Ballycastle >Local News
  8th March '23


Monster Bingo

Monster Bingo is back in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 3rd April at 8.30p.m. with a Jackpot

of €1,000.


Ballinglen Museum & Art Gallery

Exciting evening at Ballinglen Museum & Arts Foundation.


3 Events happening at The Ballinglen Museum & Art Gallery on March 16th from 5.30pm.

Everyone Welcome. Refreshments served.


The Ballinglen Gallery: Desire Lines | Debbie Dawson & Helle Helsner
Curated by Róísín Foley. Opening Remarks Dr Orla Flynn & Artists Talk 5.30 pm
March 16th - April 28th


The Ballinglen Museum of Art:  Reading and Book Signing: 
‘In Ordinary Time' by Carmel McMahon.
March 16th at 6.30pm.


The Ballinglen Museum of Art: Recent Acquisitions from The Permanent Collection

March 16th - May 30th.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co Mayo F26 X5N3



The death occurred in Ealing, London of Benny Langan (formerly of Kilbride, Ballycastle).

Predeceased by his siblings Paddy, Maura, Jimmy, Angie, Tony and Anne. Funeral Mass took place today, Wednesday, in St. Bridget's Church, with burial afterwards in Ballycastle cemetery.

Sympathy is extended to his in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Friday 17th March at 12.15pm, starting at

the Community Hall. For further information contact Séan O'Grady or Maura Healy.


Powerfit Coaching

New 6 week block starting Wednesday 8th March at 7.30pm. Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays

in Ballycastle Community Hall. All levels of fitness welcome.

Pay as you go €10 per class or €95 for the twelve classes.


Ballycastle Health Fair

HSE Community Healthcare and Mayo County Council invite you to Ballycastle Health Fair – on Thursday 9th March from 7pm – 9pm in Ballycastle Community Hall. Public information evening on FREE programmes, events and activities available in your community:

MC on the night - Michael D. McAndrew of Mid-West Radio.

Free Blood Pressure Checks.

Everyone Welcome. No Booking required. Refreshments provided.




Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta: Ballycastle v Achill on 11th March in Cill Chomain

at 3pm.


25 Card Game

Weekly 25 Card Game in Ballycastle GAA Clubhouse every Tuesday at 8.00pm.

Tea and refreshments served.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Aine Coultry, last week's winner (€252).

Tickets are now available in John Burkes, Belderrig Community Centre and on-line at



GAA Membership for 2023 is now due. Membership can be bought through the link or by contacting any of the executive.
Cairde membership gives you a weekly ticket for the 50/50 Lotto, €100 Mayo GAA Development ticket, ticket for the National GAA draw and full membership for Ballycastle GAA.


Post Office Customer Notice

As Ballycastle Post Office is temporarily closed, all DEASP Payments can be collected at

Killala Post Office only until further notice.

An Post wishes to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.


Céide Glamping

Available to book on and Airbnb.

Book your break now in one of the luxurious glamping pods and enjoy the breathtaking views of Downpatrick Head and Dún Briste Seastack and the sound of the wild Atlantic Ocean on your doorstep.


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

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Tuesdays during Lent in Ballycastle Church from 7pm – 8pm.


Stations of the Cross, during Lent, on Fridays at 7pm.


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 1.00p.m.:

Funeral Mass for Benny Langan


Thursday 11.00a.m.

Private Intention


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Patrick & Kevin Healy & Sabina Doherty (Anniversaries)

Kay & Pat Corcoran, Walter & John Mai Lynch, John & Bridie McKenzie,

Mary Corcoran, Kathleen Touhill


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

Paddy & Mary Hefferon, Carrowcubic

Teresa McHale (1st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Bridget Langan

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Martina Gardiner

Sunday: Gillian Grier




Sunday 10.00a.m.:

Paddy Healy (Anniversary) Keenaghan

Deceased Healy & Owens Families