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 November 2016 St Patriclk’s Church Killesher 8pm

Society of St Vincent de Paul: St Ninnidh’s Conference can be contacted for support at any time on 07873240493.
A Eucharistic Walk of Mercy in honour of the Eucharistic Adoration Apostolate will take place in the Cathedral of Ss Patrick and Felim, Cavan at 8.15pm on Wednesday 26th October. The ceremony will be lead by Fr Sean Maguire and will involve reflections on the Eucharist at various points around the Cathedral.

October World Mission Sunday - A special collection will be taken up Sunday in aid of our brothers and sisters currently on mission, allowing them to continue their work. Please use the envelope in your dues box.

St Joseph’s Young Priest’s Society Collectors are taking up your subscription at present.

Clachan Court Our Coffee Morning continues on Tuesday everyone welcome. We will be having our Halloween Party.
Mother & Toddler TinyTots Group continues on Thursday. From 10-12noon
Knitting Group continues Wednesday usual time Art Class Tuesday @2.30pm
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Will not be back for 3 weeks. call Christina in the Bundoran Clinic: 00353719833835 to make an appointment for Derrylin

FLU VACCINATION CLINIC will be held in Derrylin surgery on Wednesday 26th Oct 1.30pm-2.30pm 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 Bellanaleck Local History Group will show their film Making It Home at our next meeting on Tuesday 25th October commencing at 7.30pm in Teemore Business Centre. Come along and be informed on the history of Cleenish Island.
Dance class continue every Thursday night 8 pm to 10pm in St Aiden’s school, Derrylin, enjoy learning old Tyne steps, and social dancing, all welcome. Enjoy good exercise and fun, all welcome

Aughakillymaude Centre – Music Session Sat 5th Nov. at 9.00 pm
Historical Soc. Meeting Tues 8th No 8.30 pm Speaker Eugene Melarkey former curator Cavan Museum. Subject Centenary commemoration/ celebrations

Derrylin O'Connells GFC.
Lotto on 14th October. Numbers drawn. 9, 11,16, 18. No Jackpot winner. £20 to Anna McManus, Maguiresbridge and £10 to Carmel Melarkey, Newtownbutler; Maureen McBrien, Derrylin and Benny Murray, Barr. Jackpot now £3900. Play online at derrylingaa.myclublotto.ie. The October team is Seamus Leavey, Seamus Curry, Eunan Maguire, Dermot Rasdale, Karen Carty and Darren Brown.
Team news. Congratulations to the Senior management and panel on their victory in the Division 3 final last Saturday. The game was close all through but our players stuck to their task and ground out a merited one point win.
Scór na nÓg. This competition is for those under 17 on 1st January 2016. Club members wishing to participate please contact Marie Maguire, Drumdoney or Joanne Maguire, Sheetrim before the end of October. The finals will take place on Sunday 20th November.

.Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Seniors: The team were to finish the season in disappointing fashion, losing out to Derrygonnelly in the Division 1 league final. It has still been a season of solid progress having just come out of division 2, and we thank the players and management for their efforts throughout the year. Congratulations to Derrygonnelly on their win. This concludes all playing activity for the year at the club and we thank everyone who contributed to the club season at all levels.
RIP: The club extend sympathies to the Martin family, on the death of our former player Frank Martin, Roslea. We also had the sad news that one of our half marathon competitors, Fergal Mulgrew from Cookstown, died suddenly last week and we extend our sympathies to his friends and family along with the Acorns Athletic Club. May they Rest In Peace.

A Boxty & Bacon Night in Templeport Resource Centre on Tuesday the 1st November in aid of their Day Centre. Music by Vincie Carr & Anne Mc Grory. Supper served 8-9pm
History lecture by Cumann Seanchais Breifne in Johnston Central Library Cavan on
Thursday 27 October at 7 pm by Dr Arnold Horner (UCD) entitled 'Transforming Cavan in the early nineteenth century: the mapping and road-making work of William Larkin'. All welcome.
Conference celebrating Pope’s Francis recent Letter on marriage and family life will take place at St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra , Dublin on Saturday 22 October from 10am-4pm. This event will also include the official launch of the World Meeting of Families, that will be held in Dublin in 2018, in the presence of the Holy Father. All parishioners are welcome to attend this event. If you intend to travel and would like to be booked into the Conference please contact Fr Ultan McGoohan at the Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 or email pastoralservices@kilmorediocese.ie

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.