Ballycastle >Local News
16th January '19



The death occurred on Thursday 10th January of John Deane, Main Street , Ballycastle.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Cathy, mother Una, brothers David and Brian, sisters Sonia and Sarah, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday 21st January at 8.30p.m.



Congratulations to Phyllis Warde, Limerick , winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€195).


The draw for the New York trip will take place on 2nd February to coincide with the Club's annual Presentation night. Still plenty of time to enter.


Church gate collection

A Church gate collection, in aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust will take place on Saturday 26th and

Sunday 27th January. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a voluntary organisation which takes people with special needs to Lourdes every year at Easter. Each of the many groups which travel from Ireland consists of ten to twelve children and young adults with special needs. The groups are supported by a volunteer carer for each guest, a nurse and a priest, who fund all their own costs. The objective is two fold:

1. To give the parents/guardians a week of respite

2. To afford each guest an unforgettable holiday and the spiritual experience of this most special place.

Many thanks for your support in the past. Your generosity ensures that those among us with special needs have the opportunity of joining in this huge international celebration in Lourdes each Easter.


Tractor Run

West Coat Vintage Society are holding a memorial Tractor Run for Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney on Saturday 3rd February, starting at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle at 11.00a.m.

Refreshments afterwards in Healy's Pub. Raffle and Spot Prizes. All proceeds going to Cancer Care West.


Dates for your diary

Confirmation in Ballycastle on 7th April

First Communion in Ballycastle on 12th May


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. athletics training every Saturday morning at 10am, meet at the Community Hall, anyone from junior infants to adults can come out and join us to get fit in a fun and non-competitive environment.


Drama Society

A new drama society being established to include the surrounds of Downpatrick Head such as Ballycastle, Belderrig, Cooneal, Killala, Kilfian, Lacken, Moygownagh. Aspiring thespians or has-been actors please contact Thomas at or text/ph 0831607527.-


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Cycling Club

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

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.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for John Deane

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Pat, Molly & Julia Madden

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Margaret (Anniversary), Patrick & Gerry Killeen

Thursday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Anna (Anniversary) & Paddy Winters
Sunday 11.30a.m.: Frank, Margaret & Mary Ann Scanlon


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Susan Murphy



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Sam Kelly, Orla Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Emily Loftus, Cillian Scott