13th December 2017

Ballinamore Community Centre Whist Drive Results

What a wonderful turnout on surely one of the worst night’s weather this year, people came in droves, a tribute to the organisers and the reputation of the Ballinamore Christmas Whist Drive. Not only was there a keen game of whist, supper and great prises but we had excellent entertainment from a very believable Donald Trump in the shape of Cyril Smyth, who could pass for Mr Trump anyday!! Thanks to all for the hard work that was put into this successful whist and keep up the good effort. Happy Christmas.

Top Score Hamper – Bridie Goldrick (150)
1st Lady – Ray McCaffrey – Hamper (147)
2nd Lady – Bernie McGover - wine and Nivea set (145)
3rd Lady – Doreen Woods - bottle of wine (143)
½ time Lady – Glady Turner – Quality St (75)
longest sitting - Lady Madge Fleming - Cream pie box
1st Gent – Bram Pratt – Voucher for Smith’s €25 (148)
2nd Gent Tom Conaty – bottle of wine & Nivea set (147)
3rd Gent – Michael McWeeney – (144) bottle of wine
½ time Gent – Michael Kellegher box of biscuits (77)
longest sitting Gent – Philip Farrelly – snow creams
Raffle – Mary Maguire – Peggy Logan – Liam Sweeney – Adrian Spotten (2) – Bernie McGovern – Maura Sweeney – George Price – Michael McWeeney – Eddie Dooney – Kathleen O’Gorman- Chrisopher McNiffe – Margaret Johnston – Aggie Owen – Naula Bohan – Valerie McNiffe – Eileen Boyle – Gerry Leavy – Diana Lynam – Michael Flanagan (2) – Joan O’Reilly – Kathleen McCabe – Con O’Gorman


Results from week eight of the Francis McGirl’s Cup Competition Poor Scholar (6) Freddie’s (3) Bank Bar (6) Quinn’s (3) Drumcoura (4) McGirl’s (5) Jackie’s bye (9).

Ballinamore Community School Christmas Variety Concert

Ballinamore CS are holding their biennial Christmas Variety Concert on Thursday, 14th and Friday, 15th of December at 7.30pm in Ballinamore Community Centre. Please come along for some festive cheer and support our very talented students. A great night of entertainment is guaranteed!

Cumainn Seamus Wrynn AGM

will be held on Monday 18th December at 9pm in McGirls.  All Cumainn Members are invited to attend.  


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 

Memorial / Feast Days:  Wed 13th St. Lucy, Thurs 14th St. John of the Cross  

Ballinamore  St. Patrick’s Church  Masses : Mon  & Wed 7pm ,   Tue Thurs & Fri  9am,  Sat 11am,   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 Seán Daniel Sneyd & Zara Creamer  into our church community as they received the sacrament of Baptism last weekend. Congratulations to their parents. .  

Recent Deaths: We pray for the souls of (a)Tommy Flynn Kiltyhugh whose funeral took place on Tuesday, (b) Claire Bann formerly of Knockcullion and Dromad whose funeral service took place also on Tuesday (c) Breege Healy nee Reynolds laste of Main St whose funeral took place in Cumbria England.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

AS WE APPROACH THE END OF THE YEAR, it would be much appreciated if Dues and Offertory and other contributions were brought up to date. The weekly offertory contributions go towards the upkeep of the Churches and the monthly dues contributions provide the salaries for the priests of the parish. Thanking you for your generosity. If you are paying by cheque would you be kind enough to use a separate cheque for Offertory and Dues contributions as they have different account numbers. Please make cheques for Offertory payable to Ballinamore / Aughnasheelin / Corraleehan or Aughawillan Church a/c. Please make Dues cheques payable to Priests Revenue a/c.Thank you  

Envelopes for your offertory and dues contributions for 2018 will be available for collection in each church next weekend. Please collect at your convenience & would you be kind enough to take a box of envelopes to a neighbour.Thanks for your help. If you are new in the Parish or your name is not included please contact Fr. Sean 

Winners at St. Patrick's Open Feis

The following pupils  from the Mc Cartin SD collected medals at the recent St. Patrick's Open Feis in Ballina Co. Mayo. Finn Maguire, Ballyconnell, Kathryn MC Evoy, Fenagh, Pippa Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Ruby Kearns Gorthletteragh, Molly Maguire, Ballyconnell, Rachel Naughton, Gorthletteragh, Katie Guckian , Fenagh, Millie Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Emily Gilheany, Fenagh, Leah Guickan, Fenagh, Tracey Shannon, Killeshandra, Chloe Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Abbie Lyons, Carrigallen, Anie Maguire, Ballyconnell, Niamh Dimmock, Cloone. Layla Mimna, Drumreilly, Cerys Coyle, Carrigallen, Aoife Conefrey, Fenagh, Kate Conefrey, Fenagh, Kayla Gill Fenagh, Kate Gilheany, Fenagh, Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, Ornagh Cox, Ballyconnell and Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh. Congratulations everyone! 


Season Tickets for 2018 Drama Festival are now on Sale in Murphy's Shop. Drama Festival will run from 4th to 11th March 2018.Once again a wonderful line up of groups and plays, not to be missed.Happy Christmas from Drama Festival Committee and thanks for your support in the past.


Next meeting is on Wednesday December 13th at 8:30pm in Teach Duchais, Drumeela. There will be a Christmas floral arranging demonstration given by the very talented Jennifer Reilly from The Flower Room, Ballyconnell. A night not to be missed. Everyone welcome. Usual raffle and refreshments on the night. 

Ballinamore Bridge Club

The final night of bridge for 2017 takes place on Thursday 14th December at 7 30 pm.  all player very welcome and we hope to see everyone there.

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 without 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 .  

Attention all Table Quiz buffs  

18th Annual Table Quiz in aid of GOAL Third World Charity at An Siopa Ól, Main St., Ballinamore, at 4pm on St Stephens Day 2017: This legendary Quiz is organised by Alan Martin, Michelle Fanning, Sarah McLoughlin, Alannah Smyth and Brendan Brennan and assisted by a team of helpers giving up their afternoon to help this very worthy cause. Contact Michelle on 087 9390980 for further info 

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin 

AGM Date for the Diaries: Our 2017 AGM will take place on Saturday the 30th of December at 1600 in the club rooms, further details to follow. The Scór na nÓg county final takes place on Sunday 10th Dec at 2pm, in Ballinamore Community Centre.  

Club Lotto Monday 04/12/2017
Numbers Drawn No's: 5 2 0 6 4 1 7 3
Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:
House Draw €40: David McCabe & Greg Hargaden
Kindly sponsored : Sean O'Suilleabhain
€40 each – Noel Sweeney x 2. Ciallan Murphy, St Brigid St. P J Dolan, High St. the Pota Oir €3200

BALLINAMORE FARMERS MARKET – Official Launch 8th December

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 

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."

 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

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. 


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