Ballycastle >Local News
  25th November '20

Lotto Jackpot €17,200

No's drawn on 23rd November were: 4. 10. 25. 27.

€100 winner: Charlie Walsh, Killala

Tickets for Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company Local Lotto are available in John Burkes

& the Post Office for the next few weeks.


Church Notices

Both churches are open daily for private prayer.


Mass intentions for this week (included in a Mass offered privately by Fr. Conlon) are:

Annie (Anniversary) & Francis Donoghue

John (Seán) Healy

Deceased Members of the Tighe & Healy Families

Liz McHale (Anniversary)

Agnes Doherty (Anniversary)



Sympathy is extended to the daughters, brother, sisters, relatives and friends of Christina McNulty,

Athens, Greece and formerly of Belderrig who died recently (sister of Rita McHale, Nora Doherty and Joachim McNulty, Belderrig).

May she rest in peace.



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Una & Kevin, last week's winners (€145).

Tickets are now available in McNamees XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


New Book

A new book “Seoda Muigheo Thuaidh” by John Cosgrove has just been published. It could be described as a ‘from the needle to the anchor' compendium.

It contains pisreoga, paidreacha, beanachtaí, mallachtaí (some of the latter would'nt pass the Censor), rannta, focal, seanfhocla, triads etc. A dictionary of North Mayo Gaelic words and period photographs of the region.

Included also are short accounts of North Mayo heroes and legends.

This hardcover book, containing over five hundred pages, retails at €30. Though written in Irish, the book has a full English translation.

Contacts: John Cosgrove 096-31138/086-3704762 or Fr. Seán Killeen, Cloghans (who made a vast contribution to this book) 096-27003/086-8349600.


Panic Button/Carbon Monoxide alarm

Are you aged 65 or older and living alone and don't have a pendant/panic alarm - free carbon monoxide alarms also available. Contact Joe 086-8453067 or Caroline 086-3974408.


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.