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 5th October 2016 St Ninnidh’s Church Derrylin 8pm

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

Apostolic Work Society are holding their Annual Display this weekend 24th/25th September. A collection will be taken up and is used to cover the cost of materials.

ACCORD Pre marriages courses for 2017.
To take place in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre.
January 27-28th February 24-25th March 10-11th April 7-8th October 6-7th &
3rd and 4th November 2017 To register, log on to www.accord.ie. Phone 049 4375004
ACCORD also provides relationship Counselling
St Joseph’s Young Priests Society: Knockninny Branch wish to thank all who subscribed June2015 –June 2016. £2481.00 was collected and sent to Dublin.
Collectors will be taking your subscription during the next few weeks.

The Annual Diocesan Novena to Mary, Untier of Knots begins next Monday night in the Cathedral of SS. Patrick & Felim in Cavan and will continue for nine consecutive nights concluding Tuesday 4 October. Novena Mass each evening at 7:30p.m. except next Sunday, 2 October, when there will be Novena Devotions. The theme of this year's Novena is "God’s Name is Mercy". Please see poster in church porch for further information.

Clachan Court Our Coffee Morning continues on Tuesday everyone welcome to come
Mother & Toddler Tiny Tots Group Thursday 10.00am- 12 noon
Knitting Group starts back the 5th October evening. Art Class starting 4th October @2pm
Chiropodist Jayne Orr returns on Tuesday 4th October call Christina in the Bundoran Clinic: 00353719833835 to make an appointment for Derrylin
Annual MacMillan Coffee Morning We will be holding our annual MacMillan Coffee Morning and Cake Sale plus a raffle on Friday the 30th September. From 10.30-12Noon & 7.00-8.30pm.

will be held in Derrylin surgery on Monday 3rd Oct 3.00pm – 4.00pm & Wednesday 5th Oct 1.30pm-3.00pm all patients of the practice aged 65 & over and those under 65 with asthma (using brown or red inhalers), lung or heart disease or diabetes are invited to attend.
Teemore Women’s Group Meetings will resume on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm in Teemore Business Centre. Anne Marie McBarron wife of former Fermanagh Footballer Liam will introduce her own brand of Granola which she is now producing and supplying to shops in Dublin. A Presentation on Bowel Cancer Awareness by Susan & Eddie Flynn will follow her Talk. Please feel free to come along open to Men / Women.
The rescheduled Trip to the Seamus Heaney Centre, Homestead, Forge & Grave in Bellaghy has been arranged for 11th - 12th October staying overnight in the Redcastle Hotel.Transport with local pick-up, Meals and Entrance Fees all included. Visit to National Park Donegal + Four Course Evening Meal on return journey. Full Cost E185 > A Deposit of E50 please by Friday 30th September if not already lodged will confirm Booking. Bookings in Charity Shop Derrylin.

Derrylin CCE Music classes for beginners and improvers will commence on Wednesday evening 5th October in St. Aidan’s HS. Registration will be held this Wednesday evening 28th September @ 7pm in St. Aidan’s HS. Membership fee will be collected on registration. £4 per child, £14 per family.

Derrylin O'Connells GFC.
Lotto on 16 September. Numbers drawn. 9, 14, 25, 31. No Jackpot winner. £20 to Damien McGoldrick, Doon. £10 to Pat Rehill, Lisnaskea; Adrian Prior, Camletter and Orla Gunn, Belfast. Jackpot now £3700. Play online at derrylingaa.myclublotto.ie. The September team is Paul McGoldrick, John Boyle, Charlie McKelvey, Justin Gilheaney and Simon Kilgannon. The October team is Seamus Leavey, Seamus Curry, Eunan Maguire, Dermot Rasdale, Karen Carty and Darren Brown.
Team news and scheduled fixtures. Under 16. Sunday 25th September at 11.00am. Lisnaskea v Derrylin.
All Ireland Final replay tickets. The replay will take place on Saturday 1st October at 5.00pm. The Club has been allocated six tickets for which a draw will take place on Wednesday 28th September at 9.00pm. Any fully paid up members wishing to be included should contact the Chairman or Secretary before then. Tickets cost E60

.Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Lotto update: 19th September: 4,7,16,19. No winner. £20 Declan Drumm. £10 Pamela McCarney, Ballyconnell and Geraldine Drumm. Jackpot is now £4150.
5k / 10k / 13m walk / run: This will take place on Sunday 9th October at 12pm. Part of the proceeds will go to the NI Childrens Kidney fund. Full details on the club Facebook page. Please promote the event.

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s ‘ASPIRE Employability Programme’ is starting FREE NVQ Level 1 Qualifications in Business Administration, Customer Service and Retail, alongside a wider package of support into paid employment. Immediate starts. Tel: Omagh 028 8224 6535 or Enniskillen 028 6632 6478.

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.