Ballycastle >Local News
16th January '13

                                                      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


No's drawn on 12th January were: 5. 12. 28. 29. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €3,800. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Eoghan McNulty, Ballina

Michael Burke, Killeen

The Duo, Ballycastle

Ciarán McDonnell, Carrowniskey

Vincent Tomas, Killena


As part of Ballycastle GAA development plan we are updating our members list. Could all members and future members email us their name, address, phone no, date of birth and email address as we hope to be able to email a quarterly newsletter to our members. Email: . Thank you for your continued support.


Creative Writing

Ballycastle Creative Writing Course will be commencing shortly, facilitated by John Corless. Further details later. For information, ring Kathleen at 086-4429085.



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of Tommy Mangan, Oregan , USA and Ballinglen and Noreen McHale, Binghamstown ( sister-in-law of Eileen McHale, Belderrig) who died recently.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballyhaunis Golf Club on 26/1/2013 

Anyone interested in away trip to Hudson Bay on June 28/29 th please gave names at next outing. Deposits being taken. Contact Dominic 0876950976 or Michael 0872290145.


National Lottery

McNamees, are now agents for the National Lottery. Also their new shop times are 8.00am – 8.00pm. McNamees would like to wish their customers a happy New Year.


Set Dancing

Set dancing classes start on Wednesday 16th January from 9pm - 11pm in St John's Hall. A new beginners class from 8pm - 9pm. All are welcome 


Music classes

Music classes resume in St Johns Hall on Saturday 19th January from 11am -12.30pm - tin whistle, keyboard, banjo, accordians etc 


Zumba Class

Zumba Fitness began in the Community Hall on Tuesday 15 th January from 8.00p.m. – 8.45p.m. 6 weeks course €50. No booking needed, you can just turn up on the night. For further information, contact Susy at 087-3580293.



Basketball on Thursdays in the Community Hall 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.


Irish Dancing Fun

Irish Dancing classes continue every Monday and Thursday, in St John's Hall, Ballycastle from 5pm till 6.30pm. New members are always welcome.  Children can start from age 3 up.


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group's Annual Art Exhibition ‘Faces and Places' will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Art Gallery , Ballycastle.




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


Outdoor Gym

The new outdoor fitness gym in Suífinn Way Estate is open to anybody over the age of 50. The equipment is clearly marked with instructions on how to use each individual piece.

For further information contact Suífinn Way Centre:

Phone No: 096-43848




Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.


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.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street .

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (closed for lunch 1 – 2.00p.m.)


Community Hall


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

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.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: No Mass

Tuesday 8.00p.m.: Tom, Padraic & Tom Doherty

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Deceased Busby & O'Hora Families

Thursday 10.30a.m.: John Scott & Deceased Family

Friday 8.00p.m.: Deceased Langan & Jordan Families

Saturday 12.00noon: Una Purcell

Saturday 1.00pm: Seamus McDonnell (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Pat & Tessie Maughan & Margaret Fahy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Frank, Margaret & Mary Ann Scanlon


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Liam Óg Barrett, Maria Maughan

Sunday : Conor Tomas, Carrie Stadlet



7.00p.m.: Marcella O'Grady, Breege Doherty

7.30p.m.: Mary Bryce, Eileen Tighe