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Clonmany Weekly Bulletin

Sunday 2nd Sep 2001

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.

Young people - saints of the new millennium - Although the journey is difficult, we can do everything in the One who is our Redeemer. Turn then to no one except Jesus. Do not look elsewhere for that which only He can give you. With Christ, saintliness - the divine plan for every baptised person - becomes possible. Young people of every continent, do not be afraid to be saints of the new millennium! Be contemplative, love prayer, be coherent with your faith and generous in the service of your brothers and sisters, be active members of the Church and builders of peace.

Pope John Paul II Message for the 15th. World Youth Day 2000.


Times of Masses, Confessions and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St. Maryís Church:


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

Fri. 8pm.

Sat. Vigil 8pm.

Sun. 9am. 11:30am.


Fri. & Sat. 7-7:50pm.


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

St. Michaelís Church:


Mon. & Wed. 9:30am. Fri. 7pm.

Sat. Vigil 7pm.

Sun. 10:30am


Sat. 6:15pm.


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

Oratory, Ballyliffin:

Thurs. 7:30pm. Fri. 10am.

Sun. 10am.


Thurs. 6:45pm. Fri. 9:15am.


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

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:

Monday: St. Gregory the Great.

Tuesday: St. Oengus MacNissi

Saturday: The Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Pope's Intentions for September:

That the young people of the third millennium may discover a profound ideal to guide their lives. That the people of Indonesia, compounded of many ethnic groups, languages, cultures and religions, may increasingly try to build a more democratic and just future in mutual respect and harmony.

Months Mind Mass:

11:30am. Mass next Sun. Sept. 9 will be offered for Willie Diver, formerly of Mindoran who died in England recently. May he rest in peace.


We welcome into God's family Gavin David McDaid, Mindoran (Upper).


We acknowledge with gratitude a donation of £50 towards repairs to the Oratory.


Parish collection last weekend amounted to £1,416. Church Restoration Fund amounted to £1,221. Thank you for your generosity to both collections.

Visitation of the Sick:

Fr. Farrell and Fr. Devlin will attend their sick on Friday of this week.

October Station Masses:

If anyone in the following areas would like to host the October Station Mass please contact Fr. Devlin, tel. 76114.

  1. Roxtown.
  2. Annagh.
  3. Cloontagh.
  4. Leenan / Leenankiel.
  5. Tullagh / Crossconnell.
  6. Straid / Ballyhallion / Tirmaine.
  7. Ardnascanlon/Ballymacmurty/Tornabratley.
  8. Gortnahinsion / Cloughfin / Tirhoran / Effishmore / Adderville.

St. Vincent De Paul

Trip to Knock: Sat. Sept. 8. Cost £25. For further details, tel. Eddie Shiels, 76421.

Marian Devotions in Termonbacca on Tues. Sept. 4, from 8-10pm. All welcome.

Parochial Bingo in St. Mary's Hall every Friday night at 9pm. All welcome. Why not come along and enjoy a friendly game of bingo! Your support is really appreciated.

Clonmany Medical Centre - Pre School Vaccinations:

If your child is starting Primary School this week, Booster Vaccinations against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertusis (Whoping Cough), Polio and Measles, Mumps and Rebella are due. These are available free of charge from the medical centre. Vaccinations are the only way to prevent these potentially serious illnesses. We need to ensure vaccinations are given to avoid the re emergance of these illnesses. Contact the Medical centre at 76173 for an appointment.

St. Martin's School, Cloontagh

Monday will be a historic day in the history of our parish as the staff and children of Cloontagh begin their first term in their new school. Congratulations to George Gill and his team for the excellent work they have done in such a short time. The children are asked to be there at 1pm. on Monday. We wish God's blessing on them and their teachers.

Clonmany Church Altar Society:

Meeting in St. Mary's Church on Sun. Sept. 2 at 4:30pm. All Alter Society members please attend. New members needed.

Irish Dancing Classes re-open in St. Mary's Hall on Tues. Sept. 4 at 3pm.

Annual Church Gate Collection for Mental Health Association will be taken up after all Masses next weekend Sat. Sept. 8 & Sun. Sept. 9.

Ballyliffin and Clonmany have made arrangements with Donegal County Council to have three skips placed at the following destinations on Wed. Sept. 5 and removed the following day. It is a very handy way of disposing of your rubbish and please feel free to make use of them.

  • Parochial Hall, Clonmany.
  • Car Park at back of Urris Church.
  • Beach at Ballyliffin.

As part of National Heritage Week, the McGlinchey Summer School committee have organised a talk on the Old Church, Straid on Sun. Sept. 9 at 3pm. given by Kathleen McWilliams (nee McDaid). Anyone interested in local history is welcome.

Students experiencing financial difficulties at this time, contact any member of St. Vincent De Paul Society or tel. 76421/76925. All correspondence will be treated in confidence.

25 Card Drive starting in the Rusty Nail on Wed. Sept. 5 at 9pm. All welcome.

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. Sept. 7 from 9:30am. - 4:30pm. in the Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana. 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 Geraldine at 077 62218 on or before Wed. Sept. 5.

Chimney Sweep: Have your chimney cleaned regularly! Contact James, tel. 76688.

Clonmany Parent and Toddler Group re-opens on Tues. Sept. 11 in St. Mary's Hall from 11am. - 1pm. Just come along.

Help! In dire need of a nursing mother dog to help with very large litter due Sun. Sept. 2. Contact 76745.


Kick Boxing in St. Mary's Hall, Clonmany starting Mon. Sept. 3 from 9pm. - 10:30pm. Tel. 0876 6841112 for more information.

Aerobics Class will be back next Mon. Sept. 10 in St. Mary's Hall from 7:45pm. - 8:45pm. See you then!

Urris G.A.A. Club

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


26/8/01 Junior "A" Championship Final: Urris 0-10 R. Emmetts 0-7 Congratulations on winning the final. Many thanks to sponsors and supporters.


8/9/01: U13 Inishowen League: Urris V Malin at 11am.

9/9/01: All Co. Div. 4 League: Urris V R. Emmetts

Club Meeting on Tues. at 8:30pm. in the clubhouse.

Match & Win Results - Thurs. Aug. 23. Years drawn: 1964, 1977, 1978, 1980.

£10 winners: Eddie Gibbons, Minahaw. John McDaid, Buncrana. Sadie McLaughlin, Tullagh. Sadie Porter, Gaddyduff. Mary Anne McDevett, Glengad. Jackpot £1,125.

Rasheeny F.C.


Cockhill Celtic 5 Rasheeny F.C. 0


Sun. Sept. 2:

Res League Shield: Carrowmena Res. V Rasheeny Res 11am.

Premier Division: Rasheeny F.C. V Quigley's Point Swifts 2pm.

Committee Meeting in the Strand Hotel on Mon. Sept. 3 at 9:30pm. sharp.

Youth Club

Youth Club Draw Results, week 27 Aug. 23:

Promoters: 1st. Prize: Leanne Grant, Annagh. Joan & Marion Grant. 2nd. Prize: Paddy McFadden, Straid. Anthony McHale. 3rd. Prize: Susan Ruddy, Ballyhallion. Lisa Doherty. 4th. Prize: Maureen Grant, Tornabratley. Aisling Callaghan.

Clonmany Shamrocks


Dunree 1 Shamrocks 4


Sun. Sept. 2: Clonmany Shamrocks V Cockhill Celtic at 2pm.

Presentation Dance and £100 ticket draw on Fri. Sept. 7 in the Strand Hotel.

Bingo draw results: 1st. Isobal Grant, Upper Annagh. 2nd. Rose Harkin, Ballyliffin.

Clonmany Tug of War Club

Annual Draw and Dance on Fri. Nov. 30 in The Ballyliffin Hotel. Music by Mick Flavin. Tickets now on sale from all committee members or contact Danny 76591; Dorothy 76662; Daniel 76275. Tickets £100.

1st. Prize £14,000 plus many more big cash prizes. Limited to 400 members.


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