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 4th March 2015 in St Patrick’s Church Killesher 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. Church collection will take place next weekend. Monthly meeting Tuesday 10th March in St Marys hall Teemore at 8pm

John Paul II Graduates Congratulations to all those who successfully completed their John Paul II Award. This programme, which was facilitated through the ‘Clogher don Óige’ Youth Office in the Clogher Diocese, was developed to encourage the young people of our community to become actively involved in the life of their Church and to provide a more structured framework to those who were already participating.
Seven young adults from the Parish of Knockninney were invited to attend a recent Graduation Ceremony in the Slieve Russell Hotel. They were presented with their Gold Awards by Vicar General, Fr. Peter O’Reilly. Well done to Aoife O’ Reilly, Charlene Mc Carron, Colette Cassidy, Hanna Cassidy, Noirin Drumm, Sian Barrett and Stephanie Gunn. Congratulations also to Eilis Scallon, Stephanie Lynam, Eimear Cassidy, Roisin Cassidy and Ellen Mc Manus who received their Gold Awards in the previous cohort.
Novena of Hope in the Graan Sunday 1st to 9th March. See poster on noticeboard.
Bus to the Novena in the Graan will leave church car park on Monday evening at 5.45pm. To book and check other days ring Theresa on 02867748261.

Clachan Court - Coffee morning Tuesday, looking forward to seeing everyone.
Mother & Toddler on Thursday mornings @10 -12 all Babies and Toddlers welcome.
Chiropodist Jayne Orr Tuesday 10th March. For an appointment ring 07970533064
The knitting class Wednesday night at the usual time.

St Aidan’s - Dancing class in St Aidan’s on Thursday 8pm -10pm,all welcome
St Aidan's PTFA In conjunction with South West College there is an opportunity for St Aidan's to run a essential skills course in English and Maths. There are 5 levels - level 2 equivalent to C @ GCSE. Over 16's are eligible to attend. No exam. Course is free.
For further details contact Connie: Tel- 07792323836 or Fiona on 07854410448.

Teemore Women’s Group: We invite You to join the Residents of '' DOWNTOWN ABBEY'' for a very Special Celebration on Thursday 5th March in Teemore Business Centre commencing at 7.30pm.An evening full of surprises! Proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care & Fact Barnlee Learning Disability Home.
Tuesday 3rd Marech: An Evening of Poetry, Storytelling + Prose with Special Guest Seamus McAnnaidh. Members are encouraged to bring along their favourite Poem or Prose Reading. Venue > Teemore Business Centre. 7.30pm.

Big Bingo every Friday night at 9.00pm in St Ninnidh’s Hall.
Ceili Dancing Tuesdays at 8.30pm in Aughakillymaude Centre.
Aughakillymaude Centre - Sat 7th usual monthly music 9.30pm
Historical Society meeting Tues 10th March at 8:30 pm sharp Speaker Barney Devine on the "battle of the bricks and bridges " a storey of Arney brick works.

Derrylin O’Connells GFC
Lotto - 27 February. Numbers drawn 17 19 20 22. No Jackpot winner. £20 to
Bridie Cadden, Donagh. £10 to Mary McManus, Derrylin; Elaine McGerty, Derrylin;
Adrian Prior, Camletter. Jackpot now £1750. Lotto team for March is Peadar McGovern, Kevin Lunney, Mary Winterson, Gerry McManus. Anyone who would like to help out is asked to contact any Club official.
Youth. Well done to Knockninny Gaels on their victory over Lisnaskea on Sunday last. This weeks game is against St Gerards in Teemore at 12.00 noon. Our under14 team lost to Belnaleck last week. This weeks game is against Belcoo.
Please hand Irish News coaching session tokens into St Ninnidh's PS or put them
in the box in the Church porch.
Scór Sinsear. An appeal is being made to the Scór committee with a view to having local representation in the Ulster semi-final. Check the Herald for an update.
Sincere sympathy to the McGoldrick family, Doon on the death of their father Pat on Friday at the venerable age of 95. The family are respected and dedicated Club supporters as players and benefactors while the older members held many important administrative positions. Sympathy is also extended to Joe and Gerry Drumm on the tragic deaths of Frank and Hughie last weekend, members of another valued GAA family. This has been a sombre week for the O'Connells. Go ndéanfai Dia trócaire ar a n-anamacha go leir.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
Child Protection Vetting Meeting: A very important meeting will be held in the Clubrooms on Wednesday night at 7.30pm. If you have been invited to attend, please do so. It is essential the club follows the Child Protection legislation which is in place.
Golf Classic: Our main fundraiser for 2015 will be a golf classic in the Slieve Russell on Friday 17th July with a fantastic 1st prize of an overnight stay at the K Club for the winning team and 2 rounds of golf. We will be hoping to get a good number of golfers to take part on the day.
Youth: U14 training continues this Wednesday from 7pm until 8:30pm. Can parents note that the U6, U8 and U10 coaching is scheduled to resume on Saturday 21st March. The summer camp is provisionally down to take place Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th July.

Thoughts for the Lenten Journey – “Who am I before the Suffering Jesus?”: This year’s series of Lenten Reflections in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, continue on Tuesday 3 March next at 7:30p.m. with Stations of the Cross, a reflection on ‘Simon of Cyrene’ given by Seán Coll, Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, and Benediction. All welcome.

Liturgical Music Workshop with Liam Lawton in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Wednesday 4 March 2015 and also St. Clare’s Church, Manorhamilton on Thursday 5 March 2015 from 7:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. Cost of workshop: €20 (which includes copies of Liam’s new music and refreshments). Pre-booking and advance payment essential please. Choir leaders, choir members, organists, and instrumentalists especially welcome though the workshop is open to anybody who is interested. Please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Centre on 049 4375004 or email seancoll001@gmail.com
Pilgrimage to the Holyland May 4th-12th, €1295 spiritual director Fr Dan Sheridan. Booking and Information 049 4336291/087 2549960
Counselling/Pyschotherapy Services:
Cavan Family Resource Centre offers a professional and confidential psychotherapy/counselling service. All therapists are accredited with I.A.C.P. The centre operates on a sliding scale fee. Please phone 049 4371363 between 11am & 2pm Mon – Thurs or email info@cfrc.ie Bereavement Support
For those who are finding it hard to cope with the death of a loved one there is a free and confidential service. Trained volunteers are available to meet you privately.
Please phone 049 4371363 between 11am & 2pm Mon – Thurs or email info@cfrc.ie

World Youth Day takes place in Karkow, Poland July 25th to July 31st 2016

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.