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07 - 12 - 2019

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane , 8th December, 2019
Gerry Comiskey 049 9522140 / 086 8325432        Fr. John McTiernan, P.P 049 9522109
Dr. Bourke: 95 22642      Dr. Fergus: 95 22317        Dr. Ahern: 4334544        Woodford GP Clinic: 087 0505953        Doc-on-Call: 1850 777911
St. Vincent DePaul: 1800 677 777  

Sunday       11.30am: Eamon McAdam; 
                                   Josie & Josephine McCabe, Coragh.
Thursday      9.30am: Private Intention.
Saturday     11.00am: Eddie McGurren.
Sunday       11.30am: Tommy Brady, 1st Anniv.; Oliver, John, Jane,
                                    & Deceased of Reynolds Family: Joan Grace.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm.
2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 01/12 = €1,333.33.
    08/12: Catherine Reilly, Margaret Lunney, Kevin Fay.
    15/12: Pauline McGovern, Enda Healy, Shauna Gaffney.
    08/12: Kyra, Ruby and Charlie Fay.
    15/12: Charlotte & Chloe Walsh, Grace Brady.
    Dympna Emery, Christina Maguire, Maura Cunningham.

OUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR Brigid Fitzpatrick, who died on the 7th December.  Funeral arrangements will be announced on Sunday morning.  Our sympathy is extended to her son, daughters, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and all the family circle.  May she rest in peace.

We are really grateful to the fantastic group who gave such a splendid concert on Saturday night.  Grainne Egan, Aishling Leddy, Elish Flood, Theresa McManus, Fiona Brady, Beatrice Sheridan and Maria Smith have our appreciation and admiration.  Thanks also to the group of young musicians who also performed at the parish concert.  A special word of thanks to the Pastoral Council and all the helpers who prepared the church and organised all the details.  We are grateful to John Gerard and his staff for catering for the parish social.  

Christmas Eve:  Milltown  7.00p.m. Staghall 8.00p.m.
Christmas Day: Milltown 10.00a.m. Staghall 11.30a.m.
RECONCILIATION SERVICE  Sunday: December 22nd:  Belturbet 8.00p.m.
All Drumlane parishioners are encouraged to attend.
This is a joint service for both parishes.
Monday December 23rd:  Milltown 7.00p.m.    Staghall 7.30p.m.

Monday 16th Dec. 7pm: Clean-up and preparations for Christmas in Staghall Church.  Men and women are asked to volunteer for an hour to get our lovely Church ready for the holy season.  

Thanks to all who contributed to the Sunday Offertory Collection and Dues during 2019.  Offertory Collection=Day-to-day upkeep of each Church, repair & refurbishment of Parish Buildings, Churches and the running expenses of the relevant parish area during the year.  Dues=Support of the Priest of the Parish during the year.  
Boxes for 2020 are now available.  The first and best option is for one from each household to pick up their box one of these December days in the Church.  If that is not possible please contact your local representative to get your box.  It is a considerable help to the distributors if one from each household collects from them.  Try your best not to have them going to every door.  
Your continuing generosity is much appreciated.

Next Meeting: Belturbet: 2nd Jan. - To book  Mary 087 7655069
Naturally arrange the date/time of Christening with me. Children should be baptised in their parish of residence.  All those who are presenting their child for baptism are asked to attend a short evening course on the ceremony.  Children must be baptised in their parish of residence.  

THE COTTAGE MARKET, West Cavan will be holding a market on Sat 21st Dec. at 4:00 – 8:00pm in The Courtyard, Lizzie Buggies,Ballyconnell. There will be lots of crafts, workshops, hot food/drinks and festive cheer! Thank you for supporting our local community initiative.

Sunday    10.00am: Fr. Jim Cosgrove, 40th Anniversary.
Monday     9.30am: All the Dead of Drumlane.
Friday        9.30am: All the Dead of Drumlane.
Sunday    10.00am: Susan & Gerald Leddy.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
2. MILLTOWN DOOR COLLECTION:  24/11 = €522.60; 01/12 = €316.30.
    08/12: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Eileen McKiernan.
    15/12: Mary Gaffney, Suzanne Gunn.
4. READERS:  08/12: Brenda Cassidy.       15/12: Aideen Burns.
5. DOOR COLLECTORS:   08/12: Eamon O'Reilly, Patsy Lynch.
    15/12: Denis McKiernan, Tomas Teevan.
    08/12: Charlie & Killian Flynn, Fern & Finn Dolan, Jack Lynch.
    15/12: Jay & Ryan Broxton, Ellie Rose & Jodie McManus.
7. ALTAR SOCIETY - DECEMBER: Suzanne Gunn, Mary Lawlor.

ST. VINCENT DePAUL ANNUAL COLLECTION will take place on Sunday 15th December in both Churches.  Please give gerously.

Eucharistic Adoration will continue every Tuesday 7-8pm.  Everyone welcome for all or part of the hour.  Please seriously consider visiting the Church during that hour even if it is only for 10 minutes.  It is a great opportunity to ask for blessings for yourself and your family circle.

A DANCE TO ENHANCE YOUR CHANCE OF ROMANCE Ballyhugh House Cultural Centre in keeping with old traditions are hosting the annual Mistletoe Dance on Sunday 15th December at 3.00pm with music by the very popular Lancers with a traditional afternoon tea to celebrate Christmas.  All welcome.

THE GARDEN CHOIR are having another Christmas get together this month on Sunday 22nd of December from 11am to 12noon . In John Sullivan Day Centre, Cathedral Road, Cavan. People with Dementia & their families are welcome along with anyone who enjoys a good sing along. Thank you for your continued support throughout the year & a very happy Christmas.

FREE HOME INSULATION is available for families in receipt of Domiciliary Care Allowance where their home was built before 2006. Free home insulation applications for fuel-poor households and grant applications are available through Leitrim Warmer Homes for pre-2006 built homes. The free scheme and grant scheme covers attic, cavity wall, internal and external wall insulation. To find out more and to apply, call Leitrim Warmer Homes on 07196 40771. 

PILATES Thursdays at 7pm. Contact: Bernie 087 4041897.
SNR. BADMINTON Monday nights, 9pm. New members welcome
BOWLS Thursdays, 8.15pm. New members welcome.
EXERCISE TO MUSIC on Tuesdays at 8pm.  
Drumlane community resource centre must be booked by all groups restarting. A booking form must be completed and returned together with proof of their insurance. Booking forms are available on notice board or by messaging

Follow Drumlane Club on Facebook/Twitter to keep up to date with club news and upcoming events. All items of club news/upcoming events/match reports/results/ etc, for insertion into club notes should be sent to or text to 0879179043 before 7pm Sunday.


It is policy that each couple attend an ACCORD Pre-Marriage Course.  Facilitators giving these courses undergo continued in-service training and supervision.  And the sacramental aspect of marriage receives appropriate attention.  It is a wise practice to do a course up to a year before the date of your marriage – a Course only weeks before your wedding has not the same value! All couples are asked to note this request and make arrangements.

ACCORD – PRE-MARRIAGE COURSES 2020   Pastoral Centre, Cavan
For details google

07 - 12 - 2019
Parish of Drumlane , 8th December, 2019
24 - 06 - 2018
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