Family Festival Another festival ended last night Sunday 17th with a spectacular fireworks display. It’s wonderful to think a small town like Ballinamore can produce such a wide variety of events for the pleasure of all the family. A big thanks to all the hard working committee and the stalwart workers for keeping everyone safe to enjoy the weeks music and entertainment.
Lost Silver Chain and Pendant lost in Ballinamore area. Pendant has a lace detail and I would be very grateful for its return. Please contact 087 2673073.
Heritage week Ballinamore Library is joining the National Heritage week celebrations with a number of events taking place. On Tuesday 26th August, there will be an “Old Crafts and Customs of Ireland” DVD being shown on the large screen at 8pm. This wonderful film was recorded in the counties of Leitrim, Cavan, Roscommon and Fermanagh in the 1990’s. It features Traditions like Making Mud Turf, Hay, Ploughing and Pattern to the Holy Well; and Trades like Tinsmith, Wheelwright, Millar, Cooper, Blacksmith and Creel maker. On Thursday 28th at 8.30pm, there will be a lecture by the renowned local historian, Seán Ó Suilleabháin. The title of this event is “Surnames of Leitrim” – learn about the popular Leitrim Surnames and about the variants of Surnames and how they came about. Finally, on Friday 29th, Ballinamore native, Noel Sweeney gives a talk “Ballinamore in the 1950s and 60s”. This presentation will include a photographic slideshow with many unique and previously unseen photographs of the town and it’s people dating back to 1960. So, why not join us for some or all of these free events to mark your interest in National Heritage Week. If you require further information, please contact the Local Studies Library at 0719645567.
This year with the Republic of Telly, comedy Theatre Dance, and over 50 music acts and all for Free...The Ballinamore Free Fringe Festival comes to town once again..22-24th August...Friday, Saturday and Sunday of free entertainment on your door step. Check out the Festival Bus from Carrick on Shannon to Ballinamore Friday & Saturday. Returns to Carrick on Shannon Sunday and Monday 5 euro and anyone can use it!.. Check out our website on www.ballinamorefreefringe.com for bus times and full line up...or email us on freefringefest.com Volunteers needed!
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
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 August ‘Picture of the Month’ is a framed photograph, which was donated to Leitrim County Library by the late Eithne Moran, Church Street and Aughnasheelin. This wonderful picture was taken in 1933 of a group of boys from the Ballinamore area. They were members of the Catholic Scouts of Ireland in the 1st Leitrim St. Brigid’s Troop, Ballinamore. The 16 local boys look extremely handsome in their scouts uniform. It includes the initial and surname of each boy but we are aiming to get their full names and their home place. The names are S. McGlynn; C. Daniels; P. Kelleher; C. McGovern; F. Conlon; J. Casey; A. Prior; P.J. Reynolds; E. Delahoyde; T. McCormack; S. McHugh; T. McTiernan; E. Creamer; C. Lavelle; G. Moroney; T. Mulvihill. So, the Library needs your help to complete the full details of each boy in the August ‘Picture of the Month’. Opening hours are Mon, Wed & Fri 10 - 5.30; Tues & Thur 10 - 8; Sat 10 – 5, with daily lunch closing 1.30 – 2.30pm.
Women’s Group All members of Ballinamore women’s group and others going to Castlebar are asked to pay balance 130 euro on or before 20th August. Trathnona will be open on August 20th between seven thirty and eight thirty to collect this money. Monthly meeting on September3rd at 8 30 pm.
McGovern Clan weekend Friday 22nd August; 8.30pm; Life & Times of McGovern Clan by Fr Liam Kelly in Templeport Resource Centre followed by Music – Swanlinbar Comhaltas, Eriu, Lough Oughter Ceili Band & Guests, Refreshments served. Adm €10.00, return transport available from Glanglevlin Hall via Swanlinbar Trivia House 8pm to Templeport Centre – To book, please call 087 3488108. Saturday 23rd August; 2.00pm; McGovern Tour Day 1 (Templeport) – Assemble Ballymagovern / Lisanover/ Corneen / Bawnboy/ Corlough – Ballymagovern. Geo-park Guides; Oliver & Aidan Brady. Refreshments Ballymac Inn on return. Adm €10.00. Sunday 24th August; 1.30pm ; McGovern Tour Day 2 Assemble St Mogues Church, Bawnboy – Swadlinbar (Mill Rd) Tullydermot – Blackrocks – Glanglevlin (Old Brian Boru Rd) Shannon Pot, Burren, Blacklion, Redlion, Lough McNean, Tober, Glanglevlin, Geo-park Guides; Oliver & Aidan Brady, Refreshments Glanglevlin Hall on return. Adm €10.00. Booking essential for each tour re bus – Please call 087 3488108 to reserve space. This event is organised by Bawnboy Heritage with the assistance of Cavan County council for Heritage week.