6th December 2017

4 December 2017

Vincent De Paul 


Next weekend Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th  Dec.  St. Vincent De Paul Ballinamore is holding our annual Christmas Church gate collection. We need your help: all monies collected are to support people in need in our local community. Your generosity will make Christmas very special for families in this community. We thank all of you who supported us in any way throughout the year. S.V.D.P. confidential mobile number is. 087-9360562 


BALLINAMORE FARMERS MARKET – Official Launch 8th December


Is held every Friday from 11am to 3pm at the Old Courthouse, 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 

Ballinamore Farmers Market official launch will be held Friday the 8th of Dec: live music and tasty treats.


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.


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


Christmas Food Appeal:

Due to the success of last year’s Food Appeal RehabCare Resource Centre will be holding a Food Appeal again this year with all donations going to St. Vincent de Paul. Donations can be dropped into the Resource Centre on New Golf Links Rd. up until Tuesday 19th of December. Examples of items include tinned food, biscuits, sweets, cakes, tea, coffee, pasta, rice etc. All donations greatly appreciated.


Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin

Scór na nÓg

The Scór na nÓg county final takes place on Sunday 10th Dec at 2pm. Ballinamore Sean O Heslins are looking for singers, reciters, ballad groups and dancers to represent the club at this final. We are also trying to put quiz teams together, 4 on a team. If you are interested in taking part  in Scór na nÓg you must be under 17 years on Jan 2018, for further information and to express interest please Contact Brid Sullivan.

Numbers Drawn No's: 3 1 0 7 5 6 2 4

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

Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw €40: Bernie McDermott

Kindly sponsored Paddy McGourty

€40 each – Colm Brennan, Anville Court. Francis McTague, Lahard. Nuala McGovern, Teeboy, Corlough. Francis McGovern, Convent Rd

Pota Oir €3,150


Dr. Myles Dungan In Ballinamore Library

On Thursday 7th December, Leitrim County Library will host a presentation by Dr. Myles Dungan in Ballinamore at 8pm which will explore the role of “The Alpha Male In Irish History”.  Admission is free, for bookings please phone 071-9645566


Ballinamore Bridge Club

The results of bridge held on the 30th November are as follows:

Joint first Monica Sharpley and Bernie Flynn and Mary mc Tiernan and Mary Flynn

Third Kay Dolan and Sean Creamer

4th Peggy Logan and Margarer Nellis.

The final night of bridge for this year is on 14th December at 7 30pm.

All players welcome.


 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

Holy Wells:

An interesting talk on Holy Wells by Tamlyn McHugh is taking place in Mohill Library on Wednesday December 6th at 7pm. To book your place, please telephone 0719631360.



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 

EmailAddress  ballinamore@kilmorediocese.ie.  Website:http://www.stbrigidspastoralarea.ie 

Memorial / Feast Days:  Thurs 7th St. Ambrose , Fri 8th Dec The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary  

Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church  Masses : Mon  & Wed 7pm ,   Tue Thurs  9am,  Fri 11am, Sat 12am,   Sun 11am

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Masses  

Christmas Eve Masses: Aughawillan 8pm   and Ballinamore 9:30pm  

Special Children’s Mass for all parishes in Aughnasheelin    6:30pm 

Christmas Day Masses : Corraleehan 9:30am,  Aughnasheelin 10:45am  and Ballinamore 12noon  

Sun 17th December 6pm Ballinamore - Confessions followed by Penitential Service  

Baptism: We welcome Senan Thomas Prior into our church community as he received the sacrament of Baptism.  

Congratulations: Congratulations to Vincent Mulvey (Aughnasheelin) & Emma Harte who were married last weekend in Daingean Co. Offaly.  

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of (a) Bridie MCTERNAN (née Mitchell) High Street, Ballinamore, Leitrim whose funeral took place on Friday. (b) Mary Bridget McGovern  Owencam Corlough whose funeral took place on Tuesday. (c) Mary McKiernan (née Lee) Ballymagovern whose funeral took place on Tuesday. Our sympathy to their families.   

Visitation of the Sick and Housebound: Please note that the visitation of the sick and housebound will not take place this Thursday and Friday but on Thursday December14th and Friday December 15th


The Alzheimer Support Groups


Next meeting takes place next Thursday 7th of December at 8pm in The Bridge Street Centre, Bridge Street Centre, Cavan. Further information contact Claire 0879002603. 


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. 


Women’s Little Christmas Black Dress Ladies Lunch for North West Simon Community :

The 4th annual charity lunch is on Sun 7th Jan in Kilronan Castle, tickets on sale €45 from 087 7708865. Your support would be appreciated for the local homeless charity this Christmas. 


Aughawillan Ladies Christmas Crafts and Cake Sale

Will take place after 8:15pm mass in Aughawillan Church on Saturday the 16th of December. 


A meeting of Ballinamore Women’s Group

Takes place on Wednesday 6th December at 8pm. A beauty consultant will attend to give some beauty tips. It is also party night. All members are invited to attend. 


Christmas Lights

Thank you as always girls and boys for your help.... just to finish it up now 


What a great Saturday evening spent in Ballinamore with so many enjoying the Festive feeling... thank you to so many people too many to name ..but you know who you are ... the elves who every year come out in the cold after a days work to make the town look so good and their families for allowing them .. to all our sponsors with out the financial help it would not be possible .. (apologies to Sean and Kathleen Creamer for not displaying their name on sponsorship list and thank you) to those supplying power and to all who participated on the night from music to dancing and stewards and the youngsters who volunteered too.. and a big thank you to the fire brigade for bringing Santa to town and of course thank you Santa .. there is hours of work put into this every year and we always need help so if anyone would like to get involved please let us know these lights must come down too ... we will also need help this Saturday 9th for the bucket collection so if you have an hour please call Dawn or David ( Poor Scholar) ... and last but not least A very Happy Christmas to you all . 


Assorted Fitness

Our annual Assorted Fitness Charity Christmas Party is on Tuesday the 19th of Dec at 8pm in Ballinamore Community Center. All fitness classes are on until Fri the 22nd of Dec, for further information contact Michelle Fanning on 0879390980


Ballinamore Parent & Toddler

in Ballinamore Libary Wednesday's 10.00a.m.-12.000p.m. €2 per week (for tea, coffee, biscuits etc.) All parents/grandparents or child minders who are in the company of babies or toddlers are invited to come along for a cup of tea and a chat while the children mix and play! For more information contact:Laura Mc Hugh 086 6035977




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