Ballycastle >Local News
20th December '17

                                                     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     



Wishing all readers a Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year



No's drawn on 18th December were: 16. 18. 21. 24. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €4,400. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Odhran Darcy, Seaview

Carmel Duggan, Killala Bus

Mags Gallagher, Killala

Tony & Mary D'Arcy, Ballycastle

A. McCann, Belderrig


Christmas Lotto

As New Year's Day falls on a Monday, Lotto draw for that week will take place on Friday 29th December. If the Jackpot is not won, winners of the 5 envelopes drawn will each receive €100.

Exhibition continues

"Our World Our Lives" Children's Exhibition Continues until January 25th 2018.

Exhibition of prints made by 450 school children who visited Ballinglen in 2017.

If you have not seen is do come along. All welcome.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Tel: 096 43184 or Nuala Clarke: 086 8222126


Christmas Raffle

Winners in the Community Hall Raffle, in aid of Gymnasium, were:

1st: (Hamper) Johnny Farrell, Dominick Street

2nd: Bridie Collins, Lacken

3rd: Thomas McNulty, Crossmolina

4th: Nuala Clarke, Ballycastle

5th: Eileen Grier



Special offer for the month of January - €100 for 1 year's membership.

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

Gift Vouchers available in Mary's Tea Rooms and the Post Office.


Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently:

-   Alan Doores, Doonadoba and formerly of Leicester , England (Husband of Catherine Doores)

-   Pat McDonnell, Muinghabo and Leeds (Brother of Mary O'Donnell, Ballinglen)

-   Ina Murphy, Glencastle (Mother of Emily Nallen, Rathavesteen)

May they rest in peace.


Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 22nd December at 7.30.m. with the Moy Singers and children from the area.



50/50 draw: 

For the Christmas Eve draw on December 24th , the club will pull three additional tickets with prizes of €50 for 2nd ticket out, €30 for third ticket and €20 for fourth place.

Congratulations to Seamus Smyth, winner of last week's 50/50 (€212).


Chairde Baile an Chaisil is now open for the 2018 season for new members. Contact Eilsih Ormsby or Martin Tighe. 
Last year's members will be contacted by the club executive in the coming weeks.

The Inaugural Peter Sweeney Cup will take place on the 26th December at 1pm in Tom Langan Park - East v West.


The club would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful new year.


Ballycastle Christmas Cycle

Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club 5th annual Christmas cycle on New Year's Day at 12noon. Registration in Healy's Bar at 11.30a.m. 36km and 12km family cycle with refreshments after in Healy's.

This year we will be cycling in memory of our friend and former club member Patrick McHale. Collette and her family have chosen Head Way Ireland as this year's charity.


Winter spinning classes will commence on Wednesday 22nd in St Johns Hall, Ballycastle at 8pm. Beginners and non club members welcome.


Ballycastle Christmas Experience

BEO (Ballycastle Events Committee) would like to thank everyone who helped organise the Christmas experience in the Shambles, without the support and help from the community events like this couldn't take place.


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 10.00a.m.: John Browne (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Katie, Joe & Jodie Bryce

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: James Earley & Deceased Family Members

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Deceased Members of the Tighe Family (Michael)

Friday 11.00a.m.: John Donnelly & Deceased Members of Donnelly & Horan Families

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael McLean (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Annie & Anthony McGuire


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: Elise Touhill, Cillian Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Róisín O'Donnell