News - Fri 12th February 2021

The Late Paddy Jordan 

The Death occurred peacefully on Monday 8th February at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Paddy Jordan Derryhillagh Castlehill Ballina. Paddy’s funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St Patricks church Laherdane with burial afterwards in Kilmurray Cemetery. Paddy Sadly missed by his wife Marty, deeply mourned by his loving sons Kevin (Galway), Stephen (Lahardane), daughters Loretta (Galway) and Olive (Lahardane). Fondly remembered by his brothers Tommy (Bofeenaun), Eddie (Parke), Martin (Derryhillagh), Michael (Kilmurray), sisters Mary McDonnell (Crossmolina) and Eleanor Loftus (Bofeenaun), grandchildren, son in laws, daughter in laws, nephews, nieces, brothers in law, sisters in law, extended relatives, friends and neighbours. Due to HSE guidelines and current restrictions, Paddy's funeral was private for the immediate family only. The Jordan family appreciate your understanding at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 6thFebruary The numbers drawn were  2  – 12  – 17 –  23 Four punters matched three numbers Paul O’Donnell St Mary’s Park Crossmolina, Michael Flynn Loughrea co Galway, Carol Leonard Massbrook, Laherdane, Evilazio de Silva Ballina they share the €150 prize. This week's jackpot is €9.750. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. The Committee would like to thank you for your continued support 

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG 

Will hold their AGM on next Monday 22nd February 2021 at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. This year the AGM will be held via Zoom. If you would like to attend please forward your email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

 

Daffodil Day. 

The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day, is scheduled to take place on Friday, 26th March 2021. Get involved now and join in the initiative to turn Ireland yellow on Daffodil Day Together, let us turn Ireland yellow and demonstrate that we won’t give up until cancer does. For more information and support, please contact Ena on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 087 7381055

 

Lent and Covid 19

Covid-19 has given the opportunity for some of us to re-evaluate our lives: to consider our priorities and consider what God is doing. Why not spend lockdown being locked into something that will enable you to discover what God is doing in your life? Lent is a season during which we reflect on our personal relationship with God and on every Christian’s responsibility to engage with the world as it is. Lent begins each year on Ash Wednesday, 46 days before Easter Sunday. This year Lent will start on February 17th, 2021; and if you are following the 40 days tradition, Lent will then end on Holy Saturday, April 3rd, 2021. Lent can be helpful for families, in the same way, that Advent helps parents prepare their children for Christmas. The season of Lent provides an opportunity for families to strengthen spiritual discipline together. Rather than engaging in the distraction of the baskets and egg hunts, Lent can help your family focus on the real meaning of Easter and what Jesus’ sacrifice means for our salvation.

Lent is the Christian season of spiritual discipline leading up to Easter. Throughout Lent, most Christians adopt a period of fasting, repentance, prudence, and spiritual development. 

• Join us for online Masses from St. Tiernan’s.

• Pick up your aches and a pouch with  a prayer card on Ash Wednesday from St Tiernan’s Church.

• Light a candle and pray at home with your family.

• Pick up your Trocaire Boxes 

 

Thanks.

A big Thank You to Enda and Teresa Callaghan’s young boys; Charlie, Jack and Adam for organising a St. Brigid’s Cross Project. Thanks to all who donated and supported the Project. They raised an astounding €389 for Eskeragh Church.  They plan to buy some Church items for the Sanctuary. Much appreciated.

 

Collins Christmas Lights:  

The great sum of €1300 was raised for charity from Collins Christmas lights display at Fotish. We want to thank everyone who donated so generously. We also hope that people got a bit of a lift by leaving them on for longer due to current circumstances.

 

The Mayo Stroke Support Group.

In association with Croí, the heart and stroke charity will hold its next meeting virtually on Thursday, February 25th from 11.30am – 1:00pm via Zoom. The topic for this meeting will be ‘Cognitive Issues following stroke.’ This free meeting is for stroke survivors and their partners, family members or carers. For further information and to receive the Zoom link and technical support, please contact Croí on 091-544310.

 

Kilmurry National School 

Is open for enrolment –   September 2021. Please contact the school on   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 086 4403326

 

Living Lent

Lent begins this year on Wednesday 17 February.   We will be launching our #LivingLent initiative on Twitter and Instagram again this year and inviting the faithful to use social media to grow closer to God during this sacred season. Daily #LivingLent suggestions and resources will be available on Twitter and Instagram on the @catholicbishops profiles Trocaire Boxes available in all Churches and Shops

 

All masses now on live stream. 

Log on to www.churchtv.ie/Crossmolina Log on to crossmolinaparish.com to view Newsletter and Parish News

 

News - Fri 5th February 2021

World Day of Sick. 

February 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation started by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from illnesses. The day coincides with the commemoration of Our Lady of Lourdes. People around the world take the time to pray for the sick and for those who work very hard to alleviate the sufferings of the sick on this day. Faith organisations mark this day especially to provide the sick with medicines, food, and spiritual guidance. Pope John Paul II initiated the day in 1992 to encourage people to pray for those who suffer from illness and for their caregivers. Join us on Thursday at 10am for Mass from Crossmolina Church.

 

Crossmolina Parish Website 

Log on to crossmolinaparish.com to view parish bulletin and all news items from our parish & diocesan news. Our website is updated every week.

 

Crossmolina NS Thank you. 

To everyone who supported the raffle held in December in aid of Crossmolina National School organised by the school parent association. Thank you to those who sold tickets, bought tickets and local businesses who donated prizes. The raffle was a great success and your generosity is very much appreciated by the whole school community.    

 

Kilmurry National School.

Is open for enrolment – September 2021. Please contact the school   on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel. 086 4403326

 

Community Alert: 

You may be entitled to a Pendant and a free year’s monitoring if you are over 65 and live alone, or a couple with a phone line. Contact 087.2590115 Any time. Support your Community alert team and they will support our community Thank you.

 

Candlelight Evening 

We would like to invite you to join Western Care’s Virtual Valentine Candlelight Evening – live streamed via our Facebook page. This is a FREE Event on Saturday 13th February from 8pm until 10.30pm. Music and chats with some much loved national and local guests including Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, Sandy Kelly, Tommy Fleming, plus many more local artists. Please see our Facebook page for further details: https://www.facebook.com/westerncareassociation/  Organised on behalf of Western Care by the Valentine Candlelight Ball Committee. Raffle will run in conjunction on the night with some very generous prizes. Thank you for your support. If you have any further queries, please contact Teresa Ward, Fundraising and Development Manager, Western Care Association, 087 246 7857.

 

Crossmolina Community Council AGM.

Crossmolina Community Council CLG will hold their AGM on Monday 22nd February 2021 at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. This year the AGM will be held via Zoom. If you would like to attend please forward your email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

 

Community Services Programme

Help and support is available for the older members of the community during this new Covid19 restriction phase. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 096 30935, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm if you need information.

 

North West Stop.

Provides Counselling in your area with No Waiting Lists.  Please phone or text our Counselling Coordinator on 086 777 2009 to arrange to speak with a counsellor.

 

COVID-19 Support Line for Older People

ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am - 8pm, by calling 0818 222 024.

 

Church Envelopes Thank You

Thanks to all who are returning Church envelopes and giving donations to support and keep our Churches open. A steel box is available in Crossmolina Church porch & Post Office for your envelope.  The box is emptied every day and is very safe. CCTV protected. Envelopes from Eskeragh, Keenagh and Kilmurry can also be put in box.       

 

Ballina Family Resource Centre 

Are working behind closed doors during this lockdown, if you do not get an answer on our landline 09675573 please call us on our mobile number 0870618525 or leave a message on either and we will get back to you.  You can also email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can contact us through messenger on our Facebook page or Whatsapp.  

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 30th January The numbers drawn were  6  – 11  – 17 –  33 one punters matched three numbers Brian Munnelly The Boreen Crossmolina and  win’s €150. This week's jackpot is €9.600. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. The Committee would like to thank you for your continued support 

 

Counselling Services 

Can still be accessed during the lockdown, our Outreaches such as Mindspace 0949067001 and Pieta House 09325586 are still running their services online or on the phone so please do call them.  Also, our own Counsellors are still working remotely and some face to face too, depending on the need of the client, so if you need a counsellor do not hesitate to call 09675573 or 0870618525 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will refer you.

 

Clobber Collection 

If you are doing a clear out, ie clothes, shoes, bags etc we are still able to take your clobber, please call 0870618525 to arrange a drop off time.  Wear a mask and please keep a 2 metre distance from our staff when dropping of clothes.

 

The Late Terence Shelly.

The Death occurred peacefully on Friday 29th January at his residence of Terence Terry Shelly Ballina Rd Crossmolina and formerly of Birmingham England. Terence’s Requiem was celebrated on Sunday in St Tiernans Church. With cremation at a later date Terence Deeply mourned by his loving wife Ann, son Richard, daughter-in-law Anne, grandchildren Sophie Anna and Richie, brother David, sisters-in-law Hazel and Josie, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. In keeping with Government guidelines regarding public gatherings, Terence's funeral Mass was privately for family only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and understanding at this time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.

 

Michael Mayo Lady’s Manager.

Congratulation to Michael Moyles the Former Deel-Rovers and Mayo player who has been appointed the Mayo Lady’s Manager. All at Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA club wish him all the best of Luck. It’s a great honour for Michael and our club to hold this position 

 

News - Fri 29th January 2021

The Late Michael Kelly.

The death occurred peacefully Wednesday 13th January at University Hospital Castlebar of Michael Kelly Gortskeddia Crossmolina and formerly of Moygownagh. Michaels funeral mass was celebrated in St Tiernans church with burial afterwards in Moygownagh Cemetery. Michael was predeceased by his wife Nora brothers Brendan and Sean sister Maureen is survived by his son Mark, daughter Sharon, brothers Vincent Abbeytown Noel Moygownagh sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. In keeping with Government guidelines regarding public gatherings, Michael's funeral was privately for family only. The family would like to thank you for your

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 23rd January The numbers drawn were  10  – 16  – 17 –  21 no  punters matched three numbers and three tickets were drawn John Garrett Ballina Rd Crossmolina, Paddy McNicholas Kiltmagh, Thomas and Bernie Dolan Kildavarogue Crossmolina  each win €50. This week's jackpot is €9.450. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. The Committee would like to thank you all for your continued support

 

Ballina Family Resource Centre. 

Are working behind closed doors during this lockdown, if you do not get an answer on our landline 09675573 please call us on our mobile number 0870618525 or leave a message on either and we will get back to you.  You can also email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can contact us through messenger on our Facebook page or Whatsapp.  

 

Services that are still available during current Lockdown @BallinaFRC:

Counselling Services can still be accessed during the lockdown, our Outreaches such as Mindspace 0949067001 & Pieta House 09325586 are still running their services online or on the phone so please do call them.  Also, our own Counsellors are still working remotely & some face to face too, depending on the need of the client, so if you need a counsellor do not hesitate to call 09675573 or 0870618525 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will refer you.

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG AGM

Crossmolina Community Council CLG will hold their AGM on Monday 22nd February 2021 at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. This year the AGM will be held via Zoom. If you would like to attend please forward your email address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

 

Community Services Programme

Help and support is available for the older members of the community during this new Covid19 restriction phase. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 096 30935, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm if you need information.

 

Have you room in your home? 

Have you room in your heart? Home Sharers required. Would you be interested in sharing your home and supporting a person with additional needs, for a few hours per day, a couple days per month, or long term. We are looking for single people, couples, married people and/or families to provide short or long term respite for children or adults. If you are interested please contact Western Care Association, Social Work Dept. on 094 9025133

 

Counselling Services 

Can still be accessed during the lockdown, our Outreaches such as Mindspace 0949067001 and Pieta House 09325586 are still running their services online or on the phone so please do call them.  Also, our own Counsellors are still working remotely too, so if you need a counsellor do not hesitate to call 09675573 or 0870618525 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will refer you

 

2021 First Holy Communion and Confirmation dates

First Holy Communion:

24th April 2021 @ 11.30am—Kilmurry

8th May 2021 @ 12 noon—Crossmolina

 

Confirmation: Change of Dates

22nd May 2021 @ 12 noon—Crossmolina

29th May 2021 @ 12 noon—Kilmurry

 

Church Envelopes Thank You.

Thanks to all who are returning Church envelopes and giving donations to support and keep our Churches open. A steel box is available in Crossmolina Church porch and Post Office for your envelope.  The box is emptied every day and is very safe. CCTV protected. Envelopes from Eskeragh, Keenagh and Kilmurry can also be put in box. Your generosity is very much appreciated.      

 

News - 22nd January 2021

Died in Westport

The death occurred peacefully on Saturday 16th January of Henry O'Toole, Ardoley House, Ardoley, Westport, Co. Mayo and late of Inisturk Island and The Three Arches Bar, High Street, Westport Henry's Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday 18th January in St Marys church with burial afterwards in Aughavale Cemetery and was private to family members only. Sadly missed by his loving wife Peggy Nee Herbert Rathbane Crossmolina, son Michael, daughter Margaret (Birmingham), daughter-in-law Mary, son-in-law James, grandchildren Michael (Washington), Darren, Michelle (Walsh) and her husband Sean, sisters Vera and Nora (England), Patricia and Phyllis (U.S.A.), brother Coleman (U.S.A.), nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace 

 

Ballina Family Resource Centre 

We are working behind closed doors during this lockdown, if you do not get an answer on our landline 09675573 please call us on our mobile number 0870618525 or leave a message on either and we will get back to you.  You can also email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can contact us through messenger on our Facebook page or Whatsapp.

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 16th January The numbers drawn were  2  – 15  – 28 –  34 no  punters matched three numbers and three tickets were drawn Michael Kearns Carrowkilleen Crossmolina, John Judge Lancaster England, Lainey Jordan Judge Laherdane each win €50. This week's jackpot is €9.300. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on this Wednesday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. 

 

Died in England

John Rowland St Albans and formally Castlehill, Crossmolina has passed away peacefully in his 103rd year. John was a very good hard-working builder and a gentleman who loved to live life to the full. He is greatly missed by his son's John and Kevin, daughters Sharon and Geraldine, grandchildren, great-grandchildren sister – in – law Julie Rowland Castlehill, all his cousins in the Crossmolina parish and all his loving family, friends and neighbours. His funeral mass is in Saint Stephen's Church, St. Albans on February 1st at 10 a.m. It would be streamed live via the church website. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamachra

 

Services that are still available during current Lockdown @BallinaFRC:

Counselling Services can still be accessed during the lockdown, our Outreaches such as Mindspace 0949067001 and Pieta House 09325586 are still running their services online or on the phone so please do call them.  Also, our own Counsellors are still working remotely too, so if you need a counsellor do not hesitate to call 09675573 or 0870618525 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will refer you.

 

The Late Geraldine Durkan.

The death occurred peacefully on Wednesday 20th January at the Galway clinic of Geraldine Durkan nee Judge Ballymoghany, Enniscrone and formerly of Ballyvicmaha Castlehill Crossmolina. Geraldine’s funeral mass was celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnor on Friday with burial afterwards in Killanley Cemetery. Geraldine predeceased by her father Joe, mother- in – law Margaret, Beloved wife of David, loving mother of Stephen, Aoife, Brian and  Eoghan, Sadly missed by her loving husband, daughter, sons, mother Mary Joe (Judge), sister Ann Holmes (Knockmore), brother Willie Judge (Castlehill), father-in-law Michael, brothers-in-law, sisters – in - law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. Due to current Government and HSE guidelines Geraldine’s Funeral Mass was private to family only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time. May her gentle soul rest in peace. 

 

Deel-Rovers Intermediate Management 

At the January Executive meeting of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club on Monday 18th January which was held online. The Intermediate Team management for 2021 was ratified with Brian Benson Manager selectors Michael Moyles Declan Clinton and Noel Ryan. They are wished the best of luck from all in the club 

 

The Late Willie McGoff

Death occurred peacefully on Tuesday 19th January in his 87th year of William (Willie) McGoff at the Moyridge Nursing Home Ballina and late of Lecarrow Crossmolina. Requiem Mass for William was celebrated on Friday in St. Tiernan's Church Crossmolina. Burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. William was predeceased by his wife Eileen and daughter-in-law Frankie. Sadly missed and remembered by his children Liam (Carlow), Margaret Carolan (USA), Martin (Crossmolina) and Mary O'Hora (Knockmore), daughter-in-law Tonia, sons-in-law Slyvester and Eddie. Grandchildren William, Eoin, Katie, Shane, Síne, Áine, Éabha, Séan, Anthony, Aileen & Alice. Sisters Bridget and Angela. Nieces, Nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. Due to HSE guidelines, William's Funeral was private to family members only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace

 

News - Fri 15th January 2021

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot On Saturday 9th January 2021. The numbers drawn were 1 – 17 – 18 – 35 no punters matched three numbers and three tickets were drawn Eileen Loftus Creevy Castlehill Ballina, John and Mary Garvey Dublin, Padraic Syron Castlebar each win €50. This week's jackpot is €9.150. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page.

 

Died in London.

The death occurred peacefully on Thursday 31st December in Ealing London of Ruaidhre Boyle formerly of St Tiernan’s Erris Rd Crossmolina. Predeceased by his father Dr Edward J. Boyle, survived by his mother Ena, wife Mary (Hegarty, formerly of Laherdane) and beloved father to children John and Siofra. Loving brother to Kate (Paris) Nicola (Galway) Fergus (Galway) and Emma (Sydney), Dearly missed by his brother – in - law, sister – in - law, nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues. Funeral mass will take place in Ealing Abbey, on Friday, 22nd January 2021.  May his gentle soul rest in peace

 

Baptism.

Today we celebrate the feast of the baptism of Jesus. It is a good day to reflect on our own baptism and its significance for us. The vast majority of our baptisms are of children. They are oblivious to all that is happening around them. A big decision is being made on their behalf without their knowing anything about it. Yet, just as parents make all kinds of other big decisions for their children without consulting them, so parents are happy to make this particular significant decision on their behalf. There is a story in the gospels of parents bringing little children to Jesus. When the disciples tried to stop parents doing this, Jesus rebuked his disciples and said to them, ‘let the children come to me and do not stop them, for to such as these the kingdom of God belongs.’ Parents continue to bring their children to Jesus today whenever they present them for baptism, because in baptism they are being baptized into the person of Christ; they become members of his body; Jesus begins to live within them through the Spirit. We are baptized as children but it is as adults that we confirm our baptism for ourselves. It is as adults that we say our own adult ‘yes’ to the Lord who said ‘yes’ to us as young children on the day of our baptism. We welcome all parents who will present their child for Baptism in the coming year and pray God’s blessing on all our families for the year ahead.

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG.

Community Service Programme Help and support is available for the older members of the community during this new Covid19 restriction phase. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 096 30935, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm if you need   information, help or assistance.

 

Deel-Rovers GAA Club Membership.

Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club any adults wishing to pay membership are asked to contact Mary Lynn at 087.6430598 for new membership forms and GDPR compliance. Membership can also be paid online at www.deelrovers.com

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG.

Crossmolina Community Council CLG are looking to fill a voluntary Member vacancy. Details of the role is available by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Admin Office on 096 30935.

 

Western Care Association. 

Are going to travel around the globe virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county, we need your help to complete this challenge. We are looking for 150 volunteers to walk, jog or run virtually around the globe in aid of Western Care Association, starting from 12th of January to 2nd April 2021. For more information contact Michael by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you can be involved in something big and help Western Care Association travel around the world virtually. Registration for the event is €10 per person, we look forward to hearing from you!”

 

A Message from Pope Francis.

MONDAY JANUARY 4, 2021

"Above all, let us not forget to thank: if we are bearers of gratitude, the world itself will become better, even if only a little bit, but that is enough to transmit a bit of hope. The world needs hope. And with gratitude, with this habit of saying thank you, we transmit a bit of hope. Everything is united and everything is connected, and everyone needs to do his or her part wherever we are. The path to happiness is the one Saint Paul described at the end of one of his letters: “Pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thes 5:17-19). Do not quench the Spirit, what a beautiful project of life! Do not quench the Spirit that we have within leads us to gratitude. Thank you."

 

News - Fri 8th January 2021

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot On Saturday night 2nd January 2021. The numbers drawn were  12 – 13 – 27 – 35 two punters matched three numbers Declan Clinton Ballycastle, Fiona Hopkins Ballina each win €75. This week's jackpot is €9.000. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page.

 

Died in Laois.

The death occurred peacefully on Tuesday 29th December in the Midlands Regional Hospital of John O’Donnell Ashgrove Mountmellick Co Laois and formerly of Ballina Rd Crossmolina. Formerly worked on the Rural Electrification scheme with ESB in North Mayo and later An Garda Siochana in Laois. John was a founder member of Mountmellick Development Association Johns funeral mass was celebrated on Friday 1st January in St Josephs Church Mountmelllick with burial afterwards in St Josephs Cemetery. John predeceased by his daughter Mary Judith is survived by his wife Maureen daughters Susan Smithers Dublin, Sarah Harte Mullingar, Lucy Kelly Killenard Laois, sister Bernie Chicago, sons – in- law Tom O’Neill and David his 10 much loved grandchildren, nieces, nephews staff and residence of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. The family would like to thank all for your help and understanding at this sad and difficult time  

 

GAA National Club Draw.

The National Club Draw tickets are now available from Crossmolina Deel-Rovers Club officers at €10 each with fantastic prizes to be won with new Renault Clio the top prize down to fifteenth prize of €300. All the money raised is retained by the club as all the prizes are sponsored the Croke Park  

 

The Late Patrick Barrett

The death occurred peacefully on Wednesday 6th January at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar of Patrick (Paddy) Barrett Mullenmore St, Crossmolina. Patricks Funeral mass was celebrated on Friday in St Tiernan’s Church with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Patrick was predeceased by his brother John is survived by his wife Sheila nee Gill, son Patrick, daughter Natasha, grandchildren Amy, Andrew, Rachel, Patrick, and Sophie great-grandson Adam, brother Martin, Edinburgh Scotland, sisters Sr Mary in Galway, Immaculata Cosgrove, Bangor, Ann Cawley, Knockanumra, Crossmolina, daughter -in – law Lorna, Brother – in- law, Michael, sisters – in – law, Nieces, nephews, relations friends and neighbours. Patricks Funeral Mass and burial was private to family in accordance with the current Government and HSE guidelines on public gatherings. The family appreciate your sympathy, respect, support and understanding at this time. May he rest in peace.

 

Baptism.

Today we celebrate the feast of the baptism of Jesus. It is a good day to reflect on our own baptism and its significance for us. The vast majority of our baptisms are of children. They are oblivious to all that is happening around them. A big decision is being made on their behalf without their knowing anything about it. Yet, just as parents make all kinds of other big decisions for their children without consulting them, so parents are happy to make this particular significant decision on their behalf. There is a story in the gospels of parents bringing little children to Jesus. When the disciples tried to stop parents doing this, Jesus rebuked his disciples and said to them, ‘let the children come to me and do not stop them, for to such as these the kingdom of God belongs.’ Parents continue to bring their children to Jesus today whenever they present them for baptism, because in baptism they are being baptized into the person of Christ; they become members of his body; Jesus begins to live within them through the Spirit. We are baptized as children but it is as adults that we confirm our baptism for ourselves. It is as adults that we say our own adult ‘yes’ to the Lord who said ‘yes’ to us as young children on the day of our baptism. We welcome all parents who will present their child for Baptism in the coming year and pray God’s blessing on all our families for the year ahead.

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG 

Community Service Programme Help and support is available for the older members of the community during this new Covid19 restriction phase. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 096 30935, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm if you need   information, help or assistance.

 

Crossmolina Community Council CLG.

Crossmolina Community Council CLG are looking to fill a voluntary Member vacancy. Details of the role is available by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the Admin Office on 096 30935.

 

Crossmolina Day Centre Hamper Winners.

We are pleased to announce that Teresa McNulty and Kathleen Gillespie were the winners of the Day Centre Christmas Hampers, congratulations to you both. The Day Centre staff and volunteers are looking forward to restarting activities as soon as possible after Covid.

 

Western Care Association. 

Are going to travel around the globe virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county, we need your help to complete this challenge. We are looking for 150 volunteers to walk, jog or run virtually around the globe in aid of Western Care Association, starting from 12th of January to 2nd April 2021. For more information contact Michael by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you can be involved in something big and help Western Care Association travel around the world virtually. Registration for the event is €10 per person, we look forward to hearing from you!”

 

A Message from Pope Francis

MONDAY JANUARY 4, 2021

"Above all, let us not forget to thank: if we are bearers of gratitude, the world itself will become better, even if only a little bit, but that is enough to transmit a bit of hope. The world needs hope. And with gratitude, with this habit of saying thank you, we transmit a bit of hope. Everything is united and everything is connected, and everyone needs to do his or her part wherever we are. The path to happiness is the one Saint Paul described at the end of one of his letters: “Pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thes 5:17-19). Do not quench the Spirit, what a beautiful project of life! Do not quench the Spirit that we have within leads us to gratitude. Thank you."

 

News - Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Our Sincere Thanks.

The year 2020 will be a year we will all want to forget. This pandemic has presented us all with many challenges. The familiar pattern of community and family support has been affected. Limitations have been imposed on us and our entire way of life has been turned upside down. What kind of Christmas will 2020 be? It will be different but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be special. Many people have decided not to focus on presents and the lavishness that Christmas brings but to celebrate it in the true spirit of the Christ Child. In some ways the Covid-19 restrictions can open up greater opportunities for prayer and for reflection, for family time and space to enter into the true meaning of Christmas. This Christmas it is not possible to thank people individually. So many volunteers became involved in planning, preparing, cleaning and sanitising our churches so that they would be safe secure places for public worship. So many has helped in all areas of    parish life & community. We thank you all sincerely. The Irish Bishops said recently “It is a clear illustration that  religious faith is not just about believing but also about belonging in a local community, that significant network of relationships which indicates that people are there for each other. We wish you every blessing for your health and happiness, stay safe and look after one another. Have a very happy Christmas.  Fr Francis and Fr Gabriel.

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Friday night 18th December. The numbers drawn were 21 – 22 – 33 – 35 no punter matched three numbers and three tickets were drawn Carmel Gargan Portlaoise, Emma Judge Church View Crossmolina, Declan Hughes Lacken Enniscrone Co Sligo they win €50 each. This week's jackpot is €8.700.The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on Saturday evening 2nd January 2021 and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. The Lotto committee would like thank you sincerely for your continued support of our lotto and wish you all a very happy Christmas and a bright New Year 

 

Died in USA

The death occurred peacefully on Friday 18th December of Paddy Rowland North Carolina and formerly of Mullenmore North Crossmolina Burial has taken Place in North Carolina. Paddy is survived by his Wife Ann, daughters Margaret and Deborah, Sons Stephen and  Patrick, sons – in – law, daughters – in – law, Grandchildren, sisters Claire Keary St Marys Park Crossmolina, Margaret Lennon Ballybay Co Monaghan, Francis Logan Saratoga up State New York, brothers – in -  law, nieces, nephews, relations extended family, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace. 

 

Votes of Sympathy

The Crossmolina Deel-Rover GAA Club wish to express its Sympathy to the Families of former players, Committee members and friends on their recent Bereavements. May they rest in peace  

 

Christmas lights 

The Collins Family Fotish have their wonderful display Christmas lights again this year. Donations are welcome in aid of the Western Alzheimer’s. Please support

 

Western Care Association 

Are going to travel around the globe virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county, we are looking for 150 volunteers to walk, jog or run virtually starting from 12th of Jan. to 2nd Apr. 2021. For information contact Michael by emailing  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Registration for the event is €10 per person.

 

Community Council.

The new free wifi was launched last Wednesday and is now live and available for use in the town centre.  The Community Council are delighted to be involved in bringing this free service to Crossmolina and are hoping to have more positive news for the locality early in 2021.  The members of the Community Council would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and look forward to a brighter 2021.

 

FESTIVAL.

The Crossmolina Festival Group wish everyone a Happy Christmas and would like to thank people for their support in 2020, a year which curtailed many of the planned events.  If you are still due a refund from the Halloween event, please contact us so that we can organise that for you.  The Festival group are hoping that 2021 will bring a return to normality with lots of family festival fun.  The date for the AGM has not been finalised but you can keep up to date by following the festival on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Bord Na Nog Fundraiser

Congratulation to Patrick Howley Erris St Crossmolina who was the lucky winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers €1,000 Christmas Cash prize. The Draw took place live on the clubs face book page on Friday evening last. Thanks to all who supported and wish you all a very happy Christmas  

 

News - Fri 18th December 2020

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 12th December. The numbers drawn were 7 – 18 – 29 – 31. Two punters matched three numbers Collette Myles Abbeytown, Crossmolina, Michael and Kay O’Malley Killeen Castlehill, each win’s €75. This week's jackpot is €8.500 The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on this Wednesday evening and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. The Crossmolina Lotto committee wish to thank you for your continued support of our lotto it’s our main fundraiser that keeps our club ticking over. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas keep safe and look after your selves if you are out walking wear a high vis jacket ‘s we need your support in 2021

 

Michael (Miko) Sweeney RIP.

The death has occurred suddenly and peacefully on Saturday 12th December at his residence of Michael (Miko) Sweeney Enaghbeg, Crossmolina. Requiem mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St Tiernans church with burial afterwards. Michael was predeceased by his parents Patrick Dan and Marian, brothers James and P.J. Deeply mourned by his loving family Mary Kate, Danny, Sheila, Helena, Josephine, Anthony and John, sons Damien and Shane, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Due to HSE and Government restrictions the funeral was private for family only. The family wish to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this time. May he rest in peace  

 

Celebrating Christmas 2020

We must remind ourselves that the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday’s and Holy Days remains suspended during the pandemic. In particular, the vulnerable should be encouraged to stay at home and participate in Mass via webcam.

Christmas is about more than just one day.  Families are welcome to attend Mass at some point during the twelve days from Christmas Eve to Epiphany. Christmas Masses will also be widely available over webcam and we strongly encourage families to “tune in” from their homes with a lighted candle. If you decide to come to Mass at Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, please note:

1. Attendance at Mass for Christmas will be on a first come basis.  Follow the guidelines from the Stewards. Once we have reached capacity, people will be asked to sit in their cars.

2. People will not be allowed stand in porch or by the walls.

3. Families or 3 people to every second seat.

4. Please sit & stand, do not use kneelers.

5. You are not allowed to gather in groups after Mass

6. Communion distributed at the end on Mass.,  

8. Help needed after all Masses in Sanitising seats.

We decided ‘right or wrong’ not to go with tickets, perhaps this way we avoid disappointing many regular and faithful parishioners.  

The stewards who help us so generously did not make the rules so please be patient, kind and understanding.

Looking forward to seeing you.

 

Our sincere Thanks

The year 2020 will be a year we will all want to forget. This pandemic has presented us all with many challenges. The familiar pattern of community and family support has been affected. Limitations have been imposed on us and our entire way of life has been turned upside down. What kind of Christmas will 2020 be? It will be different but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be special. Many people have decided not to focus on presents and the lavishness that Christmas brings but to celebrate it in the true spirit of the Christ Child. In some ways the Covid-19 restrictions can open up greater opportunities for prayer and for reflection, for family time and space to enter into the true meaning of Christmas. This Christmas it is not possible to thank people individually. So many volunteers became involved in planning, preparing, cleaning and sanitising our churches so that they would be safe secure places for public worship. So many has helped in all areas of parish life & community. We thank you all sincerely. The Irish Bishops said recently “It is a clear illustration that  religious faith is not just about believing but also about belonging in a local community, that significant network of relationships which indicates that people are there for each other.

We wish you every blessing for your health and happiness, stay safe and look after one another. Have a very happy Christmas.  Fr Francis & Fr Gabriel.

 

Pieta House 

Operate an outreach service from the Ballina Family Resource Centre on Tues 1pm—5pm & on Wed 9.00am- 1.00pm by apt: tel. 09325586 to make an appointment.

 

Christmas Lights:  

The Collins family, Fotish have switched on their Christmas lights. Donations are welcome in aid of the Western Alzheimer’s. Please support.

 

St Vincent de Paul food appeal update:  

The annual St Vincent de Paul food appeal will not take place this Christmas. If you or anyone you know needs assistance please contact us on: 087 6315806. Your query will be treated with confidence.

 

Western Care Association 

are going to travel around the globe virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county, we are looking for 150 volunteers to walk, jog or run virtually starting from 12th of Jan. to 2nd Apr. 2021. For information contact Michael by emailing 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Registration for the event is €10 per person.

 

Kilmurry Christmas Wishes

The Committee of Kilmurry Sport and Social Centre wish everyone a very Happy and Safe Christmas. We look forward to welcoming back, when it is possible in 2021 , the Parents and Toddlers , Card Players , Social Dancers , Senior Citizens , Kilmurry Soccer players , McHale Rovers , Community Games participants , local schools ,  Jiving Juniors , Yoga participants and many more groups which use the Field and Centre in Kilmurry. 

 

Died in England

The death occurred peacefully on Saturday 5th December of Joe Preston in Leeds and formerly of Ballyscanlon Crossmolina. Burial is taking place in Leeds Joe is survived by his wife Alacoque. Daughters: Mary and Sheila. Son: Gerard. Brother Mickie who lives in Leeds also - last remaining member of the Preston family of 16, nieces, nephews, relation, friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace

 

Molly Loftus 100th Birthday

Molly Loftus Killacorran Castlehill who celebrated her 100 Birthday on Monday 14th December pictured with her son T.P.

News - Fri 11th December 2020

Club Development Draw Winners.

Draws 3, 4, 5 and 6 took place on Saturday week Live on MWR Radio. Congratulations to Dermot and Breege O Malley Keenagh who won €5,000. We also had 4 winners of €200 John and Mary Garvey Stillorgan, Dublin, Ronan and Regina O Boyle Ballina Rd, Brian Donohue Creevy Castlehill and Peter Hegarty Lecarrow Crossmolina. Thanks to all who supported the club by purchasing tickets for the Mayo GAA Club development draw.

 

Good Luck to Mayo. 

Congratulations to Conor Loftus and Jordan Flynn who played their part with Mayo GAA Senior men who advanced to the All Ireland Football final of 2020 with a good win over Tipperary on Sunday Week. Best of luck to Conor, Jordan, Ciaran McDonald and all associated with team as they prepare for the final against Dublin next Saturday the 19th of December in Croke Park

 

Free Wifi.

After what has been a tough year for everyone, 2020 ends with some positive news for Crossmolina as the new town wifi will be launched this Wednesday, Dec. 16th.  The free wifi, which is provided under the Wifi4EU scheme, and installed by Westnet in conjunction with Mayo Co. Co. and Crossmolina Community Council will give locals and visitors access to free wifi in the town centre.  The Community Council also hope to be in a position to announce further enhancements to the town early in the New Year and encourage everyone to use the new free wifi service as they shop local this Christmas.

 

Chronicle 2020.

The 28th Edition of the Crossmolina Chronicle is now on sale in The Post Office, Davis's, Hineys Londis, O'Donnells Centra and Mulhern's Gala. A lovely gift for both locals and those who cannot travel home this Christmas. 

 

Caroline McDonnell RIP.

The death occurred suddenly and peacefully on Saturday 5th December of Caroline McDonnell (Nee Dolan) 3 Deel Court Ballina St Crossmolina. Caroline’s Requiem mass was celebrated on Wednesday in St Tiernans church with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Daughter of the Late Michael Dolan, Caroline deeply mourned by her loving daughters Ava and Clara, her mother Mai, sisters Mary, Helen and Kathleen, brothers-in-law Daragh and  Walter, nieces Molly and Robyn, relatives and friends. Due to H.S.E. and Government restrictions, the funeral was for family and close friends only. The family would like to thank you for your co-operation and consideration at this time. May her gentle soul rest in peace 

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 5th December. The numbers drawn were 8 – 18 – 28 – 35. No punter matched three number either and three tickets were drawn Ann Lynn Glencreevy Crossmolina, Anna Floyd Knockleggan Crossmolina, Enda and Jacinta Lavelle Church View Crossmolina each win €50. This week's jackpot is €8.400. The draw takes place in GAA Club Rooms on this Friday night due the All-Ireland final in Croke Park Please note the change, and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your continued support

 

Our sincere Thanks

The year 2020 will be a year we will all want to forget. This pandemic has presented us all with many challenges. The familiar pattern of community & family support has been affected. Limitations have been imposed on us and our entire way of life has been turned upside down. What kind of Christmas will 2020 be? It will be different but that doesn’t mean it’s not going to be special. Many people have decided not to focus on presents and the lavishness that Christmas brings but to celebrate it in the true spirit of the Christ Child. In some ways the Covid-19 restrictions can open up greater opportunities for prayer and for reflection, for family time and space to enter into the true meaning of Christmas. This Christmas it is not possible to thank people individually. So many volunteers became involved in planning, preparing, cleaning and sanitising our churches so that they would be safe secure places for public worship. So many has helped in all areas of    parish life & community. We thank you all sincerely. The Irish Bishops said recently “It is a clear illustration that         religious faith is not just about believing but also about belonging in a local community, that significant network of relationships which indicates that people are there for each other.

We wish you every blessing for your health and happiness, stay safe and look after one another. Have a very happy Christmas.Fr Francis & Fr Gabriel

 

 

Covid 19 and Christmas Masses

We must remind ourselves that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days remains suspended during the pandemic. In particular, the vulnerable and those ‘cocooned’ should be encouraged to stay at home and participate in Mass via webcam. Christmas is about more than just one day.  Families are welcome to attend Mass at some point during the twelve days from Christmas Eve to Epiphany. Christmas Masses will also be widely available over webcam and we strongly encourage families to “tune in” from the “domestic churches” of their living rooms and join with those who are gathering in their local churches in welcoming the birth of the Christ-child”. Families could be encouraged to pick a particular day on which, as a family, they may go to Mass. We are particularly conscious of those whose livelihoods have been seriously threatened by the pandemic.  We keep in mind those for whom Christmas time may bring feelings of sadness – people coping with bereavement, families that cannot be together, those in care homes who can only have limited visits from their loved ones.  Christmas can be difficult for Irish emigrants and migrants living in Ireland, who are unable to travel home. It must however be understood within the wider imperative of reducing gatherings to what is essential

 

CHURCH: CHRISTMAS EVE CHRISTMAS DAY TIMES

Crossmolina: Christmas Eve: 4.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.00pm

Christmas Day: 9.00am, 11.30am

 

Kilmurry: Christmas Eve: 4.00pm 

Christmas Day: 11.30am

 

Eskeragh : Chriostmas Eve: 6.00pm          

Christmas Day: 9.00am

 

Keenagh: Christmas Eve: 8.00pm        

Christmas Day: 10.15am

In order to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines, parishioners are encouraged to attend only one mass on either Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.               

 

Christmas Calls 

To the sick and housebound:  Visits are only allowed at your request.  Please tel. Fr Francis/Fr Gabriel if you wish us to call in December.

 

Western Care Association

Are going to travel around the globe virtually to raise funds to enhance services throughout the county, we need your help to complete this challenge. We are looking for 150 volunteers to walk, jog or run virtually around the globe in aid of Western Care Association, starting from 12th of January to 2nd April 2021. For more information contact Michael by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you can be involved in something big and help Western Care Association travel around the world virtually. Registration for the event is €10 per person, we look forward to hearing from you!”

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The traditional Penitential Services cannot take place this year because of the danger of overcrowding. Individual private confessions may take place if requested.  Speak to God, he is your father, and tell him the truth...Promise him: ‘Later I will confess, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to the grace of God,” Pope Francis said.

 

Pope John Paul II Awards.

Congratulations and well done to all the recipients Micheál Gill, Conal Carolan, Megan Lynn, Conor Reynolds, Oxana O’Boyle, Rachel Moyles, Emma Walsh, Amy Padden and Laura Padden. Bishop John Fleming presented the awards in St Muredachs Cathedral on Tuesday week. Any students who would like to join the awards programme for this year please contact Fr Francis. 

 

Crossmolina Mini Rugby 

Is back in action on Sunday’s at 10am in Maughan’s Field, Knockglass.  All interested boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 are invited to come along and join the club.  If there are any interested adults who would like to help out during the sessions please come along on Sunday to meet with the trainers.  For more information, contact Marcus Molloy on 087 9256300.

 

Church Rotas for December.

Cleaners: Team B—Rose O’Donnell, Collette Mangan, Carmel Prior, Bridie Reilly.

Counters:  Team B—Rita Fox, Geraldine Mullen, Rose O’Donnell

 

Western Care Association’s 

Christmas Cards 2020, are now on sale in your local town and area. Pack includes 10 unique cards and envelopes for €6.00. Thank you for supporting Western Care…Your Mayo Charity! Contact Teresa Ward on 087 246 7857 for further information.       

 

St Vincent de Paul food appeal update:  

Due to Covid 19 restrictions the annual St Vincent de Paul food appeal will not take place this Christmas. If you or anyone you know needs assistance please contact us on: 087 6315806. Your query will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 

Knockmore, Crossmolina, Ballina.

Mayo North East Vacancies in Knockmore, Crossmolina, Ballina. Tus Community Work placement Initiative. The Tús initiative commenced in 2011 and is a community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people while at the same time carrying out a broad range of services of benefit to the community and in a variety of community settings. We are actively seeking new participants who meet the eligibility criteria to join the TUS Scheme - please contact Martin Corcoran, TUS Supervisor on 087 2286839 or alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for further information 

 

St Vincent de Paul. 

Annual collection:  You can donate by contacting them by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can phone the office on 096-72905 or send a donation to Teeling Street or drop it in to the office. You can setup a monthly or an annual donation from your bank account. All donations greatly appreciated. 

 

Pieta House 

Operate an outreach service from the Ballina Family Resource Centre on Tues 1pm—5pm & on Wed 9.00am- 1.00pm by apt only Contact: 09325586 to make an Appointment.

 

Mindspace Mayo:

The outreach service will run one day a week (Monday) and is based in the Ballina Family Resource Centre. For further info on please see our www.mindspacemayo.ie or call us on 094-9067001.