Ballycastle >Local News
  6th July'22


Emergency Meeting

An Emergency meeting for Ballycastle Community Hall will take place on Monday 11th July at 9.00p.m. The present directors have recently resigned. New directors would be appreciated. Ballycastle Community Hall is a wonderful establishment and we do not want to see this prominent local building closing down.

Best Wishes

Best wishes to Céide Glamping who opened this week. Available to book now on

Céide Fields

Open daily from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. (last admission 5.15p.m.)

Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.


Congratulations to Kellie and Emma of Céide Ladle who are now operating the café every day.


Sympathy is extended to Una Hopkins, Kilbride and Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass on the recent death of their mother Nora Naughton, Portacloy.

May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Johnny Gallagher, Keerglen who died recently.

May he rest in peace.

Clerical Changes

We welcome Fr. John Loftus who took up his new appointment as Parish Priest of Ballycastle & Belderrig last weekend.


We thank Fr. Brian Conlon for all his work in the parish since he became our Parish Priest in September 2015 and wish him good health and many happy years in retirement.

G.A.A. News


Mayo Senior League Div. 3B. Rd 4:

Ballycastle: 1 – 13; Kilmovee Shamrocks: 2 – 07.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Rosaleen Flannery, last week's winner (€190).

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

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.


The art classes & computer course for both beginners and advanced are resuming in Ballycastle Community Hall shortly. We are fortunate to have Emma Donoghue as a tutor for our art classes and Nicola Blendell for the computer course. If interested please contact Sean 0861584432 or Kathleen 0860667192.


'Painting with Acid' by Norman Ackroyd, The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Main Street Ballycastle,

Co. Mayo, F26RX61. 1st June - 31st August. 5 decades of Etchings, Watercolours, Display case and a new publication ‘An Irish Notebook', a selection of 40 sketches from the West Coast of Ireland.


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

The Céide Coast Half Marathon will be held in Ballycastle on 8th October 2022.

This race will be run on the day in conjunction with the 10k Coastal Challenge which is now in its 7th successful year.

Register now at


Church Notices

Weekday Masses will be celebrated on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00a.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 10.00a.m.: Private Intention


Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Private Intention

Thursday 10.00a.m.:
Private Intention


Saturday 1.00p.m.: Stephen Collins


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Jim McDonnell (Anniversary) & Teresa


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Francis (Anniversary) & Annie Donoghue & Deceased Family Members

Tommy Carey


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Bridget Langan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Maura Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gillian Grier




Sunday 10th July 10.00a.m.:

People of the Parish


Sunday 17th July 10.00a.m.:

Clement, Mary & Michael Caulfield (Anniversaries)