Ballycastle >Local News
  29th June'22



The death has occurred of Ruairí McDonnell (age 9), Alexandra Walk, Clane, Co. Kildare peacefully at his home after a long illness.  Predeceased by his grandfather Martin (Pav) McDonnell.

Sympathy is extended to his parents Ruth and Martin McDonnell (Main Street, Ballycastle),

his sister Ciara, brothers Tomás and Fionn, grandparents Kathleen McDonnell (Ballycastle),

Eileen & Eugene, uncles, aunts, cousins and extended family.

May his gentle soul rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Brian Earley, formerly of Laragon, Ballycastle, who has died in Australia (Brother of Desmond Earley, Laragon).

May he rest in peace.

G.A.A. News


Mayo Senior League Div. 3B. Rd 4:

Ballycastle v Kilmovee Shamrocks on Saturday 2nd July at 7.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to P. J. Nallen, last week's winner (€214).

Tickets are now available in McNamee's XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Healy's Pub,

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


The art classes & computer course for both beginners and advanced are resuming in Ballycastle Community Hall shortly. We are fortunate to have Emma Donoghue as a tutor for our art classes and Nicola Blendell for the computer course. If interested please contact Sean 0861584432 or

Kathleen 0860667192.

Céide Fields

The all new Céide Fields Centre has reopened to the public.

Open daily from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. (last admission 5.15p.m.)


Community Hall

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM took place on Monday 13th and all directors resigned from their posts. No new members were present to take their place. Emergency meeting is now being called for Monday 11th July. If no new members are willing to take over on the 11th July, unfortunately Ballycastle Community Hall will close on Tuesday 12th July. We hope to see you on the night where hopefully a new committee can be formed to prevent closure.



'Painting with Acid' by Norman Ackroyd, The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Main Street Ballycastle,

Co. Mayo, F26RX61. 1st June - 31st August. 5 decades of Etchings, Watercolours, Display case and a new publication ‘An Irish Notebook', a selection of 40 sketches from the West Coast of Ireland.


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

The Céide Coast Half Marathon will be held in Ballycastle on 8th October 2022.

This race will be run on the day in conjunction with the 10k Coastal Challenge which is now in its 7th successful year.

Register now at


Church Notices

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:


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Pete McDonnell (Behy) & Deceased Family Members

Nora & Martin Doherty (Anniversary)

Tommy Carey


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Maura & Patrick McGuire (Anniversary) & Deceased Members of the McGuire Family

Paul Doherty (Anniversary) & James & Annie Doherty


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Anne O'Donnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien




Sunday 3rd July 10.00a.m.:

Mick & Aggie O'Boyle (Anniversaries) & Deceased Members of the O'Boyle Family


Sunday 10th July 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish