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4th December '19

Lotto Jackpot €14,600

No's drawn on 2nd December were: 7. 17. 18. 24.

€100 winner: Patsy O'Neill & Liam O'Toole


Christmas Fair

Winners of the Raffle at the Christmas Fair were:

1st: Michael Tomas, Ballyglass

2nd: Elise Tuohill, Ballinlena

3rd: Stephen Killeen, Doonadoba

4th: Laura Delaney, Carrowcubic

5th: Drédagh McDonald

Number of sweets in the jar was 81 and the winner was Greta Byrne.

Many thanks to all who supported and to all who helped in any way.



‘Prospecting the Future' an Exhibition curated from Ballinglen's Permanent Collection by Lacken Cross

5th and 6th Year Art Students. Opening on Thursday 5th December at 1.00p.m. in the Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street , Ballycastle. Everyone welcome.

As part of EXCEL, Mayo County Council Arts Service's annual Youth Arts Programme.



The AGM of Ballycastle GAA takes place on Sunday 8th December at 1pm in Suífinn Way Centre. All members are requested to attend.

50/50 Draw: Congratulations to Martin Heffernan, last week's winner (€190).

50/50 Can now be purchased online at  


The annual Peter Sweeney Cup will take place on Thursday 26th December at 1.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park .


Christmas Party

Annual Senior Citizen's Christmas Party in the Community Hall on Sunday 8th December with Mass at 3.00p.m. followed by Dinner and Dance.


Church Events

Sunday 15th December : An evening with James Kilbane in St. Bridget's Church 7.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Tuesday 17th December: Annual Scoil Naomh Bríd Nativity Play and Carol service at 7.00p.m. in St. Bridget's Church.


Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St. John's Church on Friday 13th December at 7.00p.m.

Refreshments afterwards in St. John's Hall. Everyone is welcome.


Christmas Experience

Ballycastle Christmas Experience will take place on Saturday 14th December from 5.00p.m. – 7.00p.m. in The Shambles.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday 9th December at 8.30p.m. Jackpot €500 in 50 no's or less.


Christmas Quiz

Seaview Place Residents Association will hold their annual Christmas Quiz on Saturday 28th December at 9.00p.m. in McNamee's Bar.


Adult Music Classes

Adult Irish Music Classes start in Killala Community Centre on Thursdays at 8pm.

All Beginners welcome. 


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

Christmas Confessions on Thursday 19th December at 8.00p.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Friday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 7.00p.m .: Paddy (Anniversary) & Anna Winters

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Walsh (Anniversary); Katie, Joe & Jody Bryce


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Ciarán Kenny

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: John & Rachel Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michaela Scott, Lorcan O'Donnell