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  13th September '23

Mayo Masters

Congratulations to Daniel Breslin, Richie Burke and the Mayo Masters team who won the

Gaelic Masters Plate Final. Final Score: Mayo: 1 – 11; Roscommon: 0 -13.

St. Brigid's Club

Congratulations to St. Brigid's team on winning the County Junior title with a final score:

St. Brigid's: 3 – 14; Davitts: 3 – 11.


Outdoor Mass

Mass at Céide Grotto on Friday 22nd September at 6pm (weather permitting).

All welcome.


Art Class

Art class is back in Ballycastle Community Hall starting Thursday 21st September. The class offers something for everyone, from painting, drawing and printmaking.

Contact 086 0667192 or 086 1584432.

Healthy Food Made Easy

Healthy Food Made Easy is a fun course where you will learn to cook healthy meals on a budget.

It begins in Ballycastle Community Hall on 18 th September at 7.00pm. The course is Free and will be every Monday for 6 weeks. The emphasis throughout the course is on group learning and talking rather than formal teaching.

If interested, email Cara at




TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Junior Football Championship Rd 3:

Shrule/Glencorrib v Ballycastle on Saturday 16th September at 4.15pm in Swinford GAA Pitch. (Note change of time).


Card Game:

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


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Tara & Tomas Ormsby, last weekend's winners (€197).

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


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

Céide Coast Half Marathon and 10k Coastal Challenge will take place on Saturday 23rd September at 12noon. Registration is online only


The Half Marathon will commence at the Céide Fields Visitor Centre and will follow the coast road, passing Ballycastle beach before proceeding to the famous Downpatrick Head.

The race will enter the headland where the runner will get a chance to run 500m

off-road, and an opportunity to view the spectacular Dún Briste sea stack (weather dependent). From there, the race will return to the main road and will finish in Ballycastle village. Refreshments will be available in Ballycastle Community Hall.


Barn Dance

Tickets are on sale for Barn Dance 2023 in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 14th October 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:


LATER at Ballinglen Museum of Art


The Ballinglen Museum of Art is delighted to host a series of night time events LATER@Ballinglen,

running from September to December 2023.

Cormac Begley on September 30th .

To book tickets:


Belderrig Community Centre

Flourish Social Prescribing Service are bringing The John Hoban Music Circle to Belderrig Community Centre on Tuesday October 3rd from 7-8.30pm. All are welcome to come listen, sing a song, tell a joke or share a story. You can turn up on the night or ring the below number to discuss transport options.


Flourish Social Prescribing Service is run through The Family Centre in Castlebar and works to connect people to activities & social opportunities in their area. This project is funded by Creative Ireland & Sláintecare.


For more information on Social Prescribing or The Music Circle

please call Maria on 087 185 7280. 


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre open 7 days a week 10am – 6pm. with last admission at 5.15pm.

Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.


Ballinglen Exhibition

In recognition of The Royal Hibernian Academy 200th year celebration, The Ballinglen Museum of Art is delighted to host 'RHA: Ballinglen Fellows Exhibition': Works from the Ballinglen Permanent Collection and new work. 

28th July – 25th September. 

The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, F26X5N3


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


Friday 11.00a.m:

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Michael Tomas (Snr.)

Edward & Nora Naughton

Tom Ruane


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Antonia Langan (Anniversary)

Kathleen (Anniversary) & Jack Maughan

Willie Barrett


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Martina Gardiner

Sunday: Susan Murphy



Saturday Vigil: Ciarán Kenny

Sunday: Margaret Burke




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish