Ballycastle >Local News
21st January '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.

Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. Operation Transformation 5k walk and run Saturday mornings at 10am from January 17th to February 14th from Ballycastle Community Hall, contact Mike 087 9145551.

AGM will take place on Friday 24th at 8:30pm in the Community Hall.

Juvenile training every Friday in the Hall at 7pm.

Membership now due for 2015, registration on Friday 24th from 7pm - 8:30pm. New members welcome.



Very important meeting will be held in Belderrig Community Centre on 26th January at 9.00p.m.. We urgently request everyone in the Belderrig area (Behy to Glencalry inclusive) to attend on this very important issue in our community. Tel. Mary McAvock on 086-3682615 or 083-1885984.



No's drawn on 17th January were: 1. 11. 22. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €8,300. Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Joe Tighe, Ballymachugh

Shane Breslin, Kilbride

Stadler Family, Ballycastle

Sarah Healy, Seaview

Brian Polke, Ballycastle



Children's Basketball resumes on Tuesday 27th January at 5.30 – 6.30p.m. for 8 – 10yrs and

from 6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 11 – 14.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m. on Tuesday 27th January.

Men & Ladies basketball on Thursday 29th January at 8.00p.m.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


The basics of painting

The basics of painting with Acrylic, Ballycastle Community Hall, 3 Wednesdays, January 14, 21, 28. 

7-9pm. For anyone interested, adults and teenagers doing inter and leaving cert.  Lead by Nuala Clarke, visual artist.  3 weeks: €40 (or drop-in €15 per class).  Basic materials available, bring whatever you have.

In FEBRUARY: The basics of oil painting.


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 11 – 14years. Ladies Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & ladies basketball at 8.30p.m.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m

For all Hall bookings, contact 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: Eileen Cosgrove (Knockfree), Michael Edward Cosgrove & Deceased Family

Tuesday: Catherine Kitty Lawn, Ballyshannon

Wednesday: Kevin Earley

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Tony Geraghty & Deceased Family

Friday 10.00a.m.: Jim & Mary McHale

Friday 7.30p.m.: Tom Chambers

Saturday 12.00noon: Seán Walsh, Gorey

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Mai Commins

Sunday 11.30a..m.: Anthony Walsh (2 nd Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Patricia Loftus, David Doherty

Sunday : Leah Munnelly, Adam Clinton


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration this week.