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22nd July '09



The annual Healyfest Music Festival will take place in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle on Sunday 2nd August. There is a full line up of 12 bands of various genres with something to suit everybody and proceedings get underway at 12 noon . Full bar, free camping, park and ride facilities and free children's entertainment are also available on the day. Admission is €10 with school children and O.A.P.'s free. For further information check out Healyfest 2009 on Facebook.


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Women's Art Group 12 th Annual Exhibition ‘Solas' opens on Saturday next 25th at 8.30p.m. in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle.


The following ladies are taking part in this years Exhibition: Mary Delaney, Rita Langan, Ann O'Gorman, Margaret Herbert, Margaret Kelly, Cath Doores, Florrie McBrien, Marian Galt (Bourke), Isthar,

Hazel Kneafsey, Sue Kneafsey, Mauretti Uí Fhlatharta, Ellen Stagg and Sue Upton (Tutor).


The official opening will be performed by Theresa Bourke (former Art Teacher in the closed Stella Maris Convent) at 8.30p.m. Cheese and wine reception. All welcome. The Resource Centre is open Monday – Friday from 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. and will be open on Sunday 26th July from 1.00p.m. – 4.00p.m. and Bank Holiday Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 12.00noon – 4.00p.m. Tel: 096-43946/43407.



No's drawn on Saturday 18th July '09 were: 4. 5. 10. 25. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 16,700euro. Next draw will take place in Katie Macs.

Five envelopes drawn:

Steven Tighe, Muingreevagh

Phil Tomas, Ballycastle

Sharon Healy, Doonfeeney

Noreen Hopkins, Kilbride

Patrick McDonnell, Carrowniskey




North Mayo Junior Divisional Cup: Ballycastle were defeated by Ardnaree on Saturday last.



U-21: Ardmoy v Ballycastle on Wednesday 22nd at 8.00p.m.

U-14: Ardnaree v Naomh Pádraig on Thursday 23rd at 7.45p.m.

U-12: Naomh Pádraig v Burrishoole on Monday 27th at 7.00p.m.

Knock Pilgrimage

Annual Ballycastle/Belderrig Annual Knock Pilgrimage will take place on Thursday 30th July. Bus departs Belderrig at 8.30a.m. and Ballycastle at 9.00a.m. Mass in Knock at 3.30p.m. Dinner in Knock House Hotel, Tea in the Merry Monk, Ballina. Cost €40. Names to be given to Mary Gilvarry, Belderrig or Peggy Burke, Ballycastle by Friday 24th July.


Outdoor Masses

Sunday 26th July: Downpatrick Head Pilgrimage at 12.00noon

Sunday 2nd August: Ballycastle Graveyard at 6.00p.m.

Sunday 9th August: Belderrig Graveyard at 6.00p.m.

Doonfeeney and Kilbride Graveyards – to be decided later

Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Anthony & Annie McGuire

Monday 8.00p.m. : Michael & Norah McDonnell (Killena)

Tuesday 8.00p.m. : Malachi O'Gorman (Anniversary)

Wednesday: Peter Sweeney (Anniversary)

Thursday: Brodie Kelly

Friday: Murphy Family (Killena)

Friday 7.30p.m. : Station in Breda & Paul McCaffreys (Carrowniskey)

Saturday Vigil: Jack Maughan (Anniversary) & Kathleen

Sunday 12.00noon: People of the Parish (Mass on Downpatrick Head)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Mary J. Lavelle

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Daniel Healy, Dean Stadler, Anna Healy

Sunday: Karen Sweeney, Andrew Healy, Martin Sweeney



No adoration. Mass at 8.00p.m.


Community Care:

Cook : Dolores McAndrew

Driver: Michael Conmy