Ballycastle >Local News
  27th March '24


Easter Ceremonies

St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle:

Wednesday 7.00pm: Service of Reconciliation (Confession)

Holy Thursday: 8.00pm

Good Friday: 3.00pm

Holy Saturday: 8.00pm


St. Teresa's Church, Belderrig:

Wednesday 6.00pm: Service of Reconciliation (Confession)

Holy Thursday: 6.00pm

Good Friday: 6.00pm

Holy Saturday: 7.00pm



The death occurred on Saturday 23rd March of John Kenny, Main Street, Ballycastle

(ex Garda Siochana, Dublin and Mayo).

Predeceased by his beloved son Colm.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, sons Ronan and Ciarán, his brothers James and Ray,

sister-in-law Monica, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.



Tom Langan Cup:

Ballycastle v Castleconnor on Saturday 30th March at 4.30pm in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Race Night:

Ballycastle GAA Race Night on Saturday 30th March at 8.30pm in Healys.



Closing date for renewal of Ballycastle GAA Club membership is 31st March.

New members always welcome.

Standard Membership: Adult €70, Family €100, OAP €35, Student €35.

Cairde Membership: Single €240, Family €260.

Benefits of Cairde Membership: Membership, €100 County Board Ticket, 2 Club draw tickets, weekly entry to the 50/50 lotto for 2024 (worth €110), Option to pay by direct debit.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Jacqui Poyntz, last weekend's winner (€240).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Donnelly's Village Store, Seaview Lounge, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at


Card Game:

Ballycastle G AA card game continues on Tuesday nights at 8pm in the Clubhouse.

Daffodil Day

Amount raised on Daffodil Day in Ballycastle was €1421. Many thanks to all for your support and to those who helped in any way.

Ceide Fields

Ceide Fields are now open every day for the season until Halloween – open from

10am – 5pm with last admission at 4.15pm. Ceide Ladle also have the café open daily.

'Drink tea for MND'

A yearly fundraising initiative to support the Irish Motor Neurone Association will be held in the Community Hall Ballycastle on Sunday 28th April at 12.30p.m. - 'Drink tea for MND'

There are more than 450 people affected by this cruel and debilitating disease all across Ireland .

Please come along on the day and support this worthy cause, which will help to ensure that every person living with MND receives the dedicated care and support they need and if you can't make it on the day you can donate on the link below.

This event would not be possible without the people who give freely their time, our supporters, sponsors, wonderful bakers etc.
Thank you!.


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner Playschool AGM on Monday 8th April at 7pm. All welcome.


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

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:


Tuesday 11.00a.m.:

All who are ill in the community


Wednesday 12.00noon:

Funeral Mass for John Kenny


Holy Thursday 8.00p.m.:

Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper. Adoration after Mass until midnight.


Good Friday

11.00a.m: Stations of the Cross

3.00p.m.: Celebration of the Lord's Passion


Holy Saturday 8.00p.m.:

Easter Vigil


Easter Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Mickey Burke (Anniversary)

Francie Donoghue (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members

Joe Nealon, Ballyknock (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Holy Thursday: Paddy McDonnell, Susan Murphy

Good Friday: Bridget Langan, Mary Carden

Holy Saturday Vigil: Martina Gardiner, Maureen Healy, Tony D'Arcy, Margaret Burke

Easter Sunday: Louise Kelly, Mary Boyle



Holy Thursday: Nuala Delaney

Good Friday: Margaret Burke, Cauleen Barrett

Holy Saturday Vigil: Gillan Grier, Nuala Delaney, Geraldine Dunican

Easter Sunday: Martina Gardiner




Holy Thursday 6.00p.m.:

Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper


Good Friday 6.00p.m.:

Celebration of the Lord's Passion


Holy Saturday 7.00p.m.:

Easter Vigil


Easter Sunday 31st March 10.00a.m.:

Martin, Gerry, Michael, John and Tommy McHale