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The second in a series of four reflections on St Brigid and her story

08.February 2020.

Hello again from Lough Derg, agus fáilte chuig séipéal N. Bríde, St Brigid’s Chapel at the Visitor Centre on the lakeshore, and to another little reflection on St Brigid and her story. I have here a St Brigid’s Cross, freshly made from the fine rushes that grow in abundance locally, both in Donegal and Fermanagh. […]

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Happy Feast of St Brigid

31.January 2020.

Beannachtaí na Féile Bríde ort! On this First of February, I wish you a Happy St Brigid’s Day. St Brigid is second only to St Patrick among the Irish saints, and along with Colmcille of Derry these three are venerated as our national patrons. Here at Lough Derg, St Brigid’s memory is honoured in several […]

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Crossing over to a New Year

31.December 2019.

The Prior, Monsignor La, shares his reflection on crossing over to the New Year. “There is a lot of crossing over that happens at Lough Derg. Obviously boats are a big part of our experience and our life here. The boats, the St Davog behind me, has been newly repainted and all the boats have […]

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Lough Derg Prior named Monsignor

31.December 2019.

Lough Derg Prior, Very Rev Laurence Flynn, named Monsignor by Pope Francis His Holiness Pope Francis has conferred the honour of Chaplain to His Holiness on Reverend Laurence (La) Flynn, priest of the Diocese of Clogher and Prior of Lough Derg, an honour which carries with it the title of Monsignor. The title Monsignor means that […]

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Lough Derg office reopens 2nd January 2020

24.December 2019.
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Fourth Sunday of Advent

22.December 2019.

Our final angel is the one that we see in the centre light of the window in the chancel of St Mary’s.  The window is by the Earley Studio Dublin, and was the gift of James and Julia Hegarty from Co. Cork in 1945. Mary is depicted inviting us to come to her Immaculate Heart, […]

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Third Sunday of Advent

15.December 2019.

On this Third Sunday of Advent may I introduce you to our two newest Lough Derg angels.  They arrived only days ago.  Designed by Co Monaghan artist Nelius Flynn, they have taken their places in St Mary’s, to the right and to the left of where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved for veneration during the […]

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Second Sunday of Advent

09.December 2019.

Continuing our Advent journey theme in the company of the Lough Derg angels, in this second week of Advent we can ponder some of the angels that are incorporated in the bronze work by Paddy McElroy in the sanctuary of St Patrick’s Basilica.  Bronze is a very substantial medium: is it not something of a […]

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First Sunday of Advent 2019

30.November 2019.

During Advent 2019 the Prior, Fr La Flynn, introduces the angels associated with Lough Derg. This First Sunday of Advent the scripture readings direct our thoughts to that Second Coming of Christ, when evil, sin and death will be no more. “All of us readily associate angels with the Christmas feast, but Advent, too, has […]

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Lough Derg Annual Draw 2019

16.October 2019.

ANNUAL DRAW 2019 The Annual Draw has long been an important part of the Pilgrimage Season. The goodwill and openheartedness that Lough Derg experiences from its many supporters is deeply appreciated. The Draw offers much needed funds for the vital maintenance on the Island during the winter. Without these funds we would not be able […]

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