15th February 2017

Umbra Clothing Collection

Clothing Collection on behalf of Fr Nicholas Ngulutu of St. Joseph, parish Kavisuni, Kitui Kenya. All types of clean ladies, gents & children’s clothing & paired shoes. Fri 24th Feb Outside St. Patrick’s Church Ballinamore. 


Sympathy to the Flynn and Harty family on their recent sad bereavement, from all in Ballinamore darts.  The final of the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup due to be played last Friday night was postponed as a mark of respect to both families.  It will now be played next Friday night the 17th of February.  The finalists are McGirl’s and the Poor Scholar.  The venue is Freddie’s, starting time 10pm.

Saint Vincent de Paul Ballinamore

Would like to thank each and every one who contributed so generously to our annual Christmas Church gate collection. We thank the people of Corraleehan, Aughawillan, Drumreilly, Aughnasheelin, Fenagh and Ballinamore and all who helped out in whatever way. The total monies collected was 5250 Euro .
We would also like to thank

The Principal, staff and students of Ballinamore Community School who raised 400Euro and collected and donated a large quantity of food. 

* The Principal, staff and students of Fenagh National School for their very generous food donation

* Staff of Supervalu and Tesco Ballinamore who collected and supplied SVDP with clothes, food, and toys. 

*  Staff of AIB  for their collection of toys and money.

* Rehab Ballinamore for their generous food donation

* A special thank you to the Lions Club Ck ON Shannon who organised the “Lions Club Food Appeal” in Tesco for SVDP. 

* Sammon Builders Aughnasheelin for their very generous donation of money
Finally to the people who wish to remain anonymous who gave donations, money, toys, hampers, clothes, books and household items for distribution 
We say thank you. Finally your generosity has enabled us to make Christmas very special for up to 100 families in the area. If you have a concern and would like to talk us, do not hesitate to call.
S.V.D.P. confidential mobile 087-9360562

Ballinamore Drama Festival News

The Drama Festival in Ballinamore this year takes place from Sunday March 5 to Sunday March 12 starting nightly at the new time of 8pm. Season tickets available in Murphy's Newsagents in St Bridget's St Ballinamore

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

55 Irish Dancers Qualify for All Ireland Championships

Following three days of competition at the recent Connaught Irish Dancing Championships in Breaffy House Resort, Co. Mayo, 55 pupils from the McCartin SD, Drumreilly and Ballinamore have secured their place at the All Ireland Championships which will be held in Citywest Hotel and Conference Centre in May 2017.  The successful dancers, all pupils of Karl Mc Cartin are as follows:
Under 7
Abbie Lyons, Carrigallen, Destiny Cowdell, Aughavas.
Under 8
Anna Conefrey, Fenagh, Nicole Hardagen, Fenagh, Leah Guickan, Fenagh, Layla Mimna, Drumreilly, Anie Maguire, Burren,  Aoife Conefrey, Fenagh, Caoimhe Casey, Aughavas, Niamh Dimmock, Cloone.
Under 9
Mark Greene, Aughavas, Cerys Coyne, Carrigallen, Tori Cowdell, Aughavas, Tracey Shannon, Killeshandra,  Kate Conefrey, Fenagh, Kayla Gill, Fenagh, Bradley Cowdell, Aughavas.
Under 10
Conor Shortt, Aughavas, Katie Guickan, Fenagh. James Stringer, Aughwillian.
Under 11
Millie Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Gary Mitchell, Aughavas, Rachel Dolan, Aughwillian, Brian Og Murphy, Killeshandra,  Sarah Greene, Aughavas,  Edel Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, James Gilheany, Fenagh.
Under 12
Mikayla Mitchell, Aughavas.
Under 13
Clara O Kelly, Drumeela, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, Ornagh Cox, Ballyconnell, Darragh Gunn, Aughnasheelin.
Under 14
Kaitlyn Cowdell, Aughavas, Chloe Kearns, Gorthletteragh.
Under 15
Shauna Murray, Ballyconnell, Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, Gemma Mc Namara, Cloone, Ella Stringer, Aughwillian, Alannah Gunn, Aughnasheelin,  Kate Gilheany, Fenagh, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas,  Conor Edwards, Newtowngore.
Under 17
Helen O Rourke, Corlough, Orla Kiernan, Carrigallen, Shane Mc Gourty, Mohill, Luke Murphy, Killeshandra.
Under 18
Ciara Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Katie Mc Kiernan, Aughavas.
Under 19
Aleine Mc Partland, Killdallen, Aoife Cafferty, Gorvagh, Rebecca, Marsden, Ballyconnell.
Over 21
Paula Mc Partland, Killdallen, Sinéad Mc Govern, Drumreilly, Barry Taylor, Newtowngore

Ballinamore Parish Newsletter

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

Deceased : We pray for the souls of (a) Douglas Fyle, Glasgow & Aughnasheelin who died during the week in Glasgow (b) Elizabeth McKeon (nee McLoughlin) Drumlea, whose funeral took place on Saturday. (c) We also pray for the soul of Mary Coffey (nee Flynn) who died this week in Rhode Island, USA, and formerly of Probagh, Aughnasheelin. May they rest in peace. 

Pastoral Council Meeting : A Pastoral Council Meeting Wed 15th at 8:30pm in Ballinamore Community Centre

Missing Cross: A beautiful St. Brigid’s Cross made of wickerwood was left in Ballinamore Church to be blessed. When the owner went looking for it, it was missing. If anyone took it by mistake, please leave back to the church. 

Sight Savers: wish to thank all those who bought St. Brigid’s Crosses which were sold at Ballinamore Church. Total amount raised €230

A Collection for The Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes which is held every two years, takes place on the weekend of the 18th & 19th February. Your support is greatly appreciated.  

Mission Awareness: Out thanks to Fr Oliver McCrossan for his recent visit to our parish and telling us about the work of The Columban Missionaries in various parts of the world. If you wish to subscribe to the Far East Magazine or support the Columban Missionaries please do so at Columban Missionaries, Dalgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath C15 H5N.  

Lourdes Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2017.27th – 1st June 5 nights – Full Board.Bookings available Cavan Travel 049 436 1222 or Virginia Travel 049 8548544. Enquiries for Special Sick/ Assisted Section to : Fr Kevin Fay Tel 049 433 0018 or Mobile 087 8579968 . 

ScoilChlannNaofa Ballinamore:

Parents wishing to enrol their children from Junior Infants to 6th class in Ballinamore N.S for September 2017,  are asked to contact the school for an enrolment pack on 071 9645001. An enrolment day will be held in March details to follow. 

Date for your diary

5k/10k walk run in aid of St. Marys N.S. Aughnasheelin, on March 18, 2017 . Sponsorship cards are available and  registration at 1.30pm in Aughnasheelin Community Centre, starting time - 2pm . Come along for fun day out, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, refreshments served post race.  

Aqua aerobics on every morning at Thursday morning at 9am. Pay as you go @ 10 euros per class At Riversdale Ballinamore. No booking required. Just arrive on the morning.

Further Education Courses –

for Mature and Leaving Certificate students at Monaghan Institute. Prospectus 2017 now available.  For details visit www.monaghaninstitute.ie or contact: 047-84900.

Athletic Club

Many thanks to all who helped to make the Leitrim Indoor Athletics Championships in the Sports Hall last Sunday such a success and particularly to the Community Council for the use of the facilities.  Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 00 pm.with new members welcome any evening.

Social Dancing Classes

Learn to jive, quick step, foxtrot, slow waltz and old time waltz followed by line dancing at St Mary’s Hall, Carrick-on-Shannnon – every Sunday at 7.30pm. A good night’s dancing, fun and exercise guaranteed. All welcome. Phone 0868474744 for details. 

Ballyjamesduff Musical Society

Present ‘Hall of Fame Frolics’– Wed 1st /Thurs 2nd/Fri 3rd / Thurs 9th/Fri 10th/ Sat 11th March plus matinee on Sunday 5th March.

Booking office will open on Monday 20th February.  E-mail: bjdmusicalsociety@gmail.comBooking Office 049 855 1000.

Free Trial

Kumon maths and English programmes are daily worksheet study programmes for children of all ages and all abilities.Until the 28th Feb there is a free Trial period if you would like to book a place or just find out more ring Anne on 071 9645522

Fri 3rd March Tea Day for North West Simon Community

If you, your friends, work colleagues, club, school or group wish to host a Tea Day in aid of your local homeless charity- North West Simon Community please register your interest by e mail to mary@northwestsimon.ie or ring 087 7708865. If Fri 3rd March doesn’t suit any day around this is fine.  You can make a difference in your local community. www.northwestsimon.ie

Ballinamore Bridge Club Results

Results of bridge held on Thursday 9th February are as follows:

1st Maureen Dolphin and Marian Sharpley

2nd Kay Dolan and Marian Quinn

3rd Marian Burns and Sean Creamer

Bridge continues on16th February at 7 30pm

All players welcome.

Fundraising Table Quiz

Held in Drumcoura Lake Resort on Saturday 25th February at 9pm in aid of Nurture Africa hosted by Sinead Maguire who is going to Uganda volunteering this summer.Table of four, €40. There will be a raffle on the night which includes two tickets for Cowboys and Heroes and many more spot prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

Béal an ÁthaMóir Seán Ó hEislin

Dinner Dance and Honeymoon Draw
Well done to George and Alisa who won the honeymoon suite for the dinner dance !, its a big year for both of themas their own wedding is in June and this should be great practice for them.
The tickets have been printed and are selling fast so if you have not got yours please make contact soon as final numbers are now being prepared
For those of you that have reserved tickets, these can be collected on Sunday in the Pairc from 11.30 till after the match. They can also be collected on Monday night in Pat Joes bar during the lotto
Tickets are €30 and can be obtained from Niall Gormley @ 087 8221974 or Michael McTague @ 086 3906791
Dinner Dance Bus
For those of you who were not lucky enough to win the honeymoon suite and fancy a tipple on the night of the dinner dance, Adrian Wrynn will be running a bus if there is enough interest for one. If you are interested in booking a seat on the bus please contact Adrian as soon as possible on 086 8349949
Club Lotto Monday 6th of Feb 17
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: 5 7 3 4 0 6 2 1
Níraibhaonbhuaiteoir den Lotto arDé Luan seocaite. 
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhíiláthairar an oíche: 
House Draw €40: John McWeeney
Kindly sponsored: Tom Burns
€40 anduine: Kay Maguire Main street, Michael Doonan, Fenagh. P Sweeney,Ardmeenan. Ann Scollan (Mobile) PotaOir €14,550

Knitting Group

Are you interested in knitting, crochet, embroidery, etc? If you are, come and join likeminded people in Ballinamore Library, every Tuesday at 11.00am. For information please contact Eugéníe at 087-9879101 or Ballinamore Library at 071-9645566. Library Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am to 5.30pm. Tuesday & Thursday 10.00am to 8.00pm and Saturday 10.00am to 5.00pm.Closed daily for lunch 1.30pm to 2.30pm.







Copyright © 2016 Ballinamore Development Company. All Rights Reserved. CONTACT US
Photography by Eunan Sweeney. Video by Niall Magahey.

Web Design & Development by inTandem