Ballycastle >Local News
23rd December '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.

Go raibh gach sonas oraibh an Nollaig seo

Wishing you all every happiness this Christmas



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Rachel Tighe, Shanaghy, Ballycastle and Anthony Guilfoyle, Co. Clare who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Saturday 19th December.


Fitness for Christmas

Saturday 26th December: East v West Match in Tom Langan Park at 1pm.

Sunday 27th December: Run, Walk, Crawl from Healy's Pub at 1pm.
Friday 1st January: Santa's Cycle from Healy's Pub at 12:30p.m.

Donations welcome to the Fundraiser for Peter Fund.


Benefit Dance

Benefit Dance in Ballycastle Hall on Tuesday 29th December. Music by various artists.

Doors open 10.00p.m. Tickets €10.

Golf Society


Results from Enniscrone Christmas Scramble:

1st : The team of Colin Kelly, Jerry Collins, Peter Regan - gross 68pts

2nd : The team of Oliver Clarke, Seán Forde, Brian Forde - gross 68.6pts

3rd : The team of Vincent Tomas, Michael Jones, Gerry Henry - 69.2pts

4th : The team of David Finnerty, Michael Winters, John Winters - 69.5pts 

Well done to all who took part on the day and thank you for your support so far. 

The next outing will appear later, venue to be agreed by captain.

So on that note, I would like to thank everyone involved with Ballycastle Society.

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

On behalf of our captain David Alexander and vice captain Gerry Henry, Happy Holidays and hope to see you all next year.


Monster Raffle Winners

1st prize: (Hamper valued at €250) Lisa Clifford, Moyney

2nd : (His & Her Watches) Marcella O'Grady

3rd : (€50) Elizabeth Munnelly, Carrowniskey

4th : (Cosmetic Set) Conor Lynch, Tuam, Co. Galway

5th : (2 Bottles of Wine) Maggie Bonner, Seaview Place

6th : (Box Sweets) Pakie Gaughan, Seaview Place


Lotto Jackpot now €13,100

No's drawn on 21st December were: 2. 8. 17. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary Murray, Moyne, Killala

Mairtín Flannery, Seaview

Colin Kelly, Ballycastle

Attracta & Tommy Bourke, Doonfeeney

Anne Healy, Heathfield

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


Christmas Lotto

On Monday 28th December, if the local Lotto Jackpot is not won, €500 will be given in prizemoney, so the winners of the 5 envelopes drawn will each receive €100.



The Club will host its Presentation Social Dinner Dance on Saturday 2nd January in Hotel Ballina commencing at 8 p.m. On the night we will have the pleasure of presenting the Junior Team with their winning medals as 2015 Mayo Junior B Football Champions.

Tickets for this event are available from Martin 087-2671759, Joe 086-8453067,

087-2647549 or Eilish 087-793 6942 or contact any member of the committee.

There are a limited number of tickets available for this historic event.


50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Patsy Price who won €277.



Concert, in aid of Belderrig Church Fund, in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on

Sunday 27th December '15 from 4.30 – 7.30p.m. Tickets €15 are on sale locally.

Music by Rejoice Gospel Choir, Cathal Gavin, Knockmore Folk Group, Pamela Gilmartin,

The Coultry Sisters, Black Penny.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 28th December at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Athletic Club

AGM will take place on Friday 23rd January at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall.

Athletic training will resume on Saturday 9 th January at 10.00a.m.

Fundraiser Auction

The Fundraiser for Peter Auction is now open for bidding! Don't miss your chance to bid on exciting items in support of Peter! All proceeds will go directly to Peter. You can either leave a message on Facebook or ring the following numbers: 0863225128/0863828713/0872671759. Thank you.

Anyone wishing to donate directly can do so by donating into a Bank Account:

Allied Irish Bank sort code 937029
Account name is: Peter Sweeney Fund
Account number: 19751056
Bic: aibkie2d
IBAN: ie36aibk93702919751056 


Items up for Auction so far:

2 tickets to the Ireland v Wales 6 Nations game

10x6 Trailer of turf

13x7 Box of Turf

Signed Ballycastle Jersey by the Winning County Championship Team

Signed Connacht Jersey

50 free round bales – cut and delivered to your farm ( you supply the plastic ) Sponsored by Owen Gilvarry

DJ for the night supplied by DJ Tiny

100 yards/10 Hoppers of Turf to be turned next Summer

Auction will end on 1st January.



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.


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.

Thursday: Men & 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: Deceased Members of the Tighe Family

Tuesday: Tony & Mary McAndrew

Wednesday: John (Anniversary), Kathleen & Teresa Forde

Thursday 9.00p.m.: Christmas Eve. Jim (Anniversary) & Mary McHale

Friday 11.30a.m. : Christmas Day. John Taylor

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: People of the Parish

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


Eucharist Ministers:

Christmas Eve: Eileen Grier, Tony D'Arcy, George O'Grady

Christmas Day: Margaret Burke, Seán Callaghan, Seamus O'Connor

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Christmas Eve: John Maughan, Mary Walsh

Christmas Day: Florrie McBrien

Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Christmas Eve: Jamie Timlin, Rebecca Maguire

Christmas Day: Caoimhe Tomas, Adam Clinton

Saturday Vigil: Kim Stadler, Erin Flannery

Sunday: Katelin O'Donnell, Tony Carden