Ballycastle >Local News
11th April '18

                                                     An AED Defibrillator is located in Ballycastle Community Hall

                                                      In the event of a person collapsing and becoming unresponsive:

                                                      1. Call 999 (landline) or 112 (mobile)

                                                      2. Call local Defibrillator Responder on

                                                         A) 086-257-6771 or B) 086-257-6772

                                                      3. Start CPR immediately while awaiting responder and emergency     


Dark Skies at Céide

As part of the International Dark Sky Week there will be a free event in the Céide Fields at 7.30pm on Thursday April 19th. Dr. Frank Prendergast will give a fascinating insight into our prehistoric ancestors views of the skies in a talk titled: "A Tale of 3 Circles - Ceremonial Space and Dark Sky in Prehistoric Ireland." All are welcome.



No's drawn on 9th April were: 6. 12. 20. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €6,000. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Susan Tighe, Carrowmore

A. & F. Scott, Ballycastle

Seán Hopkins, Kilbride

Ciara & Saoirse Sweeney, Ballycastle

Seán Cavish, Ballycastle



The death occurred on Sunday last of Gabrielle Gribbin, (nee O'Hora), Ballymachugh, Ballycastle.

Sympathy is extended to her husband Des, sons Vincent and Michael, her brothers and sister, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.




Senior League Div 3: Ballycastle: 2 – 8; Ardagh: 1 – 6.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Des Langan (Jnr), winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€218).


New name ‘Needle Clickers'. Next meeting Tuesday 24th April at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Come along, bring a friend, click and chat over tea/coffee.



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 16th April at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Golf Society

Contact Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for more information.
Outing to Woodstock Golf Course, Ennis is on the weekend of the 22/23 June.

Contact Ray Finnerty for more information on 0863799515. 


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

Community Hall

Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Joe Nealon (Anniversary)

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Bridgie, Peter, Pat & Jim Walsh

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Martin, Margaret & Mary Madden

Friday: Wedding Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: John & Josie Noone (Anniversary), Michael & Bridgie McGarry

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maureen & Seán Desmond & Michael J. Tighe


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged