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The Final Word from the retired PP, Fr. Pat! Sincere THANKS to all for the amazing & emotional Retirement Function on THUR night. Having spent 32 great years in Mayo the 'Moylough' sign comes off the wall & it is 'time to say Goodbye'. Since 2001 I have shared much of life's uneven joys & sorrows with many families. For any good I have done I give thanks to God & to you. For any failure I ask forgiveness. I thank you for allowing me to be part of your lives for the past 16 years. I will always think fondly of you. I hope too that you will think fondly of me. My feelings, in these final words in a Newsletter, are best summed up by paraphrasing the English poet Rupert Brooke:

If I should go; And go I must.
There is a part of me, That will forever be ...



Fr Pat Donnellan (PP, retired).
Cemetery Mass in Glenisland Cemetery Mass in Glenisland Cemetery on Monday Aug 7th at 12 noon. Please inform Family (at home & abroad) & Neighbours of the Cemetery masses.
Carer of the Year Award! Family Carers Ireland are now looking for applicants for their Carer of the Year Awards. If you would like to nominate a Carer please contact Bernadette/Doreen for an application form on 0949060305/0863775702.
Rural Transport Scheme for Islandeady! A rural transport scheme will be available to the Islandeady community from the beginning of July. Anyone wishing to participate in the service should contact the following number 0949047571 to book a seat. There are two routes: one from Islandeady to Westport on a Friday leaving Islandeady at 9am and returning at 1pm. The second will be on a Wednesday arriving in Islandeady at 11:30am and leaving at 3pm. Members availing of the service will be picked up at their homes and returned to their homes. The Westport service will begin on 7th July 2017 and is available to everyone. The Wednesday service will start on 5th July 2017.
Weekly Thursday night Candlelight Rosary Procession at Knock Shrine! The weekly Thursday night Candlelight Rosary Procession at Knock Shrine commences for the season on 'Thursday night 1st of June from 9 to 9.30 pm, and will continue every Thursday night in June, July and August. In the event of inclement weather it will be held in the Basilica. All are welcome.
Islandeady GAA

Islandeady GAA

Islandeady GAA Lotto SUN 2nd July at 8.30 pm in the Key West. Jackpot €5,100.

For all Islandeady GAA News, see

Islandeady Cycling Club

Islandeady Cycling Club

New membership for 2017 for cyclists of all abilities!

Islandeady Cycling Club located in Jacks old cottage Derrycoorane Islandeady Castlebar, is a leisure cycling club that is now open for new membership for 2017 for cyclists of all abilities.

The club members cycle as a group every Wednesday evening at 7pm and Sunday morning at 10am leaving Jacks old cottage in Islandeady and returning there for a much needed cup of tea.

We set up a beginners cycling group 6 weeks ago, they cycle every tuesday evening from Jacks Old Cottage at 7pm, and what a great success it turned out to be, getting bigger and better each week. So if you are thinking about taking cycling up for the first time in along time, then why not join us on Tuesday evening for a very enjoyable cycle! Join up today!

Our Club Members just recently particpated in the very popular Mayo Pink Ribbon Cycle and also the Cycle against suicide and will be taking part in the very popular Westportif at the weekend.

Club Members also completed a 6 week Training Skills course with the talented Mark Quigley. Huge thanks to Mark Quigley for six weeks of knowledge, skills, training tips, and general safety on the road. Watch this space for next course!

Club members will be taking part in the Cycle for Brother Kevin on the 19th and 20th May, Cycle for Brother Kevin (formerly 'The Great Escape') is a charity cycle event established in 2010 to raise funds for The Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless in Dublin City Centre. Participants leave Dublin City Centre on Friday morning, overnight in Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim, and arrive in Belmullet, Co. Mayo at about 6pm. 300 Kilometres, 2 days and alot of craic along the way. Best of Luck guys!

So if you are thinking of taking up Cycling, then why not join us Tuesday evenings for the beginners cycle or Wednesday evenings for the more experienced cyclist. And Sunday mornings for all abilities! We would love to see you there!

For more information on Islandeady Cycling Club visit their face book page at

or contact club president Joe Moylette on 0879443626

Thought for the Day!

Don't CRY because it's now OVER...
but SMILE & be HAPPY because it HAPPENED!!

THANKS Fr. Pat! Fr. Pat started the very first Islandeady Newsletter on the18th Nov 2001. Approx.816 weekly newsletter publications later, we THANK Fr. Pat for keeping the Parish & Community informed each week with the local news, events, mass intentions & times and the inspiring 'Thought for the Day'!
Fr Chris Brennan SMA, our new Administrator, arrives on Friday! Fr Chris Brennan SMA, our new Administrator, arrives next Fri 21st. It's a difficult time for a Priest starting all over again with new faces, new names. I have no doubt that his task will be made easier by the welcome & offers of help that he will receive from you - the good people of Islandeady-Glenisland. May God bless him with good health & happiness in his new ministry.
Islandeady Community Clean-up! Islandeady Community Clean-up will take place on the weekend of 21/22/23 July. Pickers & bags available. Drop off at Islandeady GAA Car-Park. Everybody is kindly asked to give 1 Hour to keep their area & Islandeady tidy. More info contact Breege Joyce 087 2889264.
Islandeady GAA Club Cul Camp! Islandeady GAA Club Cul Camp takes place from July 24 th - 28th. Contact Pat Ryan on 087 2704718 or book online at
New Email address for all CHURCH and PARISH matters! The new email address for all CHURCH andPARISH matters is: Also for Newsletter: The previous is strictly for personal emails for the retiring PP (patd).
Items for Church Newsletter Items for Church Newsletter to be in by Fri 12 Midday the latest. Newsletter starts publication at 12:01pm. Items can be dropped into the Parochial House, call/text/voicemail Liam Keaveney at 087 1361895 or email or
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