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  11th October '23


Barn Dance

Barn Dance 2023 takes place this Saturday 14th October in Ballycastle Community Hall at 8pm.

Tickets are €20 per person and it's promised to be a night not to be missed.

Live Music with The Paul Kelly Band and Sweeney Macs.


Link for ticket sale:

Tickets are also on sale in John Burke's and Donnelly's Food Store, Ballycastle.




TF Royal Hotel Junior B Football Championship Semi-Final:

Ballycastle v Kilmovee Shamrocks on Sunday 15th October at 2.00pm in Parke GAA Pitch.


Card Game:

Ballycastle G AA card game on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the clubhouse.


Card Game Winners:

Joint 1st: P.J. Madden & Darren Langan; John Joe Langan & Angela McDonnell

2nd: Eddie Scott & Francie Munnelly

Supporters Prize:

Kathleen McDonnell &Chris Maughan

Raffle Winners:

1st: Paddy Forde

2nd: Tom Scott

3rd: Eddie Scott


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Elaine Walsh, last weekend's winner (€184).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Healys Bar, Donnelly's Village Store, Seaview Lounge, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at


25 Card Drive

Ballycastle GAA 25 Card Drive in Ballycastle Community Hall on

Sunday 5th November. €1400 in Prizes. Ladies Prize and Buyer's Prize.


Ballycastle Community Hall

Classes starting next week:

Monday 16th: Teen Hip Hop Dance Classes from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

For more information or to book a place, contact Amber 089 9735656.

Wednesday 18th: Art Classes for 13 – 17 year olds 6.30pm – 8.30pm

For more information or to book a place, contact Emma 087 7008518.

Saturday 21st: Art Classes for 7 – 12 year olds.

For more information or to book a place, contact Emma 087 7008518.

Ballycastle Community Hall is available to hire for all functions. For all Hall or Gym bookings please contact 086 0667192, 086 8704125 or 086 1584432.

Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm

Saturday 9am – 1pm

Closed on Sundays.


Tractor Run

West Coast Vintage Society are holding a Tractor Run in memory of Basil Petrie on

Sunday 29th October 2023. Registration at 11.00am at Killala Community Centre.

Refreshments afterwards in Gilvarry's Pub, Killala. Raffle and Spot Prizes.

All Proceeds going to Cancer Care West.

All vehicles welcome (cars, tractors, motor bikes and commercials).


St. Brigid's Club

St. Brigid's LGFA 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance on Sunday 29th October at 7.30pm in the

Dolphin Hotel, Crossmolina. Music with Concord .

Tickets can be purchased from Maria 086 3016691, Louise 087 1361639,

Susie 086 8483153, Noreen 087 2788234.


Belderrig Community Centre

John Hoban's Music Circle in Belderrig Community Centre on November 7th.

A bus will run from Ballycastle area to this event.

Please ring to book your seat - 087 1857280. All welcome.


A series of Craft Taster Workshops will run in Belderrig Community Centre in November.

The line up of activities is:

Nov 6th – Songwriting with Rosie Connolly

Nov 13th – Felting with Angelika Dunne

Nov 20th – Willow Weaving with Tom Delaney

Nov 27th – Wood Whittling a pen with LMA Designs

Workshops will run from 6.30-8.30pm. Booking is essential.

Please ring Maria on 087 1857280 to learn more or book a place.


Halloween Walk

Ballycastle Scary Halloween Walk on Monday 30th October at 7.00pm.

Starting at Ballycastle Resource Centre and finishing at Ballycastle Hall.


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre is open every day in October from 10am – 5pm.


Church Notices

Weekday Masses will be celebrated at 11.00a.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:


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Private Intention


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Martin McDonnell, Doonfeeney (Anniversary) & Deceased Family

Mary Burke (Anniversary) & Peter Burke


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Anne O'Donnell

Sunday: Louise Kelly



Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

Private Intention