> home > news
Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 2nd June 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. Devlin is on call this week, tel. 76114.

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

First Anniversary Mass: 7pm. Vigil Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sat. June 8 will be offered for Eddie Harkin, The Square, Clonmany, on the first anniversary of his death. May he rest in peace. Corpus Christi Procession will take place in Clonmany today, Sunday at 3pm. In its devotion the Church has handed down as a distinctive feature of the celebration of this solemnity a procession in which the Blessed Eucharist is carried solemnly and with singing through the street. By this the Christian people give public witness to their belief in the Sacrament of the Eucharist and to their devotion. It is therefore desirable to continue this procession when it can truly be a sign of common faith and adoration. All the little girls who made their First Holy Communion recently are invited to walk and strew flowers in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Pope's Intentions for June: That the leaders and members of different religions may co-operate in a search for world peace that is based on conversion of hearts and friendly dialogue. That lay Christians, in virtue of their Baptism, may try with all their strength to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world in their own environment.

40 Hours Adoration will take place in St. Mary's Church next Sunday.

Saints of the week:

Monday: St. Kevin.
Tuesday: Sts. Charles Lwanga and companions.
Wednesday: St. Boniface.
Thursday: St. Jarlath and St. Norbert.
Friday: The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Saturday: The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to €1,810. Church Restoration Fund amounted to €1,624. Thank you for your generosity.

Padre Pio: Courtesy of John (David) McLaughlin, Malin, a life-sized statue of Padre Pio has been erected and blessed in the Gap of Mamore facing the Shrine of Our Blessed Lady. Padre Pio will be canonised on Sun. June 16 at a ceremony in Rome. To mark this wonderful occasion the Rosary and prayers will be recited in honour of the newly canonised saint in the Gap at 8pm. on Sun. June 16. We would like everyone to come along. Devote yourself to Prayer - If you have not yet developed a close relationship with Jesus, now is the time to do so, especially when you are hurting. If you visit Him consistently, He will give you the hope, the strength and the help that you need to cope with your day-to-day problems. Come and spend a little while in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament during the week.

Baptism: We welcome into God's family Conor Martin Noone, Cloontagh.

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

Students Summer Scheme: Any students wishing to work on the Parish Scheme Please contact 76114. The McGlinchey Summer School is researching the state of the traditional arts and crafts in the Clonmany area. Are the old skills dying out? Or have we enough crafts people left to keep them alive for a while yet? If you or someone you know is a dab-hand at any of the following crafts, please contact Margaret Farren, Tandragee, tel. 077 78826 - bread-making, knitting, crocheting, needlework, quilting, lace-making, weaving, thatching, basket-weaving, traditional farming methods e.g. planting a hedgerow etc. herbalism (for cooking and/or healing), fishing/curing fish, traditional music/singing or any other that we've failed to mention?

Inishowen Branch of the North West Romanian Fund: Bridgeen Harkin, Buncrana, would like to express her thanks and sincere appreciation to the publicans and their customers of the Clonmany area who donated so generously to the Romanian Fund on Sat. May 18. Anyone wishing to make further donations contact Bridgeen on 077 61724 or 087 6120205.

Bus Arrangements for Exams: Pupils that normally travel on the service bus and Ray Doherty's bus to Carn will be travelling on Joe Noone's bus during exams, which will leave Drumfries at 8:25am. and Clonmany at 8:30am. Pupils travelling to Buncrana schools, the bus will leave Centra at 8:30am. during exams.

Your View Questionnaire - please return to Centra as soon as possible. Good Luck to the Inishowen Horse Shoe Club who travel to Wexford to take part in the All Ireland. They will take part in the singles, doubles and teams. Folk Music provided in Church for weddings, funerals, etc. Contact Seamus & Róisín, tel. 077 63036/78001.

Aerobic Class is cancelled now for the summer months - back in September. Thank you all for your support.

Sarah's Hair Salon will be closed from Wed. June 19 until Wed. July 3.

Sheepdog Association: Meeting on Tues. June 4 in The Ballyliffin Hotel at 9pm.

Youth Club Draw Results, May 23, week 14:
1st. Jennifer & Kevin McLaughlin, Beltra, I.O.D. Promoter: Yvonne McLaughlin.
2nd. Mary Duffy, Dunaff. Promoter: Caroline Friel.
3rd. William Doherty, Butchers, Clonmany. Promoter: Seamus Noone.
4th. Kathleen Doherty, Annagh. Promoter: David McEleney

Mini lotto nos. May 25: 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 11. No jackpot winner.
Winners of €15: Patrick Harkin, Moville. William Doherty, Butchers. Katrina Bradley, Clonmany. Phelim & Mary Catherine, Clonmany. Seamus Harkin, Boherna. Jackpot this week is €2,900.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

03/06/'02 Pre. Rd. Intermediate Res. Championship Urris V Muff at 1:30pm.
03/06/'02 Int. Championship Urris Sr. V Muff Sr. at 3pm.
04/06/'02 U12 Boys Malin V Urris at 6:15pm.
06/06/'02 U14 Girls Urris V Muff at 7:00pm.
07/06/'02 U14 Boys Carn V Urris at 7:30pm.
08/06/'02 U10 Muff V Urris at 11am.

G.A.A. Summer Camp in Straid from July Mon. 29 - Fri. Aug. 2. Fee €30 per child and €15 per additional child from same family. For booking tel. John 76533.

Bus to Donegal V Down in Ballybofey today, Sunday. Leaving Urris at 12:15pm. For booking, tel. Neil, 76375.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. May 23. Years Drawn: 1961, 1969, 1971, 1974.
€15 winners: Patrick McElhinney, Gleneely. Mary Ann McDevitt, Glengad. Edward Doherty, Urrismanagh. Mary Griffin, Gleneely. Mary Roddy, Ballyliffin. Jackpot Thurs. May 23, €1,290.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Sun. June 2 Final of Knockalla Caravans Cup will take place in Ballyare, Letterkenny at 7pm.
Clonmany Shamrocks V Fanad United Sat. June 8: Top Four Final in Maginn Park at 6pm. Clonmany Shamrocks V Carndonagh Tickets for Top Four Final available from club members.

Committee Meeting in the clubhouse on Tues. May 28 at 9pm.

Bingo draw results: 1st.Rose McLaughlin,I.O.D. 2nd.Annie McCarron, Cleagh.


Comments, problems, feedback? Send email to: webmaster@clonmany.com

Copyright © Inishsoft Limited. All Rights Reserved.