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21st November'18


Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair & Raffle in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle on Saturday 24th November from

12.00noon – 6.00p.m. and 8.30p.m. – 9.30p.m. and

Sunday 25th November from 12.00noon – 3.00p.m. with a large variety of crafts and Christmas gifts, cards and calendars.

Also, Lucky Dip, Guess the number of sweets in the jar and ‘Black Friday' Sale on selected items.

Raffle tickets, for Hamper and other prizes, on sale in local businesses.

Contact 086-3787551 or 086-8492070.


New Paintings, from Moygownagh, Ardagh and Ballycastle, on display in the Art Gallery in the Resource Centre.

Letters to Santa

Special Post Box for letters to Santa will be in the Craft Shop on the weekend of the Christmas Fair.


No's drawn on 20th November were: 20. 23. 26. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €9,200. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Brian Polke, Ballycastle

Kevin & Graham Gillespie, Ballina

Mags Gallagher, Killala Bus

Tom Doherty, Carrowcubic

Seán Deane, Ballycastle



Congratulations to Liam Heffernan, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€196).


Please support the Ballycastle GAA new Club House draw - a trip for two to New York for the Mayo match to be won.


At the AGM of Ballycastle GAA, the following officers were elected:

Patron: Fr Brian Conlon

President: Paddy Joe Keane

Chairman: Martin Heffernan

Vice-Chairman: Aidan Grier

Secretary: Edel Golden

Assistant Secretary: Vincent Tomas

Treasurer: Eilis Ormsby

Asst. Treasurer: Martin Tighe

Registrar: Declan Caulfield

PRO: Máirtin Flannery

Cultural Officer: Declan Caulfield

Children's Officer : Niall Murphy

Coaching Officer: Máirtin Flannery

Delegates to the North Board: Michéal McDonnell and Máirtin Flannery

County Board Delegate : Fergal O'Connor

Executive Committee: Club Officers plus Seamus Ormsby, Seamus Smyth,

Tony D'Arcy, Padraig Mitchell and David Carden.


Children's Open Day and Exhibition

Children's Open Day and Exhibition at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation.

'Festival of Seasons' December 1st, 2-5pm. Exhibition of 400+ prints and mixed media objects by children who visited Ballinglen in 2018.

Fun Activities: Christmas Decoration Making, Hot Chocolate, Visit with Artists in their Studios & Christmas Carols. An event for the whole family. Everyone Welcome. Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Tel: 096 43184.


Calling all knitters

Knit a square for charity. Yarn supplied. Call to Craft Shop any day (Monday-Friday) between

11am – 3pm to pick up and get details.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall continues on Monday at 8.30p.m.

Jackpot in 46 no's or less. Please support.


Golf Society

Next outing is to the flat 9 in Enniscrone on 1st December. 1st tee is at 10am. 


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Cycling Club

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

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.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Deceased Madden & Keane Families

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Annie & Francie Donoghue

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Michael, Patrick, & Tom Doherty (Carrowcur)

Thursday 6.30p.m.: Margaret, Michael & Pat Ruane

Friday 7.00p.m.: Gabrielle Gribbin & Deceased Gribbin & O'Horo Families

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael John Burke & Breege Hughes

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary (Anniversary) & Peter Carey


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Geraldine Dunican

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Susan Murphy



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gillian Grier



Saturday Vigil: Cillian & Michaela Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nathan Doherty, Fiona Timlin