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  10th August '22

Water Safety Week

Water Safety Week will take place at Lacken Pier 20th August to 24th August. Swims/Safety/Rescues. Contact Anne Healy 096-43180.


The death occurred on 4th August of Micheál Bourke, Heathfield, Ballycastle.

Predeceased by his wife Sally.

Sympathy is extended to his daughters Marion, Michele, Orla, his son Michael, sisters Nancy and Caitlin, grandchildren Caoimhe, Mikey, Conor, Dearbhla, Daire, Aoife, Grainne and great-grandson Seán,

sons-in law Hugh and Ken, daughter-in-law Jackie, extended family and friends.

May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Eileen Newcombe, London and formerly Glenurla who died recently.

May she rest in peace.


G.A.A. News

Colm Kenny Cup National School Tournament 

Sunday August 14th

Venue: Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle at 1pm


On this weekend Sunday 14th, Ballycastle GAA will honour the memory of former player and friend

Colm Kenny.

Many of the present players at this age group will have never met or known Colm,

but within the walls of the Tom Langan Park his name is still spoken of with pride and respect.  

Colm was known all over North Mayo for his tough but stylish playing style.

Colm played for Ballycastle from National school right up to Junior winning a

County Minor title with the club and numerous North Mayo titles. 

He played minor for Mayo in 1996 getting to the All Ireland Semi Final losing to Kerry.


The National School tournament scheduled for this weekend in his memory is a fitting tribute to a man

that loved the young football teams in his club.

The trophies and medals are sponsored by the Kenny family 

The event co-ordinators are Martin Tighe and David Carden. Teams will attend from Killala, Kilfian, Lacken, Cooneal and the host team Ballycastle.

At 5pm approx the club will unveil our new club house. Blessing will take place by Fr. Loftus PP.

This will be followed by the Final of the Colm Kenny Cup 

The newly extended Sports Complex will also be blessed by Fr Loftus and will be open for refreshments.

The official opening will be performed by Michael Ring TD. 

We welcome everyone far and near for what's going to be an historic day in our club and indeed our parish. 


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Eilis & Seamus Ormsby, last week's winners (€180).

Tickets are now available in McNamee's XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Healy's Pub,

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.

Ballycastle Community Hall

To book the Hall or Gym please contact 086 3242347, 086 8704125 or 086 1584432.

Cemetery Masses

Doonfeeney Cemetery : Friday 12th August at 6.00p.m.

Kilbride Cemetery : Friday 19th August at 6.00p.m.


Mass will be celebrated on Downpatrick Head on Sunday 14th August at 12.00noon.

Céide Fields

Open daily from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. (last admission 5.15p.m.)

Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.


Kellie and Emma of Céide Ladle are operating the café every day.


'Painting with Acid' by Norman Ackroyd, The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, F26RX61. 1st June - 31st August. 5 decades of Etchings, Watercolours, Display case and a new publication ‘An Irish Notebook', a selection of 40 sketches from the West Coast of Ireland.


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

The Céide Coast Half Marathon will be held in Ballycastle on 8th October 2022.

This race will be run on the day in conjunction with the 10k Coastal Challenge which is now

in its 7th successful year.

Register now at


Church Notices

Weekday Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00a.m.


Mass on Saturdays at 7.00p.m. and Sundays at 11.30a.m. in Ballycastle and

on Sunday at 10.00a.m. in Belderrig.


Mass intentions for this week:


Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Private Intention


Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Private Intention

Thursday 10.00a.m.:
Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Mary & Brian Slowey, Ballycastle/Ballina

Jim & Mary McHale & Mary Chirco

Jim McLean & Bernard Devaney


Sunday 12.00noon:

Mass on Downpatrick Head. People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Ann O'Donnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien




Sunday 14th August 2.00p.m.:

Francie Healy, Behy

Tommy (1st Anniversary), Martin, Gerry & Michael John McHale