Weekly Blog, Thursday 18th February

New Minister appointed for Inishmacsaint Parish Church

The Bishop of Clogher, The Right Revd John McDowell has appointed the Revd Canon David Skuce as the Rector of Inishmacsaint Parish Church. Canon Skuce currently is the rector of Maguiresbridge and Derrybrusk Parish Church and is also Rural Dean. Canon Skuce will be instituted in the church on Friday 22nd April. The DDCP wish him every success in his new ministry.

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Community Spirit @ ‘Harpland’

Derrygonnelly Harps members are showing their support and devotion for the club by DerrygonnellyHarps logovolunteering at the Canon Maguire Park; A new spectator safety wall has been built, along with a rebuild of the viewing area for wheelchair users. Maintenance work on the floodlights, pitchside banners, ballstops and spectator stand have also been carried out. More work however is due to be done, and any volunteers are asked to contact John McGovern or Aidy McGovern.



Could this new Shared School sustain Small Rural Schools?

The four main churches have agreed a new Shared School model, where all pupils can be educated together, in a jointly managed school. This enables a Controlled school and Catholic maintained school to, in effect, amalgamate.

Interested in hearing more?

Information sessions:

  • Fermanagh House, Enniskillen on 23 February at 7.45pm
  • Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh on 24 February at 7.30 pm

All welcome. Book your place on 028 66320210 or email catherine@sharededucationcentre.org

Part funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council


FRCN: Advice and Training Workshops for Community & Voluntary Groups

frcn logoFermanagh Rural Community Network are holding a series of Advice and TrainingWorkshops during February and March 2016 for Community & Voluntary Groups with a particular focus for those operating a Hall within their Community For details of the Dates, Times and Venues of the forthcoming Workshops, click here.





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Sillees Defibrillator Support Group, Tuesday 23rd February, Springfield Hall

sillees defib group logo onlySillees Defibrillator Support Group’s next meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd February at 8pm in Springfield Hall. All members please attend.





Table Quiz for Inishmacsaint Parish Church, Friday 26th February, Orange Hall

table quizA Table Quiz will be held on Friday 26th February at 7.30pm for parish funds. Please keep this date free and come along for some food, fun and friendship.



Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership Monthly Meeting, Monday 14th March, Venue tbc


Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership hold a meeting every second Monday of the month at 8pm in the various venues in Derrygonnelly. Here we meet up to discuss how we would like our area to develop, funding opportunities, current issues and upcoming projects and events.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone in our community to come along to the meetings and have a say in the future of our village.


Gerry Guthrie, Easter Monday 28th March, Derrygonnelly Community Centregerry guthrie

Gerry Guthrie plays in the Derrygonnelly Community Centre on Easter Monday 28th March.

Proceeds in aid of Botha Parish Renovation Fund.




Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 14th March 2016. All welcome.