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  15th March '23


Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day in Ballycastle on Friday 24th March. All support appreciated.


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre opens on Thursday 16th March. Open 7days a week 10am – 5pm.


June's Café

June's Café (formerly Mary's Tea Rooms) opens on Friday 17th March.

We wish June every success in her new venture.


Ballinglen Museum & Art Gallery

Exciting evening at Ballinglen Museum & Arts Foundation.


3 Events happening at The Ballinglen Museum & Art Gallery on March 16th from 5.30pm. Everyone Welcome. Refreshments served.


The Ballinglen Gallery: Desire Lines | Debbie Dawson & Helle Helsner
Curated by Róísín Foley. Opening Remarks Dr Orla Flynn & Artists Talk 5.30 pm
March 16th - April 28th


The Ballinglen Museum of Art:  Reading and Book Signing: 
‘In Ordinary Time' by Carmel McMahon.
March 16th at 6.30pm.


The Ballinglen Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions from The Permanent Collection

March 16th - May 30th.


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



The death occurred on 11th March of Mary Connor (née Walsh), Suífinn Way and formerly of Crott, Ballycastle.

Predeceased by her husband Gerry and her siblings Teresa, Michael Thomas, John and Anthony.

Sympathy is extended to her daughters Geraldine and Áine, sons Mike and Tom, sisters Phil, Sally and Margaret, grandchildren Conán, Connor, Michael Gerard and Ryan, daughter-in-law Dayle, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.


The death occurred last week of Paddy Gilvarry, Belderrig and formerly of Rathball, Cooneal.

Predeceased by his sister Nora and brother Tom.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, sons Padraic and Diarmuid, daughters Grainne and Marcella, sister Mary, brother Michael, grandchildren Sadie and Ben, sons-in-law Brendan and Steve, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Kathleen Williams (nee McGarry), Nottingham, England and formerly from Belderrig who died recently.

May she rest in peace.


Monster Bingo

Monster Bingo is back in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 3rd April at 8.30p.m.

with a Jackpot of €1,000.




The following received awards at the annual Presentation night on 4th March:

Hall of Fame: Anthony O'Donnell

Club person of the year: Martin Tighe

Player of the year: Michéal Forde

Young Player of the year: Fionnán Caulfield

Player's player of the year: Kevin Healy & Michéal Forde

Supporter of the year: Aidan Grier

Appreciation award: Martin Heffernan



Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta: Ballycastle won the semi-final v Achill but were defeated by Cill Chomain in the final with a final score of Cill Chomain: 0 – 11;  Ballycastle 2 – 01.


25 Card Game

Weekly 25 Card Game in Ballycastle GAA Clubhouse every Tuesday at 8.00pm.

Tea and refreshments served.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Michael A. O'Connor, last week's winner (€211.50).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at



GAA Membership for 2023 is now due. Membership can be bought through the link or by contacting any of the executive.
Cairde membership gives you a weekly ticket for the 50/50 Lotto, €100 Mayo GAA Development ticket, ticket for the National GAA draw and full membership for Ballycastle GAA.


Powerfit Coaching

New 6 week block starting Wednesday 8th March at 7.30pm. Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays in Ballycastle Community Hall. All levels of fitness welcome.

Pay as you go €10 per class or €95 for the twelve classes.


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 on Tuesdays during Lent in Ballycastle Church from 7pm – 8pm.


Stations of the Cross, during Lent, on Fridays at 7pm.


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 1.00p.m.:

Private Intention


Thursday 7.00p.m. Vigil of St. Patrick's Day

Private Intention


Friday 11.30a.m.: St. Patrick's Day

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Geraldine McHale (Anniversary)

John & Josie Noone & Deceased Family Members


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Martin McDonnell (Anniversary)

Martin Tighe & Deceased Family

Mary (Anniversary) & Peter Kelly

Eucharist Ministers:

Vigil St. Patrick's Day: Eileen Grier

St. Patrick's Day: Susan Murphy


Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Mary Carden



Vigil St. Patrick's Day: Cauleen Barrett

St. Patrick's Day: Margaret Burke


Saturday Vigil: Ciarán Kenny

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell




Thursday 12.00noon

Funeral Mass for Kathleen Williams


Friday 12.00noon

Funeral Mass for Paddy Gilvarry


Sunday 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish