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 7th September 2016 in St Mary’s Church Swanlinbar 8pm

Society of St Vincent de Paul: St Ninnidh’s Conference can be contacted for support at any time on 07873240493.

JOHN PAUL 11 Award 2016 – 2017: This Award is for Students in Year 13, those who have completed GCSEs. Anyone interested in this award please come along and register in September date will be published later. If you would like to know more about this award and how you can help out in the parish and community why not log into wwwclogherdonoige.com
As part of National Heritage Week, Mgsr. Liam Kelly will give a talk on 'The Augustinian Priory of Drumlane, c.1140-1600", in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 8:00p.m. All welcome. Admission is free and refreshments will be served afterwards.
Kilmore Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Lough Derg on Thursday 25 August 2016 from 9:45a.m. to 4:00p.m. Fr. Robert McCabe, CC Navan and former Defence Forces' Chaplain, will facilitate the day. Please contact Carina McGinnell, Diocesan Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, on 049 4375004 for further information.
Clachan Court There will be No Coffee Morning for the next two weeks to give our ladies a break. We will return on the 6th of September.

Chiropodist Jayne Orr returns on Tuesday 23rd August. call Christina in the Bundoran Clinic: 00353719833835 to make an appointment for Derrylin

Bingo in St Ninnidh’s Hall Friday night at 9.00pm. Please support.

Aughakillymaude Community Association. September 3rd - 4th End of summer Festival with Charity Balloon Race for Children Kidney Donor Fund NI and Helping Hand. Balloons for sale £3 each two for £5 from all committee members, The Blackbird Tea Room, McGovern Chemist/Post Office and JP Corry. Visit Aughakillymaude Facebook page for more details.

Derrylin O'Connells GFC.
Lotto on 12 August. Numbers drawn. 13, 16, 18, 31. No Jackpot winner. £20 to Mark McManus, Maguiresbridge. £10 to Fearghal Shannon, Internet player; K & S Prior, Camletter; Caroline Flanagan, Coragh. Jackpot now £3450. Play online at derrylingaa.myclublotto.ie. The August team is Tom Maguire, Deirdre Donnelly, Stephen Curry, Eddie McKenna, Emmett Cassidy, Tommy Gunn.
Scheduled fixtures. Sunday 21st August. Derrylin v Kinawley at 1.00pm. Sunday 28th August. IFC quarter final. Derrylin v Maguiresbridge in Tempo at 5.30pm.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 15th August: 11,13,16,23. No winner. £20 Sinead Lee, £10 Mary Drumm and Martina Owens. Jackpot is now £3900.

Club Draw: The club are now selling tickets for the annual All Ireland Ticket draw. Tickets are £2 / €2 each or a book of 3 for £5 / €5 and are on sale via the usual people and local outlets. 1st prize is 2 tickets + €100. 2nd prize is €100.

Couch to 5k: The club are running a couch to 5k training programme and we were delighted to have 24 in attendance on the opening night. It will run every Wednesday evening @7pm and Sunday morning at 9am. There will also be a running strength & conditioning exercise programme for 10-15min after each session. For more information, check out the club Facebook page, contact Damien Coleman on 07810001750 or email on d.coleman326@icloud.com.

Fixtures: Seniors are at home to Derrygonnelly on Sunday, throw in 1pm. They then take on Devenish in the Senior Championship Quarter final on Saturday 27th in Derrygonnelly at 7pm. Good luck to the team and management and please support the lads if you can.

Lough Derg:
One Day Retreats August 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 September 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24

Bawnboy Heritage are holding a fundraising concert in the Ardhowen Theatre , Enniskillen on August 27th 2016. Music by Louise Morrisey and the Ryan Turner Band. Special guests on the night EIRU ( from Milltown ).Tickets from ArdhowenTheatre or (on line) www.ardhowentheatre.com Your support would be greatly appreciated.

SAFETALK Training in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday 7 September 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. This is a free half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan on 086 1717563 or by email to emer.mulligan@hse.ie
ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) – Places are available for this training course which is aimed at professionals and individuals who are working in an area where they are likely to come into contact with someone who is at risk of suicide. This free two-day course will take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 September from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan on 086 1717563 or by email to emer.mulligan@hse.ie
The more you hold onto a particular thought, the more power you invest in it. Positive thoughts give us energy and strength. Negative thoughts rob us of power and make us feel tired and strained.
We are by nature positive. Negativity is the result of faulty thinking. You can change if you want to. You can’t control other people, situation or circumstances, but you can control what is going on inside you. It takes time to change and transform those old patterns of thinking. Be patient with yourself. It starts with a thought
The first step Don’t let the distance to be travelled deter you from the first step.

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.