Ballycastle >Local News
18th August '10

                                                      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                                                            services.

Gold Medal Winner

Congratulations to Laura McAndrew, Heathfield, Ballycastle who won Gold in Continuous Sparring

U-17, in the W.O.M.A.A. World Martial Games X1 which were held in Killarney on 20th , 21st and 22nd August. Laura also won Bronze in Intermediate Forms (Traditional Kata).


Laura is a member of Moy Valley Freestyle Martial Arts School and the school collected a number of gold, silver and bronze over the weekend.


Having qualified nationally for IMAF World Open Championships being held in Poland on 15th , 16th and 17th October, Coach Master Harry Thompson will travel with 11 of his students to compete. The school is back in training this week in preparation. We wish them well.



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Éilis McCann, Belderrig and Seamus Ormsby, Ballinglen, who were married in St. Teresa's Church, Belderrig on Saturday 21st August.




No's drawn on Saturday 21st August were: 5. 16. 21. 25 . No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €1,500. Next Draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Evelyn McDonnell, Rathlacken

Fiona Dee, c/o Peggy, Muingreevagh

Martin McAndrew, Main Street

Patrick McDonnell, Carrowniskey

Roisín Abbot, Muingelly



Mayo Junior Championship Play-off: Ballina Stephenites v Ballycastle on Sunday 29th August at 1.30p.m. in Killala.


‘Act Up' – Making Drama Fun


Drama classes recommence on 6th September in the Fáilte Rooms, Lacken

4 – 8yrs at 5.00p.m. ; 8 – 12yrs at 6.00p.m.

Drama gives confidence, social skills, creativity and a chance to express oneself.

For further details, contact Áine at 086-3200194.


Tidy Towns

The committee wish to thank all who supported the annual collection, also those who helped with the collection. Amount collected - €650.


Cake Sale

Thank you to everyone who supported St. John's Cake Sale on Saturday14th August, to those who gave donations, gifts, vouchers, baked cakes, gave preserves etc. ‘Guess the weight of the cake' was won by Mary Jackson, Killerduff. Amount raised was €1,350 euro.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Saturday next, August 28th , the group travel to Enniscrone for their next outing. Anyone interested please contact Eddie Keigher 086-3618595 or Vincent Tomas 087-7719359


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Women's Art Group Annual Art Exhibition ‘Beyond Horizons' remains open Monday – Friday from 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. Tel: 096-43946.


Community Hall

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: Michael F. Munnelly

Tuesday: Deceased Timlin Family (The Glen)

Wednesday: John Walsgrove

Thursday: Tom, Sheila & Vincent Cavish

Friday: Madden & Keane Families

Saturday 8.15p.m. : Frank Stadler

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Jim & Bridgie Horan & Cathal

Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Tommy Timlin, Eoin Keigher

Sunday: Katie Jackson, Andrew Healy



7.00p.m. : Loretto Munnelly, Maureen Healy

7.30p.m. : Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell

8.00p.m. : Philomena Hunt, Anne Healy