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14th November'18



No's drawn on 12th November were: 1. 3. 10. 14. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €9,100. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Phil Healy Scott, Sea Road

Mary Timlin, Ballinglen

Stephen Cooke, Behy

Michéal Forde, Rathoonagh

Mary Murray, Killala Bus


November Rosary

Sunday 18th November: Rosary and prayers in Belderrig Cemetery at 3.00p.m. and rosary afterwards

in Doonfeeney Cemetery .

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair & Raffle in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle on Saturday 24th Nov. from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. and 8.30p.m. – 9.30p.m. and Sunday 25th November from 12.00noon – 3.00p.m. with a large variety of crafts and Christmas gifts.

Also, Lucky Dip,  Guess the number of sweets in the jar,  sale on selected items.

Raffle tickets, for Hamper and other prizes, on sale in local businesses.

Contact 086-3787551 or 086-8492070 for further details or to book a table.


New Paintings, from Moygownagh, Ardagh and Ballycastle, will be on display in the Art Gallery in the Resource Centre from 24th November.

Letters to Santa

Special Post Box for letters to Santa will be in the Craft Shop on the weekend of the Christmas Fair. Letters will be given to Santa at the Christmas Experience in the Shambles on Saturday 15th December.



Congratulations to Darren Madden, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€193).


Ballycastle GAA Annual General meeting will take place on Sunday next 18th November in the Community Hall at 3pm.


The North Mayo board have an opportunity for anyone who would like to follow a path into GAA coaching in schools, all relevant training will be provided. Participants must be on a social welfare payment. For more details contact Michael Fitzmaurice, Mayo coaching officer.


Two positions have arisen to join the RSS scheme in Ballycastle working from Tom Langan Park . The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is aimed at low-income farmers and fishermen/women. To qualify for the RSS, you must be getting a social welfare payment. For more details contact Joe Gardiner on



Children's Open Day and Exhibition

Children's Open Day and Exhibition at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation.

'Festival of Seasons' December 1st, 2-5pm. Exhibition of 400+ prints and mixed media objects by children who visited Ballinglen in 2018.

Fun Activities: Christmas Decoration Making, Hot Chocolate, Visit with Artists in their Studios & Christmas Carols. An event for the whole family. Everyone Welcome.

Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Tel: 096 43184.


Calling all knitters

Knit a square for charity. Yarn supplied. Call to Craft Shop any day (Monday-Friday)

between 11am – 3pm to pick up and get details.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall continues on Monday at 8.30p.m.

Jackpot of €445 in 45 no's or less. Please support.


Golf Society

Next outing is to the flat 9 in Enniscrone on 1st December. 1st tee is at 10am. 


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.

Community Hall

Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Deceased Members of Langan & Jordan Families

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Mary & Martin Gilroy & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Dan (Anniversary), Catherine, Joe & Eileen Tighe

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Maura & Patrick McGuire

Friday 7.30p.m.: Deceased Gilmartin, Dooher & Cawley Families

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Jack (Anniversary) & Phil Hunt

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Martin & John Healy (Behy)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Emily Loftus, Liam Heffernan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Lorna Tomas, Niamh Fox