Ballycastle >Local News
  6th December '23


Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St. John's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 15th December at 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome.


Santa's visit

Santa and Mrs Claus are visiting 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



Ballycastle GAA club AGM will be held on Saturday 9th December at 6.00pm in the clubhouse.


50/50 Draw:

This Sunday 10th December, there will also be one winner of a €100 voucher.

Congratulations to Ann Ormsby, last weekend's winner (€181.50).

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


Card Game:

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


Dinner Party:

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


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.


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.


Carols by Candlelight

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 are now available in St. Bridget's Church, from the sacristy, after all Masses and will also be sold door to door.  Tickets are €15 and all who purchase will be entered into a buyers draw for a voucher value €150. 

All proceeds go to St. Bridget's Church restoration fund.

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.:

All who are ill in the community


Wednesday 11.00a.m:

Private Intention


Thursday 7.00p.m.: Vigil of Immaculate Conception

Paddy Winters (Anniversary) & Anna Winters


Friday 11.30a.m. Feast of the Immaculate Conception

People of the Parish


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

People of the Parish


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Mary Ellen Delaney (Anniversary)

Michael & Katie Walsh & Deceased Family Members

Michael McDermott (Anniversary)

Katie, Joe & Jodie Bryce

John (Anniversary) & Jane O'Connor & Deceased O'Connor and Finley Families


Eucharist Ministers:


Saturday Vigil: Paddy McDonnell

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Thursday 7th: Cauleen Barrett

Friday 8th: Eileen Grier

Saturday Vigil: Martina Gardiner

Sunday: Nuala Delaney




Friday 8th December: 10.00a.m.

Private Intention


Sunday 10th December 10.00a.m.:

Private Intention