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05 - 11 - 2017

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane , 5th November, 2017

Parish of Drumlane, 5th November,  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: Ann & Hugh Farrelly.

Monday        7.30pm: Feast of all the Saints of Ireland: Anna O’Keefe, 

                                   John & Mary Ellen McDonald, Andrew & Ellen O’Keefe

Thursday      9.30am: All our Dead.

Sunday        11.30am: All our Dead.


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

2. SICK & HOUSEBOUND will be visited on Wednesday beginning about 

    11.00am.  If there is someone in your family circle that wishes me to call 

    please let me know.

3. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 22/10 = €835.08;  29/10 = €558.50.. 


    05/11: Deirdre Brady, Mary Rapple, Mary Kelly.

    12/11: Kevin Fay, Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan.


    05/11: Sean and James Cassidy, Alex Kennedy.

    12/11: Elisha and Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan.


   Mags Gilmartin, Pauline McGovern, Dympna O'Reilly.


IMPORTANT MEETING WITH REGARD TO FINANCIAL PROCEDURES.  The Diocese have organised a workshop on Tuesday 7th Nov. at 7.30pm in the Pastoral Centre, Cavan.  All members of the Finance Council and all those involved in the counting and banking of parish money are expected to attend.  Please arrange to travel in groups and let Nuala Corrigan or Kevin Fay know that you are able to attend.  It is really imperative that we all be there.  Thanks in anticipation of your cooperation.  I appreciate all that you do for the community in this regard.


NOVEMBER LISTS OF THE DEAD:  Please bring your lists to one of the Altars for Masses during the week or on Sunday next.  I appreciate the offerings that are enclosed at this time of the year.  


OUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR Andrew Gerry (Andy), formerly of Florida and Loughdooley, whose remains were buried in Drumlane yesterday.  We extend our sympathy to his wife, Patricia, and family circle.  May he rest in peace.




Tuesday 28 November 2017 in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan at 7:30p.m. – Facilitated by Jane Ferguson, National Council for Liturgy, Maynooth.  Choir members, Pastoral Council and Liturgy Committee members are especially asked to attend.


PASTORAL ASSISTANT: St. Benan’s Pastoral Area consisting of the parishes of Killann, Knockbride and Kilmainhamwood and Moybologue in the Diocese of Kilmore wish to employ a Pastoral Assistant on a fixed term contract to organise pre-sacramental preparation programmes and Adult Faith Formation.  Requirements include a Degree in Theology, some relevant experience, current driving licence and use of a car. Application in writing along with Curriculum Vitae and references to Fr. Michael Router P.P. V.F., Virginia Road, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan. Closing date for applications Friday, 17th November, 2017.



Annual social evening is on Sun. 19th Nov. Mass at 3.30 in Belturbet Chapel followed by Dinner in The Seven Horseshoes. Music by Seamus Farrell. Tickets €25. Tickets available from Rosaleen 0872450692 Hugh 0834841714 or local pioneer centres. 


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


SMUGGLERS CYCLE CLUB:  Smugglers Cycle Clubs’ Winter Programme will run every Saturday morning, leaving from Staghall Filling Station at 11am. Tel: Gerry 0872839457 Facebook: Smugglers Cycle Club.





Sunday    10.00am: Deceased of McClean Family: 

                                 Eithne Madden & Deceased of McDonald Family.

                                 John & Monica Kelly.

Tuesday    9.30am: Kevin Farrelly.

Friday        9.30am: All our Dead.

Sunday    10.00am: Gabriel Brady; Deceased of Lynch Family, Derrintinny.


 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.

 SICK & HOUSBOUND will be visited on Tuesday beginning about 11.00am. If there is someone in your family circle that wishes me to call please let me know.


    05/11: Imelda Foster, Paula Teevan.

    12/11: Mathew Fitzpatrick, Eileen McKiernan.

4. READERS:   05/11: Oisin McAnenna, Danny McManus.

    12/11: Pauline Brady.


    05/11: Eamon Fitzpatrick, Sean Flynn.

    12/11: Jim Joe Foster, Brian Lynch.


     05/11: Doireann & Shauna McLoughlin, Cameron Burns, Oisin Flynn,    

     Eoghan McLoone

    12/11: Caolan & Caoimhe McAnenna, Holly & Brian Burns, Darragh Freehill



We are lucky to have secured Virginia Gospel Choir again this year for our Christmas Concert on 13th Dec.  Mark the date on your calendars and plan to be there.  It will be a beautiful evening of preparation for the Christmas season.



Perhaps all of us might do our very best to support local people who are providing services in the community in so far as we can.  The Pastoral Council discussed this topic at last week’s meeting and all present felt that we should endeavour to keep some of our transactions locally.  In particular it was noted that the excellent facility of the shop in Milltown needs more foot fall to ensure that the service continues.  Perhaps we might all try to stop when we can and avail of the facilities even if it is only for the newspaper, milk and other essential items each day.  Every little bit of support will be greatly appreciated.


NEW 5 WEEK KETTLEBELL course starts Thursday 9th November 8pm Belturbet Fitness Centre! Suitable for men & women of all fitness levels! €35 for 5 weeks booking required. Contact Tara Henderson 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 on Thurs. 07/09 at 7pm. Contact Bernie @ 0864041897. 

HIIT Mondays at 7pm. Call Jeanette 087 977 1982

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

BADMINTON: Anyone interested on playing badminton please come along to Drumlane community resource centre at on Monday November 6th. We need at least 6 players to restart the adult club.



LOTTO RESULTS: The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 24/10/2017 was €4,100. The numbers drawn were 6, 13, 31, and 32.  There was no overall Jackpot Winner; the 3 x €50 winners were: Neil Doherty c/o Kings, Collette Brady, Main Street, Killashandra & Ben Kearns, Snugborough.

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.  


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". 




Next Meeting: Belturbet – 2nd November - 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.  






FRAME "Exploring emotions through art appreciation" in Garage Theatre Monaghan, Saturday 11th November, 11am - 5pm Launch at 11am by Darren Hughes, Monaghan GAA. 

This day-long arts and mental health event for children celebrates children’s art, with drama and creative workshops exploring happiness, bounce-ability and the things that matter to us most. Come and join us for some fun drama games or drop-in to our making-table or pottery workshop during the day. All activities are free and light refreshments will be provided. RSVP: Monday 6th November to or 04795347. 

05 - 11 - 2017
Parish of Drumlane , 5th November, 2017
05 - 11 - 2017
Drumlane Lotto weekly results
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