Ballycastle >Local News
  11th November '20

Lotto Jackpot €17,000

No's drawn on 9th November were: 4. 11. 20. 24.

€100 winner: P. J. McCann, Belderrig

Tickets for Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company Local Lotto are available in John Burkes & the Post Office for the next few weeks.



The death occurred on Thursday 5th November of Margaret Farrell (née Dunleavy, Doobeha),

Suífinn Way, Ballycastle and late of Carrickanass, Carrowmore- Lacken. Sympathy is extended to her nieces and nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends.

May she rest in peace.


The death occurred on 7th November of Dolores (Doley) Donnelly (née Gildea), Churchfield Manor and Market Street, Killala. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Caroline Tighe, (Carrowmore),

son Padraic, sisters Eileen Healy (Main Street), and Ita, son-in- law Raymond, grandson Ray and his partner Erin, nephews, nieces, extended family and friends.

May she rest in peace.


Church Notices

Due to the change to Level 5 covid-19 restrictions for six weeks, there will not be any Mass possibly until early December.

Both churches are open daily for private prayer.


Mass intentions for this week (included in a Mass offered privately by Fr. Conlon) are:

Ann Browne (Anniversary)

Martin McDonnell (Month's Mind)

Mary Brougham (nee Tighe)

Jack Hunt (Anniversary)

Michael John Burke & Breege Hughes (Kilbride)



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Kathleen O'Boyle, last week's winner (€140)..

Tickets are now available in McNamees XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


New Book

A new book “Seoda Muigheo Thuaidh” by John Cosgrove has just been published. It could be described as a ‘from the needle to the anchor' compendium.

It contains pisreoga, paidreacha, beanachtaí, mallachtaí (some of the latter would'nt pass the Censor), rannta, focal, seanfhocla, triads etc. A dictionary of North Mayo Gaelic words and period photographs of the region.

Included also are short accounts of North Mayo heroes and legends.

This hardcover book, containing over five hundred pages, retails at €30. Though written in Irish, the book has a full English translation.

Contacts: John Cosgrove 096-31138/086-3704762 or Fr. Seán Killeen, Cloghans (who made a vast contribution to this book) 096-27003/086-8349600.


Panic Button/Carbon Monoxide alarm

Are you aged 65 or older and living alone and don't have a pendant/panic alarm - free carbon monoxide alarms also available. Contact Joe 086-8453067 or Caroline 086-3974408.


Garda in attendance

Garda Brian McGuire will be in Ballycastle Community Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 12noon – 1.00p.m. On arrival, sign in, disinfect hands and maintain social distancing.