Ballycastle >Local News
1st July '15

                                                      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.


Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Irene McLean, Rathoonagh and Tim Boohig, Cork who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Thursday 25th June.


Belderrig Church Fundraiser

A fund-raising Dance, in aid of Belderrig Church roof, takes place in Healy's Hall, Glenamoy on

Friday 3rd July. Music by Trevor Moyles and his Band. Tickets on sale at the door on the night.


Cemetery Masses

Sunday 5th July: Ballycastle at 4.00p.m.; Kilbride at 5.00p.m.

Sunday 12th July: Belderrig at 4.00p.m.; Doonfeeney at 5.00p.m.

Golf Society

Results from outing to Swinford Golf Club:

1st : Shane Winters 29pts

2nd : Sean Forde 26pts

3rd : Jerry Collins 24pts back 9

Longest drive: Ollie Clarke

Next outing is to Castlebar Golf Club on Saturday 25th July.

1st tee is booked for 9.30am. Please be there for 9am. 

Visitors and new members welcome.

For more info contact Ollie Clarke on 0860579204.



“ A Place for Memories” Exhibition at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Gallery opens on Saturday 4th July from 8.00p.m. – 10.00p.m. and will run until 14 th August. This Exhibition features a wonderful selection of paintings by Philadelphia Artist Magda Vitale. Refreshments served and everyone is welcome.



No's drawn on 27th June were: 16. 19. 26. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Aimee McGuire, Ballyknock

Patrick Conmy, Ballycastle

Margaret McHale, Bartra Heights , Killala

Stephanie & Mary Murphy, c/o Katie Macs

Gerard McDonnell, Seaview

Tickets can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs, Craft Shop.


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 13th July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne on 096-43180 after 6.00p.m.


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market is back on Fridays from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall), Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Gallery

Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (Closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00p.m.)


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street stocking goods by local craftworkers e.g. knitwear, crochet, handmade cards, wooden bowls, cushions, cot quilts, etc.

Ballycastle souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses, Mayo Crystal and a range of other items.


Other Facilities available :

Tourist Information, Photocopying, Laminating, 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.

Tuesday: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Catherine Kelly

Tuesday : Seán Scott and Nicola Scott (Anniversary)

Wednesday 7.30p.m.: Martin Heffernan (2 nd Anniversary)

Thursday: Ethna Earley & Deceased Family

Friday 8.00p.m.: Vinnie Healy (Anniversary)

Saturday 12.00noon: Aidan Tighe (Anniversary)

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Thomas Clarke (Clydagh)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Pete McDonnell (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Private Intention


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Caoimhe Grier, Adam Clinton, Katelyn O'Donnell, Liam Fox

Sunday: Anna Heffernan, Robert Tighe, Kate Heffernan, Róisín O'Donnell


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Bridie Hunt, Caroline Stadler

7.00p.m.: Breege Meyler, Margaret McLean