Ballycastle >Local News
19th December '18

Wishing all readers, at home and abroad, a very happy and peaceful Christmas.

As next Wednesday is St. Stephens Day, the next newsletter will be on 2nd January.



No's drawn on 17th December were: 8. 12. 13. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €9,600. Next draw in Healys.

€100 winner: Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle


As Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve both fall on a Monday, Lotto draws for those 2 weeks will take place on Sunday 23rd and Sunday 30th December.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Martin Healy, Dublin and late of Ballycastle who died on Friday 14th (Brother of the late Vinny and Jerry).

May he rest in peace.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. annual 6K Family Fun Run/Walk will take place on Friday December 28th at 12 noon. All monies raised from this year's event will be donated to the Ballycastle Defibrillator committee who are fundraising for new batteries, servicing and training for the defibrillator so that the community will have a working and serviced defibrillator in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest. Please come out and support this worthy cause.


Ballycastle A.C. athletics training every Saturday morning at 10am, meet at the Community Hall, anyone from junior infants to adults can come out and join us to get fit in a fun and non-competitive environment.


Ballycastle Christmas Experience

Well done to all involved in creating the Christmas Experience in the Community Hall on Sunday 16th

(it had to be changed from the Shambles due to the bad weather). It was really special and a credit to all who put in the time and effort to create a Christmas wonderland for the enjoyment of all the community.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall will resume on Monday 7th January at 8.30p.m. Jackpot €500 in 50 no's or less.



Congratulations to Miley Moran, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€245).


Please support the Ballycastle GAA new Club House draw - a trip for two to New York for the Mayo match to be won.


Christmas Quiz

Seaview Residents association will hold a Christmas Quiz in the Seaview Lounge on the 29th December

at 9pm.


Downpatrick Headers Drama Society

A new drama society being established to include the surrounds of Downpatrick Head such as Ballycastle, Belderrig, Cooneal, Killala, Kilfian, Lacken, Moygownagh. Aspiring thespians or has-been actors please contact Thomas at or text/ph 0831607527.-


Golf Society

Next outing is to Strandhill Golf Course on Friday 28 December.

1st tee booked for 10am. Contact Ray Finnerty for more info through what's app. 


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.

Community Hall

Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Confessions for Christmas on Friday 21st December at 8.00p.m. in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle.


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: John (Anniversary), Kathleen & Teresa Forde

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Mary Kate & Johnny McGuire & Peter Sweeney

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Jim (Anniversary) & Mary McHale

Friday 11.00a.m.: James & Elizabeth Earley (Anniversaries)

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Terence Parish (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael McLean (Anniversary)
Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán (Anniversary), Maidia, Martin & Katie Teresa Healy


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Fiona Timlin, Mia Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Lorcan O'Donnell, Orla Tighe