News - Fri 24th July 2020

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 18th July the numbers drawn were 2 – 4 - 11 – 28. Two punters matched three numbers Veronica and Morgan O’Malley Deerpark Crossmolina, Paul Duffy Erris St Crossmolina they win €75 each. This week's jackpot is €5.400.The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Our Lotto is back in the Local shops and on line. All Club Crossmolina members are automatically included each week. Many thanks for your support

 

Library Open for Browsing

Opening Times:

Tue. & Wed.:12 - 3pm and 4 - 7pm

Fri. & Sat.:11am -1pm and 2 - 4pm

Priority Time For vulnerable,First hour of each day.

Call & Collect Service also available.

Phone 096 31939 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Children’s Summer Reading Challenge has begun.

Check at the desk for details or www.summerstars.ie

 

Crossmolina Day Centre

After much consideration The Day Centre will remain closed for the time being. We are monitoring government guidelines on Covid-19 and hope that as soon as there is an opportunity we will reopen for Bingo and Knitting. We are all looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

 

General maintenance around your home

If you need help to carry out small repairs on your property, clear your yard or garden or clean guttering the Crossmolina Community Council team is available Monday - Friday. Please phone us on 096 30934 or 087 218 6560 for further information or to book.

 

Scoil Néifinn, Keenagh, 

Is still open for enrolments for the school year 20/21. Please contact the school at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any information.

 

Michael Walsh League.

Crossmolina and Bonniconlon played out an exciting high scoring draw in this Michael Walsh Intermediate League in Bonniconlon on Saturday week. Crossmolina with the aid the breeze Chris Myles opening the scoring which Wesley Loftus cancelled out Fionan Duffy Dean Loftus and Duffy again pointed Wesley Loftus and Killian Upton  raised white flags before Tom Cafferty fired over a point Ronan Neary waltzed around a couple of defences to hammer the ball to the net after 13 minutes. Crossmolina  replied immediately after flowing movement John Garrett finished to the net another Ronan Neary goal and a point in between Fionan Duffy pointed twice in quick succession on the stroke of half time Conor Igoe pointed to tie the score 2 – 5 to 1 – 8 Crossmolina dominated after the break with three points from Fionan Duffy and one from Dean Loftus Bonniconlon came back with two points from Ronan Neary and one each from Sean Neary and Killian Upton to tie the score Fionan Duffy again tacked on three points in as many minuets Sean Neary Ronan Neary John Rafter pointed. Tom Cafferty and Sean Kelly seemed to have secured the points for the visitors a couple of minutes into injury time Bonniconlon came back with two points From Ronan Neary and Conor Igoe as the clock entered the 67th minute to leave the final score Crossmolina 1 – 17 Bonniconlon 2 – 14 after an entertaining contest in the first competitive game since march   

Crossmolina team and scorers Ronan Lavelle Barry Murphy Darren Caden Chris Myles 0 – 1 Mickie Loftus Kevin Mulhern Tommy Walsh Jordan Flynn John Garrett 1 – 0 Conor Loftus J.P.Mulhern Nigal Caden Dean Loftus 0 – 2 Tom Cafferty 0 -  2 Fionan Duffy 0 – 11 Subs David O’Boyle for Ronan Lavelle Sean Kelly for Barry Murphy Lorcan Loftus for  Nigal Caden Keith Hopkins for J.P.Mulhern David Howley for Tommy Walsh

 

North Junior League.    

Crossmolina Junior team had a comfortable win over Bonniconlon in the North Mayo Junior B League at Tiernans Park on Sunday week. Leading by 0 – 8 to 0 – 2 at the break points coming from Conor Caden Gerard Haran Adam Langan Conor Rowland and Colm Hegarty The visitors scores coming from Richard McKenzie and Cormac O’Malley. Two goals just after the break from Tommy Loftus and Adam Langan killed the game off as a contest further goals from David O’Boyle and Kevin Keane at the three quarter hour mark put the game out of the visitors reach Bonniconlon’s points were scored by   Richard McKenzie and Cormac O’Malley final score 4 - 10 to 0 – 4 in favour of the Deel-Siders. Crossmolina team John Tolan Fergal Gill Darragh McCormack Eoin McDonnell David Howley Fergoil Gill Kenneth McHugh Colm Hegarty 0 – 1 Conor Rowland 0 – 1 Keelan Hegarty Conor Caden 0 – 3 Robert Murphy 0 – 1 Shane McKinley Gerard Haran 0 – 2 Lorcan Loftus Subs Adam Langan 1 – 1 for Fergal Gill Tommy Loftus 1 – 1 for Shane McKinley David O’Boyle 2 - 0 for Conor Caden Kevin Keane for Colm Hegarty Derek Hegarty for Gerard Haran  

 

Revised Confirmation and First Holy Communion Dates

Confirmation:

St Tiernan’s, Crossmolina Sat 12th September @ 12 noon.

 

First Holy Communion: 

Kilmurry: Sat 29th August @ 12 noon.   

Crossmolina: Sat 5th September @ 12 noon. 

Keenagh: Sun 6th September @ 12.30

 

The Death of Deel-Rover John.

It is with great sadness we learned of the death of John ‘JK’ Byrne Portroyal Claremorris formerly of Malin Co Donegal. John Was a Garda Sergeant stationed in Crossmolina in 1955 joined the Deel-Rover GAA Club played a pivotal part in the Clubs Run of success in capturing the North Mayo title with a 2 – 9 to 0 – 4 win over Belmullet and going on to win the county title defeating Kiltmagh 3 – 5 to 2 – 5 in which John scored 1 – 3 The club extends its deepest sympathy to all his family. May he rest in peace. 

  

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 on line at www.deelrovers.com

 

Crossmolina Festival Exhibition Talk

Pictured at the launch of the J. J. Leonard Unique collection of Photographs “In My Grandfather’s time” In Civic Centre Mullenmore St Crossmolina are Back from left John Cosgrove, Anthony Leonard (Curator and Copyright holder of the J. J. Leonard Collection), Brendan O’Shea (Mayo North East Leader), Cllr Michael Loftus, Peter Gilroy (RSS). Front from left Vivian Wood (Mayo North East Leader), Siobhan Gough (CSP Manager), Mary Daly Quirke, Rachel Rodgers (RSS).

News - Fri 17th July 2020

The Barber Shop is back in Business. 

The website and app have been amended accordingly so bookings can now be made.

There are a number of ways in which you can book your appointment:

1) You can register and book on our website www.thebarbershopcrossmolina.nearcut.com

2) Download the Nearcut app from the App Store (free to download), search for The Barber Shop, Crossmolina. You can register and book there.

3) Call Darren on 086 8175105.

 

May Gilvarry RIP.

The death Peacefully at her residence on Sunday 12th July of May Gilvarry nee Leonard Ballymachola in her 92nd year. Her remains Reposed at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Marian and Mikie Walsh on Monday. Removal on Tuesday to the Church of the Holy Rosary Cooneal for requiem mass with burial after wards in Lishean Cemetery. May was predeceased by her Husband Paddy, Baby son Patrick, Sisters Madeline Deane (Crossmolina), Kathleen Rose (New Zealand) and Bridie Richman (England). Sadly missed by her daughters Marian, Kathleen, Anne, Carmel, Eileen, Patsy, Breeda, Colette and Adrienne, son’s – in - laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends. Due to the HSE guidelines May’s funeral was private to family only. The family would like to thank you for your heartful gratitude and consideration at this difficult time. May her gentle soul Rest in Peace

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot  Saturday night 11th  July the numbers drawn were  5 – 7 -  17 –  32. three punters matched three numbers John Forde Laherdane, Breege Mulhern Cuilacurrane Castlehill, Patrick Loftus Lake Rd Crossmolina they each win €50 each. This week's jackpot is €5.250 The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be view on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your support

 

Robert Marsh RIP.

The death occurred peacefully on Sunday 12th July at the Mater Private Hospital Dublin of Robert Marsh Romar Erris Street Crossmolina Funeral Mass on Tuesday in St Tiernans church with burial afterwards in Crossmolina cemetery. Robert was predeceased by his brother Paddy, and sister Mary Deeply regretted by his loving family, wife Hilary, daughter Elaine, son Rodney and their partners Jennifer and Brian, his much adored grandson Harry, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces and friends. Due to the HSE guidelines, Robert’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. Robert was an outstanding sports man who played Gaelic football for many years with Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA. With no underage teams in Crossmolina in his youth, he played for Belmullet minor team in 1959. With the pick of North Mayo they won a North Medal and were unlucky not to win the county title loosing out to Carras in the final. Robert had better luck in 1961 when Crossmolina won the North Mayo Junior title defeating Belmullet 3 – 5 to 2 – 3, once again a county medal eluded Robert loosing out to Garrymore by 3 – 7 to 1 – 8. In 1962 Crossmolina got the better of Belmullet to claim the North Mayo Title  and followed it up by going all the way with a narrow one point win over the Neale in the County final 0– 8 to 1 – 5. Injuries and work commitments cut short a playing career. Robert was elected Secretary of the Deel-Rovers in 1967 and continued until 1973 when he took up the position of Treasurer up to 1991. Robert continued to support and lend his assistance whenever called upon and was awarded Club man of the year in 1984 and Hall of Fame recipient in 2013. Robert also played badminton for many years winning many County titles.

Golf was another great hobby of his and he enjoyed many great days playing in Ballina, Enniscrone and all over Connacht. May he rest in peace. 

 

Holiday Time in Resource Centre.

Ballina Family Resource Centre is closed for 2 weeks Annual Leave commencing Monday 20th July 2020, our offices will re-open for business on Tuesday 4th August 2020.  Looking forward to seeing you all on our return.  For emergencies please call 0870618525

 

Died in Castlebar.

The death occurred peacefully on Monday 14th July at her Residence of Andreé Moran (née Munnelly) 18 Kennedy Gardens, Castlebar, formerly of Erris St Crossmolina. Removal on Wednesday to St Tiernans Church for requiem mass with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Andreé was predeceased by her father Philip.  Very deeply regretted by her loving family, son’s Íosaf and Othain daughter Blaithín, and their father John, mother Anne, sisters Cathriona and her children Grace and Conrad and their father John, Sharon and her children Emily and Christopher and their father Satashi, Emer and her partner Martin, Irene and her children Faye and Danny and their father Donal, brother Philip and his children Sirona, Caela and Philip Junior and their mother Sharon, relatives, neighbours and friends. May she rest in peace  

 

Library Open for Browsing

Opening Times:

Tue. & Wed. :- 12 - 3pm and 4 - 7pm

Fri. & Sat. :      11am -1pm and 2 - 4pm

Priority Time for vulnerable, first hour of each day.

Call & Collect Service also available.

Phone 096 31939  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Children’s Summer Reading Challenge Has Begun.

Check at the desk for details, or  www.summerstars.ie

 

Nephin Festival.

It's festival week but with a difference this year.  Brochures are available locally and you can follow all the festival updates on our Facebook & Instagram pages.  Tickets are on sale for the Drive in Movie Night at Enniscoe House, next Friday July 24th, two movies to choose from, The Goonies at 6pm or The Hangover at 9pm.  You can book online at ticketweb.ie, at O'Donnell's Centra or call 086 4049566 for details.  There are only 10 car passes available for the Drive In Bingo, unfortunately numbers are limited at events so as to comply with Covid 19 Regulations.  You can enjoy online events with family and friends as we become A World Apart but A Community Together and we hope diaspora around the world will join in, online events include local concerts, music, singing & dancing, chicken racing, Festival Community News Bulletins, baking and much more.  There will adobe STEAM workshops and Junior Fishing Competition, all contact details are in the brochure or email the festival with any queries.  This year the festival have requested no sponsorship as businesses struggle through the pandemic, however there has been donations which will go towards the prize fund.  The festival still has to meet costs like insurance, printing etc so over the festival there will be a chance to donate online after each online event and hopefully 2021 will see a return to more normal events.  Enjoy the festival, have fun, stay safe and thank you for your continued support.

 

Returning to Mass  

Crossmolina Church will open for Mass on today Tuesday 21st July at 9am.

We welcome everyone back to Church.

· Weekday Mass on Tues, Wed, Thurs at 9am, Fri at 12 Noon in Crossmolina.

· Side isles will be closed off for weekday Masses

· No Masses on Mondays

· Three people in every second seat.

· 2 Couples or a Family per seat

· Extra people can listen in their car outside Church.

· All people are advised to wear masks

· Boxes will be placed at entrance of the Church for contribution envelopes.                                                            

· Holy Water fonts will remain empty.                           

· Participation over  the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

· Sanitising  machines are available in all Church Porches

· People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after receiving communion after Mass and encouraged not to gather outside, so that social distancing is maintained.

· Those who are sick or have any symptoms of or  confirmed  COVID-19 should stay at home.

·  Maximum number allowed is as follows:

Crossmolina:  100 +        Eskeragh: 38 +

Keenagh:      50 +         Kilmurry:  40 +

 

Distribution of Holy Communion

The following protocols will be followed:

· Priests and ministers must sanitise their hands before and after distributing Holy Communion

· The priest/minister must wear protective face-covering for the distribution of Holy Communion. (HSE guidelines)

· Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only for the foreseeable future

· Holy Communion can be placed reverently in the hand in such a way that there is no hand to hand contact

· People will be invited to approach Holy Communion at the end of Mass in single file, by seat row, and maintaining physical distance and leave Church immediately.

. Church Ministers Rotas—from 20th July 2020

Eucharistic Ministers: Current rotas will resume from Saturday 25th July with only two Ministers required alongside the celebrant until further notice.  Please check Parish Bulletin for names each week.              

Readers: Current rotas will resume from Saturday 25th July.               

Altar Servers: No Altar Servers for the time being.                                     

Cleaners: Team B (as per current rota—July).                                        

Counters: Team Kilmurry—July (as per new rota—available in sacristy / Parish Office).                                                                          

Please note:  as per HSE guidelines re. COVID-19—those in the over 70 age group and in the vulnerable category are not required to participate for the time being.  Please contact the Parish Office if you wish your name to be removed from any of the above rotas at this time.

 

Returning to Mass—Crossmolina Parish      Mass return dates:

St Tiernan’s:                       Tuesday 21st July @ 9am

Holy Souls, Keenagh:                Sun 26th July @ 10.15am

Our Lady’s Kilmurry:                Sat 25th July @ 7pm

Our Lady of Mercy, Eskeragh:        Sun 26th July @ 9am

Please note:  due to Covid-19 restrictions, mass intentions will be limited to two per mass (St Tiernan’s) and one per mass (all other Church’s).  Exception(s): masses booked prior to COVID-19 closures

 

Graveyard Masses

Please note:  All graveyard masses & Holy Well mass are suspended for this year.

Stewarts are asked to be in Church 20 minutes before Mass to show people to their seats. It will be up to    everyone to be responsible for their own health and safety.

Looking forward to seeing you all 

 

Thomas O’Boyle RIP

The death occurred peacefully on Monday 13th July at The Four Ferns Nursing Home, Foxrock, Dublin of Thomas O’Boyle Mullenmore North Crossmolina Formerly of Cuilagurrain Castlehill and Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, England. Requiem mass was celebrated in St Tiernans Church on Wednesday with burial afterwards in Kilmurry Cemetery. Thomas was predeceased by his wife Ellie is survived by his son John, daughters Annette, Teresa and Angela. Will be deeply missed by his children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nephews, nieces, friends and neighbours. Due to government restrictions and HSE guidelines, the funeral was for family only. The Family were very grateful for your co-operation and support at this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.

 

News - Fri 10th July 2020

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 4th July the numbers drawn were 19 – 20 - 25 – 26. Two punters matched three numbers Jack and Eileen Rowland Killeen Castlehill, Damien Rowland Abbeytown Crossmolina they win €75 each. This week's jackpot is €5.100 The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be view on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your support

 

Doing a Clear out – Clothes Recycling.

If you are clearing out your home please drop the clothes, shoes, bags etc into the Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ardnaree. We are doing a Cash for Clobber as a Fundraiser for the Centre, your support would be greatly appreciated.  If you need bags we have some in the centre, just drop in and collect them. For more info call 096 75573, all money received for clobber goes directly to Ballina FR

 

2020 Nephin Festival. 

This year's festival, what many say is a virtual festival, is possibly the only festival going ahead in the region.  The festival runs from July 22nd to 26th with many online events including fitness sessions, chicken racing, local concert, bus karaoke, local community & festival news programmes.  There is also interactive events like "Where's Willie", "Make-A-Snake" plus some regular offline events such as the Junior Fishing Competition, STEAM workshops but the highlight of the festival will be the Drive In Movie night on the grounds of beautiful Enniscoe House with two movies, The Goonies & The Hangover.  Tickets are on sale at O'Donnell's Centra. There is also a drive in bingo and all events will operate within current public health guidelines. The festival group realise that some people may not have access to the social media channels that will carry many events but family members can help possibly by casting the events to their TVs so all the family and friends can watch and interact.  It is hoped that Crossmolina diaspora elsewhere in Ireland and around the world will join in so please pass on the word.  Festival brochures are available locally with regular updates on the festival Facebook and instagram pages.

 

Football is Back.

After a close down in all Football action since early march due to the Covid-19 it’s good to see we have a couple of games this coming weekend On Saturday Crossmolina Intermediate team are away to Bonniconlon in the Michael Walsh cup at 7pm. ON Sunday the Junior Team are at home to Bonniconlon at 12 noon also in the Michael Walsh cup 

 

Mindspace Outreach service in Ballina FRC.

Mindspace Mayo offers a support service to young people (15-25yrs) presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bullying) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.  The outreach service will run one day a week (Monday) and is based in the Ballina Family Resource Centre. For further information on Mindspace Mayo please see our website www.mindspacemayo.ie or call us on 094-9067001

 

Pieta House New Increased Hours

Pieta House provides counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide or feeling suicidal.

Pieta House operate an outreach service from the Ballina Family Resource Centre on Tuesdays from 1pm to 5pm & on Wednesdays 9.00am to 1.00pm by apt only Contact: 09325586 to make an Appointment – (During Covid Pieta are doing online & phone calls to their clients)

 

Crossmolina Library.

The Library will be open for Call and Collect. Tell us what you want by phone: 096 31939 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will arrange a collection time with you.  Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.  These times will change when we get back to normality.  Keep safe and keep reading.

 

Crossmolina Parish. 

We have now set up a Parish support team for all 4 Churches. Many thanks to all who came to our meetings to offer help & support as we work together for the Health and Safety of our Community. Thanks to all who have volunteered to help sanitise our Churches after Masses. Extra volunteers will be needed and will be asked to stay back after Mass to set up a rota system. Our Churches will also be deep cleaned by William Barrett on a regular basis.

Cocooning volunteers or lay ministers are invited, having carefully weighed the risks and benefits, to give an indication as to whether they choose to stay at home or to continue in their public ministry. The dispensation from the Sunday and Holyday obligation is extended for the time being.

• We must ensure that the required physical distance is maintained during all liturgies, some seating rows (every second one) will be closed off. One person or one household of two people could sit at either end of a row. Any larger group (family or household) would occupy a row to themselves.

• Participation over  the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

• Sanitising  machines are available in all Church Porches

• People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after Mass and encouraged not to gather outside, so that social distancing is maintained.

• Those who are sick or have any symptoms of or confirmed  COVID-19 should stay at home.

• Boxes will be placed at entrance of the Church for contribution envelopes, to avoid  passing collection baskets.  

• Maximum number allowed is as follows:

Crossmolina:  100 +        Eskeragh: 38 +

Keenagh:       50  +        Kilmurry:  40 +

Mass on Friday’s at 12 Noon for Senior Citizens.

 

2. Returning to Mass—Crossmolina Parish

Mass return dates:

St Tiernan’s:                          Tuesday 21st July @ 9am

Holy Souls, Keenagh:              Sun 26th July @ 10.15am

Our Lady’s Kilmurry:               Sat 25th July @ 7pm

Our Lady of Mercy, Eskeragh:  Sun 26th July @ 9am

Please note:  due to Covid-19 restrictions, mass intentions will be limited to two per mass (St Tiernan’s) and one per mass (all other Church’s).   Exception(s): masses booked prior to COVID-19 closures.

 

3. Revised Confirmation and First Holy Communion

Dates Confirmation:     

St Tiernan’s, Crossmolina, Sat 12th Sept @ 12 noon.                                                                        

 

First Holy Communion:

Kilmurry,    Sat 29th August @ 12 noon

Crossmolina, Sat 5th September @ 12 noon

Keenagh,     Sun 6th September @ 12.30

 

4. Distribution of Holy Communion

The following protocols will be followed:

• Priests and ministers must sanitise their hands before and after distributing Holy Communion

• The priest/minister must wear protective face-covering for the distribution of Holy Communion. (HSE guidelines)

• Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only for the foreseeable future

• Holy Communion can be placed reverently in the hand of the person receiving in such a way that there is no hand to hand contact

• People will be invited to approach Holy Communion in single file, by seat row, and maintaining physical distance.

 

5. Church Ministers Rotas—from 20th July 2020

Eucharistic Ministers: Current rotas will resume from Saturday 25th July with only two Ministers required alongside the celebrant until further notice.  Please check Parish Bulletin for names each week. Readers: Current rotas will resume from Saturday 25th July.              

 

6. Altar Servers: No Altar Servers for the time being.                                     

Cleaners: Team B (as per current rota—July).                                        

Counters: Team Kilmurry—July (as per new rota—available in sacristy / Parish Office).

Please note:  as per HSE guidelines re. COVID-19—those in the over 70 age group and in the vulnerable category are not required to participate for the time being.  Please contact the Parish Office if you wish your name to be removed from any of the above rotas at this time.

 

7. Church Envelopes

Many thanks to all who are returning their weekly envelope. A steel box is available in Crossmolina Church porch for your envelope to help in keeping our Churches open. The Box is emptied every day and is very safe. CCTV protected.

Envelopes from Eskeragh, Keenagh and Kilmurry can also be put in box.

 

News - Fri 3rd July 2020

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot  Saturday night 27tH June the numbers drawn were  5 – 6 -  9–  22  one ticket  matched three numbers John and Rose O’Donnell  St Mary’s Park Crossmolina  and they win €150. This week's jackpot is €4,950. The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your support

 

Dan Sweeney RIP

The death occurred peacefully at his residence on Monday 29th June of Dan Sweeney Cloonoragh, Crossmolina, Co. Mayo. Dan’s funeral mass was celebrated in St Tiernans Church on Wednesday with burial afterwards in Crossmolina Cemetery. Dan is deeply mourned by his loving nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. Due to Government Restrictions and H.S.E. Guidelines Dan's Funeral was for family only.  May he rest in peace.

 

Nephin Festival.

Brochures are now available locally for this year's festival which runs from July 22nd to 26th.  Many of the usual annual events have been changed so the festival will be somewhat different so as to comply with public health guidelines.  Tickets are on sale for the Drive in Movie night at Enniscoe House on Fri. July 24th and the Drive In Bingo on Sat. July 25th.  Follow the festival on Facebook and Instagram

 

Doing a Clear Out – Clothes Recycling.

If you are clearing out your home please drop the clothes, shoes, bags etc into the Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ardnaree. We are doing a Cash for Clobber as a Fundraiser for the Centre, your support would be greatly appreciated.  If you need bags we have some in the centre, just drop in and collect them. For more info call 096 75573, all money received for clobber goes directly to Ballina FRC.

 

Mindspace Outreach Service in Ballina FRC.

Mindspace Mayo offers a support service to young people (15-25yrs) presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bullying) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.  For further information on Mindspace Mayo please see our website www.mindspacemayo.ie or call us on 094-9067001

 

Pieta House Outreach Service Ballina.

Pieta House provides counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families and children who have been bereaved by suicide or feeling suicidal. Pieta House outreach service is running by phone or online whilst the lockdown is on for Covid19.  Contact: 09325586 to make an Appointment

 

Garda Pat Has Retired.

Garda Pat Garvey Native of Miltown Co Galway who served in Pearse St Dublin for 9 years before transferred to Crossmolina 29th October 1999. Leaving a unit in Pearse st of 40 guards to working alone in Crossmolina was a big change. Pat a big Galway GAA supporter only came to a station with Marron and White Club colours at that time Crossmolina were enjoying a great run of success. Crossmolina station is part of the Ballina/Belmullet Community Engagement area. Garda Garvey was always a community Garda who was well respected and highly thought of by the people he served. Pat and his family are wished many years of good health and happiness in his retirement 

 

European Funding For Keenagh Scientist.

Dr Gerard Clarke Tubridge Keenagh who is a scientist at University College Cork and Professor John. F, Cryan has received Prestigious European funding for the research on irritable Bowel syndrome. With funding of €6 million overall the project involves researchers from eight European countries and a number of European SMEs and aims to better diagnose, prevent and treat this common Debilitating Condition. IBS is a very Common Gastrointestinal disorder characterized by Abdominal pain, excess gas and diarrhea or constipation, predominantly seen in young and middle-aged females. Dr Gerard son of John and Ann and his colleagues has done huge research into this common condition hopefully with this funding they will be able to progress to a medicine solution in the very near future  

 

Garda Pat Garvey

Garda Pat Garvey picture out side Crossmolina Garda Station on Friday 26th June on the occasion of his retirement with his colleagues Sgt Kieran Lavelle, Garda Fiona Reilly, Garda Pat Garvey, Supt Joe Doherty, Garda Sandra Rooney, Garda Adrian Kearns

News - Fri 26th June 2020

Michael Cawley RIP

The death occurred peacefully on Saturday 20th June at his residence of Michael Cawley ST Judes Ave Crossmolina. Michaels Funeral Mass was celebrated in St Tiernan’s Church on Monday with cremation afterwards. Michael deeply mourned by his loving wife Bridgie, sons Michael Richard, Pat and Gerry, daughter Marie, brother Richard, sister Imelda, in laws Tanya, Richard and Barry, grandchildren Carla, Richard, Maeve, Lucy, Zara and Ryan, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Due to Government Restrictions and HSE Guidelines Michaels Funeral was private for Family only. The family were grateful for your co-operation and support. A special thank you to our neighbours and friends who stood along the road when the Cortege from the family home proceeded to the church. May He Rest in Peace.

 

St Tiernans church News  

Training Modules for Parish Support Teams and Volunteers which we have prepared.

 

They are based on the Resources at the back of “Nothing can Separate us from the Love of God”.

• Safe and Effective Use of PPE:   https://youtu.be/8WgXLuBruqk  

• Stewarding:        https://youtu.be/PvrMceCaRmQ 

• Cleaning in a Church Environment:           https://youtu.be/MNT-jhqiOdA   

• Hand Hygiene, Respiratory Etiquette and Physical Distancing:     https://youtu.be/12ze04YLGjA

• Communications and Signage:   https://youtu.be/H_j8GcbsHSA

• Distributing Holy Communion:   https://youtu.be/fCdKEsFJo_E

 

The six modules are also posted on our parish and Diocesan website.

 

Revised Confirmation and First Holy Communion Dates

Confirmation: 

St Tiernan’s, Crossmolina, Sat 12th September @ 12 noon.

 

First Holy Communion:

Kilmurry, Sat 29th August @ 12 noon

Crossmolina, Sat 5th September @ 12 noon

Keenagh, Sun 6th September @ 12.30

 

Returning to Mass  

Crossmolina Church will open for Mass on Tuesday, 21st July at 9am.

The dispensation from the Sunday and Holyday obligation is extended for the time being.

• Mass on Tues, Wed, Thurs at 9am, Fri at 11am.

• Side isles will be closed off for weekday Masses

• Weekends as usual in all Churches

• No Masses on Mondays

• Three people in every second seat.

• Maximum number allowed will be publicly displayed at the entrance of all Churches

• We must ensure that the required physical distance is maintained during all liturgies, some seating rows (every second one) will be closed off. One person or one household of two people could sit at either end of a row. Any larger group (family or household) would occupy a row to themselves.

• Extra people can listen in their car outside Church.

• Participation over  the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

• Sunday Masses will be limited to two intentions,

• People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after Mass and encouraged not to gather outside, so that social distancing is maintained.

• Those who are sick or have any symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 should stay at home.

• Cocooning volunteers or lay ministers should be sensitively invited, having carefully weighed the risks and benefits, to give an indication as to whether they choose to stay at home or to continue in their public ministry, in which case they should be advised to be cautious and prudent in respect of the activities in which they engage.

• Seating areas, door-handles and other key touch points will be thoroughly sanitised after Mass.

• All people are advised to wear masks

• Boxes will be placed at entrance of the Church for contribution envelopes, to avoid the need for people to pass collection baskets or bags.

• Holy Water fonts will remain empty.                           

• No Altar Servers for the time being  

We have now set up a Parish support team for all Four Churches. Many thanks to all who came to our meetings to offer help & support as we work together for the Health & Safety of our Community.                            

 

 

Returning to Mass  

Distribution of Holy Communion

The following protocols will be followed:

• Priests and ministers must sanitise their hands   before and after distributing Holy Communion

• The priest/minister must wear protective face-covering for the distribution of Holy Communion.

• Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only for the foreseeable future

• Holy Communion can be placed reverently in the hand of the person receiving in such a way that there is no hand to hand contact

• People will be invited to approach Holy Communion in single file, by seat row, and maintaining physical distance.

The experience of the pandemic has called upon us, to live the reality of Church in a new way. As we prepare to gather again for the Eucharist and for the Sacraments and to resume the pastoral life of the Church our twofold objective is:

1. To provide the opportunity for people to be strengthened, renewed and inspired by the mystery of God’s love for us

2. To express that love in our own care for one another

 

Cleaning Crossmolina Church

We are looking for help on this Thursday morning after 9am mass to sweep, dust and vacuum St Tiernan’s Church.  Normal cleaning rotas will resume the following week for those who wish to continue on their cleaning roster. (Team B is rostered for July).  Cocooning volunteers may prefer to stay at home during the pandemic at this stage. A new group has been set up for the sanitization of St Tiernan’s Church on a weekly basis.                        

If you have any concerns please contact the Parish Office on 096 31677.

 

Scoil Néifinn Open For Enrolment.

Scoil Néifinn, Keenagh, 

Is still open for enrolments for the school year 20/21. Please contact the school at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any information.

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 20th June the numbers drawn were 11 – 12 - 24 – 28. One ticket matched three numbers Peadar and Karen Flynn St Mary’s Park Crossmolina and wins 150 Euro. This week's jackpot is €4,800. The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be viewed on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your support.

 

The History of St Tiernans. 

The Time Line History of St Tiernans Crossmolina

441 Ad St Patrick is active in the Mayo area

C 650 A.D. Errew Abbey in founded By St Tiernan

1152 A.D. Synod of Kells Determines the Boundaries of Killala Diocese

1300 A,D. St Mary’s Abbey (Abbeytown) is Founded

1530’s Dissolution of Errew and St. Maty’s

1806 Catholic Church is built on Current site of Parish Hall

1829 Catholic Emancipation

1840 Construction of St. Tiernan’s Commences.

1845-1849 Great Famine - Construction of new Church is suspended

1860 St Tiernan’s church is completed and opened.

1892 St Tiernan’s is Renovated – New Altar Chair in stalled.

1895 Boy’s School is built.

1907 Church Bell is rung for first time.

1912 Convent of Jesus and Mary of opened

1960 Sanctuary Refurbished for “Novos Ordo” Mass

1996 Stained Glass Windows are installed

2003 Church Sanctuary Refurbished

2008 Major Structural Renovations were Undertaken and Church was rededicated on September 9th

 

Rededication of Tiernans Church2008

Pictured at  the rededication of Tiernans Church 7th September 2008 are from left Fr Kevin Loftus, Fr John Reilly,  Fr Albert Slator, Fr Michael Gilroy, Fr Paddy Hoban, Jack Rowland (Contractor) Bishop John Fleming, Fr Seamus Heverin, Fr Michael Conway PP, Fr Jim Cribbon, Rev Neal O’Raw, Fr Michael Reilly, Martin Bolger (Architect) Mons Patrick Gallagher, Fr Enda Kelly, Fr Anthony Gillespie, Altor servers from left Grace McAndrew, Liam Fox, Kevin Keane, Emma Judge.

Keenagh Festival Team 1975-1976

A blast from the Past Keenagh team who took part in the North Mayo Winter League 

Keenagh Team 1975-65 Back from left Gerry Rowland, Gerard Walsh, Peter Granahan, Martin Gilroy, Noel Granahan, Fr Brendan Hoban, Vincent O’Malley Greg Burke, Gabriel Walsh. Front from left P.C Judge, Tom Walsh, Padraic Syron, Liam O’Malley, Willie Donohoe, John Carey, T.P. Granahan, Martin Lynn, Dermot O’Malley, Gerry Gilroy 

News - Fri 19th June 2020

1.SUPPORT POPE FRANCIS' COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND

Your help is urgently needed to help overseas missionaries and vulnerable communities to defend themselves against COVID-19. In Africa, Asia and Latin America the Church is often on the frontline. In remote, inaccessible areas, it is missionaries who respond, as best they can, to the medical and pastoral needs of suffering men, women and children.

 

Missionaries already face too many challenges; working in over-crowded communities with no running water. In shantytowns and refugee camps where social distancing is simply impossible, and where self-isolation could mean starvation. 

 

To help protect these fragile communities, Pope Francis has announced the COVID-19 Emergency Fund. If you can, please give so that our less-fortunate brothers and sisters have a fighting chance at suppressing COVID-19.

 

2.Crossmolina Parish plans for Returning to Mass

• No Masses on Mondays

• Mass on Fridays at 11am for Senior Citizens in St Tiernan’s to fulfil the Sunday Obligation.

• Masses in Eskeragh, Keenagh and Kilmurry as usual.

• Three people in every second seat.

• We must ensure that the required physical distance is maintained during all liturgies, some seating rows (every second one) will be closed off. One person or one household of two people could sit at either end of a row. Any larger group (family or household) would occupy a row to themselves.

• Extra people can listen in their car outside Church.

• Participation over  the week is encouraged rather than having everybody turn up on Sunday.

• Sunday Masses will be limited to two intentions,

• People will be asked to leave the Church gradually after Mass and encouraged  not to gather outside, so that social distancing is maintained.

• Those who are sick or have any symptoms of or confirmed COVID-19 should stay at home.

• Meetings this week in Eskeragh & Crossmolina.

 

It is clear that the COVID-19 Virus will remain present at some level in the community for the foreseeable future. Just as human behaviour has been very successful in reducing the level of community contagion, human behaviour will also determine what happens in the weeks and months ahead.

All the evidence of recent weeks has been that the most important factors in reducing the spread of the infection have been the adherence to physical distancing and hand hygiene. 

If properly and sensitively implemented and carefully managed, we believe that these measures will help all of us to re-engage with the public life of the Church with confidence, energy and joy. We recognise that some of our parishioners may feel that they would be better advised to stay at home for the time being and we look forward to supporting their continued participation online.

3.All graveyard masses & Holy Well mass are suspended for this year.

 

Crossmolina Library.

The Library will be open for Call and Collect. Tell us what you want by phone: 096 31939 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We will arrange a collection time with you.  Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm.  These times will change when we get back to normality.  Keep safe and keep reading.

 

Scoil Néifinn Open For Enrolment.

Scoil Néifinn, Keenagh, is still open for enrolments for the school year 20/21. Please contact the school at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any information.

 

Lotto Results.

There was no winner of Crossmolina Deel-Rovers GAA Club Lotto Jackpot Saturday night 13th June the numbers drawn were 2 – 3 - 5 – 29. No punter matched three numbers either and three tickets were drawn. Teresa McNulty St Patricks Ave Crossmolina, Martin Loftus Rathmore Crossmolina, Gráinne Gough 5 Waterstone Ballina each win 50 Euro. This week's jackpot is €4,650. The draw takes place in the Parish Hall on Saturday night and can be view on Crossmolina GAA face book page. Many thanks for your support

 

Doing a Clear Out – Clothes Recycling

If you are clearing out your home please drop the clothes, shoes, bags etc into the Ballina Family Resource Centre, Abbey Street, Ardnaree. We are doing Cash for Clobber as a Fundraiser for the Centre, your support would be greatly appreciated.  If you need bags we have some in the centre, just drop in and collect them. For more info call 096 75573, all money received for clobber goes directly to Ballina FRC.

 

Mindspace Outreach Service in Ballina FRC

Mindspace Mayo offers a support service to young people (15-25yrs) presenting with anything from common concerns (e.g. dealing with break-up, exam stress, bullying) to young people with emerging mental health difficulties such as mild depression and anxiety.  The outreach service is running by phone or online whilst the lockdown is on for Covid19. For further information on Mindspace Mayo please see our website www.mindspacemayo.ie or call us on 094-9067001