Ballinamore

Bridge: Results for Thursday 18th October are as follows:- 
1st M.Dolphin & K Dolan, 2nd E Smith & M Quinn, 3rd M Nellis and P Logan. 
Bridge continues next Thursday at 7pm all players welcome.

Bridge: Results for Thursday 18th October are as follows:- 
1st M.Dolphin & K Dolan, 2nd E Smith & M Quinn, 3rd M Nellis and P Logan. 
Bridge continues next Thursday at 7pm all players welcome.

Library: Anna Carey is the coolest Irish Teenage Author. She is a Journalist, Teenage Book Reviewer and used to sing and play in a band. Her books are about a character called Rebecca. Rebecca’s life is ruined by her mother and complicated by boys and birthdays. Her book The Real Rebecca won the Children’s Book of the year 2011. Her newest novel is Rebecca Rules. Anna will be appearing in Ballinamore library on Thursday 1st November at 2.30pm to 3.30pm. Places are limited so early booking is advisable. Admission is free. Phone 071 9645566.

Leitrim and the 1641 Rebellion: As part of their Winter Lecture Programme, Ballinamore Library is hosting a lecture “Leitrim and the 1641 Rebellion” at 8.30pm on Wednesday 24th October .The speaker is Dr Brendan Scott, a lecturer in early modern history at the history department in NUI Maynooth. He has published extensively on religion and society in Tudor and Stuart Ireland and is editor of the Breifne historical journal. Admission to this lecture is free with All welcome.

Do you need someone to talk to?: Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10 am till 10 pm, 365 days a year’.

Going Pink Walk, Run, Stroll & Roll: October is breast cancer awareness month and this year, to raise funds, we have arranged a walk from the Marina (Nun’s Lock) to Ballyduff Lock. It happens on Sunday 28th October next with registration at 1.45pm at the Marina on the Golf Links Road. All contributions going to Breast Cancer research. Wear something pink if you can on the day and please let your friends know.

Engaged Encounter: Is designed for couples preparing for marriage and seeks to enrich communication in all aspects of their relationship. The next non-residential weekend will take place on 10 & 11 November 2012 in the Dromantine Centre, Newry. Information, phone 028 7930 0340 (NI) or e-mail mail@strategia.co.uk or visit www.marriageencounter.ie

Exhibition: The Ballinamore Community Arts Group Over the summer period artists* from the Arts Group - This exhibition showcases the fruits of this masterclass and provides a fascinating insight into the developmental process undergone by each of the artists. The exhibition will also features Mick O’Dea’s own work. If you can’t make it along on the opening Friday evening be sure to drop in before this exhibition closes on Nov 16th.

AGM: The reconvened AGM of the Ballinamore Badminton Club will be held in Smyth’s Siopa Ol next Wednesday 24th October at 9.00pm. The original AGM was postponed due to very poor attendance. More people/parents are need to help with training and supervision of children as two existing coaches are not available this year on Tuesday nights and one may not be available on Thursday night. If the juvenile badminton club is to function this year, more help is needed. Training / coaching course will be organised for adults in Ballinamore. So if you wish your child to play badminton this year come along to the AGM or phone P J McLoughlin at 0719644366 or Mob: 0861762081.

5km Fun Run: A 5km Fun Run will take place on the Golf- Links road this Sunday October 21st at 1pm with Olympian Colin Griffin as starter and Michelle Fanning doing warm up from 12.30pm. Registration in Ballinamore Community Centre from 12pm onwards. All levels and abilities welcome. Please come along to support Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the North West Hospice. €10 per person.

Childcare Ltd: Halloween Fundraiser Ballinamore Childcare are holding their Halloween Fundraiser on Bank Holiday Monday 29th Octr in the Community Hall. A disco will be held starting at 5.30pm until 7.30pm. Spot prizes galore for best costumes, disco dancers etc.

Exhibition: “Captured by Song” is an exhibition which explores the collecting work of Tom Munnelly (1944-2007) through his photographic collection and field diary records. Tom was employed as a full-time song and music collector from 1971 to his death in 2007. This exhibition is a selection of sixty images held at the National Folklore Collection representing various aspects of Tom’s life as a collector. As a full-time collector of folklore he was required to keep a filed diary recording day to day events and his diary is particularly insightful with his warm and honest descriptions of singers and musicians and reveals his passion and knowledge of traditional song and music. Admission is free.

Seán O’Heslin’s – Scéalta na Seachtaine: Bingo continues every Tuesday night in Ballinamore Community Centre at 9.00. Great prizes, €1,200 must be won each night. Winter time starting time will be 8.30.

Leitrim County Library: Is delighted to inform you that you can download e-Books and Digital Audiobooks from the library’s website www.leitrimlibrary.ie or http://leitrimdigital.lib.overdrive.com 24/7 and anywhere. This service is free if you are a member of the library. Check out with your library card and download to your computer, iPod, iPad, Smartphone and e-Book reader. If you are not already a member why not visit your branch library where staff will be only too happy to register you.