Ballycastle >Local News
22nd February '17

                                                     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.

Lotto Jackpot €19,200

No's drawn on 21st February were: 5. 6. 7. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Kathleen McDonnell, Main Street

James & Eddie, c/o Healys

Chris & Jody, Seaview Place

Niamh Coultry, Belderrig

Martina Doherty, c/o M. Walsh, Annaghmore

Tickets can be purchased at John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs and Craft Shop.

Monster Bingo

Monster Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Sunday 5th March at 3.00pm sharp.

Double books €25; Single books €20. Loose sheets €1 each. Jackpot sheets €2 each.

Tickets 5 sheets €5. 50/50 Draw €2 per envelope. €4,000 payout.

G.A.A. News


Michael Walsh Intermediate Group 3:

Lahardane McHales v Ballycastle on Sunday 26th February in Bofeenaun at 12.00noon.



Ballycastle: 2 – 5; Ardnaree Sarsfields: 2 – 14.



Club membership is now due. Family membership: €60; Adult Membership: €40;

Student & OAP Membership: €20; Child U-12Membership: €10.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Kathleen McDonnell, Main Street winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€231).

Chairde Baile an Chaisil is still available and by taking this option you automatically get entered into the 50/50 draw.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe 0863957586 for more details.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Patrick Kelly, Dublin who died recently (Father of Seán Kelly, Doonfeeney).

May he rest in peace.



Yoga starting soon in Ballycastle Hall. Anyone interested, contact Kathleen

at 086-0667192.

Vintage Society Dinner Dance

West Coast Vintage Society Buffet style Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 25th February in the Great National Hotel, Ballina at 8.30p.m. sharp. Music by Mick Mulhern and friends. Tickets now on sale at €15. Contact Seán 086-8373112, Gerard 087-9614688 or Alistair 087-2111211.

Baile an Chaisil CC

First outing:

First outing of the year is the ‘Saddle up for Epilepsy' on the 25 th February in Castlebar. Cycling Ireland membership must be paid before this date. Ballycastle Cycling Club membership is free this year.


Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery by 17th March for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training has been moved to Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome.

For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.

Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.

Instructor Cycling Course

A Sprocket Rocket instructor cycling course will be held on the 1st April in Ballycastle. The course runs from 10am to 4.30pm.

The Sprocket Rocket Instructor's Course is a one day course which is a mix of classroom work and practical outdoor experience. The cost is €30 and after the course you are fully qualified to deliver the Sprocket Rocket programme. Sprocket Rocket is Cycling Ireland's fun skills programme where children aged 5 to 12 are taught four fundamental cycling skills by a qualified Sprocket Rocket instructor.
If you are interested in taking part, or for more information, contact Máirtin Flannery on 0863225128.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8 th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Strandhill Golf Course on Saturday 25th February.

1st  tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10.00am.  

Contact Gerry Henry for more information (0879391689).

Anyone interested in going to Esker Hills on June weekend (23rd /24th June), please contact Alan Kelly on (0868672002) for more infoformation. 

Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall.

New Members welcome.



Bingo in the Community Hall is on Monday 27th February at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



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.


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.


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: Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years

Basketball for ages 10 – 14 from 6.30 – 7.30p.m.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 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: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Michael McHale (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Deceased Members of Munnelly, Clarke & Irwin Families

Friday 7.00p.m.: May, Jack & Michael Tuohill

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Mairtín O'Flatharta (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Members of Gilroy Families, Catherine Lynn & Eithne Glynn

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tom, Bridget, Padraic, Tommy & Martin Doherty


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tony & Keith Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Josh & Tristan Murphy