Ballinamore

Whist results: 
Ballinamore Community Centre Whist Drive Results: Top Score Gladys Turner (146) €30. 1st Lady Carrie Moroney (142) €10. 2nd Lady Diana Lynam (141) €7. 3rd Lady Myrtle Neill (138) €5. ½ time Lady Anne Byrne €5. longest sitting Lady Evelyn Kiernan (Free Card). 1st Gent Con O’Gorman (144). 2nd Gent Mary Maguire. 3rd Gent Margaret Johnston (72). ½ time Gent Eddie Dooney. Free Card Raffle: 1st Jim Young, 2nd Mary Flynn x 2.

Whist results: 
Ballinamore Community Centre Whist Drive Results: Top Score Gladys Turner (146) €30. 1st Lady Carrie Moroney (142) €10. 2nd Lady Diana Lynam (141) €7. 3rd Lady Myrtle Neill (138) €5. ½ time Lady Anne Byrne €5. longest sitting Lady Evelyn Kiernan (Free Card). 1st Gent Con O’Gorman (144). 2nd Gent Mary Maguire. 3rd Gent Margaret Johnston (72). ½ time Gent Eddie Dooney. Free Card Raffle: 1st Jim Young, 2nd Mary Flynn x 2.

Help Wanted For Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival: 
A public meeting is being called on Monday, July 15th in Trathnona community centre at 7.30pm for anyone who might be interested in getting involved in the Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival. The festival is now in its third year and this August will see it expanding all directions entertainment wise with over 250 acts take to 11 stages throughout the town. The festival this year will also see international acts along with artists from every county in the country make their way to Leitrim and make Ballinamore their home for the four day event. 
For more information on the festival you can pop along to www.ballinamorefreefringe.com

Meet and Train Bootcamps for Females: 
Leitrim Sports Partnership is delighted to continue the women “Meet and Train Bootcamps for Females” programme. The project will offer women the opportunity to take part in a number of activities over 6 weeks. This programme will be a custom designed outdoor exercise project that will be delivered in Ballinamore. Due to the success of last years programme, Ballinamore Bootcamp will be continuing on Saturday morning the 13th July at 10.30am at the Sean O’Heslin’s GAA facility. The cost of this programme to participants is just €20 for the 6 weeks. For further information, please contact Leitrim Sports Partnership on 071 9650498 or by email sports@leitrimcoco.ie or checkout our facebook page Leit sporting.

Church gate collection: 
The National Council for the Blind (NCBI) will hold a church gate collection this weekend in the Ballinamore and Carrigallen areas. Please support.

Aughawillan & Corraleehan Gathering: 
Craic le chéile cois na h’Abhann will take place over the weekend of the 19th to the 21st of July in the grounds of Aughawillan G.A.A. There will be live entertainment all weekend. Saturday, 20th July at 11am - Wild Orchid & Windflower Walk - 10km. This walk will bring you through the charming countryside with a local thespian to entertain us along the way and homemade refreshments in the Marquee.To register for this event please contact Joanne on 087 9233716 ( curnan.joanne@gmail.com) or Tracy on 087 2842718 (tracymct@gmail.com). Price: €10.00. A guided bus tour will also be in operation on the day.(Pre- Booking essential as limited availability).
Saturday, 20th July - American Tea Party. Perhaps you would like to take a table at the American Tea Party? Well Hurry!! There is quiet the demand and with local Band “The Street Lamps” this is sure to be a lively occasion, not to be missed! Contact Patjoe on 086-2671859 or Mairead on 087-2596025. Local Memorbilia and Photograph Exhibition to be presented over the weekend. Please contact Niall Doonan 087 9562344 should you wish to submit to this event for display. All items and photographs will be treated with care and returned promptly.
On Sunday, 21st July there will be a Traditional Family Fun Day, Joe Mc Manus Cup and Live Entertainment with “The Base Killers”

Gaelpháistí Campa Samhraidh: 
Monday July 22nd - Friday July 26th inclusive 10am- 4pm. Irish language summer camp run by fully qualified teacher in Ballinamore Vocational School for 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils (boys and girls). Bilingual language classes in the morning 10am - 1.00pm focusing on oral, aural and grammar in an educational and enjoyable manner (materials provided). All students will compile a portfolio of their week’s work and receive a certificate of merit on completion of the course. Activities in the afternoon 1.30pm - 4.00pm- include Personalised Ogham Stones, Arts and Crafts, Sport, Ceilí dancing and Horticulture (sports wear/comfortableclothes advised). Contact (086)2382081 for more information or to secure a place. Beatha teanga í a labhairt.

Church Notes:
Confessions for First Friday on Wed 7pm & Sat 12noon – 12.30pm. No morning mass Thursday, Wedding Mass 1.30pm First Friday Calls Thurs below the church. Fri above the church & Tully. Door Collectors – July: Sat 6th / Sun 7th & Sat 13th / Sun 14th Anna Gallogly, Delan Comaskey, Joe Murphy & Louis Creamer.Altar Servers Group 6– for Sun 7th & Sat 13th July. – Maeve Hamill, Joely McGovern, Eadoin Murphy, Grace Reilly. Parents of Altar Servers for next year are reminded to drop in all the forms on my door this week making sure everything is filled in.

Church 50th Year Celebrations: 
As you will know by now we are celebrating the 50th year of our parish church in Ballinamore this year. A lot of work has gone into marking this historic milestone over the past few months and we are nearly there. The rededication ceremony takes place on Sunday July 14th at 3pm. 
Bishop Leo O’Reilly will concelebrate the Mass with local priests and those from the neighbouring parishes in our area. This will be the only Mass in Ballinamore on this Sunday. Following the rededication ceremony there will be tea and refreshments in the Community Centre for all. A souvenir booklet looking back over the past 50 years of the parish church has been put together and will be available on the day. One task still remaining is we are looking for help in providing the tea and refreshments in the community centre on the Sunday after the Mass, Can You Help? If you can help in making sandwiches , buns, cakes or are prepared to help on the day in the Community Centre please just contact Mary Corby – 071 9645011 / 087 7541234 or Thomas Kelly – 071 9644800 / 087 9610911.

Church Gate collection: 
The North West Simon Community will be holding their annual church gate collection at Ballinamore on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of July. Your support would be greatly appreciate

Walk for Talk: A Fundraising 6K Walk for suicide awareness and prevention will take place from Cloone GAA Park to Aughavas GAA Park on Saturday 27 July at 2pm. Registration will take place at Cloone Park at 1pm. All monies raised will go to two worthwhile charities STOP suicide and Aware. For futher details seewww.thewalkfortalk.simplesite.com or check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Thewalkfortalk. Your support would be greatly appreciated and a great day out for friends and family is guaranteed.

Church 50th Year

Celebrations: 
As you may know by now we are celebrating the 50th year of our parish church in Ballinamore this year. A lot of work has gone into marking this historic milestone over the past few months and we are nearly there. The rededication ceremony takes place on Sunday July 14th at 3pm. Bishop Leo O’Reilly will concelebrate the Mass with local priests and those from the neighbouring parishes in our area. This will be the only Mass in Ballinamore on this Sunday. Following the rededication ceremony there will be tea and refreshments in the Community Centre for all. A souvenir booklet looking back over the past 50 years of the parish church has been put together and will be available on the day.

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

Belfast to Knock Peace Walkers: 
We are fast approaching that time of the year when our friends from Belfast pass through our town as they walk to Knock over five days on their Peace Pilgrimage. This is the twentieth year of the walk and over those years the main organiser was Alex Maguire. Each and every year Fr Duffy R.I.P. looked forward to meeting and celebrating Mass with the walkers on their Thursday evening stopover in Ballinamore, and each year Alex always stayed over in Fr Duffy’s house. Sadly Alex died after a short illness about eight weeks after Fr Duffy earlier this year. 
Fr. Sean Kelly is chaplin to the walkers this year and they will be offering the Mass on the Thursday evening as a Memorial to Fr Duffy. The mass will be on Thursday, 18th July at 8pm. Over the years the parish has always opened their hearts and homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker it will be much appreciated. All are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations.

The Gathering Dinner Dance:
Ballinamore Family Festival present The Gathering Dinner Dance on Tuesday 13th August 2013 in The Standing Stone Hotel at 8.30pm. Drinks reception followed by dinner, then A Trip Down Memory Lane with Tommy Moran. Dancing to Rainbow & special appearance by The Wee Amigo. Tickets are €30 and can be bought from Bridie on 087 830 6076 or Frances on 087 987 5483.

Ballinamore Town Twinning: Sincere thanks to all who contributed to our recent Church Gate Collection and also all who helped with it. Merci beaucoup!