Ballycastle >Local News
  22nd February '23

Best Wishes

Ballycastle Post Office, as we have known it for the last 26 years, will close on Friday this week.

We thank Ann Callaghan for all her service to the community over the years and especially for staying open during Covid-19 to facilitate everyone in the community, as did John Burke and McNamees.

Ann was always willing to help in any way she could and always with a great sense of humour.

We wish Ann, Séan and family many happy, healthy and fun years in retirement.


Post Office Customer Notice

Ballycastle Post Office will be temporarily closed from Friday 24th February at 4.00pm.

The new Post Office, which will be in the old Secondary School building, is due to open soon.

In the meantime all DEASP Payments due from Monday 27th February can be collected at Killala Post Office only.

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


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.




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 21st February were:

Joint 1st: Martin Heffernan & Seamus McDonnell

Kathleen McDonnell & Chris Maughan

Joe Gardiner & David Carden

2nd: Ken Gorey & Padraig McAvock

Supporters Prize : Jim Breslin & Shane Breslin

Raffle Winners:

1st: P. J. McCann

2nd: P. J. Madden

3rd: Paddy Forde


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Seamus Ormsby, last week's winner (€204).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Post Office, 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.

Ballycastle GAA will also be holding a membership registration night in the new clubhouse on Friday 24th February from 6pm – 9pm where GAA club gear will be available to order, as well as refreshments.


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

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 11.30a.m.: Ash Wednesday. Private Intention

Wednesday 7.00p.m. : Private Intention


Thursday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Friday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Jack & Mai Tuohill (Anniversaries) & Kathleen Tuohill

Anne Harrison (Anniversary) & Deceased Carey & McNulty Family Members

Gretta Langan


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Michael Kelly (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members

Paddy Delaney


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Ann O'Donnell

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: M. Kenny

Sunday: Florie McBrien




Wednesday 10.00a.m. Ash Wednesday

Private Intention


Sunday 10.00a.m.:

Delaney, Carey & McNulty Family Members