Ballycastle >Local News
  27th September '23


Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving in St. John's Church on Friday 6th October at 8.00pm.

All are welcome.


Congratulations to Loretta McGuire, Barnatra (nee O'Donnell, Ballinglen, Ballycastle), who won the Aldi All Ireland Brown Bread Baking Competition at the National Ploughing Championships 2023.



Mayo Junior Championship Quarter Final:

Northern Gaels v Cill Chomain on Saturday 30th September at 4.30pm in Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle.


Card Game:

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


Winners on 26th September:

1st: George O'Grady & Francie Munnelly

2nd: Paddy Forde & Ken Gorey; Breege Gardiner & Margaret Walsh

Supporters Prize:

Seamus McDonnell & Jim Breslin

Raffle Winners:

1st: Breege Gardiner

2nd: Ken Gorey

3rd: Ken Gorey


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Shane Breslin, last weekend's winner (€188).

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


Halloween Walk

Ballycastle Scary Halloween Walk on Monday 30th October at 7.00pm. Starting at Ballycastle Resource Centre and finishing at Ballycastle Hall.


Barn Dance

Tickets are now on sale for Barn Dance 2023 in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 14th October

at 8pm. Tickets are €20 per person and it's promised to be a night not to be missed. Live Music with The Paul Kelly Band and Sweeney Macs.


Link for ticket sale:


Belderrig Community Centre

Flourish Social Prescribing Service are bringing The John Hoban Music Circle to Belderrig Community Centre on Tuesday October 3rd from 7-8.30pm. All are welcome to come listen, sing a song, tell a joke or share a story. You can turn up on the night or ring the below number to discuss transport options.

Flourish Social Prescribing Service is run through The Family Centre in Castlebar and works to connect people to activities & social opportunities in their area. This project is funded by Creative Ireland & Sláintecare.

For more information on Social Prescribing or The Music Circle

please call Maria on 087 185 7280. 


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre open 7 days a week 10am – 6pm. with last admission at 5.15pm.

Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.


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 11.00a.m:

Private Intention


Thursday 11.00a.m.:

Private Intention


Friday 11.00a.m:

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Mary (Anniversary) & Joe O'Donnell & Deceased Family


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Teresa (Anniversary) & Anthony O'Donnell & Brian Gahan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Elizabeth O'Donnell

Sunday: Nuala Delaney




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish