Weekly Newsletter 20 October 2019





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 087 2584813

Fr Benny Fitzpatrick C.C.049 9521221 /

Mobile 087 3899345

Pastoral Area – Priest in the Cluster:

Fr Gerry Alwill P.P. Derrylin, 028 67748315

20th October 2019


Mission Sunday

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church Swanlinbar                                      

Sunday 20th 10am;              Tommy & Paddy Dolan, Clontymore 1st Anniversary & deceased family members. (Family Reader)

Monday 21st 7pm:                Molly & John Curry Corrardreen Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 22nd 9.30am:       Patrick & Sarah Melanophy, Moher Anniversary Mass.

Friday 25th 8pm: Paul Doonan Caldragh & deceased members of Doonan family. Anniversary Mass.

Sunday 27th 10am:              As Requested:


Adoration on Tuesday 10am to 12 noon & 6pm to 10pm.


Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday evening after 7pm Mass.

We pray for the eternal Rest of Hugh McGovern, Moheranea, Kinawaley, whose funeral on Tuesday 15th October. May he Rest in Peace.

Sunday 20th 11am:              Mary Kate & Frank O’Reilly, Moherreagh & Swanlinbar  (Family Reader & Gifts)

Monday 21st 9.30am:          As Requested

Tuesday 22nd 9.30am:       As requested

Wednesday 23rd 9.30am: As Requested

Thursday 24th                       NO MASS

Friday 25th 7pm: James & Joseph McDermott, Monienbawn

Saturday 26th                        NO MASS

Sunday 27th 11am:              Michael Melanophy, Corragh & deceased family members (Reader of the Month)


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.


Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.  

Miraculous Medal: Blessing, Enrolment and distribution of medals on:- Sunday 20th October 11am Swanlinbar


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 19th 8pm:              Frank Barry, 1st Anniversary Old  Coach Road, Killesher (Family reader)

Wednesday 23rd 9.30am: As Requested

Saturday 26th 8pm:              Frank McHugh, Drumminiskill  Macken and deceased parents. (Family Reader)

Eucharistic Adoration in Killesher on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Sunday 20th 9am            People of the Parish  


Sunday 27th 9am:                Fr Brian McNamara Anniversary Mass


Miraculous Medal: Blessing, Enrolment and distribution of medals on:- Sunday 20th October 9am Wheathill,


Donations: We wish to acknowledge receipt of £4,000 given to St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar for Sanctuary development.  Should anyone wish to sponsor the new Altar, Side Altars, Ambo and Raredos in St Patrick’s Church, Killesher, you are most welcome to do so.

An evening of prayer led by Fr Colm Mannion OP (Dominican Order) will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Friday October 25th at 7.30pm - with recitation of and a talk on the Rosary, Holy Mass and blessings with relics of St Dominic and St Martin.  All welcome. Enq:  087 2549960

Blessing of the Graves Kinawley Church and New Cemetery directly after 10am Mass Sunday 3rd November.  There will be Refreshments afterwards in the Community Centre.

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 6th November at 8pm in Kinawley Church.

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137  

North West S.T.O.P.: Free Counselling Available, Contact 086 777 2009 Or 1850 211 877.

Parish Office Details: E-mail: Kinawley: Tel: 028 66348250 on Wednesday 2.30 - 5.30pm (Helen) - Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill, Fr Maurice will take Mass bookings at all other times. Swanlinbar: Fr Benny on Tuesday (10am – 1pm) 00353499521221.




1. Kinawley GAA Notes: Club Lotto Sunday 13/10/19 Numbers drawn were 14, 21, 25, 29 Lucky Dip Winners £20 – Celia McManus, Tirravree £10 – Cathal Murphy, Clonliffe, Macken £10 – Brian McManus, Cornaleck, Derrylin £10 – Tessie McManus, Trustan, Macken Next week's jackpot will be £7300. Supervisors are Aodghan Murphy, PG McManus and Frankie McManus. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club. Future Coaches - There will be a meeting next Thursday 24th evening at 7.30pm in the clubrooms for all coaches over the last few years and especially any club members wishing to help with underage teams in the future. The meeting will be to review the year and plan out the year ahead. Shaun Doherty will be attending to help us out in putting structures in place so please make a big effort to attend. Please spread the word. Cairde Brian Boru (Friends of Brian Boru) - we are still looking for more people to sign up please contact any committee member who will be happy to help. A big thanks to each and every one of the many people who have signed up. The next draw is the 27th October. A massive well done to the Senior ladies beating O’Neill Shamrocks in extra time. Their Ulster Final will be against St Paul's Belfast on the 26th of October at 2pm in Emyvale. Flags for our Ulster Games - more flags will be ordered if there is interest from members. They come in 3 sizes; 24” x 18” (£3) 30” x 30” (£4) 5ft x 3ft (£7).Please contact Jackie Murphy or Marie Allen or any committee member if you wish to place an order. Order must be placed on Monday. If anyone wishes to purchase an umbrella, contact Marie Allen. Good luck to the minor girls in the Ulster quarter final this Sunday at 2pm against St Ergnat's, Moneyglass (Antrim). Note the change in venue to Ballymena GAC. The post code for the venue is BT42 4QH. Let’s get as much support as possible for the girls.  Our Senior men's first round of Ulster Championship is down for November 2nd against Glenn (Down). Gaelic4girls is starting. Kinawley GFC are hosting training for girls - open to girls in P4, P5, P6 & P7. This is a fantastic opportunity for our underage girls to get involved in Ladies Gaelic Football.  The programme is focused on fun and participation, allowing girls an introduction to ladies gaelic football in a non-competitive environment. It will be held in Kinawley Community Hall Tuesdays from 7-8pm @ £1.50 - cover hall cost. Irish language conversation restarts Wednesday the 23rd at 8:30 pm in the clubrooms. Everybody welcome from beginners on.

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes: 14th October Blotto Numbers Drawn  No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Mary Fee, Bawnboy Kieran Dolan, Glangevlin Michael Mc Govern, Corlough Maeve Mc Grath, Belcoo James & Michael Mc Tague, Corraleehan O’Reilly Family, Mill Street, Swanlinbar Jackpot will be €8100. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night  u can now do your Blotto online at  Https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Swanlinbar St Marys/lotto  Cut off time is 7pm on Monday for that week’s draw  Bingo  Total prize fund which can be won on next Monday night is €5050. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €2,600 Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 On game 10 there is the usual €1000 to be won. Monday night’s winner was Sheila Boyle, Kinawley Dernacrieve Gaels Under 15’s won the Division 3 Final on Tuesday last. Dernacrieve Gaels 5-16 Lacken 2-06

3. Dernacrieve Gaels: Well done & congratulations to our U15 team who won the Div 3 final on Tuesday 8Th October they had a good victory against Lacken. Thank you to the managers & all players involved and also a big thank you to all water boys & helpers throughout the year.

4. Set dancing in Swanlinbar Day Centre every Wednesday at 8.30pm. Starting Wednesday 16th October. Everyone welcome. 

5. Cuilcagh Medical Practice, Florencecourt: Flu Vaccine Clinics on 22nd & 29th October 2pm to 4.30pm No appointment necessary.

6. Kinawley Community Centre Seniors Daffodil Club – is on @ 10.30am in the community centre with fun activities and refreshments each week, great way to start the week off. Everyone is welcome  Games morning for adults Wednesday mornings 10.30am everyone welcome and we finish with a cuppa this is supported by funding from Sport NI/FODC Concert - Éiru will be in concert on the 16th November 8.30pm Tickets now available, please contact Pat 07851731647 or Roisin 07795571535 or  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Annual  Halloween Fireworks family fun event  with Boxty and bacon  everyone welcome- 1st November 8pm  Jiving starting the 20th November 8pm - 9.30pm  Hall Bookings -  please contact Roisin Smyth on 07795571535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The hall and meeting room is available for parties, indoor soccer, meetings etc

7. The Book of “Knockninny” book launch at Aughakillymaude Culture Centre Date: 8th and 9th November 2019 Location: Knockninny Road, Derrylin, County Fermanagh


Friday 8th November

7.30pm Opening address by Michael Mc Barron Chairman of Aughakillymaude Historical Society

7.45pm introduction by Dr. Brendan Scott on behalf of the editors and keynote address by Professor Raymond Gillespie entitled “Brian Maguire and his books”

8.45pm - 9. 45pm “Book Launch” by Msgr. Liam Kelly, Administrator of Kilmore Diocese;

Book signing and by tea & scones plus chat and music

10pm – late tea & scones plus chat and live music

Saturday 9th November

10.30am Speaker Nollaig O’Muraile (NUI Galway) on the Books of Knockninny

11.30am Presentation by local schools on St. Ninnidh & Knockninny

12pm Tea and scones served

12.30pm Prof. Mac Murchaidh (Dublin City University) talk on Maguires and Fermanagh

1.30pm Visit Callow hill Graveyard to see Maguire graves and short history (weather permitting)

8. Fundraiser in Aid of Macmillan Cancer Care Support & The North West Hospice On Sunday 3rd November there will be a Coffee morning & cake sale at 12 noon in the Rainbow Glenfarne followed by a Tractor Run In Memory of Mickey Bowles. Paul Kelly will be leading the run off and on return A pig on the spit will be served with refreshments. Tickets are on sale in Jacks Bar Belcoo and on the day for €2 each or 3 for €5. 1st prize B&B for 2 in The Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast, 2nd Prize Dinner for 2 in Mac Nean Bistro 3rd Prize Lunch for 2 in The Lavender Restaurant. Everyone welcome, for more details call 00353877848986

9. Swanlinbar Day Care Centre open every Friday from 11am to 4pm.  Everyone welcome.  Looking forward to seeing you.

10. Support for Graduates The ASPIRE Employability Programme, led by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council are offering graduates’ seeking employment the opportunity to avail of free training and support with career planning. The training, which is designed to develop employability skills based on individual’s needs, includes: First Aid Certificate | IT for User Skills | Social Media Training | CV Development | Interview Skills | Application Form Assistance | Job Searching Support Contact ASPIRE Omagh on 028 8224 6535 or ASPIRE Fermanagh on 028 6632 6478.

11. 17th Fermanagh Scouts celebrating 25 years 1994 -2019  Meetings resume this year in Kinawley Community Centre as follows:- Scouts and Cub Scouts Monday night 6.30pm – 7.45pm Beavers – Thursday night 6.30pm – 7.30pm.  Everyone welcome. 

12. St Aidan’s PTFA Crochet class in St Aidan’s every Thursday 7pm to 9pm £4 per night beginners welcome St Aidan’s PTFA AGM Wednesday 23rd October at 8pm.  All welcome

13. Spooky Halloween Orienteering Will take place on Saturday 2 November at 6pm starting from Trivia House. Families of all ages welcome to join in on the night. Card Game Night Starting Friday 9 November at 9.30pm in Cuilcagh Cafe, Swanlinbar. Game of 25. Prizes ranging from Turkey to bottle of Whiskey. All welcome.

14. John Paul II Awards If any of our young people would like to take part in the John Paul II Awards this year contact Leanne on 07814097766.  Age 16 +