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  23rd September '20

Lotto Jackpot €16,300

Tickets for Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company Local Lotto are now available in John Burkes, Post Office, Healys and Céide Craft Stack (in the Resource Centre).

Draw will take place on Monday 28th September with a Jackpot of €16,300.




Mayo Exclusive Junior B Championship Rd 3 : Ballycastle: 4-8; Ballycroy: 1-14.

Ballycastle Team : Jason O'Neill, Daniel Breslin, Richard Tighe, Paul Whelan, Dean Kelly,

John Carey, Michael Tighe, Martin Sweeney (0-1), Fergal Forde (0-1, 45), Dermot Kelly (1-2),

Ciaran McDonnell (1-0), Tom Tomas, Shane Healy (0-2, 2f), Kevin Healy, Michéal Forde (2-2).

Subs: Shane McHale for Dean Kelly; Shane Grier for Shane McHale (injured);

Richard Bourke for Dermot Kelly.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Fr. Conlon, this week's winner (€160).


Church Notices

Mass intentions for this week are:


St. Bridget's Church :

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Mike & Pauline Johnson (Kildare)

Saturday 7.00p.m.: Deceased Members of the Gilligan Family; Mary & Patrick Leahy;

Ann & John Slevin

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Teresa (Anniversary) & Anthony O'Donnell & Brian Gahan


Eucharist Ministers :

Saturday: Geraldine Dunican, Anne O'Donnell

Sunday: Mary Boyle, Susan Murphy


Saturday: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Florrie McBrien


St. Teresa's Church :

Sunday 10.00a.m.: John & Sarah McNulty


Saturday 26th September 2.00p.m.: Annie Mai McCann (Month's Mind)


If Mass is requested for St. Bridget's Church during the week, it will be celebrated on Wednesdays.


Community Clean up

Ballina Community Clean-up group are expanding to North Mayo. Ballycastle is first on their list. If you own a property on Main Street that needs painting, the group will be in Ballycastle on 26th September. You can supply or donate to the group. Contact Padraig Mitchell 087 2033101 or

Barbara Kelly 086 0889010 for more details.


Ballinglen Art Gallery

Exhibition by Gabrielle Flynn "Between Presence and Absence: Two Winter Weeks in North Mayo"

runs until 9th October 2020 in The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, F26X5N3.

Tel: 096 43184 Email:


Ceide Fields

The Céide Fields neolithic site is 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.


Museum of Art

The Ballinglen Museum of Art is now open at Main Street, Ballycastle, F26 X5N3. Tel: 096-43184.

Opening Hours:

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

Sunday 1.00p.m. – 5.00p.m.


First Communion

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


Ballycastle Gym

Ballycastle Community Hall Gym is now open. 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.