Weekly Newsletter 1 December 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

1st December 2019


 First Sunday of Advent

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley


Sunday 1st Dec 10am         Teresa & Joe McKiernan, Shanvalley Anniversary Mass (Family Reader)

Monday 2nd 7pm:                 Mary Kate Ruzicka Anders Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 3rd 9.30am:          As Requested

First Friday 6th 7pm:         Owen Reilly Condra & deceased members of the Reilly family.

Saturday 7th 11am:              First Saturday Communion of Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Sunday 8th 10am:                Molly & Patrick Breen, Corrameen, their daughter Mary Walsh & their son Joe Breen. Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)

Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday evening after 7pm Mass.

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


We pray for the eternal rest of Joe Maguire, Irvinestown brother of the late Jimmy Caldragh) whose funeral took place in Irvinestown on Thursday 11th November.  May he rest in peace.

Sunday 1st Dec 11am:        Charles McGovern, his wife Ellen and daughter Eileen (Family reader & Gifts)

Monday 2nd 9.30am:           As Requested

Tuesday 3rd 9.30am:          As Requested

Wednesday 4th 9.30am: As Requested

Thursday 5th 7pm                James and Jean Curran, Main Street Swanlinbar.

Friday 6th 7pm:                     As Requested

Saturday 7th                          NO MASS

Sunday 8th 11am:                As Requested



Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm.



Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.  


The sick will be visited on Friday.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 30th 8pm:              James Owens & deceased family members Keelpark, Anniversary Mass (Family reader).

Wednesday 4th 9.30am      As Requested                     

First Friday vigil 8pm       Communion of  Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus       

Saturday 7th 8pm:                Paddy Kerrin & deceased members of Kerrin & McLoughlin families, Drumsroohill.       

Sunday 1st 9am:   For the People of the Parish


Sunday 8th 9am:                  Francie & Mary Ellen Maguire, Marlbank Anniversary Mass. (Family Reader)



Parish Contributions Envelopes: please bring your contributions for 2019 up to date before the end of the year as any contributions received in 2020 will have to be recorded in 2020.

For priests dues make cheques payable to Kinawley Priest’s Account and for weekly contributions to the individual churches.

Dates for Diary: Confirmation takes place on Saturday 25th April at 12 noon in Swanlinbar

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 4th December at 8pm in Teemore Church

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137. The next monthly collection will be held at all Masses on the weekend of December 7th/8th. As this will be the Christmas collection it would be greatly appreciated if everyone could make a generous donation. All money raised will go towards helping needy families in the locality over the festive season. 

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

Parish Office Details: E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 24/11/2019 Numbers drawn were 11,12,20,21 No Jackpot Winner Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Ayla Garry c/o Aodhgan Murphy £10 – Moira Gilbride, Clondavil £10 – Orlagh Murphy, Clonliff £10 – P Moran, c/o Sean Murphy Next week's jackpot will be £7900. Supervisors are Donncha O'Cathain, Jason Martin and Sean Leonard. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club. Cairde Brian Ború (Friends of Brian Ború) - The winners of the November draw were Angela Maguire, Joanne Doonan, Nollaig Cleary, Sean Curran and Ruairí Corrigan. If anyone still wishes 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. There will be a short committee meeting on Tuesday 3rd December at 8.30pm in the Clubrooms.  Can everyone please attend?  If anyone would be interested in managing/helping out with underage teams (boys/girls) for the 2020 season, please contact Francie McGovern (Boys) 07864976773 or Jackie Murphy (Girls) 07821208696. Save the date - Our Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Slieve Russell Hotel. Ranganna Gaeilge - Irish Classes continue in St. Aidan's High School, Derrylin on Thursdays from 8 - 9pm.  

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes: Blotto Numbers Drawn  No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Peggy Barry, Killesher TP Prior. Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Michael & James Mc Tague, Corraleehan Michael & Oliver c/o Bingo Bernadette Gilleece, Teemore Luke Mc Kiernan, Swanlinbar Jackpot will be €8700. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night You can now do your Blotto online at  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 €6450.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €4,000 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 Oliver Mc Cusker, Ballyconnell We are selling tickets for our Winter Fuel Draw which will take place in The Swan Bar on Saturday 18th January 2020. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10. 1St Prize is trailer load of Firewood & Fuel Voucher for €250   2nd Prize €500 Fuel Voucher  3rd Prize 10 X 40kgs Bags of Coal  h Prize 10 Bales of Briquettes Tickets available from any committee member Cavan GAA are having a draw for a house in Dublin worth €375,000. Tickets are €100 each and can be purchased by contacting Michael Leydon on 087 6018271. Draw will take place on 30th December 2019 Dernacrieve Gaels Under 20’s played Castlerahan on Saturday last in Templeport and were winners Dernacrieve Gaels 8-16 Castlerahan 2-09  They play Blackwater Gaels on Sunday next 1st December in 3G pitch at Breffni Park at 4pm in the semi-final of the  league.

3. Kinawley Community Centre: Christmas Supper Evening with Music and dancing Sunday 8th December 7pm £10 per person. Book by contacting Roisin or one of the Hall Committee. Jiving Class Wednesday 8pm - 9.30pm no partners required everyone welcome. This is supported by FODC. Seniors Daffodil Club – is on Monday @ 10.30am in the community centre with fun activities and refreshments each week, great way to start the week off. Everyone is welcome. Don't forget our christmas party will be on Monday 9th Dec 12pm please contact Roisin to book your place. 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. Kinawley Community Festival 2020 date has been set for the 17th-19th July 2020 a weekend of family fun & entertainment more information will follow. 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 Roisin Smyth Manager Kinawley Community Centre 07795571535

4. Swanlinbar Day Care Centre: Christmas Party on Saturday December 14th Dinner Live Music, Santa, lots of entertainment.  Everyone welcome.  For bookings contact Anna on 0877083807

5. SANTA is coming to Kinawley Enterprise and Kinawley Community Hall Association would like to invite all to the Annual Family Christmas event on Tuesday 3rd December from 6.45pm at Kinawley Community Centre. Santa will arrive on his magic train for 7pm

6. Killesher Historical Society meeting Wednesday 4th December at 8pm in Larganess Centre. All welcome.

7. St Aidan’s PTFA - crochet classes every Thursday in St Aidan’s 7-9pm beginners and experienced welcome £4 per night.

8. “Hairspray” at St Aidan’s High School Tickets on sale for Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th December shows with Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th already sold out.  Contact the school 9am-5pm for tickets. Adults £10, U16 £5. Doors open each night at 7pm with the show starting at 7.30pm sharp.

9. Little Treasures Playgroup is holding a Christmas Market on Sunday 15th December from 10.30am on wards. A family event with Christmas Stalls - Crafts, Stocking fillers, Books, Cakes, Bric-a Brac and much more.  Fun and games with Santa Claus. Refreshments for all. 

10. Fundraising: Mary Kate Maguire’s (Killesher) granddaughter Ciara has decided to sell prints (paintings) belonging to Mary Kate. The money raised is going to St Patrick’s Church, Killesher. They are for sale in Brady’s and McGovern’s pharmacies.

11. IFA- Swanlinbar and Corlough Voting to decide the IFA President and Deputy President takes place in Corlough Community Centre on Thursday 12th December at 8.30 pm. All members please come out to vote. Local Cavan man Thomas Cooney is running for Deputy and would appreciate your help!

12. Culilcagh Medal Practice Florencecourt are holding a walk in flu clinic for Pre School Children on Friday 6th December from 2.00 pm to 4.00pm.

13.“Book of knockinny” for sale in local shops in Derrylin,Teemore & KINAWLEY Aughakillymaude Culture Center Tues. 3rd (first tues) Historical Soc, lecture at 8.00pm entitled “The potato was not the problem” by Dymphna Headyen Author and Historian covering famine times in Fermanagh and West Cavan Sat 7th usual monthly music session at 9,00pm refreshments served