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Celebrate Easter at Dawn in Killenummery

Celebrate Easter at Dawn in Killenummery

The Parish of Killenummery and Killery invites you to celebrate Easter with a Dawn Mass at Creevelea Abbey. Holy Mass will be celebrated at Creevela Abbey at 6am on Easter Sunday morning.

It will be the first time that a Dawn Mass has been celebrated at the Abbey in recent memory. Creevelea Abbey was a Francisan house founded in 1508 and in use until 1650. It was the last Franciscan Friary consecrated in Ireland before the dissolution of the monasteries in the seventeenth century. It is said that St. Patrick visited Dromahair and built a church on the site of Creevelea Abbey which is marked by a plaque.

The Parish of Killenummery and Killery is the island parish of the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois. Situated in counties Leitirm and Sligo, the parish is approxmiately two miles form the village of Dromhair.

There are three churches in the parish: St. Mary’s Parish Church, Killenummery (Ballingar), St. Theresa’s Ballintogher and St. Michael’s Killavoggy. Fr. Vincent Connaughton has been the parish priest since 2008.

Contact Name: Fr. Vincent Connaughton, Parochial House, St. Mary’s Church, Killenummery, Dromhair, Co. Leitrim. Tel 071-91-64125, Email vincentconnaughton@hotmail.com, Website www.killenummery.com/

Easter Cake Sale

Easter Cake Sale, Depot, Dromahair, Easter Sunday March 21st 2013. 12 Noon- 2pm. Come along and get yourself an Easter Treat, Easter Cakes, Cup Cakes, Tarts. Your support would be very much appreciated. If you would like to donate baked items, items for prizes, they can be dropped into the Depot from 10am on the morning of the sale. Also Draw on the day for numerous prizes.

Competition Time

Pre-School Children: Paint the poster compeition. Posters available in local shops. Junior, Senior, 1st and 2nd class: Paint the egg competition. (Please ensure that egg is hard boiled prior to decorating). 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Claass: Create an Easter Bonnet and wear it on the day. One entry per child. Proceeds for the upkeep of the 4 AED Units- Dromahair, Ballingar, Newtownmanor and Kilcoosey.


Drama comes to Drumkeerin Community Centre this coming Sunday night, March 24th when the Acorn Players from South Leitrim bring their side splitting comedy, The two loves of

Gabriel Foley to the centre. The play will commence at 8.30pm sharp, so if you want a fun filled night of comedy and laughter, don’t miss it.


The last heat of the Drumkeerin Town darts league will take place in Davitts next Sunday night, March 24th at 8.30pm.