Ballycastle >Local News
29th September '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.


Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Grace Kelly, Muingelly and David Gordon who were married in St. Brigid's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 24th September.




No's drawn on Saturday 25th September were: 5. 9. 13. 26. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €2,000. Next Draw in Polkes.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Phil & Dylan Healy, Seaview

Brian Polke, Ballycastle

M. A. O'Connor, Sea Road

Padraig McDonnell, Carrowniskey

Kathleen Boyle, Carrowcubic


Crossborder Orchestra of Ireland

The 4th, 5th & 6th class pupils in Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ballycastle, will sing in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar on Sunday 13th February 2011 at 3.00p.m. as part of Crossborder Orchestra of Ireland . The pupils will sing with a number of other schools from all over Ireland and will be accompanied by 140-piece orchestra. All are welcome to purchase tickets to this musical performance which will go on sale in the Royal Theatre on 1st October.



Welcome Inn Senior Football League: Ballycastle v Kilmaine on Sunday 3rd October at 2.30p.m. in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Card Game:

Ballycastle G.A.A. are holding their Annual Card Game on Wednesday 15th December in Ballycastle Hall at 8.30p.m. Tickets 10euro.


Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Harvest Thanksgiving Service in St. John's Church , Ballycastle on Friday 8th October at 8.00p.m. All are welcome.


Women's Group

Meeting on Thursday 7th October at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Community Alert

A large number attended the Community Alert meeting on Tuesday last in the Community Hall. Inspector Joe Doherty, Ballina and Garda Brian McGuire attended. The following officers were elected:

Chairperson: Mary Hefferon

Secretary : Seán Hunt

Treasurer : Frankie Scanlon

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 21st October at 9.00p.m.

Spanish Lessons

Anyone interested in Spanish Lessons in the Resource Centre, contact Arturo at 087-9318634. All levels, own system and text book, translations: Spanish – English, English – Spanish.


Tractor Run

West Coast Vintage Society tractor Road Run on Sunday 3rd October in aid of Cancer Care West and Ballina Hospital . Contact Alastair at 087 2111211.


Killala Swim Group

Swim & Sauna starting 5th October for 25 weeks from 9.30p.m. – 10.30p.m.. Cost: €70. Contact Julie 096-32280 or Mary 096-32308.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Next Outing:  30th October in Ballinrobe Golf Club. All visitors welcome. Anyone interested in playing please contact Vincent Tomas 087-7719359 or Michael Kelly 087-9145551.


Craft Fair

Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Ballycastle Resource Centre on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November. More details later.


Craft Shop

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies Indoor Soccer at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer: Teenagers at 8.00p.m. and Adults only at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Basketball

Friday : Social 25 card game at 8.30p.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: Holy Souls

Tuesday: Private Intention

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: Paddy, Peter & Johnny Barrett (Keerglen)

Friday 8.00p.m. : Bridget, Annie & Mary Sweeney ( 7.45p.m. St. Pio Novena)

Saturday 8.15p.m. : Teresa Forde (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Jodie Kelly, Liam Óg Barrett, Zach Kelly, Conor Tomas

Sunday: Patrick Gaughan, Michael Tighe, Martin Sweeney, Gráinne Flannery



7.00p.m. : Rose Lavelle, Mary Anne Sweeney

7.30p.m. : Mary Walsh, Mary Boyle

8.00p.m. : Rita Langan, John Morgan

8.30p.m. : Margaret Walsh, Mary Timlin