Ballycastle >Local News
  20th March '24


Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day in Ballycastle on Friday 22nd March from 9am. Your support will be appreciated.

Easter Monster Bingo

Easter Monster Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday next 25th March.

€1,000 Jackpot to be won on the night.


Ceide Fields

Ceide Fields are now open every day for the season until Halloween – open from

10am – 5pm with last admission at 4.15pm. Ceide Ladle also have the café open daily.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Bernadette Tighe who died recently in Dublin (wife of Michael Tighe, Carrowmore).

May she rest in peace.


Easter Ceremonies

St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle:

Holy Thursday:  8.00pm

Good Friday:    3.00pm

Holy Saturday:  8.00pm


St. Teresa's Church, Belderrig:

Holy Thursday:  6.00pm

Good Friday:    6.00pm

Holy Saturday:  7.00pm




Closing date for renewal of Ballycastle GAA Club membership is 31st March.

New members always welcome.

Standard Membership: Adult €70, Family €100, OAP €35, Student €35.

Cairde Membership: Single €240, Family €260.

Benefits of Cairde Membership: Membership, €100 County Board Ticket, 2 Club draw tickets,

weekly entry to the 50/50 lotto for 2024 (worth €110), Option to pay by direct debit.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Mary D'Arcy, last weekend's winner (€500).

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


Tom Langan Cup:

Ballycastle v Castleconnor on Saturday 30th March at 4.30pm in Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle.


Race Night:

Ballycastle GAA Race Night on Saturday 30th March at 8.30pm in Healys.


Card Game:

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

'Drink tea for MND'

A yearly fundraising initiative to support the Irish Motor Neurone Association will be held in the Community Hall Ballycastle on Sunday 28th April at 12.30p.m. - 'Drink tea for MND'

There are more than 450 people affected by this cruel and debilitating disease all across Ireland .

Please come along on the day and support this worthy cause, which will help to ensure that every person living with MND receives the dedicated care and support they need and if you can't make it on the day you can donate on the link below.

This event would not be possible without the people who give freely their time, our supporters, sponsors, wonderful bakers etc.
Thank you!.


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner Playschool AGM on Monday 8th April at 7pm. All welcome.


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 each Wednesday evening for Lent

from 6pm – 8pm in St. Bridget's Church.


Lenten Trocaire boxes are available at the Church doors. People are asked to take one and help the work of Trocaire.


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.:

Private Intention


Thursday 11.00a.m.:

No Mass


Friday 10.00a.m:

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Mary Geraldine McHale (nee McDonnell)


Sunday 11.30a.m.: Palm Sunday

Mary (Anniversary) & Peter & Michael Kelly

Anne (Nan) McLean (nee Maughan) Lisbrin & Los Angeles

Phil & Jack Hunt & Stephanie Joynt


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Anne O'Donnell

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday: Michael A. O‘Connor




Thursday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Sunday 24th March 10.00a.m.: Palm Sunday

People of the Parish