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 10th February 2016 in St Naile’s Church Kinawley 8pm
Society of St Vincent de Paul: St Ninnidh’s Conference can be contacted for support at any time on 07873240493. The next collection for the Society will take place this weekend the 6th / 7th February. A meeting of St. Ninnidh’s Conference will take place on Monday 8th February in St. Mary’s Hall, Teemore at 8:00pm

Pioneer Lenten Challenge! Many people abstain from alcohol and take the Short-Term Pledge for the duration of Lent. Make your Lenten pledge by visiting www.pioneerassociation.ie and joining online or by contacting your local Pioneer centre representative. Take this opportunity to help someone you know/love with an alcohol or drug problem by offering up your Lenten sacrifice as a prayer for their freedom and well-being. Go for it and make a difference to someone’s life!
Clachan Court Our usual Coffee morning continues on Tuesday's. remember it's Pancake Tuesday! Everyone welcome.
Mother & Toddler Thursday From 10-12. All Babies & Carers welcome
Chiropodist Jayne Orr returns on Tuesday 9th February. To make it easier to make an appointment for Derrylin please call Christina in the Bundoran Clinic: 00353719833835
Knitting Group Wednesdays around 7.30pm.

Teemore Women's Group will run a Five Week Course Of Gentle Chair, Floor & Standing Exercises on the following dates > 16th & 23rd Feb, 8th & 15th March.A Special Session will be incorporated into our Meeting programmed for April 5th. Partial Funding has been acquired to run these classes. Members Please Note Change Of Date For May Evening Outing which will be on the 19th May.

Bingo in St Ninnidh’s Hall on Friday nights. Please support.
Aughakillymaude Centre: Ceili Dancing Tuesday at 8.30pm in St Ninnidh’s Hall Everyone welcome.
Music Session Sat.6th Feb. 9.30 – 12.30
Historical Society Meeting. Tuesday 9th @ 8.30 pm sharp Monthly Subject. "History of Ulster Farmers Mart" Enniskillen with the aid of film by Stuart and James Johnston

Derrylin and Teemore Ladies Football Club will be holding there AGM on Monday 15th February at 7.30 pm in Clachan Court.
All parents and members please attend and any new members are welcome.

Derrylin O'Connells GFC
Lotto. 5 February. Numbers drawn 1, 18, 24, 26. Jackpot not won. £20 to Milissa O'Neill, Ballyconnell. £10 to Bridget McManus, A'maude; Vincent Maguire, Mullyneeny; Alannah Lunney, Derrybrick. Jackpot now £2100. The February team is Seamus Leavey, Eunan Maguire, Seamus Curry, Dermot Rasdale, Karen Carty and Darren Brown. Play online at www.derrylingaa.myclublotto.ie.
Ticket stubs and money for valuable prizes in the National Club Draw should be
returned at once. The deadline is Friday 12 February.
Minor training in O'Connell Park at 12.30pm sharp on Sundays. Please be ready
on time. All information from Justin (07912888330).
The Drama group meets on Tuesday nights at 8.00pm in St Ninnidhs Hall. Extra
cast members and helpers are most welcome. Contact Fintan on 07715176488 for
more details. The show goes on stage in the hall on Sunday 10 April.

Teemore Shamrocks GFC
U14: Training continues on Sunday at 11am.
Referee: If anyone in the club would be interested in becoming a referee, there is a training course coming up later this month.
Lotto update: 1st February: 11,23,26,27. No winner, £100 winner for February is John Fitzpatrick. £10s went to Paddy Gilleece and Frederick Cassidy. Jackpot is £9200. Tickets are on sale in most local outlets & www.clublottery.com.
GAA draw – Please return tickets and money to Martin McManus this week.

TURNING OUR HEARTS TO THE LORD - LENTEN SCRIPTURE REFLECTION GROUP begins on Thursday evening at 7:30p.m. in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan and then continues every Wednesday evening during Lent for about 45 minutes. Each evening, there will be prayer, a reading of the Sunday Gospel and a commentary on it, reflecting on its connection with life today and praying for the intentions of group members. All welcome.

SAFETALK TRAINING in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 10 February 2016 from 9:30a.m. to 1:00p.m. SAFETALK is a half day training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called suicide alertness and are taught with the expectation that the person learning them will use them to help reduce suicide risk in their communities. Participants learn how to provide practical help to persons with thoughts of suicide in only a few hours. There is no cost for this training. For further information, please contact Emer Mulligan, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, HSE Cavan-Monaghan Mental Health Services, Carrickmacross Primary Care Centre, Donaghmoyne Road, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Email: emer.mulligan@hse.ie Telephone: 086 1717563

Templeport. resource Centre Pancake Night Tuesday. 9th Feb. Music Country Sensations.

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.