Ballycastle >Local News
18th May '11

                                                      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


A fun filled night in aid of Hospice Friendly Hospital will take place in Healy's Pub, Ballycastle on Friday 20th May at 8.00p.m. with Bar-B-Q, Leg Waxing, Beard Shave, Hair Dying ( Pink! ), Wellington Throwing and much more. Admission is free and your support will be greatly appreciated. Money raised is to help set up a Family Room for support and comfort for families of patients in the Oncology Unit in Mayo General Hospital , Castlebar.

Vintage Society Field Day

Some photos from West Coast Vintage Society's Annual Field Day on Sunday last can be seen on the Photo Gallery page.


An Enrolment meeting for new entrants to Scoil Naomh Bríd for 2011/2012 will take place in the school on Wednesday 18th May at 8.00p.m.



A meeting to organise Fr. Seán Killeen's Retirement Function will be held in the Community Hall this Wednesday 18th at 9.00p.m.



No's drawn on Saturday 14th May were: 3. 4. 9. 21. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €5,300. Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass

Ciaran Jordan, Ballyglass

Eilis & Máire McCann, Belderrig

David & Marla Kennedy, Ballycastle

Joe Tighe, Ballymachugh

Church Diary

Confirmation will take place in Ballycastle on 22nd May 2011.

First Holy Communion will take place in Ballycastle on 29th May 2011.

Development Company

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company AGM will be held on Wednesday 25th May at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. New members needed. All welcome.


Comórtas :
Baile an Chaisil will be travelling to Falcarragh in Donegal on the Bank Holiday weekend in June for the All Ireland Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta competition. We hope that supporters will make every effort to travel and support the team.


Mayo Senior League Div 1E: Ballycastle: 3 - 5; Ardagh: 2 – 7.


Senior League : Ballycastle v Bohola Moy Davitts on Saturday 21 st May at 7.00p.m. in Foxford.


Club Membership is now due and can be paid to Martin Hefferon, Chairman, Éilis Ormsby, Treasurer or any Club officer. Students and O.A.P.'s: €10; Single: €25; Family: €40.

County Board Draw tickets are now available from any club member. Please support.


Naomh Padraig Training

Boys U-8, U-10 & U-12 training continues every Friday at 700p.m. in Kilfian pitch.

Ballycastle Golf Society

Next Outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on 28th May.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Michael Kelly on 087 9145551.


Water Safety

Water Safety at Lacken Pier commencing 27th June and 25th July. All enquiries to Anne at 096-43180.


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 9.00p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies Indoor Soccer at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer (Adults only) at 9.00p.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: Patrick McGuire (Anniversary)

Tuesday: John Keane, Winifred & Breege

Tuesday 8.00p.m.: James Noone

Wednesday: Tony Barrett

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: Elizabeth (Anniversary) & Willie Healy

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Margaret Gardiner (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: No 11.30 Mass

Sunday 4.00p.m.: Confirmation Children, their Families & Teachers


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.:



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.:



Saturday Vigil: Grainne Flannery, Michael Tighe, Ciara Doyle Sweeney, Conor Tomas

Sunday : Shane Maughan, Carrie Stadler, Katelyn Healy, Liam Óg Barrett



No Adoration this week. Mass at 8.00p.m.