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 10th June 2015 in St Mary’s Church Swanlinbar 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. Church collection will take place next weekend. Meeting Monday 8th June in St Ninnidh's hall at 8pm

Kilmore Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Sunday 21st June 2015.
Ceremonies begin at 2.30pm. The Theme is Faith & Family.
Relics of St. Oliver Plunkett will visit the Chapel of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Tuesday 9 June 2015 from 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. There will be a lunchtime Mass in the Chapel at 1:15p.m. offered for those doing examinations at this time. Fr. Tom McManus, PP Corlough, will celebrate Mass at 5:45p.m. A new musical setting of the Mass in honour of St. Columban, composed by local Cavan composer, Paul Flynn, will be premiered at this Mass. Cardinal Seán Brady will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 8:00p.m. Mass at which the Ballyconnell Folk Group will provide the music. There will also be opportunities to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the course of the day.
Launching of Diocesan Pastoral plan on Sunday 7th June- Volunteers needed The launch of the Kilmore Diocesan Plan will take place in Derrylin on Sunday 7 June beginning with Mass at 3pm followed by refreshments in St Ninnidhs Hall. In order to make this unique event a success many volunteers are needed to assist with the preparation of the Hall and with the distribution of the food etc .The Hall committee are holding a meeting for all volunteers on Thursday night 4 June at 9pm to make arrangements so please do come along we need you. Thank you in anticipation
Blessing of Graves in Teemore Sunday 28th June after Mass.
Bleswsing of Graves in Derrylin Sunday 5th July in the evening
Derrylin CCE Fior Ceile in St Ninnidh;s Hall Derrylin on Saturday 30th May. Music by Raymond Loney Adm £5 or €7
Clachan Court – coffee morning continues this Tuesday , looking forward to seeing everyone & perhaps a few new faces.
Mother & Toddler on Thursday 10.00am to 12 noon. All babies and carers welcome.
Knitting group closed for the summer/.
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday 9th June. For an appointment ring 07970533064

St Aidan's PTFA Fundraising Annual Dance on Friday 5th June in Blakes Derrylin Music by Big Anthony. doors open at 9.30pm dancing at 10pm. Light supper served by PTFA. Tickets on sale this week/ pay at door £5.00
Big Bingo in St Aidan's on Sunday 28th June (more details nearer date)
We are looking for someone from our local community to price replacing certain grass areas with all weather materials and also to make outdoor furniture for the children to use during breaks. If you are interested or know someone who is please contact Fiona on 07854410448 or Connie 07792323836.
St Aidan's PTFA would like to thank all members of our community and local businesses for all their continued support it is very much appreciated. Wishing everyone a safe and sunny summer !

Derrylin and Teemore Ladies Football Club will be holding a Cake Sale on Sunday 7th June after Mass at St Mary's Church Teemore. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All baking contributions to be brought to St Mary's Hall before Mass.

Teemore Women’s Group: REMINDER> Members travelling to Corick House on Tuesday 2nd June are advised to note Bus Departure Times > Teemore Business Centre > 5.45pm > Charity Shop Car-Park > 5.50pm.

'14th Fermanagh Cub Scouts would like to thank everyone who generously donated to our church collection for Cystic Fibrosis on May 2nd & 3rd. We collected £376.53 and €95.23. As part of our fundraising efforts for Cystic Fibrosis, 14th Fermanagh Cub Scouts completed the 'Cuilcagh Challenge' on 16th May. On this occasion, we raised €220.'
Circuits Keep fit Mondays 7.30 to 9pm in Equinox Centre
Bingo every Friday in St Ninnidh’s Hall at 9pm. Please support.
Ceili Dancing in Aughakillymaude Centre Tuesday at 8.30pm.
Aughakillymaude Centre Monthly Music Session Saturday 6th June from 9.30pm

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto - 22 May. Numbers drawn: 2, 6, 21 and 28. No Jackpot winner. £20 to Jarlath Prior, 4 Kellier Pk. £10 to Theresa Maguire, Drumully; Francis O'Reilly, Lisnaskea; Pat Tracey, Lisnaskea. Jackpot now £2400. The Lotto team for June is Seamus Leavey, Seamus Curry, Eunan Maguire and Dermot Rasdale. Anyone who would like to help with the Lotto is asked to contact any of the above team.
Scheduled fixtures. These may be amended depending on the County team's progress
in Ulster. SFL 2. Friday 5 June - Kinawley v Derrylin at 8.00pm. Sunday 7 June - Teemore v Derrylin at 3.30pm. JFL/Erne Cup 2. Wednesday 3 June Derrylin v Enniskillen at 8.00pm. Sunday 14 June - Derrylin v Belnaleck 5.00pm.
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. A meeting for ALL Under age coaches (up to minors) will be held on Tuesday 2 June at 8.00pm in the Clubrooms. This will be followed by a meeting for ALL paid up club members 9pm
Best wishes to Fermanagh Minors and Seniors who take on Antrim in the Ulster Championship on Sunday.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 25th May: 11,19,22,28. No winner. £10s went to Arthur Cassidy and Ogie Shannon. Jackpot is £7400. Tickets are on sale in most local outlets.
Minors / U14s: Keep an eye on Facebook for updates. The U14s are in the Division 2 final against Tempo, please support the team.
Fundraiser: The club is holding a night at the races on Saturday 30th May in the Mountview at 9pm. Everybody welcome, refreshments will be served on the night.
Seniors: Training continues Monday at 7:30pm. Juniors are at home to Devenish on Wednesday at 8pm.
Fermanagh: Good luck to Eoin with the seniors and Cian, Conor, Niall, Eamon and James with the minors this Sunday when they represent Fermanagh against Antrim in Brewster Park.

FUN Summer Camp : The FUN Summer Camp is a great way to develop your skills in a range of different sports and to also make new friends. Children will take part in a range of different sports under the guidance of experienced coaches.
Venue : St.Aidan’s High School, Derrylin Date : Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July
Age Range 4 – 11 years old For more information, contact John on 07808523959

Cavan County Fleadh 2015 takes place in Swanlinbar 29th May to 1st June. Friday 29th Open air Concert, Saturday 30th Fleadh Sets Ceili, Sunday 31st at 4pm Fleadh parade.

Lough Derg is a place of welcome where no one is judged and everyone is equal.
You can begin your three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm 7 days a week until 13th August. Regular pilgrimages throughout the season country wide. Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518 email: info@loughderg.org

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.