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 June 2016 in St Patrick’s Church Killesher 8pm
Society of St Vincent de Paul: St Ninnidh’s Conference can be contacted for support at any time on 07873240493.

Confirmation takes place in St Ninnidh’s Church on Saturday 21st at 11.00am.
St Ninnidh’s Primary 7 Rory Baxter Ellie Clarke, Riona Donegan,Zuzanna Grabowska,
Brian Lunney, Aoife Martin, Colleen McCarthy, Niamh McIntyre, Sean McIntyre, Naoise McKiernan, Dominik Mikluszka, Maeve Mooney, Diarmuid Owens, Corey Smith,
Ella Teague, Lukasz Zieba, Jakub Zurek
St Mary’s Primary 7 Amy Clarke, Dearbhla Clarke, Jamie Curran, Demi Donohoe,
Dillon Donohoe, Patrick Gilroy, Jason McGovern, Aidan McNally, Marie Murphy
Dara Owens
A collection is being held at Confirmation to help fund the costs of youth ministry and pastoral outreach in the diocese. That will enable us to continue to support and encourage these fine young people getting Confirmation in their journey of faith as they go through their teenage years and beyond.

Blessing of the graves takes place in Teemore on Sunday 26th June
Blessing of the graves takes place in Derrylin on Sunday 3rd July
Parish Finance Committee meeting in St Ninnidh’s Primary School on Tuesday at 8pm.

A church door collection this weekend 14th/15th in Derrylin and Teemore is in aid of all our young parish pilgrims travelling on pilgrimage this summer with Clogher Don Oige. There are 6 young people travelling to Taize and others volunteering their time in Lourdes. Pilgrimage is a great opportunity for both personal and spiritual discovery and can help provide our young people with the wisdom and learning experiences that will help prepare them for the future. We appreciate all donations and thank you for your continued support of our youth.

Clachan Court Coffee morning this Tuesday, looking forward to seeing everyone
Tiny Tots Mother & Toddler Thursday morning. 10-12md
Chiropodist Jayne Orr returns on Tuesday 17th May. call Christina in the Bundoran Clinic: 00353719833835 to make an appointment for Derrylin
Knitting Group will be on Wednesday night..
Clachan Court has a vacant bungalow, if you are interested contact Catherine Monday to Friday morning or ring 02867748806

Teemore Women's Group Members partaking in the Outing on May 19th are advised to note The Bus Departure Time > Teemore Business Centre > 3pm > Charity Shop Car-Park Derrylin 3.05pm. If necessary a Minibus will be provided to cater for the overflow. Prompt Departure > 3.15pm.

Traditional Music Session in Blake’s Lounge Saturday 21st at 9pm Open to all Musicians. Fundraiser to help local couple with a two year old child with life threatening illness. Donation at the door.

Bingo in St Ninnidh’s Hall Friday night at 9.00pm. Please support.
Aughakillymaude Centre: Ceili dancing this week

CYCLE & CLIMB IN AID OF MARIE CURIE - Saturday 18th June - Registration for Cycle to Croagh Patrick at Kinawley Community Centre @ approx 5.45am & for those wishing to climb Croagh Patrick only a 30 seater bus will be made available depending on numbers for a small fee in Support of Marie Curie.For further information contact Brendan 07894 701801

Derrylin O'Connells GFC.
Lotto. 13 May. Numbers drawn 2, 5, 18, 20. Jackpot not won. £20 to Noel Lee, Cavan. £10 to Jackie/Damien Curry, Fortlea; Corrie Lee, Carrowcarlin; Johnny Boyle, Church View. Jackpot now £2800. The May team is Fintan McGovern, Paul McGoldrick, John Boyle, Charlie McKelvey, Justin Gilheaney and Simon Kilgannon. Play online at
Scheduled fixtures. Senior. A hard fought draw on Friday night against Belnaleck. Tuesday 17th May - Away to Donagh at 7.30pm. Sunday
22nd May - Away to Lisnaskea at 12.00noon. Junior. Home to Brookeborough on Saturday 21 May at 6.30pm. Minor. Check with management re. fixtures. U-10. Home to Belnaleck on Friday 20th May. Note that fixtures may change depending on Fermanagh's result on Sunday.
The Night at the Races event, which was postponed, will now take place in Blake's on Saturday 4th June at 9.00pm. Players and officials are selling horses at present.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 10rd May: 1,7,10,12. No winner. £20 Packie Reilly. £10 John Gunn and Margaret Ha. Jackpot is now £3200.
Healthy Hearts – Anyone who has yet to confirm they wish to attend the clubs Cardiac Screening Day needs to do so by Tuesday 9pm. The screening is open to anyone aged between 14 and 35 years old (U16s require parental consent) and takes place on Saturday 21st May. The Screening costs £35 per person (£25 for U18s) and covers not only the checks on the day but any follow up checks that may be required. Please confirm your attendance to Ciaran Fitzpatrick / Ciaran Brady.
Youth: Well done to Annie McGrath, Ciara Clarke, Megan Curry and the Fermanagh ladies U16 side on their Ulster final success last week.
Fermanagh: Good luck to all involved in the Fermanagh minor and senior sides against Antrim.

Permanent Diaconate: The Diocese of Kilmore is now inviting prospective candidates for the Permanent Diaconate to come forward by the end of June 2016. Currently in the diocese of Kilmore we have Deacon Andy Brady ministering in the parish of Urney & Annagelliffe. The late Deacon Damien Kivlihan ministered in the parish of Killann. Padraig Kelly from Glencar will soon enter his fourth and final year of formation. Please pray and reflect carefully on this call to service in the church as a permanent deacon (an ordained minister) and discuss this with your family, your parish priest and if sensing what seems like a calling from God, with Father Gabriel Kelly, Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate (Tel: 048 66348250; e mail: gbkelly@outlook.com. Say ‘Yes’ to God

Lough Derg: ONE DAY RETREATS May 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
August 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 September 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24
THREE DAY PILGRIMAGE Wednesday 1st June to Saturday 13th August 2016
You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on any day between the above dates.
(Three Day Pilgrimage ends on 15th August) Lough Derg, the sacred Sanctuary of St Patrick, is very much a living part of Irish Christian Heritage. A unique island, rich in prayer and faith, an island which has been calling pilgrims for over a thousand years, an island which St Patrick himself was called to.

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.