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  9th August '23

Barn Dance

Barn Dance 2023 in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 14th October at 8pm.

Live Music with The Paul Kelly Band and Sweeney Macs. Details of ticket sales will be announced soon.



An online raffle has been set up, by locals Cora and Jacinta, in aid of Inis Aoibhinn, part of Cancer Care West. Inis Aoibhinn provides professional community-based practical and emotional support services, to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis across the west and northwest of Ireland . All services are provided free of charge to patients and family members for as long as needed.

Raffle is live from now until September 2nd and results will be announced live at a coffee morning in Ballycastle Community Hall on Sunday September 3rd around 2pm. Amazing prizes on offer and it hoped to raise as much money as possible for this great charity.

You can donate at https//


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Michael Tomas, last weekend's winner (€500).

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

Cemetery Masses

Doonfeeney Cemetery : Friday 11th August at 7.00pm

Belderrig Cemetery : Sunday 13th August at 2pm

Kilbride Cemetery : Friday 25th August at 7.00pm

Ballinglen Exhibitions

Nadia Tamerji “Insides Out” will run until 1st September in the Balinglen Gallery.


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

Artists include Diana Copperwhite, Gary Coyle, Joe Dunne, Martin Gale,

Richard Gorman, James Hanley, Pat Harris, Eithne Jordan, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Maeve McCarthy, Colin Martin, Mick O'Dea, Una Sealy, Dorothy Smith,

Amelia Stein, Donald Teskey, Charles Tyrrell.


Céide Coast Half Marathon

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


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.


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 12.00noon:

Private Intention

Friday 11.00a.m:

Maura Dowd (Month's Mind) and burial of ashes


Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m.:

Vincent Donoghue (1st Anniversary)

Fr. Brian Conlon (1st Anniversary)


Sunday 11.30a.m.:

People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Mary Carden



Saturday Vigil: Maura Fox

Sunday: Margaret Burke




Sunday 2.00p.m.: Mass in Belderrig Cemetery (Weather permitting)

Maureen Barrett

Mary & Pat Nallen

Kathleen Cleary

Paddy McHale

Aggie & Mick O'Boyle and Deceased Family Members

All the Faithful departed