Ballycastle >Local News
24th August '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


Congratulations to Leo Golden, Ballycastle who has been appointed Principal of St. Muredach's College, Ballina. Best wishes to him in his new position.



Tom Langan Cup:

Semi Finals take place on Saturday 27th August in Ballycastle.

Ballycastle v Enniscrone at 5.00p.m.

Kilfian v Lacken at 7.00p.m.

Extra time if necessary.

Final takes place at 12.30p.m. on Sunday 28th .


St. Patrick's College

St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross re-opens on Monday 29 th August for 1st and 5th years,

Tuesday 30th for 2nd , 3rd and Transition years and Wednesday 31st August for all students.


‘Kiddies Korner'

‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool re-opens on Monday 5th September 9.15a.m. – 12.15p.m. and afternoon session from 2.00p.m. – 3.00p.m.


Social Dance

Dance in Ballycastle Hall on Sunday 28th August 10.30p.m. – 12.30a.m. Music by Jimmy Hynes & The Crusaders. Tea and coffee served.




No's drawn on Saturday 20th August were: 3. 7. 16. 28. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €6,700. Next Draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Josie Irwin, Moygownagh

Una Forde, Rathoonagh

Anne T. Healy, Heathfield

A. & M. Dunne, Ballycastle


Cake Sale

Thanks to all who supported St. John's Cake Sale on 13th August, to all who gave donations, baked cakes and gave preserves. Amount raised: €1,140.


Race Night

Ballycastle G.A.A. Race Night will take place on Saturday 3rd September in McNamees Lounge.


Céide Fields

Céide Fields, along with all OPW Heritage Sites, is now offering free admission to everybody on the first Wednesday of every month. Open every day from 10.00a.m. to 6.00p.m.


Retirement Function

Retirement Function for Monsignor Seán Killeen in Downhill House Hotel on Friday 16th September '11 commencing at 8.00p.m. Music by Medicine Bow. Tickets €25 will be on sale from mid August.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Michael Kelly on 087 9145551.


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group Annual Art Exhibition, entitled “Brushstrokes”, will be open from 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. Monday to Friday until September 1st 2011. 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 9.00p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies Indoor Soccer 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

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Deceased McDonnell Family (Portnahalla)

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Private Intention

Wednesday: Deceased Healy Family (Carrowniskey)

Thursday: The sick of the Parish

Friday: The Faithful Departed

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Pat & Tessie Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Private Intention


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Seamus O'Connor

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Eoin Keigher, Megan Garry

Sunday : Karen Healy, Patrick Gaughan



7.00p.m.: Mass

7.15p.m.: Loretto Munnelly, Maureen Healy

7.30p.m.: Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell

8.00pm.: Philomena Hunt, Anne Healy