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20 - 05 - 2018

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane , 20th May, 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:  Packie and Rose Fay.
Thursday            9.30am:   Private Intention.
Sunday              11.30am:  All the people of the parish.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm.
    20/05: Mary Rapple, Grainne McDonald, Kevin Fay.
    27/05: Deidre Brady, Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan.
     20/05: Kyra & Ruby Fay, Rosie Brady, Catherine McCahill.
     27/05: Áine and Cormac Murray, Conor McGovern.
5.  ALTAR SOCIETY FOR MAY: Susanna Tinenny, Teresa Fitzpatrick

Sympathy is extended to the Gilsenan and Kennedy families on the death of Eileen whose funeral took place in Redhills on Thursday last. May she rest in peace.

LOUGH DERG 2018: SEASON opens for One Day Retreats on Sat 5th May.
Retreats continue on May  20, 22, 26, 27 & 28.Tel. 353(0)719861518 or email Advance booking is essential.

CHOOSE LIFE: PRAYER FOR THE CHILD IN THE WOMB: Lord Jesus, you are the source and lover of life. Reawaken in us respect for every human life. Help us to see in each child the marvellous work of our Creator. Open our hearts to welcome every child as a unique and wonderful gift. Guide the work of doctors, nurses and midwives. May the life of a mother and her baby in the womb be equally cherished and respected. Help those who make our laws to uphold the uniqueness and sacredness of every human life, from the first moment of conception to natural death. Give us wisdom and generosity to build a society that cares for all. Together with Mary, your Mother, in whose womb you took on our human nature, help us to choose life in every decision we take. We ask this in the joyful hope of eternal life with you, and in the communion of the Blessed Trinity. Amen. Our Lady of Knock, pray for us. All the Saints of Ireland, pray for us.

PENTECOST SUNDAY Celebration of Pentecost in the St Patrick and Felim Cathedral on Sunday 20th May@ 3pm: Praise and worship; 4pm Holy Mass with individual blessing. Tea and refreshments afterwards. All welcome!
DRUMLANE  APOSTOLIC. ( mission ) society are holding their annual cake and plant sale on Sunday 3rd June after 11.30am mass. Please support

“OUR DEFENCE OF THE INNOCENT UNBORN... needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life, which is always sacred and demands love for each person, regardless of his or her stage of development.”  Pope Francis Gaudete et Exsultate

LOURDES PETITIONS: Petitions can be dropped in the boxes in the churches or through my letterbox before Friday evening. I will arrange for a pilgrim to bring them to the grotto and to light a candle for the intentions of parishioners. We have been doing this for the last few years. Thanks very much.

 A workshop on connecting with nature and rediscovering the ancient healing legacy of a traditional wholefood diet using native Irish foods, plants and herbs will take place at Ballyhugh Cultural Centre on Sat 26th May at 11.00am.
Step by step instructions on how to improve & enhance the gut flora. How to make traditional herbal remedies using native plants & wildflowers & learn how to identify them and their uses in maintaining good health and wellbeing. An introduction to Hazel Rod Therapy a dance exercise programme that engages body & mind & is beneficial for chronic tension, muscle fatigue, pains & aches. Booking essential to 049 9526044 

The Cottage Market is holding its next market on Saturday 2nd June, 11 am 3 pm on the grounds of The Courthouse, Ballyconnell. We are inviting anyone that produces homemade, homegrown or handcrafted goods to apply for a stall. Contact Imelda on 087 7453651 or email To the Community: Put the date in your diary and take time out to visit and have a look at the awesome products on display.

Sunday             10.00am:     Rose and Patrick Brady.
Tuesday            9.30am:      All the People of the Parish.
Friday                 8.30pm:     Youth Mass
Saturday           11.00am:    1st Holy Communion
Sunday              10.00am:     Patrick and Bridget Fitzpatrick (Derryvackney)

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
2. DOOR COLLECTIONS: 6/5 €642 13/5 €518
    20/05:  Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.
    27/05:  Anna Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Gunn.
4. READERS:   20/05: Brigid Sheridan 27/05: Anne Flynn.
    20/05: Martin Brady, Joe McManus. 27/05: Eamon O’Reilly, Patsy Lynch.
    20/05: Ciara, Eoin & Alana Cassidy, Orla Hegarty, Shauna McGuigan.
    27/05:  Orla, Charlie and Killian Flynn, Ferne and Finn Dolan.
 7. ALTAR SOCIETY FOR May: Helen Brady, Stella Brady, Anna Fitzpatrick.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: All are welcome to attend the ceremony on Saturday next at 11am. Afterwards there will be refreshments and a little social gathering in the Community Centre. All the families are asked to make a special effort to attend even for a short time.

REWARD OFFERED. A camera and lens were taken from Milltown Church on Holy Saturday night. The person who took it might consider leaving it back at the altar some day during the week. Information that will lead us to where it is now will be rewarded. Thanks very much. Contact 086 8325432 or 087 7564735.

MILLTOWN FOROIGE are holding their Annual end of year mass in Milltown Parish Church on Friday 25th May at 8.30pm. The mass is being offered for all the young people of the parish especially all those sitting exams in the coming weeks. All parishioners are invited to attend.

MILLTOWN PARENTS ASSOCIATION are holding a 5k Fun Run/walk on Sunday the 10th of June at 12.30pm. Refreshments served after. Proceeds are all for our local school and it promises to be an enjoyable sociable day for both young and old.

Would you like to be part of the choir for the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August 2018
The Diocese of Kilmore has been allocated 74 places in the choir that will lead the congregational singing during the Mass with Pope Francis in August. 23 sopranos, 23 altos, 14 tenors and 14 bass from across the diocese are required. All prospective choir members must be aged 18 years+ and will be subject to Garda Vetting as part of the registration process. There is nothing to stop choirs travelling to the Phoenix Park as part of a parish pilgrimage and singing from their assigned places in the designated sections. As many of the 74 choir members as possible will also be asked to join the choir for the 4:30p.m. Mass in Dublin's RDS on Thursday 23rd August during the World Meeting of Families Pastoral Congress. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 18th May 2018. To register interest or for more information, please contact Seán Coll in the Diocesan Pastoral Centre by telephoning 049 4375004 or by email to 

SENIOR BADMINTON Mondays at 9pm;  
LINE DANCING Tuesdays at 8.30pm.
PILATES Thursday evenings at 7pm.
MILLTOWN BOWLS Thursdays at 8.15pm. New members always welcome.

LOTTO JACKPOT 15/5 = €7,000. No’s drawn:1,5,8,19 No overall Jackpot Winner. 3 x €50 winners: Martin Brady Milltown, Fiona Harvey Belturbet, Brendan O’Reilly Killeshandra. Lotto Jackpot for coming week is €7,100 in Drumlane Bar on Tues. 22/05 @10pm, so remember to buy early, if you’re not in you can’t win.
EMAIL items for insertion into Club Notes to
087 9179043. Follow Drumlane GAA on Facebook and Twitter.

20 - 05 - 2018
Parish of Drumlane , 20th May, 2018
16 - 04 - 2018
St. Patricks Church Milltown
15 - 04 - 2018
Drumlane Lotto weekly results
18 - 12 - 2017
Congratulations to all
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