Weekly Newsletter 2 February 2020





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

2nd February  2020

The Presentation of the Lord


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

Sunday 2nd 10am                Candlemas day candles will be blessed. Joe Breen, Corrameen &  Peter Murphy, Letterbreen. (Family Reader) Refreshments in the Hall afterwards a chance to sympathise with family if you wish.

Monday 3rd 7pm: As Requested followed by Blessing of the Throats.

Tuesday 9.30am:                As Requested

First Friday 7th 7pm        Hughie Cathcart, Cornagun, Anniversary Mass.

Saturday 8th 11am:           Mick Monaghan, Main Street Kinawley Month’s Memory Mass.

Sunday 9th 10am:                Mary Kate Ruzicka Anders, Anniversary Mass. (Family reader)

Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday 3rd February after 7pm Mass.

Adoration on Tuesday from 10am to 12 noon and from 6pm to 10pm.

We pray for the eternal rest of Nuala Gilleece, Shanvalley whose funeral took place on Saturday 1st February May She Rest in Peace.

Sunday 2nd 11am:              Hugh & Kathleen Cullen & Marguerite Slatter, Main St Swanlinbar & for the deceased members of the Cullen & Maguire families.

Monday 3rd 9.30am:            As Requested

Tuesday 9.30am:                As Requested

Wednesday 5th 9.30am:  As Requested

Thursday 6th 7 pm:              John & Agnes Owens, Furnaceland

Friday 7th 7pm:                     Patsy McGoldrick & deceased members of the McGoldrick family Derryrealth.

Saturday 8th                          NO MASS

Sunday 9th 11am                 John McGovern, Bridge End Furnceland, (Family reader & gifts)

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm

Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.

We pray for the eternal rest of Joe Fee, Tullydermott, whose funeral took place on Sunday 26th January. May Joe Rest in Peace.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 1st Feb 8pm:        Do this in Memory Programme St Mary’s Primary School Killesher are taking part. Candlemas day candles will be blessed.

Wednesday 5th 9.3am        As Requested

Friday 7th 8pm                      First Friday vigil Communion of Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Saturday 8th 8pm:                The People of the Parish


Sunday 2nd Feb 9am:         Frank & Mary Charles, Vincent Charles & Monica McIntyre.

Sunday 9th 9am: People of the Parish

A Bus will be traveling to DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE 2020, Saturday 22nd February in RDS Dublin, to book your seat on bus or Further details contact Mary on 07850054561

Baptismal Preparation Programme: Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 8pm in Derrylin

St. Vincent de Paul: Helpline Number: 077 32222137. St Vincent de Paul: The next monthly collection will be held at all Masses this weekend February 1st/2nd. Accounts for 2019 were as follows: Incoming (fundraising/ donations/ collections etc). £5,846 Expenses (oil/ vouchers/ youth / educational) £7,042.39. Thanks to all who contributed during the last year.

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 26/01/2020 Numbers drawn were 1,13,15,26 No Jackpot Winner Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Orlagh Murphy, Clonliffe, Macken £20 – Anne Boyle, Glassdrummond, Kinawley £20 – Shane Greene, Clonliffe, Macken £20 – Arlene & James Cox, Tempo Next week's jackpot will be £8800. Supervisors are Michael Corrigan, Sean Doonan & Seamus Monaghan. Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club. Cairde Brian Ború - Congratulations to the January winners; Emmett & Paula Drumm, Marie Allen, Brenda McGoldrick, Anne Marie & Declan O'Reilly and Poilin UiCathain.  If anyone still wishes to sign up, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help.  Our Club Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Slieve Russell Hotel.  Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket, contact Marie Allen (07742921277), Jackie Murphy (07821208696) or Róisín O'Reilly (07936436647). Could all team managers please return any equipment they have to the Clubrooms on Wednesday 5th Feb at 8pm, as we are carrying out an inventory to determine what is needed for 2020.  'Ireland Lights Up' - continues every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7pm - 9pm on the Walking Track at the football pitch. Sports First Aid Course has been organised.  It is vital that there is an appropriately trained coach at all age groups.  Anyone interested in doing this course, please contact Anna McKenna as soon as possible.  Club Development Surveys - Could all completed surveys be returned as soon as possible to a member of the executive committee, boxes in Curry’s Shop, McManus Supplies or Derryallen Service Station (formerly Keenan’s Shop). If anyone has not received a survey, please contact a member of the executive committee.

2. Swanlinbar Gaa Notes 27th January 2020 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Rita Drumm c/o Kathleen Corrigan, Mill Road, Swanlinbar Padraig Gilheany, Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Francis Magarahan, Killeshandra Etta Cassidy, Corlough Selina Mc Manus, Lisnaskea M.J. Fitzpatrick, c/o Keepers Arms, Bawnboy Jackpot will be €9600. Draw will take place at Bingo on Monday night You 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 €8100.  Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,700 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 Mary Mc Govern, Corlough    The Brunch & Membership morning which was to take place in Saint Mary’s Hall on last Sunday was cancelled and will take place in February. Watch this Space Membership Rates for 2020 Adult €30 Under 16’s €10 Family €60   Yearly Blotto & Membership €100.

Dernacrive Gaels presentation night will be held on Saturday 15th Feb at 6.30pm sharp. Cillian O'Connor will be making the presentations to all our underage players. We hope to see parents and players on the 15th.

3. SLIMMING WORLD in St Ninnidhs Hall Derrylin on Wednesdays @ 5.30pm & 7.30pm   For more info Tel: Saranna on 07864988665 OR on Facebook: @Irvinestownderrylinslimmingworld

4. Kinawley Community Centre Seniors Daffodil Club – is back 10.30am everyone welcome.  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

5. Little Treasures Playgroup Kinawley - application process is now open on www.eani.org.uk for a funded preschool place for children in their immediate preschool year - born between 2nd July 2016 to the 1st July 2017. 

6. Swanlinbar Day Care Centre open every Friday from 11am to 4pm.  Dinner, Activities, bingo and live music every Friday.  Everyone Welcome. 

7. Swanlinbar Gun Club Game Night Annual game tasting night will take place on Saturday 8 February at 9pm in The Swan Bar, Swanlinbar. Everyone welcome to come along and taste various game dishes. All proceeds will go to Scoil Mhuire national school.

8. Fr. Eamonn Bredin will facilitate a course on “St. Paul - His Life and Work” in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Thursday evenings from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. up until Thursday 16 April 2020. All welcome.  Refreshments will be served each evening.  Suggested donation: €5 per night. 

9. ROCK RUNNERS TOGETHER WITH ST. AIDANS  ARE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL 5/10K WALK/RUN, on  SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY @1pm. Registration will be held in St.Aidans from 11am.  

10. A presentation of Gold, Silver and Fr Cullen Medals will take place at the end of a February in Kildallan a Community Centre.  If there is anyone interested in receiving a pin please contact Kathleen at 086 8590927 or Annarose at 086 3091165 or Pauline at 049 9523306 ASAP or before 9th February 2020.

11. Aughakillymaude Culture Center Sat.8th Feb. at 9.30pm usual monthly music session (inls song & prose) usual refreshments served Tues 11th at 8.00pm Historical Soc. monthly meeting Subject “ Callowhill Estate” inls. Callowhill Graveyard Derrylin of 15 - 20,000 Ha. Owned by Paterick Engerys. A great night of local historical interest by Toney Connelly. A well known historian from Ballyconnell usual refreshments served. 

12. Killesher Historical Society meeting on Wednesday 5th February in Larganess Centre at 8pm.  Everyone Welcome. 

13. 17th Fermanagh Scouts: Scouts are having a sleep over with Derrylin Scouts in Kinawley Community hall on 8th & 9th February.  There will be a short meeting in the hall at 6.00pm for all leaders and parents on Saturday 8th February.  We would appreciate it if parents of all children would attend as we are presently celebrating 25 years of Scouting in the Parish and are hoping to have a small celebration in recognition of this milestone.  All former leaders and Scouts will also be welcome

14. Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2020 from 29th May to 3rd June 5 nights’ Full Board Accommodation Booking forms available from the Pilgrim Section Cavan Travel 15 Main Street, Cavan Telephone 0494361222 or Virginia Travel Main Street, Virginia Telephone 0498548544.   Enquiries for Special Sick Assisted section to Fr Tom Mannion, Parochial House, Ballinaglara, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim Telephone 0719643014 or mobile 087 9170879

15. Benaughlin CCÉ have restarted our weekly lessons on Friday evenings starting from 6.15 pm in Kinawley Community Centre. Our tutors Gary Curley and Maria Mitchell teach a variety of instruments and Aoife Cathcart teaches traditional singing with guitar accompliment. For more details visit our Facebook page or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

16. Fermanagh Fleadh will be jointly hosted by Benaughlin CCÉ and Derrylin CCÉ on 12-14 June, a full weekend of traditional music and culture is planned. Those who would be interested in volunteering, sponsorship or organising as part of the weekend are urged to get in touch with us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. more details to follow.