3rd January 2018

2 January 2018

Safe, healthy and joyful New Year to everyone!!!

This Year 2018:

Hang on to your truth and respect the truth of others

Choose to be happy

Forgive those that you can forgive and seek forgiveness of someone who deserves it

Do something outside your comfort zone

Be the voice for someone who has no voice

Be quiet strength

Be the type of kindness this is strength

Remember love is a verb

Choose healthy foods, activities, and people

Fall six times get up again seven, persevere

Wish people a lovely day

Live honestly, truly and with integrity


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From all the Aughawillan Drama Troupe.

Note for family and friends for the New Year. Aughawillan Drama Troupe will be performing a comedy for your pleasure on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18 of February 2018. Looking forward to seeing you there. Good news this year there will be extra dates which are ticket only. The tickets are pre-paid for groups so you are guaranteed a comfortable seat. Please follow us on Aughawillan Drama Facebook or email aughawillandrama@gmail.com.



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 12 noon, Tue 11am, Wed 7pm, Thur & Fri 9am Sat 11am, Sun 11am

Week of 31st Dec – 7th Jan:  Mon 7pm, Tue Thurs & Fri 9am , No Mass Wednesday   Sat 11am, Sun 11am

Recent deaths: We pray for the souls of : (a) Paddy McGrael (uncle of Pat Gilhooley Foxwood) and James McEneaney (uncle of Mary Gilhooley whose funerals recently took place, (b) Nora Brady Né Maher (late of Ballinamore) whose funeral took place during the week in Finglas, (c) Alice Smith Née McGovern formerly Ballinamore whose funeral took place during the week in Beaumont Dublin, (d)Tom McManus (Father of Coleen Quinn Aughawillan) who died in Chicago during the week, (e) Margaret Sweeney, Church St Ballinamore who’s funeral took place on Wednesday 27th December. Our sympathy to their families.

Wedding: Congratulations to Louise Marie Flynn & Graham Day who were married in Aughnasheelin Church 21st Dec.

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 this 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



will be held this Friday from 11am to 3pm, the last time for this year, at the Old Courthouse, opposite St. Patrick's Church. Come along and visit the stalls of local producers, selling: organic meats, free range eggs, goat's cheese, fresh produce, sourdough bread and pizza, fruits, plants, cakes, jams, crafts, leather work, herbs and natural remedies, second hand books ...and much more to come! For info call Jonathan at:  085 175 4957


Mohill Computer Training – Upcoming Courses in 2018

Improve your IT and creative skills in 2018 at Mohill Computer Training. Our part time Introduction to Computers is starting on Monday 8th January 2018. Next, the QQI Level 5 Design Skills and Digital Fabrication course will begin on Friday 26th January. And finally we will have a number of evening courses beginning in late January including – Internet Security and Basic Computing, Digital Photography and Navigating Modern Living. Call 071-9632024 (email: info@mct.ie). All our courses are supported by MSLETB.

The Centre will be closed from Thursday 21st December to Tuesday 2nd January. We would also like to wish everyone a Peaceful and Happy Christmas. Thank you for all your support throughout 2017.


Want to improve your Irish?

Irish conversation classes, or Ciorcal Comhrá, will start again in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat


Energy Savings for Homeowners 2018 

For Homes built before 2006, there is up to 35% Grant funding available towards External Wall Insulation and or Heat Pumps etc. For further details call Donal  - Leitrim Warmer Homes  086 6033993. 


Energy Savings for Community Groups & Housing Associations 2018 

For buildings owned and built before 2006, there is a up to 50% Grant funding available towards External Wall Insulation and or Heat Pumps etc. For further details call Donal - Leitrim Warmer Homes on 086 6033993.  


North West Simon Women’s Little Christmas Ladies Lunch (Sun 7th Jan)

Womens Little Christmas Black Dress Ladies Lunch in Kilronan Castle on Sun 7th Jan at 1pm, Tickets €45 to include pre dinner drink, 3 course meal with wine – Ideal Christmas Gift. Contact Mary on 087 7708865. New Charity Shop open at JFK Parade, Sligo - donations of ladies clothes welcome. Thanks for your support in 2017.

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 Parent & Toddler return to 

Ballinamore Library. Wednesday 10th of January (after Christmas) 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 McHugh 086 6035977



Training has been suspended for the Christmas break and will resume on Tuesday January 9th at 7.00 p.m. Preparation will then commence for the Leitrim and Connacht Indoor Championships, the Leitrim Primary Schools Sports Hall Athletics and the Second Level Schools Cross Country Championships with new members most welcome. Former members and others home for Christmas will have an opportunity of obtaining a copy of the Club History MAROON ABOVE THE GREEN which was launched in the early autumn and is on sale at local newsagents. The club will again organise the Operation Transformation Walk on Saturday January 13th at 11.00 a.m. If weather is favourable it is hoped to exceed last year's turnout of over a hundred walkers.



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.


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. 


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