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22nd July '20

Best Wishes

Best wishes to Nikki Sweeney who is opening her new business ‘Céide Craft Stack' (situated in the Resource Centre, Main Street , Ballycastle) this coming Friday (24th July) at 10.00a.m.


Ceide Fields

The Céide Fields neolithic site is now open to visitors but the visitor centre, café and toilets remain closed. There is no charge and the very knowledgeable Guide staff are on site to answer any questions and provide directions.


Churches reopen

St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle reopened for public Masses this week.

Mass intentions are:

Wednesday 11.00a.m .: Maureen (1st Anniversary) & Peter Sweeney, Killeen;

Michael Scott (Anniversary); Martin McDonnell (late of Glenamoy, who died in England)

Saturday (25th July) 7.00p.m.: Jack (Anniversary), Kathleen & Eamon Maughan

Sunday (26th July) 11.30a.m.: Deceased Madden & Keane Families


Masses for the present will be on Wednesdays and weekends.


St. Teresa's Church, Belderrig reopens on Sunday 26th July.

10.00a.m.: People of the Parish


Mass on Downpatrick Head, which usually takes place on the last weekend of July, has been cancelled for this year.


St. Bridget's Church is open daily for anyone who wishes to visit for quiet prayer.


During the week, please use the side door on the east side (the door where the wheelchair parking is allocated) as the other doors will remain closed and will only open for weekend Masses.


First Communion

The First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Saturday 10th October at 12.00noon.

There will be seven children in the class.



Michael Walsh Junior League:

Ballycastle v Kilmovee Shamrocks on Saturday at 7.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


50/50 Draw:

Ballycastle GAA Club held their 50/50 Draw on Sunday 19th July.

Congratulations to the winner P. J. McCann, Belderrig (€172.50).

Tickets can be purchased in McNamees XL, Siopa Suifinn and the Post office - €2 each or three envelopes for €5. It is also possible to play online at


Ballinglen Arts Foundation

The Ballinglen Museum of Art opened on Monday 20th July at Main Street , Ballycastle,

F26 X5N3. Tel: 096-43184.

An Exhibition of work from the collection in Gallery 1 & Gallery 2 titled

“28 Years Rambling through the Landscape”.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Sunday 1.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.

Ballycastle Gym

Ballycastle Community Hall Gym reopened on Monday 13th July. All sessions must be pre booked.

For morning sessions (9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m.) phone 089 4607901 and for evening sessions (5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.) phone 086 3242347.

Garda in attendance

Garda Brian McGuire will be in Ballycastle Community Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 12noon – 1.00p.m. On arrival, sign in, disinfect hands and maintain social distancing.