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12th December '18

Ballycastle Christmas Experience

On Saturday 15th December, Ballycastle gets into the festive spirit with their annual “Ballycastle Christmas Experience”, organised by BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation).

This celebration of the spirit of Christmas will be held in the stunning setting of ‘The Shambles'

from 5pm-7pm. This Christmas experience will feature Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto, and the elves busy at work in their workshop ahead of the big day. There will also be a living crib with real animals there on the evening with live music and other entertainment also being provided. It is the very best of festive season for all the family to enjoy.

This event is free, but any contribution to the Donation Box would be appreciated to help defray costs.


Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St. John's Church on Sunday 16th December at 7.00p.m. Tea/cake will be served in St. John's Hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome to come along.


Christmas Bingo

Monster Christmas Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday 19th Dec at 8.30p.m. with lots of spot prizes, raffle prizes and more. Jackpot €500 in 49 no's or less.


Lotto News

As Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve both fall on a Monday, Lotto draws for those 2 weeks will take place on Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th December.

No's drawn on 10th December were: 9. 12. 19. 22. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €9,500. Next draw in Katie Macs.

€100 winner: Mags Gallagher, Killala


Downpatrick Headers Drama Society

A new drama society being established to include the surrounds of Downpatrick Head such as Ballycastle, Belderrig, Cooneal, Killala, Kilfian, Lacken, Moygownagh. Aspiring thespians or has-been actors please contact Thomas at or text/ph 0831607527.-


Hopefully there will be enough interest to produce something in the not to distant future.



Congratulations to Edel Golden, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€262).


Please support the Ballycastle GAA new Club House draw - a trip for two to New York for the Mayo match to be won.


Christmas Quiz

Seaview Residents association will hold a Christmas Quiz in the Seaview Lounge on the 29th December

at 9pm.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Strandhill Golf Course on Friday 28 December.

1st tee booked for 10am. Contact Ray Finnerty for more info through what's app. 


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Cycling Club

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

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.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Paul Doherty & Deceased Family Members

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Peter & Mary Sweeney, Cappagh

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Tony & Mary McAndrew

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Michael McDermott (Anniversary)

Friday 7.00p.m.: Kate & Michael Walsh (Anniversaries)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Alan Doores (Anniversary)
Sunday 11.30a.m.: Deceased Meyler, Heffernan & Collins Families


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Maura Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Lorna Loftus, Michaela Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Niamh Fox, John Healy