Ballinamore

St Vincent de Paul: St Vincent de Paul are holding our annual Christmas Church Gate Collection on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December at all Masses in Ballinamore, Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan, Coraleehan, Drumreilly and Fenagh. We would appreciate your support as we can help those less fortunate in our local community. We thank you most sincerely for all your support in the past. It is greatly appreciated. Our confidential Mobile Number is 087 9360562

St Vincent de Paul: St Vincent de Paul are holding our annual Christmas Church Gate Collection on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December at all Masses in Ballinamore, Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan, Coraleehan, Drumreilly and Fenagh. We would appreciate your support as we can help those less fortunate in our local community. We thank you most sincerely for all your support in the past. It is greatly appreciated. Our confidential Mobile Number is 087 9360562

Christmas Whist Drive: The monthly whist drive will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday December 6th at 8.30pm. As this is the Christmas whist there will be prizes galore plue a hamper also extra prizes in ticket draw. All welcome.

4 Locks Cycling Club: There has been a surge of interest in leisure cycling in Ireland in recent years. No one doubts the benefits of cycling. It is a good low joint impact sport, it will help you sleep better, you will look younger, it is good for your brain, it builds up your immune system, it helps you to live longer, it cuts your risk of heart disease, it helps you loose weight, get fit, burn more fat, develop a positive addiction, get a legal high, make friends, be happy and stay healthy. A new leisure cycling club is in the process of being set up. It is called the 4 Locks Cycling Club and is based on the Ballinamore Credit Union area. Of course anyone interested from outside these areas is welcome to join. So far there are over thirty people interested. The club is in the process of registering with Cycling Ireland and is looking for people to register with the club. There will be a registration night on Wednesday 5 December in Smyth’s Siopa Tae. Gerard Lynch, of Trailblalazers bike shop, a very keen cyclist, will give a talk on cycling between 8 and 9 p.m. followed by a information session and registration. All welcome to attend. 


Scouting Ireland Christmas Fair: Scouting Ireland 1st Leitrim Branch -Ballinamore - are holding a Christmas Fair in the community hall in Ballinamore on Sunday 16th Dec 2-6pm. Tables cost E25.00. Ideal for those last minute gifts. There will be lots of local Crafts, Toys, Local produce - Cakes, Plants, Gift ware, Knitwear, Cubs/Scout Craft, Face Painting, Santa etc etc.. To book a table to exhibit / take orders/ sell your produce please contact me by e-mail before 8th Dec at ardmeenan@gmail.com or Patricia (085 7555290)after 6pm


Music only Table Quiz: Saturday 1st December @ 9.30pm in Quinn’s Bar , Fenagh €30 per table of 4. Proceeds to the Aisling Centre in NY to help with the continuing problems for Irish emmigrants and others still suffering from the after effects of Hurricane Sandy. The quiz is just like a normal table quiz.... but it’s purely about music. Great prizes on the night and good craic guaranteed, 087 239 6331 for further details.

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine: Three Bingo nights left before Christmas. Two Turkeys, two bottles of whiskey and two boxes of chocolates in addition to €1,200 and usual raffle prizes each Tuesday. Starts at 8.30. Indoor Hurling - All national school boys are asked to come to indoor hurling in the Sports Centre on Monday from 7-8. Its great crack. Lotto - Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn sa Scoláire Bocht. Pota Óir €4,100. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an Luan seo caite: €40:Frank Flynn, Main st. Buidéal uisce beatha ó Frank Flynn: John O’Hara, Kilrush. €40 an duine: Michelle Fanning, Áine McGovern, Knockmore, Corlough, Philip Cassidy, Lahard, Bernadette Beagan, Sean Bhaile.

Bridge Club: Results of bridge held on Thursday 29th November are as follows - 1st Marian Quinn and Evelyn Smith; 2nd Carrie Maroney and Maureen Dolphin; 3rd Bernie Flynn and Monica Sharpley. No bridge on Thursday 6th as whist takes place in the community centre. Bridge resumes on Thursday 13th with final night on 20th December. All players most welcome.

Fashion event: On Saturday 8th December at 2pm, a fashion event in aid of North West hospice and Crumlin Children’s Hospital is taking place in Fatima Secondary School Ballinamore it starts at 2pm. This event will include a fashion show, displaying high-quality new or almost-new clothing at bargain prices. There will also be a cheese and wine reception. We are in search of high-quality new or almost-new clothing, hats, shoes or headpieces which you are willing to sell. Please send these items into the school by the 30th November. Also insert a short description of the item, maybe where it was bought and the price for which it was bought at. Also include the price at which you want to sell the item. For further information please phone or text: 087 7037636. Email: kilmanjarofashionevent@gmail.com or view our website/facebook page: ballinamorepps.ie

Collection: St Vincent De Paul are holding our annual Christmas Church Gate Collection on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December at all masses in Ballinamore, Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan, Coraleehan, Drumreilly and Fenagh. We would appreciate your support as we can help those less fortunate in our local community. We thank you most sincerely for all your support in the past. It is greatly appreciated. Our confidential mobile number is 087 9360562

CD: Looking for Christmas gift ideas for family and friends at home or abroad, then Ballinamore Folk Choir is at hand to help, their Christmas CD is now on sale in Super Value and Colms The Nature Trail, or contact Gerarda at 0877828573, proceeds this year will go Fr Sean Kelly of the Capuchin priests to support their work in their Daycare Centre. Your support will mean so much and your gift will too. 


St Vincent de Paul: If you wish to make a contribution or contact us for any other reason please phone us on the Confidential No 087 9360562


Christmas Fair: Scouting Ireland 1st Leitrim Branch - Ballinamore - are holding a Christmas Fair in the community hall in Ballinamore on Sunday 16th Dec 2-6pm. Tables cost E25.00. Ideal for those last minute gifts. There will be lots of local Crafts, Toys, Local produce - Cakes, Plants, Giftware, Knitwear, Cubs/Scout Craft, Face Painting, Santa etc etc.. To book a table to exhibit / take orders/ sell your produce please contact me by e-mail before 8th Dec at ardmeenan@gmail.com or Patricia (085 7555290)after 6pm


Ballinamore Women’s Group: The monthly meeting of Ballinamore women’s group takes place in Trathnona on Wed 5th Dec at 8pm. All members are asked to attend. Refreshments will be served at the meeting.


Cultural Quarter: Craft Market on Friday 7th December 10am-4pm at the cultural Quarters. Homemade crafts,and Christmas pressie ideas, mulled wine and festive cheer.


VINTAGE TRACTOR MEETING: The Annual General Meeting of the South Leitrim/West Cavan Vintage Tractor Club will be held on Monday the 10th of December at 9pm in Corlough Community Centre. ( beside Martins Coaches on the Swanlinbar road,3 miles from Ballinamore). A representative from FBD Insurance will be in attendance on the night to discuss all aspects of vintage insurance. New members welcome.


Bingo: Three Bingo nights left before Christmas. Two Turkeys, two bottles of whiskey and two boxes of chocolates in addition to €1,200 and usual raffle prizes each Tuesday. Starts at 8.30.

An Ideal Gift: The book cleverly recalls national events and local events for each year placing them side by side. Anyone sending a Christmas present or going to visit family or friends should pop a copy or two in the post or in the luggage - it will be the most treasured gift you could give. Every page of “Aughnasheelin Archives 100” holds something of historical or local interest. It is a window on the past and through it one can learn about life in rural Ireland and Nationally. It is a book you will pick up and open at random and find yourself turning page after page. This book is an ideal filler for the Christmas stocking and very reasonable too!

Pike Anglers: Fished for the Amerigos Cup on sat 24th Nov on Drumcoura Lake, 1st: Tony Gallagher, joint 2nd: Sean Murray and Ollie Gallagher Sean is walking away with the League with 34pts, his nearest reval has 19pts.