12th April 2017


Results from the Ballinamore League cup. Freddies( 3) Mcgirls (6). Poor Scholar (8) Jackies (1). The poor Scholar finished in top spot after 3 games with 19 points and so play Jackies who finished in fourth place with 8 points in the first semi final to be played on Friday night 21st April in McGirls. McGirls finished in second place on 17 points and will palyFreddies who finished in third place with 10 points, in the second semi final, which will be played on Friday night the 28th of April in the Poor Scholar.

Poker classic Good Friday night the 14 April in Aughawillan hall at 9.30pm

Registration €20 - Rebuys €5 - Pay-out 50/50.  Great night of cards guaranteed and refreshments served

Leitrim Fleadh Ballinamore

The Leitrim Fleadh starts April 28th to 30th: Trad sessions, dancing, concerts and events, Cheoilagus craic!

Noel Mcmanus Memorial Run

The Noel McManus Memorial 5k and 10K Run/Walk will take place on this Good Friday, 14th April at 12pm in Lough Rynn, Mohill.   This is a chip timed race and is permitted by Athletics Ireland. For those who just want to come out and walk it with families or friends you can choose unchipped timing.
Registration is available online at Facebook/Noel McManus Memorial Run, or at Coretiming.ie  or you can register on the day from 10am onwards. Registration will close at 11:30am. €15 for chipped race or €10 for unchipped.  U16’s €5.  
This event is organised by Mohill & District Athletics Club and this year half the proceeds will go to Gortletteragh GAA.
Refreshments will be served afterwards in the beautiful Lough Rynn Castle. Please come out and support this particularly enjoyable event.  

United Christian Aid

Is once again appealing for clothes For families & orphanages in Moldova Any kind of wearable clothing, men’s / women’s / children’s Bed wear, nappies, soft toys. In need of Communion & Wedding Dresses. Collection will take place at O’Brien’s Sports Shop Ballinamore Saturday 22nd April 2017 From 11am to 4pm only. For further info please ring Lily O’Brien on 071 9644043

Smoke Alarm Scheme

Register now for FREE smoke alarms! Leitrim County Council Smoke Alarm Scheme is providing 10-year-battery operated smoke alarms to vulnerable homes where there are currently no smoke alarms installed.  Priority will be given to households most in need. If you know of anyone who may be in need of smoke alarms, please let them know about this scheme. You can download the form from www.leitrimcoco.ie or phone 071 96 9650400 ext 540 or 552  or email: sduffy@leitrimcoco.ie or asweeney@leitrimcoco.ie 

Béal an ÁthaMóir Seán Ó hEislin

Oughteragh Gaels Fundraiser - Save The Date! 

Ladies Evening taking place in Priors on Saturday, 22nd April from 8pm to raise funds for the Oughteragh Gaels Ladies team. Admission is €10. You can expect a fun-filled evening with a style coach in attendance, plus fashion, makeup & much more! Please Support 


It is important that all players and members renew their membership to ensure they have full insurance cover for the coming year. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 to make payment.

Club Shop 

Folks we are delighted to announce that the club shop is now live and open for business.

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Club Lotto

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: 2 1 4 7 3 5 0 6

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí iláthairar an oíche:  

House Draw €40 : John Harte

Kindly sponsored Ollie Moran 

€40 an duine: Declan McArdle, Swan bar Swanlinbar, Michelle Reynolds, PaircFea. Maura Sweeney, Aughdark. Tom Gannon, Kiltymoodan.

Next Week's draw takes  Pota Oir €14,950

ACL Division 4

Well done to the division 4 lads, 4th win in a row,  who continued their fine form with an impressive win over st Mary's Kiltoghert by a score of 4:17 to 0:3

Comhghair deas ar lábhúrb pósta

Congratulations to George and Ailsa on the recent wedding, everyone at the club would like to wish them all the best for the future

Leitrim Fleadh Ballinamore

The Leitrim Fleadh starts April 28th to 30th: Trad sessions, dancing, concerts and events, Cheoil agus craic!

S.O.S – Shave our Sean

Wow, what wonderful people in our little community, surrounding areas and country. As you know on the 1st April we had our fundraiser for various cancer associated groups and to raise awareness. We have been blown away by the generosity of people, from hairdressers/ barbers, to sponsors, to helpers on the night, photographer, musician and bar staff and you yourself. We do not have a final count as money still coming in but we are confident we have exceeded 20,000 euro which is a phenomenal amount and testament to such a small community and further afield. Big Thank you from Dawn Mc Keon and Family.

Mc Cartin SD Continue on Winning Ways!

The following pupils from the Mc Cartin SD Drumreilly and Ballinamore competed with great success recently at Feiseanna in Dublin, Meath and Roscommon.  The successful pupils were as follows: Mark Green, Aughavas, Sarah Greene, Aughavas, Kayla Gill, Fenagh, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, Kate Gilheany, Fenagh, Paula Mc Partland, Killdallen, Abbie Lyons, Carrigallen, Nicole Hardagen, Fenagh, Tracey Shannon, Killeshandra, Shane Mc Gourty, Mohill, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, Louise Cafferty, Gorvagh,  Aoife Cafferty, Gorvagh, Finn Maguire, Templeport, Pippa Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Emily Gilheany, Fenagh, Leah Guickan, Fenagh, Aoife Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Mya Mc Gouldrick, Derrylin, Conor Shortt, Aughavas, Katie Guickan, Fenagh,  Molly Maguire, Templeport, Ruby Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Millie Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Rachel Naughton, Gorthletteragh, Edel Mc Kiernan, Aughavas,  Ciara Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Katie Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Caoimhe Casey, Aughavas, Anie Maguire, Templeport, Layla Mimna, Drumreilly, Aoife Conefrey, Fenagh, Niamh Dimmock, Cloone, Cerys Coyne, Carrigallen, James Stringer, Aughwillian, Kate Conefrey, Fenagh, Rachel Dolan, Aughwillian, Chloe Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Aleine Mc Partland, Killdallen, Ella Stringer, Aughwillian, Alannah Gunn, Aughnasheelin, Ornagh Cox, Ballyconnell, DeirbhileCurrid, Aughavas, Orla Kiernan, Carrigallen and Sinead Mc Govern, Drumreilly.  Congratulations to everyone and their teacher Karl Mc Cartin

Ballinamore /Drumreilly  Lr. 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

Recent Deaths:  We pray for the souls of (a) Jim McGovern, Dristeran, Drumshanbo & formerly Lisroughty Aughawillan whose burial took place on Monday, (b) Mary McBrien (nee Prior) Aughavas and Leckan who died Sunday, (c) Pete McGovern, Sussex, England & formerly Ardrum who died 29th Mar. 

12 noon Stations of The Cross at Oughteragh Graveyard:

Good Friday 3pm  Celebration of The Lords Passion.

Holy Sat Vigil 9:30pm Easter Vigil.

Easter Sunday 11:30am Easter Sunday.

Community Notices.

Ballinamore Tidy Towns are holding the Annual Spring Clean on Good Friday at 10.30.  We meet in the Super Valu Car park. Please bring gloves.  Refreshments after in Super Valu, thanks to Michael McGovern and the Super Valu team. Super Valu are the National Tidy Towns Sponsors.

Ballinamore Outreach Service offers advice and support around various things including housing, social welfare, education/training. activities for children, support groups,parenting supports, personal development and Parent and Toddler Group.  It is based in Ballinamore Library Wednesdays 12noon-1pm.  For more information call Laura on 086 6035977.

Ballinamore Library News

“Spring into Story-Time” Ballinamore Library. Story –time and fun at 6pm on Wednesday 12th April for children aged 7 and under. For details contact the library on 071 9645566

Easter Egg Draw for children.  Borrow a book, put your name in the hat and draw will take place at 5pm on Thursday 13th April.

“Pieces” exhibition. An artist in the Community Scheme project with Ballinamore Men’s Shed on display until Tuesday 18th April.

Easter Holiday arrangements:  The library will close at 8pm on Thursday 13th April and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 18th April. The staff at Ballinamore library wishes all their patrons a very Happy Easter.

North West Hospice

Would you like to join the North West Hospice Mini marathon Team. : North West Hospice are looking for people to run walk or jog in aid of them in this year Women’s Mini Marathon which takes place on Monday June 5th.  We will have a bus travelling on the day so transport is available. To sign up today and get your registration pack please email info@northwesthospice.ie or call 071 9170523. To maintain the current level of service, we must raise €1 million every year through fundraising events, donations and bequests.  This is a huge challenge which we can only achieve through the generous support of individuals and organisations in our community so we would really appreciate your support.

Athletic Club

There will then be a two week break for Easter until Tuesday April 25th when training will be at 7.00.p.m.

Ballinamore Area Community Games Art & Handwriting Competition: For anyone interested in taking part, details of the competition have been sent to all local schools.  Alternatively please contact Amanda O'Connell 086-8274199 with any queries.

The Jive Club is back in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo this ThursdayApril 13th. The event celebrates variety with the best of Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, and Classic Country dancing. Get ready to Rock, Roll, Swing and Country Jive the night away at the Lough Allen Hotel. Doors Open at 9.30pm. Dancing at 10.Admission €10.

Co Leitrim Ploughing match Easter Saturday 15th  in Carrigallen, free entertainment for kids and a super dog show as well as other ploughing classes.

Fenagh Ladies:

Walk/Jog/Run:  takes places on Easter Monday, 17th April at 2pm commencing at Fenagh Visitor Centre. 

Registration commences at 1:30pm.   Please note this event is suitable for all ages to participate in - you may decide to walk/jog or even run part of or indeed all of the 7.8KM (exactly).  Refreshments and other goodies are available afterwards.  This promises to be a fun, family day out or a fitness event - you decide!   All are welcome.

Workshops in April and May at the Leitrim Sculpture Centre

Sat 29 April to Mon 1 May 2017

Stone Carving Workshop
Tutor: Jackie McKenna. Duration: 3 Days. Participants: 7. Cost: €180
Students will be introduced to the principles of stone carving and design, the identification and uses of different stone and the use of hand tools. Each student will design and carve a simple form that they can take home with them. Students should come with sturdy boots. For beginners to intermediate. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.

Jackie McKenna is a fellow co-founder of the Leitrim Sculpture Centre and a driving force for establishing a Centre for excellence in stone in Ireland. McKenna has completed many public commissions and is an expert in the use of stone in both public space and as a fine art practice in Ireland and abroad.

Sat 29 &Sun 30 April 2017
Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop
Tutor: Kate Oram.Duration: 2 Days. Participants: 6. Cost: €130
Discover the ancient technique of sandcasting, see examples of what you can make, learn how to make a master pattern and then cast it in aluminium and then how to finish it. Advice on suitable patterns (flat-backed or two-part, with no undercuts) will be emailed to you.  Everyday and found objects (bones, shells, nuts, household items) can lend themselves nicely to moulding, as well as your original sculpted patterns. You will be working with aluminium all weekend but working with other metals such as bronze will be discussed. This course will teach you the techniques required for bronze sandcasting. You would be able to return to hire the Sculpture Centre facilities to cast bronzes. Patterns can be made in a 3D printer next door at the FabLab, to be used in this course – contact them directly - http://www.fablabmh.org. Students come with: sturdy boots, a simple pattern (no undercuts). Beginners to intermediate. We have rooms to rent at €25 per night.
Kate Oram received a degree in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics from Brighton University in 1991, specialising in metal and wood.  She has run her design workshop for 20 years, working in copper and bronze as well as aluminium, silver, steel, wood, perspex, concrete and stone





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