Month: September 2016

New Bishop

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Fr Fintan Monahan our former Diocesan Secretary
was ordained Bishop of Killaloe this Sunday.

We wish him well and pray God will bless him in his new ministry.

Maigh Eo Abú!

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Our own Fr Denis was
keeping the faith on Sunday!



Congrats Balla NS! Mayo Thrills

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Have you seen the fantastic song written by the teachers and pupils in Balla NS?  

It’s bringing great excitement and fun to the parish community and worldwide this week! Super stuff! It will feature on RTE News on Friday 16th at 6 pm.

Well done to Mrs Egan and all the staff and children.

Catch it here

First Day @ Balla NS

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Kathy Lyons visited Balla NS on the first day of school and took some lovely pictures of the new Junior Infants.  See the spread in this week’s Connaught Telegraph here!

Rath Dé ar na páistí seo, a múinteoirí agus
a gclanna i gcónaí!

Photos of Mini Mi’s

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Enjoy photos of some parts of the new childcare facility in
Balla Community Centre!

New Childcare Facilities

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A superb childcare facility is set to be unveiled on Monday when
Mini-Mi’s opens its doors for the new pre-school year.

This development is in direct response  to the identification of fully resourced childcare facilities as a critical need within our community.  

We have a top-class national school and an excellent secondary school in Balla.  We also have a small preschool operating very successfully in Balla but accommodation has been limited to 22 children and it is estimated that demand will be significantly higher than this over the next few years.

The Management Committee of Balla CRD decided that a ‘state of the art’ childcare facilities would be available in  Balla Community Resource Centre from this September to accommodate up to 60 children in playschool and they are also very committed to the re-establishment of the after-school care facility.

We are really excited about this expansion and we know it will be of immense benefit to the town of Balla and the wider community for many years to come.