Weekly Newsletter 16 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


16th August 2020

Twentieth Sunday in

Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


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


Monday 17th 8.00pm:          Terence & Gerard Baxter, Keelpark Anniversary Mass               


Tuesday 18th 9.30am:        Pro Popula - People of the Parish


Friday 21st 8.00pm:             Joe & Maureen McConnell Derryleague, Anniversary Mass


Sunday 23rd 10.00am:        James & Charlotte McGoldrick, Drumroosk, Anniversary Mass


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



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


Monday 17th 10.00am:       As Requested


Tuesday 18th 10.00am:      As Requested


Wednesday 19th 10.00am: As Requested


Thursday 20th 7.00pm:       As Requested


Friday 21st 7.00pm:             Pat McGovern, Dromard


Saturday 22nd                       NO MASS


Sunday 23rd 11am:             Patrick, Mary Ellen, Gerard & Sister Rita, Alteen           


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 18th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Saturday 15th 8.00pm:       Sean Maguire, Erveny


Wednesday 19th 9.30am:  As Requested


Saturday 22nd 8.00pm:       Gerald Gilheaney, Drumbrughas





Sunday 16th 9.00am:          As Requested


Sunday 23rd 9.00am:          Bernie Conlon, Marlbank


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 09/08/2020: Numbers drawn were 6, 16, 22, 24. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Fiona McManus, Arney; £20 - Bernie McConnell, Inishmore; £20 - Packie Doonan, Caldragh; £20 - Rose McManus, Corraglebe. Next week's jackpot will be £3,700. 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.

Congratulations to our Senior Men who beat Derrygonnelly 2-09 to 0-14 last Sunday in Round 4 of the League.  Next game is at home to Bellanaleck this Friday 14th August at 7.30pm. 

Our Reserve Men are at home to Erne Gaels Saturday 15th August at 6.30pm. 

Senior Ladies Division 1 League Final v Derrygonnelly takes place this Sunday 16th August at 10am in Garrison.

Hard luck to our U17 boys who lost out to Derrygonnelly 2-07 to 1-13 last Saturday.  Next game is away to Newtownbutler, Saturday 22nd August at 11am.

Congratulations to our U14 girls who beat Belcoo in the Division 1 Semi-final on Friday evening.  We will now meet Lisnaskea in the Final on Monday 17th August at 7pm in Aghadrumsee.

Our U13's are away to Derrygonnelly Saturday 15th August at 11am.

Well done to our Minor girls who beat Aghadrumsee on Thursday evening 5-20 to 0-01 and have now qualified for the Division 1 League Final v Derrygonnelly on Thursday 20th August.  Time & Venue TBC.

Preschool, U6 and U8 coaching continues Thursday 20th August.  Can all parents please remember to reconfirm their child's health status on the GAA's Return to Play facility online.


2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes: 10th August 2020: Blotto: Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Elizabeth Melanaphy, Coragh, Kinawley; Padraig Leydon, Swanlinbar; Mary Brady, Keenaghan, Ballyconnell; Phelim Mc Corry, Teemore; Lena Nugent, Roosky, Co. Roscommon; Mary Loughrane, Highfield Road, Cavan. Next Week’s Jackpot will be €10,800. 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 €7,800. Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,300. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday Night we had 2 winners each received €500 Jude Mc Govern Swanlinbar & Colin Mc Elroy. 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 played Drung on Sunday last in Ballyconnell in the first round of the Junior Championship and final score Swanlinbar 2-12 Drung 1-13. Next Sunday we play Denn In Drumalee at 5pm. Tickets for the game can be booked and paid for with the Secretary 0876018271 and then download on The Club Spot Ticket app.

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.