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20th May '09


Annual Field Day

West Coast Vintage Society Annual Field Day will take place at the football pitch, Ballycastle on Sunday next 24th May from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. featuring:

Flower Festival in St. John's Church (Main Street), Vintage Motor Bikes, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Cars, Vintage Lorries, Retro Cars, Modern Motorcycles, Dog Show, Blacksmith, Working Tractors Exhibit, Wood Turning, Amusements, Crafts Display, Trade Stands, Spinning, Butter Making, Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Old Style Threshing, Model Steam Engines, Basket Weaving, Sean Nós Dancing and Lovely Ladies Competition. Entertainment by “Seamus Moore” – the JCB Man.


Enquiries to: Mary Jackson 096-43888, Aishling Ruddy 087-9915434 or e-mail



Best Wishes to the following children who were confirmed in St. Brigid's Church, Ballycastle on Sunday last:

Ciara Clinton. Odhran D'Arcy, Ciarán Healy, Daniel Healy, Kevin Peter Healy,

Kevin Healy, Katie Jackson, Colin Kelly, Eve Kelly, Conor Langan, Cliona Maughan, Jason Maughan, Niamh Murphy, David McDonnell, Susan McGinty, Saoirse O'Connor, Tony O'Donnell, Karen Sweeney, Richard Tighe, Tommy Timlin.



No's drawn on Saturday 16th May '09 were: 4. 8. 14. 28. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 15,800euro. Next draw will take place in McNamees.

Five envelopes drawn:

Abbie Hickson, Ballyknock

John & Caroline Walsh, Glenedagh

Micheál Maughan, Cappagh

Brendan McNulty, Dominick Street

Brendan Tighe, Muingreevagh



Baile an Chaisil are representing County Mayo in the finals of Comórtas Peile na Gaeltacht in Rosmuc County Galway on the weekend of 30th May -1st June.

The fixtures are as follows:
Baile an Chaisil v An Sean Phobail (Port Láirge) at 11.00am on Sat. 30th May in Leitir Mór.
Winners to play Oileán Árainn on Sat 30th May at 6pm in Rosmuc.
All Ireland Semi-Finals Sun. 31st May at 2.00pm in Rosmuc
All Ireland Final Mon. 1st June at 2.00pm in Rosmuc
Tar amach agus tabhair tacaíocht - Come out and support.
This is a great honour for our club and all the players deserve our support.


Welcome Inn Senior League:

Ballycastle Played Claremorris in the Mayo Senior League and suffered a heavy defeat in Claremorris with a final score of 2 - 10 to 0- 4 in favour of the home side. Claremorris were the better team for the entire match and ran our deserved winners.

The Ballycastle team was: Mairtin Flannery, Shane Mc Hale, Daniel Forde, John Paul Guiheen, John Carey, Tom Gaughan, Gerard Nealon, Daniel Kelly, Shane Forde, Declan Caulfield, Fergus Tighe, Shane Healy, Michael Forde, Mark Gaughan, Patrick Mc Nulty. Subs: Aodhan Tighe, Martin Gardiner, Dermot Kelly, Brian Healy.


U-18: Kiltane: 2- 8; Naomh Padraig: 1 – 11

U-14: Naomh Padraig: 6 – 10; Charlestown : 3 – 8


County Junior Championship: Castlebar B v Ballycastle on Saturday 23rd May at 7.00p.m.

U-14: Naomh Padraig v Ballinrobe on Thursday 21st at 7.00p.m.

U-12: Naomh Padraig v Shrule-Glencorrib on Monday 23rd at 7.00p.m.on Thursday 14 th at 7.00p.m.


U-14 training in Lacken on Monday evenings at 7.30p.m. Anyone interested ring Collette

at 086-8477845.

Training for U-10's continues on Wednesdays in Tom Langan Park from 6.30p.m. to 7.30p.m.

'Kiddies Korner'

A meeting for parents of children aged 2 ½ upwards is being held in Kiddies Korner Playschool, Ballycastle on Tuesday 2nd June at 8.00p.m. Information on two new schemes for children going to

playschool will be discussed. A member of Mayo Co. Childcare will attend.


Art Classes

Art Classes, with Sue, continue on Monday nights at 7.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Beginners and all welcome. New pictures on display in Art Gallery in the Resource Centre. All welcome to come in and browse.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Michael, Lily & Maria Bell

Tuesday: McHugh & Langan Families

Wednesday: Elizabeth (Doll) Healy

Thursday: Antonia Langan

Friday: James & Annie Doherty

Friday 8.00p.m. : Michael Scott

Saturday 12.00noon: Paddy Healy (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil: Anthony & Mai McLean

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Busby & O'Horo Families


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Michael Kelly



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Niamh Murphy, Alanna Hefferon

Sunday: Ciara Clinton, Dean Stadler



7.00p.m. : Loreto Munnelly, Maureen Healy

7.30p.m. : Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell

8.00p.m. : Philomena Hunt, Anne Healy

8.30p.m. : Teresa McHale, Teresa Collins


Community Care:

Cook : Maura Healy

Driver: Annette Garry