Ballycastle >Local News
13th August '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

Ballycastle/Belderrig Festival

We, the committee of the Ballycastle/Belderrig Events would like to sincerely thank all the people who helped out and those who attended the events at the Festival. Also, a big thank you to all our sponsors, without their support the festival would not exist. Go raibh míle míle maith agat, a chairde.


Festival Prizewinners

Bronzeman Snr:

Women: Cathy Burke

Men: Peter Kelliher

Bronzeman Junior : Ciarán McDonnell

Tug of War: Men: Maggie's Boys; Women: Michael's Hero's

Mr & Mrs: Kevin & Maura Healy

Soap Car Race: Patrick Tomas, Daniel Healy

Clothes Line Challenge: Rosaleen Flannery

Potato Picking: Junior: James Stoling ; Senior: Tommy Garvin
Golf Challenge:

1st : Alan Martin

2nd : Frances Kelly

3rd : Dermot Kelly

Longest Puck: Michael Kelly, Seamus O'Connor

Best Dressed Window : O'Grady's


Go Wild at Céide

For National Heritage Week, Céide Fields are having a “Wild Day” on Sunday August 24th . Meet real birds of prey and wild animals up close with Merlin Wildlife from 11am to 5pm. Plus other activities and competitions for all the family. Come dressed in Stone Age costume – prizes for the best entrants. All free of charge.


W.G. Meeting

Women's Group meeting on Monday 18th at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club recommences in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesday 19th August at 11.30a.m.



We are now taking orders for the All-Ireland semi-final Mayo v Kerry from club members only. Orders to be placed no later then 1.00p.m. on Sunday 17th August. Contact Joe Gardiner on 0868453067.


Last date for Club Membership is Wednesday 20th August at 12pm. Only Club Members are eligible to order tickets from the Club after this date. (Ordering a Ticket is not a guarantee you will receive one)


Occ.First Aid Autumn 2014

Occ. First Aid Fetac Level 5, commencing from late August/ early Sept 2014, also Paediatric First Aid Training . Manual Handling, CPR/AED Heartsaver - full and refresher training also available to interested persons/GAA Junior and Senior Clubs. Contact Michael on 087 4185892, 096-32618 , for details.


Multi Media Production Course

FETAC 5 Multimedia Production course in association with Solas and MSLETB starts September 8th at Áras Inis Gluaire. This is a one year full time course with a training allowance available to suitable candidates. Training includes Web Design, Graphic Design, Communications, Media and also a valuable work experience placement. Information morning at Áras Inis Gluaire from 10am August 27th. Enrol Now! For more information or to book your place contact Ian at 097- 81079 or Edel on 087-9545420 or email



No's drawn on 9th August were: 5. 9. 11. 22. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €6,000.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Paul Dowling, Glen Road

Amigo, Peggy & Peter, Seaview Place

Josie Irwin, Moygownagh

Gerard McDonnell, Seaview

Padraig & Brian McCann, Belderrig


Golf Society

Next outing is to Claremorris Golf Club on Saturday 30/08/2014

1st tee is at 10.30am. Please be there for 10am.

For more information contact Michael Winters on 0872290145.

Visitors and new members welcome.


Art Exhibition

Women's Art Group Annual Art Exhibition remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle.

Join us on Facebook (Ballycastle Art Group)


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.


Music Classes

Music classes on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm.

For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.


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, 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.)



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

Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Ladies Basketball at 8.00p.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


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: Michael Gilboy

Tuesday 10.00a.m .: Patricia Conmy (Anniversary) Patrick Conmy & Deceased Family

Tuesday 7.30p.m. : John Newton, Southwell

Wednesday: Michael Walker

Thursday 8.15p.m.: (Feast of the Assumption) Helen Tighe & Deceased Family

Friday 11.30a.m.: Jim McLean

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Michael Thomas & Michael Edward Tomas

Sunday 11.30a..m.: Private Intention


Eucharist Ministers:

Thursday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Friday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Thursday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Friday 11.30a.m.: Mary Hefferon

Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Gerry Healy, Finn McDermott Cox, Erin Flannery

Sunday : Tara Earley, Leah Munnelly, Eoin McDonnell


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Mary Bryce, Eileen Tighe

7.00p.m.: Breege Doherty, Phil Healy