Weekly Newsletter 9 May 2021





Priest’s contacts:

Fr Maurice McMorrow P.P.028 66348250 /

Mobile 00353 87 2584813

Pastoral Area – Priest in the Cluster:

Fr Gerry Alwill P.P. Derrylin, 028 67748315

09th  May 2021

Sixth  Sunday of Easter



St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                                     


Sunday 9th 10.30am:          Patrick & Margaret McGovern, Springtown & Geraldine Maguire, Anniversary Mass.


Monday 10th 8pm:               As Requested.


Tuesday 11th 9.30am:        As Requested


Friday 14th 8pm: Deceased members of McGovern family, Glassdrummond Anniversary Mass


Sunday 16th 10.30am         Stephen & Teresa Whyte, Sallins, Co Kildare. Anniversary Mass.




Saturday 08.05.2021          No public Masses in St Mary’s Church per Diocesan guidelines


The “recommencement of in-person religious services” on May 10th 2021 has been announced for ROI.


Wednesday 12th 10.30am:  As Requested


Friday 14th 7pm                   As Requested


Saturday 15th 8pm:              Kathleen McGinn & deceased members of McGinn family, late of Trivia House & deceased members of McGovern Family Gubnafarna.



We pray for the eternal rest of Fr Benny Fitzpatrick CC whose funeral took place in Swanlinbar on Monday.  May he Rest in Peace.

Also Ann McKiernan whose funeral took place in Swanlinbar on Friday May She Rest in Peace.



St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                                        


Sunday 9th 9am:                  Dermot Murphy, Trustanglebe, Macken Anniversary Mass.


Wednesday 12th 9.30am:    As Requested.


Sunday 16th 9am:                As Requested.




Saturday 8th 6pm:                People of the Parish


Saturday 15th 6pm:              People of the Parish


First Holy Communion contingent upon guidelines.

Swanlinbar 12th June

Killesher 26th June

Kinawley 3rd July



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 2 May 2021. Numbers drawn were 2. 3. 15. 29. No jackpot winner.  Lucky Dip winners: £20- Cathair Crudden Corraheen.  £20- Oliver Cosgrove Ballyconnell. £20- Pearse McGovern Sringtown/Belfast. £20- Aidan Clarke Glassdrummond/Belfast. Next week’s jackpot will be £7500. 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 30th May 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. 

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 they 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. If anyone is having any issues with registering, please contact Shane Green, Paula Drumm or Marie Allen. Massive thank you to everyone who helped out on our volunteer morning Saturday. We now have the grounds ready for the season, and were able to add the finishing touches to our new club gym.

The first competitive games of 2021 start on Sunday with our senior ladies. We have 2 ladies teams entered into the 9aside competition. Kinawley A is away to Tempo, and Kinawley B is away to Belcoo. Both games are Sunday 9th at 11am.  U17 ladies are at home to Belcoo Thursday at 7pm. Good luck to all teams, please note under current GAA & LGFA regulations no spectators are allowed to attend.

Coaching for current preschool, u6 (p1/p2) & u8’s (p3/p4) started Thursday 6.30-7.30! Coaching for u10.5 (p5/p6) started Wednesday 7-8pm. We ask all youth players parent or guardian to complete their return to play questionnaire before each training.

As the grounds get busier with the return to football training, please drive with care and be mindful of walkers using our grounds. Please also help to help our club grounds tidy by putting any litter in the bins provided. Thank you to all who helped with the recent maintenance of our club grounds and the work completed on our training pitch.

It is very positive to see teams back to training and a massive thank you to everyone who helped out as Covid officers. Tasks for all players, from every age group to complete before return to training, Register on www.Foireann.ie & complete the health questionnaire before each training on www.returntoplay.gaa.ie.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes 3rd May 2021 Due to official government guidelines re Covid-19 we have had to cancel our drive-in Bingo and also our Blotto We are all waiting patiently on the nod to restart our bingo 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.

Swanlinbar Gaa Football Pitch Swanlinbar Gaa Football Pitch will be closed for the next 6 weeks as Prunty Contracts work on it but the walkway will remain open

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. You can get your form from Spa Service Station or text 00447808523959

The club would like to offer their condolences to the Fitzpatrick Family on the death of Fr Benny curate in Swanlinbar from 2014 to 2021, Fr Benny was also one of our Vice-President’s and always attended all our home match’s Ár dheas Dé go raibh a anam uasaí 

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: Contact No: 077 32222137. The monthly collection will take place at all Masses this weekend (May8th/ 9th). The Society wishes to thank all those who have given generous donations during these few months. 

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 Daffiodil Club Online Arm Chair Exercises  with Joanne Doonan continues 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. St Mary’s Apostolic Society Swanlinbar are running a Centenary Draw to mark 100 years.  Tickets are €50 each and a draw will take place monthly from 25th June 2021, 1st Prize €200 2nd Prize €100 Tickets can be bought from any committee member.  We value your support. Thank You. See posters in local shops, Brogan Butchers, Michael Reilly.


WEEKLY AND DUES COLLECTIONS  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.