Ballycastle >Local News
24th January '18

                                                     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     



No's drawn on 22nd January were: 10. 12. 13. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €4,900. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff

Mary Boyle, Ballycastle

Kellie Barrett, Ballycastle

Marla Kennedy, Main Street

Patrick McDonnell, Carrowniskey


West Coast Vintage Society

Tractor Run in memory of Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney on Sunday 28th January at 11.00a.m. starting at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. Proceeds from the run will be donated to The Irish Cancer Society. All tractors, cars and bikes (new and old) will be welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Ballinglen Event

Groundbreaking Event - arrival of construction crew for start of Museum of Contemporary Art build on Friday 26th January at 2.00 p.m.

We hope you will all be able to join us in celebrating these events.

Do drop in for a cup of tea!



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of Harry Joynt, Suífinn Way who died recently and Tom Corcoran who died in Australia (Brother of the late Pat Corcoran, Sea Road and the late Bridget Langan, Carrowcur).

May they rest in peace.



Congratulations to Tricia Forde and Willie Wills, winners of last week's 50/50 Draw (€185)


Seaview Fundraiser

A big thank you to Frank, Mary and staff of McNamees who sold tickets for Seaview resident's fundraiser.  The hamper was won by Annette Garry on Saturday night. The number drawn in the national lottery was 34. Raffle tickets for the other two hampers are still available in John Burkes and Healy's Bar.


Ballycastle Yoga

A 5-week yoga course suitable for beginners, gentle stretching, with breathing & mindfulness techniques starts Thursday 25th January 2018 in Ballycastle Resource Centre 7.30 – 8.45pm. €50.00 for 5 classes  or €12.00 drop in class.

Contact Bernie on 087-2511726 to book a place.


‘Lip Stink the Rivals'

The voices are been trained and the dodgy dance moves are being polished in Ballycastle as we speak.

Ballycastle GAA and Kiddies Korner Playschool are currently gearing up for their ‘Lip Stink the Rivals' which takes place in Ballycastle Community Hall on the 10th February at 8.30p.m. Doors open at 7.30p.m.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. AGM will take place on Saturday 3rd February at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall.


Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings at 6.30p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 10.00a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.



Bingo will resume in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 5th February at 8.30p.m.



Special offer for the month of January - €100 for 1 year's membership.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months.

Gift Vouchers available in Mary's Tea Rooms and the Post Office.

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.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is on 14th February


Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for Harry Joynt

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Deceased Members of the Langan & Jordan Families

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Private Intention

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Eileen Cosgrove (Anniversary) & Mary Callaghan

Friday 7.00p.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Mairtín O'Flatharta (1st Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Anthony Walsh (Anniversary); Una Connolly (Month's Mind)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Anthony & Paddy Geraghty (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: E. Loftus, O. Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: M. Tighe, L. Ruane