Ballycastle >Local News
11th March '09


Grand Draw

Only days left to purchase tickets for the Grand Draw, for a Car and other prizes, which is being organised by Ballycastle Hall Committee. Draw will take place on Sunday 22nd March in Ballycastle Hall.

First prize is a VW Polo (5 door Comfort Line) Car.  Second prize: 2000euro;   3rd : 1,000euro;              4th : 500 euro;   5th : 2 Tickets to Man. Utd. Match, plus numerous other prizes. Tickets (limited to 1,000) cost 60euro each.

Anyone interested in buying a ticket can contact any of the following: Seán Callaghan (096-43265), Tony D'Arcy (096-43222), Frankie Scanlon, Fr. Seán Killeen and Anthony O'Donnell or e-mail . Tickets are also on sale in local businesses.



James Kilbane presents his Country, Irish and Gospel Concert in Ballycastle Community Hall on Sunday 22nd March at 8.00p.m. Local Artists also taking part. Tickets are for sale in local businesses, Hotshot records, Ballina and in some businesses in Killala, Moygownagh, Lacken, Crossmolina and Belmullet. (Grand Draw for Car and other prizes will take place on the night).


Congratulations to the Coultry girls (Caitlín, Áine, Niamh & Shona), Belderrig who are through to the County Final of Senior Scór which will take place in Breaffy on Saturday 21st March.


Ballycastle defeated Crossmolina on Sunday last with a final score of:

Ballycastle: 2 – 9; Crossmolina: 1 - 9

Ballycastle Team: Martin Flannery, Patrick McNulty, Darren Madden (0-1), John Carey, Shane McHale, Gerard Nealon, J.P. Guiheen, Daniel Forde, Shane Breslin, Declan Caulfield, Michael Jackson, Martin Gardiner, Patrick Tighe (1-3), Mark Gaughan, Michéal Forde (1-3).

Subs: Dermot Kelly (0-2), Joe Tighe


Ballycastle play Cill Chomain on Sunday next at 2.00p.m. in Glenamoy.


G.A.A. Club Membership is now due and can be paid to Aidan Tighe (Treasurer) , Martin Hefferon (Chairman) , Declan Caulfield (Secretary) or any club officer. Single Membership: 25euro; Students or underage: 10euro; Family membership: 40euro.


Banquet Dinner

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael are holding a Banquet Dinner, Dance and Concert to launch the publication of their booklet commemorating 40 years of Scór, in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Friday 27th March at 8.00p.m. Tickets 30euro. Contact Aidan Tighe at 096-43056.



No's drawn on Saturday 7th March '09 were: 5. 9. 10. 23. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 14,800euro. Next draw will take place in McNamees.

Five envelopes drawn:

Kathleen McDonnell, Carrowniskey

Padraic Winters, Ballycastle

John Kenny, Ballycastle

Patrick Conmy, Ballycastle

The Twisters, c/o Lavelles


Daffodil Day

Annual Daffodil Day, in aid of Hospice, takes place on Friday 20th March.


Women's Group

Women's Group meeting on Tuesday 24th March from 8.00p.m. – 9.00p.m. Everybody welcome (male or female) especially anybody with an interest in furthering the development of crafts in the area. Your ideas and thoughts would be very welcome.



Sean Nós dancing for beginners, with Paddy Lavin, commencing on Thursday 19th March from 9.00p.m. – 10.00p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall. All welcome.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Tony Geraghty & Deceased Family

Tuesday: Tom Doherty (Carrowcur) Anniversary

Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Willie Donnelly (Anniversary)

Thursday: Jack & Mai Tuohill & Michael

Friday 8.00p.m. : People of the Parish

Saturday 12.00noon: Kevin Earley (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil: Paddy Hefferon & Deceased Family

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Paddy Delaney (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Paddy Kelly



Saturday Vigil: Mary Kenny

Sunday: Nuala Delaney


Adoration: (Tuesday)

7.00p.m. : Cauleen Barrett, Peggy Burke

7.30p.m. : Anne Carey, Bridget Langan

8.00p.m. : Margaret Walsh, Mary Timlin


Community Care:

Cook : Rose Langan

Driver: Clare Langan