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18th July '07

Celebrating 10 years

‘Dún Briste' Art & Craft Shop, Ballycastle is open 10years this month.   It was set up, and is still run, by Ballycastle Women's Group.   In 2000, the group designed their own Logo, featuring ‘Dún Briste' a majestic sea stack at nearby Downpatrick Head, and have Keyrings, Polo Shirts, T-Shirts and Baseball Caps with this logo for sale in the shop.   The group also designed a keepsake card and this is attached to all knitwear products.

Situated in the Resource Centre on Main Street, it is open Monday – Friday from

10-00.a.m. – 5.00p.m.    It stocks a large range of handmade crafts and paintings by local artists and provides fax, photocopying, laminating and internet services.   The Tourist Office is also located here.

To celebrate 10years in business, we are holding a one-week sale with 10% discount on all crafts and paintings in the shop.    To organise this, and the fact that the Craft Shop is being re-decorated for the occasion, the shop will be closed for one day on Friday 27th July.   It will re-open on Monday 30th July with the 10% sale.  

We would like to thank Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company for all their support, Moy Valley Resources for funding, Women of the North West, FÁS and the Rural Social Scheme for providing staff.   A special thank you to all our customers who have supported us over the years.   We look forward to your continued support.


Art Group

Ballycastle Art Group are celebrating “10 Years Paintings”   with their annual Exhibition in the Resource Centre Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle on Saturday 4th August '07.    The official opening will be performed by Sr. Norrie McHale.    Doors open at 8.30p.m.   Invitation is open with a cheese & wine reception. Opening times for the Bank Holiday weekend are as follows: Sunday (5th) and Monday (6th) 12.00noon -   4.00p.m.   Exhibition will remain open until the end of August during craft shop opening times which are Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.   

This year's big event consists of a broad spectrum of exciting new works. The scenes consist of spectacular sea and landscapes from the Staggs of Broadhaven to Killala Bay, also still-lifes, prints and abstracts.

To celebrate this special year, the group of 18 members are working on an art project which consists of 18 pieces of oil on canvas which will be put together on board to form the figure ten and depict local Ballycastle scenery.


We would like to thank all the art lovers who supported us each year, the Development Company for use of the room, Women of the North West, V.E.C. & Moy Valley Resources for funding.

Looking forward to seeing you.   Visitors and holiday makers all welcome.


No's drawn on Saturday 14th July '07 were:   8.   20.   25.   30.     No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 6,200euro.    Next draw in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

Jacqueline Tuohill,    Ballycastlle

Patrick Conmy/Simone Barrett,   Ballycastle                        

Phil/Sarah/Collette,   c/o Healys

Peter Harrison,   Ballycastle

Lorraine Sweeney, Killala




U-18 League:   Ballycastle: 2 – 6;    Lahardane: 5 – 16.


North Mayo Junior Cup:   Belmullet conceded the match to Ballycastle on Friday 13th .   Ballycastle

played Ardnaree on Sunday 15th and the final score was Ballycastle: 1 – 9;   Ardnaree: 3 – 10.

Ballycastle Team:   Jason O'Neill, Anthony Tighe, Darren Madden, Jonathan McNulty, John Paul Guiheen, Colm Doherty, Gerard Nealon, Fergus Tighe, Shane Healy (0-5), Declan Caulfield, Michael Jackson, Simon Barrett (0-3), Patrick Tighe (1-0), Aodhan Tighe (0-1), Patrick McNulty.

Subs :   Daniel Kelly for Michael Jackson;   Brian Healy for Aodhan Tighe;

Mark Gaughan for Declan Caulfield;   Paul O'Connor for Darren Madden.



Wed. 18th :   U-21C   Championship.   Ballycastle v Ballycroy   at 8.00p.m.


Thurs 19th :   U-18 League :   Ballycastle v Kiltane   at 7.00p.m.


Sun 22nd :   North Mayo Quarter Finals :   Ballycastle v Lacken at 2.00p.m. in Kilfian (to be



Mon 23rd :   U-12 League :   Ballycroy v Ballycastle at 7.00p.m.

Golf Classic

The Annual Golf Classic will be held in Enniscrone Golf Club on Thursday 19th July.   Prizegiving will be

at 8.30 – 9.00p.m. and all are welcome.


‘Kiddies Korner'

‘Kiddies Korner' Playgroup are now taking enrolments for September '07.   Forms can be had by calling into the Playschool or by phoning 096 – 43407.   A parent information evening for parents of all children attending the service from September '07, will be held on Thursday 26th July at 8.00p.m. in the Playschool.


Mayo/Roscommon Hospice

An total of   9,005euro was collected for the Hospice Walk held in Ballycastle on June 17th .    Many thanks to Mary Munnelly, all organisers, participants and contributors.  



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Peter Cryan ( Father of Eileen Grier, Muingelly ) who died recently in Dublin.


Upcoming Outdoor Masses

Sunday 29th July:    Mass on Downpatrick Head at 12.00noon

Sunday 5th August:   Mass in Ballycastle Cemetery at 6.00p.m.

Sunday 12th August:   Mass in Belderrig Cemetery at 6.00p.m.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil:   8.15p.m .

Sunday:   11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday:   Patrick & Margaret O'Malley & Paddy

Tuesday: Annie & Ned McGarry & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday:   Mary, Peter, Martin & Michael Gallagher ( Keerglen )

Thursday:   Frank Langan ( Anniversary )

Friday: Michael & Katie Burke ( Carrowcur )

Saturday Vigil: John & Kathleen Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.:   Agnes Tighe ( Anniversary )


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday:    Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil:   Cauleen Barrett

Sunday:    Mary Hefferon



7.00p.m.:   Bernie Chambers, Mauretti Bn UíFhlatharta

7.30p.m.:   Breda McNulty, Peggy Flannery

8.00p.m.:   Bridie Farrell, Miriam Burke

8.30p.m.:    Susan Tighe, Peggy Tighe


Community Care:

Cooks:   Maura Healy

Driver:   Kevin Healy