Local Mayo Abbey News

November 8, 2018


Mayo Abbey Foróige club is not starting at present due to a lack of new adult leaders coming forward. For further information, contact 087 27 43 067. New leaders are urgently needed to ensure the continuation of the club. It is for the benefit of the children that parents and others interested in helping are encouraged to participate. Unless the support is forthcoming this outlet for our young people could be lost, and once lost it will take much time and effort to get it going again.


Mayo Gaels GAA club are holding a table quiz in the Sheebeen bar, Balla on Friday October 5. tables of 4 and Eur20 per table. Starting at 9-30pm. All support would be appreciated.


The Mayo Abbey Parish townland signage committee wishes to bring parishioners up to date with the current situation of the CLAR Bi-lingual townland signage scheme. The project is currently with the Place-names branch in Dublin. No further progress can be made until the Dept. of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs have researched the townlands names submitted. This should be completed in October. This information will then be forwarded to CLAR Bi-lingual townland signage scheme, Mayo County Council.


The next Safe Pass course in St Colmans Training Centre, Mayo Abbey is on Thursday October 4. This one- day course starts at 8-30a.m. sharp. Booking with Paddy at 094 93 65 987.


Set dancing classes have resumed in the Bishop O’Healy Resource Centre, Mayo Abbey on Monday nights. All dancers welcome, especially beginners.


The Irish Kidney Association thanks all who contributed to their recent church-gate collection in Mayo Abbey. The amount raised was Eur402.09. Mayo mental Health Association thank all who contributed to their recent annual church-gate collection which raised Eur380.21.


Indoor bowls will resume in the Mayo Abbey Centre on Tuesday night October 2nd at 8-00 p.m. Adults only.


A vacancy exists on the Mayo Abbey FAS C. E. scheme for a childcare worker to cover maternity leave. FAS criteria apply. Contact Ger 094 93 65 735


Ballyglass/Carnacon group water scheme consumers will experience disruption of supply in the coming weeks due to pipes being flushed out.


During the holiday period the following deaths occurred. The death took place in Northampton of Teresa Spillane formerly Teresa Brennan, Gortaphuill. The death took place of Rita Finnerty, Ballyglass. The death has taken place of Michael (Mick) Murphy, Ballinlough. Sympathy is extended to his family, Tom, Michéal, Laurence, all in Ballinlough, Mary Finan, Roscommon, Teresa Connolly Claregalway, and their families.


Sympathy is extended to the Sloyan family Coolmeen on the death in Westport of Nancy McNamara, formerly Nancy Sloyan, Coolmeen.

The death took place last week in Chicago of Annie McCormack, formerly Annie Barnicle, Knocknakill. Sympathy is extended to her sister Mary Monaghan, Cullentragh and her sister-in-law Chris Barnicle, Gortaphuill. Sympathy is extended to Seamus and Michael John Moran, Brize on the death of their sister Mary Brennan (nee Mary Moran, Brize) in New York.
Sympathy to Liam Rushe, Gortaphuntan on the death of his mother, Margaret Rushe, Ballindine.