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  18th October '23



Congratulations to the Ballycastle team who defeated Kilmovee Shamrocks in the Junior B Football Championship Semi-Final with a final score of:

Ballycastle: 1 – 11;   Kilmovee Shamrocks: 0 – 13.

Ballycastle Team:

Jason O'Neill, Liam Óg Barrett, Conor Barrett, Paul Whelan,

Michael Tighe, Michael Forde, Andrew Tighe, Kevin Healy, Shane Grier,

Fionnan Caulfield, Ciaran McDonnell, Dermot Kelly, Eoin McDonnell, Fergal Forde, Shane Maughan.


Ballycastle now play Achill in the County Final on Sunday 29th October at 12.00noon in Parke GAA pitch.


Card Game:

Ballycastle G AA card game on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the clubhouse.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Peter McNulty, last weekend's winner (€206).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Healys Bar, Donnelly's Village Store, Seaview Lounge, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at


25 Card Drive

Ballycastle GAA 25 Card Drive in Ballycastle Community Hall on

Sunday 5th November. €1400 in Prizes. Ladies Prize and Buyer's Prize.


Tractor Run

West Coast Vintage Society are holding a Tractor Run in memory of Basil Petrie on

Sunday 29th October 2023. Registration at 11.00am at Killala Community Centre.

Refreshments afterwards in Gilvarry's Pub, Killala. Raffle and Spot Prizes.

All Proceeds going to Cancer Care West.

All vehicles welcome (cars, tractors, motor bikes and commercials).


St. Brigid's Club

St. Brigid's LGFA 25th Anniversary Dinner Dance on Sunday 29th October at 7.30pm in the

Dolphin Hotel, Crossmolina. Music with Concord .

Tickets can be purchased from Maria 086 3016691, Louise 087 1361639,

Susie 086 8483153, Noreen 087 2788234.


Halloween Walk

Ballycastle Scary Halloween Walk on Monday 30th October at 7.00pm.

Starting at Ballycastle Resource Centre and finishing at Ballycastle Hall.


Belderrig Community Centre

John Hoban's Music Circle in Belderrig Community Centre on November 7th.

A bus will run from Ballycastle area to this event.

Please ring to book your seat - 087 1857280. All welcome.


A series of Craft Taster Workshops will run in Belderrig Community Centre in November.

The line up of activities is:

Nov 6th – Songwriting with Rosie Connolly

Nov 13th – Felting with Angelika Dunne

Nov 20th – Willow Weaving with Tom Delaney

Nov 27th – Wood Whittling a pen with LMA Designs

Workshops will run from 6.30-8.30pm. Booking is essential.

Please ring Maria on 087 1857280 to learn more or book a place.


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.


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre is open every day in October from 10am – 5pm.


Church Notices

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:


Wednesday 11.00a.m:

All who are ill in the Community


Thursday 11.00a.m.:

Private Intention


Friday 11.00a.m:

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Paddy & Nora Healy & Deceased Healy & Doherty Family Members


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

John & Kathleen Grier & Deceased Family Members

John & Mary Scott & John & Tommy Scott


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Paddy McDonnell

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Maura Fox

Sunday: Gillian Grier




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

Katie O'Boyle (1st Anniversary)