Lisryan notes

Ballinalee

Ballinalee

Corr: Michael Carrigy Tel: 043 33 2310/087 2915072. e-mail: ballinaleenotes@hotmail.com

Community meeting

We are pleased to announce that Longford will host one of Bank of Ireland’s Enterprise Towns for 2015. Through this initiative Bank of Ireland and the Longford business community are working together to support local business. In addition we will involve the wider community and our local schools through a range of different activities. To hear more about the plans for your Enterprise Town and/or to get involved – Please join us in Longford Arms Hotel next Thursday 29th October at 6.30pm.

Fundraiser

Fundraising night for Longford Palliative Homecare in memory of the late Willie Tully, Killoe, Friday 6th November 9.30pm in The Longford Arms Hotel

Music by Paschal Flaherty, Liz & Davey, Sean Hussey, Brian Ross, Connie O Reilly, Mary O’Brien Sweeney. Tickets are €10. Available on the night and from Catherine Tully. 087 9547103.

Whist Drive

Whist drive Currycajhill on 3 November at 8 30pm

Community Games

The AGM of Clonbroney Community Games took place recently. Due to the poor turnout all committee positions were not filled. The following positions need to be filled – Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Area Delegates, Development Officer. Until all positions are filled, it will not be possible to undertake all activities. If you are interested in any of the above or volunteering in any way please contact the chairperson Deborah Spollen.

Pastor Council

Took place in the Resource Room, Holy Trinity Church, on Tuesday, 13 at 8:30pm. Father Brian welcomed the new members who volunteered to serve on the Pastoral Council at the open parish meetings held in The Thomas Ash Hall on March 23 and May 5 last. He thanked the members who were leaving the pastoral council for their service over the past number of years. The members of Clonbroney Parish Pastoral Council are Aidan Brady, Pauline Brady, Brian Brennan, P.P., (President), Séamus Cahill, Séamus Coyle, Breda Farrelly, John Hickey, Maureen Hughes, Séamus Kiernan (Drumeel), Kathleen Lynch, Breedge McGrath, Carmel Nally, (Parish Secretary), Kevin Reynolds. The Chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, assistant secretary will be elected/agreed at the next meeting arranged for Monday, November 9, at 8:30pm in The Resource Room, Holy Trinity Church. Quoting from the Diocesan (Ardagh and Clonmacnois) Guidelines for Parish Pastoral Councils (a copy of which each member had already received) Father Brian explained that these guidelines defined the Parish Pastoral Council as “a leadership structure that enables priests and people to work together in their mission of evangelisation, building up vibrant Christian communities that are rooted in baptism and characterized by faith, worship, and service. The Parish Pastoral Council is a representative body of the whole parish in which the diversity of the parish community is reflected. It is a means whereby the parish as a whole can be consulted in relation to its pastoral concerns and its future development”. The Guidelines will be studied at each meeting for the first year so as to give members an insight of the role and function of a parish pastoral council.

Towards Peace

Is a new spiritual support service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland. Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors. For more information, please visit www.towardspeace.ie, phone 01 505 3028 or email towardspeace@iecon.ie.

Benefit Dance

A Benefit Dance for the family of the late Sean Mulligan, Ballinamuck will take place in the Breffni Arms Hotel, Arva on Monday, 16th November 2015.

Tickets cost €10 each - the committee will be out selling tickets over the next few weeks and your support will be very much appreciated. Tickets will also be on sale in Fox’s Gala.

Octopus Kids

Are hosting a Scream it’s Halloween for their second anniversary. It takes place from 4-6pm on Friday 30th October. Bookings to 043 3336082 or 087 3353082.

October Mudfest:

The race is a 6km run across country and will include obstacles along the way. There is a prize for the fastest men’s and women’s team of €1000 each and a prize of €500 for the fastest individual male and individual female. It will take place on Saturday, 31st October. Entry is €25 per person or €200 for a team of ten. Legendary footballer and Sunday Game pundit Tomás O Sé will be doing a meet, greet and book signing in the Clubhouse on Friday night at 8pm. Come along for the Q&A session. He will also be taking part in the race on Saturday morning as part of the Jack Doyle team, along with a number of celebrity local and national GAA stars. Check out facebook and www.octobermudfest.com for updates and details. Please spread the word. Celebrations will take place that night in the Stag’s Head with a fancy dress party and music by Christy and Mono, winners of last years Cavan’s Got Talent

Playground Committee

Volunteers are needed to form a committee for the upkeep and maintenance of the playground. All welcome to put their names forward, the more the better. Please email the notes if you are interested ballinaleenotes@hotmail.com

Club Lotto

Club lotto is now live on Smartlotto. You can do your lotto every Monday night by playing your numbers on your phone on the following link https://game.smartlotto.ie/game/play/107

Lotto

Numbers drawn 1, 6, 8, 29.1 x 3 €60 winner: Vinny Conefrey. Seller’s prize: M. Carrigy P.O. Draw takes place on Monday in Stag’s Head for the month of October at 9pm. Jackpot is €4,600.

Craft Fair

Craft Fair and bake sale will take place on Saturday, October 31st at 11am in Curraghcahill hall. Baked treats, original art, artisan soap and gifts, handcrafted gifts and aloe skincare will be available on the day. Please support.