Ballycastle >Local News
12th March '14

                                                      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


Fun Pub Quiz and Fancy Dress Party, in aid of Kiddies Korner, on Friday 14th March in Healys.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ballycastle on Monday 17th March after 11.30a.m. Mass. Anyone interested in entering a float, contact Collette on 086 8477845.



Sympathy is extended to the brothers, sisters, relatives and friends of William Gardiner, Knockaun, Ballycastle who died last week.

Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Johnny Murphy, London who died last week (Nephew of Anne Tighe, Ballymachue).

May they rest in peace.


Golf Society

Results from outing to Enniscrone Golf Club:

1st :  Noel Maughan  35pts

2nd : Oliver Clarke back nine 34pts

3rd : Enda Rooney   34 pts

Enniscrone donkeys:  Andrew Hartley and Michael Winters (voted by members)

Next outing is to Rosses Point 9 hole 29/3/2014 

1st tee is at 10.30am. Be there for 10am.

Visitors and new members welcome. 

For information on Outing contact Michael Winters on 0872290145

or Oliver Clarke on 0860579204. 

Outing to Connamarra Golf Course  on weekend of 20/21 June.

Anyone interested contact Oliver Clarke (need to finalize numbers).


Charity Cycle

In aid of The Irish Kidney Association, Charity Cycle takes place on Saturday 29th March 2014 starting at Katie Macs, Ballycastle.
Start Time: 11am
Cost: €20.00
Rules: Helmets must be worn at all times. All participants must register before
taking part in the event and sign a disclaimer. Rules of the road must be adhered to at all times. Please follow all directions from marshals.
Route: 85 km
Registration on the day from 10:30a.m. at Katie Macs.
Contact: 0863828713 or 0863225128 or view the event on

Refreshments provided after the event in Katie Macs.
Presentation of cheque later that night in Katie Macs where food and music will be provided. Please support. If anyone would like to help out on the day please contact the numbers provided.



No's drawn on 8th March were: 3. 5. 16. 30. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €3,800. Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Chrissie Tighe, Shanaghy

Ann McDonnell, Seaview

V. McGuinness, Suífinn Way

Frankie Bonner, Ballycastle

Fr. Michael Harrison, Ballycastle



G.A.A. Club membership is now due.

Prices are as €50, single €30, OAP and student €10.

Over 55's Club

Over 55's Keep Fit continues in Suífinn Way Centre every Tuesday at 11.30a.m. Outside fitness equipment available to all adults in Suífinn Way Centre.


Music Classes

Music classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm. For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.

Set Dancing Classes

Set Dancing Classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Wednesdays from 9pm-11pm. All welcome.


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more.

Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Weekly Newsletter compiled by Maeve Dunne 12/3/14


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (except Tuesday – Mass at 7.30p.m.)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Pat Gilroy

Tuesday : Aggie Doherty & Deceased Family

Wednesday 7.30p.m.: Mary Kate Munnelly

Thursday 7.30p.m.: Kevin Healy

Friday 12.00noon : Funeral Mass Johnny Murphy

Friday 8.00p.m.: Mary Munnelly (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Michael McDonnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Peter Burke (Anniversary)

Sunday 7.00p.m.: St. Patrick's Day Vigil. Willie Donnelly & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Finn McDermott Cox, Lauren Healy

Sunday : Caoimhe Tomas, Adam Clinton



6.30p.m.: Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell

7.00p.m.: Philomena Hunt, Anne Healy