Ballycastle >Local News
21st February '18

                                                     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     


West Coast Vintage Ballycastle

Buffet style Dinner Dance in the Great National Hotel, Ballina on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

Dinner commences at 8.30p.m. sharp. Music by Billy Corcoran.

Admission €15.



No's drawn on 19th February were: 17. 18. 19. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,300. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary Cooke, Behy

Niamh Doores, Doonadoba

Cath Doores, Doonadoba

Sarah Healy, Killala

Pavorotti, Main Street


St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade will, as usual, take place after Mass on 17th March from the Community Hall.

We ask all Businesses and organisations to make a special effort to enter a float.

For more details contact Maura Healy 09643138 or Sean O'Grady or any member of BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation).


Easter Workshop at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Easter Egg Art Workshop at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle on 27th and 28th March 2018 from 10.00am – 1.00pm. A new and exciting workshop event full of fun for all children age 6-12 years this Easter Holiday. A programme designed by Nuala Clarke especially for Easter. Please come along and enjoy making wonderful Easter Egg Art.

€6 per child or €10 for both days per child.

For more information and booking, Tel: 096 43184 or E-mail .



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 26th February at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



Congratulations to Lorraine Igoe, Bonniconlon, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€216).


Ballycastle GAA Club membership and Chairde Baile an Chaisil is now due for 2018. Closing date for both is the 31st March.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

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


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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

Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Michael McHale (Anniversary)

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Members of the Sweeney, Tomas, Hefferon Families & Olivia Doyle

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Delaney (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: E. Loftus, C. Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: J. & T. Murphy