Ballycastle >Local News
  14th October '20

Lotto Jackpot €16,600

No's drawn on 12th October: 5. 22. 27. 29.

€100 winner: Katie Ruddy

Next draw will take place on Monday 19th October.

Tickets for Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company Local Lotto are available in John Burkes,

Post Office, Healys and Céide Craft Stack (in the Resource Centre).



The death occurred on 12th October of Martin McDonnell, Doonfeeney, Ballycastle

(Predeceased by his sister Mary).

Sympathy is extended to his wife Carmel, sons Patrick & Kevin, daughters Joan, Evelyn, Rosaleen & Sinéad, grandchildren and great grandchild, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


New Book

A new book “Seoda Muigheo Thuaidh” by John Cosgrove has just been published.

It could be described as a ‘from the needle to the anchor' compendium.

It contains pisreoga, paidreacha, beanachtaí, mallachtaí (some of the latter would'nt pass the Censor), rannta, focal, seanfhocla, triads etc. A dictionary of North Mayo Gaelic words and period photographs of the region.  Included also are short accounts of North Mayo heroes and legends.

This hardcover book, containing over five hundred pages, retails at €30. Though written in Irish, the book has a full English translation.

Contacts: John Cosgrove 096-31138/086-3704762 or Fr. Seán Killeen, Cloghans (who made a vast contribution to this book) 096-27003/086-8349600.


Church Notices

Due to the whole country now on Level 3 covid-19 restrictions, there will not be any Mass until Halloween.


Mass intentions for this week (included in a Mass offered privately by Fr. Conlon) are:

Nellie & John Carolan

Private Intention

James, Kathleen & Aidan Tighe

Pat & Annie McAvock

Tom (Anniversary) & Kathleen Grier & Deceased Family Members



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Shane McHale, last week's winner (€166).

Tickets are now available in Seaview Lounge, McNamees XL, John Burkes, Healys, Post Office, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


Panic Button/Carbon Monoxide alarm

Are you aged 65 or older and living alone and don't have a pendant/panic alarm - free carbon monoxide alarms also available. Contact Joe 086-8453067 or Caroline 086-3974408.


Ballycastle Gym

Ballycastle Community Hall Gym is now open. All sessions must be pre booked.

For morning sessions (9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.) phone 089 4607901

and for evening sessions (5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.) phone 086 3242347.


Garda in attendance

Garda Brian McGuire will be in Ballycastle Community Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 12noon – 1.00p.m. On arrival, sign in, disinfect hands and maintain social distancing.