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 5th August 2015 in St Patrick’s Church Killesher 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.

There’s still time to ‘tune into Station Island’ . You may begin the Lough Derg Three Day Pilgrimage any day up until Thursday 13th August.
“Coming away from everyday life offers the space to look at the past with understanding, make sense of the present and look to the shores of new possibilities”
Bus Eireann Service ex. Dublin, Navan, Cavan, Enniskillen Fridays to Tuesdays inclusive until 13th August.
Clachan Court - There will be no Coffee Morning this Tuesday due to our trip to Bundoran. Can all those who are going please be at Clachan Court @ 11 O Clock for the bus.
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday the 11th August. for appointment 07970533064

Youth "Any youth from the parish interested in going on a one day pilgrimage to Knock shrine on Wednesday the 12th August. Contact Hannah on 07519016047 or 02867748686."

Barnlee Crafts & Activities Charity Shop The Directors Of The Barnlee Crafts & Charity Shop greatly appreciate the ongoing support of the Local / Wider Community. The Loyalty, Consistency & Enthusiasm of Our Volunteers is to be commended. We are grateful to Pat Blake for allowing us free access to UNIT 1 during our recent Sale. Working as a Volunteer is a worthwhile and positive experience. We would be delighted if You would join our Team. Morning > 10.45am - 1.45pm or afternoon > 1.45pm - 5pm.

Bingo every Friday in St Ninnidh’s Hall at 9pm. Please support.

Aughakillymaude Centre Sat 1st Aug @ 9:30 pm sharp usual monthly music session
The Catholic Grandparents Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Knock Shrine, on 13th September.

TEEMORE WOMEN'S GROUP Three Night Break in Connemara Coast Hotel with a Full Itinerary for each day > Monday 7th September - Thursday 10th September 2015. Cost €325pps Facilitated by Cuilcagh Tours. Bookings with a Deposit of €25pp will be taken in the Barnlee Crafts & Charity Shop Derrylin.

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto - 31 July. Numbers drawn 3, 10, 11 and 21. No Jackpot winner. £20 to Danielle Shields, Kellier Park. £10 to Siobhan McGovern, Barr; Two Rosies, c/o Bingo Hall and Brian McCaffrey, Cornaleck. The jackpot is now £2850. The Lotto team for August Tom Maguire, Deirdre Donnelly, Stephen Curry, Eddie McKenna, Emmett Cassidy and Tommy Gunn. Anyone who would like to help with the Lotto is asked to contact any of the above members. The Lotto can now be played online for the jackpot by logging on to www.derrylingaa.myclublotto.ie and following the link.
Team news. Good luck to Fermanagh on Sunday in Croke Park.
Coaching. U-6 and U-8 on Saturdays at 10.30am. U-10 on Mondays at 7.00pm. U-14 on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.
Keep free Sunday 23 August when the Club intends to hold its annual sports and funday in O'Connell park.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 27TH July: 5,12,23,25. No winner. £10s went to Lorna Brady and Marian McManus. Lotto jackpot now stands £7850. Tickets can be found in Woodford, Cassidys, McCorry Agri and Teemore shop. Also on-line at www.clublottery.com
Fermanagh: Fermanagh VS Dublin in the All-Ireland Quarter Final this Sunday (2nd) in Croke Park @ 4.00pm. We wish our own Eoin and Cian and the rest of the Fermanagh panel the best of luck
Seniors: Depending on the outcome of the Fermanagh game, there may be fixtures next weekend. Keep an eye on the fixture sections during the week for further updates.
Youth: The U12s had a good victory against Lisnaskea on Tuesday night. Please keep an eye on the fixture sections for details on the U16 and U12 matches and support our young players when possible.

Perpetual Novena Mass of St Peregrine, Patron Saint of cancer patients, every Wednesday in St Patrick’s Church Derrygonnelly & every Thursday in St Mary's church, Newtownbutler at 7 30pm.

Country Dancing in Templeport Community Centre Monday the 3rd of August. Music by Country Sensations. Dancing 9 - 11pm. Supper served.

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.