Ballycastle >Local News
  4th November '20

Lotto Jackpot €16,900

No's drawn on 2nd November were: 3. 8. 25. 28.

€100 winner: B. & D. Gardiner, Knockaun

Tickets for Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company Local Lotto are available in John Burkes

& the Post Office for the next few weeks.



The death occurred recently in Stoke on Trent , England of Mary Brougham (nee Tighe), late of Carrowmore, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to her husband Tony, daughters Anita and Fiona, brothers Patrick, Tony, Martin and Michael, her extended family, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to Anne Healy, Glencalry on the death of her brother Anthony Doherty, Glenamoy and to Fionnuala Garvin (nee Healy, Behy) on the death of her husband Paul Garvin, Glenamoy.

May they rest in peace.


Church Notices

Due to the change to Level 5 covid-19 restrictions for six weeks, there will not be any Mass possibly until early December.

Both churches are open daily for private prayer.


Mass intentions for this week (included in a Mass offered privately by Fr. Conlon) are:

Michael & Katie Walsh (Anniversaries) & Deceased Family Members

Ellen Horsfield & Seán & Michael McHale (Anniversaries)

Willie Donnelly & Deceased Family Members

John & Bridie Maughan & Deceased Maughan & Murphy Families



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Michéal Forde, last week's winner (€140)..

Tickets are now available in McNamees XL, John Burkes, Post Office, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


New Book

A new book “Seoda Muigheo Thuaidh” by John Cosgrove has just been published. It could be described as a ‘from the needle to the anchor' compendium.

It contains pisreoga, paidreacha, beanachtaí, mallachtaí (some of the latter would'nt pass the Censor), rannta, focal, seanfhocla, triads etc. A dictionary of North Mayo Gaelic words and period photographs of the region.

Included also are short accounts of North Mayo heroes and legends.

This hardcover book, containing over five hundred pages, retails at €30. Though written in Irish, the book has a full English translation.

Contacts: John Cosgrove 096-31138/086-3704762 or Fr. Seán Killeen, Cloghans (who made a vast contribution to this book) 096-27003/086-8349600.


Panic Button/Carbon Monoxide alarm

Are you aged 65 or older and living alone and don't have a pendant/panic alarm - free carbon monoxide alarms also available. Contact Joe 086-8453067 or Caroline 086-3974408.


Garda in attendance

Garda Brian McGuire will be in Ballycastle Community Hall on the first Wednesday of each month from 12noon – 1.00p.m. On arrival, sign in, disinfect hands and maintain social distancing.