Weekly Newsletter 9 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

9th February  2020

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     

Sunday 9th 10am:                Mary Kate Ruzicka Anders, Anniversary Mass. (Family reader) Scouts will be in attendance from Kinawley and Derrylin.

Monday 10th 7pm:               Kathleen & Jim Gilbride, Graffy Road, Anniversary Mass.

Tuesday 11th 9.30am:        Private Intention.

Friday 14th 8pm: John Joe Maguire, Drumroosk, Anniversary Mass.

Sunday 16th 10am:              Mickey, Francie & Rose Breen, Corrameen, Anniversary Mass. (Family reader)

Divine Mercy Devotions on Monday after 7pm Mass.


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


Wedding Congratulations to Michelle McDonagh and Darren Rooney who were married on Monday 3rd February.  We wish them Health and Happiness.


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

Monday 10th 9.30am:          As Requested

Tuesday 11th 9.30am:        As Requested

Wednesday 12th 9.30am As Requested

Thursday 13th 7pm:             Patrick & Margaret Murray, Drumersee.

Friday 14th 7pm: Mary Frain, Cloghoge Anniversary Mass.

Saturday 15th                        NO MASS

Friday 16th 11am:                John Joe McGovern & parents Margaret and James McGovern, Drumcask. (Family Reader & gifts)


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 5pm to 9pm

Church Repair Fund: please continue to support this fund.

St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill        

Saturday 8th 8pm:                The People of the Parish


Wednesday 12th 9.30am: As Requested


Saturday 15th 8pm:              Tommy Williamson, Corradreenan, Derrylester, Anniversary Mass.





Sunday 9th 9am: As Requested



Sunday 16th 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 4th March 2020 at 8pm in Killesher Church.

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

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: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 02/02/2020 Numbers drawn were 9,11,15,26 No Jackpot Winner Lucky Dip Winners: £20 – Saoirse McGrath, Gallagh, Killesher £20 – Margaret McCorry, Gortaree, Teemore £20 – McQuaid Family, Killatulla, Tempo £20 – Lavinia Mills, c/o Quinns Next week's jackpot will be £8900. Supervisors are Hugh Owens, Terence Baxter, Gerry Owens & Tony Cullen.  Please support the weekly lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club.

Cairde Brian Ború -  Next draw will take place Sunday 23rd February.  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.  Please contact Marie Allen (07742921277 <tel:07742921277> ), Jackie Murphy (07821208696 <tel:07821208696> ) or Róisín O'Reilly (07936436647 <tel:07936436647> ) as soon as possible to purchase tickets.

Congratulations to Joanne Doonan who made her AFLW debut for Carlton on Friday night and getting a win in their 1st round game against Richmond.

Pitch 1 is completely closed for the next few weeks due to ongoing maintenance work.  The near goal on Pitch 2 is also not to be used for the next few weeks as it has been returfed. 

'Ireland Lights Up' - continues every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7pm - 9pm on the Walking Track at the football pitch.

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 3rd February 2020 Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner €20 Each Oliver Mc Cusker c/o Bingo Conor Mc Goldrick, Swanlinbar. Yearly Blotto Herbert Cosgrave, Ballymacgovern Terry Maguire, Dromod, Swanlinbar E Mc Kiernan, Kilsob, Bawnboy James & Amy, c/o Keepers Arms, Bawnboy Jackpot will be €9700. 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 €8200. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,800 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 Ester Mc Farland, Lisnaskea the Brunch & Membership morning which was to take place in Saint Mary’s Hall on last Sunday week 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 Dernacrieve Gaels: Presentation night will now be held on Sunday 16th Feb @6pm in St.Marys Hall, Swanlinbar with guest Cillan O'Conor Please note change in date.

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 – Monday mornings 10.30am new members very welcome to come along. Supporting Kinawley CC January winners: £1000 Manus Boyle Coonian £200 Mary Murphy Crocknavrieve £100 Ciara McCaffrey Tiroogan & Patrick J Maguire Ashwoods 

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

6. 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. 
7 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. Aidan’s from 11am.  

8. A presentation of Gold, Silver and Fr Cullen Medals will take place at the end of a February in Kildallan 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.

9. 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.

10. 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. 

11. 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.

12. SDA is hosting a community initiative on behalf of Cavan Sports partnership for Men and Women 50+ to get active “Walking Football” followed by a cuppa! Starts Wednesday 19th February 7pm-8pm €25 for 6 weeks, For further information or to register please contact Gráinne on 087 0903253