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12 - 12 - 2017

Weekly Church Newsletter

Parish of Drumlane , 10th December, 2017

Parish of Drumlane, 10th December,  2017


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: Eamon McAdam; Hugh John Gaffney; 

                                    Deceased of Lee Family; Joan Grace.

Thursday      9.30am: All our Dead.

Saturday     11.00am: Eddie McGurren.

Sunday        11.30am: Oliver Reynolds; David Duffy.


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

2. OFFERTORY COLLECTION: 03/12 = €1,027.27.


    10/12: Pauline McGovern, Karen McGowan, Mary Kelly.

    17/12: Veronica Drumm, Grainne McDonald, Ann Fay.


    10/12: Elish & Kyle Drumm, Fiachra Kiernan.

    17/12: Kyra & Ruby Fay, Rosie Brady.


    Dympna Emery; Maura Cunningham; Christina Maguire.


      VIRGINIA GOSPEL CHOIR St. Mary’s Church, Staghall   

                                    Wednesday 13th December at 8pm sharp

                                    Admission voluntary - Everyone welcome  

                                                  Please tell all your friends.



All helpers are asked to be in the Church on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm to prepare.  It should take no more than ¾ hour.  After the concert there will be a parish party in John Gerard Flynn’s from about 9.45pm until 11.30pm!  All volunteers in the parish are most welcome to attend this little Christmas gathering.  So whatever you do for the parish community know that you are most welcome.  This means the whole parish Milltown area as well as Staghall.  Please do you very best to attend the concert and to encourage others to be present.  It was wonderful last year and I know that many people were disappointed that they did not get to attend.  Don’t let that happen this year.



Christmas Eve:  Milltown  7.00p.m. Staghall 8.30p.m.

Christmas Day: Milltown 10.00a.m. Staghall 11.30a.m.

Reconciliation Service  Sunday: December 17th:  Belturbet 8.00p.m.  

All Drumlane parishioners are encouraged to attend.  This is a joint service for both parishes.                               Confessions

Tuesday December 19th:  Milltown 7.00p.m.    Staghall 7.30p.m.


CLEAN-UP & PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS will take place in both Churches on Monday 18th December.  Please plan to keep an hour available for this important community activity.  


SUNDAY OFFERTORY COLLECTION AND DUES 2017:  Thanks to all who contributed to the Sunday Offertory Collection & Dues during 2017.  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 & upkeep of the Priest of the Parish during the year.  Boxes for 2018 are now available.  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.


'CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY IN IRELAND TOUR'  Sun 17th Dec, 2pm, Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan.  John Waters, former MEP Kathy Sinnott and Claire Culwell will address the nature of democracy, the illegality of voting away fundamental human rights and how to uphold constitutional protections of innocent human life. Register emailing



Dates: 10th Feb, 17th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March & 10th March 2018.  Cost: €40 per child for the 5 weeks.  Suitable for those aged 6-12yrs.  Limited spaces, book early. Booking/Payment in advance is essential. Contact Philomena on 049-5552988 for more information.


MUSIC SESSION: Sat. 02/12 at 9pm usual music session (inls. Song&prose)

Tues. 12/12 at 8.30pm sharp Dec. Historical Society Meeting.  Subject: "The John F Kennedy" connection with Kinawley, Derrylin & Teemore by Fr. Ultan Mc Goohan priest in res. Teemore.  An interesting night awaits you, usual refreshments



Sunday    10.00am: Nan Connell.

Tuesday    9.30am: All our Dead.

Friday        9.30am: All our Dead.

Sunday    10.00am: Rita McConnell, Month’s Memory Mass.


 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm.


    10/12: Michael McCabe, Brid Teevan.

    17/12: Anna Fitzpatrick, Suzanne Gunn.

3. READERS: 10/12: Brenda Cassidy.       17/12: Brigid Sheridan.


    10/12: Peter Maguire, John Murphy.

    17/12: Gerry Foster, Ciaran O’Reilly.


    10/12: Doireann & Shauna McLoughlin, Cameron Burns, Oisin Flynn, 

    Eoghan McLoone.

    17/12: Caolan & Caoimhe McAnenna, Holly & Brian Burns, Darragh Freehill.

6. ALTAR SOCIETY FOR DECEMBER: Suzanne Gunn; Mary Lawlor.


ST. VINCENT DePAUL ANNUAL COLLECTION will take place today Sunday 10th December.  Please support generously.


GREAGHRAHAN NATIONAL SCHOOL 'PARENTS ASSOCIATION' are holding a Christmas Raffle on 14th Dec at Greaghrahan School.  Prizes include, a trailer load of firewood, 10 bags of coal, meal for two in The Seven Horseshoes, Christmas hampers from Supervalu & Spar, Ballyconnell, pampering hampers and other great prizes.  Entry tickets are €2 per line or 3 lines for €5. Please support.  Tel: Bernard 087292135 or Anne 0872925313.



This book takes an in-depth look at the ecclesiastical history of the diocese of Kilmore from 1100 to 1800.  Available from the shop in Staghall Church after Mass on Sundays.  Also available from Helen McCabe - 087 6669576.  This book will make a lovely Christmas gift!  



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.



LOTTO RESULTS: The Lotto Jackpot for Tuesday 28/11/2017 was €4,600. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 13 and 28.  There was no overall Jackpot Winner this week. The 3 x €50 winners were: Tom Magee, Brittas, Co. Dublin, Bernie Fitzpatrick, Belturbet & Marina Cassidy/Breege Reilly Greaghrahan.

SCÓR NA NÓG: Congratulations to all three Drumlane Scór acts in Recitation: Fiachna Egan, Music: Aideen Burns, Niamh Brady, Aisling Flood, Sean Og Flynn and C.J. Burns and Leiriú: Alanna Brady, Donnchadha Egan, Sean Hegarty, Ben Monahan, and Hannah Farrelly who last Sunday 3rd December qualified for the Ulster Finals which will take place in Downpatrick on 13th January 2018. Well done to all concerned as you continue to do your Club, Community & County proud. Drumlane Abú!

MINOR PRESENTATION: Congratulations to all the Drumlane players who played on the St Joseph’s GAA Minor winning team and who were presented with their League winners medals by Killian Clarke the County Captain, last Saturday evening at the St Josephs Medal Presentation event. 

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.  






Next Meeting: Belturbet – 4th January - 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.  





A number of Masses will be offered for the Dead during the months of November and December.  It would be appreciated if you could hand in a list of the Dead with your November Offerings at your earliest convenience.  You will find the purple envelope along with the ‘List of the Dead’ in your Dues/Offertory Envelopes Box.










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". 








12 - 12 - 2017
Parish of Drumlane , 10th December, 2017
12 - 12 - 2017
A large crowd attended the lighting of the Christmas tree.
12 - 12 - 2017
12 - 12 - 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