Church Notes: No Mass on Wed or Thurs here or Aughnasheelin. Door Collectors – July: Sat 20th / Sun 21st & Sat 27th / Sun 28th Michael Martin, Thomas Kelly, Gerry Mahon & Seddie McGovern.Altar Servers Group 2 – for Sun 21st & Sat 27th July – Claire McLoughlin, Alannah Smyth, Louise Moran-King. The Annual Dinner for priests working abroad and are now on holidays takes place in the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan on Friday 26th July. There will be a reception at 6.30pm followed by dinner. Give the name to Fr Heerey so that the hotel will have numbers.
Belfast to Knock Peace Walkers: We are now just a few days away from having 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 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. 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 8pm. All are welcome to come and experience the Mass, the music and the liturgy that the Cursillio members bring to their celebrations.
RURAL SERVICES IN LEITRIM: Leitrim Community Forum have listed the availability of various services in the County in the light of national cutbacks and amalgamations as well as outlining possible future threats to their continuation. The Report, recently completed, can be accessed on website www.leitrimcommunity.com
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.
The Gathering Dinner Dance: Ballinamore Family Festival presents 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tracy on 087 2842718 (email@example.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 PartyPerhaps 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”
BUY MY DRESS SALE: Debs, Bridesmaids, Flower-girl, Page boy, Wedding Dresses & Occasional Wear on offer. New & second hand. Opened for month of July; - Thur & Fri 3 - 7pm. & Sat 1-6 pm or by appointment 087 4115718. Venue; The Keepers Arms “Courthouse” Bawnboy Co Cavan Proceeds in aid of St Luke’s Hospital in association with Bawnboy Festival. Check us out on Facebook: Bawnboy Community Festival
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Looking forward to see you all, The Pyjama Makers. RSVP before 30th July.
Free Fringe Festival: 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. Tracy Murray spoke of the excitement there is this year with the festival drawing attention from countries such Australia, Finland, Germany, UK and America. For more information on the festival you can pop along to www.ballinamorefreefringe.com
St Bridget’s Church or Ireland Kiltubrid: To mark the 5th Anniversary of its re-opening a service is been held in the church at 7.30pm on Friday evening, July 19th. It is also to say farewell to Canon Bill Atkins who is departing to take up a new post in Northern Ireland. Everyone welcome. Refreshments served.