4 Locks Cycling Club: This is what summer is all about meandering around lanes on a mystery tour. The 4 Locks Cycling Club followed Joe Dolan on a sort of a mystery tour on Sunday 16 June. It turned out to be a very pleasant cycle with undulating hills and flats. We cycled from Ballinamore to Swanlinbar, to Kilcawley, Derrylin, Belturbet, Milltown, Killeshandra and back to Ballinamore. It was about 78 Kilometres at a nice leisurely pace in beautiful summer countryside. Next cycle on Wednesday at 7.30 pm meeting outside the Courthouse, Ballinamore. All newcomers welcome. If we have enough new members we can do a short introductory cycle to get you started! Summer outing: It is proposed to hold a summer outing the weekend after next on Sunday 30 June. The plan is to meet at 10 a.m. in Strandhill Sligo, take a route from there and have lunch afterwards in Strandhill.
Big Concert in Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin: Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s are running a major cultural concert in the Park on Thursday week, 27 June. This is a very exciting event with Eleanor Shanley and Charlie McGettigan topping the bill. There is also David Angus who plays the Lambeg Drum bringing an Ulster Scots’ touch to the night. Martin Donohoe and family play Irish traditional music and Edwina Guckian does sean-nós dancing. Paul McCarty and John Shanley play the bag pipes. Doors open at 9.00. This event is part of the Dialogues Through Literature Symposium which start on the following morning and runs Friday and Saturday. Booking for the Concert at 087 6821566 or 087 6846578.
I’ll Live Till I Die: The Show Ballinamore Library. A celebration in Talk, Story and Song of the iconic Delia Murphy. Will take place in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday 25th June at 5pm. Renowned singer of her day who gave the Irish Ballad International recognition and ensured its everlasting appeal. Well known songs of Delia include, If I Were a Blackbird, The Spinning Wheel and Three Lovely Lassies but she is known and loved for many more and had a repertoire of hundreds. A commemoration of a family member – by her niece Carmen Cullen. Music by Gerry Anderson – playing and talking you through Delia’s career, drawing on his knowledge of the singer as the first inspiration of his own development as a folk balladeer and traditional musician, and looking at her place in Irish music and the people she inspired as Ireland’s first lady of song The admission to this is free and is open to one and all and should prove to be an interesting evening of nostalgic entertainment.
Church Notes: Mass Daily Mass 9am this week except Wed when it is in Aughnasheelin Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday 16th for the Year Of Faith. You should try to go. A subsidised bus will travel. Door Collectors – June: Sat 22nd / Sun 23rd John O’Connell, John Curran & David McBrien, Gerry McCartin. Altar Servers Group 4 – for Sun 23rd & Sat 29th June. – Aileen Flynn, Brid Murphy & Aoibhinn McGoldrick.
Ballinamore P.P.S. Parents Association: The church gate collection will be this weekend 22nd/23rd June.
Lahard Children’s Summer Camp: Registration evening Thursday 20th June 6pm in the Community Centre, Tuesday 9th – trip to Forest Park. Wednesday 10th July soccer in complex, art, crafts, games, face painting etc in the Community Centre. Thursday 10th July – trip to Dublin Zoo. For more information contact leader of camp Pauline Moran 086 3777730.
“Lets get that imagination going”: Dawn’s Art Camp in Ballinamore from Monday the 1st to Thursday the 4th of July. Junior Camp..1st, 2nd and 3rd class in the morning and Senior Camp 4th 5th and 6th class in the afternoon. For more information contact: Dawn at 086-3115647.
Chiropidist: The Chiropodist will attend in Templeport Resource Centre this Wednesday, June 19th from 11am.
Ballinamore After School: We are coming to the end of another year and we have a limited number of places available for September 2013. We will be holding an open week between the10th June and the 14th June 2013 for booking new children into the service. Places are limited and we will be operating a waiting list. Our Service: We collect junior and senior infants from Ballinamore School. Homework supervision is included in each session. We have a wide range of art/craft activities and outdoor games when possible. We offer a sliding scale of fees as part of subvention agreed by government offices. Parent’s participating in an eligible FAS/VEC course are entitled to free childcare for the duration of your course. We also offer a breakfast club from 8 am and we drop your child to school. If you only wish to use the service occasionally you can register for our ‘drop in’ service. Please feel free to call in and meet staff and see what we have to offer. Deirdre, Phyllis and Teresa.
ATHLETICs CLUB: General training finished for the summer on Thursday evening last. National Community Games qualifiers will be contacted regarding training arrangements in due time.
Fundraising Table Quiz: On Fri 24th May, the McCartin Schoold of Dancing held a fundraising table Quiz in Prior’s Bar, Ballinamore. The proceeds from the quiz went toward the schools forthcoming trip to the UK Championships which will be held in October. Thanks to all those who contributed to the quiz night in any way. For photographs from the quiz check out the Mc Cartin SD website www.mccartinsd.wordpress.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/mccartinsd
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
Camino de Santiago: There are still some places left on Third Age’s trip on the Camino de Santiago which takes place on the first week of September. All proceeds will go to our Senior Help Line, a peer to peer listening service for older people. If you know anyone who would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Neil on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0834260081 to receive more information or book a place.
Dialogues through Literature: Readers Symposium - 27-29th June 2013 Ballinamore. An inspiring three-day programme of literary events with award winning authors. Registration now open Thursday, 27th June. Celebrating Culture: Words and Music in Concert An evening with Eleanor Shanley and Friends. Doors Open 9pm. Tickets €10: Paddy Connaughton M : 087 684 6578. Friday 28th June & Saturday 29th June 2013. Literary Talks and Roundtable Events. 10.15-5pm daily. Registration: Caroline McCartin T: 071 964 5546 (There is no charge but Registration is strongly advised - registration closes 19th June). Literature - a bridge across difference An Litríocht - ag sárú difríochtaí. Hosted by Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s GAA Club, Leitrim. Funded by IFI.
Assorted Fitness: Fitness classes with Michelle Fanning are starting back again on Monday the 17th and Thursday the 20th of June at 8pm in Ballinamore Hall. Also classes in Ballinamore GAA Gym on Tuesday the 18th at 11am and Wednesday the 19th at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. For further information contact Michelle on 087 9390980.