Ballycastle >Local News
  13th March '24


St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Ballycastle takes place on Sunday 17th March after 11.30am Mass starting from the Community Hall. If you wish to get involved, contact Séan O’Grady or Maura Healy.

Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day in Ballycastle on Friday 22nd March from 9am. Anyone interested in helping on the day can contact 086 3636208. Your support will be appreciated.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Anne (Nan) McLean, nee Meenaghan, formerly of Cappagh and Lisbrin who died recently in Los Angeles.
May she rest in peace.

Easter Monster Bingo

Easter Monster Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 25th March.
€1,000 Jackpot to be won on the night.


Ballycastle GAA Club membership is now due for renewal. New members always welcome.
Standard Membership: Adult €70, Family €100, OAP €35, Student €35.
Cairde Membership: Single €240, Family €260.
Benefits of Cairde Membership: Membership, €100 County Board Ticket, 2 Club draw tickets, weekly entry to the 50/50 lotto for 2024 (worth €110), Option to pay by direct debit.

50/50 Draw:
Congratulations to Eilis Ormsby, last weekend’s winner (€241).
Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Healy’s Bar, Donnelly's Village Store, Seaview Lounge, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at

Card Game:
Ballycastle GAA card game continues on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the Clubhouse.

Social Dancing weekend

Dust off the dancing shoes, for an Easter Social Dancing weekend, in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, from the 29th - 31st March, with bands every afternoon and night. Contact 086 3083976

Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner Playschool AGM on Monday 8th April at 7pm. All welcome.

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
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place each Wednesday evening for Lent
from 6pm – 8pm in St. Bridget’s Church.

Lenten Trocaire boxes are available at the Church doors. People are asked to take one and help the work of Trocaire.

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.:
No Mass

Friday 10.00a.m:
Private Intention

Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

John & Josie Noone (Anniversaries) & Deceased Noone & McDonnell Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: St. Patrick’s Day – Aifreann gaeilge (Mass in Irish)

Martin Tighe, Shanaghy (Anniversary)
Martin McDonnell (Anniversary) & Rory McDonnell & Deceased McDonnell & Murphy Families

Eucharist Ministers:
Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican
Sunday: Louise Kelly

Saturday Vigil: Martina Gardiner
Sunday: Gillian Grier


Thursday 11.00a.m.
Private Intention

Sunday 17th March 10.00a.m.:
Paddy Gilvarry