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  18th August '21


Cycle for Mayo Oncology Unit

Former Mayo captain Dermot Flanagan, in conjunction with his teammates from the 1995 to 1997 era, are cycling around Mayo visiting each of the GAA Clubs in the County between 14 – 21 August. The objective is to raise funds for the Mayo Hospital Oncology Unit.

The cycle visited Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle today (Wednesday), where Dermot kicked a point

(he wants to say he kicked a point in every GAA ground in the County) before heading onwards to Glenamoy. Club Chairperson Eilis Ormsby handed over a cheque on behalf of Ballycastle GAA.


Dermot's father Seán was captain of the last All-Ireland winning Mayo team in 1951.


For more information and a link to the Go Fund Me page if you would like to make a donation, see the Facebook link: http://www/



Mayo SFL Rd 3 Div 5B: Kilfian v Ballycastle on Sunday 22nd August at 1.00p.m.



Mayo SFL Rd 2 Div 5B: Ballycastle: 0 – 13; Garrymore: 0 – 6


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Michéal Forde, last week's winner (€212)

Tickets are now available in McNamees XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


First Communion

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 11th September 2021 at 12.00noon in Ballycastle Church .


Ballinglen Exhibitions

Major exhibition: Stoney Road Press: Twenty Years – A Survey, is now on in the Ballinglen Museum of Art, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

The exhibition will run until 31st October.
The Ballinglen Museum of Art is located on Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo F26

2nd Exhibition

The Ballinglen Gallery: "not yet saved" an exhibition of new paintings by Mayo artist Jo Killalea will run until 31st August.


Opening hours are 12 – 5 pm   .
Admission is free/donations gladly accepted.
Wheelchair accessible.
The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo F26X5N3

For further information contact: Úna Forde 353 (0)96 43184


Ballycastle Gym

Ballycastle Community Hall gym is now open by appointment only.

Morning sessions from 9am -1pm and evenings from 5pm -9pm.

Contact 089 4607901 mornings and 086 3242347 evenings.

Céide Fields

The Céide Fields outdoor site is open to the public, every day free of charge from 10a.m. to 5pm. The construction work on the exciting all new exhibitions in the Visitor Centre has restarted so the café and toilets will not be available.


Church Notices

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:

Wednesday: Holy Souls

Saturday 12.00noon: Teresa McGee (nee Nealon)

Saturday Vigil: Tom Ormsby (Anniversary); Richard Timlin

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael, Seán & Carmel Walker & Gertie & Joe Leneghan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Bridget Langan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Ciarán Kenny

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Sunday 22 nd August 10.00a.m.: Alice & Paddy Healy, Keenaghan