Ballycastle >Local News
  13th December '23


Christmas Monster Bingo

Christmas Monster Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on December 18th at 8.00pm.

Jackpot €1,000.


Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St. John's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 15th December at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of John Reilly, Newcastle, England and formerly of Belmullet who died recently (husband of Breege Ormsby, Killena).

May he rest in peace.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Tadhg MacCongamhna, last weekend's winner (€228.00) and to Voucher winner (€100) Lisa Healy.

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


Card Game:

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


Dinner Party:

Dinner Party honouring the 1993 team, hosted by Ballycastle GAA, on 29th December at 7.30pm in Ballycastle Community Hall.


Christmas Mass Cards

Christmas Mass Bouquet cards are available after all Masses in St. Bridget's Church from the sacristy, and can also be purchased in Donnelly's Post Office and John Burkes. Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning will be offered for all intentions on each card and the names will be placed at the Christmas Crib. All donations go towards St. Bridget's Church restoration fund.


Carols by Candlelight

St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle will host Carols by Candlelight with the Moy Singers and local artists on Friday 22nd December at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets are now available in St. Bridget's Church, from the sacristy after all Masses and will also be sold door to door. Tickets cost €15 and all who purchase will be entered into a draw for a €150 voucher. All proceeds go to St. Bridget's Church restoration fund.


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

Christmas Service of Reconciliation:

Friday 15th December: Belderrig at 6.00pm; Ballycastle at 7.00pm


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.:

Brendan Noone & Deceased Noone & McDonnell Families


Friday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

James & Kathleen Tighe & Deceased Family Members (Carrowmore)

Alan Doores (Anniversary) (Doonadoba)

Deceased Gilmartin, Dooher & Cawley Families


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Paddy Tighe, Cappagh & Kilbrun, London

Francie Healy (Behy) & Healy Family Members

Maura Dowd & Mary Chirco

Deceased Langan & Jordan Families

Eucharist Ministers:

 Saturday Vigil: Bridget Langan

Sunday: Susan Murphy



Saturday Vigil: Ciarán Kenny

Sunday: Maura Fox




Sunday 17th December 10.00a.m.:

Michael & Margaret O'Boyle & Anthony Deane & Madeline Naughton

Breege, Michael, Katie & Seamus Walsh & Katie Doherty & Deceased Family Members