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15 - 07 - 2017

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane , 16th July, 2017

Parish of Drumlane,

16th July, 2017

Gerry Comiskey 049 95 22140 / 086 8325432          Mgr. Ml. Cooke: 049 95 2

2109 / 086 853217   Charles Heerey, C.C.: 049 95 22151

Sr. Rita Duignan Pastoral Assistant: 049 95 22110                  St. Vincent DePaul: 087 1604357       


Dr. Bourke: 95 22642          Dr. Fergus: 95 22317         Dr. Ahern: 4334544          Woodford GP Clinic: 087 0505953        Doc-on-Call: 1850 777911

Doc-on-Call: 1850 777911


Sunday    11.30am: Joe & Martin McGurren.

Thursday  9.30am: Private Intention.  

Sunday    11.30am: Frankie O’Reilly, Kilconny.


1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm.

2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 09/07 = €1,282.47.


   16/07: Imelda Reilly, Mary Reynolds, Mary Rapple.

   23/07: Veronica Drumm, Deirdre Brady, Ann Fay.


   16/07: Cormac & Turlough Duffy, Oisin Kennedy.

   23/07: Conor McGovern, Sean Cassidy, Alex Kennedy.

5. ALTAR SOCIETY - JULY: Mary Reynolds, Mary Reynolds.



DRUMLANE - 23rd July 2017 at 10am. 

STAGHALL - 3rd September at 12 noon

On both occasions individuals and family groups are asked to bring a bottle of water that will be blessed at the beginning of Mass and can be used during the prayers for the dead to bless family plots and adjoining plots that might not have anyone who has brought water for this lovely ceremony.  Please let family members, neighbours and friends know of this detail.

Preparations: All those who have plots in Drumlane Cemetery are asked to continue the high standards for our annual gathering.  There will be a general tidying up on Wednesday 19 July, at 7:30 p.m.  A good attendance of volunteers will be appreciated.  There will be short meeting afterwards at 9pm to finalise details for Sunday.  Thanks again to all those who take responsibility.


POPE’S COLLECTION was due last month.

Please use the envelope in your box if you have not already done so.



Next Meeting: Belturbet – 3rd Aug - To book  Mary 087 7655069.

Naturally arrange the date/time of Christening with me.  There will be one weekend in each month for Baptisms in the three parishes.  This is to ensure that there is a priest available each and every weekend for the sacrament.  



Please note that more volunteers are required in order to continue Eucharistic Adoration.  Volunteers are urgently required for the following hours:- 12 noon-1pm, 1-2pm and 2-3pm.  If you can help out for any of the above hours, or any other time, please contact any of the following numbers:- 086 0710416/087 6827427/086 8578979/087 7735692.  Eucharistic Adoration has been ongoing in our Parish since 1998 and we would greatly like to keep it going.



We have two spaces for our Year 2 Free Preschool Room only left. This is for children due to commence National School in September 2018.  

Please contact the Manager, Ms Rosaleen Morgan, if you would like to register your child for free preschool. - 049 9529072  or  083 8601164.


FORÓIGE SUMMER CAMP - for young people aged 12-15 years(who are attending secondary school) taking place in Belturbet Railway Station from the 17th-21st July, 11am - 4pm. activities include creative workshops, fun, nutrition, relaxation, art, games, team building. Cost 10euro pp. To book contact Yvonne McManus on 086-0481992.


SUMMER CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR, Sunday 16th July, 12noon - 5.00pm, Slieve Russell Hotel Ballyconnell, free admission. For more information visit or ring 0494364877.


BELTURBET DRAMA SOCIETY presents "Try Anything Twice" a Comedy Farce by William Rocke, in Belturbet Civic Centre, July 31st Aug 1st 2nd 4th & 5th at 8pm.  All welcome to come along.



Saturday     8.00pm: All the People of the Parish.

Tuesday      9.30am: Clare and Paddy O’Reilly, Drumnoose.

Friday          9.30am: Tom & Mai Gaffney, Ardonan.

Sunday      10.00am: Mass in Drumlane Cemetery.

Individuals and family groups are asked to bring a bottle of water that will be blessed at the beginning of Mass and can be used during the prayers for the dead to bless family plots and adjoining plots that might not have anyone who has brought water for this lovely ceremony.  Please let family members, neighbours and friends know of this detail.  Thanks very much to the choir and all those who help out with the practical arrangements.  It is always a pleasure to see every detail attended to and such respect for the dead of the community.  As always we will do our very best to have silence from the beginning to the end of Mass and prayers.  Encourage all those around and about you to be silent and to keep conversation until the end.  


 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.


    15/07: Anna Fitzpatrick Suzanne Gunn.

    23/07: Marie Brady, Anna Fitzpatrick, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Imelda Foster, 

    Mary Gaffney, Suzanne Gunn, Eileen McKiernan, Brid Teevan.

3  READERS: 15/07: Anna Fitzpatrick.    23/07: Aideen Burns, Niamh Gunn.


    15/07: Gerry Foster, Ciaran O’Reilly.

    23/07: Cemetery Sunday: First Gate: Francie Fitzpatrick, Gerry Brady.

    Top/Upper Gate: Gerry Foster, John Gunn.

    New Cemetery: Jim Joe Foster, Joe McManus.


    15/7: Ciara & Eoin Cassidy, Sean Hegarty, Orla Hegarty, Caoimhe Brady, 

     Darragh Freehill.

    23/07: Shane & Roisin Gunn, Cormac & Oisin Flynn, Kaelum & Jay Broxton.

6. ALTAR SOCIETY JULY: Rosaleen Brady, Mary Lawlor, Brigid Sheridan.


MILLTOWN COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT FEE €5 NOW DUE.  Application Forms in Staghall/Milltown Churches and in Trisia Shop Milltown.



HIIT class Mondays at 7pm - brilliant class for kick starting the metabolism. 

Zumba Mondays at 8pm - improve cardio, tone up to some spicy Latin tunes

Body Boom - Saturday mornings at 10am. 



Lotto Results: The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 4/7/2017 was €2,500. No’s drawn: 2, 7, 9 & 21. There was no Jackpot Winner:  €50 winners were Teresa Brady, Drumnoose, Paul Ceelan, Belturbet & Wendy Keyes, Ardlougher.

The Club Executive encourages all our adult players, members & friends to play the Club Lotto as this is the main source of fundraising for Club Developments throughout the year - remember you need to be in to win!

Club Social & Annual Club Development Draw: The Annual Drumlane GAA Club Development draw with a prize fund of €10,000 was held last Saturday 8th July in the Drumlane Bar. We wish to thank everybody who purchased a ticket and who helped support this very important club fundraising event.  Congratulations to all the following prize-winners: 1st €5,000 Susan McCaffrey, 2nd €2,000 Damien Rudden, Stradone, 3rd €1,000 Finola Smith, Ballinagh, 4th €250 Bryan & Sheila McKiernan, The Keepers Arms, Jim McManus Ardlougher, Colm Fitzpatrick Corranierna, Ballyconnell, Sharon O Neill Killywillin, Garadice Co. Leitrim, Laura McGurren,  Aidan McClaron, Jacqueline Moloney, Castleknock, D15 & Helen Corcoran.

Club Results/Club Fixtures: Keep an eye out for all Club fixtures on the Club Facebook page and come out and support your teams.

Social Networks: Follow Drumlane GAA on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with club news and upcoming events. All items of Club news, up-coming events, match reports/results etc. for insertion into Club Notes should be forwarded to before 6pm on Sunday evening.



Getting married? To book your pre-marriage course, please contact the Accord office for your Pre-Marriage application form. Book early to avoid disappointment on your preferred date.  ACCORD also offers Marriage and Relationship Counselling in strict confidence. To book your Pre-Marriage Course or speak with a counsellor, please contact Anne or Grainne on 049-4375004, or email



World Meeting of Families Competition

The World Meeting of Families will be held next summer in Dublin attended by Pope Francis. The national launch of this event takes place at Knock Shrine on Monday 21 August 2017. Each diocese will select a family to represent it at the national launch in Knock.

The diocese of Kilmore is inviting families to apply in 300 words or less indicating what family means to you. The winning submission will be invited by Bishop Leo O’Reilly to officially represent Kilmore diocese at the national launch in Knock.  The national launch of the World Meeting of Families in Knock will celebrate all aspects of the diverse nature of family life today; the hopes and challenges, the joys and struggles. If you would like your family to be part of this please send your submission to Rev. Ultan McGoohan, Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan or email on or before Friday 28 July 2017. This competition is open to all age groups. All are welcome to attend the National Launch in Knock on 21 August.

15 - 07 - 2017
Parish of Drumlane , 16th July, 2017
15 - 07 - 2017
Drumlane Lotto weekly results
13 - 05 - 2017
To find us via Sat Nav, our GPS Co-ordinates are N 54 04.1054  W 07 28.6678
04 - 02 - 2017
Young people in Drumlane still busy doing good work
12 - 09 - 2016
Some photos from the play A NIGHT AT THE MART staged over the last two weekends in the community centre.
01 - 09 - 2016
Thanking Maureen Clive and Milltown Foroige Club for their work upkeeping our area
01 - 09 - 2016
Fitness with Jeanette
06 - 08 - 2016
Farming Life in the area in the 1970s.
11 - 04 - 2016
Congrats on great performance in Dublin
30 - 08 - 2015
End of year event
21 - 06 - 2015
Congratulations to Art and Handwriting prize winners
17 - 05 - 2015
Milltown club receive their prizes
17 - 05 - 2015
The Image of Divine Mercy by the Robinson brothers is hanging in St. Patricks Church Milltown
17 - 05 - 2015
St. Patricks Church Milltown reopened after restoration
02 - 04 - 2015
Dates for your diary
29 - 01 - 2015 reached the finals of the LAMA Community & Council Awards
21 - 08 - 2014
Congratulations to Daniel Brady
28 - 12 - 2012
Incorporating all other parish school's into reunion celebration!
21 - 09 - 2012
ACFL Div 2
02 - 07 - 2012
Activities Happening In The Parish
02 - 06 - 2012
Congratulations to the Drumlane Under 12 Comhaltas Group
31 - 05 - 2012
Golf Classic
06 - 05 - 2012
Scrap Saturday
30 - 03 - 2012
Well done Mary! See some photos of the night
21 - 03 - 2012
23 - 12 - 2011
Congratulations Irwin Morrow
06 - 11 - 2011
Congrats to Drumlane Community Partnership
07 - 09 - 2011
Drumlane ladies saw off Ballymachugh in a thrilling encounter on Saturday to claim the Cavan Junior Football Championship crown.
02 - 08 - 2011
For an update- please check under GAA on left side of screen.
03 - 06 - 2011
Cash for Clobber Fundraiser - Drumlane Lady Footballers
13 - 05 - 2011
Bowls Club Trophies and Winners
01 - 04 - 2011

Cemetery Sunday
Drumlane on Sunday 24 July 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
Staghall on Sunday 04 September 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

Confirmation St. Mary's Church, Staghall
Sunday 8 May 2011

First Holy Communion
St. Patrick's Church, Milltown on Sunday 15 May at 10:00 a.m.
St. Mary's Church, Staghall on Sunday 22 May at 11:30 a.m.


25 - 01 - 2011
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Paddy
31 - 12 - 2010
Congratulations in order
14 - 12 - 2010
More Success!
13 - 10 - 2010
Get fit for the winter
05 - 10 - 2010
Drumlane GAA will host a special get-together this Friday night (October 8) ahead of the senior team’s intermediate championship final showdown with Drumalee on Sunday.
27 - 09 - 2010
Drumlane 0-9 Bailieborough 0-5
17 - 09 - 2010
Drumlane 1-7 Bailieboro 1-7
22 - 04 - 2010
Photos from the Milltown Bowles Club final 2010.
16 - 03 - 2010
Click here for the first four round fixtures for Drumlane in the ACFL Division Two and Reserve Division Two.
11 - 02 - 2010
Well done on your achievement.
01 - 02 - 2010
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Paddy
18 - 01 - 2010
Drumlane GAA will host their annual Social and Presentation night next Friday, January 28, in Drumlane Bar.
11 - 01 - 2010
Good Luck
10 - 12 - 2009
If you didn't get a copy of the Drumlane Community Newsletter Winter 2009 you can view and download it here.
18 - 11 - 2009
Hello All, Greetings from Guatemala!
08 - 02 - 2009
Open Boat Rally Fundraiser for Cavan Cancer Care.
28 - 01 - 2009
2008 was another year in which the semi-final hurdle of the Intermediate Football Championship proved too high for Drumlane. However, new club secretary Jimmy Kelly gives plenty of reason to believe why the Sons of O’Connell shouldn’t have any fears heading into the future.
23 - 01 - 2009
A capacity crowd greeted G.A.A. Player Of The Year, County Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh, as he presented medals and player of the year awards to Drumlane's victorious U12 and U13 Footballers and U12 Hurlers in the Drumlane Community centre on Wednesday night January 21st. See photographs below.
13 - 12 - 2008
Milltown Foroige Club members showed their appreciation for Paddy and Mary Lawlor as they retire after 20+ years of Leadership in Milltown Foroige. The club members put on a fantastic surprise concert of comedy sketches, dance, music and a short film about Milltown and surrounds. They also presented Mary and Paddy with flowers, a Crystal Platter and a delicious cake. Click MORE to view some photos.
05 - 12 - 2008

Barbara Stewart and Thomas Small are collecting memories of the Robinson Brothers.  It is a splendid and well deserved tribute to an exceptional family.  Barbara and Thomas respectfully ask that you contact them with your individual stores, anecdotes, special memories etc. before they are lost and gone forever.

Please contact either of them; Barbara - 087 929 2609, Thomas 087 690 4338 and they will be glad to discuss the project with you.  Success depends on your kind contributions.

Many thanks

03 - 12 - 2008
Be a Heartsaver
03 - 12 - 2008
Favourable comments from guests to our area
03 - 06 - 2008
As the sun set on the final day of the 2008 Fleadh Ceoil an Cabhain all attention was drawn to the Drumlane Bar where revellers were treated to one of the most memorable sessions held there in recent times.
03 - 06 - 2008
Day 3 of Fleadh Ceoil an Cabhain 2008 was competition day for a lot of the younger musicians and dancers. Local rock outfit, Ian I Brow provided an extra musical dimension to proceedings. Brendan Smith T.D. and other local politicians were also in attendance. Small groups of musicians had also set up in every corner and alcove around the village to provide mini sessions for a very appreciative audience. See below for images of the day.
01 - 06 - 2008
For day 2 of Fleadh Ceoil an Cabhain 2008 a veritable host of talent was on display, from local musicians and dancers to those whose dedication to a tune had brought them from further afield. See photos of the night's entertainment.
31 - 05 - 2008
The first day of Fleadh Ceoil an Cabhain 2008 in Milltown, gets off to a lively start. See Photos.
20 - 05 - 2008
Contact us at info@drumlane to list your business
20 - 05 - 2008
2nd Defibrillator purchased for parish
28 - 04 - 2008 Web Site was launched successfully on Saturday April 26th.
10 - 02 - 2000
Well Done to Paddy O'Reilly formerly of Feugh Bishop