Food Works programme

Food Works are planning to hold  1:1 Introductory meetings in Galway on the 25th of April with any eligible companies from the region that have registered their interest. 


We would greatly appreciate it if you could bring this to the attention of  any  contacts you think worthwhile that the meetings will be taking place. For any company that it is interested, they should register their interest at


Run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc the programme aims to foster and encourage innovative new product ideas which satisfy a genuine market need while supporting the growth of the Irish food industry on a global scale. To learn more about the Food Works programme register or an introductory meeting click on


Standard Innovation Voucher

Next opening date for the Standard Innovation Voucher which will be Weds 26th April with a closing date of Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 3pm.

This may be of interest to you if you need assistance in developing a new product, service or process; or improving an existing product, service or process. Or it may be of interest to a colleague or client – please feel free to bring it to their attention. 


Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.

The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. 

Further calls will be announced during 2017

For details of the scheme


Also see below for  detail of an Innovation  Voucher Clinic Weds 20th April   - booking essential


Innovation Voucher Clinic             Innovation Voucher Clinic MET Technologies GMIT


Opening of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

The official opening of the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) will be on Fri. 28th April at 14:30 by Minister Michael Ring. Cllr M.Loftus and Peter Gill from MCC have extended an invite to all who would like to be present for the event in Abbeytown.

Mayo County Council Vacancies


Mayo County Council is currently setting up a panel for

Retained Fire Personnel, which will be used to fill any vacancies that may occur in Belmullet, Ballina, Crossmolina and Westport Fire Stations.

Application forms and full particulars are available on our website or from The Human Resources Section, Mayo County Council, Áras an Chontae, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

Completed application forms should be returned to the above address not later than 4.00 p.m. on Thursday 27th April 2017.



Encouraging Female entrepreneurs to maximise their full potential

26th April 2017 @ 6.30pm, Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland announce ‘Fuelling Ambition - Steps to Success’ Roadshow for female entrepreneurs in the West

Elevator Pitch Competition with prize package worth €4000

The ‘Fuelling Ambition - Steps to Success’ West event, organised by Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Mayo Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, will take place in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 6.30pm. The event is free of charge to existing and potential entrepreneurs and business women. Booking is strongly advised.

For more information and registration click here

Full details on

Suspicious Tradesmen calling to homes

Gardai in Ballina have received reports of suspicious tradesmen calling to homes in North Mayo area. Ask for ID, take reg nos of vehicle & report all incidents to your local Garda Station. Always use reputable tradesmen. Bring to attention of elderly neighbours please.

Computer Training for farming families

Beginners Digital Skills Computer Training. Free Course available for farming families in Claremorris, Crossmolina, Achill, Belmullet, Ballinrobe.

Call 086 8646774

Serviced office spaces to let in Crossmolina Enterprise Centre

Crossmolina Community Council has the following facilities to let short or long term, in the Crossmolina Enterprise Centre, Mullinmore St, Crossmolina.

Serviced office spaces and Computer Training facility to let.

1 Large office on 1st floor 253 sq. feet.

1 small office on the ground floor 64 sq. feet.

1 Computer training room suitable for Computer training, Grinds,etc.

Equipped with 10 Computers, overhead projector etc.

Immediate availability.


Phone Lines, Reception, Kitchen Area, Toilets, Meeting Rooms.


Crossmolina Singing Pubs 2017


Heat 2 will be held in Lynott’s Pub, Crossmolina on Saturday night 22.04.2017.  

Free Entry and Over 18’s only.  €1,000 and recording opportunity for overall winner and €100 for the winner of each Heat.  

To enter please call 087 4176291, 087 3162376, 085 7459249 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


News - Fri 31st March 2017

The Late Josephine Moran 

The death occurred peacefully at Mayo University Hospital Castlebar on Saturday 25th March of Josephine (Josie) Moran Abbeytown Crossmolina. Her remains reposed at Hineys Funeral Home on Tuesday evening with removal to St Tiernans Church. Requiem mass on Wednesday with burial afterwards in Kilmurray Cemetery. Josephine was pre-deceased by her husband Dominic, daughter Margaret Gardiner Rathnamagh, is survived by her Son Michael Kinlough Leitrim, Daughters Ann Goodwin Ballina, Gerldine Boland Coventry, Patricia Cawley Rakestreet, sister Margaret Flannery Beltra Castlebar, brother Padraic Coventry, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sons - in - law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends and neighbours. May she rest in peace. 


GAA News 

Crossmolina Senior Football team have been drawn against Ardnaree in Sean Duffy Park in the Sweeney Cup 1st round and are at home to Belmullet in round 2. In the North Mayo Junior Championship Crossmolina are at home to Killala in the preliminary round and the winners are away to Ballycroy in the Quarter finals 


Crossmolina Bridge Club

Come and join us and learn a new skill in the friendly relaxed atmosphere of our club. For further details on dates and venue please contact Ena 087 7645972 or Maureen at 087, 9882496


U16 League

Crossmolina U16 team suffered a five points defeat against Ardmoy/McHales in the opening round of the County League at Fr Michael Gilroy Park on Tuesday evening last goals early in both halves from Patrick Kelly set the hosts on their way to a comfortable win Adam Langan kept the Deel-Siders score board ticking over and John Tolan was called on to make at least four goal bound saves. Final score 2 – 9 to 0 – 10    

Crossmolina team and scorers John Tolan Vlad Gordstskyy Sean Hegarty Cillian Fergus, Luke Callaghan Lee Carolan Conor Caden 0 – 2 Patrick McAndrew Adam Langan 0 – 6 Thady Connor Edward Gough 0 – 1 Robert Murphy 0 – 1 James Gill Subs Darragh Duffy for James Gill Cillian Gilroy for Vlad Gordstskyy Conor McNulty for Edward Gough Edward Gough for Adam Langan Inj


Kilmurray Social.

On this coming Sunday evening 9th April  in Kilmurray Community centre with Music by Sean Brennan commencing at 7pm admission €5. Come along meet and greet your friends. Refreshments served all are welcome


Festival News

Singing Pubs 2017 kicks off on next Friday night in Christy's Bar, music by Michael S. Togher, if you would like to take part please call 087 316 2376 or 087 4176291. Each heat winner this year will receive €100 with the overall winner receiving €1000 plus an opportunity to record some songs in the David Dwane Recording Studio. 


Bridge Results.

The following are results for of the Weekly Crossmolina Bridge session in Hineys Thursday night16th March 1st Ena Boyle and Maureen Barrett 2nd Nuala Doyle and Mary Daly 3rd Mairead Maughan and Teresa McNulty 4th Rita Fox and Hilary Marsh. Thursday 23rd March 1st Breda and John Mulkearns 2nd Mary Garrett and Teresa McNulty 3rd Maureen Barrett and Nuala Doyle 4th Anna Tolan and Hilary Marsh


The Late Patrick Walsh

The death occurred peacefully on Monday 27th March at St Augustine Nursing Home Ballina of Patrick Walsh Childers Heights Ballina and formerly of Keenagh. His remains reposed at McGowans Funeral home Ballina on Wednesday evening with removal to St Patricks Church Ballina funeral mass on Thursday with burial afterwards in Kilmurray cemetery. Patrick is survived by his wife Ann, sons P.J. and Declan, daughters Susan, Mary and Patricia, brothers Mikie, Mattie, John Josie, Bernard, and Anthony, sisters Mary Bridget Judge Killasser Swinford and Annie Teresa Naughton Letterbrick Keenagh, grandchildren Lauren, Joshua, Nathan, Liya and Taylor, nieces, nephews, relations, extended family friends and neighbours. May he rest in peace .


Lotto Results

There was no winner of the Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night 25th March. The numbers were 3 – 7 – 14 – 29 six punters matched three number Vincent and Evelyn Crowley Moylaw Crossmolina, Margaret Cawley Ballyscanlon Crossmolina, Eamon Grehan St Marys Park Crossmolina Patrick Hopkins Eskeragh Crossmolina Aidan Crowley Moylaw Crossmolina. Michelle Garvin C/o Eamon Grehan St Marys Park each wins €25. The Draw took place in Cawleys of Rakestreet. This week’s jackpot is €3,450. Many thanks for all your support 


Crossmolina Shed Opening

Crossmolina men's shed will have their official opening at the Boreen beside car park on Friday 7th April at 7 pm. All are welcome but due to insurance restrictions children are not allowed on premises. Light refreshments will be served. Support would be appreciated


Kilmurray Card Results. 

The following are the results of the Weekly Kilmurray 25 card drive on Thursday night 23rd March  Best of 20 games 1st A three way tie Vincent Crowley and Tom O’Boyle, Mary and Ray McNamara, Eugene Granaghan and Vinnie O’Boyle 2nd A tie Joe Murphy and Aidan Crowley, Leo Ryan and Tom O’Malley. Raffle 1st Martina Granaghan 2nd Tom O’Boyle 3rd Vinnie O’Boyle


U14 League 

This was a very entertaining County U14 League tie between Crossmolina and Kilmeena at St Tiernans Park on Thursday of last week with the sides evenly matched  in the opening 20 minuets only two points separated the sides until Gaols from Diarmuid Coggins and Jonathan Murtagh gave the Deel-Siders a 2 – 10 to 1 – 3 advantage Kilmeena came back after the break with two quick goals from Ben Lennon and Ciaran Kilcoyne that was as good as it got for the visitors a string of goals from Luke Rowland James Williams and Daniel Lynch and Kilmeena’s Evan O’Donnell did grab a consolation goal  to leave Crossmolina comfortable winner by  7 – 12 to 4 - 8

Crossmolina team and scorers Conor McGinley Liam Connor Marcus Maughan Darragh Deane Danny McDonald Darragh Syron Brian McKinley James Williams 2 – 1 Jonathan Murtagh 1 – 2 Diarmuid Coggins 1 – 2 Eoin Murphy 0 – 1 Diarmuid Walsh 0 – 1 Michael Gill Luke Rowland 1 – 2 Niall Coggins 0 – 3 Subs Daniel Lynch 2 – 0 for Luke Rowland Alfie Maloney for Liam Connor Patrick Carden for Danny McDonald Mark Dermody for Niall Coggins Keelan Hegarty for James Williams Conor Howley for Diarmuid Coggins Brendan O’Malley  Jack Loftus Eamon Gill