Bingo: Bingo continues every Thursday night at 9pm in the Community Centre. Come along you could be lucky. The Jackpot is now a massive €8,585 it could be your lucky night. Guaranteed winnings €1,100 every week. The Lucky Winners for Thursday 11th were Mary Kelly, Margaret Maguire, Marie White, Mrs. McGovern, Mai McKiernan, Kathleen Kyle, Sharon O’Dowd, Aisling Maguire, Dympna Gray, Patsy McCormack, Kathleen McTeigue, Chris Murray, Eileen Mulcahy, Nan Connolly, Alice Shiels, Micheal J. Gilmartin, Ann McCaffrey, Dorreen Flnanagan, Martina Maxwell, Helen O’Rourke, Carmel Wrynn, Bridie Murray, Rosemary Goldrick, Emer McCartin.
Glen Prince - Newtowngore Reunion: Did you work in Newtowngore Textile factory during the 70s 80s 90s and the 00s. If so please come along to Gorby’s Newtowngore on Fri 23rd August to catch up with old friends for a night of Music, Dance and Craic. All of this and more for €10.Light refreshments will be served. After expenses, all remaining monies will be donated to North West Hospice. If you plan to join us on the night please call or text Glayds 0872786906 Kathleen 0876459962 Bernadette 0879344229 or Margaret 0871216901 or Email email@example.com Looking forward to see you all, The Pyjama Makers. RSVP before 30th July.
Apostolic members meeting: A short meeting of all ApostolicMembers will be held on Sunday July 21st after mass. Aughnasheelin Apostolic Society will hold their annual collection on Sunday July 28th. We would appreciate your support for our collection, which goes to help our missionaries in foreign lands.
Local Business ‘Pro Trailers & Machinery’ support the Irish National Sheepdog Trials: From August 1st to 3rd 2013, Roscommon will play host to one hundred and fifty of the best dogs and handlers in the country, in addition to nine brace dogs(‘brace’, meaning two dogs with one handler), who will compete against eachother over the space of three days, for the honour of being crowned Irish Champion and representing Ireland in competitions overseas. The fifteen single dogs and the two brace dogs receiving the highest points will go forward to represent Ireland at Warwickshire in the UK in September 2013. In addition to this, the highest-pointed 24 dogs will go forward to represent Ireland at Tain, north of Scotland, in 2014. It’s set to be a jam-packed few days, with something for the whole family - including sheep showing, vintage displays, trade stands and exhibitors from across the board. On Saturday, August 3rd, there will be a family day with several activities for children, including face painting and a bouncing castle, among other activities, all of which will be free of charge. BBC and Sky will be covering the event, in addition to local papers and radio stations. Local Business Man Michael Kilmartin, owner of Pro Trailers & Machinery, the local Husqvarna agency, is sponsoring the event and will have a range of Husqvarna equipment on display at the show, with a host of special offers for visitors of the show. The National Sheepdog Trials hosted their annual launch on Wednesday the 10th of July at 8.30pm in the Springs Hotel in Monksland, Athlone, which drew an extremely large crowd, made up of members of the local and national press, as well as interested members of the public. Michael Kilmartin, of Pro Trailers & Machinery attended the event and spoke about their excitement about the upcoming trials. Asked about his expectations for the event, Michael said “We’re really looking forward to the Sheepdog Trials now! There’s been a great buzz around the locality because of the launch so we’re hoping to keep that sense of excitement and community spirit right up until the end of the trials! Personally I’m looking forward to meeting with new and existing customers and show-casing some of the really great machines Husqvarna has to offer this season! It should be a great few days for everyone, lets hope the weather keeps up!” Perhaps one of the most unusual, yet oddly ‘fitting’ spectacles due to be at the National Sheepdog Trials in Roscommon would have to be the Husqvarna Automower - This innovative robotic lawnmower is based on the concept that we have actually had the ideal lawnmower for years - Sheep - Husqvarna just tried to make it a little more practical. The Automower imitates sheep by cutting just a little, all the time, in a random pattern, allowing the owner to sit back, relax and do nothing, and still achieve the perfect lawn, as the automower returns the tiny clippings to the grass, fertilising and nourishing it, giving you a greener lawn, without ever having to do a thing! This quirky robotic mower will be on display at Michael’s Pro Trailers & Machinery stand at the Sheepdog Trials from August 1st to 3rd.
Aughawillan & Corraleehan Gathering: Saturday, 20th July at 11am - “Wild Orchid & Windflower Walk “- 10km. Starts at Corraleehan Church, Ballinamore. 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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Price: €10.00. A guided bus tour will also be in operation on the day – limited availability.
Gaelpháistí Summer Camp: Monday July 22nd- Friday July 26th daily from 10am-4pm. Irish Language Summer camp for 4th, 5th and 6th Class pupils. Venue is Ballinamore Vocational School. Classes in morning, activities in the afternoon. Please contact 086 2382081 for more information or to book a place on the course.
Youth 2000 summer festival: Youth 2000 summer festival, Cistercian college, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 15th - Sunday 18th August 2013. For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet many new people. This festival has been nicknamed the ‘Holy Oxygen’ with over 1,000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online, see www.youth2000.ie or phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399, or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland)
Belfast to Knock Peace walkers: We are now just a few days away from having our friends from Belfast pas 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 parish has always opened their hearts and their homes to the walkers and have been most generous and supportive in providing beds for those walking in the pilgrimage. Hopefully this year will be no exception and if you can give a bed for even one walker and itwill be much appreciated If you can provide a bed please call 071 9644800 and leave your name and number or you can come along to the mass on Thursday and we will connect you with your guest who will have walked from Clones that day and will be glad to get a bed for the night, thanks to those who have already come forward with offers but at the moment we really do need more. Fr Sean Kelly is Chaplin to the walkers this year and they will be offering the Mass on Thursday evening as a Memorial to Fr Duffy. The mass will be on this Thursday 18th July at 8 pm. All are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations.
Aughnasheelin Apostolic Society: Aughnasheelin Apostolic Society will hold their annual collection on Sunday July 28th. We would appreciate your support for our collection, which goes to help our missionaries in foreign lands.
The North West Simon Community: 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 appreciated.
Kilmore Diocesan Safeguarding Children Contact details: The designated persons appointed by the Bishop to receive any complaints of child abuse by church personal are Suzie Duffy 049 4375004, ext 105 and Fr Sean Mawn 071 9643014.