Ballinamore

Clothing collection
St. Joseph’s Kavisuni, Diocese of Kitui, Kenya. All types of clean, dry, ladies, gents & children’s clothing ; bed linen; curtains; towels; bags; belts & paired shoes. Collection on Friday, 13th February before 12 noon. Collection point St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore.

Clothing collection
St. Joseph’s Kavisuni, Diocese of Kitui, Kenya. All types of clean, dry, ladies, gents & children’s clothing ; bed linen; curtains; towels; bags; belts & paired shoes. Collection on Friday, 13th February before 12 noon. Collection point St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore.

Darts
Results from round one of the League Cup competition sponsored by the Ballinamore League are: McGirl’s (6) – Ossie’s (3) – The Poor Scholar (5) – Quinn’s (4) – Jackie’s (5) – Drumcoura (4). There are no games fixed for next week, it’s All Ireland weekend round Two will be played on Friday the 20th of February. Best of luck to the Leitrim men’s and Ladies teams next weekend.

Picture of the month

Staff in the local Studies Department at Ballinamore Library are displaying a ‘Picture of the Month’. As its name suggests, there will be a different picture each month and these items will be chosen from the Local Studies Photographs, Posters and Art Collection. The February ‘Picture of the Month’ is a framed photograph of Main Street, Ballinamore taken about 1929 or earlier, which was donated to Leitrim County Library by Columba Cryan in 2011. In the picture there are only 2 motor vehicles parked along the street. There is also a number of ESB Poles visible, which would suggest that electricity was supplied to the town at that time. There are a number of shops with items on display outside. P. Stenson is a name over the door of one shop’s on Lower Main Street. Opposite Stenson’s shop, it would appear that there was a hardware shop with items on display outside. This picture will be on display in Local Studies during the month of February and our opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 - 5.30; Tues & Thur 10 - 8; Sat 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.

Charity shop

Ballinamore Charity Shop located on high street is seeking donations of all items including clean clothes, household items, furniture etc.  Supporting St Christopher’s Hospice. All donations are greatly appreciated.


Tourism Association AGM
The AGM will be held on Monday, 23rd February at 8.30pm in Smyth’s Bar and Restaurant, Main St, Ballinamore.


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.

Bridge Club
Bridge resumes in the Commercial Hotel on Thursday, 12th February at 7pm.
All players welcome.

Lourdes collection

This collection which takes place every 3 years is taken up this weekend. It goes towards supporting the annual Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes each year.

Feast of St Valentine

The feast of St. Valentine falls on a Saturday this year. Before going out for the evening why not come to the 7pm mass where special prayers for couples will be recited and receive a blessing.

Epilepsy Ireland
Are holding an information morning in Sligo on Monday, 9th February to mark, International Epilepsy Day. Date: Monday 9th February 2015 Venue: IWA Centre, Abbeyville, Sligo. Time: 11am to 1.00pm. Guest Speaker: Geraldine O’Rourke, cANP, Epilepsy Nurse Specialist. Geraldine will talk about “Epilepsy for Everyone”, and there will be time for Q&A. Refreshments will be served. Please call or text Agnes Mooney, Epilepsy Ireland on: 0858689433, to confirm your attendance.

Whist Drive 
Due to bad weather conditions the February monthly Whist Drive was cancelled. We will be back in action on Thursday 5th March. Hope to see all our supporters back then.

Fitness classes

Folks, please note fitness classes are ongoing with the usual schedule; Ballinamore hall Mon & Thurs at 8pm, Ballinamore GAA Gym Tues & Thurs at 11am & Wednesday at 6.30pm & 7.30pm. Men’s class in Ballinamore GAA Gym Wed at 8.30pm. Beginner’s social fitness class Thursdays at 10am in Ballinamore GAA Gym. Please note there is no Whist this month, so this Thursdays’ class will go ahead in the hall. For further information please contact Michelle 087 9390980.

Operation Transformation

Ballinamore Community Operation Transformation Programme, there is a fitness class suitable for everybody in our community. Starting Tuesday the
27th of January, sessions in Ballinamore GAA gym, Tuesday from 6.30pm – 7.05pm. Very intense quick boot camp session from 7.05pm – 7.40pm, gym session to introduce you to exercises. Both sessions are for males and females. Throughout the sessions there will be health, fitness & motivation talks with an optional fitness assessment and weigh in available. Women’s toning class Wed at 7.30pm & men’s gym workout Wed at 8.30pm. Community walk every Sunday at 9.30am from the GAA pitch to the golf club. (€35 for 5 weeks payable to Sean O Heslins club on the first night and you can attend whatever classes you choose).

Primary Care Centre
Opens on Monday next, 9th February in Ballinamore. All services in the old Centre will move to this new Centre. So also will the Physiotherapy service which was previously located in Trathnona.