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19th September '18


Culture Night at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Culture Night "Culture is Catching" 2018, Friday 21st September 5-7pm in the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle. Tel: 096 43184

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An Exhibition by Chris Doris in the Gallery, Children's Printmaking Workshop with Jeffrey Hirst for 5-12years,  Open Studios with Artists in Residence, Children's Paint and Collage Workshop - Taking a Walk on the Wild Side with American Artist Amy Metier.

Everyone Welcome.

Family Fun Day

A family fun day will be held in Suífinn Centre and Gardens on Saturday 22nd September from 2.00pm – 5.00pm with art exhibition, felting, our collaboration with the National School “hands across the generations”, commemorative Dr. Crowley Exhibition, kid's games, food stalls and music by local musicians. We would love if you could pop in and join us on the day.

Local Folklore

For those interested in local folklore and that perhaps aren't aware, there was a collection of local stories, local traditions, folk medicine, pastimes etc compiled in most National Schools in the country in 1938.

This involved the children in the schools interviewing the oldest person they knew.

The work is being transcribed and digitised at the moment (so that you can search and filter etc., largely done for some schools, barely started for others) but the original copies from all schools have been photocopied and can be viewed online. Much easier to do it in a larger screen.


All schools in Ballycastle at the time are available to be viewed. There are thousands of pages of material – from magpie soup for a cure for whooping cough to putting a lump of iron in the poteen ‘wash' so the fairies would'nt drink it to ‘kidnapping' girls for marriage!

www.dú Co. Mayo/The School's Collection


West Coast Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society Road Run, in memory of Basil Petrie, Rosserk, on Sunday 7th October '18. Registration at 11.00a.m. at Killala Community Centre. (Run will start and end in Killala with refreshments after in Gilvarry's Pub). Proceeds to Cancer Care West.

Contact Seán 086-8373112 or Gerard 087-9614688.

All vehicles welcome (Cars, Tractors, Motorbikes and Commercials). Vehicles participating in road run must be fully insured and road worthy.



No's drawn on 19th September were: 8. 11. 20. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €8,300. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Stephen Healy, Ballycastle

Bernie Lynn, Killala Bus

Andrea & Odhran, Ballycastle

Josie Ruane, Ballycastle

Alexander Smyth, Carrowmore



Congratulations to Rosaleen Flannery, Seaview winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€181).


Div 3 League Result: Lahardane: 3 – 16; Ballycastle: 2 – 6.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will take place in Ballycastle on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

More details later.



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

Jackpot of €500 in 49 no's or less. Please support.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Gym Special Offer

Register in the month of September for yearly membership.

Standard Membership €120. Register during September only €100.

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.


Golf Society

Next outing is Allen Kelly Captains Prize on Saturday 29th September.

1st tee is booked for 10am.


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

Chris Doris "Object Relations" in The Ballinglen Gallery runs until 30th September. The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle. Tel:096 43184. Email: . www.


Craft Shop

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

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


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.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Paddy McDonnell (Anniversary) & Deceased Members of McDonnell and Convey Families (Killena)

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Tom, Sheila & Vincent Cavish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Patrick & Molly Kelly (Galway)

Thursday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 7.00p.m.: Richard Timlin

Saturday 11.00a.m.: Seamus Hoban (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Martin & Bridget Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Walsh


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Lorna Tomas, Lorcan O'Donnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Emily Loftus, Orla Tighe