Ballycastle >Local News
18th February '15

                                                      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.

Dinner Dance

West Coast Vintage Society Buffet Style Dinner Dance in Hotel Ballina on Saturday 28th February. Dinner at 8.30p.m. sharp. Music by Pete & Seán. Admission €15.

For tickets. Ring Gillian 087 6527443 or Alastair 087 2111211.



Award winning Ballycastle & District Voluntary Housing Association held their AGM on 16th February. The Following officers were elected:

Chairman: Frank McNamee

Treasurers: Fr. Michael Harrison & Dr. Declan Clinton

Company Secretary: Nuala Delaney Whelan

PROS: Cauleen Barrett & Florrie McBrien

Vice Chair: Dr. Declan Clinton


The company were recently granted planning permission to extend their premises. It is hoped to build a new kitchen and dining room on to the existing building. Dinners are now being offered three days a week.

The exercise club are beginning a six week aqua aerobic programme on Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Hotel Ballina beginning Wednesday 18th February and are really looking forward to this new adventure. If you are interested in joining us for this class or any other programme offered, please contact us on 096-43848 or by email to



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mrs Bridie Kearney (nee Lowther, Carrowcullen, Ballycastle and formerly of Rathglass, Knockanilaun, Ballina who died yesterday (Mother of Noel Kearney, Carrowcullen).

Reposing at her residence on Thursday from 4.00p.m. – 9.00p.m. Removal on Friday for Mass at 12.00noon in Lacken Church with burial afterwards in Rathfran Cemetery .



No's drawn on 14th February were: 2. 9. 24. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €8,700. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Tony & Mary D'Arcy, Main Street

Leise Madden, Sea Road

John O'Donnell, Ballinglen

Eileen Kearney, Carrowcullen

Ann Callaghan, Main Street


Golf Society

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on 28/2/15.

1st tee is for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

For more information contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204.


Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k & 6k road race, walk & fun run on Saturday 27th June 2015.



Children's Basketball on Tuesdays at 5.30 – 6.30p.m. for 8 – 10yrs and from 6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 11 – 14.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m. on Tuesdays.

Men & Ladies basketball on Thursdays at 8.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Juvenile training every Friday in the Hall at 7pm.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street stocking goods by local craftworkers e.g. knitwear, crochet, handmade cards, wooden bowls, cushions, cot quilts, etc.

Ballycastle souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses, Mayo Crystal and a range of other items.


Other Facilities available :

Tourist Information, Photocopying, Laminating, 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.

Tuesday: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: Elaine Madden

Monday 6.30p.m.: Kitty Healy & Jack Hunt

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday 7.30p.m.: Ash Wednesday. Mary Walsh (Anniversary) & Michael T. Walsh

Thursday:  N/A

Friday 10.00a.m.: Deceased Mangan Family Members (Killerduff)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Mary & John Carey, Sarah, Bea, Seán & Deceased family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael McHale and Deceased Family Members


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Robert Tighe, Rebecca Maguire

Sunday : Lauren Healy, Leah Munnelly


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration this week