10th January 2018

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


Results from last Friday night, the first night back after the Christmas break.  McGirl’s (7) Freddie’s (2) Jackie’s (2) Poor Scholar (7) Drumcoura conceded their game to the Bank Bar due to illness, Bank Bar (9) Drumcoura (0) Quinn’s had a bye (9).points total for all teams – Poor Scholar (69) pts – McGirl’s (59) pts – Jackie’s (58) pts – Bank Bar (54) pts – Quinn’s (45) pts – Freddie’s (41) pts – Drumcoura (34) pts.

Fit Kicks Fitness Mohill, fitness for all the family.

6.50am Monday, Wednesdays & Friday == HiiT
10am Monday, Wednesdays & Friday == Morning Mix
6.30pm & 7.30pm Monday & Wednesdays == Boxercise
8.30pm Monday & Wednesdays == Men's Fitness
7pm Tuesdays == Teen Fitness
6pm Tuesdays == Ass 'n' Abs
8pm Tuesday & Thursdays == 90 Minute Workout
6pm Thursdays == Teens
7pm Thursdays == Circuits
7.30pm Friday == Weekly Mashup
9am Saturdays == HiiT
Kids Boxercise starting Thursday & Saturdays.
Small Group Personal Training and Individual Personal Training available.
Spaces limited in most of the groups so booking is highly advisable.
Contact Paul 0838029692 or via Fit Kicks Fitness on Facebook 

Success on the Dance Floor

At the recent Children of Lir Feis in Multifarnham, Co. Westmeath the following pupils from the Mc Cartin School of Irish Dancing collected prizes; Annie O Brien, Ballinamore, Pippa Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Kathryn Mc Evoy, Fenagh, Finn Maguire, Kildallan, Matthew Canning, Aughavas, Leah Gilmartin, Gorthletteragh, Mya Mc Goldrick, Kinawley, Leah Guickan, Fenagh, Aoife Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Emma Gilmartin, Gorthletteragh, Rebecca Mitchell, Gorthletteragh, Mark Greene, Aughavas, Tracey Shannon, Killeshandra, Molly Maguire, Kildallan, Edel Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Chloe Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Abbie Lyons, Carrigallen, Nicole Hardagen, Fenagh, Annie Maguire, Kildallan, Layla Mimna, Drumreilly, Caoimhe Casey, Aughavas, Anna Conefrey, Fenagh, Cerys Coyle, Carrigallen, Conor Shortt, Aughavas, Ruby Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Katie Guickan, Fenagh, Millie Kearns, Gorthletteragh, Katie Mc Kiernan, Aughavas, Niamh Dimmock, Cloone, Kate Conefrey, Fenagh, Aoife Cafferty, Fenagh, Kayla Gill Fenagh, Aoife Conefrey, Fenagh, Sarah Greene, Aughavas, Eadaoin Casey, Aughavas, Eabha Gill, Fenagh, Rose Mc Loughlin, Fenagh, Rachel Mc Intyre, Aughavas, Louise Cafferty, Fenagh and Sinead Mc Govern Drumreilly.

Ballinamore Bridge Club

Bridge takes place on Thursday 11th January in the Commercial Hotel at 7 30pm. All players welcome.

Leitrim Astronomy Club

Leitrim Astronomy Club next monthly lecture is Thursday, Jan 18th @8pm at Sycamore Cottage (first house on left after bridge on Carrick road R280) in Manorhamilton

Talk is on Astrobiology. Speaker Sara Garcia."

Training resumes this week and will continue at the Sports Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.00 p.m. until mid March. New members are welcome to join at any training session. Training is aimed at health and general fitness, preparation for the indoor athletics events this term and outdoor running for those who wish to avail of it. The Club will again, in conjunction with Leitrim Sports Partnership, organise the Operation Transformation Walk on Saturday next with registration at the Sports Hall from 10.15 a.m. The very popular Warmup session with Michelle will be at 11.00 a.m. with the Walk afterwards. Some variation may be necessary due to weather conditions. All participants will receive refreshments afterwards and children must be accompanied by an adult.


will be held this Friday from 11am to 3pm, the last time for this year, at the Old Courhouse, 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 January2017. 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.  

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

Ballinamore Parent & Toddler return to Ballinamore Library. Wednesday10th of Janurary (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 Mc Hugh 086 6035977

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. 


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 

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

 Recent deaths  : We pray for the souls of (a) Eddie McGoorty formerly Buggaun, Aghacashel who died in Perth Australia (b) Johnny Greene Kilglas Strokestown & formerly Ballinamore whose funeral took place on Saturday. Our sympathy to their families.  

Weddings: Congratulations to Caroline McGrory & Christopher McAveety, Emer McDevitt & Bryan Cribbin & Elaine McGrath & Ronan Joyce who were all married over the Christmas period. . 

Baptism: We welcome Claudia Laura Cullen, David Peter McDaid & Adam Keelan O’Rourke into our church community as they all received the sacrament of baptism over the Christmas period.  

Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages:

7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight- any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel: 01 4434510 or email  reservations@med-irishcentre.com  

Tanagh Forest School in Rossmore Park 2018.:

Dates: 10th Feb, 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March & 10th March 2018 

Cost: €40 per child for the 5 weeks. Suitable for those aged 6-12yrs. This Forest School is subsidised by Monaghan County Council’s Environmental Services and the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. Limited spaces on the course, book early to avoid this appointment. Booking and Payment in advance is essential with Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information 

Full-Time Horticulture with Eco-Tourism Course :

Leitrim Development Company  is now recruiting for the above course. The course will run in Drumshanbo and will cover a variety of modules in the areas of Horticulture and Tourism.  It is a Local Training Initiative, funded by Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB and the Department of Social Protection.  Anyone interested in doing this course must apply on or before the 19th January 2018. For more information or to register contact Jeanette on 071 9641770 or email Jeanette@ldco.ie 

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples:

Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts 2nd – 4th February 2018. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie. COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL 


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