Islandeady Community Council, Rinnaseer, Islandeady, Co. Mayo   |   email:  Fr. Chris Brennan: facebook
Islandeady GAA Registration Online! Islandeady GAA Registration is all online this year. New members are welcome at any age group & we are looking forward to welcoming back all our existing players & members. To register, sign up via or you can contact Pat Ryan on (087) 2704 718.
Islandeady GAA Lotto online! Register once with smart lotto and pick your numbers to be in the draw for €6000 JACKPOT! For €2, €5 or our yearly ticket for €45 it is worth taking the chance to enter. If you are not in you can't win!
Enable Ireland Mayo Services need Volunteers! Enable Ireland Mayo Services require volunteers to work with children with disabilities in the home or community. This is a great opportunity to give something back to your community while also learning new skills, making friendships & having fun. Training & support provided. If you would like to become involved, contact Fiona at Enable Ireland / The Safari club at 094 90 60234 / 087 6808 350 or email:
Easter Collection for the Priest - Thanks! The Easter Collection for the Priest takes place last Weekend. Fr. Chris is grateful for your support & understands parishioners might be experiencing financial hardship and appreciates your contribution, whatever you can afford. You can drop your Easter Envelope into the Pariochial House in Glenisland or Islandeady or post it to the Pariochial House, Islandeady.
Getting married in Islandeady - don't for get your civil Registration Form! Many couples have postponed their wedding from 2020 to 2021, in the hope that larger numbers of guests will be able to attend. It is very important for couples to ensure that their Civil Registration Forms is still valid for the new date they have selected. If their Civil Registration Forms is out of date, their wedding will not be able to take place. It is the responsibility of the couples to ensure that all paper work is up to date.
Help the Parish with your CHY 3 Cert! Over the coming weeks some parishioners will receive their CHY 3 Cert in the post. This cert enables the Parish to retrieve taxes paid to Revenue. When you receive the form, please fill in your PPS Number, sign & date the form and return it to the Parish Office in the envelope provided. You may also update your phone number and email address if appropriate. The refund which the Parish retrieves from Revenue forms a very important part of the Income for the Parish, therefore it is very important that these forms are returned as soon as possible. Thanking everyone for your cooperation. - Fr. Chris Brennan Adm.
Live-in Carers for the Elderly Affordable Live-in Homecare provides live-in carers for the elderly in this area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for a relative, please call Eileen or Tom today on 087 9916 791 or 087 7440729. You can look up the website also
UCD Player of the Year Award for Islandeady native! Congratulations to Islandeady native Paul Doyle who was recently named and presented with the UCD Player of the Year Award for last season. Paul is son of Catriona & Gerry Doyle, Derrada. Paul is wished every success in his Academic & Sporting endeavours.
Islandeady School Enrolements!

Cogaula National School is accepting enrolments for the 2021/22 Academic year. Information and Enrolment Pack available from the school on request by emailing Please provide your postal address in your email.

Cornanool National School is accepting enrolments for the 2021/2022 school year. For further details and information please email

Cloggernaugh National School is now enrolling for September 2021. Please email for more details or visit our website at where you can leave your details and we will contact you.

Islandeady Community Centre - Superfast WiFi! Islandeady Community Centre is now connected to Vodafone Superfast WiFi. This is available to people who live in the community who have poor internet connection. People who are now working from home, school/ college students who need to download or email tests etc this is suitable for them. A small nominal fee will be charged for light/heat. For further info, contact Liam on (087) 1361 895.
Glenisland Community is now on Facebook! The Glenisland Community is now on Facebook with all local news, events and updates. You can find the page on facebook as 'Glenislandcommunity'. Please Like & Share for regular updates. Likewise, the Islandeady Community is on facebook under the name 'Whats on in Islandeady'. Like & Share for regular updates also.
Dept of Heritage & Culture grant - Thank you! Thanks to Minister Michael Ring TD for the announcement of €5,000 from the Dept of Heritage & Culture towards the ongoing repair work of the Obelisk on the Browne Estate in Rahins, Islandeady. This grant money has been obtained through the Historic Structures Fund.
Masses on TV and Radio Masses are available on TV RTE News now daily at 10:30am (Saorview 21) and RTE 1 on Sundays at 11am. ETWN 6pm, Sky Channel 588 and Radio Maria daily at 10am, Saorview Radio channel 210. Mass is also broadcast on Midwest Radio every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday mornings at 10am.
Islandeady 2020 Yearbook/Magazine COVID-19 The Community Council want to document the events of the year related to the Corona virus lockdown. It's a major event in world history so it's important to record it from a Parish/Community perspective. Were you off school, college or work? Were you working in a different way? Maybe you were confined to the house? Had you a major event planned and couldn't go ahead with it? Are you a frontline worker? Were your sporting or social outings curtailed? Did you volunteer to help others? Did you do something new or learn a new skill? Why not write out the effect it had on your life and the lifestyle changes you had to make. Stories, poems & pictures welcome from all age groups. Email items to
A Parish Prayer

Lord, bless our parish community at this difficult time.

Give me patience with myself and others so that I will not make these times any more difficult than they already are.

Grant me the ability to acknowledge my fears so that I will not hide from acting in a responsible manner.

Give me courage to overcome any selfishness that hinders any concern for others.

Grant me the grace to reach out to others by safe means and in a helpful way.

Give me courage when I am feeling lonely and the knowledge that isolation is a good thing for now and that I am never fully alone.

Grant me the gifts of kindness, patience and love.

Give me your blessing: in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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You can now play the Islandeady GAA Lotto Online...!! There is now an online option to play the GAA Lotto. The new Lotto option gives people the chance to win big money & to show their support for Islandeady GAA. It’s easy to play & win! Go to: for more details. The Lotto will be launched next Sunday 18th April. Jackpot is at €6,000.

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Islandeady Cycling Club

Islandeady Cycling Club

Indoor Cycling Fitness Classes for Beginners

The islandeady cycling club, based at their clubhouse in Jack's old cottage Islandeady. Islandeady CC are fortunate to have a 12 bike specialized indoor cycling equipment, which runs the Zwift training system that allows individualized training programs based on your current bike fitness.

Each class is made up of small groups of 12 and led by two instructors and is held indoors in islandeadys state of the art digital bike training facility. Please contact Ray on 087 7499530 or drop an email to

Archbishop Michael Neary - Resignation and Thanks! Archbishop Michael Neary, as is procedure, has tendered his resignation to Pope Francis upon reaching the retirement age of 75 years in the past week. We give THANKS to Archbishop Neary for his 26 years of active Church Leadership in the archdiocese and for his 50 years of dedicated ministry. Archbishop Neary will remain in office until his successor is appointed.
Proposed Islandeady Road Closure - Update! Proposed Islandeady Road Closure L-1811 31st May - 20th Aug 2021 Islandeady Community Council in conjunction with a number of local clubs submitted their Letter of Objection into the offices of Mayo Co Co. this week to object against the proposed plan to close the L-1811 Islandeady Road (Church Rd) from Mon 31st May until Fri 20th Aug. Thanks to everyone for their support in relation to this matter & the Community will be notified soon of the decision on the objection.
Islandeady Road Closure - Road Survey! Sincere THANKS to ALL the KIND VOLUNTEERS who completed the 24hr road survey during the week, Community Spirit is alive & well in Islandeady. The Islandeady Community Objection will be submitted to Mayo Co. Co. this coming week.
Aware Phone-in Support & Self Care! Aware is running a number of Phone-in Support & Self Care Groups each week. They are peer to peer groups for anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder & mood related conditions. To register, visit the website at
Bottles of Easter Holy Water available! Bottles of Easter Holy Water will be available after Mass on Easter Sunday onwards. The bottles of Holy Water will be on top of the Baptismal Font in both churches. Please do not touch the other bottles & please ensure your hands are sanitized before you take a bottle home with you. Thanks.
LGFA Mother's & Others is coming to Islandeady! Get fit, have fun and even pick up the odd new skill! This is a non competitive group which will focus on fun and fitness in a friendly, safe environment. If you are interested in taking part once restrictions are lifted, please get in touch with Marian McNamara via WhatsApp/Text/Call (087) 763 2669.
Islandeady Sunday Mass Live Online! From Sunday Morning 21st Feb you will be able to view weekly Sunday Morning Mass from Islandeady Church on the "What's on in Islandeady" Facebook page. Mass will be pre-recorded at 10am and will then be broadcast afterwards on Facebook at 11am. If you don't have Facebook - you can watch it here on the website,!
"The Year of St. Joseph" Pope Francis has declared 2021 "The Year of St. Joseph". In his Apostolic Letter, "Patris Corde" (A Fathers Heart) he describes St. Joseph as a beloved father, a tender & loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father, a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows. Let us give thanks for our own fathers, living and dead, who have followed in the daily christian footsteps of St. Joseph.
Prayer for Victims & Survivors of Abuse A day of Prayer for Victims & Survivors of Abuse will be marked on Friday 19th Feb 2021. Please keep the victims & survivors of ALL forms of abuse in your daily prayers.

A Prayer for Healthcare Workers during this time of Covid 19 Loving God, we place into your care all our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. Give them courage of heart & strength of mind and body. Keep them safe from harm. May they know our deep gratitude for all they are doing to heal & help those affected by the Coronavirus. God of all consolation may they know your protection & peace. Bless them in these challenging days and bless their families. This we ask, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Covid-19 - consider phoning Senior-Line! If you are an older person and would like someone to talk to, particularly since Covid-19, consider phoning Senior-Line. We are Ireland's national confidential service for older people. We are open every day of the year from 10am-10pm. We are older people too, trained to listen and support. We would love to hear from you. Freefone (1800) 80 45 91.
Local Link Mayo - Grocery & Essential Supplies! Local Link Mayo currently provide a grocery & essential supplies collect & deliver to the elderly, vulnerable & cocooning as well as providing essential travel for shopping and work. Local Link have repurposed during Covid-19 & as we move from one phase to the next of the Government roadmap for reopening society & business we aim to provide as much support to individuals and community organisations through current services. To avail of the service contact (094) 90 05150, email or text 086 029 3278. Local Link is funded by the HSE & the NTA.
Booking an Anniversary Mass? Anyone wishing to have an Anniversary Mass for their deceased relatives and friends should do so in writing and place it in the Parochial House, Islandeady. Please provide your name and phone number. You may also book Masses by Phone, Text or E-mail. Mass for your Intention will take place over the coming weeks behind closed doors.
Parish Collection Envelopes Parishioners can continue to drop their weekly Offering Envelopes into the Parochial House, Islandeady anytime they are passing. The weekly contributions goes towards the ongoing upkeep and care of the two churches in the Parish. Thank-You for your continued support. email
Church Weekly Collection - Standing Order Form Every possible measure has been taken to reduce parish expenditure and yet keeping the churches open, clean and safe for all to use for private prayer and reflection during the day. Yet there are ongoing expenses which cannot be eliminated. To keep the churches open and functioning and available for the future depends on the ongoing generosity of the people of the parish.

You may set up a standing order with your Bank making a weekly or monthly donation once again it is important that you let us know your envelope number so that the tax may be claimed back. There is a Direct Debit Mandate available on the website which you may complete and send to your bank, the printed version of Direct Debit Mandate is also available in both Churches.

Islandeady Glenisland Churches Open as Usual Saint Patrick's Church Islandeady and Holy Rosary Church Glenisland remain open at the usual times, when possible the doors will remain open so that people may enter and exit without touching the doors. In Saint Patrick's Church a candle remains burning on the altar all day representing the prayers of all the people of the Parish before the Blessed Sacrament.
COVID-19 - Are you Thoughtful? Are you Thoughtful? Some elderly & housebound parishioners in Islandeady & Glenisland have remarked how very much they appreciate it when a neighbour or family are thoughtful enough to bring them a copy of the weekly Sunday Bulletin ... & how much it helps to keep them in touch with life in the parish especially now with the Covid 19 restrictions. So... are YOU Thoughtful?
Faith Resources! Monica Brown is the Director of Emmaus Productions. They provide music and other audio visual resources, which enable children, youth and adults to connect with their faith. In response to the present virus crisis and the closing of our churches for Easter, Monica has kindly offered to make available much of her material free of charge to anyone who wishes to log on to the link below. They are very inspiring and should be of benefit to both adult and young people at these challenging times for our faith communities.
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