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12 - 03 - 2018

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane , 11th March, 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: Paul & Margaret McBreen, Cullighan.
Saturday 17th     11.30am: Benny Flood.
Sunday               11.30am: John James Fitzpatrick.
1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Thursdays 10am – 10pm. 
2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  25/02/2018 = €2,016.72.
    11/03: Imelda Reilly, Mary Rapplie, Mary Kelly.
    17/03: Veroinica Drumm, Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan.
    18/03: Kevin Fay, Margaret Lunney, Mary Kelly.
4. ALTAR SERVERS: 11/03: Sean & James Cassidy, Alex Kennedy.
    17/03: Elisha & Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan.
    18/03: Kyra & Ruby Fay, Rosie Brady.

Will resume on Wednesday 21st March and continue on 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th and 28th March.  Thanks very much to all those who are attending.

Your generosity to the St. Patrick’s Day Collection will help:
- Support Irish Missionaries in African countries.
- Provide support to the Irish Emigrant Chaplaincy abroad.
- Educate African priests, three of whom work in our diocese.
- Give that hand up to those struggling.

A WORD OF WELCOME to Sr. Cecilia Sweeney, who is speaking at both Masses this Sunday morning.  Sr. is a member of the Franciscan Community.  The large Crucifix on the wall in Milltown Church originated in their Convent in Dundalk.  Perhaps we might all try to make a little donation in the envelopes provided and bring them in next weekend. Thank you very much.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 8TH AMENDMENT OF OUR CONSITUTION? And the upcoming Referendum to Repeal the 8th from our Constitution?  If so, the following will help:  Innovative and Informative Video screening, Ballyconnell Primary School Sports Hall, Tues. 13th March 2018 at 8pm.  Followed b y Q & A and a cuppa.  Everyone most welcome.

Do I need a ticket to attend any event of WMOF2018?
Yes, every person who wishes to attend, both adults and children, need to register for WMOF2018. All events require a ticket for entry. Some events are free while some are subject to a fee but tickets are needed for all events.
How do I book a ticket to attend World Meeting of Families 2018?
World Meeting of Families’ events will require a ticket and you will need to complete a registration form on our website to have access to tickets. The website is 
Is there a fee to attend WMOF2018?  All events require tickets; some events will be free; others will be subject to a fee. The Festival of Families and the Final Mass are free. There is a fee for adults to attend the Congress from 22-24 August in the RDS; this fee includes guaranteed access to the free tickets for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass. Children’s tickets are free and must be booked. Info. on how to access single event free tickets for the Festival of Families and the Final Mass is not available at the moment. 
What is the fee to attend the Congress from 22nd to 24th August? 
5 day adult tickets range from €68 online to €78 on the day (3 day Congress registration, Festival of Family and Final Mass tickets.).  1 day adult tickets range from €38 online to €43 on the day. (1 day Congress registration, Festival of Families - subject to availability - and Final Mass tickets.).  Single day Concession (for pensioners, unwaged & students over 18) range from €33 online to €38 on the day. (1 day Congress registration, Festival of Families - subject to availability - and Final Mass tickets.)

Tues. 13th March at 8.30pm monthly historical society.  Meeting subject “past present & future” of N Ireland by Peter Quinn, Author Historian & Company Director. A good night awaits you.  Usual refreshments served.

MEET THE MC CAFFREYS: Are you a Mc Caffrey or do you have a Mc Caffrey connection? The Mc Caffrey family, California, USA whose relatives emigrated from Greaghrahan, Drumlane in the 1890’s would like to meet other Mc Caffrey people from the locality on Tues. 13/03, 8 - 9pm, Slieve Russel Hotel, Shannon Suite. Further info.: 00353 87 640 1682, 0044 77 4366 7591.

Sunday               10.00am: John O’Dowd.
Saturday  17th    10.00am: Charlie & Deceased of Corrigan Family.
Sunday               10.00am: Jim & Maggie Reilly.

1. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.
   11/3: Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.
    17/3: Anna Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Gunn. 18/3: Imelda Foster, Paula Teevan
    11/3: Suzanne Gunn.   17/03: Brenda Cassidy.  18/03: Brigid Sheridan.
    11/3: Martin Brady (Derryhoo), Cormac Mundy.
    17/3: Matthew Fitzpatrick, Padraig Rudden.
    18/3: Eamon Fitzpatrick, Sean Flynn.
    11/3: Orla, Charlie & Killian Flynn, Fern & Finn Dolan.   
    17/3: Doireann & Shauna McLoughlin, Cameron Burns, Oisin Flynn,      
    Eoghan McLoone.
    18/3: Caolan & Caoimhe McAnenna, Holly & Brian Burns, Darragh Freehill

It is very interesting to read about the history of the building of the Church and its completion in 1868.   In the last week I read a great report of all the restoration and the rededication that took place in the spring time of 1939.  We are fortunate to be able to celebrate the 150th of our lovely church in July of this year.  We propose to publish some great pictures of the parish community in the book that we are preparing.  On Holy Saturday night and Easter Sunday morning, we will have a photographer at both Masses.  Therefore, we would love to have the whole Milltown community gathering for worship.  We will of course be taking several set photographs as well as pictures of the congregation.  (a) the Choir, (b) all the servers, (c) all of the Church carers for each and every month, (d) Ministers of Holy Communion, (e) Readers and Door Collectors are asked to be present after Mass on Easter Sunday morning for group pictures.  In the decades to come readers will be looking at the book and pictures so make sure that you are in it, if you are an active member of the church community.

BENEFIT NIGHT AND REMEMBRANCE for Enda O'Reilly will take place on Friday 16th March.  The night will commence with Mass at 8:30 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Milltown followed by refreshments and entertainment in Drumlane Bar, Milltown.  Please support, everyone welcome.

Trócaire Boxes are in both churches
By supporting Trócaire at Easter time we help ensure that families in developing counties can earn an income and have enough to eat, we help communities rebuild their lives after disasters and conflicts, and we defend the rights of people under threat.  Please pick your box and be generous!

WEST CAVAN NOTICE BOARD FACEBOOK PAGE offers the following free services – Information on community services, events and activities in West Cavan. -  Monday Mouth allows you to ask a question and have it answered through the notice board. -  Event Guide offers to publish your Facebook community event so you can reach a wider audience. 
Follow us on Facebook or email

LINE DANCING Tuesdays at 8.30pm.   PILATES Thursday evenings at 7pm.
MILLTOWN BOWLS Thursdays at 8.15pm. New members always welcome.
BADMINTON Seniors -Mondays at 9pm;  Juniors - Sundays from 6pm. 

The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 6/3/18 was €5,000.  No’s drawn: 8, 9, 18, 24.  No Jackpot Winner. 3 x €50 winners: Francis and Margaret Fitzpatrick, Milltown; Kevin Farrelly, Deanery Bank, Belturbet; Eamon McGuire. The Lotto Jackpot for the coming week is €6,000 in Drumlane Bar on Tues. 13/03 @10pm.  Remember to buy early, if you’re not in you can’t win.
ITEMS OF CLUB news/up-coming events/match reports/results, etc, for insertion into Club Notes should emailed to  0879179043 before 7pm Sun. 
Follow Drumlane GAA on Facebook & Twitter.

12 - 03 - 2018
Parish of Drumlane , 11th March, 2018
11 - 03 - 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