The Ballymote Christmas Lights
Thank you to everyone who turned out on a lovely balmy Sunday evening to witness the annual Switching On Ceremony. Thanks to Santa, Gary Rogers (Sligo Rovers) and our own Pat McGrath for pressing the button. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and thank all the 'elves' who put up the lights and the trees and provided the refreshments and entertainment on the night.
Ho ho ho!
SuperValu leads the way!
A fun 5K sponsored walk took place on Sunday 24th November, hosted by the Staff of Kane's SuperValu and supported by many of the residence and businesses in Ballymote. The weather was perfect for the occasion and stayed dry and warm for the walk. After which there were festivities in the Loftus Hall with food, beautifully prepared by Garden Bia, and traditional Irish music. The final figure raised has not been tallied yet and a more detailed list of those who sponsored / supported the walk will be released later so watch this space for updates.
Many thanks to all who took part and made it into a really enjoyable occassion.
Ballymote Christmas Lights will twinkle and shine again this year thanks to generous donations from some members of the business community, an army of volunteers and the hard working committee. Following a recent fundraising drive the Committee were concerned that the lights would not go ahead as donations fell somewhat short of the target amount. Following discussion it was decided that it was important to continue the proud tradition of providing Christmas lights and that the fundraising drive would continue, committee members Aidan Tighe, Sharon Perry and Padraic Rogers are still accepting donations. Please support the Flag Day, which will take place closer to Christmas.
Now the preparations begin in earnest and the lights will be erected on December 1st with the official switch on planned for December 8th at the Top of the Rock, more details to follow.
If you would like to volunteer to assist in any way please contact Sharon.
Sligo Martial Arts Clubs bring home the medals from the UK.
For full details check out the Sports section
Ballymote Business Association was created to unite the local businesses to promote and enhance the town of Ballymote to the betterment of the community. We resolve to conduct our business in a fair and courteous manner and offer the best service to the highest standards. We commit to maintain our places of business in such a way to show our pride in our community and our county. Where practicable we will assist and support local clubs and associations to provide better facilities in the area and promote a stronger community identity.
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Ballymote (Irish: Baile an Mhóta, meaning "town of the moat)" is a growing market town in south County Sligo, Ireland. It is a historic town, with Ballymote Castle, built by Richard de Burgh, dating from 1300. It also has a market house, a 3 bay 2 storey building at the Rock, currently used by South County Sligo Community Mental health service of the Health Service Executive.
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