Ballycastle >Local News
23rd November '11

                                                      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

Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Ballycastle Resource Centre this coming weekend as follows:

Saturday 26th November: 6.00p.m. – 10.00p.m.

Sunday 27th November: 12.00noon – 5.00p.m.

Monday 28th November: 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Tickets €2, for Hampers and other prizes are on sale now in local businesses. Raffle will take place on Saturday night at the Craft Fair.


Dublin Gig

‘The Stone Colts' will be playing a gig in Slattery's Bar (upstairs), Rathmines on Saturday 3rd December at 9.30 p.m. Admission: €5.



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently:

Paddy Barrett, Killala (Brother of Carmel McDonnell, Doonfeeney)

Peg Murphy, Dublin (Mother of Brian Murphy, Seaview)

Bridie Langan, Shrule, (Wife of the late Martin Langan, Late of Killerduff)




Orders are now being taken for Hoodies, Jackets and Polo Shirts, which will be available for Christmas. All orders to be in by 1st December - no later.

Next order will be in June.


Hoodies, Jackets and Polo Shirts are available in both adult and childrens sizes.

Go to to view or contact Deaglán Mac Conghamhna

(087 2515292)

Exercise Club


Exercise Club every Tuesday in Suífinn Centre at 11.00a.m. followed by a game of Boccia.



No's drawn on Saturday 19th November were: 3. 12. 13. 17. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €8,000. Next draw in Polkes.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Padraig & Brian McCann, Belderrig

Una Deane, Ballycastle

Donal Tomas, Ballyglass

Chloe Sweeney, Rathlacken

Caroline, Irene, Michelle, Donal & Tony McLean, Ballycastle


Ballycastle Golf Society

Next outing in Enniscrone Golf Club on November 26th at 10.00am.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Padraig Winters on 086 3203736



T.J.'s next dance will be held in Ballycastle Hall on Sunday 27th November commencing at 10.30p.m. Music by Cadallac. On Sunday 11th December the final dance for this year will be held in the Hall. Music by the Irish Knights. Tea/Coffee and light refreshments will be served at both dances.


Consultation Event


The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is hosting an information day to provide an update on the final stage of the Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS) project consenting phase. The aim of the day will be to explain the general findings of the environmental impact assessment to interested parties, as well as outlining the details of the foreshore lease application process and the public consultation period that will be part of it. SEAI staff will be available at the information day to answer queries and gather feedback.

We would appreciate if you could include a note in your newsletter to inform people of the event, or insert a copy of the attached.  The main details are below

What:   Consultation Ev e nt: A tlanti c Marin e Energy Test Site

Date: Wednesday 30th November 2011

Time: 2pm – 8pm

Location: SEAI offices, Belmullet Civic Centre, Belmullet

To register your interest in attending, please email:


Senior Citizen's Party

Senior Citizen's Mass and Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 11th December.



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



Artworks are constantly on display in the Art Gallery upstairs in the Resource Centre, so please drop in to the Gallery when visiting Ballycastle.

Ballycastle art can be viewed at


Ballycastle Book Club

Meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. For further details contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Community Care

Meals for elderly and anyone that would like to avail of this service continues on Monday and Friday each week from 12.00 – 1.30p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.

Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street.

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies football at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer (Adults only) at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Church Notices

Holy Souls Novena Began on Tuesday 22nd November and finishes on Wednesday 30th November.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Jim & Teresa & Gerry O'Donnell

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Novena & Mass. Dan (Annivesary) & Catherine & Joe Tighe

Wednesday 7.00p.m: Novena & Mass. Holy Souls

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Novena & Mass. Ellen Horsfield

Friday 7.00p.p.m: Novena & Mass. Brigid & Peter Langan

Saturday 10.00a.m.: Novena & Mass. Brigid & Tom Rowan (Ballykinlettra)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Novena & Mass. John Burke (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret D'Arcy

Sunday 7.00p.m.: Novena & Prayers


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Róisín Hefferon, Ciara Doyle Sweeney

Sunday : Shane Grier, Conor Tomas



7.00p.m.: Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

7.30p.m.: Miriam Burke, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m.: Gabrielle & Des Gribbin

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