Ballycastle >Local News
24th October '12

                                                      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

Pub Quiz

Fundraising Pub Quiz in aid of Kiddies Korner in Healys on Halloween night, Wednesday 31st , at 8.30p.m.    Fancy Dress required. Best dressed award, games and auction.



St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross will host a fundraiser on Thursday 8th November at 8.00p.m. with award winning chef Nevin Maguire. Tickets €20 are available from the school, John Burkes and Ballycastle Post Office.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Results from outing to Ballinrobe on Saturday 20th October:

1st : Philip Lavin-38pts

2nd : Pat Kenny-38pts

3rd : Dominic Flanagan-38pts

Nearest to pin: Seán Forde

Longest Drive: Vincent Tomas

Donkey Prize: Seán Forde


Next outing to Mullranny Golf Club on 24th November 2012

Anyone interested in going to Hudson Bay in June 2013, please bring a deposit at next outing.

Contact number for Dominic Flanagan is 0876950976 / Michael Winters 0872290145.


Craft Fair

Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle on Saturday 24th November 12.00noon – 5.00p.m. & 8.30p.m. – 10.00p.m. and on Sunday 25th November 12.00noon – 4.00p.m. Raffle on Sunday 25th .

1st Prize: Hamper; 2nd: Small Hamper; 3rd: Set of 3 cushions; 4th: Bottle of Wine; 5th: Tin Biscuits;

6th: Box Sweets.    Lines at €2 each now on sale in local businesses.


Card Game

Ballycastle GAA Annual Card Game on Wednesday 21st November in Ballycastle Hall at 8.30p.m. €1,700 in prizes. Ladies Prize and Buyers Prize. Spot Prizes and Raffle. Tickets €10.


Fashion Show

Kiddies Korner Fashion Show on Friday 16th November in Ballycastle Hall. Doors open 7.30p.m. Cheese & wine reception. Tickets €10. Children free.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Eithne Walsh (nee McDonnell) London and Kilbride who died recently.



No's drawn on 20th October were: 3. 10. 16. 29. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €2,600. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Eoghan McNulty, Ballina

William & Tricia, Ballycastle

Caroline Nealon, Ballyknock

Brendan & Celine, Ballina

Michelle Flannery, Seaview


Ballycastle GAA begin the process of Preparing A Club Development Plan


Ballycastle GAA Club have been hard at work for the last few months preparing the ground work for their Club Development plan. The next stage in the process will take place in Ballycastle Town Hall on the 2nd November at 8pm where all interested parties are invited to a development workshop. Club PRO Mairtín Flannery was quoted as saying “the workshop is an opportunity for all our community to have their say in how they would like to see their club develop. We would love to see as many parents, former players, family members of former members or anyone with a passing interest in sports or outdoor activity, come along.”

The workshop will take no longer than two hours, and the success of the event is hugely dependant on the numbers of people who participate.

G.A. A.


Senior Football League Div 1D: Kilmovee Shamrocks defeated Ballycastle by 6 points on Saturday last.



Senior Football League Div 1D : Lacken v Ballycastle on Saturday 27 th at 5.00p.m


Community Development Course

Community Development Course continues on Wednesdays at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. All welcome to attend.



Basketball on Thursdays in the Community Hall for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Music classes

Music classes in St. John's Hall Ballycastle on Saturdays from 1pm - 2.30pm. All are very welcome


Set Dancing

Set Dancing classes in St. John's Hall Ballycastle on Wednesdays from 9pm - 11pm. Enjoy a great night out. Everyone very welcome.


Irish Dancing  Fun

Irish Dancing classes continue every Monday and Thursday, in St John's Hall, Ballycastle from 5pm till 6.30pm. New members are always welcome.  Children can start from age 3 up.



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


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group's Annual Art Exhibition ‘Faces and Places' will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Art Gallery , Ballycastle.




Library is now located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Outdoor Gym

The new outdoor fitness gym is finally installed in Suífinn Way Estate and open to anybody over the age of 50. The equipment is clearly marked with instructions on how to use each individual piece.

For further information contact Suífinn Way Centre:

Phone No: 096-43848




Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.


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. (closed for lunch 1 – 2.00p.m.)


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.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: No Mass

Tuesday: Eithne Walsh (London & Kilbride)

Wednesday: Margaret Madden (1 st Anniversary) & Martin

Thursday: Gerry O'Donnell (Anniversary) , Jim & Teresa

Friday 10.00a.m.: Johnny Tomas

Friday 8.00p.m.: Annie Kate Munnelly (Month's Mind)

Saturday 11.00a.m.: Roisín Abbott (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Private Intention

Sunday 11.30a.m.:   Johnny & Helen McHale


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Katelyn Healy, Gerry Healy

Sunday : Ciara Doyle Sweeney, Tara Earley



7.00p.m.: Mary Bryce, Eileen Tighe

7.30p.m.: Bridie Hunt, Caroline Stadler