Ballycastle >Local News
  29th November '23


Santa and Mrs Claus visit

Santa and Mrs Claus are visiting the area on Saturday 9th December. Weather permitting, the stops will be as follows: (all times are estimates only)

Belderrig Community Centre 5pm

Michael Healy's, Doonfeeney 6pm

Nealon's, Ballyknock 6.30pm

Kilfian GAA pitch 7pm

Main Street , Ballycastle 7.30pm


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Gerard J. Knapp who died in New York , husband of Bridget (née Kelly) and brother-in-law of Paddy Kelly, Muingelly.

May he rest in peace.

Christmas Mass Cards

Christmas Mass Bouquet cards are available after all Masses in St. Bridget's Church from the sacristy, and can also be purchased in Donnelly's Post Office and John Burkes. Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning will be offered for all intentions on each card and the names will be placed at the Christmas Crib. All donations go towards St. Bridget's Church restoration fund.


Ballycastle/Belderrig Christmas Party

Ballycastle/Belderrig first ever Parish Party will take place on Sunday 10th December in Ballycastle Community Hall with Mass at 4.00pm followed by Christmas Dinner and Dancing. Spot Prizes and a raffle on the night.

Tickets cost €20 and are available from John Burke's, Donnelly's Village Store,

Eilis Ormsby 087 7936942 and Margaret Burke 087 2858332.

All are welcome.


Christmas Monster Bingo

Christmas Monster Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on December 18th at 8.00pm.

Jackpot €1,000.




Ballycastle GAA club AGM will be held on Friday 8th December at 8.00pm in the clubhouse.


Card Game:

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


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Gary Noone, last weekend's winner (€210).

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


Dinner Party:

Dinner Party honouring the 1993 team, hosted by Ballycastle GAA, on 29th December at 7.30pm in Ballycastle Community Hall.


Fundraiser for St. Bridget's Church

St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle will host Carols by Candlelight with the Moy Singers and local artists on Friday 22nd December at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets will be available over the next few weeks. More details later.


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.:

Faithful Departed


Wednesday 11.00a.m:

Faithful Departed


Thursday 11.00a.m.:

Faithful Departed


Friday 11.00a.m.

All who are ill in the community


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

John Walsh, Kilbride (Anniversary)

Deceased Mangan family members

May Commons, Anthony McDonnell and Paddy Cavish

Margaret Hegarty (1st Anniversary) & Pierce Hegarty


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Richard Timlin


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Anne O'Donnell

Sunday: Louise Kelly



Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell




Sunday 3rd December 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish