Ballycastle >Local News
27th November '19

Lotto Jackpot €14,500

No's drawn on 26th November were: 2. 4. 27. 28.

€100 winner: Breege Gardiner, Knockaun


Christmas Fair

Annual Ballycastle Christmas Fair will take place in the Resource Centre on

Saturday 30th November from 12noon – 6.00p.m. and Sunday 1st December from 12noon -3pm.

Cost of tables: Saturday €15; Sunday €10 or €20 for the 2 days.

Contact 086 8492070 or 0863787551.


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

It is with deep regret that, after 22years in business, we have to announce the closure of the Craft Shop/Tourist Information Office in the Resource Centre. We would like to thank all the craftworkers down through the years, our customers, the Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company for all their help, all workers over the years - RSS, TÚS, FÁS, students on the Summer Scheme – and their supervisors, local businesses and individuals who were always willing to help.

If there is any individual or group out there who would like to take over this venture, we would be delighted to meet with you.

We will have a closing down sale starting on the weekend of the Christmas Fair until Friday 6th December (shop will close on this date).

Shop will be open 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m from Monday 2nd until Friday 6th December.

Ballycastle Women's Group



The death occurred on Thursday 21st November of Margaret (Peggy) Burke (nee Gilroy), Main Street, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to her sons Fr. Kieran, John and Raymond, daughters Miriam, Cathriona and Mairéad, sisters Paddy, Stephanie and Nancy, brother Seán, grandchildren,

great grandchild, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.



‘Prospecting the Future' an Exhibition curated from Ballinglen's Permanent Collection by Lacken Cross

5th and 6th Year Art Students. Opening on Thursday 5th December at 1.00p.m. in the Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle. Everyone welcome.

As part of EXCEL, Mayo County Council Arts Service's annual Youth Arts Programme.



The AGM of Ballycastle GAA takes place on Sunday 8th December at 1pm in Suífinn Way Centre.

All members are requested to attend.

50/50 Draw: Congratulations to Sofia Caulfield, last week's winner (€175).

 50/50 Can now be purchased online at  


Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St. John's Church on Friday 13th December at 7.00p.m. Refreshments afterwards in St. John's Hall. Everyone is welcome.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday 2nd December at 8.30p.m. Jackpot €500

in 49 no's or less.


Adult Music Classes

Adult Irish Music Classes start in Killala Community Centre on Thursdays at 8pm.

All Beginners welcome. 


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.

Community Hall

Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Maura (Anniversary) & Patrick McGuire & Deceased Family

Monday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for Peggy Burke

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Bridget (Anniversary), John & Paddy Gardiner & Michael Farrell

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Aggie Doherty (Anniversary)

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Annie & Francie Donoghue (Anniversaries) & Deceased Family Members

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 7.00p.m .: Deceased Members of the Gilmartin, Dooher & Cawley Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John & Jane O'Connor & Deceased O'Connor & Finlay Families


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Louise Kelly



Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday Vigil: Mia & Cara Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Aoibha Brogan, Jack Doherty