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Western Care Country Music & Dance! Please support Western Care Country Music & Dance in Hiney's Upper Deck, Crossmolina SAT April 1st. Music by 3's Country six Piece Live Band plus dancing to Nostalgia 10pm til late. Tickets €10 from Hiney's & at
Catholic Grandparents Association 1st Annual Retreat/Conference! Catholic Grandparents Association 1st Annual Retreat/Conference 26th & 27th April. Helping our Children & Grandchildren to know, love & serve God in these highly secularised times. Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village. Day only & overnight attendance options available. Inspiring talks, lively discussion. Speakers including Fr Benny McHale​. Ph Connie at 098 24877 or ​
Knock Pro Life talk! Knock Pro Life talk with Cora Sherlock of Pro Life Campaign, Niamh Ui Bhriain of Life Institute and Patrick Carr of Family & Life on Thursday March 30th in St. John's Rest & Care Centre, Knock Shrine at 7:30pm. Sponsored by The Knights of St. Columbanus.
Blessing & prayer ceremony at the Remembrance Garden at Knock Shrine Remembrance Garden: SAT 25th at 12 noon, there will be a blessing & prayer ceremony, held at the Remembrance Garden at Knock Shrine. Crocus bulbs will be planted this year in memory of all deceased children. Bereaved parents & families are welcome to attend.
Mayo Roscommon Hospice palliative care urgent appeal! Mayo Roscommon Hospice palliative care urgently appeal for ladies, gents & childrens clothing, shoes, bric a brac, unwanted gifts etc for their shops in Mayo & Roscommon. Pick up can be arranged. Call or text Kathy on 0857802383.
Archdiocese of Tuam Pilgrimages 2017! - Knock Pilgrimage to New York: 8th to 14th May direct from Knock airport. Details from Joe Walsh Tours 01-2410800 or email:
- to Shrines of Portugal (inc Fatima for the Centenary Year) June 29th. 7 nights. Details & Booking Form from Therese at 012410822 or leave your name & address at 09328337.
- Walsingham, England's National Marian Shrine April 21st. 4 nights. Details from Margaret at 012808072 or 086 8554665
- Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, May 7th with the Blessing of the Sick at 2.30pm.
Pink Link Mountain Challenge on Croagh Patrick! Pink Link Mountain Challenge on Croagh Patrick SAT 8 th April 12pm.€15 registration fee goes to Rock Rouse House, other funds go towards Family Carers Mayo. Sponsorship cards provided by Family Carers Ireland. For more information or to do this challenge for Family Carers Ireland, please contact Bernadette or Doreen on 0949060305/0863775702.
Islandeady GAA

Islandeady GAA

Islandeady GAA Lotto SUN 26th March at 8.30 pm in Marty's Halfway. Jackpot €4,400.

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Islandeady Cycling Club

Islandeady Cycling Club

New series of indoor Cycle Spinning training classes!

Cycling for Adults has become so popular in recent times with many people taking to the road to enjoy the leisure aspect of cycling. Cycling is also a great way to get fit and active through a social activity.

Local group Islandeady cycling club have organised a special Beginners cycling course for adults looking to return to road cycling.

Their beginners course for Adults will teach you the basic road and bike skills you require to get back on your bike and enjoy the sport of cycling as an individual road cyclists or as part of a group.

This new course will teach basic bike skills, road safety, bike maintenance and how to cycle on rural and urban roads.

The course will run for six weeks every Tuesday evening from 7pm to 8.30pm starting on Tuesday 14th March in Islandeady Cycling clubhouse at Jacks old cottage in Islandeady with a mixture of basics cycling tuition and some practicable on the bike activities in a fun and enjoyable environment.

For more information on this Special series of classes for beginners visit our facebook page at or contact club president Joe Moylette on 0879443626 12 classes for only €60, 6 classes for only €30

Places are for Adults only and limited to 15 So please book early.

Congratulations to our Club Member Trevor Costello!
Who recently completed a velotech course and is now qualified as a bike mechanic from Cycle Recycle in Newry, we wish Trevor all the best on his new venture.

Thought for the Day!

Thought for the Day 'Some cause happiness wherever they go;
Others cause happiness whenever they go ' >'


What are you DOING for LENT ? ...

1. Give Up ! Internet / Facebook / TV for one or two nights each week & do something different that involves a fresh challenge or sacrifice or penance.

2. Give Up ! Drink, Cigarettes, Sweet Stuff, Bad Habits, Calumny, Detraction !

3. Take On ! Visits to Church for Adoration or Stations of the Cross or Mass. Put Trócaire box on table at Prayer or Meal time. Bless yourself leaving Home (Holy Water Font ?) or passing Church or Cemetery. Stop for The Angelus at 12 & 6.

1. Read Religious magazines - 'Walk with Me' and others available free in Church.

2. Participate more actively in Mass. Do I say the responses & the prayers of the Mass ! Do I try to sing the Hymns !

3. Join a Prayer Group or go to Prayer Vigils - mentioned frequently in the Newsletter !

Summer time begins! Clocks spring forward one hour this SAT night 25th March - Summer time begins!
Petition for Full Rheumatology Services for Mayo University Hospital! Please join the Mayo Branch of Arthritis Ireland and Sign the Petition for Full Rheumatology Services for Mayo University Hospital here. Your help and support is much appreciated by the 26,000 people living with Arthritis in Mayo.
Westport College of Further Education! Westport College of Further Education are open for applications online for our full time courses in Sept 2017. Course details on & you can apply direct online.
Organ Donor Awareness week Mass in Knock! Organ Donor Awareness week Mass in Knock Basilica next SUN 2 nd at 12 noon - to support all who are waiting for & those who have received an organ, & their friends & family. It will also remember all Donors & those who have died. All are welcome.
Mayo Centre for Independent Living: Community Employment Position available! Mayo Centre for Independent Living: Community Employment Position available in the Westport Area to work with a lady with a disability. For further details please phone Mayo CIL 0949034980/0872850302. This position is under the health related section and is available to anyone on a social welfare payment over the age of 21 years
Islandeady GAA Club underage Training Resumes! Islandeady GAA Club under 6 under 8 under 10 under 12 - boys and girls start training on Saturday the 25th March. Training will continue every Saturday from 10 o clock to 11. The Club's new pitch is now ready to train and play on. New players always welcome. If you would like to join Islandeady GAA Club contact 087-2704718.
Macra na Feirme are looking for new members! Macra na Feirme are looking for new members aged 17 to 35 years. Why not get involved in something new - sport, agriculture, travel, drama, social nights, community involvement and lots more. For more information contact Ciara 087 1888082.
Mayo Stroke Support Group meeting! Mayo Stroke Support Group meeting next Thursday 30 th 11am to 1pm in the TF C'bar. Topic: 'Continuing your Recovery after Stroke'. Speaker: Eileen Joyce, Psychotherapist & Rehabilitation Officer. For stroke survivors & family members/carers. Adm free.
Eucharistic Loreto Vigil in Knock! SAT 25th the 22nd Eucharistic Loreto Vigil in Knock to celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation 9pm-11pm. Adoration, Benediction & Veneration of Precious Relic from the Holy House of Loreto. Mass 11pm. Info (094) 93 88100 or email:
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