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  2nd March '22



Exhibition in Ballinglen Gallery

Moving Still, a solo exhibition of work by Kate MacDonagh.
March 4th - April 20th 2022.

Opening reception Friday 4th March at 7pm.

The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26 X5N3.

Kate MacDonagh is an abstract artist whose work explores dualities of light and dark, scale and ephemerality, stillness and movement, the spectral and the material. Since spending time in Japan throughout the last six years, Kate's primary focus is on water-based woodcut (Mokuhanga) and watercolour painting. This exhibition includes work made while on her first residency at Ballinglen in 2021.

‘This abstract image contains something deeply human, an expression of energy existing beyond the surface. It seems both static and full of motion, like a living presence.' – Hugo Hamilton


St. Patrick's Day

Ballycastle St. Patrick's Day Parade will revert back to the traditional street parade this year.

Details next week.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Fergal Clarke, late of Dublin and Sea Road, Ballycastle, who died recently (cousin of Noel Whelan and Anne Ellis).

May he rest in peace.


G.A.A. News

50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Eileen Munnelly, last week's winner (€210).

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

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


Memory Wall:

Ballycastle GAA's redevelopment of Tom Langan Park remains on course to have the new facilities completed by summer 2022.

To fund this development, they have started a new initiative – the Ballycastle GAA Memory Wall – which will offer all those connected to the club a chance to leave their mark on it. The Memory Wall, which will consist of individual tiles, each with a unique message, will take pride of place inside the newly constructed clubhouse at Tom Langan Park .


Launch of the Memory Wall will take place in Healys on Friday 18th March and everyone is invited to a night of nostalgia and memories.


G.A.A. Membership:

GAA Membership is now due and must be paid by 31st March.

Family Cairde Baile an Chaisil membership costs €260, Single €240.

Chairde Membership includes a County Board €100 ticket, entry to the weekly 50/50 draw and the option to pay by direct debit.

Family membership: €100; Single: €70; OAP: €35; Child: €25.

New members welcome.


An Invitation

Lacken Community Care would like to invite the people of Ballycastle & Belderrig to join us for Our Social Evening on 18/03/2022 in Lacken Enterprise Centre, Banagher.

Fr Michael Harrison PP will start off the evening by celebrating Mass at 6.30pm followed by Music with Pete Carden.

A Raffle will take place and Refreshments will be served.

Admission is Free. All are Welcome.


Church Notices

Mass on Wednesdays at 11.00a.m. 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.:

Michael Langan


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Paddy & Mary Hefferon (Anniversaries)

John (Anniversary) & Bridie Maughan & Deceased Family Members

Paddy Delaney (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Susan Murphy



Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.: Maura Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael A. O'Connor




Sunday 6th March 10.00a.m.

Deceased Members of Carey, McNulty & Delaney Families


Sunday 13th March 10.00a.m.

Paddy Healy (Anniversary) Kenneghan