10th May 2017


The 2nd semi-final in the Ballinamore League Cup Competition was played last Friday night between McGirl’s and Freddie’s in the Poor Scholar.  After some good close games of high scoring and good finishes McGirl’s came out winners on a score line of (5) games to nil.  Thanks to Ciaran Hearty for chalking all the games.  The final will be played on Friday night the 19th of May in Jackie’s between McGirl’s and The Poor Scholar.         

Aughawillan GAA

They are holding a table quiz on Friday night 12th at 9.30 4 adults at £10 each per table in the Viking lounge Garadice .great prizes plus raffle and refreshments on the night.

Leitrim County Childcare Committee have our free Annual Conference on Saturday 13th May.

The conference is from 9.45-4.15 and is for early years and after school practitioners and is located in the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon. At this conference there will also be a one hour workshop for parents of children aged 1-6 for 3pm-4pm. This workshop is on child-parent interactions and will be delivered by Lifestart. Would it be possible if you could inform any parents of children between the ages 1-6 that you will be in contact with between now and May 13th and give them the Leitrim County Childcare Committee phone number of 071 9640870 and my email address info@leitrimchildcare.ie so people can book into the event.

Ballinamore /Drumreilly Lr. Parish Newsletter 

Sun 7th May 2017 (4th Sunday of Easter) 

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: Fri 12th May SsNereus and Achilleus, St Pancras, martyrs  

Ballinamore St. Patrick’s Church        Masses :      Mon & Wed  7pm, Tues  Thurs & Fri 9am, (No Sat morning mass)  Sun 11 am  
Church Note 

Recent Deaths: 

We pray for the souls of (a) Bernadette McLoughlin, Church Street whose funeral took place in Ballinamore Tues 25th April, (b) Carmel McGovern (nee Kellegher) from Drumgownagh Corraleehan whose funeral took place in Enniskillen Sat 29th April, (c) Lilly O’Hara (mother of Marcella McKiernan, Kildorragh) whose funeral took place in Tourlestrane, Sligo on May 1st .(d) Teresa O’Brien (sister of Mae McDevitt, High St), funeral takes place in St. Dympna’s Church Upper Lavey, removal at 8pm Sun and funeral Mon 11am. Our sympathy to their families.  

Annual Tax Rebate

We wish to advise you parishioners annual statement of church contributions for 2016 will be reaching you shortly. Parishes of Ballinamore & Aughnasheelin will be receiving a 5 years Endurance Cert which will enable your church to obtain a tax refund on an annual donation to the Church of  €250 and over. Once the form is signed it is valid for the 5 years and does not require re-signing until the 5 years have lapsed. We would ask you to consider participating in this scheme as it is a valuable source of income to your church.  

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting

Monday 8th May at 9pm in Ballinamore Community Centre  


Young people from our parish will be confirmed by Bishop Leo O’Reilly in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore on Sunday May 21st at 3pm.  The Ceremony of Light takes place for all confirmation children and their families on Wed May 10th in Ballinamore Community Centre at 7.30 pm.  Please bring your Child's'  Baptism Candle. Look forward to seeing you all then. 

Trócaire Boxes

Please bring in your Trócaire contributions as soon as you can. Would you be kind enough to convert your coins into notes. Thank you for your co-operation  

Padre Pio Healing Mass

You are warmly invited by our Parish Pastoral Council and community to join with us for a Padre Pio Healing Mass in Saint Patrick's Church, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim on Thursday 25th May at 7.00pm. The Celebrant will be Fr. Sean Kelly,OFM  Capuchin Priest from Kilkenny and a native of Ballinamore. There will be five Capuchin Friars present with Relics of St. Pio for individual blessings after the Mass. Many healings have been attributed to the intercession of Saint Pio and large crowds always attend the healing Masses dedicated to his life. Everyone Welcome.  

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Places are still available on The Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes, which take place on 27th May – 1st June 2017. To book a place please contact Cavan Travel. 049-4361222 or Virginia Travel (049) 854 8544 

Ballinamore GAA nursery information night

We will be holding a GAA nursery evening at 1830 on Thursday in the sports complex Ballinamore. We would ask all parents and their children from ages 4 and up to attend this fun and informative evening. James Glancy from the Leitrim sports partnership will be on hand to conduct fun games and drills with the youngsters and will then take part in a quick questions and answers session in regard to a nursery group for Ballinamore. Refreshments will be served for the children and parents. This fun evening will be a great introduction to the ethos of a GAA nursery and we would ask all parents and interested children to attend. 

There will be a plastic collection of silage wrap, pit covers, meal bags & fertiliser bags at Ellis Yard Fenagh, Ballinamore on Friday 12th May from 9am to 2pm for more details phone 086 2521699, 087 3291081 or 071 9662781 

Aughawillan GAA Field Day & BBQ:

Come along to our Field Day and BBQ this Sunday 7th May from 1.30pm for what is sure to be a fun filled day with a plentiful supply of food and loads of activities for the kids and a few thrown in for the adults as well. 

10km/5km Run

Aughawillan GAA are holding a 10km/5km Run /Jog / Walk on Saturday 20th May at 12 noon. Registration at the club rooms from 11am to 11.45am. This will be aa timed event. Changing facilities, showers and refreshments will be provided on the day. Entry fee: Adult €10, Student/U16 €5, Family(2 adults, 2 children) €20. Everybody is welcome to what will be a very enjoyable day.  

Drumeela Garden Club 

The cuckoo is singing, bulbs are fading, lawnmowers are beginning to hum.- all signs that summer is upon us and the gardening season will soon be in full swing. Come along to the next Garden Club meeting in Teach Ducháis on Wednesday, May 10th at 9.00pm where you will pick up plenty of helpful information and advice on summer gardening. All are welcome, free for members and €3 for visitors.  There will also be the usual refreshments and raffle on the night.  

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 

Ballinamore Parent  & Toddler

Situated in Ballinamore Library (our new venue!) Every Wednesday 10.00a.m.-12.000p.m.€2 per week (for tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) All parents/grandparents or child minders who are in the company of babies or toddlers are invited to come along for a cup of tea and a chat while the children mix and play! For more information contact: Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977 

Guiness World Record Attempt

Fastest person to run the length of the country. Tom Garrod will be travelling through Ballinamore during his attempt between 3-5pm Sat 13th May if you wish to cheer him on. He is raising awareness for testicular cancer.  

Béal an ÁthaMóirSeán Ó hEislin 

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of father Charles Heerey C.C. He will be fondly remembered by us all. 
Over the years in the Ballinamore and surrounding areas he became an integral part of our communities not just as our parish priest but as a friend to all that knew him. 
Everyone will have their own memories of how he touched their lives either from conducting a christening, marriage, communion, or funeral or calling in for a ceile and a cup of tea. He will be deeply missed by us all.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all Father Heerey's family and friends at this time, heaven is certainly a brighter place today. 

Club LottoMonday 01.05.2017 

Folks don’t forget you can play online, makesureyou do not miss out!!! Visit Ballinamoresoh.com toplay- Ifyou’re not in you cannot win! 
NumbersDrawn:  7 1 2 05 6 2 4 

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:   

HouseDraw €40 Philip Farrelly 

Kindlysponsored Hugh Mctague 

€40 an duine: Kieran Mitchel, Drumreilly. CaitMcGirl, Main Streeet. Tracey Gannon, Corramahon. Anthony McHugh, Kinawley 

Ballinamore Library News

LeitrimAstronomy Club.  .

On Tuesday May 16 at 6.45pm Leitrim Astronomy Club will host a talk in Ballinamore library entitled “Astronomy and Irish Megaliths”. The speaker is Martin Byrne with free admission and all welcome.  Light refreshments will be served on the night.

I.C A.  Seanfhocal Exhibition on display in Ballinamore Library during library opening hours throughout the month of May. Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5.30pm: Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 8pm: Saturday 10am to 1.30pm and 2.30pm to 5pm.

Irish Church Music Association Regional Gathering

The Irish Church Music Association holds its second Regional Gathering in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, on Tuesday 16 May 2017 beginning at 7:30p.m. and ending at 9:30p.m. The fee is €10.00 per person. ICMA members are half price. The repertoire will cover a wide variety of liturgical music, suitable for many occasions. Co-ordinators for the workshop are Fr Turlough Baxter and Sr Moira Bergin with Derek Mahady and Paul Flynn as music directors. All choir members, music directors, organists, cantors and instrumentalists are welcome to take part.

Looking For A Small Intimate Venue For Your Catholic Wedding?

The chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan is now available for weddings. Please contact the Centre on 049 4375004 for more information or to obtain a copy of brochure.

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage To Fatima To Mark Centenary Of The Apparitions –

There are still a number of places available on this pilgrimage departing Thursday 14 September 2017 and returning Thursday 21 September 2017. Seven nights’ accommodation in the Hotel Santo Amaro on full board basis. Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom Mannion, CC Glencar. Cost: €759 per person sharing. For further information and booking forms, please contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on 049 4375004.


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