Ballycastle >Local News
  20th September '23

Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

Céide Coast Half Marathon and 10k Coastal Challenge will take place this Saturday 23rd September at 12noon. Registration is online only


The Half Marathon will commence at the Céide Fields Visitor Centre and will follow the coast road, passing Ballycastle beach before proceeding to the famous Downpatrick Head.

The race will enter the headland where the runner will get a chance to run 500m

off-road, and an opportunity to view the spectacular Dún Briste sea stack (weather dependent). From there, the race will return to the main road and will finish in Ballycastle village. Refreshments will be available in Ballycastle Community Hall.


St. Brigid's Club

Congratulations to the U-14 team who won the County Cup Championship on Friday last. This is the second cup won by the club in a week. Well done to both teams and management.

Outdoor Mass

Mass at Céide Grotto on Friday 22nd September at 6pm (weather permitting).

All welcome.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Thomas Murphy, Dublin and formerly of Moygownagh and Ballymachugh, Ballycastle who died on 18th September.

May he rest in peace.


Art Class

Art class starts in Ballycastle Community Hall on Thursday 21st September

from 7pm – 9pm. The class offers something for everyone, from painting, drawing and printmaking. Contact 086 0667192 or 086 1584432.




TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Junior Football Championship Rd 3:

Shrule/Glencorrib: 2 – 12; Ballycastle: 0 -9.

Ballycastle have got a bye to the next round.

Ballycastle Team:

Jason O'Neill, Christopher Walsh, Conor Barrett, Paul Whelan, Michael Tighe, Andrew Tighe,

Liam Óg Barrett, Kevin Healy, Shane Grier, Fionnan Caulfield, Fergal Forde (0-7; 5f), Dermot Kelly, Eoin McDonnell, Finn McDermott Cox (0-1), Shane Maughan.

Subs: Tom Tomas, Michael Forde (0-1), Jordan Clarke, Daniel Breslin, Dean Kelly.


Card Game:

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

Winners of last week's game:

1st: Margaret Walsh & P.J. McCann

2nd: Jim Breslin & P.J. Madden

Supporters Prize:

Seamus McDonnell & Eilis Ormsby

Raffle winners:

1st: Seamus McDonnell

2nd: Kathleen McDonnell

3rd: Kathleen McDonnell


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Michelle & John Farrell, last weekend's winners (€239).

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


Barn Dance

Tickets are now on sale for Barn Dance 2023 in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 14th October

at 8pm. Tickets are €20 per person and it's promised to be a night not to be missed.

Live Music with The Paul Kelly Band and Sweeney Macs.


Link for ticket sale:


LATER at Ballinglen Museum of Art


The Ballinglen Museum of Art is delighted to host a series of night time events LATER@Ballinglen,

running from September to December 2023.

Cormac Begley on September 30th .

To book tickets:


Belderrig Community Centre

Flourish Social Prescribing Service are bringing The John Hoban Music Circle to Belderrig Community Centre on Tuesday October 3rd from 7-8.30pm. All are welcome to come listen, sing a song, tell a joke or share a story. You can turn up on the night or ring the below number to discuss transport options.

Flourish Social Prescribing Service is run through The Family Centre in Castlebar and works to connect people to activities & social opportunities in their area. This project is funded by Creative Ireland & Sláintecare.

For more information on Social Prescribing or The Music Circle

please call Maria on 087 185 7280. 


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre open 7 days a week 10am – 6pm. with last admission at 5.15pm.

Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.


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:

Private Intention


Thursday 11.00a.m.:

Private Intention


Friday 11.00a.m:

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Gerry & Mary Connor (Crott)

Michael & Teresa Forde (Rathoonagh)


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Deceased Moyles Family Members (Ballinderry)

Thomas & Bridget Tighe (Anniversaries)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Maureen Healy

Sunday: Mary Carden



Saturday Vigil: Martina Gardiner

Sunday: Maura Fox




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

John (Anniversary) & Sarah McNulty