Ballycastle >Local News
23rd January '19




Jackpot now €10,100. Next draw in Katie Macs.

No's drawn on 14th January: 5. 13. 17. 28.

€100 winner: Francie Ruane, Ballycastle.


No's drawn on 21st January: 13. 15. 23. 27.

€100 winner: Frank Munnelly, Ballyglass.


Tractor Run

West Coat Vintage Society are holding a memorial Tractor Run for Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney on Sunday 3rd February , starting at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle at 11.00a.m. Refreshments afterwards in Healy's Pub. Raffle and Spot Prizes. All proceeds going to Cancer Care West.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Vincent McGuinness, Suífinn Way, Ballycastle and late of Carrowtigue who died recently.

May he rest in peace.


Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday 28th January at 8.30p.m.



Congratulations to Desmond Langan Jnr, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€207).


The draw for the New York trip will take place on 2nd February in the Seaview Lounge to coincide with the Club's annual Presentation night.

To enter online to


Church gate collection

A Church gate collection, in aid of The Irish Pilgrimage Trust will take place on Saturday 26th and

Sunday 27th January. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a voluntary organisation which takes people with special needs to Lourdes every year at Easter. Each of the many groups which travel from Ireland consists of ten to twelve children and young adults with special needs. The groups are supported by a volunteer carer for each guest, a nurse and a priest, who fund all their own costs. The objective is two fold:

1. To give the parents/guardians a week of respite

2. To afford each guest an unforgettable holiday and the spiritual experience of this most special place.

Many thanks for your support in the past. Your generosity ensures that those among us with special needs have the opportunity of joining in this huge international celebration in Lourdes each Easter.


Dates for your diary

Confirmation in Ballycastle on 7th April

First Communion in Ballycastle on 12th May


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. athletics training every Saturday morning at 10am, meet at the Community Hall, anyone from junior infants to adults can come out and join us to get fit in a fun and non-competitive environment.


Drama Society

A new drama society being established to include the surrounds of Downpatrick Head such as Ballycastle, Belderrig, Cooneal, Killala, Kilfian, Lacken, Moygownagh. Aspiring thespians or has-been actors please contact Thomas at or text/ph 0831607527.-


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: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Joe & Maura Munnelly

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Peter Langan (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members

Thursday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 7.00p.m.: Eileen Cosgrove & Mary Callaghan

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Seán Golden (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mairtín O'Flatharta
Sunday 11.30a.m.: Anthony Walsh


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Maura Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Lorcan O'Donnell, Keith Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elise Touhill, Mia Healy