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11 - 01 - 2018

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane , 14th January,2018

Parish of Drumlane, 14th January, 2018


Gerry Comiskey 049 9522140 / 086 8325432        Fr. John McTiernan, P.P 049 9522109

     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




Sunday           11.30am: Eileen & Adrian Fay.

Thursday        9.30am: All the People of Drumlane.

Sunday         11.30am: John & Jane Reynolds.


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


    8th Dec. = €88.10: 24th Dec. = €1,048.00; 24th & 25th Dec. = €1,862.05.


    14/01: Imelda Reilly, Grainne McDonald, Deirdre Brady.

    21/01: Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan, Kevin Fay.


    14/01: Sean & James Cassidy, Alex Kennedy.

    21/01: Elisha & Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan.


    Nuala Corrigan, Anne O’Reilly, Carmel Drumm.




Boxes for 2018 have been delivered to most households.

The Weekly Offertory Collections go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the Churches.  It is essential that we all contribute generously to this collection.  If you have not completed your contribution for 2017 please do so within the next couple of weeks.  Thanks very much to all those who are involved in distribution the boxes.  If you did not receive yours please speak to one of your representatives.  There are some boxes to be collected in Milltown Church.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who gave generously for 2017; this is very much appreciated.  

Your continued support in 2018 will be appreciated.


Depressed? Anxious? Finding it difficult to cope? GROW Community Mental Health hold weekly peer support groups in Cavan (Bridge Street Centre, Bridge St, Cavan each Thursday from 10.30am-12.30pm) and Killeshandra (Focus Family Resource Centre each Wednesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm). Come along to learn how to improve your mental health and get support from others in similar situations. The GROW program encourages its members to find and develop their personal strengths and work towards improving their Mental Health in a supportive and confidential environment using the GROW programme. Contact Kathryn @086 0436258 for further information or visit our website at “You alone can do it, but you can’t do it alone”.



Getting married in 2018? 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/Grainne on 049-4375004, or email



What will happen in August at WMOF2018.  The main vents are:

• Tues, 21st Aug, a National Opening of WMOF2018, which will take place, at the same time, in all the different dioceses of Ireland. (So there will be a Kilmore launch).

• 22nd – 24th August, a three-day Congress. Based on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”; this will include a programme for adults, teens and children (see below for more details)

• Sat 25th Aug, a Festival of Families, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents.

• Sun 26th Aug, WMOF2018 will close with a solemn Eucharistic Celebration which will gather thousands of people from Ireland and all over the world.

For more details see  It is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over the island of Ireland. All official events will be ticketed. The weekend venues are not yet confirmed as they are dependent on whether Pope Francis can join us, but the Congress will be at the RDS.


LEARN TO JIVE with Mairead Gaffney & Craig Lovett.  5-week course commencing Mon. 8/01 in the Errigal House Hotel, Cootehill and Tuesday 9th January in the Shantully Inn, Crossdoney. 8.30pm start. No partner needed.  Contact 086 1763044 / 086 1928568 for further details".






Sunday        10.00am: Joan Gillies.

Tuesday        9.30am: All the People of Drumlane.

Friday            9.30am: All the People of Drumlane.

Sunday        10.00am: Paddy & Una O’Reilly; Bridie O’Connell;

                                     Teresa O’Reilly.


1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.


    31st Dec. = €347.50; 6th & 7th Jan. = €494.70.


    14/01: Marie Brady, Anna May O’Reilly.

    21/01: Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.

4. READERS:  14/01: Danika Brady.       21/01: Anna Fitzpatrick.


    14/01: Kevin Brady, Philip Brady.    21/01: Martin Brady, Joe McManus.


    14/01: Caolan & Caoimhe McAnenna, Holly & Brian Burns, Darragh 


    21/01: Roisin Gunn, Kaelum & Jay Broxton, Caoimhe & Dearbhla Freehill.



Next Meeting: Belturbet – 7th February - 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.  



7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service.   

Info/To Book: Tel. 01 4434510 or email MEDJUGORJE: 00387 36 651 518   IRELAND: 00353 1 443 4510


EVENING OF PRAYER: Former professional footballer Fr. Philip Mulryne OP will lead an evening of prayer in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cullies, Cavan, on Fri. Jan. 26th at 7pm to include Holy Mass, Fr's inspiring testimony and talk, Eucharistic Benediction.  A former professional footballer with Man Utd and Norwich City with 27 International Caps for Northern Ireland, Fr Philip was ordained to the priesthood for the Dominican Order last July.  All most welcome to attend.  Enq:  087 2549960 / 086 8453155.


BELTURBET/DRUMLANE SENIOR CITIZENS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY will take place in the Seven Horseshoes on Sat., 20th January.  Invitations will be issued in advance.  Anyone who does not receive an invitation and who is eligible to attend, please contact Marie @ 0877518999 or Goretti @ 0872238276.


NEW 6 WEEK BLOCK KETTLEBELLS starting Thursday 25 January 8pm at Belturbet Fitness! Suitable for men & woman of all fitness levels! €40 for 6 weeks! Booking required call Tara Millar 086 1995926.



BODY BOOM - Saturday mornings at 10am. 

MILLTOWN BOWLS Thursdays at 8.15pm. New members always welcome.

LINE DANCING Tuesdays at 8.30pm.

PILATES restarting Thurs. 18/01 at 7pm. New members always welcome. 

HIIT Mondays at 7pm. ZUMBA Mondays at 8pm. Call Jeanette 087 977 1982

JNR. BADMINTON restarting on Sunday 14/01 from 6pm for 10-weeks

SNR. BADMINTON restarted on Mon. 08/1 at 9pm.  More members are needed at any level of skill to keep the club going, come along if interested.



FACEBOOK: Keep an eye on Club fixtures–come 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 Sunday. 

















Be good enough to send me a text message or call me if there is a death in your family circle or if you want me to pray for the deceased in the Churches in Drumlane.  It can easily happen that I might not hear of news like this and therefore there can be annoyance that could easily be avoided if the details was communicated to me by a member of the family circle.



If you or a member of your family is sick or in hospital and would like a visit from me, kindly let me know – similarly with home visitations lists.  









A number of Masses will be offered for the Dead during the months of November and December.  It would be appreciated if you could hand in a list of the Dead with your November Offerings at your earliest convenience.  You will find the purple envelope along with the ‘List of the Dead’ in your Dues/Offertory Envelopes Box.










ACCORD CENTRE CAVAN:  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 


LEARN TO JIVE with Mairéad Gaffney & Craig Lovett.  Five week course commencing at 8.30pm on Monday 6th November in Townhall Belturbet.  No partner needed.  Contact 086 1763044/086 1928568 for further details". 






CONNECTING FOR LIFE (Cavan and Monaghan)

If you are feeling low or distressed, please just talk about it with someone....

Your Local GP or North East Doctor on Call                               1850 777 911

Gardai/Emergency Services                                                              999 / 112

THE SAMARITANS   email:    116 123 Text 087 2609090

Domestic Violence Service Women’s Aid National Helpline       1800 341 900

24/7 Suicide Helpline Text: “HELP” to 51444 (Pieta House)       1800 247 247

AWARE Support Line       Email:           1800 80 48 48

National Rape Crisis 24/7 Helpline Email: counselling  1800 778 888

CHILDLINE      Text: “HELP” to 50101                                        1800 666 666

Farm and Rural Stress Helpline                                                  1800 742 645

Tearmann Domestic Abuse Service    047 72311

National LGBT Helpline                                                              1890 929 539

MABS (Money Advice & Budgeting Service)                              0761 072 000

SHINE  Supporting People Affected by Mental Ill Health                   086 852 5422


GROW Info Line Supporting those experiencing mental health problems        1890 474 474

PARENT LINE                                              1890 927 277

Mentalhealth Ireland



Learn about mental health and how to support yourself and those you love: 



11 - 01 - 2018
Parish of Drumlane , 14th January,2018
18 - 12 - 2017
Congratulations to all
18 - 12 - 2017
Drumlane Lotto weekly results
12 - 12 - 2017
A large crowd attended the lighting of the Christmas tree.
12 - 12 - 2017
01 - 09 - 2017
Cavan Mining Objection Group needs your help to protect our health and heritage.
13 - 05 - 2017
To find us via Sat Nav, our GPS Co-ordinates are N 54 04.1054  W 07 28.6678
12 - 09 - 2016
Some photos from the play A NIGHT AT THE MART staged over the last two weekends in the community centre.
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