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  8th June'22



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Martin Ruddy, Seaview and Michelle Scott who were married in Dromore West Church recently and to Emma Murphy and Matt Rowley who were married on Inishmore Island recently.


Céide Fields

The all new Céide Fields Centre is finally reopening to the public from this Friday 10th June.

We would love to welcome everyone, free of charge, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, especially all our local community. We hope it has been worth waiting for.


First Communion

Congratulations to the following children who will receive their First Holy Communion on

Saturday 11th June in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle:

Michael Tighe, Daniel Burke, Patrick Flynn, Ella O'Donnell, Aoibhe Healy,

Shay Kelly, Seán Timlin, Adam Breslin, Megan Lynch and Kayla Moran.


G.A.A. News


Mayo GAA Senior Football League Div. 3B Round 1

Ballycastle: 0-9; Swinford: 1-13.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Mary McHale, Belderrig, last week's winners (€165).

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

Belderrig Community Centre and on-line.

Fun Run/Walk

Lacken Community Care Summer Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 26th June.

Starting at Lacken Enterprise Centre at 12.00noon. Registration at 11.30a.m.

Entry: Adults €10, Kids €5, Family €20.

Prizes and Refreshments.

Community Hall

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM will take place on Monday 13th June at 8pm in the hall.

The present committee are disbanding and new members are needed. Without a committee it will be difficult to continue to run and use the hall as it is being used now, so we encourage everyone with an interest to come to the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you then.


New Exhibition

'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


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

Currach & Stone, Exhibition by James Edward Scherbarth

from the 1st - 12th June in The Ballinglen Gallery. 


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26RX61.

Tel: 096 43184


Church Notices

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:


Friday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Tommy Carey (Month's Mind)

James & Celia Jordan & Deceased Family Members


Saturday 12.00noon:

First Holy Communion Mass


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Rita McLucas (1st Anniversary) & Anthony


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Susan Murphy



Saturday Vigil: Maura Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke




Sunday 12th June 10.00a.m.:

Maudie, Frank & Gabrielle Heffernan & Deceased Walsh & Heffernan Families


Sunday 19th June 10.00a.m.:

John & Sarah McNulty (Anniversaries)