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  16th March '22


St. Patrick's Day

Ballycastle St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Thursday 17th March starting from the

Community Hall at 12.15pm.



Congratulations to Céide Coast Community – winner of Mayo County Council's Community Tourism Award for 2021.



The death occurred on 12th March of Teresa (Tess) McHale (née Moyles) Carrowniskey, Ballycastle.

Predeceased by her husband Mickey Joe and her sons Johnny and Michael.

Sympathy is extended to her daughters Ann (Ruddy), Úna (Forde), her sons Gerry, James and David,

her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her brother Michael, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

May she rest in peace.


G.A.A. News

Memory Wall:

Ballycastle GAA will launch the ‘Ballycastle GAA Memory Wall' on Friday 18th March at 8.30p.m. in Healys. Everyone is invited to a night of nostalgia and memories.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Padraig McCann, last week's winner (€215).

Tickets are now available in McNamee's XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Healy's Pub,

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


G.A.A. Membership:

GAA Membership is now due and must be paid by 31st March.

Family Cairde Baile an Chaisil membership costs €260, Single €240.

Chairde Membership includes a County Board €100 ticket, entry to the weekly 50/50 draw and the option to pay by direct debit.

Family membership: €100; Single: €70; OAP: €35; Child: €25.

New members welcome.


Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day takes place on Friday 25th March (back at the usual place in Ballycastle for the first time since 2019). Your support will be greatly appreciated.


Exhibition in Ballinglen Gallery

Moving Still, a solo exhibition of work by Kate MacDonagh will run until April 20th 2022 at

The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26 X5N3.

Kate MacDonagh is an abstract artist whose work explores dualities of light and dark, scale and ephemerality, stillness and movement, the spectral and the material. Since spending time in Japan throughout the last six years, Kate's primary focus is on water-based woodcut (Mokuhanga) and watercolour painting. This exhibition includes work made while on her first residency at Ballinglen in 2021.
‘This abstract image contains something deeply human, an expression of energy existing beyond the surface. It seems both static and full of motion, like a living presence.' – Hugo Hamilton


An Invitation

Lacken Community Care would like to invite the people of Ballycastle & Belderrig to join us for Our Social Evening on 18/03/2022 in Lacken Enterprise Centre, Banagher.

Fr Michael Harrison PP will start off the evening by celebrating Mass at 6.30pm followed by Music with Pete Carden.

A Raffle will take place and Refreshments will be served.

Admission is Free. All are Welcome.


Church Notices

St. Patrick's Day:  Mass in Belderrig at 10.00a.m. & Ballycastle at 11.30a.m.

Mass on Wednesdays at 11.00a.m. 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:


St. Patrick's Day 11.30a.m.

Martin Tighe (Anniversary)

Martin McDonnell (3rd Anniversary)


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Richard Timlin (Anniversary)


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Mary (Anniversary) & Peter Kelly & Deceased Family Members

Michael Burke (Month's Mind)

Fergal Clarke (Month's Mind)


Eucharist Ministers:

St. Patrick's Day 11.30a.m.: Geraldine Dunican, Tony D'Arcy


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.: Anne O'Donnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



St. Patrick's Day 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gillian Grier




Sunday 20th March 10.00a.m.

Paddy & Maureen O'Donnell


Sunday 27th March 10.00a.m.

Martin Joe, Mary & Angela O'Boyle