22nd November 2017

20 November 2017

AGM of Ballinamore Fishing and Tourism Ltd

The AGM will be held on Monday 4th December at 8pm.  We would like to invite all members and any interested persons to attend.  The venue will be in the newly renovated Tourism Office (Old Health Centre). 


Citizens Information Presentation – Ballinamore Library

There will be a Citizens Information presentation hosted by Leitrim Citizens Information, at 2.45pm on Monday 20th November in Ballinamore Library.Leitrim Citizens Information provides information on your rights and entitlements in relation to government services, e.g. Medical Cards, Pensions, PRSI records, LPT, etc.  This is a free service.  In Leitrim and have offices located in Carrick on Shannon and Manorhamilton with a weekly outreach service in Mohill.  

 Ballinamore - 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. 


Christmas Whist Drive

The Christmas Whist Drive will be held on Thursday 7th December at 8.30pm in Ballinamore Community Centre.  Everyone very welcome, so come along for a very festive night, with lots of prizes and a great raffle plus refreshments.


 An Invitation – Solas Art Gallery

Come along to Solas Art Gallery, Ballinamore, on the Main Street, above the Flower Shop and opposite the Library, to the Christmas Group Exhibition an eclectic mix of art work from the gallery members. The exhibition will open 7.30pm Friday 24th November and will run Tuesday to Saturday 10qm-6pm until Thursday 18th January 2018. www.solasart.ie 0719644210

Ballinamore Women’s Club

 Ballinamore Women’s Christmas Dinner takes place on Saturday 2nd December in Kennedys.

 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 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


Ballinamore Bridge Club

 The results from Thursday 16th November are as follows:

1st Mary McTiernan & Mary Flynn

2nd Sean Creamer & Marian Burns

3rd Peggy Logan & Margaret Nelis

4th Evelyn Smith & Marian Quinn

Bridge continues on Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm in The Commercial Hotel.  All players 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 

Email Address  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie.  Website: http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie 

Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church  Masses : Mon  & Wed 7pm ,   Tue Thurs & Fri 9am,  Sat 1pm,   Sun 11am                   


Memorial Mass for Micele Arandelovic, Corrahole  Sat 25th Nov 1pm


Holy Communion:

Ballinamore Sat 21st April 11am 1st Holy Communion 


Month of the Holy Souls:

In November we remember and pray for the faithful departed in a special way. In our churches a number of masses will be offered for the deceased members of our families. It would be appreciated if you would bring in the list of those you wish to be prayed for with donation for next week end (envelope in your offertory Box).  These envelopes may be put into the weekly Offertory Baskets or left in special box close to altar before each mass.   


Confirmation 2018:

An very  important information meeting will take place upstairs in Ballinamore Hall on Wednesday 22nd November for all Parents of young people due to make their Confirmation in 2018.  The meeting will begin at 8pm .  Looking forward to seeing you all then. 


Bereavement Mass

a big thank you to all who took part in our Mass on Friday night last -  to all who prepared the Liturgy, the Choir who added so much to the Mass - to Fr Gerard Cryan who concelebrated, to  Fr Sean who made it a very special Mass, to all who got the Community Centre ready and helped out on the night - well done. 


Apostolic Society

Mass for all Deceased members and benefactors in the Pastoral Centre, St Patricks College, Cavan on Sunday November 26th at 2. 30pm followed by AGM - everyone welcome. 


“The Diocese of Kilmore”

Congratulations to Monsignor Liam Kelly on the production of the book “The Diocese of Kilmore c. 1100 -1800” . Copies of this book are now available at the price of €35.  


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!    For stall enquiries call Jonathan on  085 175 4957 


Movie  Evening “The Girl in the  Train"   

Ballinamore Library, Tuesday 21st November at 7pm. Free admission with all welcome.


Citizens Information Presentation Ballinamore Library Monday 20th November at 2.45pm:

The presentations will focus on budget changes and what they will mean for you. Questions are welcome on this or any other topic.  Admission free. All welcome Leitrim Citizens Information is a free service and provides information on your rights and entitlements in relation to government services, e.g. Medical cards, pensions, PRSI records, LPT, etc.   


Senior Citizens Christmas Party:


The Senior Citizens Christmas party will take place on December 3rd in the Commercial Hotel from 2.30 – 8pm. Tickets will be distributed over the next two weeks.  Anyone requiring transport please contact any member of the committee.  


RHS Home Care is a Non Commercial Home Care Provider


bringing professional home care services to those who need assistance to remain living in their own homes. We are now recruiting new Healthcare Assistants in your area and would love to hear from you. Potential applicants must have the required Fetac/QQI level 5 (two modules completed care skills and care of the older person). Please email you CV to jobs@rhshomecare.ie or call Aoife on 090 66 25988 . 


Pieta House Misneach Candlelight Service 


Sunday 26th November 2017 Time:  4.00 p.m St. John's Rest & Care Centre, Knock Shrine. Pieta House Misneach Candlelight Service -   “Misneach, an ancient Irish word means both ‘hope and courage’ and so we want to create a space for people who have been bereaved by suicide to reflect and celebrate the lives of people they’ve lost, and it’s also for people who can celebrate that they have worked through the issues that had brought them to a point of suicide but who can now move forward in a more hope-filled future” All Are Welcome!


Pre-Marriage Course Dates 2018


Diocese of Kilmore: Fri 26th & Sat 27th Jan, Fri & Sat 23rd & 24th Feb , Fri 9th & Sat 10th March, Fri & Sat 20th & 21st April , 5th & 6th Oct, 2nd & 3rd Nov  all run from 7:30pm to 10pm on Fri & 10am to 5pm on Saturday. Pastoral Centre Cullies, Co. Cavan 049 4375004.  


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


Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Sunday 3rd December, 12-5pm, Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell, handmade goods, food and drink, giftware, craft supplies, free admission. For more information visit downlandcrafts.ie/events or 049 436 4877. 


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

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 


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin


Club Lotto Monday 1311/2017
Numbers Drawn 6 2 7 4 3 0 1 5
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite.
Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw Sean O Suilleabhain.
Kindly sponsored Sean O Suilleabhain.
€40 each – Gerry Mahon, Church St. Jim Dalton, Ballinamore Agri Stores. Joey Smith, Prior View Hse, Ballinamore. Paddy McManus, Aughnasheelin.
the Pota Oir €3,050


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