Ballycastle >Local News
13th May '09



Congratulations to Aileen Tighe, Shanaghy, Ballycastle and Ryan McGee, Donegal who were married in St. Brigid's Church. Ballycastle on Saturday 2nd May.


First Holy Communion

Best Wishes to the following children who received their First Holy Communion on Sunday last:

Liam Óg Barrett, Gráinne Flannery, Katelyn Healy, Phelim Healy, Shauna Healy,

Maria Maughan, Shane Maughan, Carrie Stadler, Michael Tighe, Conor Tomas.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of P. J. Horan who has died in England (brother of Kathleen Donnelly, Dominic Street).



No's drawn on Saturday 9th May '09 were: 7. 18. 22. 23. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 15,700euro. Next draw will take place in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

Eva Hunt, Seaview, Ballycastle

Daniel Healy, Seaview, Ballycastle

Maura & Tricia Forde, Rathlacken

Frank McKernan, Bundoran

Frankie Bonner, Ballycastle


West Coast Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society Annual Field Day will take place in the Church Grounds, Ballycastle on Sunday 24th May from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. featuring:

Flower Festival in St. John's Church, Vintage Motor Bikes, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Cars, Vintage Lorries, Retro Cars, Modern Motorcycles, Dog Show, Blacksmith, Working Tractors Exhibit, Wood Turning, Amusements, Crafts Display, Trade Stands, Spinning, Butter Making, Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Old Style Threshing, Model Steam Engines, Basket Weaving, Sean Nós Dancing and Lovely Ladies Competition. Entertainment by “Seamus Moore” – the JCB Man.


Enquiries to: Mary Jackson 096-43888, Aishling Ruddy 087-9915434 or e-mail




Welcome Inn Senior League: Claremorris B v Ballycastle on Saturday 16th at 7.00p.m.

U-14: Naomh Padraig v Charlestown on Thursday 14th at 7.00p.m.

U-12: Naomh Padraig v Moy Davitts on Monday 18th at 7.00p.m.


County Board Draw

Deadline to purchase a €100 ticket for six draws, is Friday 15th May . Contact Tony D'Arcy P.R.O., Martin Heffernan, Declan Caulfield or Aidan Tighe. All ticket buyers are guaranteed first preference to purchase an All-Ireland ticket if Mayo are in the Final in September.


Table Quiz

St. Brigid's Ladies GAA are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in the Tower Bar, Killala

on Friday 22nd May at 9.30p.m.


Community Hall

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Art Classes

Art Classes, with Sue, continue on Monday nights at 7.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Beginners and all welcome. New pictures on display in Art Gallery in the Resource Centre. All welcome to come in and browse.



Women's Group meeting on Tuesday 19th at 8.30p.m. in the Resource Centre.


West Coast Vintage Society meeting on Tuesday 19th May at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company meeting on Wednesday 20th at 9.00p.m. in the Resource


'Kiddies Korner'

‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool are now taking enrolments for September 2009. Please call into Playschool or phone 096-43407.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Michael & Ann Grier & Deceased Family (Muingelly)

Tuesday: Michael Joe Tighe & Seán Desmind & Deceased Family

Wednesday: P. A. McDonnell

Thursday: Gerry Healy (Anniversary) & Emma

Friday 8.00p.m. : Kevin Earley

Saturday Vigil: Patrick McGuire (Anniversary) & Maura

Sunday 3.00p.m . : Confirmation Mass (No 11.30a.m. Mass)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Mary Kenny

Sunday: Pauline Busby



Saturday Vigil: Kevin Healy, Karen Healy

Sunday: Emma Maughan, Jodie Kelly, Eoin Keigher, Patrick Gaughan



7.00p.m. : Bernie Chambers, Mauretti Bn. Uí Fhlatharta

7.30p.m. : Breda McNulty, Peggy Flannery

8.00p.m. : Bridie Farrell, Miriam Burke

8.30p.m. : Susan Tighe, Peggy Tighe


Community Care:

Cook : Breda O'Toole

Driver: Tony D'Arcy