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22nd August '18



No's drawn on 20th August were: 6. 7. 17. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €7,900. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary T. Ruddy & Fiona Timlin, Creevesbeg

Vince & Marion Crowley, c/o Healys

Charlie Walsh, Killala

Michael Cooke, Behy

Des & Patricia Earley, Ballycastle

Pan for Gold at Céide Fields

As part of National Heritage Week, Céide Fields are having a Free Open Day of activities and fun for all the family on Sunday August 26th. Try your hand at panning for gold with geologist Andy Lewis, take part in competitions and children's Fun Dig, and see an exhibition of turf cutting equipment from 11 am to 5pm.


Carlo Scarpa Film

This year Céide Fields were awarded the International Carlo Scarpa Prize from the Benetton Foundation in Italy , who produced a 48 minute long documentary film about Céide Fields. On Sunday August 26th this will be shown in the Céide Fields Visitor Centre at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm as part of our Free Open Day.


Talk by Alf Monaghan

On Friday August 24th at 7.30pm Céide Fields are hosting a lecture by Alf Monaghan, being organised by the North Mayo West Sligo Heritage Group.  An expert on the Middle east he will speak on "A Sacred Island Before Christianity" about the spread of Pre-Christian Eastern religious beliefs to Ireland . Admission free.


Cake Sale

Cake Sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 8th September at 8.00p.m.

Home-made cakes, bread, jams, garden produce and lots of other items.

Guess the weight of the cake. Please support.

All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church , Ballycastle.



Congratulations to Mary McDonnell, Behy winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€190).


Result from last Saturday's relegation playoff: Ballycastle 1-14; Crossmolina 1-13.

Div 3: Ballycastle v Achill on Saturday next 24th, in Tom Langan Park at 6pm.


New community text on WhatsApp - text your name and number to Máirtin Flannery on 0863225128 if you would like to be added. 

Cemetery Mass

Mass will be celebrated in Doonfeeney Cemetery on Friday 7th September at 7.00p.m



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall continues on Monday at 8.30p.m.

Jackpot of €400 in 45 no's or less. Please support.



Ruth McDonnell “Available Light” in The Ballinglen Gallery runs until 29th August 2018.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26 X5N3.

Tel: 096-43184. Email:


Craft Shop

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.

Community Hall

Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: John, Nora, Michael, Anthony & Ann Gallagher (Bellacorick) & Antonia Langan

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Jimmy & Teresa Healy, Carrowmacshane

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Deceased Members of the McAndrew Families, Gorthmore

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael & Seán Walker, Gertie & Joe Loughran, Michael Edward Tomas

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: Seán Callaghan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: L. Tomas, C. Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: J. & T. Murphy