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  23rd March '22



Information Event

An exciting Hybrid Information event for Mayo County Council's NPA Project ‘Stratus' will take place in Ballycastle Community Hall on Thursday31st March from 10.00am – 1pm.

Stratus will use disruptive VR technologies to enable exploration of the Past, Present and Future, maximising societal benefits from natural and cultural heritage.

Our main focus for this part of the project is creating an interactive VR experience for the Downpatrick Head site in of Ballycastle, County Mayo .

Event will include Project Introduction, Historian briefing, Virtual Reality demo using oculus headset and Project presentations.

Refreshments provided.

For more information on project ‘STRATUS', please visit the website:


Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day takes place this Friday 25th March (back at the usual place in Ballycastle for the first time since 2019). Your support will be greatly appreciated.


Céide Fields

The OPW are looking to recruit new Guide Staff for Céide Fields. Applications can be made online at The all new Centre will be reopening at Easter.


G.A.A. News


Ballycastle v Ballycroy in the first round of the North Mayo Junior A Championship this Saturday 26th March at 5.30 p.m. in Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Seamus Caulfield, last week's winner (€195).

Tickets are now available in McNamee's XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Healy's Pub,

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


G.A.A. Membership:

GAA Membership is now due and must be paid by 31st March.

Family Cairde Baile an Chaisil membership costs €260, Single €240.

Chairde Membership includes a County Board €100 ticket, entry to the weekly 50/50 draw and the option to pay by direct debit.

Family membership: €100; Single: €70; OAP: €35; Child: €25.

New members welcome.


Exhibition in Ballinglen Gallery

Moving Still, a solo exhibition of work by Kate MacDonagh will run until April 20th 2022 at The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26 X5N3.

Kate MacDonagh is an abstract artist whose work explores dualities of light and dark, scale and ephemerality, stillness and movement, the spectral and the material. Since spending time in Japan throughout the last six years, Kate's primary focus is on water-based woodcut (Mokuhanga) and watercolour painting. This exhibition includes work made while on her first residency at Ballinglen in 2021.
‘This abstract image contains something deeply human, an expression of energy existing beyond the surface. It seems both static and full of motion, like a living presence.' – Hugo Hamilton


Church Notices

Mass on Wednesdays at 11.00a.m. 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:


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Mary Geraldine McHale, nee McDonnell (Anniversary)


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Michael & Ann Grier & Deceased Family Members (Muingelly)


Eucharist Ministers:


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.: Bridget Langan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle




Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.: Ciarán Kenny

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney




Sunday 27th March 10.00a.m.

Martin Joe, Mary & Angela O'Boyle


Sunday 3rd April 10.00a.m.

Deceased Members of the Finnerty & McNulty Families