Ballycastle >Local News
  25th May '22



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Eimear Grier, Muingelly, Ballycastle and

Emmett McGoldrick who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Saturday 14th May.



The death occurred recently of James McNulty, Carrickinass, Carrowmore-Lacken.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Dolly, his sons and daughters Frances, Karen, Kevin, Marina,

James & Noel, grandchildren, his sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family.

May he rest in peace.


The death occurred on Saturday 21st May of Dessie Loughney, Beltra, Carrowmore-Lacken.

Sympathy is extended to his partner Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle, his sisters Mary Tighe (Carrowcullen, Ballycastle), Carmel McGinty (Lacken), Breege & Claire, his brothers Seán, Mick & Roger, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

May he rest in peace


Sympathy is also extended to Kathleen Hammond on the death of her sister

Sheila Loughnane (nee Morris) who died recently in Dublin.

May she rest in peace.


Thank You

Amount raised at the Church Gate Collection last weekend in aid of Rock Rose House, Castlebar was €264.70. Many thanks to all who supported.


New Exhibition

'Painting with Acid' by Norman Ackroyd, The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Main Street, Ballycastle,

Co. Mayo. F26RX61. 1st June - 31st August.

5 decades of Etchings, Watercolours, Display case and a new publication ‘An Irish Notebook', 

a selection of 40 sketches from the West Coast of Ireland.



Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ballycastle is currently accepting enrolment applications for the 2022-2023 school year.


G.A.A. News

50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Ian McNulty, last week's winner (€164.50).

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

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.

Community Hall

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM will take place on Monday 13th June at 8pm in the hall. The present committee are disbanding and new members are needed. Without a committee it will be difficult to continue to run and use the hall as it is being used now, so we encourage everyone with an interest to come to the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you then.


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

The Céide Coast Half Marathon will be held in Ballycastle on 8th October 2022.

This race will be run on the day in conjunction with the 10k Coastal Challenge which is now in its 7th successful year.

Register now at


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Museum of Art

Currach & Stone, Exhibition by James Edward Scherbarth

6th May - 31st May in The Ballinglen Museum of Art and

from the 1st - 12th June in The Ballinglen Gallery. 


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26RX61.

Tel: 096 43184


Church Notices

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:


Saturday 7.00p.m.:

John T. & Margaret Gardiner & Deceased Members of the Langan Families (Ballymachugh)


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Jack McBrien & Deceased Members of McBrien Family




Sunday 29th May 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish


Sunday 5th June 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish