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28th November'18

Lotto News

In future, if the Jackpot is not won, there will be ONE envelope drawn and the winner gets €100.

The local Lotto supports: Tidy Towns, Resource Centre, Christmas Lights, Enterprise Centre,

The Shambles, Community Groups.


No's drawn on 26th November were: 7. 12. 21. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €9,300. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Karen Tomas, Ballyglass

Dympna McDermott, Corrower

Mary Cooke, Behy

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff

Bridie Farrell, Dominick Street


Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Patrick Tighe, Ballymachugh and Katie Finch, England who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Saturday 24th November.


Christmas Fair

Women's Group would like to thank all those who helped out in any way to make our Christmas Fair last weekend such a success. A special ‘thank you' to our sponsors – Padraig Mitchell, John Burke, Jarlath Tolan, The Merry Monk, The Open Door, Killala and members of the group who sponsored items.


Raffle winners were:

1st: (Hamper) Fiona Cusack

2nd: Anneka Murphy

3rd: Mary Agnes McLoughlin

4th: Aoibheann & Elise Tuohill

5th: Geraldine Connor


Number of sweets in the jar - 180 and the winner was Maria Ruane.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Maureen Barrett (nee Noone) who died recently (Sister of Angela Tomas, Belderrig).

May she rest in peace.


Christmas Party

Senior Citizen's Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 9th December at 3.00p.m. in the Community Hall.


Ballycastle Christmas Experience

On Saturday 15th December, Ballycastle gets into the festive spirit with their annual

“Ballycastle Christmas Experience”, organised by BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation).

This celebration of the spirit of Christmas will be held in the stunning setting of ‘The Shambles'

from 5pm-7pm. This Christmas experience will feature Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto, and the elves busy at work in their workshop ahead of the big day. There will also be a living crib with real animals there on the evening with live music and other entertainment also being provided. It is the very best of festive season for all the family to enjoy.

This event is free, but any contribution to the Donation Box would be appreciated to help defray costs.



Congratulations to Jason & Marian, winners of last week's 50/50 Draw (€196).


Please support the Ballycastle GAA new Club House draw - a trip for two to New York for the Mayo match to be won.


Children's Open Day and Exhibition

Children's Open Day and Exhibition at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation.

'Festival of Seasons' December 1st, 2-5pm. Exhibition of 400+ prints and mixed media objects by children who visited Ballinglen in 2018.

Fun Activities: Christmas Decoration Making, Hot Chocolate, Visit with Artists in their Studios & Christmas Carols. An event for the whole family. Everyone Welcome. Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Tel: 096 43184.



New Paintings, from Moygownagh, Ardagh and Ballycastle, are on display in the Art Gallery in the Resource Centre.


Calling all knitters

Knit a square for charity. Yarn supplied. Call to Craft Shop any day (Monday-Friday) between

11am – 3pm to pick up and get details.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall continues on Monday at 8.30p.m.

Jackpot €450 in 47 no's or less. Please support.


Golf Society

Next outing is to the flat 9 in Enniscrone on 1st December. 1st tee is at 10am. 


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


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.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

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

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Friday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 8.15p.m.: John Walsh, Kilbride (Anniversary)
Sunday 11.30a.m.: Peter & Mary Kelly & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Seán Callaghan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Lorcan O'Donnell, Orla Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Keith Carden, Juliet Heffernan