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 July 2015 in St Ninnidh’s Church Derrylin 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.

Blessing of Graves in Teemore Sunday 28th June after Mass.

Pope’s Collection is due at this time. Please use the envelope in your dues box.
Clachan Court –our usual coffee morning continues this Tuesday
Chiropodist Jayne Orr will return Tuesday 7th July,(Note date) for an appointment ring 07970533064

ST AIDAN'S PTFA Big Bingo Fundraiser takes place on Sunday 28th June 2015 at St Aidan's High School,Derrylin. Doors open 2.30pm Bingo starts at 3pm
“Barnlee Crafts and Activities and the residents of Barnlee/Lee Cottage would like to thank the young musicians from the area for providing such wonderful entrainment in Barnlee residential home”.
Teemore Women’s Group: Names + Deposits ( E20 ) are now being taken in the Barnlee Crafts & Charity Shop for the Day Trip on Monday 20th July. Closing Date For Booking > Friday 10th July.

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

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto- 26th June. Numbers drawn: 4,5,11,12. No jackpot winner.
£20 to Bernadette Shannon, Kinmeen, £10 to Donal Mc Phillips, Market Square, Paul Maguire, Trasna Island and Tanya Curry, Spring Meadows. Jackpot is now £2600.
The Lotto team for July is Peadar Mc Govern, Kevin Lunney, Mary Winterson and Gerry Mc Manus. Anyone who would like to help with the Lotto on this team is asked to contact any of the above members.
Team News: SFL 2 fixtures will be determined by the result of Fermanagh's qualifier game against Antrim. This takes place in Brewster Park on Sunday 5th July at 3.00pm.
JFL 2: Saturday 27th June, Irvinestown v Derrylin at 6.30pm. Saturday 4th July, Derrylin v Maguiresbridge at 6.30pm. Minor Championship Quarter Final on Tuesday 30th June- Knockninny Gaels v Derrygonnelly in Belcoo at 7.30pm.
Coaching: U-6 and U-8 on Saturdays at 10.30am. U-10 on Mondays throughout the summer at 7.00pm. U-14 on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. U-16 on Thursdays at 7.30pm.
Sympathy is extended to the Murray and Maguire families on the death of Marie's husband, Pee Murray. Ar dheis De go raibh se.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 22nd June: 9,17,19,27. No winner. £10s went to Jolene Coyle and Molly Brady. Jackpot is £7600. Tickets are on sale in most local outlets and on www.clublottery.com.
Minors: Training continues this Sunday morning. Minor Championship game against Derrygonnelly on Tuesday night in Belcoo at 7:30pm, good luck to all involved.
Golf: The club is holding a Golf Classic on Friday 17th July in the Slieve Russell. Teams of 4 are €300 / £220 and anyone who wishes to enter a team should contact Mark Gilleece on 07989303228. Team entries are filling up and tee times will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so it is important to book your team as early as possible. We have prizes worth well over €2500 including a first prize of 2 rounds of golf at the 5 star K club in Kildare along with an overnight stay and breakfast. We will also cater for beginners with a par 3 tournament on the day.
Club Social : We will be having a social night for all members, golfers and sponsors in the Summit bar, Slieve Russell on Friday 17th July from 9pm - late. Prizes will be handed out by special guest and multi All Ireland winning manager Joe Kernan. Music will be provided by a popular local band and refreshments will be served. Everyone welcome.
Juniors: Tempo v Teemore on Sunday 28th June at 1pm.

I would like to thank all the children and parents of St Mary’s Teemore, for their very generous wedding gift and kind words. It is very much appreciated and cherished. Kyla McManus, St Marys PS, Teemore.
I wish to convey my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful gift , cards and good wishes which were presented to me last week from the parents and children of St. Mary’s Teemore. I was very touched by your kindness as I leave Teemore where I have spent seven wonderful years. Thank you so much again, Maria Allen.

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.