Ballycastle >Local News
14th February '18

                                                     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     



No's drawn on 12th February were: 11. 15. 19. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,200. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Martin McAndrew, Main Street

Martin McGuire, Ballyknock

Katharina & Matthew Coyne, Killala

Caroline Tighe, Carrowmore

Healy Family, Behy



The death occurred on Friday 9th February of Kathleen McDonnell (nee Tighe) Carrowniskey, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to her husband Patrick, daughter Anne Marie, son-in-law Derek, grandchildren Sarah and Jake, sisters Evelyn and Mairéad, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 19th February at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300 and €100 for house on last game.



Congratulations to Fr. Conlon, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€216).


Ballycastle GAA Club membership and Chairde Baile an Chaisil is now due for 2018. Closing date for both is the 31st March and will not be accepted after this date.

Thank you for your continued support. 


‘Lip Stink the Rivals'

A big thank you to everyone who helped us with the ‘Lip Stink the Rivals' last week. A great night was had by all and we appreciate your support. Congratulations to Walter Lynch who won it and Máirtin, Noel and Martin who came second. 


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

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


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for Kathleen McDonnell

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Joe & Maura Munnelly (Anniversaries)

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Ash Wednesday. Mary Munnelly (Anniversary)

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Friday 7.00p.m.: Michael Early & Deceased Family Members

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mary, John, Sarah, Bea & Seán Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary (Anniversary) & Michael T. Walsh


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Ash Wednesday: Nuala Delaney

Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: M. Tighe, S. Kelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. Carden, R. O'Donnell