Ballycastle >Local News
18th April '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     


Dark Skies at Céide

As part of the International Dark Sky Week there will be a free event in the Céide Fields at 7.30pm on Thursday April 19th. Dr. Frank Prendergast will give a fascinating insight into our prehistoric ancestors views of the skies in a talk titled: "A Tale of 3 Circles - Ceremonial Space and Dark Sky in Prehistoric Ireland." All are welcome.



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Caitlín Coultry, Belderrig and Edward Grimes who were married in Belmullet Church on Friday 13th April.



No's drawn on 16th April were: 2. 9. 14. 20. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €6,100. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Anona O'Connor, Sea Road

Attie McNulty, Seaview

Rita & Eddie, c/o Healys

Eddie & Phil, c/o Healys

P. Kneafsey, Ballymachugh



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Kathleen Gough, Fairfield, Crossmolina who died recently (Mother of Martina Maughan, Cappagh ).

May she rest in peace.



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Eddie Scott & Martin McAndrew, winners of last week's 50/50 Draw (€180).


Yoga class starting in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle on Thursday 19th from 7.30p.m. – 8.45p.m. Contact Bernie on 087 2511726 for information or to book a place.



New name ‘Needle Clickers'. Next meeting Tuesday 24th April at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Come along, bring a friend, click and chat over tea/coffee.



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 23rd April at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Golf Society

Contact Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for more information.
Outing to Woodstock Golf Course, Ennis is on the weekend of the 22/23 June.

Contact Ray Finnerty for more information on 0863799515. 


Craft Shop

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


Athletic Club

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

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


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: John, Bridget & Paddy Gardiner & Michael Farrell

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Thomas Murphy, Doonadoba (Anniversary)

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Tom (Anniversary), Marjorie & Alan Doores

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 10.00a.m.: Mary Geraldine McHale (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Eamon Maughan (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Pierce Hegarty (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Áine O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Emily Loftus, Nathan Doherty

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michaela Scott, Lorcan Doherty