26th July 2017

26 July 2017

Ballinamore Agricultural Show Society

A meeting of the Show Society will be held in the Community Centre on Tuesday 1st August at 9pm.  The main item on the agenda will be preparation for Show Day on Tuesday 15th August.
All stewards and helpers are requested to attend to their usual duties on Monday 14th at 10 am and on Tuesday 15th of August.  All stewards are requested to wear high visibility jackets.

Ballinamore Show – Tuesday 15th August 2017

Exhibitors are reminded that entries for this year’s Show close Tuesday 8th August.  The Show Office is located at the Tourist Centre (Old Clinic building), High Street, Ballinamore.  Telephone 071 9645670.  The office will be open from 10am until 7pm each day until August 8th.  Remember no late entries will be accepted.  This year’s Show will be held in Creamer’s field, Golf Road, Ballinamore.  Schedules are available from the Show Office 071 9645670 or 087 0916433 and in local shops.

Ballinamore Agricultural Show Notice 2017

Ballinamore Agricultural Show, one of the highlights of the Annual Festival will take place on Tuesday 15th August at Creamer’s Field, Golf Links Road Ballinamore.  This annual event is regarded as one of the best in the region attracting exhibitors from a wide area.  Prize money has increased to €15,000 and a variety of goods will be on offer for the prize winners in the classes.  This year Ballinamore will host qualifiers for Horses and Cattle, the winners of which will go forward to Championship finals at other shows later in the summer.  Judging in the Hose and Cattle sections gets under way at 11am with five rings in operation.  Judging of Sheep starts at 1.30pm.  the very popular dog show begins at 1.30pm, with a total of seventeen classes catering for all breeds.  In the Marquee judging in the Home Industry, Cookery, Farm, Garden and Photography sections also commences at 11m and indications are that the number of exhibitors will exceed previous years.  The Best Dressed Lady at the Show will be selected between 2pm and 4pm.  There will also be many contenders for the title of Most Glamorous Granny and Miss Fashionista and Mother and Daughter Lookalike.  The Tossing the Sheaf will bring proceedings on the Show field to a close.  The presence of many trade stands, stalls all add to the carnival atmosphere of Show Day and provide entertainment for all the family.  The Committee would like to thank the local business Community for their continued support and also the many firms who have sponsored the various classes.
Schedules are currently available from the Show Office at the Tourism Office (Old Clinic) High Street, Ballinamore 071 9645670 or 087 0916433 or from local shops.  Entries close on Tuesday the 8th August at 7pm.

Leitrim Development Company Are Hiring

Childcare Community Employment positions available with Leitrim Development Company. If you are aged over 21 years, unemployed for 12 months or more and would like to gain a Level 5 qualification in Childcare or if you have completed the level 5 childcare qualification and are currently unemployed for 12 months or more and wish to complete your Level 6 qualification. Please contact the Childcare Community Employment Supervisor in Leitrim Development Company on 071 96 41770 or email anneevansmccutcheon@ldco.ie for further details

Digges & District Beekeeping Association

Digges & District Beekeeping Association is staging its annual Honey Show on Sunday, August 20st 2017 in conjunction with the Mohill Agricultural Show. For further information contact the Association’s Honey Show Secretary on  0861034308.



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 

Church Notes 

Visitation of the Sick and Housebound: will take place this week: Aughawillan, Corraleehan and Aughnasheelin on Thursday morning and Ballinamore Country Area on Thursday afternoon/evening. Ballinamore Town area will take place Friday morning.  

Knock Walk.: The Down and Connor Walkers send the parishioners their thanks gratitude and appreciation for the fantastic reception they received on Thursday evening and especially all those who provided accommodation for the walkers who had walked from Clones on a very wet day, everyone who needed a bed was provided for and all your prayers and petitions will be brought to our lady in knock this Sunday, thank you all more sincerely again. Special thanks to Fr Johnny for the wonderful mass.  

Dates for Cemetery Sundays:            Blessing of Graves takes place after mass.

Aughnasheelin Sun Aug 6th   Mass at 12noon  

Ballinamore Sun August 20th  Mass at 2:30pm 

Aughawillan Sun August 13th Mass  at 9:45am 

Corraleehan Sun August 27th  Mass at 12noon  


Leitrim Heritage CE Scheme Vacancy 

1 year contract for Caretaker in Ballinamore GAA Grounds, 1 year contract in the Ballinamore Tourism Office.  Please forward CV to Michelle Reynolds, mreynolds@leitrimcoco.ie or contact 071 9650400 ext 526 

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


Upcoming Training Courses at Mohill Computer Training 

  • FREE “Getting Online” course (10 hours in total) – now taking names for next course starting in late August. 
  • Part Time QQI Level 3 Introduction to Computers starting on 4th September. 
  • Part Time QQI Level 5 Design Skills and Digital Fabrication starting late September. Date TBC. 
  • Full Time QQI Level 5 Computer Applications starting on 9th October. 
  • Part Time QQI Level 4 Computer Course starting on 9th October.  

Apply now as places are limited. Call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie).  


Do you wish to volunteer your time to teach conversational English to new migrants in Cavan Town or Ballyjamesduff?

We are looking for volunteers to give two hours each week to help others in the community learn conversational English. The main criteria for tutoring is that you speak Englishand are patient and friendly. Training will be provided. If you wish to find out more about the Fáilte Isteach project. Please contact; ColetteCostello on 0494353909or email ColetteCostello@cmetb.ie 

Mary Hall on 0494353968 or email to: MaryHall@cmetb.ie  ww.failteisteach.ie 

Class Reunion. 

On Saturday 5th August, anybody who started as a 1st Year pupil in Mean Scoil Fatima, St. Felim’s or Ballinamore Vocational school in 1972, did their Leaving Cert there in 1977, came to the schools or spent time as part of that class during this time or any of those who taught during this period are invited to a class reunion in the Commercial Hotel., Ballinamore. This will be an informal event, with no meal or no cover charge, just come along from 8pm for an evening and night of reminiscence and catching up with old friends.  Any questions, contact Mary Bohan @ 086 8889310 or Kevin Geoghegan @ 083 1025352.  

A Trip Down Memory Lane: 

A Presentation and Book Launch on Aughawillan Old School (1824-1932) will take place in Aughawillan Community Centre on Saturday August 12 at 6 pm. All members of the community and anyone with family connections are welcome to attend. 

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

Strictly Come Dancing 

Sean O'Heslins Strictly Come Dancing Committee are working hard putting the final dancers together for our big event on Saturday 18th November. But we are open to suggestions . Are you interested - or know of anyone interested from outside Ballinamore who would be up for the challenge?? Contact us on 087-2488875 or private mail us only ! The countdown is on 18 weeks to go ! 


it’s 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 Lotto Monday 17.07.2017

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 3 6 2 5 4 7 1 0  Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.  Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:    House Draw Brendan Burns
Kindly sponsored Hugh McTague €40 each – Joe Kellegher, Clenaghoo. Sean McWeeney, Aughnasheelin. Joey Smith, Prior Viewhouse. Sean Kavanagh.  Pota Oir €2200

Children’s Movie Hour, Ballinamore Library.

There will be a children’s Movie Hour in Ballinamore Library on Saturday July 29  at 2.30pm

Details of movie available from the library at 071 9645566.

Admission free.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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