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 9th December 2015 in St Ninnidh’s Church Derrylin 8pm
St Ninnidh’s Branch of St Vincent de Paul - St Ninnidh's branch can be contacted for help at any time on this number 07873240493.
Kilmore Priesthood Discernment Group will meet on Saturday the 5th of December at 12 noon in Butlersbridge. Men who are discerning the priesthood are invited to attend. For more information, contact Fr Johnnie Cusack on 071-9644050 or Fr Sean Maguire on 049-4365266.
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society Knockninny Branch: Annual meeting for collectors takes place in St Ninnidh’s Hall Derrylin at 8.00pm on Tuesday 1st December 2015.
last armchair exercise for this year, we've had a great time. we will also finalizing our Christmas Lunch and forth coming outing.
Mother & Toddler Thursday 10 - 12. All babies & carers welcome.Knitting class on Wednesday
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday 15th December. For an appointment ring 07970533064 or Home No. 00353719833835
Mountain Road Pipe Band are holding their annual fundraising bingo in St.Ninnidh's Hall, Friday the 5th of December @9pm. £ 2.500 in prizes plus numerous spot prizes. your support would be appreciated.
Book Launch ‘Derrylin: The Place and The People’ takes place in Blake’s Lounge & Restaurant on Monday 30th November 2015 at 7.30pm. Guest Speaker: Michael Harding.
Everyone welcome
Kindertee Community Playgroup now have the application forms for funded places for children who reach the age of 3 years on or before the 1st July 2016. If you would like your child to attend Kindertee please call as soon as possible and collect your form. If you wish to complete it in playgroup on collection please bring along your child’s birth certificate so we can get a copy. Details of Kindertee and other providers in the area are available at www.eani.org.uk/admissions.
St Aidans PTFA Are holding a Craft Fair on Sunday 29th November in St Aidan's High School Derrylin from 12 noon _ - 6pm. There are a variety of stalls including, arts and crafts, candles, Jewellery, beauty products, home made baking and Jams and much more.Demonstrations will be held throughout the day. Admission Free, Complimentary mulled wine.Raffle on the day £1.00 a strip or £5.00 for 6 strips. Tea/Coffee and treats can be purchased on the day.
St Aidan's School Choir will also be performing sometime between 5 and 6pm
Social dancing classes continue every Thursday night @8pm in St Aiden’s school
Teemore Women’s Group Members Please Note > The Armchair Exercises have been postponed until the end of January 2016.Names + Deposits for the Christmas Meal on December 10th to be lodged by Friday 4th December please. An Introduction To Mindfulness Course will be held in Lisnaskea Library on January 7th from 2 - 4.30pm. Names are now being taken in order to make a Group Booking. This Course is Free. Bookings will be taken in the Charity Shop.
We encourage all Members to be present for the launch of Derrylin: The Place And The People by Patrick
( Packie ) Gilleece on Monday, 30th November at 7.30pm in Blake's Lounge. Our usual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 1st Dec has been cancelled.
Bingo every Friday in St Ninnidh’s Hall at 9pm. Please support.
Ceili Dancing continues in Aughakillymaude on Tuesday at 8.30pm
Aughakillymaude Centre: Sat. Dec. 5th at 9.30 pm Usual Monthly Music Session
Tuesday 8th Dec at 8.30pm Monthly Historical Soc. Meeting Speaker Johnny Cunnigham Author and Historian. Subject 1916 rising and 2016' commemoration/celebration'.

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto - 27 November. Numbers drawn. 2, 4, 27, 29. Jackpot not won. £20 to Maureen McBrien, Corratistine. £10 to Aileen Owens, Arney; Nevil Trimble, Internet player; Oliver Cosgrove & Co, Ballyconnell. Jackpot is now £1600. Lotto team for December: Tom Maguire, Steven Curry, Deirdre Donnelly, Emmett Cassidy, Eddie McKenna, Tommy Gunn. Contact any of the above if you would like to help out. Play the Jackpot online by logging on to www.derrylingaa.myclublotto.ie. Encourage your friends abroad to join up. Ticket stubs and money for valuable prizes in the National Club Draw should be returned at once. Quiz. An enjoyable table quiz took place last week-end. Well done to the
'Spudheads' who took first place.
Youth night. This will take place in Blake's this Saturday 28 November at 9.00pm. The special guest will be Fermanagh player and Allstar nominee Sean Quigley.
The Club AGM will take place in Clachan Court on Sunday 6 December at 2.00pm. Please note the time change. Nomination forms for those wishing to be elected to the Executive may be obtained from Leanne and should be returned by 10.00pm on Monday 30 November.
Drama Group. This group meets on Wednesdays in St Ninnidhs Hall. New members are welcome.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 23rd November: 4,19,23,26. No winner. £100 winner was Arty Maguire. £10s went to Gerry McGann and Fiona Drumm. Jackpot is £8700. Tickets are on sale in most local outlets & www.clublottery.com.
Dinnerdance: The club dinnerdance takes place on Sunday 27th December in the newly refurbished Donn Carragh Hotel. Tickets are priced at £35 and are on sale in Teemore Shop and Cassidy’s shop. There are a limited number of tickets so buy early to avoid disappointment. We will also be paying tribute to the 74/75 Championship winning teams 40 years after their success and also the 2005 winning side.
Seniors: Good luck to the senior team when they face Irvinestown in the Division 2 final on Sunday. The game takes place in Maguiresbridge at 2pm. Congratulations to the Senior team and management on securing promotion to Division 1.
London: Best of luck to Shane Brady and his St Kieran’s club as they take on Tir Chonaill Gaels in the London Senior Championship Final this Sunday.
Coaching: There is an Award 1 coaching course taking place in St Aidan's High School on 4/5/6 December. Can any interested coaches contact Garret McGrath ASAP. It is a requirement from 2016 that all coaches in clubs should have Award 1 qualification.
U21: The club has 3 representatives on the Fermanagh U21 squad. Good luck to Eoin, Cian, Ryan and the team in the upcoming campaign.

World Youth Day pilgrimage: From Knockninny To Krakow, Poland. – Be Part Of It: Clogher don Óige is organising a pilgrimage to World Youth Day for young people aged 19+ If interested give your name to Fr. Fintan McKiernan inside the next week.

Pilgrimage Celebrating Holy Year of Mercy to Divine Mercy Shrine Krakow 2016 Staying at the shrine from 31st march to 5th April 2016 from £499/€649 15th September to 22nd £598/€780,
Discount available for early booking before Christmas - Contact Mary on 07850054561 or Email: mmelroy001@yahoo.co.uk

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.