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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 16th 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.

Saints of the week:

Wednesday: St. Romuald.
Thursday: The Irish Martyrs.
Friday: St. Aloysius. Saturday: St. Paulinus, St. John Fisher & St. Thomas More.

Collections: Parish collection last weekend amounted to ?2,030. Church Restoration Fund amounted to €1,731. Thank you for your generosity. Collection for Peter's Pence will be taken up next Sunday (Envelope supplied in your box of envelopes).

Blessing of Graves will take place in Clonmany at 4pm. and Urris at 5:30pm. today, Sun. June 16. Everyone is asked to bring a little holy water to sprinkle on the grave during the blessing.

Padre Pio: To mark of the newly canonised saint the Rosary and prayers will be recited in his honour in the Gap at 8pm. this evening, Sun. June 16. We would like everyone to come along.

Sympathy: We offer sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Doherty, Crossroads, Urris, and Packie McEleney, Cloontagh, both of whom died recently. May they rest in peace.

Visitation of the Sick: Fr. Farrell will attend his sick on Monday of this week. 1st Anniversary Masses: 8pm. Mass in St. Mary's Church on Fri. June 21 will be offered for Susan Doherty, Tandragee, on the first anniversary of her death. 7pm. Vigil Mass in St. Mary's Church next Sat. June 22 will be offered for Daniel Doherty, Cleagh, on the first anniversary of his death. May they rest in peace.

Carmelite Retreat Centre: One Day Retreat for Senior Citizens and their friends on Thurs. June 27 from 11am. - 5pm. Theme for the day is "Healing through the Heart of Jesus and Mary". Cost £10 stg. including four course lunch. For booking tel. 04871 262512. Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall on Friday night at 9pm. All welcome.

Senior Citizens Outing on Wed. June 19. In the event of anyone being overlooked please contact 76421/76925/76492 by Monday.

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

Apostolic Workers: Meeting in the Church on Mon. June 17, 7-7:45pm.

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.

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: There are still a few places left on the I.C.A. Outing to "Atlantic Drive" on Thurs. June 20. Anyone interested please contact 76242.

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.

Bus Trip to Knock - leaving Sat. July 6, returning Sun. July 7. Return fare including B & B, lunch and evening meal on both days is ?80 per person sharing. Music on Saturday night. For booking contact 077-76573.

Tidy Towns: That time of the year is now upon us when the judges of the Tidy Towns will be coming to inspect Ballyliffin Village. We would request everyone therefore to make a special effort to keep the village tidy again this year by picking up their own litter and making sure their own properties look well.

North Western Health Board Regional Information Line Markievicz House, Sligo. Callsave: 1850 636 313 Email: infoline@nmhb.ie Fax: 071 55131. Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9am. -5pm. We offer a free and confidential Information Service on all Health Board Services and Entitlements. If you have a query or are seeking information or wish to register a complaint and you are unsure whom to contact, you can call us on the above number.

Start Your own Business Course: Are you unemployed, thinking of setting up on your own, or recently established in business? The Inishowen Partnership Company plans to run a one-day Start Your Own Business Course on Fri. June 28 from 9:30am. - 4:30pm. in the Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana. This course is free and intended for anyone considering self-employment or those recently established in business. Areas covered will include: Marketing, Legal Issues, Business Planning, Sourcing funding etc. Places are limited and will be offered on a 'first come first served' basis. If you are interested in participating on this one-day course, contact Mary Browne at 077-62218 on or before Wed.June 26

Free-Range Eggs for sale after Mass on Sunday in Urris.

Happy Father's Day to all Dads today - enjoy all the pampering!

Youth Club Draw Results, June 6, week 16:

1st. Paddy Downey, Binion. Promoter: Emily McEleney.
2nd. Lily McLaughlin, Cloontagh. Promoter: Hayley Doherty.
3rd. Shauna Kelly, Tullagh. Promoter: Marie Kelly.
4th. Teresa McDaid, Minahaw. Promoter:Anne McGonigle.


Urris G.A.A. Club

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

Fixtures: 18/06/'02 U12 Boys Urris V Muff at 7:00pm.
20/06/'02 U14 Girls Urris V Malin at 7:00pm.
21/06/'02 U14 Boys Buncrana V Urris at 7:30pm.
22/06/'02 U10 Urris V Moville at 11am.

Training: U10 on Wed. at 5pm. U14 Boys on Wed. at 6:30pm. Senior, Reserve and U18 on Wed. and Fri. at 7:30pm.

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.

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

Match & Win Results - Thurs. June 6.
Years Drawn: 1968, 1981, 1982, 1983.
€15 winners: Michael McLaughlin, Isle of Doagh. Marie Gill, Binion. Ann/Kathleen, C/o Bingo. Sadie Green, Gleneely. Anne Devlin, Altahalla. Jackpot Thurs. June 13, €1,370.

Clonmany Shamrocks

Results: Clonmany Shamrocks 5 Carndonagh 3

Bingo draw results: 1st.Mary Devlin, Altahalla; 2nd.Rose Harkin, Ballyliffin.

Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubhouse on Fri. June 21 at 9pm. All welcome.



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