15th November 2017

14 November 2017

Ballinamore Farmers Market


is held every Friday from 11am to 3pm at the Old Courhouse, opposite St. Patrick's Church. Come along and visit the stalls of local producers, selling fresh vegetables, free range eggs, sourdough bread, goat's cheese, fruits, plants, cakes, jams and books ...and more to come!  Enquiries call Jonathan on 085 175 4957 


What’s on in Ballinamore Library? 


Please Note: The library is closed from 10.00am to 2.30pm Thursday 16th     Due to a staff meeting. 

Tuesdays at 11am Knitting Club, new members always welcome 

Tuesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm…Draughts Club. 

Thursdays 7 to 8pm     Beginners Irish  

Friday 17th     Beginners Computer Class from 3 to 5pm. To book contact 071 9645566 

Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th     Drama Workshop for kids: 10.15am to 11.15am 6 to 8 year olds and 11.30am to 1.00pm 9 to 12 year olds. Booking essential at 071 9645566 

Saturday 18th     Kiddies Movie at 2.30pm. 

Admission is free to all events. Children attending any events must always be accompanied by an adult. 


Ballinamore Women’s Club


Ballinamore women’s Christmas dinner takes place on Saturday 2nd December in Kennedys.




Results from round five of the Francis McGirl Memorial Cup played on Friday night.  Poor Scholar (6) Bank Bar (3) Quinn’s (4) Jackie’s (5) Freddie’s (2) Drumcoura (7) McGirl’s bye (9)


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó Heslin 


Strictly Come Dancing 


You’ve met the dancers, and now we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our fine Judges, and what a bunch we have, firstly we have the amazing John Cryan, who has a world of experience in the performing arts and is no stranger to Ballinamore having grown up in the town , next we have our very own Leitrim Rose Erin Moran, followed by another local with a wealth of talent Sarah McLoughlin and last but certainly not least we have Neal Tully of Goggle Box fame to complete the line-up. Next, we would like to introduce you to the man that will pull it altogether our very own MC for the night John Lynch. John has been an ever-present voice when it comes to GAA coverage over the last twenty-two years and is an outstanding MC who will certainly take the event to the next level. 

Hopefully you will all agree that this is a night not to be missed with great dancers, judges, MC and a wonderful venue, so if you have not got your ticket please do so as soon as possible. 

Tickets cost €20, please note the ticket price includes entry to our annual draw with the chance to win a top Prize of €3000 

Specials thanks to our main sponsors @Priors High Street and Gordon Hughes Estate Agents, we will be introducing you to the rest of our sponsors over the coming days on our Facebook page, please support our wonderful sponsors when you can. 

Bus to Strictly  

With onlu two weeks to go until the big event  

Adrian Wrynn is taking bookings for anyone wanting to travel from Ballinamore to the Slieve Russell return  (086) 834 9949 Please don’t leave it until the last minute - book it now ! 


Club Lotto Monday 06/11/2017 

Numbers Drawn 3 5 6 1 4 2 7 0 

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:  

House Draw Philip Farrelly 

Kindly sponsored Hugh McTague 

€40 each – Damien & Lara Mitchel, Drumrielly. Michael Fanning, Ardrum. Anthony McHugh, Kinawley. Martina Farry, Lahard - the Pota Oir €3,000 


Trampoline Classes


Starting Tuesday the 14th of November at 5pm for children and 5.45pm for adults in Ballinamore Community Center. To secure your trampoline contact 0879390980 to book.


Rehab Care Ballinamore


Is having a coffee morning on Thursday the 16th of November at 11am in the resource centre here in Ballinamore. There will also be a short performance by the Drama Group at 12. All Welcome


Children's Trampoline classes



Starting in Ballinamore Community Center Tuesday the 14th of November at 5pm.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Tuesday, November 14, 2017

michelle.assortedfitness@gmail.com , ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie


Ballinamore Bridge Club


The Results of bridge held on 9tht November ; first Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith 2nd kay Dolan and Bernie Flynn and Margaret Nellis and Peggy Logan third Kathleen McCabe and Breege McManus. Bridge continues on 16th  November at 7 3opm .all players welcome.


Christmas Lights.....



So time is ticking and its getting pretty exciting... However there is a slight change this year.. We are turning on the lights on Saturday 2nd Dec and we are changing the time to 6:15.... Hopefully Santa can make it !!! get the Christmas outfits ready and cancel everything.. Please remember there maybe fireworks so be careful with frightened pets. And if any of you would like to help out either on the night or with the erection of the lights please contact Dawn newcomers always welcome.... and new ideas for the night also welcome.


Ballinamore /Drumreilly lr. Parish Newsletter


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

(071) 9644050/0872408409,    Fr. Denis Murray P.P. Carrigallen 049 4339610 

Memorial / Feast Days:  St Frances Xavier Cabrini,  

Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church  Masses : Mon  7pm ,   Tue Thurs & Fri 9am,  Sat 12noon,   Sun 11am    (No Mass Wednesday Evening)  

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of Jackie Gallagher, Church St whose funeral took place on Thursday and Micele Arandelovic Corrachole, whose funeral took place in Serbia on Wednesday. Our sympathy to their families.  

Baptisms: We welcome Leo Freddie Deane into our church community as he received the sacrament of Baptism last weekend.  

Christmas Craft and Gift Fair


Sunday 3rd December, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell, free admission. For more information visit downlandcrafts.ie/events or ring 049 436 4877. 


Introduction to Woodwork


Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre 20/11/2017, 27/11/2017. 28/11/2017  4/12/2017. 10am-3pm. Please call 071 9641577 to book a place. This course is funded by MSLETB 


New!! Full-Time Horticulture Level 4


Training Programme starting 27th November in CAMCAS, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.  This programme will run for 37 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to start a career in horticulture. 

Please register your interest with Imelda today on 087 7453651 or email imelda@camcas.ie


Health information events


at the nature trail, health shop, ballinamore.  Learn how to boost your IMMUNITY from colds and flu and increase your ENERGY. Thursday the 16th November 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm with Sarah. Friday the 17th November 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm. with Ron.   Saturday the 25th November 12.00 pm. to 4.00 pm. with Karen. These are FREE EVENTS. All welcome. 


To celebrate College Awareness week, Cavan Institute


is holding an "Information Evening for Parents of Post Primary Students" on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 7.30pm at its Cathedral Road campus in Cavan. Why not join us and find out the benefits of completing a PLC course in Cavan Institute. Alternatively, you and your son or daughter may also consider attending the "Drop In" day on Saturday 25th November from 12 noon to 4.00pm.  We will also have a stand at the " CMETB Careers Fair" on Thursday 23rd November from 10.00am to 1.30pm in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. These are great opportunities to chat to our staff, find out all about the further education sector and discuss the options available to school leavers and adult learners, so don't miss out! 


Brefine Historical Society


invites you to join them on Thursday 16 November 2017 at 8pm in the  Pastoral Centre St. Patrick's College  Cavan for a lecture by Fr Ultan McGoohan. 'The Noggin of hell-fire'  
The Parish missions movement in Kilmore diocese 1850-80. 


Ballinamore Community School.:


Enrolment will take place in Ballinamore Community School on Thursday 16th November 2017 from 7.00 - 9.00pm. Parents wishing to enrol students are asked to bring the students PPS Number and a copy of their Birth Certificate.  


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 


North West Hospice


Requires Retail Volunteers for our charity shop in Market Yard, Carrick-on-Shannon. If you have a couple of hours to spare and  you would like help us please contact our office 071 – 9170523 for details. 


Draft Register of Electors 2018/2019:


The Draft Register of Electors for County Leitrim for 2018/2019 has been published and is available for inspection at Leitrim County Council Offices, Libraries, Garda Stations and Post Offices. You may also check on line at www.checktheregister.ie . Please check the Register and submit details of any corrections on form RFA  to Leitrim County Council by 25th November 2017. Additional Information and applications forms including forms for Postal Voters (PV1) are available from the Customer Services Department of Leitrim County Council. Telephone 071/9620005 Email: customerservices@leitrimcoco.ie Information is also available on the Council’s website www.leitrimcoco.ie  


Ballinamore Text Alert:


€5 subscription now due You can leave it with your name and mobile number in Philip Murphy’s newsagents, Gala (Frank Maxwell’s) or Pat Joe Dolans garage. 


Church of Ireland


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


Drama Workshops in Ballinamore Library 


Drama workshops will be held on Saturday, 18 & 25 November for 6-8 year olds from 10.15am – 11.15am; 9-11 year olds from 11.30am to 1.00pm. Spaces are limited so booking is essential at 071 9645566. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Funded by the Creative Ireland Programme. 


Ballinamore Outreach Service 


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


Volunteer Befriending Project 


Leitrim Development Company run a volunteer befriending project, which matches volunteers with older people who are feeling lonely or isolated, to visit once a week for about an hour for a friendly chat and some company. We are currently looking for new volunteers in the Ballinamore/ Aughnasheelin area, so if you enjoy having a chat and have a little free time, please contact Anna McTiernan on 071 9641770 or annamctiernan@ldco.ie 


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