Weekly Newsletter 9 August 2020





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 00353 87 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 August 2020

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 9th 10.00am:         Pro Popula - People of the Parish


Monday 10th 8.00pm:          Private Intention  

Tuesday 11th 10.00am:      As Requested

Friday 14th 8.00pm:             Philomena Gorman, Fourmilehouse, Roscommon, First Anniversary Mass


Saturday 15th 10.00am:   The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holyday of Obligation


Sunday 16th 10.00am:        Molly & John Malanaphy, Corrameen, Anniversary Mass


Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in abbreviated format following Masses as in previous weeks for the moment.



Sunday 9th 11am:                James Maguire, Aughnakelly


Monday 10th 10.00am:       As Requested

Tuesday 11th 10.00am:      As Requested

Wednesday 12th 10.00am:  As Requested

Thursday 13th 7.00pm:       Bridie Davis, Victory, Australia who died recently, sister-in-law of Michael Davis

Friday 14th 7.00pm:             As Requested


Saturday 15th 11.00am:   The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holyday of Obligation


Sunday 16th 11am:              Francis Edward & Mary Kate   O’Reilly, Moherreagh & Swanlinbar and deceased family members 

Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 11th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Saturday 8th 8.00pm:         Patrick Scallon, Drumclounish

                                                Anniversary Mass

Wednesday 12th 10.00am:

Friday 14th 7.00pm:          Vigil Mass for The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holyday of Obligation

Saturday 15th 8.00pm:        Sean Maguire, Erveny



Sunday 9th 9.00am:             As Requested


Saturday 15th 9.00am:     The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holyday of Obligation


Sunday 16th 9.00am:          As Requested


Congratulations to Scoil Mhuire, Swanlinbar Confirmation Class 2020, Amelka Marukiewicz, Megan Burke, Ben McKiernan and Seamus O’Reilly who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 1st August 2020.

August Rota

Kinawley: Collectors: David Murphy, James Breen. Counters: Frances Crudden, Cleo Baxter, Paula Drumm.

Cleaners: Noeleen Martin, Philomena McManus.

Swanlinbar: Collectors: Kieran McGovern, Adrian/Cian McGoverm. Sean Murray, Roly Curran.

Counters: Kieran & Bernie McGovern, Sheila McKiernan, Ann McMorrow.

Killesher: Collectors: Terence Maguire. Counters: Sean Tierney & Jim Maguire & Shirley Mc Aloon.

Cleaners: Caroline Hamilton & Patricia Rooney

Wheathill: Collector: Colm McGuinness


Kinawley Chapel Webcam, (can be accessed using MCN Media) the above Masses will be broadcast at the specified times.

Parish Office Details: E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kinawley: Phone Fr Maurice on 028 66348250 for Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill.

Swanlinbar: Phone Fr Benny on Tuesday (10.00am – 1.00pm) 0035349 9521221.




1. Kinawley GAA:  Club Lotto Sunday 02/08/2020: Numbers drawn were 6, 12, 14, 20. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Anna McKenna, Moher; £20 - Laisir Gilbride, Ballinamore; £20 - Terence Maguire, Gortacarn; £20 - Patsy McCaughey, Kinawley; Next week's jackpot will be £3,600. Thank you to everyone who purchased lotto tickets. Please continue to support our Lotto as it is the financial lifeline of our club. Play online at www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kinawley_GFC/lotto. Cut off time for purchasing online tickets is 9pm on the Sunday of the draw. Lotto envelopes are available in Curry's Shop, McM Supplies, McCorry's & O'Reilly's Service Station, Swanlinbar.  Completed envelopes can be left in to any of these shops where they will be collected for the draw. Cairde Brian Ború - Next draw will take place Sunday 30th August.  If anyone still wants to sign up to Cairde Brian Ború, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help.

Hard luck to our Senior Men who lost out to Ederney last Sunday on a score line of 2-04 to 1-12. They bounced back with an impressive victory over Enniskillen on Wednesday night, final score Kinawley 3-12 Enniskillen 0-09. Next up is Round 4 away to Derrygonnelly, Sunday 9th August at 1pm. Congratulations to our Reserve Men who beat Enniskillen last Saturday on a score line of 0-11 to 0-07.  Next up is an away game to Derrygonnelly on Saturday 8th August at 6.30pm.

Congratulations to our Senior Ladies who had a comprehensive victory over Newtownbutler last Sunday morning on a score line of Kinawley 6-19 Newtownbutler 0-03.  Next up is a home game for our ladies v Devenish on Sunday 9th August at 10am.

Our U17 boys begin their Division 1 League campaign this Saturday 8th August at home to Derrygonnelly. Throw in at 3pm.  Best of luck to the team and management for the season.

Our U13's next game is away to Derrygonnelly on Saturday 15th August at 11am.

Our U14 girls made it 3 wins from 3 in the League, beating Bellanaleck on Monday evening.  They have now qualified for the Division 1 League semi-final against Belcoo, which takes place Friday 7th August at 7pm in Kinawley. Best of luck girls.

Well done to our Minor girls who beat Derrygonnelly on Thursday evening 5-14 to 2-4.  Next game is at home to Aghadrumsee, Thursday 13th August at 7pm.

Preschool, U6 and U8 coaching continues Thursday 13th August, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.   Parents must reconfirm their child's health status on the GAA's Return to Play online facility before every training.


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 3rd August 2020: Blotto: Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Deirdre Gilheany, Swanlinbar; John Cunningham, Swanlinbar; Fergal Murphy, Kinawley; Margaret Mc Hugh, Carroo; Callum Curry, Corrardreen; Shannon Mc Loughlin, Dowra. Next Week’s Jackpot will be €10,700. Draw will take place at Bingo on next Monday night. You can now do your Blotto online at https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Swanlinbar_St_Marys Cut off time is 6pm on Monday for that week’s draw.

Drive-in-Bingo Continues in Charlie’s Yard every Monday at 8.30pm. Total prize fund which can be won on the night is €7,700. Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,200. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday night’s winner was Annie Mc Govern, Kinawley. We would like to thank all our patrons and stewards for their help on Monday night last and we will continue every Monday night until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Swanlinbar play Drung on Sunday next in Ballyconnell at 2pm in the first round of the Junior Championship.                                                                                                                        

Our Scenic River Walkway is under construction and we will keep you updated as we make progress.


3. Kinawley Community Centre We are starting to put measures in place for the Community Centre and we look forward to when we can reopen. If you have any queries please contact Roisin Smyth 07795571535.


4. St Vincent de Paul: Phone 077 32222137.


5. A new pilgrimage on Lough Derg’s lakeshore: Walk and Pray in the Lough Derg tradition on 16, 18, 22, 26 & 30 August. At times in the 1600s and 1700s when Station Island was closed by the Penal Laws, pilgrims undertook a form of pilgrimage on the lough shore. Walk in their footsteps. Contact 00 (353) 71 9861518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. Numbers are limited.  Advance booking essential.


6. Opening of Preschool and After Schools in Swanlinbar

Swanlinbar Development Association is delighted to announce the opening of a new preschool and after school service in Swanlinbar, Claddagh Community Childcare on 31 August 2020. Some spaces are still available in FREE preschool service. Also taking enrolments for after schools club. Please contact Samantha on (087) 6973311 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.