Ballycastle >Local News
  22nd March '23


Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day in Ballycastle this Friday 24th March.

Please note volunteers will stand at Padraic Mitchell's this year. All donations appreciated.


Best Wishes

Best wishes to Mary Donnelly on the opening of ‘Donnelly's Village Store' on Monday 27th March

(in the former Secondary School building on Main Street).

The new Post Office is scheduled to open on 17th April in the same premises.


Monster Bingo

Monster Bingo is back in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 3rd April at 8.30p.m. with a Jackpot of €1,000.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Annie Utke (née Carey) who died recently in New York (sister of the late Tommy Carey, Doonfeeney).

May she rest in peace.



Scoil Naomh Brid is now accepting enrolment for the new school year 2023-24.

Please contact the school for an enrolment form on 096-43267 (Monday/Tuesday or Friday after 11am.) or email




North Mayo Junior A:

Cill Chomain v Ballycastle on Saturday 25th March at 5pm.


25 Card Game

Winners at the card game on 14th March were:

1st: Paddy Joe Madden & Breege Gardiner

2nd: Ken Gorey & P. J. McCann

Supporters Prize: Patricia McNulty & Gerry McNulty

Raffle Winners:

1st: Shane Breslin

2nd: Des Gribbin

3rd: Tom Scott


Weekly 25 Card Game in Ballycastle GAA Clubhouse every Tuesday at 8.00pm.

Tea and refreshments served.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Maura Fox, last week's winner (€217).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, 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.


Quiz Night

St. Bridgid's LGFA are holding a Table Quiz on Thursday 6th April at 8pm in Mitchells, Moygownagh. Entry is €10 per person, with teams of 4 per table.

There will be a raffle on the night and refreshments will be served.


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre now open 7days a week 10am – 5pm.


Ballinglen Museum & Art Gallery

The Ballinglen Gallery: Desire Lines | Debbie Dawson & Helle Helsner
Curated by Róísín Foley.
March 16th - April 28th


The Ballinglen Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions from The Permanent Collection

March 16th - May 30th.

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


Powerfit Coaching

Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays in Ballycastle Community Hall. All levels of fitness welcome.

Pay as you go €10 per class or €95 for the twelve classes.


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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Tuesdays during Lent in Ballycastle Church from 7pm – 8pm.


Stations of the Cross, during Lent, on Fridays at 7pm.


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:


Wednesday 11.00a.m.:

All who are ill in the community


Thursday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Mary Geraldine McHale (née McDonnell) (Anniversary)

Richard Timlin (Anniversary)

Eddie Gilmartin (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Confirmation Mass


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday: Florrie McBrien




Friday 11.00am

Private Intention


Sunday 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish