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22nd April '09


Fleadh Mhaigh Eo returns to Ballycastle

On May 8-10th , Fleadh Mhaigh Eo, 2009, returns to Ballycastle this year after a very successful Fleadh in 2008. The Parochial Hall, Primary School, St Patrick's College (former Convent) and St John's Hall are the venues where the action will take place. The Fleadh is an event for young and old but especially the under eighteen's on Saturday May 9th . This is an opportunity for these young traditional musicians, singers and dancers to display their expertise and to fulfil their wish of being selected to participate in the Connaught Fleadh.

Sunday is the day for the over eighteens where the veterans of Irish music, song and dance do friendly battle with each other for a place in the Connaught Fleadh. These are the adult performers who have developed their own personal style of music and by participating in the Fleadh they are actually handing down their expertise to the next generation. There are band competitions, grúpaí ceoil, workshops and Labhairt na Gaeilge throughout the weekend.

There is a concert on Friday 8th in the Community Hall and a Céilí on Saturday 9th with the Carousel Céilí Band.



The death occurred yesterday of Paddy Healy, Glenurla, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his wife Kathleen, sons John, Liam, Kevin and Martin, daughter Valerie, sisters Molly McGarry (Ballycastle) and Breege ( England ) and brother Martin ( Dublin ) . His remains will be brought to Ballycastle Church this Wednesday evening arriving at 8.00p.m. Mass on Thursday at 12.00noon with funeral afterwards to Ballycastle Cemetery .



No's drawn on Saturday 18th April '09 were: 1. 20. 26. 29. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 15,400euro. Next draw will take place in Lavelles.

Five envelopes drawn:

Deirdre Kelly, Muingelly

Phil Tomas, Ballycastle

Mrs Ann Healy, Glencalry

Healy's Staff, Main Street

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle



Results :

Welcome Inn League: Ballycastle: 1 – 7; Ardmoy: 0 – 9

U-18 League: Naomh Pádraig: 2 – 10; Crossmolina: 2 – 8

U-16 League: Naomh Pádraig: 2 – 6; The Neale: 7 – 11

U-14 League: Naomh Pádraig: 4 – 13; Ardnaree: 2 – 8


Welcome Inn League: Balla v Ballycastle on Saturday 25th at 7.00p.m.

U-18 League : Naomh Pádraig v Claremorris on Friday 24th at 7.00p.m.

U-16 League : Naomh Pádraig v Bohola Moy Davitts on Tuesday 21st at 7.00p.m.

U-14 League : St. Gerards v Naomh Pádraig on Thursday 23rd at 7.00p.m.


Art Classes

Art Classes, with Sue, commence Monday 27th April at 7.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Beginners and all welcome.

Day Care Centre

Day Care Centre, Suífinn Way . Exercises and Card play on Tuesday 28th at 10.30a.m. All welcome.


Community Hall


Bingo on Monday nights at 8.30p.m.


Sean Nós dancing for beginners on Thursday nights at 9.00p.m.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Thomas & Mary Munnelly

Tuesday: Mamie & Jack Gaffney

Wednesday: Michael & Kate Doherty & Jack

Thursday: Martin & Bridget Tomas

Friday: Mary Barrett ( Dominick Street )

Saturday Vigil: Maura Munnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Willie Healy (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Aidan Tighe



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Eve Kelly, Jodie Kelly

Sunday: David McDonnell, Tommy Timlin



7.00p.m. : Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

7.30p.m. : Anne Winters, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m. : Gabrielle & Des Gribbin

8.30p.m. : Anne & P. J. Madden


Community Care:

Cook : Kathleen McDonnell

Driver: Chris Maughan