Ballycastle >Local News
  1st March '23

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Friday 17th March at 12.15pm, starting at the Community Hall. For further information contact Séan or Maura.


Ballycastle Health Fair

HSE Community Healthcare and Mayo County Council invite you to Ballycastle Health Fair – on Thursday 9th March from 7pm – 9pm in Ballycastle Community Hall.

Public information evening on free programmes, events and activities available in your community:

MC on the night - Michael D. McAndrew of Mid-West Radio.

Free Blood Pressure Checks.

Everyone Welcome. No Booking required. Refreshments provided.



Ballycastle GAA Presentation Night on Saturday 4th March at 8.30pm in the Seaview Lounge.

All Welcome.



Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta: Achill v Ballycastle on 11th March.


25 Card Game

Weekly 25 Card Game in Ballycastle GAA Clubhouse every Tuesday at 8.00pm.

Tea and refreshments served.


Winners of the 25 Card Game on 28th February were:

1st: Des Gribbin & Eilis Ormsby

Joint 2nd: Noel Maughan & Paddy Forde; Michael Kelly & P. J. Madden;

David Carden & Joe Gardiner

Raffle Winners:

1st: George O'Grady

2nd: P. J. Madden

3rd: Des Gribbin


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Seamus Ormsby, last week's winner (€239).

Winner of the on-line prize: Sinéad McDonnell

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at



GAA Membership for 2023 is now due. Membership can be bought through the link or by contacting any of the executive.
Cairde membership gives you a weekly ticket for the 50/50 Lotto, €100 Mayo GAA Development ticket, ticket for the National GAA draw and full membership for Ballycastle GAA.


Post Office Customer Notice

As Ballycastle Post Office is temporarily closed, all DEASP Payments can be collected at Killala Post Office only until further notice.

An Post wishes to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.


Powerfit Coaching

Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.15pm in Ballycastle Community Hall.

€10 per class. Pay as you go now available.


Céide Glamping

Available to book on and Airbnb.

Book your break now in one of the luxurious glamping pods and enjoy the breathtaking views of Downpatrick Head and Dún Briste Seastack and the sound of the wild Atlantic Ocean on your doorstep.


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.


Church Notices

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Tuesdays during Lent in Ballycastle Church from 7pm – 8pm.


Stations of the Cross, during Lent, on Fridays at 7pm.


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:


Tuesday 11.00a.m.

Willie & Margaret Purcell

Wednesday 11.00a.m.:

Private Intention


Thursday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Michael McDonnell, Glenurla

Tommy Carey

Michael Langan

Paddy & Mary Hefferon

John (Anniversary) & Bridie Maughan & Deceased Maughan & Murphy Families


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Margaret (Anniversary) & Frank & Mary Ann Scanlon


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Paddy McDonnell

Sunday: Louise Kelly



Saturday Vigil: Maura Fox

Sunday: Michael A. O'Connor




Friday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Sunday 10.00a.m.:

John McCann, Rathaveshteen (Anniversary)

Thanksgiving Intention