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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 9th 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. Farrell is on call this week, tel. 76264.

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

40 Hours Adoration will take place in St. Mary's Church today, Sunday, starting after 11:30am. Mass and closing with a holy hour from 6-7pm.

Saints of the week:

Tuesday: St. Barnabas, apostle.
Thursday: St. Anthony of Padua, priest and doctor.
Friday: St. Davnet.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to €1,779. Church Restoration Fund amounted to €1,535. Thank you for your generosity.

Blessing of Graves will take place in Clonmany at 3pm. and Urris at 5pm. next Sun. June 16.

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 next 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. next Sun. June 16. We would like everyone to come along.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Doherty, Ballyliffin, and Annie Doherty, Coolcross, both of whom died recently. May they rest in peace.

Monthly Draw Results:
1st. Lizzie Shiels, Rooskey.Promoter: N. O'Donnell.
2nd. James & Catherine Doherty, Tiernasligo. Promoter: Kathleen & Alice.
3rd. Marie Devlin, Annagh. Promoter: Rose & Mary Doherty.
4th. Caroline McCarron, Roxtown. Promoter: Teresa Coyle.
5th. Charles Doherty, Roxtown. Promoter: Teresa Coyle.
6th. Gerard Lee McLaughlin, Cloontagh. Promoter: Noreen McLaughlin.
7th. John McEleney, "Spinning Wheel". Promoter: Carmel Doherty.
8th. Paul Kerr, Letter. Promoter: Paddy Doherty.
9th. Michelle McLaughlin, Ballyliffin. Promoter: Mary McGeoghegan.
10th. Mary Harkin, Gorteran. Promoter: Helen McGeoghegan.
Profit for the month of May was €1,929. Thank you to our promoters and all who continue to support the draw.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. All welcome. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Senior Citizens Outing: Invitations are being issued this week to all Senior Citizens in the Parish to a party on Wed. June 19. The names have been taken from a list at the Post Offices. Pensioners who are getting benefit from another country and are not listed at the Post Offices, please contact any of the following numbers 76421/76925/76492 by next Thurs. June 13. Transport will be provided.

Students Summer Scheme: Any students wishing to work on the Parish Scheme Please contact 76114.

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 28. 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. 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?

Annual Sponsored Walk in aid of the Church Restoration Fund will be held on Sun. June 30. Sponsor Cards are now available from Eddie Gill, 76781, Joe Farrell, 76841 or Kathleen 76114. Everyone is welcome to take part. Refreshments will be available in St. Mary's Hall afterwards.

I.C.A: A special I.C.A. meeting has been called for Mon. June 10 at 8pm. in the Day Centre to discuss preparations for Federation on June 12. All members are requested to attend.

Ballyliffin Village has again been approved to participate in the 2002 Students Summer Job Scheme. Any third level student, in possession of a Job Cert, should contact either Brian Harkin, tel. 76498 or Gráinne Walsh, tel. 76156 to obtain further information.

Sheepdog Association: Meeting in The Ballyliffin Hotel on Tues. June 11 at 9pm.

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

Mary's Hairdressers, Chapel Glen will close on Thurs. June 13 at 6pm. and all day Fri. June 14. Open Sat. June 15 from 12-4pm. tel. 76576.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

09/06/'02 All Co. Div. 3 Res. Urris V Buncrana at 1:30pm.
09/06/'02 All Co. Div. 3 Urris V Buncrana at 3pm.
11/06/'02 U12 Boys Carn V Urris at 7:00pm.
14/06/'02 U14 Boys Urris V Burt at 7:30pm.
15/06/'02 U10 Urris V Buncrana at 11am.

U18 Training every Wednesday and Friday at 7:30pm. sharp in Straid. For more information, contact Shaun Paul Doherty or Adrian Doherty. All players are required to attend.

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

Ulster Semi-final on Sun. June 16. Derry V Donegal. Supporters wishing to travel by bus tel. John 76533 by Tuesday evening.

Night at the Races on Fri. July 5 in the Rusty Nail. Horses €10 - available from players and committee.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. May 30. Years Drawn: 1961, 1962, 1976, 1977.
€15 winners: George Harkin, Annagh. Michael Kelly, Dunaff. Edward McLaughlin, Tullagh. Bridget Kelly (J), Letter. Patricia Devlin, Altahalla. Jackpot Thurs. June 7 €1,330.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Bingo draw results: Hannah Duffy, Leenan & Anne McGilloway, Roxtown.


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