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  12th April '23

Drink Tea for MND!

A fundraising initiative to support the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association

will be held in the Community Hall Ballycastle on Sunday 16th April at 12.30 pm - ‘Drink tea for MND'
There are more than 400 people affected by this cruel and debilitating disease all across Ireland.
Please come along on the day and support this worthy cause, which will help to ensure that every person living with MND receives the dedicated care and support they need and if you can't make it on the day you can donate on the link below:



The death occurred on 7th April of Breege Doherty (née Healy) Ballymachugh, Ballycastle.

Predeceased by her husband Paul, her parents Thomas and Bridget and her brother Martin.

Sympathy is extended to her sons Seamus, Kieran and Colm, her daughters Maura (Fox) and Breda, daughers-in-law Simone, Denise and Georgina, sons-in-law Sean and Midou, her grandchildren Liam, Niamh, James, Odhran, Paddy, Carrie, Karim, Grace and Tessa, extended family and friends.

May her gentle soul rest in peace.


The death occurred on 6th April of Thomas McCann, Glasnevin, Dublin and late of Geeveraune, Belderrig. Sympathy is extended to his wife Teresa, sons Enda, Damien and Darragh, sisters Bridie and Agnes, daughter-in-law Danielle, grandchildren Luke, Zack and Rian, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.



25 Card Game

Winners on 4th April were:

1st: David Carden & Joe Gardiner

2nd: Margaret Walsh & Chris Maughan

Supporters Prize:

Cauleen Barrett, George O'Grady

Raffle Winners:

1st: Michael Breslin

2nd: Seamus Ormsby

3rd: Breege Gardiner


Weekly 25 Card Game in Ballycastle GAA Clubhouse every Tuesday at the new time of 8.30pm.

Tea and refreshments served.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Vincent Healy, last week's winner (€270).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner AGM will take place on Wednesday 26th April at 7.00pm in the Playschool.

All welcome.


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre open 7days a week 10am – 5pm. with last admission 45 minutes before closing.

Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month.


Ballinglen Museum & Art Gallery

The Ballinglen Gallery: Desire Lines | Debbie Dawson & Helle Helsner
Curated by Róísín Foley.
March 16th - April 28th


The Ballinglen Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions from The Permanent Collection

March 16th - May 30th.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo F26 X5N3


Ballycastle Community Hall

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.


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:


Tuesday 11.00a.m.:

All who are ill in the community


Wednesday 11.00a.m.:

Private Intention


Thursday 11.00a.m.:

Private Intention


Saturday 11.00a.m.:

Marie McDonnell (1st Anniversary) & Paddy McDonnell


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Benny Langan (Month's Mind) & Ann Tighe (Anniversary)

John O'Donnell (Anniversary), Jim, Teresa & Gerry O'Donnell

Michael Tighe (Anniversary)

Anthony & Mai McLean


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Kathleen (Anniversary) & Michael Burke

Joe Nealon, Ballyknock (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Maureen Healy

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Gillian Grier




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish