Ballycastle >Local News
18th January '12

                                                      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 Saturday 14th January were: 2. 4. 13. 14. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €8,800. Next draw in Polkes.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Barbara Kelly, Carrowcubic

Annie M. McCann, Belderrig

Alan Dunne, Ballycastle

Paul Doherty, Ballymachugh

Peggy Flannery, Seaview


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Anyone with ideas on floats, or how to enhance the St. Patrick's Day Parade contact Tommy Burke on 096 43245.


Station Mass

Station Mass in Anne & J. P. O'Donnells, Ballyglass on Friday 20th January at 7.00p.m.


Christmas Crib

All proceeds from the Christmas Crib will be contributed to St. Vincent de Paul and Mayo/Roscommon Hospice.


Mayo VEC


Mayo VEC wishes to run evening or part-time courses in St. Patrick's College, Ballycastle. They would appreciate any ideas or possible courses that you the people of Ballycastle and surrounding areas would like to see up and running.

Please forward all possible ideas either by email to or post or drop into the Resource Centre, Ballycastle with Att: Michael Rowland, RSS Supervisor.

It is important that we can present ideas to the VEC and this is an important opportunity for the area.


Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday nights at 8.30p.m.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Next Outing is to Mulranny on 28th January '12.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Padraig Winters on 086 3203736


Exercise Club

Exercise Club every Tuesday in Suífinn Centre at 11.00a.m. followed by a game of Boccia.



Artworks are constantly on display in the Art Gallery upstairs in the Resource Centre, so please drop in to the Gallery when visiting Ballycastle.

Ballycastle art can be viewed at



Ballycastle Book Club

Meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. For further details contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Community Care

Meals for elderly and anyone that would like to avail of this service continues on Monday and Friday each week from 12.00 – 1.30p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre.


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.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies football at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer (Over 18's) at 8.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday: Bernie, Brian & Jim Duggan

Wednesday: Margaret & Patrick Killeen

Thursday: Joe Tighe (Anniversary)

Friday: Eddie & Johnny Gilmartin & Deceased Family

Saturday 10.00a.m.: Francie Healy

Saturday Vigil.: Pat & Tessie Maughan & Margaret Fahy

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


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Michael A.O'Connor

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Róisín Hefferon, Shane Maughan

Sunday : Anna Healy, Carrie Stadler



7.00p.m.: Breege Doherty, Peggy Burke

7.30p.m.: Bridie Hunt, Caroline Stadler

8.00p.m.: Breege Meyler, Margaret McLean

8.30p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly, Mary Connor