Ballycastle >Local News
30th December '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.

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Cycling Club

3rd Annual Baile an Chaisil Christmas cycle (36km) on Friday 1st January. Spin off at 12.30p.m. from Healys, Main Street . Refreshments afterwards in Healys.


The club held its AGM in the Wolfdog Tavern, Killala on Sunday 13th December with a nice crowd in attendance which was most encouraging. The outgoing Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer gave their reports on what was an exciting and successful 2015 season for Baile an Chaisil CC. Next on the agenda was the election of officers for 2016.

Baile an Chaisil Committee elected for 2016:

Chairperson: Noel Kelly

Secretary: Peter Regan

Treasurer: Cara Finnerty

Child Protection Officer : Máirtín Flannery

Fundraising Officer : Lorraine Munnelly

PRO: Máirtín Flannery

Following the election of officers, discussions were held on how to make 2016 another exciting and successful year for BACCC. There was plenty of lively debate with many worthy contributors and the overall sentiment was one of enthusiasm for the year ahead. We wish the newly elected officers the best of luck for the year ahead. Let's make 2016 another great year for BACCC.



The Club will host its Presentation Social Dinner Dance on Saturday 2nd January in Hotel Ballina commencing at 8p.m. Tickets for this event are available from Martin 087-2671759, Joe 086-8453067, 087-2647549 or Eilish 087-793 6942 or contact any member of the committee. There are a limited number of tickets available.



At the AGM of Ballycastle GAA Club the following officers were elected:
Patron: Fr. Brian Conlon
President: John Burke
Chairman: Martin Heffernan
Asst. Chairman: Aidan Grier
Secretary: Joe Gardiner
Treasurer: Eilish McCann
Asst. Treasurer: Martin Tighe
PRO : Máirtín Flannery
Asst. PRO : Edel Golden
Irish Language and Cultural Officer: Deaglan Mac Conghamhna
Club Executives: Michéal McDonnell, Brian Healy, Padraig Madden, Tony Darcy.

We wish everyone all the best for 2016.


50/50 Draw:

Winners of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw were Marissa Earley who won €318,

Michael Doherty (Snr), Doonfeeney €100, Des Hegarty, Glencalry €50,

Teresa Munnelly, Breaffy €25.


The death occurred last week of Vincent Collins, Suífinn Way . Sympathy is extended to his daughter Jacqueline and her husband Dave, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


Lotto Jackpot now €13,200

No's drawn on 28th December were: 5. 23. 27. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Kelly, Carrowcubic

John Clarke, Ballycastle

Gillian Grier, Conaghrea

Kathleen Boyle, Carrowcubic

Buddy & Lisa, c/o Katie Macs

Tickets can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs and Craft Shop.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 4th January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Athletic Club

AGM will take place on Friday 23rd January at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall.

Athletic training will resume on Saturday 9th January at 10.00a.m.


Fundraiser Auction

The Fundraiser for Peter Auction is now open for bidding! Don't miss your chance to bid on exciting items in support of Peter! All proceeds will go directly to Peter. You can either leave a message on Facebook or ring the following numbers: 0863225128/0863828713/0872671759. Thank you.

Anyone wishing to donate directly can do so by donating into a Bank Account:

Allied Irish Bank sort code 937029
Account name is: Peter Sweeney Fund
Account number: 19751056
Bic: aibkie2d
IBAN: ie36aibk93702919751056 


Items up for Auction so far:

2 tickets to the Ireland v Wales 6 Nations game

10x6 Trailer of turf

13x7 Box of Turf

Signed Ballycastle Jersey by the Winning County Championship Team

Signed Connacht Jersey

50 free round bales – cut and delivered to your farm ( you supply the plastic ) Sponsored by Owen Gilvarry

DJ for the night supplied by DJ Tiny

100 yards/10 Hoppers of Turf to be turned next Summer

Auction will end on 1st January.



Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


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: Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years

Basketball for ages 10 – 14 from 6.30 – 7.30p.m.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 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: No Mass

Tuesday: James, Elizabeth & Eithne Earley

Wednesday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for Vincent Collins

Thursday 8.00p.m.: James McDonnell

Friday 12.00noon: Elaine Madden (1st Anniversary)

Friday 8.15p.m. : Jack (Anniversary), Bridget & Pat Langan (Padre Pio Novena)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Francie Healy (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mickey Joe, Johnny & Michael McHale


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: Tony Carden, Róisín O'Donnell

Sunday: Kate Heffernan, Liam Fox