Ballinamore

Tractor show: The South Leitrim – West Cavan Vintage Tractors Club is holding a Porsche-Allgaier themed tractor show at St Felim’s College pitch form 12-5pm on Sunday 2nd June. 
Usual attractions, great family day. Adm. €5. Supporting Irish Cancer Society, Hospice and Irish Heard Foundation. Please support.


Tractor show: The South Leitrim – West Cavan Vintage Tractors Club is holding a Porsche-Allgaier themed tractor show at St Felim’s College pitch form 12-5pm on Sunday 2nd June. 
Usual attractions, great family day. Adm. €5. Supporting Irish Cancer Society, Hospice and Irish Heard Foundation. Please support.


Give blood: The Blood Transfusion mobile unit team will return again to The Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 29th May 2013 from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m and 7.00p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Please note the change of day. Some 3000 units (pints) of blood are needed overall each week to cater for emergency and routine cases requiring transfusions of bloodand blood products in hospitals all over the country. Thanks to everyone who attended the last clinic which was very well attended and please come again to the Community Centre, Ballinamore on Wednesday 29th May 2013 and if possible bring a friend.

RehabCare: Ballinamore would like to thank everyone who contributed to make our fundraising event a great success. We would like to thank all our generous sponsors who donated prizes for our raffle, members of the community who contributed cakes and items for the sale of work and all those who attended on the day. The barbeque, cake sale and raffle all proved to be a great success and we greatly appreciate all the support and donations we received from members of the community. We would also like to extend our thanks to all those who sponsored our service Users for their golf links road walk which took place earlier that day. We are delighted to announce that we raised over €2,000 for our centre

Race night: St Patrick’s N.S. Parents Association, Corlough are holding a Race Night in Feehans on Saturday June 1st at 9pm. Lots of prizes including Best Dressed Lady. All welcome for a fun evening and a flutter on the horses.

All Ireland Autism Table Quiz: Will be held in Jackie’s at 9pm on Friday 31st May. Come along and test your brain cells and enjoy a good night’s craic.

Closing Celebrations: Just over a week to go to the Official Closing Celebrations of Ballinamore Post Primary Schools. On Sunday June 2nd, the schools are hosting an event to mark 62 years of continuous second level education provided by The Sisters of Mercy, The Kilmore Diocese and Leitrim VEC. At the end of this school year, the existing arrangement of common enrolment between Fatima and Felim’s Secondary School and the Vocational School will come to an end and the schools will amalgamate and become Ballinamore Community School. To mark this event, we hope to have a unique school reunion. All past students, parents, teacher and local community are invited to join us in this celebration. We would still welcome old photographs and memorabilia especially from pre 2000 classes which you might have and we can add to our exhibition. Everything submitted will be returned.

Talk: South Leitrim Community Health Forum and Primary Care Team and Co Leitrim Community Forum are organising a Community Walk and Talk event as part of the Green Ribbon initiative. This initiative is part of the Walk and Talk for Positive Mental Health project. This project aims to start the conversation amongst people by promoting “walk and talk” events in schools, workplaces and community settings. The project has been developed in Leitrim by four agencies; Leitrim Development Company, Mental Health Ireland, STOP Suicide and Leitrim Sports Partnership working together to help get the conversation started on changing minds about mental health. Date: Wednesday 29th May 2013. Time: 7.30pm Meeting Point: Outside Supervalu in Ballinamore: the walk is planned along the canal, which should take about an hour. Please come along and join us

Parish Website: It is hoped to have a parish website set up in the near future, , the meeting had a presentation on the type of websites currently in place in parishes throughout the country and on the benefits of having such a site, improved communications within the parish and the area. A subcommittee has been set up to work on bringing this to completion over the next eight to ten weeks.

OPEN WEEK: Lollipop Kids are now taking bookings for September 2013 for children who are 2 years 10 months on 1st September 2013. We are also providing places under the ECCE scheme. If your child is going to school in September 2013 and born between 2/2/09 and 30/6/10 they are entitled to avail of the FREE preschool year. Our open week is taking place from Monday 10th June and continuing until Friday 14th June. For enquiries and/or bookings please call in or phone Aisling Reilly (Playgroup Leader) 071 9644904.

Whist drive: Ballinamore Monthly Whist Drive on 6th June at 9pm in Community Centre. Come along for a pleasant game of whist and a lovely half time supper.

Course: “Are you out of work due to accident, illness or disability? Do you need to re-train to re-enter the workforce and gain FETAC certification? Information Technology by Distance Learning is a blended learning programme combining home based and in-centre training. Please telephone Mary at National Learning Network on 049 4377038 or email cavan@nln.ie “ 


Seán O’Heslin’s GAA – Scéalta na Seachtaine: 100 Years Celebration - The weekend of our 100 years celebrations will also see the Dialogues Through Literature Symposium taking place on the Friday and Saturday 28 and 29 June. Many prominent writers will be speaking at the event. Lotto ar an Luan seo chugainn i Pat Joe’s. Pota Óir €5,200.


ATHLETIC CLUB: National Community Games Cross Country takes place in Athlone this weekend and a number of our members are involved. Next up are the Connacht Championships in three weeks. Training continues Tuesday and Thursday fromn 7 00 p.m. to 8 00 p.m

Meeting: The last meeting of Ballinamore Women’s group before the summer recess, takes place on Wednesday 5th June at 8.30pm in Trathnona. This is a party night so all members are requested to attend.

Coding for Kids for free: We are setting up a free coding for kids class in Ballinamore. Coding is the way you build websites, computer games and Apps. Coding is very useful for kids and adults alike. CoderDojo is the organisation worldwide who want to teach kids to code for free. All the information is here www.coderdojo.com. There are over 50 coderdojos in Ireland today. We need adults and kids to email us to see if we have enough interest. We intend to have one every Saturday for 1 or 2 hours. This is open to all kids the Leitrim/Cavan/Longford/Fermanagh area. Please email cdballinamore@gmail.com if you want to help or are interested in joining.

Enrolments: Ballinamore Childcare LTD An Naíonra, Community Centre, Irish Speaking Enrolments now been taken for September 2013. Free Preschool (ECCE) for children born between 2nd February 2009 to 30th June 30th 2010. Also Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) scheme applies. (Reduced childcare fees) to disadvantaged and low income parents. Open week for new children attending the services is Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June between 9am – 12 noon any day. Children 2yrs 10mths – to school going age are eligible to attend. You will meet staff and see how the pre-school operates and see our daily preschool programme. Tá failte roimh teacht sa Naíonra. For further queries contact An Stiúrthóir (play leader). Póilin Ní Mhoráin 071 96 45733 or 086 3777730. Irish speaking, enrolment now been taken for Sept 13. Open wk 10th to 14th June 9am to 12pm. Must be 2yr 10mths. Contact Póilin 9645733

Course: IWS Pool Lifeguard course held at Riverdale Ballinamore. June /July for more information please contact Helen IWS secretary 086-895292.

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.