Ballycastle >Local News
25th March '15

                                                      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.

Some photos from St. Patrick's Day Parade in Photo Gallery.


Junior Comortás Peile na Gaeltachta Semi-Final on Saturday 28th March.

Baile an Chaisil v Cill tSeadhna (Ballycastle v Kiltane) in Tourmakeady at 1.30p.m.


Ballycastle Tidy Towns

National Spring Clean Day on Good Friday, 3rd April. Meet at the old National School at 11.00a.m.

All volunteers welcome.


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner are starting a super draw. This means that for €5 per week you could be entered for a

bi-annual draw with prize funds to the value of €14,000. This is a confined draw with a maximum number of 150 participants and a minimum number of 100 participants.

The 1st draw will take place at the end of November with the second at the end of March.

There will be 5 prizes of €1,000 and 4 prizes of €500 at each draw. These prizes are based on 100 participants, and will increase if more than 100 people join.

The cost to enter the draw is €260 per year. Interested parties can pay this in a number of ways:

  • Once off payment of €260 by cash or cheque
  • 2 payments of €130 by cash or cheque
  • Weekly direct debit of €5
  • Direct debit every 4 weeks of €20

Anyone interested should let us know as soon as possible. You can contact any committee or staff member. Thank you for your interest. Kiddies Korner.

Road Run

Kilfian Vintage Club Road Run, in memory of Brendan Munnelly, on Easter Monday 6th April. Meet at McHales Pub, Kilfian at 12noon. Leave approx 1.00p.m. €20 per vehicle. Proceeds to Oncology Unit, Castlebar.



No's drawn on 21st March were: 2. 5. 9. 30. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €9,200.

Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Earley, c/o Healys

Amigo & Peggy, Seaview Place

A.& J. Greene, Ballycastle

Josie Irwin, Moygownagh

Patsy & Wanda O'Neill, Muingreevagh


Only Irish Midnight Walk

This years Midnight (5Km) Walk will take place on Good Friday 3rd April  by following the ‘Yellow Brick Road' around the Breaffy Loop in Kilfian. As an added dimension to this year's venture the mystery Wizard will be on the route as you pass along on the Yellow Brick Road . Who can it be remains a mystery and you can enter the ‘Guess the Wizard's Name' draw in the clubhouse before and after the walk. There will be clues along the route and also in the clubhouse. Entry for this draw is just €2 per guess and the winner will receive half the Wizard's pot. Registration for the walk is €10 with juniors €5. Following last year's success the club are looking forward to welcoming even more participants this year. There will also be Sky Lanterns and others as well as novelties for juniors. Refreshments served afterwards. This is the only Midnight Walk in Ireland and is suitable for all ages. Please do not bring pets.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on Saturday 4th April. 1st tee is at 10am. Be there for 9.30am

Deposits and names for away trip to Bundoran on weekend of June 5th /6th will be taken at Westport outing. 

For more info contact David Alexander on 0877965080 or Ollie Clarke on 0860579204


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall) , Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot. 086-822-2126.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street stocking goods by local craftworkers e.g. knitwear, crochet, handmade cards, wooden bowls, cushions, cot quilts, etc.

Ballycastle souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses, Mayo Crystal and a range of other items.


Other Facilities available :

Tourist Information, Photocopying, Laminating, 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.

Tuesday: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: John & Kathleen Nealon & Deceased Family

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Anne Brandon

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 7.30p.m.: Eddie Gilmartin

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Frances & Annie Donoghue

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Richard Timlin (1st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon, John Maughan, George O'Grady

Sunday: Margaret Burke, Michael A. O'Connor, Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Rebecca Maguire, David Doherty

Sunday : Leah Munnelly, Jamie Timlin


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly, Mary Connor

7.00p.m.: Anne & Paddy McDonnell