Launch: The launch of the new Ballinamore Tourism Booklet and updated website. www.ballinamore.ie takes place this Friday, July 20 in Smyth’s Siopa at 9pm.We are asking all business people and everyone interested in tourism to come along and see all the great work that has been done.
Ballinamore Videos: As part of our new website, we have added a page featuring ‘Ballinamore Videos’. This page will of course only be as good as the videos that we are able to list on it. Anyone with suitable material that is no longer than five minutes is welcome to submit video. Please contact Ciaran at (087) 668 2652 for more details.
Come and enjoy: The official launch of the ‘County Leitrim Percy French Society’ and a performance of some of the works of Percy French will take place on Friday next July 20 at 8pm sharp in the Hunt Hall (opposite library), Castle Street, Mohill, Co.Leitrim. Senator David Norris will perform the launch. Refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome
Tidy Towns: Judging for the Tidy Towns Competition can take place at any time. Thank you to everyone who has painted, tidied up, put up flower boxes and hanging baskets, kept gardens beautiful, mowed, tidied, mended and painted fences, removed small debris, picked up litter and swept outside their private houses and business premises. Please keep up the good work and if a problem emerges tell a committee member - Tommy Dolan, Declan Cumiskey or Kay Maguire. We were told about littering at the start of our new Canal bank walk. Six bags of rubbish were subsequently removed from the area. We are in the middle of preparing a three year plan on rubbish removal and would like ideas or comments. In the waste minimisation section we can reduce rubbish going to landfill if we have a small brown bin for fruit and veg peelings. This bin is very small and compact and has its own interior bag. It is available from McLoughlins. Thank you to all the people doing jobs behind the scenes. Keep up the good work.
Women’s Group: A trip to Ennistymon, Co Clare has been organised for Ballinamore Women’s group from the 14th to the 17th of September next. Cost of trip which includes transport, meals and accommodation is €275 for members and €285 for non members. Enquirers to (049) 9642909 or 9644785. There are a limited number of places available and the deposit is €50.
RehabCare: The Committee would like to thank everyone for all the support recently which helped to raise €950. Raffle prize winners were as follows: First, Monica Sharpley; 2nd prize, Lily O Brien; 3rd prize, Rosaleen Joyce; 4th, Angela McCrann; 5th, Marie McHugh; 6th, Pat Joe Doonan; 7th, Mary McCrann; 8th, Thomas McConnell; 9th, Marie McHugh; 10th, Theresa Prior; 11th, Margaret Nellis; 12th, Josephine Power; 13th, Patrick Reynolds; 14th, Rosaleen Joyce and 15th, Pat Quinn.
SOSAD: Is a 24 Hour emergency support for anyone affected by suicide or depression and is now open in Cavan. Te; (049) 4326339 for more information.
Bingo: Ballinamore Seán O’Heslin’s Bingo continues every Tuesday night at 9pm in the Community Centre. €1,200 in prizes each week, don’t miss it! Students and young people are welcome, now that they have free time during the holidays. Bring your friends!