Ballycastle >Local News
  6th September '23


Healthy Food Made Easy

Healthy Food Made Easy is a fun course where you will learn to cook healthy meals on a budget.

It begins in Ballycastle Community Hall on 18th September at 7.00pm. The course is Free and will be every Monday for 6 weeks. The emphasis throughout the course is on group learning and talking rather than formal teaching.

If interested, email Cara at




TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Junior Football Championship Rd 3:

Shrule/Glencorrib v Ballycastle on Saturday 16th September at 3pm in Swinford.



TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Junior Football Championship Rd 2:

Ballycastle: 3 – 10; Tourmakeady: 0 – 5.

Ballycastle Team:

Jason O'Neill, Christopher Walsh, Conor Barrett, Michael Tighe, Paul Whelan, Andrew Tighe, Joe Tighe, Kevin Healy (0-1), Ciarán McDonnell, Fionnan Caulfield (1-1), Fergal Forde (0-3), Dermot Kelly (0-1), Eoin McDonnell (1-2; 0-2f), Shane Grier, Shane Maughan,

Subs used: Michéal Forde (0-1) for Ciaran McDonnell; Tony Carden for Joe Tighe;

Finn McDermott-Cox (1-0) for Dermot Kelly;

Tom Tomas (0-1) for Eoin McDonnell

Jordan Clarke for Shane Maughan.


Card Game:

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

Results from September 5th :

1st: Kathleen McDonnell & Chris Maughan

2nd: George O'Grady & Jim Breslin

Supporters Prize: Seamus & Ann Caulfield


1st: George O'Grady

2nd: Ann Caulfield

3rd: Chris Maughan


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Seamus Smyth, last weekend's winner (€283).

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



Well done to Cora and Jacinta Scott who raised a total of €9,287.55 from on-line donations and the Coffee and Fun morning, Killala and private donations in aid of Inis Aoibhinn, part of Cancer Care West.


LATER at Ballinglen Museum of Art


The Ballinglen Museum of Art is delighted to host a series of night time events LATER@Ballinglen,

running from September to December 2023.

First up is story teller Eddie Lenihan, this Saturday 9th September at 9pm.

To book tickets:


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

Céide Coast Half Marathon and 10k Coastal Challenge will take place on Saturday 23rd September at 12noon. Registration is online only

The Half Marathon will commence at the Céide Fields Visitor Centre and will follow the coast road,passing Ballycastle beach before proceeding to the famous Downpatrick Head.

The race will enter the headland where the runner will get a chance to run 500m off-road, and an opportunity to view the spectacular Dún Briste sea stack (weather dependent).

From there, the race will return to the main road and will finish in Ballycastle village.

Refreshments will be available in Ballycastle Community Hall.


Barn Dance

Tickets are now on sale for Barn Dance 2023 in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 14th October

at 8pm. Tickets are €20 per person and it's promised to be a night not to be missed.

Live Music with The Paul Kelly Band and Sweeney Macs.


Link for ticket sale:


Belderrig Community Centre

Flourish Social Prescribing Service are bringing The John Hoban Music Circle to Belderrig Community Centre on Tuesday October 3rd from 7-8.30pm. All are welcome to come listen, sing a song, tell a joke or share a story. You can turn up on the night or ring the below number to discuss transport options.


Flourish Social Prescribing Service is run through The Family Centre in Castlebar and works to connect people to activities & social opportunities in their area. This project is funded by Creative Ireland & Sláintecare.


For more information on Social Prescribing or The Music Circle

please call Maria on 087 185 7280. 


Céide Fields

Céide Fields Centre open 7 days a week 10am – 6pm. with last admission at 5.15pm.

Free admission on the first Wednesday of every month.


Ballinglen Exhibition

In recognition of The Royal Hibernian Academy 200th year celebration, The Ballinglen Museum of Art is delighted to host 'RHA: Ballinglen Fellows Exhibition': Works from the Ballinglen Permanent Collection and new work. 

28th July – 25th September. 

The Ballinglen Museum of Art, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, F26X5N3


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 11.00a.m.:

Thomas O'Malley (Anniversary) & Catherine O'Malley


Friday 11.00a.m:

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Tomas & Kate Gilligan and Deceased Family Members

Jack Winters and Deceased Family Members

Tony Padden, Michael Lynn and Deceased Family Members


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Bridget Langan

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Florrie McBrien




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

Kitty Healy, Behy (Anniversary)

Padraig Healy Jnr (40th Anniversary)