Ballycastle >Local News
15th August '18


Céide Coast Pride of Place 2018

Community Groups, sports clubs, voluntary organisations, tourism businesses and anyone associated with tourism and/or Community are invited to take part in a showcase event being held in Belderrig Community Centre on Thursday 23rd August at 10.00 a.m.  This is part of the judging for the Pride of Place competition, which the Céide Coast has been entered into.  We are hoping for a huge turnout to prove to the judges that the area from Killala through Ballycastle and on to Belderrig is worthy of the title for 2018.  Information is available from your local Representatives:


Greta Byrne:  

Noel Kelly:


Declan Caulfield:

Padraig McCann:



No's drawn on 13th August were: 1. 6. 7. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €7,800. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Jim Breslin, Kilbride

Colm & Jamie Timlin, Heathfield

Chris Murphy, Annaghbeg

Susan Tighe, Carrowmore

Michael & Catherine, c/o Healys

Pan for Gold at Céide Fields

As part of National Heritage Week, Céide Fields are having a Free Open Day of activities and fun for all the family on Sunday August 26th. Try your hand at panning for gold with geologist Andy Lewis, take part in competitions and children's Fun Dig, and see an exhibition of turf cutting equipment from 11 am to 5pm.


Carlo Scarpa Film

This year Céide Fields were awarded the International Carlo Scarpa Prize from the Benetton Foundation in Italy , who produced a 48 minute long documentary film about Céide Fields. On Sunday August 26th this will be shown in the Céide Fields Visitor Centre at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm as part of our Free Open Day.


Talk by Alf Monaghan

On Friday August 24th at 7.30pm Céide Fields are hosting a lecture by Alf Monaghan, being organised by the North Mayo West Sligo Heritage Group.  An expert on the Middle east he will speak on "A Sacred Island Before Christianity" about the spread of Pre-Christian Eastern religious beliefs to Ireland . Admission free.



Congratulations to Sophia Caulfield winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€235).


Result from League game on Saturday 11th : Ballycastle 1-9; PKG 1-15.

Championship play off v Crossmolina on Saturday next in Bangor at 6pm.


New community text on WhatsApp - text your name and number to Máirtin Flannery on 0863225128 if you would like to be added. 


Cemetery Masses

Mass will be celebrated in Belderrig Cemetery on Sunday 19th August at 1.00p.m. and in Doonfeeney Cemetery on Friday 7th September at 7.00p.m



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Lucy Flanagan (nee Purcell) who died recently in Manchester (Sister of the late Kathleen Healy, Glenurla). May she rest in peace.



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

Jackpot of €500 in 53 no's or less. Please support.



Ruth McDonnell “Available Light” in The Ballinglen Gallery runs until 29th August 2018.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26 X5N3.

Tel: 096-43184. Email:


Craft Shop

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

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


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.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Elaine Madden

Tuesday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Jim McLean (Anniversary)

Wednesday 11.30a.m.: John, Eileen & Seán McNulty

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Paddy & Patricia Conmy

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 1.00p.m. Michael Scott (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tom Ormsby (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Grier, Carrowmacshane (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: A. O'Donnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: L. Kelly



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gilliam Grier



Saturday Vigil: L. O'Donnell, K. Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: R. O'Donnell, N. Doherty