Islandeady Community Council, Rinnaseer, Islandeady, Co. Mayo   |   email:  Fr. Chris Brennan: facebook
Islandeady U-14 Girls - County Shield Championship Final! All the best to the Islandeady U-14 Girls who play Kiltane this Sunday at 4pm in Burrishoole GAA Newport in the County Shield Championship Final.
Public Worship in Islandeady - 50% of venue capacity! Please observe social distancing in the Church and sanitise your hands on entry & exit. With stewards no longer required it is everyone’s responsibility to follow these simple steps to ensure everyone's safety while attending mass. Since Sept 6th all religious ceremonies can take place with 50% of venue capacity, regardless of immunity status of people attending. On days where we reach full capacity, we invite people to stand outside (weather permitting) or sit in your cars and listen from the speakers. Please continue to wear your facemasks. Baskets are placed upon entry at each of the doors in Glenisland & Islandeady for your weekly Offertory Collection envelopes. Communion will be distributed at the end of mass. All Coeliacs in Islandeady are asked to sit in the aisle where the Priest gives Communion.
Western Care Association door-to-door collection! Western Care Association's annual door-to-door collection is now taking place during the month of Sept. To donate you can find us at or find the link on our website Please contact Teresa Ward on 094 90 29174 for more info.
Anniversary Masses in September As a result of a recent electronic malfunction, the electronic diary for the month of Sept cannot be accessed. Anyone who has booked an Anniversary Mass in Sept is asked to give the details to Fr. Chris again. Fr. Chris apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Cloggernaugh Afterschool & Breakfast Club! Cloggernaugh Afterschool & Breakfast Club is located at St. Paul's National School and will be starting in Sept 2021. Activities include Baking, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Team Games, Indoor Games, Lego & Disco. A safe & secure environment with a variety of learning experience. Contact Lorraine Laffey at (087) 612 8098 for more details.
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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: No Winner from the last online draw. The next Draw takes place next Sun 3rd Oct. The Jackpot will be €6,600. The Lucky Dip Prize winners: Johnny Concannon & Joe Kileen.

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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

Islandeady IFA AGM! Islandeady IFA AGM takes place on Friday Night, 1st October at 8:30pm in Islandeady Community Centre. All are welcome.
Islandeady Foroige Volunteer Leaders needed! Islandeady Foroige Volunteer Leaders needed for the club's reopening in late October. If you can give just 2 hours on a Friday night for a very rewarding experience! Full training is provided. If you are interested in joining & making a positive difference in the lives of our local young people, please contact Noreen on 087 9361 002 for further details.
Islandeady Wednesday Get-together! Islandeady Wednesday Get-together hopes to be back in late Sept/early Oct. All relevant personnel will be required to implement the guidelines as outlined by the HSE. We are currently looking for an additional worker as an assistant in the kitchen. The relevant person will need to be on a social welfare type payment. The working week consists of 19.5hrs (2.5 days) divided between Tues, Wed & Thurs. If you are interested in the position please contact Anne Connor, Co-ordinator of the Community Employment Scheme at 087 2236906 or email The reference No for the position is 2190320. For further queries contact Phil Browne, Co-ordinator of the Wednesday Get-together at 087 9626075.
Lough Derg Pilgrim Path! Guided Pilgrimages on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path will be offered on Sun 26th Sept & Sun 3rd Oct with mass outdoors (weather permitting). The full route is a 12km loop with a shorter 8km option. Advance booking is essential. For further info please email or telephone 0(0353) 71 9861518 or or Lough Derg Pilgrim Path, Pettigo, Co. Donegal, F94 N289
Free Online Living Well Programme Free Online Living Well Programmes delivered over 6 weeks in 2.5hr sessions commence on Thurs 9th Sept / Mon 13th Sept / Tues 21st Sept & Wed 29th Sept (limited places). Contact Liam Gildea on (087) 3490 393 or email for more details.
Join the Community Council for your area! A significant number of plans & developments are in the pipeline or are being developed by Islandeady Community Council which will greatly enhance the community & village of Islandeady for locals, business, tourism & recreation. If anybody wishes to join the Community Council for their area or would be interested in being part of the ongoing plans & developments they can give their name to Tanya McLoughlin (Secretary) on 087 901 4363.
Islandeady Sunday Mass 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,!
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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