Islandeady Community Council, Rinnaseer, Islandeady, Co. Mayo   |   email:  Fr. Chris Brennan: facebook
Islandeady GAA Senior Team Giveaway! Islandeady GAA Senior Team Giveaway – No Players are being raffled in this Draw..!! Your support is very much appreciated for this Draw. It's €10 a ticket and you can go onto their facebook page and purchase a ticket through their Paypal account. Live Draw on March 19th on Islandeady GAA Facebook Page. 1st Prize is an Apple Bundle (iphone, airpods & apple watch SE) 2nd Prize is a €100 One4all Voucher & 3rd Prize is a €50 Elverys Voucher.
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.
Trocaire Lent Box for 2021! Trocaire packs containing the Trocaire Lent Box for 2021 will be available in the church from Ash Wed. Please take a box home with you. As an act of support & solidarity with the poor of the world, you could deliver a Trocaire Pack to anyone you think might like one.
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.

Pioneer Short-Term Pledge! Consider taking the Pioneer Short-Term Pledge for Lent? If you would like to make this pledge for 6 weeks, you can join online at
Church Rotas! The Church Rotas for the different Ministries in Islandeady is being finalised for 2021 and will be posted out to the different Ministers in the coming weeks. St Patrick's Church Islandeady will be open each day from 10am to 7pm. Over the coming months the wooden doors will remain locked, please use the glass doors.
New Singers & Musicians! New Singers & Musicians of ALL ages are always WELCOME to join either Glenisland or Islandeady church choir each weekend to uplift our Spirits – please let Nora or Ann know that you would like to join to use & share your TALENTS...!! & THANKS Nora & Ann for organising the choir every weekend
WANTED: Musicians to join Padraig Heneghan in the Islandeady Church Choir! Padraig has kindly agreed to lead the Choir for the next few months. A keyboard/guitar player would be welcome to join once Masses resume again. If you can give 30 minutes of your time each Sunday, kindly call Padraig on (087) 2258 012.
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.
Pastoral visits to the sick and housebound Pastoral visits to the sick and housebound are an important part of Parish life. Anyone who was receiving a pastoral visit by the Priest before the outbreak of the virus and would like to receive the Sacraments again needs to contact the Priest and make the necessary arrangements. It is very important that we all take care of each other and that every effort is made to protect public health while attending church.
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
Pastoral visits to the sick and housebound Pastoral visits to the sick and housebound are an important part of Parish life. Anyone who was receiving a pastoral visit by Fr. Chris before the outbreak of the virus & would like to receive the Sacraments again needs to contact the Priest & make the necessary arrangements. It is very important that we all take care of each other & that every effort is made to protect public health.
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.

Prayer Garden in St. Patrick's Church Islandeady The Prayer Garden in St. Patrick's Church Islandeady remains open as a place of Private PRAYER & REFLECTION. Pop in anytime, light a candle & pray for your intention in peaceful surroundings.
Fr. Brennan available to meet any individual BY APPOINTMENT As it is impossible to implement the present protocol of social distancing in both churches of the parish, therefore it is not possible to hold any public function in the church under the present circumstances. Fr. Brennan remains available to meet any individual BY APPOINTMENT in Saint Aidan's Room while observing and maintaining all the health and safety protocols of social distancing. If you wish to make an appointment with Fr. Brennan you can contact him at (087) 1962 674.
Mass from Islandeady Online!
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View weekly Sunday Morning Mass from Islandeady here, Mass is pre-recorded at 10am and will then be broadcast afterwards at 11am.
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Islandeady GAA Lotto: Draw held on Sun 23rd February - Numbers drawn: 19/ 26/ 27/ 29. No Winner. €40 winner: John Drury / €30 winners: Margaret Healy, Gerry Walsh & Eileen Durkan.

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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

Main road through Islandeady - Closure Proposal The Islandeady Village Enhancement Group, a subcommittee of Islandeady Community Council, have been informed by WillsBam that they have submitted an application to Mayo County Council to close the R1811 Road (the main road through Islandeady) for a period of 4 months starting the first day of May. The Village Enhancement Group has lodged an OBJECTION to the proposed closure of the R1811 Road to Mayo County Council.
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. A "test run" will take place on Ash Wednesday where it is hoped to broadcast at 8pm on Facebook. Please be patient & understanding as we use this new form of technology to bring Weekly Sunday Mass into your homes & THANK You for your consideration and patience to date.
So what are YOU DOING for LENT? 1) Give Up! Watching Television for ONE or two nights each week & do something different that involves a fresh challenge or sacrifice or penance...within your 5k limit..!
2) Give Up! Drink, Cigarettes, Sweet Stuff, Bad Habits, Uncharitable Talk.
3) Take On! Daily visits to Church & Light a Candle to Pray/Remember a loved one. Put Trócaire box on table at Prayer or Meal time. Bless yourself in your House (Holy Water) or Cemetery. Stop for the Angelus at 12 & 6..!!
4) Participate! more actively while watching SUN Mass on Facebook. Do I say the Prayers & Responses prayerfully...or just mutter inaudibly! Do I try to sing the Hymns!
5) HELP! Your elderly Neighbours by getting groceries safely from the shops & ensure they are ok!
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.
Western Care Association Fundraiser - Volunteers Wanted! Western Care Association is going to travel around the world virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county. We need your help to complete this challenge. We are looking for around 150 volunteers to walk, run or jog around the globe in aid of Western Care, starting from Jan 12th until 2nd April 2021. Registration for the event is €10pp and you can contact for more details.

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.
Proposal to close Church Road (Cloonan) in Islandeady It is proposed to close the Church Road (Cloonan) in Islandeady from the top of the road down to the Church for approx 9 months starting from the 11th Aug. A representation of people from the Community Council, Islandeady Church, Islandeady GAA, Cloggernaugh N.S, Local Business people & residents met with representatives from Wills Bros. Ltd & Mayo Co. Co. This road closure has been postponed temporarily until Wills Bros. Ltd come back to the group with an alternative to mitigate the impact of the road closure.
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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