Ballinalee notes



Corr: Michael Carrigy Tel: 043 33 2310/087 2915072. e-mail:

Trad for Trocaire

Joe Callaghan CCE are hosting a night of traditional Irish music, song and dance in the Mostrim Arms Hotel on Friday, 13th November 2015 at 9.30p.m. A junior session for younger musicians will take place in the Community Centre at 8p.m. Please support this very worthy fundraiser.

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.Music on the night by Night Fever, Mick Flavin, Noel Cassidy, Jimmy Hussey, Busy Fingers 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.

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

Point to Point

Longford Westmeath Point to Point races take place this Sunday, November 15th at Corbeagh House with the first of six races over National Hunt fences going to post at 12 noon.Bookmakers will be in attendance with live commentary of the races. Car parking will be available and also hot food and beverages.

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


Is on Monday 16th Nov at 8pm in Holy Trinity Church to prepare for Christmas. All members are asked to attend.


Numbers are 1, 3, 6 and 9. 4x €15: Ann Treacy, Kilshrulle; Mary Farrell, Aughagrey; Jacquline McKenna, Rivercrescent and Anna May Fox. Seller’s prize: Micheal Carrigy. Jackpot €4,800. Draw takes place on Monday night in Rawle’s at 10pm.

Blood Donors

St. Brigid’s Community Centre Gowna on Tuesday and Wednesday, 17/18 November 4.30-8pm. Please support.

Drama Group

Provisional date for the production of a 3 act play entitled The Troubled Batchelors is 29th November in the Thomas Ashe Hall. More info next week.


Deepest sympathy to the Kane family, Aughnashannagh on the untimely death of Mary Kane. RIP


T-shirts are available in local shops at a cost of €10 each.

Motor Neurone

A cheque for €19,000 was presented last weekend in Rawle’s Bar IMNDA and the RMN by the local fundraising committee. Well done to all involved.


Deepest sympathy to Kevin Duffy and family, Currygrane on the recent death of his brother, Patrick in New Zealand. RIP.

Deepest sympathy to Mary Brady, Soran on the recent death of her uncle, Michael McGovern. RIP.

Hillside Club

The clubs annual ecumenical service will take place in St. John’s church on Wednesday, November 11th at 11am, followed by refreshments in the Stag’s Head.

Church Notes

A workshop for readers of The Word and Eucharistic Ministers will be held on Thursday 19th in Holy Trinity at 8pm.


Congratulations to Karen Keogh, daughter of Willy and Margaret, Listrahee and Colm McNally, Stonepark who recently got married in Puerto del Carmen in Lanzarote. Bridesmaids were Lorraine Keogh and Aine Jordan. Groomsmen were Steven and James McNally. The reception was held in Porta Callero. All the guests that travelled enjoyed the fabulous celebration in the sun. We wish Karen and Colm a very happy life together.