Ballycastle >Local News
  17th August '22



The parish of Ballycastle/Belderrig was saddened to hear of the death of

Fr. Brian Conlon on Tuesday 16th August, formerly of Carrowloughan, Dromard,

Co. Sligo .

Fr. Conlon just recently retired as Parish Priest of Ballycastle/Belderrig.

Predeceased by his parents Tom & Nora and his brothers Paddy & Seán.

Sympathy is extended to his brothers Tommy, Dermot and Eugene, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends.

May his kind and gentle soul rest in peace.


Reposing at Lynn 's Funeral Home, Killala on Thursday from 5pm – 7pm, with removal to

St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass on Friday at 12.00noon followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Skreen, Co. Sligo .


The death occurred on 11th August of Vincent Donoghue, formerly of Moneen, Killala,

Sallins, Co. Kildare and Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Predeceased by his parents Frank & Annie, granddaughter Olivia, sister Ann and brother Seán.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Kate, his daughters Emma and Sinéad, son Matthew,

sisters Mary (McNamee), Veronica (Gaughan), Madeline (McGuire) and Dympna,

brothers Paddy and Brendan, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews,

relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


G.A.A. News

Colm Kenny Cup National School Tournament result: 

The A Cup was won by Mountpalmer/Templemary/Lacken

The B Shield was won by Ballycastle

The C Shield was won by Killala


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Paddy & Maureen Kelly, last week's winners (€550).

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

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.

Water Safety Week

Water Safety Week will take place at Lacken Pier 20th August to 24th August. Swims/Safety/Rescues. Contact Anne Healy 096-43180.

Ballycastle Community Hall

To book the Hall or Gym please contact 086 3242347, 086 8704125 or 086 1584432.

Only €5 per session, €20 per month or €120 for the year.

Cemetery Mass

Kilbride Cemetery Mass, scheduled for Friday 19th August at 6.00p.m., has been postponed.

Céide Fields

Open daily from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. (last admission 5.15p.m.)

Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.

Kellie and Emma of Céide Ladle are operating the café every day.


'Painting with Acid' by Norman Ackroyd, The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, F26RX61. 1st June - 31st August. 5 decades of Etchings, Watercolours, Display case and a new publication ‘An Irish Notebook', a selection of 40 sketches from the West Coast of Ireland.


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

The Céide Coast Half Marathon will be held in Ballycastle on 8th October 2022.

This race will be run on the day in conjunction with the 10k Coastal Challenge which is now in its 7th successful year.

Register now at


Church Notices

Weekday Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00a.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:


Monday 15th 10.00a.m.: Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

People of the Parish


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Michael, Seán & Carmel Walker

Joe & Gertie Gaughran

Tom Ormsby (Anniversary)


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Joe & Mary O'Donnell (Anniversaries)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Bridget Langan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged




Sunday 21st August 2.00p.m.:

Deceased McHale & McCann Families