Ballycastle >Local News
14th April '10

                                                      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                                                            services.


Church Bell

The Bell on St. Brigid's Church, Ballycastle, which was fitted when the Church was built in 1932, was taken down recently, all unsafe elements were refitted and the bell was replaced on 7th April.




No's drawn on Saturday 10th April were: 9. 18. 21. 22. No Jackpot winner. Next Saturday's Jackpot €1,400. Draw will be held in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

James Gaughan, Glenedagh

Sheila Clarke, Clydagh

Niamh Grier, Muingelly

Kevin McDonnell, Doonfeeney

Madeline McGuire, Ballycastle


‘Kiddies Korner'

“Kiddies Korner' Playschool, Ballycastle are holding an information evening on Wednesday 21st April at 8.30p.m. in ‘Kiddies Korner'. Anyone interested in sending their child to ‘Kiddies Korner' in September '10 please attend.


A.G.M. will be held on Wednesday 28th April at 8.30p.m. in ‘Kiddies Korner'. All welcome.


Golf Society

Next Outing Saturday April 24th in Ballinrobe anyone interested please contact

Eddie Keigher 086-3618595 or Vincent Tomas 087-7719359.

A Parent and child (8+) competition may be held in the next few weeks, if
there is anyone interested in this, could they please contact Eddie Keigher.


Community Care

Lacken Community Care annual outing will take place on Monday 24th May to Kildare/Dublin. Details as follows:

Monday 24th May to Kildare – Japanese Gardens , National Stud, Icon Museum at Newbridge Silverware.

Tuesday 25th May: Shopping, Dáil lunch & Tour.

Price is €115 pps; single room €135. This includes transport, hotel B & B, evening meal, entertainment, lunch in Dáil, tea/scones on journey up and admission to Japanese Gardens .

As places are limited, deposit of €55 to be paid in Lacken Post Office or at High Noon by April 26th . Balance by May 10th . All are welcome.


Water Safety

Water Safety Classes will commence on 5th July and 19th July 2010 . Contact Anne Healy at 096-43180.




County Senior League Div 1D:

Ballycastle v Ballina B on Saturday 17th April in Ballycastle at 6.30p.m.

League Final

The League Final between Cork and Mayo is to be all ticket. Adult €25, Juvenile €5 and OAP/Student €15. Tickets may be ordered from the club with orders no later than Monday 19th April.

G.A.A. Club Membership

Any new members should email the club at: to obtain a membership form which, when completed, can be posted to Declan Caulfield, Belderrig. Thank You.

Membership will be collected by club officers in the coming month. Family membership €40; Adult €25; Youth €10; OAP €10; Student €10. All membership is due by April 30 th .


Calling all exiles

Anybody who is living away from home, whether its Dublin , London or further afield should consider the Bank Holiday in June as a weekend for returning home. Baile an Chaisil are playing in the All-Ireland Gaeltacht tournament on the weekend of 4th-7th June, in Belmullet. The team is due to play their quarter-final on the Saturday against Belmullet so the lads need as much support as possible. Having contested the finals last year in Rosmuc, you can be assured of a brilliant weekend of football and craic agus gaeilge with over 10,000 people descending on the Erris town.


County Draw Tickets

The €100 County Draw tickets are available from club officers. The first draw takes place in April. There are excellent prizes of 2 cars, cash prizes of €5000 as well as numerous smaller cash prizes. Please support as the club must sell 45 of these tickets for the County Board . The €4500 must be paid to the County Board even if the tickets are not sold. Again we thank all members for their generous support of the club throughout the year.

G.A.A. Website


Baile an Chaisil GAA website is up and running and can be viewed at

Any information or photos would be very much appreciated. All photos and clippings will be returned. Contact Declan Caulfield (087 2515292) or email: or Mairtin Flannery (086 3225128), email: .  


West Coast Vintage Society

Annual Field Day will be held on Sunday 23rd May from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. in Ballycastle with Vintage Motor Bikes, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Cars, Vintage Lorries, Dog Show, Blacksmith, Working Tractors Exhibit, Wood Turning, Amusements, Crafts Display, Trade Stands, Spinning, Butter Making, Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Old Style Threshing and Model Steam Engines. All Exhibits must be insured.

Music by The Duets.

Enquiries to Aishling Ruddy at 087-9915434 or Mary Jackson at 096-43888.


Community Hall

Monday: Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Indoor Soccer: teenagers 7.00p.m.-8.00p.m. ; adults 8.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Wednesday: Basketball (Sec. Sch. Students 8.00 – 9.00p.m. , Adult Ladies 9.00 – 10.00p.m. )

Thursday: Basketball (Juniors)

Friday : Ladies indoor soccer at 8.00p.m.


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


Church Gate Collection

Church Gate Collection this coming weekend 17th /18th April in aid of Disabled Drivers Association.

Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Antonia Langan

Tuesday: Michael Joe Tighe (Anniversary)

Wednesday: Sheila Healy & Deceased Family (Castletown)

Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Mike Gilligan

Thursday: John & Katie Caulfield & John

Friday: P. A. McDonnell

Saturday 8.15p.m. : Eddie Gilmartin (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Tom & Marjorie Doores


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Paddy Kelly

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: TBA



7.00p.m. : Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

7.30p.m. : Miriam Burke, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m. : Gabrielle & Des Gribbin

8.30p.m. : Anne & P.J. Madden



Saturday Vigil: Alanna Hefferon, Róisín Hefferon

Sunday: Aideen Grier, Shane Grier


Community Care:

Cook: Madeline Gaughan

Driver: Collette Hyland