Ballycastle >Local News
28th August '13

                                                      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

Road Race     Click for larger image

Ballycastle 10k Road Race, Walk & Fun Run coastal challenge on Sunday 1st September 2013 at 2.00p.m.  Chipped timing.  €15 entry fee.  Enter now or register on the day in the Community Hall from 10.30a.m. – 1.30p.m.  Email:

Anyone who can help on the day in any way please contact Michael on 087-9145551.

Meeting on Friday 30th August at 8.30p.m. in the Resource Centre for stewards and helpers.


Lotto Winner

Congratulations to Cath Doores, Doonadoba who won the Lotto Jackpot on Saturday 24th August.

No's drawn were: 5. 25. 28. 30.   New Jackpot €1,000.

St. Patrick's College

St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross re-opens for students as follows:

Tuesday 27th August: 2nd & 5th years

Wednesday 28th August: 3rd & 6th years

Thursday 29th & Friday 31st August: All students (except TY)

Monday 2nd September: All students and Transition Year Students

'Kiddies Korner'

'Kiddies Korner' Playschool and after-school service re-opens Monday 2nd September.


Community and neighbourhood Barbeque on Saturday 31st August, Healys Bar, Ballycastle at 8.00p.m.  BBQ, Music, Raffle.  Proceeds in aid of Annaghmore National School . 

Lough Derg

One day retreat to Lough Derg on Sunday 1st September. For further information contact Mary McGrath on 097-87842.


Craft Fair

Annual Christmas Craft Fair will be held in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November '13. More details later.


Golf Society

Outing to Tubbercurry on 31st August '13.



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

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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more. Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)

Shop open on Saturdays from 11.00a.m. – 4.00p.m. until the end of August.


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group Annual Art Exhibition ‘Fáilte' will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle. www.ballycastletourism/



Library is 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 in Suífinn Way Estate is 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.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball 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.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Weekly Newsletter compiled by Maeve Dunne 28/8/13

Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 8.00p.m.: Paul Doherty

Tuesday 8.00p.m.: Mary and Martin Gilroy and Deceased Family Members

Wednesday: B. Tomas, Ballyglass

Thursday: People of the Parish

Friday: The Holy Souls

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Frank Stadler

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Private Intention


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Gerry Healy, Patricia Loftus

Sunday : Niamh McAndrew, Anna Heffernan



7.00p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly, Mary Connor

7.30p.m.: Anne & Paddy McDonnell