Revised Mass Times

Revised Mass Times

There has been a revision of the Parish of Kilbarron, Ballyshannon Mass times.

From 1st February 2014 Weekend Mass times will be as follows:Sundays: 9 am & 11 am in St. Patrick’s Church; Vigil Mass Saturdays: 6.15 pm in St. Patrick’s and 7.30 pm in St. Mary’s, Cashelard; Weekday Masses in St. Patrick’s as usual 9.30 am except Saturday (no morning Mass)

Thanks from Jim and family

Jim Kane & his family would like to sincerely thank all his well-wishers, those who sent mass cards, visitors to the hospital and house and all those who contacted him by phone and text after his recent accident. We were all overwhelmed by how much he is thought off and appreciated by the town’s people. It is a slow recovery and he is progressing well.

Social in support of Jim

Aodh Ruadh are hosting a social night in support of Jim Kane in the Bridgend bar, Ballyshannon on Saturday 8th February. There will be music by the Lone Stars and plenty of craic on the night. If you are unable to attend, but would still like to make a donation, please contact either Diarmaid Keon or Emma Gaughan (0863039610) or email


Recent winners in the Whist Drive were; Top Score-Malachy Daly, other winners were Kathleen Curran, Pat Griffith, Seamus Meehan, P.J.Coughlan,Barney Power and Neil Herron. Raffle prizes were won by Christy Ovens,Bob Falkner, John McBride,Seamus Meehan and Ivan Diver.

Supper was provided by Gayle Doyle. The next Whist Drive will be held in the Breesy Centre,Cashelard, Ballyshannon. on Wed.29th January at usual 8pm.

New members always welcome.

Represent Ballyshannon at Scór

Donegal Scór semi-finals are coming up shortly with the southern semi-final taking place in Donegal on Friday 14th February. Aodh Ruadh is seeking expressions of interest from any groups or individuals who would like to represent the club in any of the following categories at the semi-final: Léiriú (Presentation), Céilí, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group or Set Dancing. Please notify club secretary Emma Gaughan on 0863039610. Adult Scór is for persons aged 17 years and over.

Aodh Ruadh Bingo

MONSTER BINGO this last Friday of every month with €1,000 jackpot – Full books €15, Half books €8. The winner of the €400 jackpot at last Friday’s bingo in was Marie McGee.


There was no winner of the €7,400 Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot last Sunday. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 4, 9, 14 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 each went to: Sarah Meehan, Coolcholly; Ron Sennett, c/o Pat’s bar; Patsy McCabe, Derryherk; Charlie O’Brien, Dromard, Sligo; and Dympna Cronin, Lawne Park. Next draw is in Pat’s Bar on Sunday at 8.30pm. The jackpot is €7,500 so get out there and buy your ticket; if you’re not in, you can’t win!

The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: Bord Na nÓG. The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: Reserve Footballers.

Table Quiz

The Table Quiz season continues tonight Thursday at Owen Roe’s Bar with a Special Fundraising Quiz for the Colaiste Colmcille Parents Association.

The Quiz gets underway at 9.45pm, entries on the night to Sinead Drummond.

Teams of four persons with great team prizes on offer and a bumper raffle. All support would be greatly appreciated.

Next week, the Ballyshannon Musical Society will host their annual fundraising Table Quiz on Thursday 6th February 2014 at 9.45pm, entries on the night to

Moya Ferguson.

Burns Supper and Fundraising Night for Diabetes Ireland

Come along and enjoy a memorable evening of fine food, song and poetry to celebrate the life and times of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard, in the unique and intimate setting of The Gaslight Restaurant, Rossnowlagh on Friday 31st January. A hot toddy on arrival, Scottish themed menu, poetry readings, sing along, raffle prizes and the best of craic, raising vital funds for Diabetes Ireland. Price per person €35. Booking recommended. For further information and bookings please contact Anthony or Pauline at 071 9851141.

Community Games

Ballyshannon community games entry forms for this year’s games have been distributed to all local schools. Completed forms should be returned to your school by Friday 7th February.


Bridge continues each Thursday in Dorrian`s Imperial Hotel at 7.30pm. Congrats to 1.K.O`Donnell and K O` Flaherty.2.Marie Gallagher and Bernie Finn.


La Verna Retreat Centre, The Friary, Rossnowlagh (+353 (0) 71 9852 572): Mid Week Meditation Course (day or evening), 6wk day course - Starting Wed 5th Feb 10.45am-1 pm, 6wk evening course starting Thur 6th Feb 8-10pm. St Bridget’s Day - Sat 1st Feb 2-5pm - Children’s Workshop, 5 euro per child (refreshments provided). Candlemas Day - Sun 2nd Feb 2-5pm - Blessing of family candle - open day. Evening Art Class - 4 wk course starting Wednesday 5th Feb 8-10pm. St Michael the Archangel & Divine Mercy Retreat - Fri 14th Feb to Sun 16th Feb, booking essential. Please phone to book for all events +353 (0)71 9852 572.