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15 - 05 - 2017

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane 14th May, 2017

Parish of Drumlane

14th May, 2017

Gerry Comiskey 049 95 22140 / 086 8325432          Mgr. Ml. Cooke: 049 95 22109 / 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: Fr. Joseph Young, Anniversary Mass.

Thursday     9.30am: Private Intention.

Sunday        11.30am: Rose & Packie Fay.


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

2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  07/05: €616.97


    14/05: Mary Rapple, Grainne McDonald, Kevin Fay.

    21/05: Deirdre Brady, Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan. 


    14/05: Eva & Fiachra Kiernan, Roisin Maguire.

    21/05:  Maebh Duffy, Tanisha McGovern, Kyra & Ruby Fay.



The Irish Church Music Association holds its second Regional Gathering in the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Cavan, on Tuesday 16 May 2017 beginning at 7:30p.m. and ending at 9:30p.m. All choir members, music directors, organists, cantors and instrumentalists are welcome to take part.  The Parish will pay for those who go to represent Drumlane.  Please organise as a group and let me know how many are going.  






6th May 2017

Milltown Confirmation Class - Mrs. West 

Melissa Burns Alisha Carolan

 Joshua Dolan Natasha Dolan

Donnchadh Egan James Fitzpatrick

Cormac Flynn Oileán Galligan

Shane Gunn Sean Hegarty

Aoife Kennedy Tara McAnenna

Niamh McGovern Aaron McGuigan

Aoife McGurren Leah McGurren


Greaghrahan Confirmation Class - Mr. Duggan 

                                Ellie Rose Brady Elisha Drumm

                              Conor Fitzpatrick Eva Kiernan

     Róisín Maguire     Tanisha McGovern

               Katie Owens                  Michaela Rea








13th May 2017

 Milltown First Holy Communion Class -  Ms. Fitzpatrick / Ms. O’Reilly

 Brian Burns Dearbhla Brady

Leo Cassidy Alana Cassidy

                                Killian Flynn               Chloe Clarke

                                Adam Freel                 Finn Dolan

   Isla Longair Eoghan McLoone

                              Marie McCahill              Dillon Murray

                           Shauna McGuigan           Liam Murphy

Kayden Soraghan


14th May 2017

 Greaghrahan First Holy Communion Class – Ms. Prior

   Grace Brady James Cassidy

Abbie Magahran Cormac Murray

                                 Charlotte Walsh          Chloe Walsh


A word of thanks to all those who helped out with the preparations for these important celebrations of the Sacraments.  The participation of the choirs, the work of those who prepared the churches, created the flower arrangements and made sure that everything was first class is appreciated.




Sunday        10.00am: Sean O’Reilly, Drumnoose.

Tuesday        9.30am: Private Intention.

Friday            9.30am: Private Intention.

Sunday        10.00am: Rose & Patrick Brady.


 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.


    14/05: Marie Brady, Anna May O’Reilly.

    21/05:  Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.

3 READERS: 14/05: Brigid Sheridan.


    14/05: Francie Fitzpatrick, Michael O’Reilly.

    21/05:  Martin Brady (Derryhoo), Cormac Mundy.


    14/05: Melissa & Holly Burns, Alisha Carolan, Orla & Charlie Flynn, Ferne 


    21/05: Ciara & Eoin Cassidy, Sean Hegarty, Orla Hegarty, Caoimhe Brady, 

    Darragh Freehill.


A WORD OF APPRECIATION – to all the helpers in the community.

In the wake of the funerals of Joann Hicks and Enda O’Reilly I want to say again how fantastic it is to see how this community responds to the needs of others in such circumstances.  I particularly want to thank all those who help out around the churches on the occasions of the funerals.  It is important that we do things well, with respect and dignity.  In order for this to happen the participation of so very many is required.  The huge number of visitors that we had for both funerals kept remarking on the care and attention to every detail.  It is great when we are able to maintain the highest of standards in every respect.  Our gratitude is extended again to the women of the parish who take care of the catering and who provide such warm hospitality to the family circles when they need it most. We all noticed the huge crowds that were catered for on both occasions.  Neighbours play an important part in such circumstances.  I know for sure that both families are extremely grateful to all those who extended a helping hand.  Long may these lovely traditions continue here in the parish of Drumlane. 


BALLYHUGH CULTURAL CENTRE:  A 4wk class in Sean-Nós Dance & Traditional Steps will commence on Wed. 17/05 at 8.30pm followed by weekly Countryhouse dancing. Sean-nós, old style, is a traditional form of solo dancing, low to the ground, relaxed and rhythmic in which the dancer is free to interpret the music. This style of dancing has become very popular in recent years, is suitable for all age groups, a great way to get fit and maybe you will be able to use the steps at next music session. Tel: 049 9526044.


LOST & FOUND: Lady’s ring found in vicinity of Milltown Village enquiries to Trish’s Min Market.


5KM FUN RUN: The Parent Association of Milltown National School is delighted to announce that we will be holding a 5KM Fun Run on Saturday 10th June starting and finishing at Milltown National School. Registration from 10.30am in the school.  Fun Run starting @ 12.30pm. We are very much looking forward to this special family event!  Everyone is welcome, from young to old. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the school.



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. 



Drumlane GAA Club Lotto Results: The Lotto Jackpot 2/5/2017 was €3,300. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 5, 12.  There was no Jackpot Winner, the €50 winners were Jackie Gray, Belturbet, Marian McGurren, Derryhoo, & Ruairi McGerty, Butlersbridge. Lotto Jackpot next week is €3,400.

Feile Update: Anyone with a spare room or any type of accommodation and would be interested in renting it out for the Feile weekend 23rd to the 25th June to the parents of the visiting teams, could they please ring Amanda @ 087-9867660 ASAP so that such details can be forwarded to our visiting clubs.










































Lotto Results: The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 25/4/2017 was €3,200. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 12, 25.  There was no Jackpot Winner, the €50 winners were Nicholas Dolan, Killycar, Belturbet, Dermot Meade, Corglass, Milltown & Marina Cassisy/Joy Dermody, Ballyconnell. 

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.

Club Results: Congratulations to or Under 14 Girls, our Under 16 Boys & our Under 17 Girls who all registered important league wins over Templeport, Crosserlough and St Josephine’s respectively. Commiserations to our Under 12 Boys team who lost their first game of the year v Killashandra and our Men’s Reserves team who were beaten by Drumalee. Congratulations to our Men’s senior Footballers who carved out a much needed and very important league win over Killashandra and to our Ladies Senior team who with the help of a fantastic 2nd half performance defeated the Ballyhaise Ladies on a score line of 6-15 to 5-09 to reach the 9-a-side league final.

Club Fixtures: Please keep an eye out for fixture updates for all our teams on the Drumlane Facebook page throughout the week, especially for fixtures involving girls/ladies teams. We wish all our teams the best of luck in their upcoming fixtures.



KILMORE DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA TO MARK CENTENARY OF THE APPARATIONS –There are still a number of places available on this pilgrimage departing Thursday 14 September 2017 and returning Thursday 21 September 2017. Seven nights accommodation in the Hotel Santo Amaro on full board basis.  Spiritual Director: Fr. Tom Mannion, CC Glencar.  Cost: €759 per person sharing. For further information and booking forms, please contact the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre in Cavan on 049 4375004.



ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE will take place on Sat. 3rd June. Main Celebrant: Bishop Dermot Kelly D.D.  Homilist : Fr Thady Doyle.  The 3rd June is also the 25th Anniversary of The Death of Servant of God, Fr Patrick Peyton, The Rosary Priest.



Next Meeting: Belturbet – 7th April - 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.  



X-PERT EDCUATION TRAINING PROGRAMME for people with type 2 Diabetes will be starting in Cavan General Hospital, on Wed. afternoon 26th April from 2pm – 4.30pm.  This is a free course that will run every Wednesday for 6 weeks. If you are interested in attending, contact Elaine McKenna on 047 95471 for more info. 



27th May – 1st June – 5 nights – Full Board Accommodation

Booking Forms available for the Pilgrim Section from:

Cavan Travel - 049 4361222      Virginia Travel -  0498548544

Enquiries for Special Sick/Assisted Section to:

Fr. Kevin Fay Upper Lavey, Ballyjamesduff. Tel: 049 4330018 / 087 8579968



Airport Transport and 7 nights B&B €279. Call for flight info. 01 443 4510   


Pilates Thursdays at 7pm sharp - contact Bernie at 0872025779. 


15 - 05 - 2017
Parish of Drumlane 14th May, 2017
13 - 05 - 2017
To find us via Sat Nav, our GPS Co-ordinates are N 54 04.1054  W 07 28.6678
05 - 05 - 2017
Drumlane Lotto weekly results
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