Ballycastle >Local News
2nd December '09


The death occurred suddenly on Friday 27th November of Helen Tighe, Rathkip, Ballina (nee Collins, late of Kilcommin, Carrowmore-Lacken) . Sincere sympathy is extended to her husband Noel (Muingreevagh), her children Eleanor, Stephen, Michael and Ailish, her sister Madge Loughney, brother Noel Collins, her extended family, relatives and friends.

Helen was a teacher in Stella Maris Secondary School, Ballycastle for some time before the school closed. May she rest in peace.


Table Quiz


Table Quiz, in aid of Christmas Lights, will be held in Healys on Friday 11th December at 9.30p.m. Raffle on the night.

West Coast Vintage Society


West Coast Vintage Society A. G. M. will be held on Tuesday 8th December at 8.30p.m. in Ballycastle Resource Centre.



Ballycastle GAA are holding a race night next Saturday Night 12th December, in the Belderrig Bay Hotel. Horses are on sale for €20 each and Race sponsors would be greatly appreciated at €50 per race. Contact club members if you want to support, or call Martin Heffernan on 087-2671759. Please come out and support.

First race commencing at 9.00pm .


Ballycastle Golf Society

Results of Mulranny Outing on
28th November '09 :
Overall Winners:
1st : Dominic Flanagan 35pts (Back 9)
2nd : Eddie Keigher 35pts
3rd : Michael Gilroy 34pts
1st : Noel Kelly 31pts
2nd : Daniel Forde 30pts
Nearest the Pin: Raymond Finnerty
Longest Drive: Alan Kelly
Derby : John Murphy

Next Outing Monday December 28th in Belmullet



No's drawn on Saturday 28th November '09 were: 7. 12. 19. 22. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 18,600euro. Next draw in McNamees.

Five envelopes drawn:

Dr. Clinton, Ballycastle

Anne Ormsby, Killena

Anne T. Healy, Heathfield

Patrick Conmy, Ballycastle

Lesley & Patrick Gaughan, Seaview Place .

Craft Fair

Women's Group would like to thank all who supported their Christmas Raffle and Craft Fair last weekend and thank you to Local Businesses for selling tickets.

Congratulations to the following Raffle winners:

1st Prize (Hamper): Chloe & Emma Sweeney, Lacken

2nd : Mark Dunne, Ballycastle

3rd : Margaret (Peggy) Burke, Main Street

4th : Rose Lavelle, Main Street

5th : R. W. Wallace, Hilltop House, Ballycastle

6th : Daniel Jackson, Galway

7th : Áine McNamee, Carrowcubic

Women's Group

Women's Group night out in Healys on Tuesday 8th December at 9.30p.m. All women welcome.

Carol Service

Carol Service in St. John's Church , Ballycastle on Sunday 13th December at 7.30p.m. All welcome.

Over 50's


Sport/Activities/Exercises on Wednesday 9th December at 10.30a.m. in the Community Hall for mainly the over-50's age group. Instructor from the HSE. Free. All welcome.


Senior Citizens

Senior Citizen's Mass and Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 13th December in the Community Hall.


Cake Sale

Fundraising Cake Sale on Saturday 12th December after 8.15p.m. Mass in aid of St. Brigid's National School .


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Jackson & McHale Families ( Sea Road )

Tuesday: Noel Deane

Wednesday: Oliver & Patrick Burke (Carrowcur)

Thursday: Del Safe

Friday 8.00p.m. : Peter (Anniversary) & Mary Kelly ( 7.45p.m. St. Pio Novena)

Saturday 12.00noon: Gerry O'Donnell (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m. : Paddy Winters (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Michael McLean


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Michael Kelly



Saturday Vigil: Mary Jo Lavelle

Sunday: Aidan Tighe



Saturday Vigil: Saoirse O'Connor, Karen Healy

Sunday: Jodie Kelly, Zach Kelly



7.00p.m. : Paddy & Anne McDonnell

7.30p.m. : Phil Healy, Anne Callaghan

8.00p.m. : Anne Scott, Eileen Tighe


Community Care:

Cook: Bridie Langan

Driver: Caroline Nealon