Weekly Newsletter 18 April 2021





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

18th April 2021

Third Sunday of Easter



St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     



Sunday 18th 10.30am:        Rosemary, Hughie & Parents  Owen and Rose Collins Corrardreen & deceased members  of Collins family   Anniversary Mass.


Monday 19th 8pm Rose Ann Murray, Derrylin (requested by Martha Curran)


Tuesday 20th 9.30am:        As Requested


Friday 23rd 8pm: Paddy Gilbride, Drumcullion, Month’s Memory Mass.


Saturday 24th 11am:           Mamie Reilly, Roscaw, Month’s Memory Mass.


Sunday 15th 10.30am:        Peter & Susan Smyth, Derryclegna Anniversary Mass.




Saturday 17.04.2021          No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines








We pray for the eternal rest of Eugene Maguire, formerly of Drumersee Swanlinbar and late of London whose funeral took place Saturday 17th April.  May he Rest in Peace.

St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                        



Sunday 18th 9am:                Margaret, John & Brian Drugan, Trustan, Macken Anniversary Mass


Wednesday 21st 9.30am:As Requested


Sunday 25th 9 am:               People of the Parish          




Saturday 17th 6pm:             People of the Parish


Saturday 24th 6pm:              As Requested



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

Mass Bookings for Kinawley / Killesher / Wheathill & Swanlinbar - Tel: 028 66348250 on Wednesdays from 2.30pm - 5.30pm (Helen), Fr Maurice will take Mass bookings at all other times.







1. Kinawley GFC: Club Lotto Sunday 11/04/2021 Numbers drawn 1, 7, 15, 19. No Jackpot Winner. Lucky Dip winners:£20 –Mary Rose Geraghty £20 – Margaret Green, Glassdrummond £20 – Dolorus Corrigan, Springtown £20 – Jody Morris, Swanlinbar This week's jackpot will be £7200. 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.  Cairde Brian Ború, next draw will take place Sunday 25th of April where the 5 lucky winners will win £100 each.  If anyone would like to sign up, please contact any committee member who will be happy to help. 

As this week brings the return of club training, we would like to wish all coaches and players across all teams the best of luck throughout the 2021 season. The return to GAA activity is a positive and most welcome development but there is an onus on everyone to minimise risk and play their part in ensuring covid-19 protocols are observed. Please follow guidance from the GAA and public health, ensure your return to play is complete before every training or game, and you are fully registered with the club. We thank all the Covid officers who are assisting with all teams to ensure this is complete, and everyone who has helped co-ordinate training to resume in a safe manner. We look forward to seeing all teams back playing games in the near future.

2021 Club membership! Club Membership for this year is now due and you can now pay for it online! you can complete 2021 membership through www.foireann.ie. All players and coaches must be registered before the return to play, this is to ensure all players are fully registered and insured. Membership prices are the same as last year and full details on how to register are on the club facebook page. Free Yoga Class! Kinawley GAA & Evelyn McManus are offering a 5 week free Yoga class, these started on Monday 29th of March at 7pm. Yoga can provide both physical and mental benefits,  along with potentially enhancing sport performance and injury prevention. To register message Evelyn on 07511975247.Kinawley Senior Daffodil club are running online armchair exercises classes for seniors with Joanne Doonan! These take place on Monday's at 10 am on Zoom. Please contact Roisin on 07795571535 to register. 

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes 12th April 2021 Due to official government guidelines re Covid-19 we have had to cancel our drive-in Bingo and also our Blotto All will resume when we move to Level 3 Our Blotto will start at €12000. You can now do your Blotto online at Https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Swanlinbar St Marys/lotto Cut off time is 6pm on Monday for that week’s draw

Bingo  Total prize fund which can be won at the next Bingo is €9800. Snowball on game 5 on 45 calls or less for €6,500 Quickie game for the line €100 and for panel €250 on game 10 there is the usual €1000 to be won. 

Scenic River Walkway Work is continuing on our Scenic River Walkway Tarmacadam has now been laid and the last of the bollard lights are going in and we are waiting on some extra lights to be fitted but don’t let that put you off walking it in day light. No adult bicycles, no skateboards and no dogs allowed (except guide dogs) due to Health and Safety Rules.

Gaa Insurance Following February’s Cavan County Board Gaa meeting it was advised that there is no insurance cover for any type of training on Gaa Grounds. We will update you when we know more. Summer Camp We hope to run our Summer Camp from 19th to 24th July 2021 Covid-19 restrictions permitting

3. COVID-19 Support Line for Older People: ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm by calling 0818 222 024.

4. St Vincent de Paul: Phone 077 32222137

5. North West STOP provides FREE Counselling in your area with No Waiting Lists. Please phone or text our Counselling Coordinator on 086 777 2009 to arrange to speak with a counsellor.

6. Kinawley Community Centre Daffodil Club Online Arm Chair Exercises continue Monday Morning's  10am (30min class) if you would like to take part please  contact Roisin on 07795571535 Any queries regarding bookings for the Community Centre please contact contact Roisin on 07795571535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

7. Kinawley Running Group membership is now due for renewal. We have been in contact with Athletics NI and existing members can use last year’s forms and put money in an envelope with their name on it. These can be given to Committee members Thomas, Gemma or Darren. New members are always very welcome as we are a group of very mixed abilities. Plans for the next twelve months do include running another couch to 5k.  Please contact Darren (07517491693) if you have any queries.  Membership is £20 for the year.



We are extremely grateful to all parishioners who have continued to contribute to the collections throughout the last challenging year. For anyone who wishes to bring their contributions up to date by cheques please make payable to the following:

Kinawley: St Naile’s Church, Killesher & Wheathill: Crossroads Church, Swanlinbar: St Mary’s Church All Priests Dues: Kinawley Priest’s Revenue Account

Please also note if you are paying a number of weeks contributions in Cash it is sufficient to put the total money in the envelope with the latest date, as due to Diocesan guidelines all contributions must be recorded in the week received. This will also assist our volunteer counters when they are counting the collections. For anyone who wishes to pay through their internet banking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Church area and we can provide the relevant bank account details.  Thank you for your continued generosity.