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  16th September '20

Lotto Jackpot €16,300

Tickets for Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company Local Lotto will be available from Monday next 21st September in John Burkes, Post Office, Healys and Céide Craft Stack (in the Resource Centre).

Draw will take place on Monday 28th September with a Jackpot of €16,300.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Burke (nee Lyons), London and formerly of Bohola who died last week (wife of the late Peter Burke, Carrowcur, Ballycastle) .

May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Fran Meyler who died recently (Brother of Jim Meyler).

May he rest in peace


Community Clean up

Ballina Community Clean-up group are expanding to North Mayo. Ballycastle is first on their list.

If you own a property on Main Street that needs painting, the group will be in Ballycastle on

26th September. You can supply or donate to the group.

Contact Padraig Mitchell 087 2033101 or Barbara Kelly 086 0889010 for more details.




TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Exclusive Junior B, Group 1:

Ballycastle v Ballycroy on Saturday 19th September at 4.00p.m. in Crossmolina.



North Mayo Semi Final: Ballycastle: 1 – 11; Ardagh: 0 – 10.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Una Forde, this week's winner (€145).


Church Notices

Mass intentions for this week are:


St. Bridget's Church :

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Michael Edward Tomas (Anniversary) & Michael Tomas;

Edward Naughton & Tom Ruane

Saturday 7.00p.m.: Kathleen (Anniversary), Jack & Eamon Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Antonia Langan (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers :

Saturday: Paddy McDonnell, Anne O'Donnell

Sunday: Mary Carden, Louise Kelly


Saturday: Maura Fox

Sunday: Gillian Grier


St. Teresa's Church :

Sunday 10.00a.m.: Tom, Teresa, Eileen & Seán Finnerty


Saturday 26th September 2.00p.m.: Annie Mai McCann (Month's Mind)


If Mass is requested for St. Bridget's Church during the week, it will be celebrated on Wednesdays.


Culture Night 2020 at Ballinglen

Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art Inaugural Exhibition on Friday 18th September 2020

from 3-7pm. Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Booking suggested. email /phone 096-43184

A social afternoon/evening in the newly opened Museum with an exhibition of works from artists who have spent time on Residency at Ballinglen. Refreshments served.   

Online: A video presentation with talks by visiting fellows, bursary awardees, schools programmes and their work. See Ballinglen facebook page for more.


Ballinglen Art Gallery

Exhibition by Gabrielle Flynn "Between Presence and Absence: Two Winter Weeks in North Mayo" runs until 9th October 2020 in The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, F26X5N3.

Tel: 096 43184 Email:


Ceide Fields

The Céide Fields neolithic site is open to visitors but the visitor centre, café and toilets remain closed. There is no charge and the very knowledgeable Guide staff are on site to answer any questions and provide directions.


Museum of Art

The Ballinglen Museum of Art is now open at Main Street , Ballycastle, F26 X5N3. Tel: 096-43184.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Sunday 1.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.


First Communion

The First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 10th October at 12.00noon.


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.