Bargains galore

Bargains galore

All roads lead to the community centre, Ballinagh on Sunday next for the monster auction which will commence at 1pm with all proceeds in aid of Ballinagh gaelic football club. So do come along and secure a bargain and in addition lend your support to the local club.


Ballinagh branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann are holding their annual general meeting on Wednesday next, 29th October at 9pm in Cronin’s premises. We look forward to seeing all our members in attendance and we would welcome new members. Your support would be very much appreciated. Ballinagh Comhaltas also have a list of tutors who will teach (in the tutors homes one to one) in the following instruments accordion, banjo bodhran, concertina, fiddle, flute, guitar, mandolin, pipes, tin whistle, singing and comhra gaelige. If you would like details on any of the above please phone Eileen at 087 9221522.

Lighting up

With the season of Christmas just over eight weeks away, the local Christmas lights committee are busy preparing to fund raise in order to raise the necessary finance required to erect and maintain the towns street lighting for the festive season. This year is highly significant as it makes the centenary of the Town’s first street lighting back in 1914. During that year world war 1 had broken out and the news that a native son had received serious injuries during an exchange of fire in the second week of the conflict had caused much sadness. Employment was difficult to find and this led to many of the towns and districts finest young men being forced to emigrate in search of work. There was doom and gloom everywhere and in an effort to raise the spirits of our community a group of locals decided to provide street lighting in an effort to brighten up the town for the season of Christmas. 64 oil lamps were bought or borrowed and were attached to the walls of the houses. The ‘light up’ first took place on December 8th 1914 and continued each night up to and including January 6th 1915. Light up time was 4pm daily with all lights off at 1am. The general belief was that Ballinagh was the first village or town in Ireland (outside cities or large towns) to have Christmas lights.

Paediatric first aid training course

How many of us would know what to do if we were faced with a medical emergency at home? A paediatric first aid training course is being run in Kilmore central national school. Topics covered include medical emergencies, wounds and bleeding, dealing with unconscious children, burns first aid CPR for adults and children defibrillator use etc. The course consists of two sessions both approximately four hours in length to be run every Tuesday and Wednesday night from 6.30 – 10.30pm. Beginning on November 4th in the school. The cost of 80 euro per person. If you would be interested in attending please contact Kilmore Central National School on (049) 4332661.

Halloween Arts and crafts workshop

Celebrate Halloween with a traditional spooky ghoulish portfolio of arts crafts fun and games. Level of scare suitable to all age groups ages 5 – 12 years old. Due to demand an additional workshop has been added on Friday, 24th October 3.30pm – 5.30pm at Realtog Centre Kilnaleck. Come in your fancy dress. Prizes and sweets two euro per child. Places limited call (049) 4336070.