Ballycastle >Local News
27th May '20


The death occurred on 18th May of Paddy Dunican, Ballycumber, Co. Offaly (father of

Michael Dunican, Sea Road). Sympathy is extended to Michael and his sisters, extended family,

relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.



Ballycastle GAA Club held their 50/50 Draw on Sunday 24th May.

Congratulations to the winner Peter McDonnell. Peter bought his ticket online and won €404.

The Roar for Ruairi Fund also received €404.

Tickets can be purchased in McNamees XL, Siopa Suifinn and the Post office - €2 each or three envelopes for €5. It is also possible to play online at

Roar for Ruairi

4k for Ruairi (Roar for Ruairi) encourages people to use their daily exercise to run, walk, swim or cycle 4km, donate €10 or whatever you can afford. 

All you have to do to take part is screenshot your donation on the Go Fund Me page along with a picture of when you finish and we'll publish them on our social media platforms. 

The Go Fund Me link is:  

For more information contact Máirtin Flannery on 0863225128

Church Notices

The following are the names of Mass intentions that were included in Masses said in private by Fr. Conlon this week:

John Walsh

Kieran Cooke

Thos, Ita, Tommy & Mary Tomas & William Timoney

Colm Kenny

Weekly Church Envelopes

From now on there will be 3 ways for parishioners to return their weekly collection envelopes – you can drop the envelope into the parish house, in a post box in the Church or pay on-line at . If you opt to pay on-line, Fr. Conlon will get a statement at the end of each month with names of parishioners that have signed up and amount that has been contributed. This money will then be transferred to Ballycastle/Belderrig Church accounts. If you have any questions on this, please ring the parish house Tuesday – Friday from 1pm – 3pm.


St. Bridget's Church is open daily for anyone who wishes to visit for quiet prayer.


School Enrolment

In light of the current covid-19 restrictions, parents of children wishing to enrol in Scoil Naomh Bríd for September 2020 are asked to email the school at to request an enrolment form.



Alone has a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties re outbreaks of Covid-19. Professional staff are available to answer queries, give advice and reassurance where necessary. Support line is open Monday to Friday 8.00a.m. – 8.00p.m. by calling 0818 222 024.