12th July 2017

13 July 2017


Sun 9th July 2017 (14th Sunday O.T)  

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 

Congratulations: We welcome Eoin Michael O’Brien into our church community as he received the sacrament of Baptism 2nd July. Congratulations to his parents.   

Belfast to Knock Peace Walkers.  

We are now just  a couple of weeks away from having our friends from Belfast pass through our town as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. Over the years the parish has always opened their hearts and homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker it will be much appreciated. “I was a stranger and you invited me in “truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’.  If you can provide a bed for even one of the walkers Please come along to the Mass and we will put you in contact with walker in need of a bed for the night. If you have accommodated walkers in the past and can do so again Please contact Thomas Kelly 071 9644800 / 087 9610911 with your details and how many you can take, Thanks. The mass will be on Thursday 20th July at 7:30pm. All parishioners are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations. 

Tesco stores in conjunction with Foodcloud

have a food donation programme whereby surplus food is donated to local groups every evening across all stores. Since starting in 2014, over 4 million meals have been donated to those who need it through various groups such as soup runs, women’s refuges and school breakfast clubs. 

Do you know a group who benefit from this? If so, please contact your nearest Tesco store or Mary Cronolly, Area Community Champion on 087 2224442 

Leitrim County are judging their new Environmental and community Awards

in town next Wednesday 12th July.  This was formerly Floral Pride, which Ballinamore won last year. This year we will be judged again on environmental issues as well as floral displays.  This means, how we deal with waste, our litter control, our weed control, volunteer support, any green initiatives, outside condition of business premises, energy control and ways in which our Tidy Towns helps our local community.  The Tidy Towns committee would like to thank everyone for keeping their houses and gardens, business premises, Estates, work places clean and tidy.  We would like to thank the R.S.S workers for keeping the grass cut and strimmed - a huge area to cover, Michael, Philip and the L.C.C. team, for all the on going work and cleaning out the river, Gerry for all the work done,  our volunteers who cut and maintain their own areas, our volunteer litter pickers, Michael and the SuperValu and everybody who helps and supports the project in any way. Keep up the good work.  We are doing a few Saturday morning tidy ups in different areas and would appreciate your help. 

Ballinamore Library 

The popular Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children started on Saturday, I July and will end on Thursday, 31 August . Call into the library to register and get your Reading Card. Read six books and enter into the draw for a bicycle. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. This is a free programme. 

Aughnasheelin GAA 

A big thank you to all who helped out with Mass for the late Fr Charlie - all who took part in the mass, those who got the hall ready and to all who baked and brought goodies a big gur a maith agaibh. 


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

Leitrim All Ireland Champions: Its a great headline to see at anytime and everyone in the County are surely delighted for our u14 girls team that achieved this great victory last Saturday over Armagh. The girls won by an impressive 8:12 to 4:03 to secure the title of all Ireland Champions. Ballinamore were well represented with Emma Honeyman, Mollie Murphy, Niamh Donohoe and Megan McGovern on the team. We are all very proud of the girls and hope they get continue in this vain for years to come. 

Cairde Liatroma : Cairde Liatroma is a new Development Draw being organised to support Leitrim GAA and is like fund-raising ventures in many other counties. Supporters of Cairde Liatroma are asked to make a monthly contribution of €10 by way of bank standing order, or a yearly contribution of €100. There are monthly draws for individuals and club prizes also. There will also be yearly draws with 5 club prizes of €1,000 and to individual prizes of €1,100.  Entries are available from County Senior Players, Club Officers or Seán O Suilleabháin 


Ballinamore Library

The popular Summer Stars Reading Adventure for children started on Saturday, I July and will end on Thursday, 31 August . Call into the library to register and get your Reading Card. Read six books and enter into the draw for a bicycle. Fun rewards will be provided along the way. This is a free programme.


Lahard Children's Project 2017:

Tuesday 25th July - 10am - 2pm - Arts & Crafts, football/soccer games, Sean Nós dance ( all in Ballinamore community centre) . Wednesday 26th July - 10am - 2pm - Football/soccer games, Sean nós dance, arts & crafts (all in Ballinamore community centre) . Thursday 27th July - Day trip to Tayto Park in Ashbourne Co. Meath. Cost: €40 1 child  €70 for 2 children .  €100 for 3 or more children 

Registration evening takes place Tuesday 4th July at 8pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.   For further details contact : Pauline Moran(project leader) @0863777730 


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


HSE Ante Natal Classes:  

A set of 3 Ante-Natal Classes will be held on Wed 5th, 12th,19th July, with a breastfeeding class on 26th July. Time : 3pm -5pm. Venue: The Hive, Dublin Rd, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim . Booking essential 071-9650354 – Partners welcome. A further set will be held on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Sept 2017.  


Ballinamore Women’s Group

A weekend trip to Galway staying in Flanner’s hotel 13th to15th October is been organized by Ballinamore women’s group.

Total cost is 270 euro which includes transport, meals and trips .A deposit of eighty euro must be paid by August1st to book a place and the balance paid on or before 1st September.  Enquiries to 0876327950


Leitrim Stór

A wonderful publication of historic, social and human interest stories; items of interest and photographs from all parts of the county. This is a timeless collection of material which captures the life, times and events of a people and era which should not be forgotten. Leitrim Stór makes for a fantastic read; a lovely keepsake or a very acceptable gift. Copies available in Murphy’s; Supervalu and the Genealogy Centre.


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