Weekly Newsletter 16 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

16th May 2021

The Ascension of the Lord


St Naile’s Church, Kinawley

St Mary’s Church, Swanlinbar                         

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



Monday 17th 8pm:          As Requested


Tuesday 18th 9.30am:     As Requested


Friday 21st 8pm:             Seamus Maguire, Drumroosk, Anniversary Mass.


Sunday 23rd 10.30am:    Annie & Con Darcy, Drumcondra, Swanlinbar Anniversary Mass.



Adoration beginning on Tuesday 18th May from 10am to 12 noon.


We pray for the eternal rest of: Margaret Greene, Glassdrummond who was laid to rest on Saturday.  May she Rest in Peace.


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


Wednesday 19th 10.30am: As Requested


Friday 21st 7pm:                   Bridget & James McGovern, Mill St, Swanlinbar. Son Peter, Grandsons Patrick and Ronnie. Anniversary Mass.  


Saturday 22nd 8pm:             Michael Wright, 103 Corrameen Road, Kinawley Month’s Memory Mass.



Adoration beginning on Tuesday 18th May from 5pm to 8pm.



Candles are now 50c each: To facilitate speed and ease of counting and to eliminate the handling of small coins if possible, it has been requested by the counters that all candles will now be 50cent each.


St Patrick’s Church, Killesher

St Lasir’s Church, Wheathill                           

Sunday 16th 9am:           As Requested.


Wednesday 19th 9.30am As Requested


Saturday 23rd 9am:        As Requested


We pray for the eternal rest of Paul Maguire, Aughersakilla, Ballyconnell, whose funeral tool place on Wednesday. May he Rest in Peace. (he was a brother of Yvonne Corrigan)

Saturday 15th 6pm:         Frank & Mary Charles, Vincent                                     Charles & Monica McIntyre                                     Aughavas Anniversary Mass.


Saturday 22nd 6pm:        People of the Parish.

First Holy  Communion contingent upon guidelines.


Swanlinbar 12th June


Killesher 26th June


Kinawley 3rd July


Confirmation Dates contingent upon guidelines


Swanlinbar Friday 25th June,


Killesher Saturday 26th June


Kinawley Saturday 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 9th May 2021. Numbers drawn were 4. 5. 13. 20. No jackpot winner.  Lucky Dip winners: £20- Bosco Gilleece, Gorgesh .  £20- Colm McCauley, Drumroosk. £20- Eamon Rooney Crummer. £20- Colm Curry Corradreen. Next week’s jackpot will be £7600. 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. Competitive games returned at the weekend starting with our two 9aside ladies teams. Kinawley A 0-11 vs Tempo 0-05 and Kinawley B 0-02 vs Belcoo 1-09. This Sunday at 11am both teams have home games, Kinawley A vs Ederney and Kinawley B vs Knockninny. The U17 ladies league round 1 began Thursday, where the girls beat Belcoo convincingly. They host Derrygonnelly this Thursday for round 2. We expect full Mens fixtures to be announced this week. Please note, due to COVID 19 GAA and LGFA regulations, strictly no spectators are allowed to attend games. 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. 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 onwww.returntoplay.gaa.ie.

2. Swanlinbar GAA Notes 10th 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 and we are hopeful that will come soon. 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 3 weeks as Prunty Contracts work on it but the walkway will remain open 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 hope that by 7th June we will be able to play again. 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

Condolence The club would like to offer their condolences to the family of the Ann Mc Kiernan, Killaduff whose untimely death occurred last week.  Ann was one of the ladies who prepared the meals for the Golf Classic and will be sorely missed Ár dheas Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís

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.

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.