Weekly Newsletter 23 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


23rd August 2020

Twenty-First Sunday in

Ordinary Time


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


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


Monday 24th 8.00pm:          Maguire Family, Molly, Anniversary Mass               


Tuesday 25th 9.30am:        Pro Popula - People of the Parish


Friday 28th 8.00pm:             Benny & Solomon Maguire Clontallaghan, Anniversary Mass


Sunday 30th 10.00am:        Madge McConnell, Derryleague,First Anniversary Mass


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


Sunday 23rd 11.00am:        Patrick, Mary Ellen, Gerard & Sister Rita, Alteen


Monday 24th 10.00am:       As Requested


Tuesday 25th 10.00am:      As Requested


Wednesday 26th 10.00am: As Requested


Thursday 27th 7.00pm:       John Joe & Hanna Murphy, Uragh


Friday 28th 7.00pm:             Patrick & Elizabeth Maguire, Uragh


Saturday 29th:                       NO MASS


Sunday 30th 11.00am:        Margaret McGovern, Mill Street, Swanlinbar          


Eucharistic Adoration on Tuesday 25th from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.


St Patrick’s Church Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                     


Saturday 22nd 8.00pm:       Gerald Gilheaney, Drumbrughas

Wednesday 26th 9.30am:  As Requested

Saturday 29th 8.00pm:        Barry Monaghan, Tiravalley




Sunday 23rd 9.00am:          Bernie Conlon, Marlbank


Sunday 30th 9.00am:          As Requested


Covid-19 regulations: The Bishops of Ireland during the week have highly recommended the wearing of face coverings during all liturgical celebrations from 30 August 2020 onwards and have encouraged the ongoing maintenance of 2 metre physical distancing. We understand that some people are exempt from the wearing of face coverings, because of various health considerations as outlined in the 2 jurisdictions.


Congratulations to St Naile’s Primary School, Kinawley Confirmation Class 2020, Tomás Cathcart, Kayleigh Drumm, Matthew Ferguson, Kalum Goodwin, Jenna Hussey, Caitlin Hogg, Clodagh McAuley, Connor McInerney, Ben Melanaphy, Niamh Melanophy, Luke O’Malley, Cathaír Reilly and Pauric Reilly who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 8th August 2020.

Congratulations to St Mary’s Primary School, Killesher Confirmation Class 2020, Niamh Clark, Orlaith Donegan, Aidan Leonard, Aimee McBrien, James McDermott, Conan McManus, Eoin McTernan, Jack Meehan, Meabh Murphy, Turlough Murphy and Patrick Wray who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 9th August 2020.

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 16/08/2020: Numbers drawn were 3, 9, 12, 23. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners: £20 - Sean Allen, Corranaheen; £20 - Gerry McCartin, Derrylea; £20 - Owen Malanaphy, Corrameen; £20 - Eamon Rooney, Crummer. Next week's jackpot will be £3,800. 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 wishes 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 Bellanaleck 2-15 to 0-13 last Friday night. That is the last league game for a while now until after Championship. Our Men's Senior Championship Quarter Final v Erne Gaels will take place on Saturday 29th August at 3pm in Derrygonnelly. The club will have access to about 130 tickets for this game. The Executive Committee has sought advice and it has been agreed that all club members over 16 years old can put their name forward for the draw for tickets to the game.  Any member who wishes to put their name into the draw must email or text Club Secretary Marie Allen. Email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and number is 07742921277. The cut off time is 8pm Monday 24th August and the Draw will take place on Tuesday 25th August with tickets available the following night.  Price of tickets for the game are £6. Our Reserve Men's Erne Cup League game away to Teemore has been refixed for Monday 24th August at 7pm. Well done to our U13 Boys who beat Derrygonnelly last Saturday 4-09 to 3-09. Next game is at home to Bellanaleck, Saturday 29th August at 11am.

Congratulations to our Senior Ladies who retained their Division 1 League title by beating Derrygonnelly on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 7-13 to 0-08. They begin the defence of their Senior Championship title against Devenish, Sunday 30th August at 11am in Derrygonnelly. Congratulations to our Minor girls who retained their Division 1 League title by beating Derrygonnelly 4-07 to 1-02 on Thursday evening.  They begin their Championship v Aghadrumsee, Monday 24th August at 7pm in Bellanaleck.

Preschool, U6 and U8 coaching continues Thursday 27th 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: 17th August 2020: Blotto Numbers Drawn No Jackpot Winner. €20 Each: Ann Cully Ryan, Ballyconnell; Thomas Prior, Swanlinbar; Francis Maguire, Tullymonaltra, Corlough; Gary Fitzpatrick, Lisnaskea; Mc Manus Boys, Ballyconnell; Mary Canning, Aughnasheelin. Next Week’s Jackpot will be €10,900. 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 €7,900. Snowball is on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €5,400. On game 10 there is the usual €1,000 to be won. Monday Night’s winner was Mary Kennedy, Killeshandra. 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 Denn on Sunday last in Drumalee in the Junior Championship and final score Swanlinbar 1-10 Denn 1-19. Next Sunday we play Mountnugent in Killeshandra at 2pm. 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.