18th January 2017

16 January 2017


Results from week 10 of the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup Competition and the last round of matchers before the semi-finals.  Jackie’s (1) Poor Scholar (8) Freddie’s (6) Bank Bar (3) McGirl’s had a bye.
The point’s total The Poor Scholar finished top with (71) pts.  McGirl’s finished second (65) pts.  Freddie’s have (49) pts and finished in third place.  Jackie’s finished in fourth place on (48) pts. Bank Bar have (37) pts in fifth place.  the draw was made for the semi-final venues.
Final Venue’s:  Poor Scholar play Jackie’s in the first semi-finals next Friday night the 20th of January in McGirl’s, and the second semi-finals between McGirl’s and Freddie’s will be played on Friday night the 27th of January in the Bank Bar.  
Games start at 10pm sharp.

Reunion Event.

Throughout the 1980’s and 90’s Burlington /Atlantic Mills in Longford employed many people from the area in its factory in Clondra, Longford. A reunion of past employees is being organised and takes place on Friday next 20th January. The evening begins with Mass in Longford Cathedral at 7:30pm for deceased employees and family members, Fr. Sean Kelly,  a former employee  will celebrate the  Mass, then it’s on to the Longford Arms Hotel at 9pm for an evening of music, a meal and reunion , time to catch up will friends and enjoy an evening of fun and memories, there will be some fun events and spot prizes, anyone interested can contact Thomas Kelly for ticket for the hotel event (087 9610911) , all welcome to attend the Mass,

St. Mogue’s Weekend

Variety Concert.  Sun 29 January  at 8-30pm in Templeport Resource Centre featuring Eriu Loraine Spotton and Guest Artists.  Raffle on the night.  Admission €10. Organised by Bawnboy Heritage.

A final thank you.. 

This is a final thank you from the Christmas lights Committee to you all for your support from helpers to sponsors to kids to the general public.. People have been very supportive.. if you would still like to contribute you can contact Dawn or David or lodge it into the credit union under Christmas lights but please let us know if you want your name on sponsorship list next year..  the lights are coming down on Sunday 15 th Jan. If you would like to help join in at 12:30. Thank you again and have a peaceful 2017. 

Thank you Seddie

As most of you know we have a town crib which has moved house this year. For many many years now the crib comes and goes and many of you may not know who was behind it. Well it's our very own Seddie McGovern. He has looked after (with the help of others) the crib and figures. But he has now retired from this position and I think a big thank you is in order for his many years of service to this cause. So from this little community with the big heart.. Thank you Seddie 


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: Tue 17th St. Anthony, Sat 21st St. Agnes 
Recent Deaths : We remember and pray for Eilish Cunningham, Green Lane, Mohill (sister of Brendan McGowan, Ardrum) whose funeral took place on Saturday in Mohill. 


Trocaire would like to thank Ballinamore Parish for their recent Donation of €500 from the porch box.  

Columban Missionaries: " Fr.Oliver McCrossan , a Columban missionary will visit the parish on January 21/22.He will speak at all the masses on the work of the Columban Missionaries. Columban priests ,sisters and lay work in 14 countries around the world."

AGM of Ballinamore Area Community Games

will take place in Smyth's bar Main Street, Ballinamore on Monday 16th January at 9pm. Community games area covers the parishes of Aughawillan Coraleehan Aughnasheelin Fenagh Drumreilly and Ballinamore. If parents from all areas are interested in GAA soccer basketball debating teams (plus many other events) being entered please attend. This is the 50th year of community games and many events are being held earlier than previous years - please see communitygames.ie See also both our Ballinamore area Facebook page and our Leitrim community games Facebook page for more information. Children need to be registered online and if interest is not expressed at the AGM it may not be possible to enter teams at a later date.  Any queries email -ballinamoreareacommunitygames@gmail.com

Computer classes for men in Corlough/Corraleehan/Bawnboy

Breffni Integrated and CMETB have two computer classes available for Men in the Corlough/Corraleehan/Bawnboy area.  The first is a QQI Level 3 in Internet & Email which will be held in Ballyconnell.  This course is for men who did the basic course last year and wish to progress onto the next level.  The second is a basic computer skills course for beginners which will be held in Corlough.  Both courses will run if there is enough interest.  An information/registration session for both classes will be held on Thursday 19th January from 7-8pm In Corlough Community Hall. Please contact Kathleen McGovern on 087-2429848 for further information if interested.

Italian Classes:

Do you want to learn the basics of Italian in an enjoyable way?  Course of Italian in Ballinamore with native speaker, every Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm, Trathona buiding. Date and time open for change to suits every attendant.  CIAO!  contact: 089 40 83 261 or federsmiths@yahoo.it  (Frederico

Assorted Fitness Ladies Classes

Mon & Thurs at 8pm Ballinamore hall. Tues & Thurs at 11am Ballinamore gaa gym , 
Wed at 6.30pm & 7.30pm Ballinamore gaa gym.       EASY SOCIAL FITNESS - Thurs at 10am in Ballinamore gaa gym 
MEN - men's circuits Wed at 8.30pm in Ballinamore gaa gym

Family Carers Ireland

are proving the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award in your area based on demand in February 2017.  One Day workshops on Nutrition, Stress Management and Dementia also available .For more info contact 0579322920’

Templeport Day Centre

re-opening on next Wednesday 18th January after the Christmas break.  Looking forward to seeing you all again.  New people always welcome. Contact Anne on 087-2857471 or Kathleen on 087-7921683.

Ballinamore Drama Festival

The Drama festival this year will take place in the Community Centre from March 5th to March 12th. We have a good line up of plays and we hope that all attending will enjoy. Season tickets are available in Murphy's newsagents in St Bridget's St. Looking forward to a great week.

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

The Club are holding our annual dinner dance in the Landmark Hotel on Saturday February 18th. Tickets can be obtaine from Niall Gormley @ 087 8221974 or Michael McTague @ 0876 3906791

 The Sliabh an Iarainn Players.

The  Mohill based Sliabh an Iarainn Players, under the direction of Frank Cadam, will once again take to the stage in 2017 with more top class drama.  We would like to invite anyone interested in being part of a sucessful drama group, or anyone interested in learning a craft, how to act, design sets, lighting, sound and everything else that goes into staging a successful production, to join us for the coming year. Drama helps build your confidence and gives you the chance to meet some great people.  Our aim is to provide top class drama, combined with  good comradrie for everyone involved. There is a part for everyone, regardless of age. If you are interested in joining please phone 086 1723178 or email    sliabhaniarainnplayers@gmail.com                       

Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre - New Classes Week Starting 16th of January

There are limited places still available for our part-time improvers computer (Information and Communication Technology Skills Class QQI level 4), and our beginners computer course (General Learning Class QQI level 3).These courses are funded by Sligo Mayo Leitrim ETB. For more information or to book a place contact Michael on 0719641577, 087 6177071 or mbruen@drumshanboenterprise.ie

A Note For your Diary – Aughwillan  Drama Troupe 

Aughawillan Drama Troupe are on a high rehearsing for the sinfully hilarious play “Drinking Habits”  written by award winning playwright Tom Smith.  This comedy will performed for your entertainment on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of February in Aughawillan Hall.  Watch and listen out for us in your local notes, newspapers, Shannon Side Radio and like us on Aughawillan Drama facebook.  Happy New Year to all looking 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

Piano Classes

Resume at the Piano Centre on the 10th of January. Gerarda Burns. ALCM 087 7828573.

The Folk Choir

Would like to thank you for contributing to their fundraising Carol Singing  a total of €450 was raised for the Capuchin Day Centre. Happy New Year.

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  071 9650693 /  E-mail carrickonshannon@nln.ie

Want to improve your Irish?

Irish conversation classes, or Ciorcal Comhrá, will start again in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday next, 10 January at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid-March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat

Cumann na bhFiann

is the largest nationwide youth service through Irish, running weekly youth clubs and events all year round through the medium of Irish. At the moment there are youth clubs in 60 towns around the country, with membership of over 3,000 students.
The club in Ballinamore is back running after Christmas this week, and takes place every Tuesday from 6.30pm-8.00pm in the Community Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to practise your oral Irish through fun and games and we extend a warm welcome to anyone who is interested. For details/questions call Devin at 0862499111.”

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