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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 12th 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.

Oratory of the Assumption, Ballyliffin: Saturday, May 18, will be a very joyful day in the history of Clonmany Parish. After extensive renovation and refurbishment, the Oratory will reopen with 11am. Mass during which the children of St. Patrick's School, Rasheney will make their First Holy Communion. We all look forward to that day and take this opportunity of thanking those who have made special donations and to all of you who are contributing every week. Your generosity is making all of this possible.

Success of the Mission - Our sincere thanks to Fr. Peter Byrne for the inspiration he has brought to us during the past week. Congratulations to the people who have come out in such large numbers. Thanks to Kathleen Coady, all the staff and committee of St. Brigid's for the generous loan of the hall.

Mass Times: Now that the Oratory has been completed we are able to resume our normal weekend Mass schedule. It has become clear to us that more people appreciate a 10am. Mass than could be accommodated in the Oratory. For this reason the 9am. Mass will now be in the Oratory leaving a greater space for those who attend 10am. Mass in the parish church.

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 16 - please note change of date.

Saint of the week:
Tuesday: St. Matthias, apostle.
Wednesday :St. Cathage of Lismore.
Thursday: St. Brendan of Kerry.
Saturday: St. John, pope and martyr.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to €1,665. Church Restoration Fund amounted to €1,470. Thank you for your generosity to both collections. General Purpose Collection will be taken up this weekend (envelope supplied in your box of envelopes).

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Jade Paula McColgan, Claggin.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. All welcome.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: Bible Study, Shared Scripture reading prayer and song on Tues. May 14 from 8pm. - 9:30pm. Conducted by Fr. Sean Conlon OCD. All are welcome to attend.

Irish Blood Transfusion Service will visit Carndonagh Community School on Thurs. May 16 from 2:30pm. - 4:45pm. & 7:00pm. - 9:30pm. And Fri. May 17 from 10:30am. - 12:30pm. & 1:30pm. - 3:30pm. Please go along if you can - you may help to save the life of someone else.

Cloontagh N.S. The Official Opening of the Extension and Refurbishment of Cloontagh N.S. will take place on Fri. May 24. There will be an open afternoon from 2:30pm. - 5:30pm. for anyone wishing to visit the school to see the major improvement which has taken place. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon and all are welcome.

Inishowen 100 Sponsored Walk - May 24, 25 & 26 in aid of the Foyle Hospice. Sponsorship cards in Centra - your sponsorship would be very much appreciated.

The S.V.P. Society would like to thank everyone who contributed to the recent Uganda collection. The amount raised was €714 & £18stg. This money has been sent directly to members of the Society in Uganda and they then address where the need is greatest. The conference would like to say a special thank you to the auxiliary members who gave of their time to help take up this collection.

Lost: Fuji-Nexia Camera in the Ballyliffin area on Fri. May 3. If found please tel. 077-62860. Clonmany/Ballyliffin Improvement Group requires an administrator. Bookkeeping or general office skills desirable. FÁS conditions apply. Tel. Doris 077-76745 or Brian 077-76498.

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, on Sun. May 12 at 10pm. Light Buffet provided. Ticket €12. Please lend your support.

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.

Alzheimer's Tea/Coffee Morning in St. Mary's Hall recently raised €235. A very special word of thanks to all those who supported it. Large Selection of good quality bedding plants for sale - ready for planting out. Handcrafted stools and childrens chairs in variety of colours. Contact: Radharc Sleabhte, "Old Convent", Derry Road, Carndonagh.

Aerobic Class in St. Mary's Hall on Mon. at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

Youth Club Draw Results, May 2, Week 11
1st. Prize: Sharon Gill, Minahaw. Promoter: Anne McGonigle.
2nd. Prize: Mary. T. Doherty, Tornabratley. Promoter: Aishling Callaghan.
3rd. Prize: Rose & James McDonald, Cross. Promoter: Donna & Fiona Doherty
4th. Prize: John Doherty, Carndonagh. Promoter: Sue & David McEleney.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

14/05/'02 U12 "A" Boys Muff V Urris at 7pm.
14/05/'02 U12 "B" Boys Muff V Urris at 6:15pm.
14/05/'02 U16 Boys Urris V Muff at 7pm.
16/05/'02 U14 Girls play Muff at 7pm. Contact Danny for venue.
18/05/'02 U12 Girls Moville V Urris at 12:00
17/05/'02 U16 Boys Championship Glenswilly V Urris

Club Meeting on Wed. at 9pm. in the clubhouse.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. May 2.
Years Drawn: 1960, 1961, 1972, 1973.
€15 winners: Sheila McLaughlin, Letter. Patricia Crossan, Cloontagh. Mary Griffin, Gleneely. Shaun Kelly, Dunaff. George Harkin, Annagh.
Jackpot Thurs. May 9, €1,170.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Result: Illies Celtic 0 Clonmany Shamrocks 1

May 12: Knockalla Semi-Final - Letterkenny V Clonmany Shamrocks K.O. 2pm.

Clonmany Shamrocks Draw in aid of the Sports Park and Running Track - €25,000 in cash prizes. Tickets €130 available from club members. 1st. Prize - €15,000; 2nd. Prize - €2,500; 3rd. 4th. & 5th. Prize: €1,300; 6th. - 11th. Prize - €650.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Kathleen Devlin, Boherna; 2nd. Rose Harkin, Ballyliffin. Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues. May 14 at 9pm.

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