DDCP’s Weekly Blog, Thursday 25th June 2015

Kenya4A group of 24 Parishioners from the Parish of Botha (Derrygonnelly, Boho and Monea) will travel to the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya in July for two weeks. During their stay they will visit Parishes, Schools, Colleges and Hospitals, and support projects on the ground.  There is a long established link between the Diocese of Clogher and the Diocese of Kitui, with many Priests from Clogher spending a four year mission stint there.

A mass of sending will take place this coming Saturday night, 27th June in Monea at 7.00pm. Fr. Gabriel Dolan, a Kiltegan Father and native of Cashel will be the main celebrant accompanied by local Parish Priest Fr. Jimmy Mc Phillips.


The joint churches Nepal Appeal fund has now concluded.  The total nepal earthquake appeal 2015amount raised with this collection came to £5,762.91.  This was a very generous collection and the four church leaders would like to thank everyone who contributed to the fund.  All this money has been sent to TEARFUND who are out working in Nepal at present.

irish-tv-logo-70Irish TV presenter Bryan Gallagher was out in Derrygonnelly recently doing some filming in the area.  He interviewed Michael Skuce and Sean Smyth about what’s going on in the general area.  The program will be broadcast on Sunday 5th July at 7.30pm and can be found on Sky 191 or can be viewed on their website the following day on this link: http://www.irishtv.ie/category/ireland/ulster/fermanagh/.




nie-logo“The electricity network company will be starting a six month programme of work in the Derrygonnelly, Springfield, Monea & Boho areas to upgrade overhead power lines and improve the service for local homes and businesses. 

This significant programme of work will see around £1.2 million being invested in the local electricity infrastructure and is intended to provide greater security of supply going forward.

Alongside NIE workers, contractors from SPIE, will be replacing overhead lines, installing heavier poles and cutting back trees and vegetation from the network. This work will strengthen the network and ensure that it can carry greater capacity.

Alwyn Hunt, NIE project manager, said, “We will be upgrading approximately 140 kilometres or 87 miles of overhead line and modernising the network in Derrygonnelly and the surrounding areas. Many of the electricity lines and poles we are replacing are over 40 years old.

“People will see our workers and our contractors from SPIE in the area from the start of July to the end of the year. In order to protect the safety of these workers, we will have to turn off the electricity when they are carrying out maintenance close to your premises.

“We will try to keep the number of interruptions to an absolute minimum and will be contacting affected customers directly to provide them with further information. As with all planned electricity outages, we will also issue notification cards in advance of the date and time of the interruptions.”


Waterways_ireland_logo.svgWaterways Ireland’s Loughfest, Saturday 27th June, Broadmeadow, Enniskillen
The annual extravaganza, a free event sponsored by Waterways Ireland and organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, promises to be a fun packed day for all the family with a range of activities taking place on Lough Erne and the Broadmeadow from 12 noon to 4pm. Activities include climbing wall, bouncy castles, face painting, laser tag and much more. Children aged 7 years old and over will also have the opportunity to try a new sport or develop a skill with a number of free ‘Come and Try It’ canoeing, rowing and stand up paddle board sessions. Places on the ‘Come and Try It’ activity sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To apply for a place, please complete the relevant attached activity registration sheet. Application forms should be returned to Chris Elliott, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Admission to the event is free.
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Cancer Connect NI logoCancer Connect Charity Ball, Sunday 30th August @ 7.30pm, Lough Erne Golf Resort. The ball will be hosted by Nathan Carter who is a patron of the charity. Tickets to this unique event are £100 per person and will include a drinks reception, a 4 course meal as well as entertainment by our host, Nathan Carter. Each table seats 12 people. The Cancer Connect NI Charity Ball is a black tie event. Click here for more information.

Community Relations Council logoCommunity Relations and Cultural Awareness Week, 28 September-4 October 2015. Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week is an opportunity to showcase good relations activity  and initiatives. It is also an opportunity to increase understanding between and amongst all sections of the community and break down barriers.  It can promote and celebrate cultural pluralism and tackle racism.

As hundreds of events are organised during the same week across Northern Ireland, it is important that you provide all the information required in this form. For more information, click here.


Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 14th September 2015. Time and venue to be confirmed. All welcome. In the meanwhile we hope you all have a lovely summer.

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