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10th October '18




No's drawn on 8th October were: 6. 8. 12. 17. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €8,600. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Caroline Tighe, Carrowmore

Mary Murray, Killala Bus

Andrea & Anne, Ballycastle

Sheila Clarke, Clydagh

Helen Bourke, Annaghmore



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Seamus Walsh, Kilbride and

Anna Keegan, Dun Laoghaire who were married on Friday 5th October.


Congratulations and best wishes also to Alan Kelly, Glenurla and Lisa Murphy, Kilfian who were married on Friday 5th October.


Céide Coast Half Marathon

Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10K takes place on 13th October at 12.00noon.

Contact Maura 085-1745540.



Congratulations to Seán Cavish, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€260).


Ballycastle GAA would like to wish Daniel Forde all the best in his new role with the Mayo Senior Football Team.


Dev. Co. AGM

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company AGM will take place on Tuesday 30th October at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Halloween Events

Ballycastle Events Organisation will host two events this Halloween both on the 31st October as is tradition.


A children's Disco in the hall from 6.30pm to 8pm, meeting at the Church car park at 6.15pm and the telling of the story of the pirate's stolen gold on the 31st October 1768 - exactly 250 years this Halloween night. 
Pumpkin competition and prize for the most original costume. 

Followed later that night with fancy-dress Halloween Quiz in the Seaview Lounge at 9.15pm with games, prizes and loads of surprises.

We ask everyone to support our events as all donations go towards our Ballycastle Christmas experience in December.


Printmaking Workshop

A 5 week Adult Printmaking Workshop with Elsa O'Reilly begins on 12th Nov - 10th Dec

from 10.30am - 3pm. in the Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Price is €100 which includes materials and lunch in Ballinglen.

For more information and booking please call: 096 43184 


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair & Raffle will take place in Ballycastle on Saturday 24th Nov. from

12.00noon – 6.00p.m. and 8.30p.m. – 9.30p.m. and Sunday 25th November from 12.00noon – 3.00p.m. Contact 086-3787551 or 086-8492070 for further details or to book a table.


Irish Classes

Conversational Irish Classes starting in Belderrig. Contact Mary 087-7502668 for details.



Ed Milano " No Ordinary Place " in The Ballinglen Gallery runs until 30th October.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle Co. Mayo F26 X5N3 Tel: 096 43184




Bingo in Ballycastle Hall continues on Monday at 8.30p.m.

Jackpot of €500 in 52 no's or less. Please support.


‘Needle Clickers'

‘Needle Clickers' meet again on Thursday 18th October at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Knit/chat over tea/coffee/biscuits. €2 per night. Beginners welcome.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 086468491, e-mail   and our website  


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.

Community Hall

Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Private Intention

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Michael Doherty, Carrowcur (Anniversary)

Friday 1.00p.m.: Beginning of School Year Mass in the National School

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Paddy & Norah Healy (Anniversaries)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Johnny Tomas, Ballyglass (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maureen Healy



Saturday Vigil: Seán Callaghan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: J. Healy, F. Timlin

Sunday 11.30a.m.: L. Ruane, L. Hefferon