Ballycastle >Local News
11th November '15

                                                      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                                                              service.

Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will once again take place in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 28th November from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. and Sunday 29th November from 10.00a.m. – 4.00p.m. with a variety of Crafts, Christmas flowers, cards, decorations and stocking fillers and lots more. Admission free and all welcome.

Tables cost €15 for one day or €25 for 2 days. Contact 086 3787551 or 086 8492070.

Raffle for Hamper and other prizes will take place on Sunday 29th . Tickets at €2 per line now on sale in local businesses and will also be on sale during the Fair. Also, guess the weight of the Christmas cake correctly and win it!!

Golf Society

Results from outing to Carne Golf Club:

1st : Pat Kenny 33pts last 6 back 9

2nd : Oliver 33pts

3rd : Eddie Keigher 29pts back 9

4th : Michael Jones 29pts

Nearest the pin: Jerry Collins

Longest drive: Tony Robinson

Visitors prize: Jim Kenny 35pts

Next outing is to Enniscrone flat 9 on Saturday 21st November '15.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am. 

Membership will be collected on the day. New members and visitors welcome. 

For more information contact David Alexander on 0877965080.


Cookery Demonstration

Once again St.Patrick's College, Lacken Cross will host a cookery Demonstration evening with TV3 Chef Adrian Martin with Christmas markets and Food Fair. Everything from craft butchers to yummy bakers, beauty/hair to craft makers, local suppliers with all their flare, all you will need for this festive year and a few surprises. It promises to be a fantastic night so get in the Christmas spirit on December 1st. Tickets €15 are available from Centra, Killala, McNamees Shop,  Killala/Lacken/Ballycastle Post Offices, Lacken Cross school or contact Máirtín Flannery 0863225128.



50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Anne Madden, Sea Road who won €307.


Lotto Jackpot now €12,500

No's drawn on 9th November were: 13. 16. 18. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Next Draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

John & Kathleen Healy, Behy

Martina Doherty, Annaghmore

Mary Cooke, Behy

Miriam Walsh, Doonfeeney

Orla Madden, The Glen

Tickets can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs and Craft Shop.



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



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.


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.


Irish Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m.

Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street stocking goods by local craftworkers e.g. knitwear, crochet, handmade cards, wooden bowls, cushions, cot quilts, etc.

Ballycastle souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's Crosses, Mayo Crystal and a range of other items.


Other Facilities available :

Tourist Information, Photocopying, Laminating, Typing.


Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (closed for lunch 1 – 2.00p.m.)

Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years

Basketball for ages 10 – 14 from 6.30 – 7.30p.m.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Patrick (Anniversary) & Margaret Killeen

Tuesday: Dan, Catherine & Joe Tighe

Wednesday: Martin & John Healy & Deceased Members of the Healy Family

Thursday: Peter & John Sweeney

Friday 7.30p.m.: Deceased Members of the Gilmartin, Dooher & Cawley Families

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: John & Margaret Healy, Thomas & Bridget McDonnell & Deceased Family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Frank Finnerty


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Finn McDermott Cox, Josh Murphy

Sunday: Ashling McDonnell, Mia Tighe


Adoration: (Tuesday)

10.30a.m.: Anne & P. J. Madden

11.00a.m.: Bernie Chambers, Mauretti Bn Uí Fhlatharta