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. The next programme Wednesday 7th May in St Patrick’s Church Killesher at 8pm
St Ninnidh’s Branch of St Vincent de Paul - Contact number 077 38837948
Last weekends Church collection realised £321 and €37. Thank you for your ongoing support

Ceol don Óige music workshop on Easter Monday at 1.00pm in St Ninnidh’s Church in the lead up to the Exam Mass on the 2nd May to get some of the young people of the parish involved in the music for that day? The practice will last for an hour or so and is suitable for anyone who is going to be attending the exam Mass.

St Pio Mass in Ballyconnell Church Wed 16th April at 9.30am. Blessing with Relic.

Teemore Women’s Group: REMINDER > Those who are travelling to Knock today Passion Sunday Please Note - Bus Pick-up Maguiresbridge > 12Noon.

Clachan Court: Coffee Morning continues on Tuesday, this is last one before our Easter break.
Mother & Toddler Group will not be on until after Easter
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday 13th May appointment 07970533064.
Knitting Group none for a while.

Marie Curie – Thank you to all the collectors and those who gave generously to our recent collection in Derrylin. Amount raised £642.49. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Credit Union the office opening hours are 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 knockninnycu@gmail.com New members are always welcome.

Derrylin/Teemore ladies football Training for all age groups U12. U14. U16 and minor continues on Monday night at 7 in Derrylin. Please ensure you have gumshields with you.

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto 1-3-4-26 £20 Grace O Brien Ballyconnell £10 Maurice Curry Corragole Val Merrett Aughakillymaude Liam Maguire Corratrasna Jackpot now £2250.
Seniors away to Coa this Sunday.
Minors training Sunday.
U14 league continues every Saturday.
Club night May bank holiday weekend more details next week.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update –7th April: 10,12,27,30. £100 winner was Mickey Gilleece. £10s went to Benny Murphy and Anthony Murray. Jackpot is £4450.

Coaching: Underage coaching continues every Saturday at the pitch from 10am sharp – 11am. All children should bring with them their own water bottle and gum shield. U14 training continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Minor training continues as pre-arranged.

Seniors: Teemore v Derrygonnelly on Sunday at 3:30pm. Can James Drumm, John Doherty and Cian McManus act as officials if required.

TT100: People who missed the Launch and registration night can still register for this year's one day event which will take place on Sunday 25th May 2014. Two routes are available. For everyone taking part in the cycle, get the bikes out, get them checked and get on the road again in training for the big event. Don't forget be safe, wear your helmet and high vis gear.

Sympathies: The club extend sympathies to the friends and family of former player Peter Curry, whose funeral took place on Sunday. May he Rest In Peace

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.