Ballycastle >Local News
19th December '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

Christmas Greetings

Wishing all readers a very Happy Christmas.


A.G.M. on Friday 21st December at 9.00p.m. in Ballycastle Resource Centre. All members welcome.


Annual St Stephens Day game East v West will take place at 1.00pm in Tom Langan Park .


Anyone interested, can now watch the North Mayo Final of 1993 Ballycastle v Killala on the Ballycastle Club page on Facebook.



Killerduff Pier Development A.G.M. will be held on Saturday 22nd December at 8.00.p.m. in Ballycastle Resource Centre. Everyone welcome.


Dance in aid of Irish Kidney Association in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 22nd December. Music by Breege Kelly & Michael Cleary. Admission €10.



No's drawn on 15th December were: 1. 9. 13. 29. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €3,400. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Eileen Kearney, Carrowcullen

Mary A. Sweeney, Cappagh

James & Sarah Nealon, Ballyknock

Lianne Healy, Doonfeeney

Michelle Bourke, Heathfield

Christmas Lotto

On Saturday 22nd December, if the Jackpot is not won, winners of the 5 envelopes drawn will each receive €50.

Dev. Course

Next meeting of Community Development Course will be on Wednesday 16th January from 7.00p.m. – 9.00p.m. in Ballycastle Resource Centre.


Dev. Co.

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company meeting on 9th January at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.



Next Bingo in the Community Hall will be on Monday 7th January at 8.30p.m. Snowball Jackpot of €470 in 47 numbers or less otherwise Jackpot of €200 .

Christmas Lights Display

Helen Bourke and family are currently exhibiting a Christmas light display at Annaghmore, Ballycastle in aid of Mayo Roscommon Palliative Care Services. All donations greatly appreciated.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Merry Christmas to all Ballycastle members and visitors. Hope you all have a safe one and we hope to see most of you at Strandhill outing. Please bring something with you on the day so everyone can get a prize and thank you again for your support so far this year.

Regards, the captain  Dominic and vice captain Michael. Happy Holidays

Next Outing to Strandhill on 29 th December. Visitors and new members welcome.
Anyone interested in away trip to Hudson Bay on June 28/29 th please gave names at next outing. Deposits being taken. Contact Dominic 0876950976 or Michael 0872290145.



Basketball on Thursdays in the Community Hall for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Music classes

Music classes in St. John's Hall Ballycastle on Saturdays from 1pm - 2.30pm. All are very welcome


Set Dancing


Set Dancing classes in St. John's Hall Ballycastle on Wednesdays from 9pm - 11pm. Enjoy a great night out. Everyone very welcome.


Irish Dancing  Fun

Irish Dancing classes continue every Monday and Thursday, in St John's Hall, Ballycastle from 5pm till 6.30pm. New members are always welcome.  Children can start from age 3 up.


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group's Annual Art Exhibition ‘Faces and Places' will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Art Gallery , Ballycastle.




Library is now located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Outdoor Gym

The new outdoor fitness gym is installed in Suífinn Way Estate and open to anybody over the age of 50. The equipment is clearly marked with instructions on how to use each individual piece.

For further information contact Suífinn Way Centre:

Phone No: 096-43848




Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.


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. (closed for lunch 1 – 2.00p.m.)


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Christopher Doherty, Cabintown ( 1 st Anniversary )

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Deceased Meyler & Collins Families

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Jim, Peter & Maria McDonnell

Wednesday 6.30p.m.: Scoil Naomh Bríd Carol Service

Thursday: Healy & Rafter Families

Friday 10.00a.m.: Ellen Langan

Saturday 12.00noon: Jim McHale (Anniversary)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: John Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John, Kathleen & Teresa Forde


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Liam Óg Barrett, Tara Earley

Sunday : Michael Tighe, Gerry Healy



7.00p.m.: Breda McNulty, Breda O'Toole

7.30p.m.: Bridie Farrell, Phil Healy