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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 5th May 2002

Local Notes


St. Mary's Church, Clonmany.

St. Michael's Church, Urris.

Oratory, Ballyliffin.

Fr. Jack Farrell, P.P., Tel. 76264.

Fr. Peter Devlin, C.C., Tel. 76114.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Mary’s Church:


Mon. Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 9:30am.

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10am. 11:30am.


Fri. 7-7:50pm.

Sat. 6-6:50pm.


Mon. Fri. 1:30-3:30pm. in the Oratory in the Day Centre.

St. Michael’s Church:


Wed.. 9:30am.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 7:15pm.


Mon. - Fri. 7:30pm. - 9:30pm.

Oratory, Ballyliffin:






Local Notes

Priest on call: Fr. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264.

Dr. on Duty: In emergency, tel. 76173.

D.D.S. Mass: 10:30am. Mass in St. Michael's Church today, Sun. May 5 will be offered for deceased members of the Derry Diocesan Society. May they rest in peace.

Month's Mind Mass: 11:30am. Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sun. May 12 will be offered for Fr. Michael Breslin, Ardagh, who died recently. May he rest in peace.

Visitation of the Sick: The sick of all areas will be attended this week. Pope's Intentions for May: That Christians may be consistent in living their faith and so be credible witnesses of the hope of the Gospel. That, with the help of Mary, Most Holy Virgin and Mother, the social and family vocation of women may be safeguarded and promoted in every country and culture.

Corpus Christi Procession will take place in Clonmany on Sun. June 2 at 3pm.

Blessing of Graves will take place in Clonmany at 3pm. and Urris at 5pm. on Sun. June 23.

Saint of the week:
St. Comgall, abbot.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to €1,866. Church Restoration Fund amounted to €1,665. Thank you for your generosity to both collections. General Purpose Collection will be taken up next weekend (envelope supplied in your box of envelopes). Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. All welcome.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: The monthly devotions, in honour of Our Lady on Tues. May 7 from 8-10pm. All are welcome to attend.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Polio will be taken up this weekend, May 4 & 5 after all Masses. Please be as generous as you can.

Clonmany/Ballyliffin Improvement Group requires an administrator. Bookkeeping or general office skills desirable. FÁS conditions apply. Tel. Doris 077-76745 or Brian 077-76498.

Monthly Draw Results:
1st. €700 Daniel Doherty, Ballintrieve. Promoter: John McEleney.
2nd. €140 Mary Duffy, Tiernasligo. Promoter: Kathleen & Alice.
3rd. €140 Chantal & Nikita, Cloontagh. Promoter: Caroline Gillespie.
4th. €140 Joanne Quinn, Leenankiel. Promoter: Mary Quinn.
5th. €140 Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey. Promoter: Neil O'Donnell.
6th. €140 Philip McCarron, Letter. Promoter: Paddy Doherty.
7th. €70 Neil Doherty, Tornabratley. Promoter: Maureen & Madeline.
8th. €70 Kieran Grant, Magheramore. Promoter: Brigid Coyle.
9th. €70 Charles Doherty, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Mary McGeoghegan.
10th. €70 Anne Kemmy, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Christine Kemmy.
The profit for the month of April was €2,241. We thank our promoters and all who support the draw.

McGlinchey School Competition "Clonmany in Old Photographs" Every house in the parish has a drawer or box with old photographs gathering dust. Some of them contain valuable information of days gone by, of long disappeared houses, people at work, social functions and gatherings. Choose one of your old photographs and write a brief description (100 words or less) on why it may be of interest to future generations. Entries should be given to Noelle Doherty, Principal, Gaddyduff N.S. It's open to everyone and the closing date is Fri. June 14. Don't forget to include your name and address on your photos so that they can be returned. McGlinchey Summer School will be held this year on July 5, 6 & 7. The theme is Borders, Boundaries and Divisions and the opening talk on Friday evening will be given by Nobel Poet Laureate Seamus Heaney.

Clonmany/Ballyliffin Improvement Group proudly present Ireland's Top Country Stars Gary McEvoy and Philomena Begley in The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, next Sun. May 12 at 10pm. Light Buffet provided. Ticket €12. Please lend your support.

N.A.P.B.S. are holding a meeting in the Nursing Unit in Buncrana on Thurs. May 9 at 7:30pm. Anyone concerned about bulling in the school are welcome to come along.

Rasheney N.S. - Parents wishing to enrol children in Rasheney N.S. for September please collect enrolment form from the school.

Paediatric Ward, Letterkenny General Hospital wish to acknowledge €2,845.99 received from Christine McGonigle which was raised from the Christmas Morning Swim. We are very grateful to all those who took part in raising the above amount.

Health Check Clinic will visit The Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, on Sat. May 11 fron 8am. - 2pm. Fee charged. For appointment tel. 077-20649.

One Day Trip to Lough Derg on Sat. May 18. Return fare including two snacks is €32. Bus leaving Urris at 7:45am. and Clonmany at 8am. For booking, contact Willie, 76573.

Hairdressing by Helen (Dunaff) for men every Wednesday night from 6pm. - 11pm. And if you would like your hair done in your own home (female or male) just ring Helen 76255.

Clonmany Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. May 7 at 9pm. Aerobic Class in St. Mary's Hall on Mon. at 8pm. Everyone welcome.


Urris G.A.A. Club

Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Thurs. at 9pm.

07/05/'02 U12 "A" Boys Urris V Carn at 5:00pm.
09/05/'02 U14 Girls Urris V Moville Check with Danny for time.
11/05/'02 U12 Girls Urris V Carn at 12:00

Tickets for Cavan V Donegal Match on Sun. May 12. Final orders today, Sunday - tel. 76416. No guarantee after this.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Apr. 25.
Years Drawn: 1964, 1970, 1971, 1979.
€15 winners: Lauren Cregan, Isle of Doagh. Mary McGonigle, Carndonagh. Violet Gallagher, Derry. Fr. Charlie Logue, Tullagh. Andrew Nelson, Rasheney.
Jackpot Thurs. May 2, €1,130.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Bingo draw results : 1st.Bernie Moore, Crossconnell. 2nd.Anne Doherty, Tiernasligo.

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