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Published 15/01/2013 | 10:57

Denis and Evelyn Tighe (4th and 5th from left front) started The Gathering early when the travelled with family from New York to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary recently. Denis hails from Ballymote and Evelyn is from Sligo town. The clan...
Denis and Evelyn Tighe (4th and 5th from left front) started The Gathering early when the travelled with family from New York to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary recently. Denis hails from Ballymote and Evelyn is from Sligo town. The clan...

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS -- Ballymote Business Association is organising a photographic exhibition as part of The Gathering 2013 festival, which will take place in March.

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The Association is collecting old photographs of Ballymote, people, places and events, if you have old photos you are willing to share please call or text 087 3667272 or email with your name and contact details by January 31st.


Ballymote Tidy Towns Committee recently produced a booklet on "Local Heritage and Tourism in Ballymote". Copies of the booklet can be purchased from the Enterprise Centre, price €4.


The Art Deco presents January 19th 2.30pm Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings.

January 20th 2.30pm Tinkerbell and the Secret of the Wings.

January 27th Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Tribute Show. See and


Ballymote Bridge Club resumed in the Pastoral Centre on Monday January 14th at 8pm.


The AGM of Ballymote GAA Club will take place on Saturday January 19th at 9pm in the Pastoral Centre. Anyone wishing to get involved especially parents of underage children welcome.


There was no winner of the Ballymote Lotto Jackpot on January 5th. There were three prizes of €50, €30 and €20 drawn; the names of the winners are on display in local shops. The jackpot now stands at €8,200 the next draw will take place in Gormleys Corner House on January 19th. Community Lotto supports GAA, Soccer, Handball, Loftus Hall, Football Pitches and local worthy causes. Tickets are €2. Thank you for your continued support.


Congratulations to the parents of Fionan Patrick Kielty, Carrowcushacly who was baptised recently in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ballymote.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of John Duffy, London and Wolfe Tone Street and Chris Earner (nee Conlon) Somerset and Knockadalteen whose death occurred recently.


Ballymote and District Angling Club will hold it's AGM on Friday January 18th at 8.30pm in the Pastoral Centre Ballymote. All members are asked to attend all trophies won in 2012 will be presented on the evening. New Members welcome.


The 1980 BBC Nationwide programme featuring Ballymote GAA Club's fundraising Baronial Election is now available on YouTube. Just type in 'Baron of Ballymote' into YouTube and it will be one of the first results to appear. The video of the programme was preserved by Alfie Banks. Richard Molloy Sr & Jr. converted to it to DVD and distributed a number of them. Olly and Colm Farry put the item on YouTube. The campaign raised £8,200 for the development of the dressing rooms in Corran.


Country Market at Loftus Hall, Ballymote every Saturday 10am - 12pm. We sell locally produced: home baking, home-grown vegetables, jams, pickles & chutneys and arts and crafts, plants. We can bake to order for any occasion and we also can personalise crafts: cards, glassware etc for any celebration. Free tea & coffee for spends over €10. If you are interested in becoming a producer at the market, please contact Liz on 0851013326. Please support your local Ballymote Country Market.


We would like to wish everyone in the Ballymote and surrounding areas a very happy New Year.

Rooms are available for hire evenings or weekends. If your group needs space for birthday parties, talks, workshops or meetings, telephone us or just drop in any weekday between 9am and 5.00pm.

Are you in a crisis, feeling depressed and stressed and need some help? Phone us or drop in to make an appointment. Total confidentiality is assured.

Co Sligo VEC operates literacy classes every Monday between 9.30am and 4.00pm.

An 8-Week Yoga Course will take place in the Ballymote Family Resource Centre on Tuesday mornings starting on (this morning) January 15th at 10am. Each class last for 1.25 hours. For more information please contact Orla at 0861512463 and/or contact Francis at 0719197818 to enrol.

A New 10-Week Pilates Course starts at Ballymote Family Resource Centre on Tuesday, January 22nd; 6.30pm for beginners and 7.30pm for intermediates. Cost: €100 per course. For more information or to enrol, contact Oliver at 086-0846849.

If you are over 65 and live alone or with another person over 65 you can avail of a grant to cover installation of security equipment. Contact Francis for more information. Help with filling in the application form is also available.

Traditional Irish Dancing Classes for children have resumed at the Ballymote Family Resource Centre every Wednesday from 5.30pm to 7.45pm. For more information please telephone Mary at 087-8863248.

Men's Sheds Group: We hope to be able to start a group soon in the Ballymote FRC. Contact Francis if you are interested in getting involved.

Parent & Toddler Group: The group meet on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am. Guest speakers on topics of interest in childcare are held from time to time.

We promote further education through FTEAC accredited modules. They include Self Advocacy, Health & Welfare, Computer Literacy, Communications, Basic Cookery and many more. The Family Resource Centre is an accredited FETAC Centre.

Courses for the Winter/Spring 2013: How to look good on a budget, Crafts, knitting, crochet, Computer Literacy, Back to Education, Basic Health. These courses will run as soon as enough interest is shown. Fitness through Tai Chi, Yoga and Pilates are all currently running at Ballymote FRC. Contact the Centre for a full list of courses and programmes; spaces are limited on some programmes.

MABS operate an outreach service on the 1st Thursday of each month from 10am to 4pm by appointment only. The next outreach will take place on 7th February 2013.

The Sligo Citizen's Information Centre: The CIC conducts its weekly outreach service at Ballymote Family Resource Centre on Wednesday afternoons between 2.15pm and 4.45pm. This is a confidential, free service access to which is by appointment only. The CIC provide impartial information, advice and advocacy to the public on social services, rights and entitlements. For more information or to make an appointment, telephone 0761076390.

Weight-Watchers sessions take place each Monday evening at 8.00pm at the Centre.

Holistic Therapies: If you are living with drug or alcohol addiction then you can avail of Holistic therapies .Therapies include Reflexology, Indian Head Massage and Auricular Acupuncture. They are funded by North West Regional Drugs Taskforce. Talk to Claire or Grace to make an appointment

Taoist Tai-Chi Classes continue at the Ballymote Family Resource Centre on Wednesday evenings between 8pm and 10pm. For more information contact Geraldine at 086-8301260 or just turn up for a session.

The Ballymote Art Group meet with painter Paul Murray every Thursday morning from 11am to 1pm at The Ballymote Family Resource Centre. If you would like to join them any Thursday please phone Cassie at 071-9183541.

Educational Psychologist: This service is available in the Ballymote Family Resource Centre. For further information, please contact Gráinne on 086-6055563.

Other Services: Photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, Internet Access, eMail. .


Anyone who wishes to have news items included in the notes can send them to Ballymote Community Enterprise Ltd., Emmet Street, Ballymote, E-mail, phone number 071 9183992 or fax 071 9183965. The deadline for submission of notes is 9am every Friday.

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