Welcome to the parish of Knockninny. Knockninny parish has two churchs St Ninnidh’s Derrylin and St Mary’s Temore. The parish gets its name of the the 6th century saint Ninidh.

St. Ninnidh is regarded as one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is associated with shores of Lough Erne and particularly the island of Inishmacsaint and the parish of Knockninny (derived from the Irish: Cnoc Ninnidh, meaning The Hill of Ninnidh).

Ninnidh was born in County Donegal, a grandson of Laoghaire, the High King of Ireland. He was educated under St. Finian at Clonard. In 530 AD Ninnidh held a 40-day fast on Knockninny Hill, during the period of Lent.

When dying, St. Brigid was attended to by Ninnidh, who afterwards became known as “Ninnidh of the clean hand” because he supposedly had his right hand encased with a metal covering to prevent it being defiled after administering the last rites to Ireland’s patroness.

St. Ninnidh’s feast day is the 18th of January. St. Ninnidh’s well is situated at Knockninny Quay on the shores of Upper Lough Erne and is reputed to have curative properties for eye ailments. In William Henry‘s Upper Lough Erne in 1739 the well was described as a chief curiosity, “being a plentiful foundation of pure water, having a clearance and coolness scarce to be met with. It was at that time a popular spot for boatspeople to retire to for their entertainments for which and around it are arranged benches of sod and over it a shade of aquatic trees”.

St. Ninnidh’s bell, traditionally presented to Ninnidh by St. Senach of Derrybrusk, was kept in Knockninny parish in the 17th century. It was at Castle Caldwell, County Fermanagh until 1877, when it was sold at auction to Robert Day of Cork (who sketched the drawing to right). When Day’s collection was sold in 1913, this bell was not part of the sale. Although for some time it was identified with a bell in the National Museum of Edinburgh (probably St. Ninian’s Bell, formerly from the collection of John Bell), the location of St. Ninnidh’s Bell is presently unknown.

Local News

BAPTISM PROGRAMME: Parents should contact their priest for a pack. Next programme Wednesday 8th April 2015 in St Naile’s Church Kinawley at 8pm
St Ninnidh’s Branch of St Vincent de Paul - St Ninnidh's branch can be contacted for help at any time on 077 38837948.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Annual Provincial Congress take place in Monaghan Saturday 11th April beginning with Mass at 11.00am followed with talk, lunch and another talk. If you would like to attend please let Anne Dolan know on 02867748160 by 2nd April as hotel needs the numbers. Thank you.
Clachan Court –Coffee morning Tuesday
Mother & Toddler none for two weeks
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday 14th April. For an appointment ring 07970533064

Derrylin CCE: Tribute to the Late John McManus On Saturday 25th April Derrylin CCE will host an afternoon of music workshops in St Aidan’s High School. Later that evening a traditional music session will be held in Blake’s Bar to honour the contribution John Mc Manus made to the strong and vibrant culture of traditional Irish music in the Derrylin area. Further details in local press and on Facebook closer to the time. The Committee would like to thank all who gave so generously to the St Patricks Day Church Gate Collection and we hope everyone who called at the hall for the music and refreshments enjoyed the occasion.
Dancing classes are off next Thursday night as its Holy Thursday, in St Aiden’s school, but will resume again on April 9th and April 16th,only, then it's finished for summer time, thanks to all who supported,
Aughakillymaude Centre Sat 4th April at 9:30pm sharp usual monthly music session Tues 14th April Historical Soc meeting at 8:30pm sharp "Matt Duggan Remembered’’
Derrylin and Teemore Ladies Football Club U16 Ladies with play against St Patrick’s Donagh on Monday 30th March in O’Connell Park. Please meet in dressing rooms at 6.40 pm. Match starts at 7.00 pm. Parents please support your girls. All girls must be registered with the club to play.

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto - 27 March. Numbers drawn 3 17 25 27. No Jackpot winner. £20 to Noel Durnien, Lisnaskea. £10 to Catherine Corrigan, Enniskillen; Manus Corrigan, Aughakillymaude; Joe Donnelly, Camletter. Jackpot now £1950. Lotto team for April is Tom Maguire, Steven Curry, Deirdre Donnelly, Eddie McKenna, Emmett Cassidy, Tommy Gunn. Please note that as there is no Bingo due to Good Friday, the lotto will be held in the MOUNTVIEW on SATURDAY night 4 April. Anyone who would like to help out is asked to contact any Club official.
Scheduled fixtures: Sunday 29 March. MINOR. Knockninny Gaels v Derrygonnelly at 12pm. JUNIOR: Saturday 4 April: Derrylin v Ederney at 6.30pm. Saturday 11 April: Belnaleck v Derrylin at 6.30pm. SENIOR 2: Sunday 12 April. Enniskillen v Derrylin at 3.30pm.
Coaching for Year 7 and year 8 pupils will take place in Derrylin on 8, 9 and 10 April depending on numbers. Application forms which are available in the schools and should be filled in and returned at once.
Ulster Council are recruiting for a temporary Childrens' Administrator. For further information contact info.ulster@gaa.ie or phone 02837521900.
Membership. Thank you to all who were members in 2014. Your support was greatly appreciated. Membership for 2015 is now due and costs £10 per adult (18+). To those who are not already members, it would be appreciated if one parent of each Under age player could consider becoming a member. For further information, please contact either Mary McGovern or Mary Winterson before the end of March.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Youth coaching: U6, U8 and U10 coaching continues on Saturdays from 10am - 11am. U14 training continues are pre-arranged.
Lotto update: 23rd March: 1,10,15,26. No winner. £100 winner is Siobhan Clarke. £10s went to Ruairi Maguire and Benny Murphy. Jackpot is £6950.
Minors: Knockninny v Derrygonnelly in Teemore this Sunday at 12pm.
Executive: There is an executive meeting on Wednesday 1st April at 8:30pm.
Membership: Club membership is now due and is £10 per adult / £20 family, available through Martin McManus and Seamus Maguire.

JP Corry would like to thank everyone who supported their Macmillan Coffee morning on Thursday 26th. The total raised was £386.23

Alpha Course
Cavan parish begins a ten week Alpha Course - an introduction to the basics of Christianity - on Monday 13th April at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre. Each evening begins with a light meal, then we watch a video on the topic for the night, followed by discussion. Please come along and bring a friend! To get a taste of alpha see www.alpha.org This is an exciting way to learn about the Christian faith in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. All are welcome.

V. Rev. Fintan McKiernan PP
Parochial House
56 Main Street
Co. Fermanagh
BT92 9LA
Phone:028 677 48315
E.mail: derrylin@kilmorediocese.ie

Mass Times Derrylin

Weekdays: Monday – Friday 10.00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 8.00pm
Sunday: 11.15am
Holy Day: (Vigil) 8.00pm
Holy Day: 10.00am

Mass Times Teemore

Wednesday: 8.00pm
Friday: 8.00pm
Sunday: 9.45am
Holy Day: 8.00pm

Credit Union:
As A result of the recent member opinion survey the Credit Union has revised the office opening hours to better
suit the majority of members, as follows
:Mon : Closed
Tues : 10am - 2pm
Wed : 5pm - 7pm
Thurs : Closed
Fri : 10am - 7pm
Sat : 10am - 2pm
Members are reminded that lodgements can be made by Standing Order also.
Contact 02867742888 or
New members are always welcome.

Big Bingo in St Ninnidh’s Hall every Friday @9pm.

Derrylin CCE 'Ceol na Manach' are a young group of traditional musicians from Derrylin, Derrygonnelly & Belleek. They will be launching their DVD which was filmed at a sellout concert in the Ardhowen Theatre. Everyome is welcome to come along and listen to these fine young musicians perform on Saturday night 22nd March in Aughakillymaude. Tea will be served.