marie Quinn Raffle Seamus Quinn Ml McWeeney Agnes Owens . Christmas Whist Tuesday 13th December  

Ballinamore Hurling Club:

Schools Hurling will start next Monday, 28th Nov. in the Complex from 6-7. It is open to boys and girls from 3rd to 6th Classes. It will run every Monday for four weeks up until Christmas and start again in the new year.

Leitrim Public Participation Network

will be based in Ballinamore Tourist Centre over the coming weeks.  The Resource Worker will be available to answer your questions about the PPN and also to help groups to register with the PPN. If you would like to find out more about the PPN, please drop in for chat': Dates in Ballinamore Tourist Centre as follows: Tues 29th November 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Thur 1st Dec 10.30am - 5.00 pm, Mon 5th Dec 10.30am - 5.00pm, Mon 12th Dec 10.30am - 5.00pm, Mon 19th Dec 10.30am - 5.00pm

North West Hospice

are delighted to launch their Memory Tree in Carrick on Shannon.  This tree will be adorned by hundreds of lights symbolising the memories of people who have used the services of North West Hospice and will be a place for family and friends to reflect on those memoires. There will be a very special lighting of the light on Sunday December 4th at 4pm and all are  invited to attend. To sponsor a light costs €5 and can be done in shops throughout the town , in the Hospice Centre or online at www.northwesthospice.ie


Getting married in 2017 or 2018? Contact Accord.ie or your local Accord office in Cavan. Our Accord office in Cavan also provide Marriage and Relationship counselling in strict confidence. To speak with a counsellor or to get help in booking your pre-marriage course, please call Eileen on 049-4375004 ext 100, or email cavanaccord@eircom.net 

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

Scór na nóg county final : Scór na nóg county final will take place in Ballinamore Community centre on Dec 4th at 2pm. Semifinals may be held this weekend if there is a large entry. If anyone under 17 on Jan 1st 2017 is interested in representing Ballinamore SOH in Recitation, Solo Singing, Music group, Ballad group, Set or Céilí Dancing pls contact Orla Murphy on 0876245316 before Wednesday of this week. Full list of disciplines and rules can be acquired on Gaa.ie

Cavan Institute

are holding a “drop-in day” on  Saturday 26 Nov 2016 from 12 Noon to 4:00pm. The idea for this day is to invite potential applicants and parents to call into the Institute and meet with Subject and Class Tutors to discuss course options. So if you are considering further education why not come along!

Ballinamore Womens group 

Christmas dinner takes place on Saturday 10th December in Kennedys. Cost is 30 euro.Payment and booking must be done on or  before 7th December. Enquiries to 0876327959. 

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.


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