Ballinaglera Parish Notes

29th March 2018

Procession in honour of our Lady on Tuesday 1st. May 2018 on the New board Walk in Drumshanbo at 8:30. Assemble at car park. All welcome. Contact person Ann 086 0859151

Plastic Collection of Silage wrap, Pit covers, Meal bags & Fertiliser bags at Drumshanbo Mart on Wednesday 9th. May from 8am to 4pm. For more details phone 086 2521699, 0873291081, or 0719662781

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018.  27th May to 1st. June.  Please see notice on Notice Board for details.

North West Hospice requires Retail Volunteers for our charity shop in Market Yard, Carrick-on-Shannon. If you have a couple of hours to spare and you would like help us please contact  Mary at our office  071 – 9170523 for details.

7th Annual 4 Mile Fun Run/Walk in Memory of Kathleen Dolan is taking place on Monday 7th May at 1p.m. in Dowra. It will start at the Resource Centre and be followed by refreshments, cake sale and face painting. All proceeds to the Irish Cancer Society & The Oncology Unit in Beaumont Hospital. Everyone welcome.

STAND UP FOR LIFE, the FINAL rally to show our support for the 8th Amendment will take place on 12th May in Merrion Square in Dublin at 2pm.    The event will be preceded by a large canvass event across Dublin from 11-1pm.  The 8th Amendment has saved tens of thousands of lives.  With a referendum taking place on 25th May to remove protection from unborn babies, please make every effort to attend the Stand Up For Life Rally and encourage others to do likewise. The Rally will  demonstrate all that is great about Ireland’s 8th Amendment and showcase the many reasons why we should vote No to abortion on 25th May.  Your presence is vital. To organise a bus or book a place on a bus travelling from your area, visit or telephone (087) 266 8702.

Lough Derg 2018: Season opens for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May.

Retreats continue on May 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 20, 22, 26, 27 & 28.

Advance booking is essential. Tel +353 (0) 71 9861518 or email

Why not take some time and space for yourself on Lough Derg this May?

(Three Day Pilgrimage Season begins on Friday 1st June.)

Dowra Playground Climbing Structure Fundraiser: A cookery demonstration has been organised with Kilronan Castle’s Head Chef David Porter this sunday at 3:00pm in Dowra Resource Centre. Goodies Bags on the day. Refreshments served. Tickets €15. Tickets available on the day. A great afternoon is promised.


Cavan Walking festival  takes place 4-11 May. Friday May 4th  Walk In Cavan Burren. Sat May5th Cavan Way Dowra to Shannon Pot.  Check poster details in O’ Rourke’s and Dolan’s for more information.


Shannon Gaels GAA: Club Lotto: Draw takes place on  April 29th, 2018 in “Frank Eddie’s” with a Jackpot of €6,200. Tickets available locally or contact 087-2932097. Annual Club Lotto tickets are also now on sale for anyone who wants to be included in all our lotto draws for the next twelve months. A annual tickets costs €50 and are available from committee or online at Membership: Have you completed yours? Our club depends heavily on this small contribution from you towards keeping our club finances in order. We request that all players and members who have not completed their membership to please complete it now. Details of fees and forms are available on our website or from committee. League Fixtures: Sunday the 29th April 2018 in the A.C.F.L. at 12:30pm: Shannon Gaels v Killeshandra in Phairc Gaeil Na Sionnáinne. A church gate collection for our amalgamated teams Dernacrieve Gaels will take place next weekend the 5th & 6th May 2018. For updates in fixtures please check club website  Committee meeting on Thursday the 3rd May 2018 at 9pm in club house.






Ballinaglera GAA Club celebrate Division 2 triumph and 25th Anniversary in style

Ballinaglera GAA club celebrated two landmark events in The Landmark Hotel on Saturday, December 9, when they honoured their 2017 Division 2 League winning team and remembered their 1992 Junior League and Championship winning side. And Observer photographer Willie Donnellan was present to capture all the action on the night.

A 21-year drought finally came to an end for Ballinaglera


Hundreds of businesses and services are closed today as a result of Hurricane Ophelia


Leitrim GAA Club Forum postponed due to Storm Ophelia


Fr. Maurice McMorrow’s Farewell to Ballinaglera Parish