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 6th May 2015 in St Mary’s Church Teemore 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.

Trocaire - Please bring in your Trocaire donations. If you pay by cheque make it payable to ‘Knockninny Parish no 1 Account’ If you are leaving in a Trocaire box please hand it into sacristy. Thank you.

Lough Derg Pilgrimage Season opens Saturday 2nd May with One Day Retreats which continue on 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 25, 25 of May. Advance booking is essential.
The Three Day Pilgrimage season begins on Friday 29th May. You can begin the Three Day Pilgrimage any day between 29th May and 13th August. Pre-booking not required.
Contact Lough Derg 071 9861518 or email. info@loughderg.org

Glad Tidings the Diocesan Magazine is available in the porch.
Clachan Court – Due to the road works in the village there will be no Coffee morning this Tuesday. We will return next week when we will give our donations towards M S. details next week.
Mother & Toddler on Thursday 10.00am to 12 noon. All babies and carers welcome.
Knitting group meets this Wednesday night.
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday 12th May. For an appointment ring 07970533064
A 4 week Baby Massage course starts in Clachan Court starting the 8th May. 9.30 - 10.30am. There will also be a Parent & Toddler Yogo starting the same date from 11-12.
For more details & info to book, contact Michelle on 07870366080

St Aidan’s PTFA Ladies Night on Tuesday 21st April at 8pm. We have Carmen coming to do a Demo on Mexican cooking. Everyone Welcome
New term for Crochet starting Thursday 23rd April to the end of May. Every Thursday Night from 8pm-10pm.
There is a Trip for crochet class to Dublin on Saturday 25th April. If you wish to go, contact Fiona on 07854410448 or come to crochet class on Thursday Night.

Derrylin CCE As a tribute to the Late John McManus, we are hosting music workshops in St. Aidan’s HS on Saturday afternoon 25th April followed by a music session later that night @ 9pm in Blakes Pub featuring the music tutors. All musicians and listeners are very welcome. Refreshments will be served. Workshop classes by renowned musicians in fiddle, tinwhistle, flute, banjo, button accordion & bodhran. Ring/text 07989-583377. See www.facebook.com derrylin CCE

Dancing classes are now finished in St Aidens school ,Derrylin for the summer, thanks to all who supported and enjoyed the winter class, Have a nice summer break and we see you all again in September.

Teemore Women’s Group: Evening Walk > Thursday 23rd April.
Members are asked to assemble at Teemore Business Centre at 6.50pm for Canal Walk at Ballyconnell to commence at 7pm. Evening will conclude with Tea/Coffee in Shopping Centre Cafe. The Forecast is promising so join us.

Derrylin & District Gun Club. We are holding a clay shoot in Milltown Bog on Saturday 25th April at 4pm. This is our last shoot of the season and all are welcome. A big thank you to our members who turned out for a ‘Litter Pick’ on the islands and shores of Lough Erne on Saturday the 11th April. Several boat loads of rubbish were gathered and brought to Cornaleck Quay for up-lifting by Council staff. Well done! to all involved.

Ceili Dancing in Aughakillymaude |Centre Tuesday 14th at 8.30pm.

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto - 17 April. Numbers drawn: 4 9 18 20. No jackpot winner. £20 to Jamie and Keave Gunn, Cornanoe. £10 to Conell McManus, Drumdoney; Pauline McGovern, Toneywall; Cónal Gunn, Belfast. The jackpot is now £2100. The Lotto team for April is Tom Maguire, Steven Curry, Deirdre Donnelly, Eddie McKenna, Emmett Cassidy, Tommy Gunn. Anyone who would like to help out is asked to contact any Club official.
There was disappointment for the Senior squad last week against Enniskillen but success for the U 14s against Donagh. Scheduled fixtures: SENIOR. Sunday 19 April. Derrylin v Newtownbutler at 3.30pm. Friday 24 April. Brookeborough v Derrylin at 7.15pm. Best wishes to Fermanagh in their quest for Div. 3 honours against Armagh next Saturday in Croke Park.
Membership. Thank you to all who have taken out membership for 2015. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Gaeltacht Scholarships. A limited number of places are available for the Irish Language Bursary Scheme. Application forms can be obtained in the Secondary schools and must be returned by 20 April. The annual Irish language collection will be taken up this weekend.
TG4 are auditioning for contestants (10-15yo)to take part in a Junior Eurovision contest. Anyone interested please contact nicky@adareproductions.ie.
Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 13th April: 8,9,16,19. No winner. £10s went to Teresa Fitzpatrick and Leo Prunty. Jackpot is £7100.
Minors / U14s: Keep an eye on Facebook for updates. Minors should have a game on Tuesday. The U14s lost to Tempo in the Feile on Thursday.
Seniors: Teemore are at home to Irvinestown on Sunday, throw in 3:30pm. Good luck to Eoin McManus and the county team next Saturday against Armagh.
Sympathies: The club extend sympathies to the Donegan family on the death of Brendan Conway, Enniskillen. 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.