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 9th September 2015 in St Naile’s Church Kinawley 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 7th September in St Ninnidh's hall at 8pm. At this time we are in need of and would welcome new members

Apostolic Society AGM will be held on Tuesday 1st September at 8.00pm in St Ninnidh’s Hall. All workers are invited.

Fr Fintan and the people of Knockninny wish Fr Enda every blessing as he goes to Rome to work in the Congregation for Liturgy & assist Pope Francis in the renewal of the Roman Curia.
Blessing of graves in Callowhill Cemetery on Sunday 6th at 12.30pm.

Kilmore Priesthood Discernment Group - If you are considering the priesthood, you are invited to join a few priests from our diocese and other men who are discerning the priesthood, for some prayer, fellowship and a meal on Saturday 5th September at 12 noon in Butlersbridge. The group will meet on the first Saturday of each month. A commitment to the group is not necessary. Just 'come and see'. For more information, please contact Fr Johnnie Cusack on 071-9644050 or by email frjcusack32@gmail.com or Fr Sean Maguire on 049-4365266 or by email frseanmaguire@gmail.com.

Clachan Court Coffee morning resumes this Tuesday, looking forward to seeing everyone back & perhaps a few new faces! Please feel welcome to call in and join us.
We will decide on Tuesday about the forthcoming lunch outing to Edenery.
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday 1st September. For an appointment ring 07970533064.

Derrylin CCE News As a tribute to the late John McManus we are hosting an open music session in Blake’s Bar on Friday 4th September. We are very pleased to have John’s son Pat McManus and his lifelong friend Jim McGrath among the many musicians attending the event. All musicians, singers and listeners are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

St Aidan’s High School Derrylin: will re-open for pupils as follows:-
Tuesday 1st September Years 8 & 12 pupils only Wednesday 2nd September Years 9, 10 & 11 only. Thursday 3rd September for all pupils.

The National Grandparents pilgrimage to Our Lady's Shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 13th September. Blessing of the sick 2.30pm, Mass at 3pm.
Chief Celebrant - Bishop Brendan Leahy, Guest Soloist, Fr. Liam Lawton
Bus to Knock leaving Church carpark at 9.30pm. Book with Theresa 02867748261

Barnlee Crafts & Activities (F.A.C.T) would like to thank Derrylin O'Connells in conjunction with Enniskillen Rugby Club for the very generous donation of £500 raised in the recent cross community Summer camp. This is greatly appreciated.

Bingo every Friday in St Ninnidh’s Hall at 9pm. Please support.
Aughakillymaude Centre: Music Session Saturday 5th September at 9.30

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto - 28 August. Numbers drawn 2, 5, 19 and 24. No Jackpot winner. £20 to Joseph Maguire, Drumully. £10 to Pauric Donohoe, Ballyconnell; Sheila McManus, Kinawley and Jim Fitzimmons, Ballyconnell. The jackpot is now £3050 . The Lotto team for September is Fintan McGovern, Paul McGoldrick, John Boyle, Charlie McKelvey and new volunteers Justin Gilheaney and Simon Kilgallon.
Anyone who would like to help with the Lotto is asked to contact any of the above members. Play the Lotto online for the jackpot by logging on to www.derrylingaa.myclublotto.ie and following the link.
Team news. Seniors. Best wishes to the Senior squad on Sunday when they face Roslea in the SFC tie in Enniskillen at 3.00pm. To help defray some of the expense incurred in preparing the team, a collection will be taken up after the Masses this weekend. Your support would be appreciated. U-12. Div. 1. A good victory was achieved on Tuesday against Kinawley. The next game is away to Newtownbutler. U-16 championship. Derrylin v Lisnaskea in Teemore on Wednesday 9 Sept. at 6.45pm.
Coaching. U-6 and U-8 sessions are taking a break and will resume on Saturday 12 September at 10.30am. U-10 on Mondays at 7.00pm. U-14 on Tuesdays at 6.30pm.
The inclement weather caused the cancellation of last Sunday's sportsday. It is hoped to reschedule the event as soon as possible.
Best wishes to Stephen Curry and Diane Leonard on their recent marriage.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 24th August: 2,8,9,27. No winner. £10s went to Sean Owens and Evelyn McKiernan. Jackpot is £8050. Tickets are on sale in most local outlets & www.clublottery.com.
Senior: Good luck to the senior team as they meet Lisnaskea in the Intermediate Championship Quarter final this Sunday 30th August in Derrylin, throw in 7pm. The club wish Jamie Martin a speedy recovery from an injury picked up last week.
Tickets: 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. The club members ticket draw will also be held on Friday 18th September.

Horizon West Children’s Hospice. Tuesday 1 September – Ladies Night Corrick House Country Hotel -Evening includes a 4 course meal, a talk on the Children’s Hospice and various stalls of crafts and wares.
Friday 18th September – The annual Horizon West 5km Midnight Walk with a new fully accessible 1.5km Lakeside Walk registration packs can be collected from Snackz Coffee Shop Eden Street, Enniskillen or by contacting Heather Gott on 0711377338

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.