Heartsafe Ballinamore Heartsafe church gate collection will be held on Saturday, 15th and Sunday 16th February. We would appreciate your generous support once again. Last month we trained nine new volunteers, so our numbers of trained CPR and AED users in the community continues to grow. We have two people who have put themselves forward to do the trainers course and we hope that this will be completed before the summer. Previously we were able to avail of trainer training through the HSE but funding is not available presently or for the foreseeable future for those courses. Money collected will be put towards the costs of this training with the Irish Heart Foundation or alternative company. We thank you for your support.
Enrolment Enrolment for Junior Infants will take place in the junior infant classroom on Tuesday 25th February from 2 - 2.30 p.m. If you are unable to make it that day please phone the school (Ph. No. 071 9644952) and we will arrange for forms to be posted out.
Whist Drive Top Score: Philip Farrelly & Jim Young (145), 1st Lady Mary Maguire (142) 2nd Lady Doreen Woods (136), 3rd Joan O’Reilly (135), ½ time Lady Eileen Donahoe (70), Longest sitting Lady Pauline McTeggart, 2nd Gent Margaret Johnston (142), 3rd Gent John Maguire (141), ½ time Gent Michael Flanagan (71), longest sitting Gent Christopher McNiffe. Raffle: 1st prize – Iris Bennett / 2nd Eva Flanagan / 3rd prize Myrtle Neill / 4th prize Ann Beirne.
Pastoral Council The parish pastoral council will meet on Tuesday, February 18th at 8.30pm in Ballinamore Community Centre, (please note change of date from 11th to 18th of February.
Baptism We welcome into the parish community Sean Patrick Harte who was baptised on Saturday last in Ballinamore Church. May God bless this child and his family.
Development Plan Is on public display from 31st January 2014 to 11th April 2014, during which time submissions/observations may be made. Written submissions/observations should be addressed to Planning Department Leitrim County Council, Aras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim or by email to email@example.com. The documents may be viewed at www.leitrimcoco.ie. The public are encouraged to participate in the preparation n of this important Plan.
Oral Irish Workshop In Johnston Central Library on the 19th February for Junior Certificate students form 10am to 1pm and for Leaving Certificatw Workshop 2pm to 5pm. Cost €12 per session. Places limited, to book please ring 049 4378500/1.
Money found Two sums of money were found around Christmas, one in the town area the other in Kiltymooden, contact Fr Johnston or Fr Sean.
Enterprise Centre, Willowfield Road, Ballinamore. 10 two hours classes on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 3:30pm. Commencing date subject to numbers. To book just call Grainne 071-9644881 Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses Introduction to Gardening with Fergal Meehan at Ballinamore VEC - Four week course beginning Thursday, 6th March 7-9pm. €50 to enrol, contact Jenny on 07196 44136 or email@example.com before Thursday 13th February.
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
Drama Festival The Drama Festival is just four weeks away and a lot has to be covered before the opening night on 7th March. The next meeting will be held in the Standing Stone on Thursday 13th February at 9pm.All are welcome . Season Tickets are now on sale in Murphy’s, Smyth’s & Lá Nua at the amazing value of €50 for 10 nights of great drama.
Aughawillan Drama Are staging THE REAL MCCOY. New comedy by Tommy Moran. February 13, 14, 15 and 16th in Aughawillan Hall. Curtain 8.30pm.
Congrats Congratulations to our own Michelle Fanning who powered to success at the All Ireland Army Track & Field event Athlone Sports Arena this week. Michelle was placed 2nd in both the shot put and long jump and placed 4th in a great time in the 3000m run narrowly missing out on the gold having led the race towards the end. Well done Michelle!!
Not So Strictly
1972 was a memorable year for the Sean O’Heslins club, winning the U-12, U-14 and Senior Championship, Senior League and U-21 championship and one member of that U-21 winning side is returning once again to Ceannaboe. Ray McCaffrey, who many people will know as the “friendly bread man”, took a medal home all those years ago. Shortly afterwards Ray headed for New York where he had a successful career with the New York Giants and the Harlem Globetrotters and also had a critically acclaimed Broadway run. After losing a close fought election for Mayor of New York Ray returned home and defected to Cavan (we won’t hold that against him). Ray is now dusting off his dancing shoes to represent Corlough GAA in the Corlough/Swanlinbar “Not so strictly come dancing” competition in the Slieve Russell hotel on Sunday 16th March. For one night only Ray will be appearing in Priors of High St. next Saturday 8th Feb. to raise funds for his endeavours. We’re sure that Ray “Twinkletoes” McCaffrey will provide lots of entertainment. Music on the night by DJ Gazza. Come along and see the Maestro jive, waltz, salsa and tango the night away.......(no pressure Ray!)
Session This Friday night (7th) the Ceannabo youth traditional music session takes place in The Snug at the Standing Stone 8-9.30pm. Hopefully we will have all our regulars back and hope to see some more new faces. So please bring a friend with you. Congrats to the set dance group from Aughnasheelin GAA Club who performed for us the last night. They went on to win the Leitrim and Connacht titles and are heading to the All Ireland’s on 1st March, so best of luck to them. All levels of musical ability catered for, it’s an informal gathering of young musicians, so all welcome Friday hope to see you there!
Female fitness classes are on every Monday and Thursday in Ballinamore Community Centre at 8pm. All welcome. For further information contact Michelle Fanning on 0879390980.
Interested in improving your health
If you are interested in improving you health and fitness levels in a social environment come along to Ballinamore GAA gym on Thursday morning at 10am for a social fitness session for over 60’s or at 11am for a beginners fitness session to learn how to become fit and healthy in 2014. For booking contact 0879390980.
Men’s Get Active Programme
Men’s Gym Circuits will be taking place in Ballinamore GAA Gym Wednesday at 8.30pm, it’s a great opportunity to get fit and healthy and meet others. For further information contact 0879390980.
Club membership is now open for the coming year with adult membership set at €35, junior membership at €20 and family membership at €80. For further information please contact Ronan O’Rourke or Andy Duffy.
Irish Comhrá classes
If you are interested in improving your Irish, conversation classes are taking part each Tuesday at 8.30pm in the library. There are separate groups for those who know very little Irish, those who have a fair amount and those who are fluent. Leaving Cert or transition year students will also find it useful. Admission is free.