Ballycastle >Local News
  20th December '23

Christmas Wishes

Wishing all readers, at home and abroad, a very Happy Christmas and good health and happiness in the New Year.

Carols by Candlelight

St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle will host Carols by Candlelight with the Moy Singers and local artists this Friday 22nd December at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets are available in St. Bridget's Church from the sacristy after all Masses. Tickets cost €15 and all who purchase will be entered into a draw for a €150 voucher. All proceeds go to St. Bridget's Church refurbishment fund.



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Ian McNulty, last weekend's winner (€184.50)

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


Card Game:

Ballycastle G AA card game on Tuesday nights will resume on Tuesday 9th January.


GAA Dinner Dance

Ballycastle GAA are having a Dinner Dance celebration in Ballycastle Community Hall on

Friday 29th December, commemorating the North Mayo winning team of 1993. Music by No Limits.  Doors open at 7pm with Dinner at 8pm. Bar in the hall on the night.  Tickets €25. Tickets will be available from the usual places in town from Monday next, or to reserve a ticket please contact Eilis on 0877936942.


Christmas Mass Cards

Christmas Mass Bouquet cards are available after all Masses in St. Bridget's Church from the sacristy, and can also be purchased in Donnelly's Post Office and John Burkes. Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning will be offered for all intentions on each card and the names will be placed at the Christmas Crib. All donations go towards St. Bridget's Church refurbishment fund.


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

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.:

All who are ill in the community


Wednesday 11.00a.m:

Walter & Mai Lynch, John & Bridgie McKenzie, Kathleen Touhill, Mary Cosgrove,
Kay & Pat Corcoran


Thursday 11.00a.m.:

Jimmy, Martin, Kate & Martin McDonnell & Deceased Family Members


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Michael McLean (Anniversary)

Deceased Hunt & Gallagher Families

Seán Healy & Madia, Katie & Martin Healy

Jim & Teresa O'Donnell, Gerry & John & Deceased Heffron & O'Donnell Families


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

John Donnelly & Deceased Donnelly & Horan Families

Jim (Anniversary) & Mary McHale


Sunday 8.00pm: Christmas Eve Mass

Remembering all the intentions on the Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: N/A

Sunday: N/A



Saturday Vigil: N/A

Sunday: N/A




Sunday 24th December 10.00a.m.:

Sheila & Michael O'Malley & Máire Judge