27th September 2017

25 September 2017

Solas Art Gallery


Ballinamore presents 'hidden... OUT LOUD'; an exhibition of recent work by Niamh O’Connor, visual artist from Dublin currently living in Monaghan. The exhibition will open 7.30pm 29th September, its runs Tue-Sat 10-6pm until 21st October and will be opened by visual artist and broadcaster Amanda Jane Graham.www.solasart.ie 0719644210

Open night in Mens shed


The Men’s Shed is having an Open Night from 7pm to 10pm on Wednesday 27th September.  Everyone welcome, so come along and see the work that is done in The Men’s Shed.


Learn to Dance


Social dancing classes in Fenagh Community Centre every Wednesday night at 8.30pm.  beginners and improvers all welcome.  Telephone for any details  Mary Brady 086 0502442


Dance on Friday 29th in Templeport


Dance on Friday 29th September in Templeport  Resource Centre, Bawnboy, Co Cavan.  Music by Nigel Livingstone.  Dancing from 10 to 12.  Supper served. Mary Maguire.  0877612327


1st Leitrim Scouts AGM


1st Leitrim Scouts AGM and Registration Night will take place on Wednesday 27th Sept. from 8-9pm in Ballinamore Scout Den (beside Sports Complex).  From ages 6-15 years, boys and girls. 


Harvest Festival Thanksgiving Service – cancelled


The above service due to take place on Sunday 1st October at 4pm has been cancelled due to ongoing repairs on the church.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Next service takes place on 7th October at 12.15pm.


Ballinamore Bridge Club


Before this week’s game we would like all members attend a meeting to find who can play or not.  Bridge game every Thursday in Commercial Hotel at 7.30pm.  Please attend.


Job Seeking Skills Course 


County Leitrim Job Club will be running a Job seeking skills course in The Enterprise Centre, Ballinamore starting on Monday 2nd October 2017 and running for four weeks. This course covers all aspects of job seeking including certified manual handling and Customer Service Skills.  An attendance allowance is available to participants on this programme. If you would like to reserve a place or require any further information, please contact Martina or Mary at Leitrim Development Company 071 9641770/ 086 0306565 or email leitrimjobclub@ldco.ie 



Full Time Horticulture Level 4 Training Programme


New!! Full-Time Horticulture Level 4 Training Programme starting
Monday 6th November, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. This programme will run for 37 weeks, Monday to Friday from 9:30am – 4:00pm and is free to eligible participants. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to start a career in horticulture. Please register your interest today with
Imelda on 087 7453651 or email imelda@camcas.ie.


Life In The Spirit Seminars


continues every friday night in Clancys Killeen Dromahair Friday 29th Sept, Friday 6 & 13th Oct. Starting each nite @ 8:30pm Refreshments Served

Everyone Welcome. "If you seek me you will find me" Jeremiah 29: 13


Women’s Group


A meeting of Ballinamore women’s group takes place on Wednesday 4th October at 8pm. A guest speaker will speak on mindfulness.  Members are asked to bring a cushion and a small towel to partake in this session.  Arrangements will be competed for trip to Galway.

All members are asked to attend.


Ballinamore Library News. 


Positive Aging Week. 


Events continue throughout the week, with a classic movie showing at 6pm on Thursday 28 at 6pm (Details of movie available from the library at 071 9645566) Admission free all welcome with refreshments served. 


Basic Computer Course. 


In early October there is a Basic Computer Course starting in Ballinamore library. This course is free and will run on Thursday evenings between 5.30 and 7.30 over a 5 week period.  Places are limited  and booking is essential.  For booking and further details contact the library at 071 9645566. 

Draughts club continues in the library each Tuesday 6.30pm to 7.30om.  Bring along draught board if you have one and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Kiddies Movie hour each Saturday at 2.30pm Details of movies showing available from the. Library at 071 9645566. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian 

Irish Class for Complete Beginners  

Irish class for people with little or no Irish will begin in Ballinamore Library on Thursday 12 October at 7.00pm. Admission is free. 


Athetic Club Training Resumes

Ballinamore Athletic Club training will resume for the winter season on Monday evening next at 7.00.p.m. It will then continue as in previous years on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.00 p.m. in the Sports Hall and St Felim's Grounds. The reason it is taking place on the Monday evening next week is that the Leitrim Primary Schools Cross Country Championships take place on Wednesday next. New members are also welcome on Monday evening. After the Halloween break and time change training reverts to 6.00.p.m.on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Progressive 25 Card Game


Progressive 25 Autumn/Winter League commences this Thursday night September 28th in Fenagh Community Centre, starting at 8.30. League prizes, Nightly prizes and Jackpots. Entry €8 with refreshments served. All new players welcome. Proceeds in aid of Fenagh Handball Club.



Fr. Sean Mawn P.P. (071) 96 44039 / 087 6869040, Fr. Johnnie Cusack C.C.  

Dates for Your Diary 

Saturday  October  7th at 7pm : Mass for Harvest Thanksgiving, Corraleehan Church  

Friday November 10th at 8pm : Mass for the Bereaved, Aughnasheelin Church . 




To Kevin McCabe & Aimee McGough who were married last weekend in Corraleehan Church.  


Baptism :


We welcome Lochlainn Francis Sweeney to our church community as he was baptised last weekend. Congratulations to his parents.  


Recent deaths:


We pray for the soul of Paddy O'Rourke, formerly of Coraleehan Beg, (Brother of Noel O’Rourke) whose funeral mass took place on Saturday in Corraleehan . Our sympathy to his families 


Day For Life 


is about raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. This year’s Day for Life is celebrated on  Sun Oct 1st       

First Holy Communion 2018:  


A very important information meeting for Parents/guardians of children due to receive their First Holy Communion in 2018   will take place in Scoil Chlann Naofa (formerly boys school). This meeting is on Wednesday 27th September at 8pm.  Your child will be registered on this evening and all information regarding dates of coming years rituals/programmes will be given.  We look forward to seeing you there.  Any queries to Martina Pastoral Worker on 087 154 5012.[Text Wrapping Break] 




While we appreciate greatly those who volunteer to participate in various ministries in our parish, can we remind you of the importance of turning up on your allocated day. If you cannot be there please get someone to cover for you. 


Church gate collection:


A Community Care church gate collection will be taken up at all masses in Ballinamore / Drumreilly Lr parishes next week end, September 30th / October 1st.  The proceeds of this collection will go towards the Senior Citizens Christmas Party.    


Apostolic Society 


Annual display takes place in Pastoral Centre Cavan on Sunday October 22nd at 3pm - AGM of Society takes place Sunday November 26th with Mass at 2 30 for deceased members and benefactors. Honorary Subscription now due can be given to Maura Mulvey, thank you all for your subscriptions last year - this money goes to help our missionaries with their work and we have Missionaries from our own area who are doing great work on the Foreign Missions and really appreciate all the help they receive. 


Mohill Computer Training (Mohill Enterprise Centre) :


Next FREE “Getting Online” course  starts in October. Protect yourself while being online. Learn how to use a range of government services including Agfood.ie for farming records and returns. Max 10 per course. 


Computer Applications for the Workplace –


QQI Level 5 Starting on Monday 9th October 2017 

Achieve a QQI Level 5 Major Award in Information Technology. Gain 400 CAO points to use towards any course in third level. You can also get a training allowance while you learn (Payable to eligible participants). Book you place now as places are limited. Call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie). All our courses are supported by MSLETB. 


Support Group ---- The Heartbreak to Healing programme


for those who have lost their spouse/partner through death or separation continues in the Bridge Street Centre, Cavan on Tuesday evening September 26th and subsequent Tuesdays at 8pm.  Full details of this free programme available from Geraldine at 087 2675859. 


Cavan Colour Fun Run


Cavan Colour Fun Run is a family fun event in which participants of all ages from 1 to 100 years are covered from head to toe in different colours as they make their way through Deerpark Forest, Virginia. It will be held on Sunday 1st October at 2pm starting at Virginia Showgrounds. All funds raised go to SOSAD and Orla’s Guiding Light. We would also love to hear from anyone willing to volunteer as a steward or helper on the day.  For more information see www.facebook.com/cavancolourrun or contact Maeve on 087-9249674 . 


Ballinamore Slow Session


Ballinamore Comhaltas group are running a slow session on the second Friday of each month in Shortt's Bar. 7.00-9.00. The first of which will be on Friday 13th October. The session is open to anyone learning Irish music. Any age, any instrument. The aim is to help everyone get out there and develop the confidence to play in public whilst improving their level of skill.  It will happen in a very informal and relaxed environment. If you played music as a youngster but not in recent times why not get back into it. Spread the word. All welcome.  


Who will You Remember when our Community Walks Together?


The North West Hospice Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday October 15th at 12 midday in Sligo town. Walk in remembrance of a deceased family member, friend or work colleague and celebrate their lives. Participants who register will receive personalised t-shirts with the name of their loved on the front. This scenic walk is a flat route less than 5km and is suitable for all ages and buggies! Register online now at www.northwesthosp[ice.ie or call (071) 9170523. 


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

All Ireland Draw fundraiser
Special thanks to Gay and staff for hosting the event and to all the ticket sellers and people that bought tickets for this very well supported fundraiser.
Winners of the all Ireland draw
2 tickets: Caroline Beirne, Aughavas. 200 euro: Colleen Quinn Lisgruddy. Overnight Sligo Park Hotel, Waldo Van Der Laan, Mough . I pod, Brian Sweeney, Aghadark. €50, Kevin McCabe
Club Lotto Monday 18/09/2017
Numbers Drawn 2 1 5 4 3 7 6 0
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw Ollie Moran
Kindly sponsored : Gerry Mahon
€40 each – Christopher McNiffe, Church St. David O'Rourke, Ballinaglera. Brian Beirne, Ardrum. Philip Farrelly, Ardrum.


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