Parish clean-up to remove rubbish dumped illegally is this Sat/Sun 28th/29th. Mayo Co Council will take away rubbish gathered on MON morning 30th from the GAA Car Park. Clean-up also on Good Friday 3rd April. We appeal to all households to join in this civic campaign by at least collecting rubbish from the roadside close to your home.
Islandeady Cycling Club
Islandeady cycling Club are going from strength to strength with over 45 members the club is enjoying lots of interest from both young and not so young.
The group have started their weekly Sunday morning road cycling outings with cycle catering for all levels of ability and interest. The group depart Jacks old cottage at 9am on Sunday morning and cover between 30km and 60 km depending on the different groups.
New members are welcome to join the club and take part in the weekly outings. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. For full details check out the clubs Facebook page on
Public Forum on Social Isolation
Public Forum : A Public Forum on Social Isolation, hosted by The Kettering Foundation, USA will take place in Islandeady Community Centre on Tuesday next 31 st March from 6pm to 8.30pm.
Passion Play in Ballintubber Abbey
Passion Play in Ballintubber Abbey on MON, TUES, WED of Holy Week at 9 pm.
Islandeady GAA News
Islandeady GAA Lotto this SUN 29th at 8.30 pm in The Halfway. Jackpot €12,800.
For all Islandeady GAA News, see
Summer time - clocks change!
Clocks spring forward one hour this SAT night 28th - Summer time begins !.
Holy Week-Easter Ceremonies in Islandeady-Glenisland Parish
Monday 30th - Penance Services ie Confessions: 7 pm Glenisland & 8.30 pm Islandeady.
Holy Thursday - 8 pm in Glenisland: Mass of The Lord's Supper.
Good Friday - 3 pm in Islandeady: Stations of the Cross (led by 2 lay readers).
- 3 pm in Glenisland: Stations of the Cross + Veneration of the Cross.
- 8 pm in Islandeady Good Friday Liturgy + Veneration of the Cross.
Holy Saturday - 7 pm in Glenisland and 9 pm in Islandeady: Holy Saturday night Vigil -
Paschal Fire/Ceremony of Light/Blessing Water (bring container for Easter Holy Water).
Easter Sunday - 11 am in Islandeady: Mass celebrating the Resurrection of The Lord.
Bus Route 21
Bus Eireann plans to axe the Bus Route 21 from Athlone to Westport. This route passes through our parish and also serves Westport, Castlebar, Balla, Claremorris, Ballyhaunis as well as Knock Shrine and Ireland West Airport Knock. If this plan goes ahead it will seriously inconvenience our elderly and those who depend 100% on public transport. A letter has been sent from IslandeadyCommunity Council to An Taoiseach, Minister Ring and the three other TDs in Mayo requesting that they do everything in their power to convince senior management in Bus Eireann to reverse this plan.
Youth Mass last Sun - thanks!
'Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh siad'. Praise the Young & they will prosper. This week we Praise The Lord & give THANKS for all involved in our wonderful & uplifting Youth Mass last Sun. Well Done to all who organised & helped. Encouraged by this positive experience we aspire to having more Youth Masses. (Pastoral Council Thanks next week).
Bible study Group
Bible study Group in St Aidans room every WED at 8 pm. Everybody invited.
Islandeady Community Futures Action Plan
This Community Action Plan summarises community views about:
- Islandeady now
- The vision for the future of Islandeady
- The issues that matter most
- Islandeady now
A PDF version of the plan is now available for download