An open day has been organised at Enniscoe Organic Gardens on Monday, May 16th beginning at 10 am and it is situated on the Lahardane/Castlebar Road, approximately three miles from Crossmolina. Guest speakers will include well known Mr. Chris Smith, and Mr. Jimmy Lyons who has made a very successful livelihood form a twenty five acre organic farm. He will also give a presentation/overview. All are welcome.
A public meeting regarding the Bellacorrick Enterprise Fund, hosted by Crossmolina Community Council, will be held in the Dolphin hotel on Monday night, May 9th at 8pm. All persons interested in the future of Crossmolina and hinterland are co-ordially invited to attend.
Mr. Sean Lowry, has very kindly arranged that Mr. Jimmy Keane, Manager, West Offaly Business and Technology Park and colleagues will attend and give of their experience on what was achieved when the Ferbane Station was closed
Crossmolina dominated the first half and led at half time by 1-7 to 0-4. David Kearns grabbed Crossmolina’s goal and Shane Granaghan and Kieran Traynor scored points each. Jamsie O’Brien kicked three and Barry O’Malley two, Ciaran Walsh replied with three for the hosts and Joe Convey added one.
Jamsie O’Brien kicked a free just after the break and it was all of thirty minutes without a score from Crossmolina, until Jamsie kicked another free from an acute angle over the bar. In between Ciaran Walsh scored 1-4, some great pointf rom frees, Ronan O’Malley grabbed the lead with a goal in the 25 minute and Mick Walsh kicked the insurance points minutes later.
Crossmolina missed chances in the first half and this proved costly in the end. The final score was Ardnaree 2-9 to Crossmolina 1-9.
Crossmolina team; Aiden O’Malley, Brian Kearns, Dermot Kearns, Daniel Garrett, Joe Keane, Darren Barrett, Shane Gallagher, Barry O’Malley 0-2, Jamsie O’Brien 0-5, Declan Gilroy, Kieran Traynor 0-1, David Kearns 1-0, Christopher Moyles. Subs Christopher Dunleavy for D Garrett, Michael Walsh for K Traynor, Joe Melvin for D Gilroy.
Referee: Vincent Neary.
The following positions are available as part of Moy Valley/West Sligo Rural Social Scheme; 1, Maintenance of Way Marked Routes/Walking Trails in all areas, 2, Organic Farming, in Crossmolina and Ballina, 3, Village Enhancement/Caretaking in all areas. Telephone Orlagh Dennedy on 096-70905, Moy Valley Resources.
Chernobyl Children are arriving in Crossmolina on June 29, for three weeks, If you would like to volunteer as a host family, please telephone Mary on 31919 or Grace on 31022 for further details.
Congratulations to Sarah Syron, Knockleggan, who has been selected on the Irish Students Basketball team to play Barcelona in Galway on Wednesday, March 23.
Hail glorious St Patrick we honour thy name,
Tho, Erin may claim thee, the world knows thy fame.
The faith of our fathers is our treasure too,
How holy the thought, that they learned it from you.
Saint Patrick, Feast Day 17th March, Patron Saint of Ireland, is one of the World’s most popular and well known saints.
The day is marked with the wearing of the shamrock, our National emblem that was supposedly used by Patrick to explain the Trinity.
It is a day when everyone wants to be Irish even if it goes back many generations, and to any part of the world, thus proclaiming their solidarity with the ancestral homeland.
Many people from overseas travel to Ireland to take part or watch the various parades.
Children from Crossmolina (sponsored by Crossmolina Community Council) with the Renee Cronin art class take part in the parade in Ballina this year and can expect much local support and admiration.
St Patrick’s association with Mayo is well known and many thousands of people annually make the climb of Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick in his honour.
Holy wells associated with St Patrick are numerous, and in our own parish the well at Tristia, reputed to have curative powers, is visited especially on the last Sunday in July.
St Patrick’s Day is a special day for remembering our missionaries, who went like Patrick to spread the faith, and here we fondly remember from our own parish in recent times, Fr John Gallagher and Fr Enda Kelly.
We remember also, perhaps our more senior emigrants, who went in search of work from a different Ireland than we have today, but have still retained some memories of their homeland and native parish. Beannachta na Feile Naomh Padriag chuig gach duine.
Gortnor Abbey Parents Committee and PTAA are holding an information night on alcohol on Wednesday night, March 9, in Gortnor Abbey. Guest speaker is Tommy Lyons. All parents of pupils attending the school are invited to attend. Please try to be there.
Jackpot tops â‚¬5,000
There was no winner of the Crossmolina GAA lotto jackpot on Saturday night, February 19. The numbers were 4, 18, 26 and 31. Irene McHale, Rathnamagh, matched three numbers and won E150. The draw took place in Cawleyâ€™s of Rakestreet.
Next weekâ€™s jackpot is E5,450 and the draw takes place in Reillys. Many thanks for your continued support.