An AED Defibrillator is located
in Ballycastle Community Hall
In the event of
a person collapsing and becoming unresponsive:
999 (landline) or 112
local Defibrillator Responder on
A) 086-257-6771 or B) 086-257-6772
CPR immediately while awaiting responder and emergency
on Downpatrick head, on a sacred evening like this,
the sea is almost completely calm, only rippled by the gentlest
So hard to imagine this placid sea, where the rising moonbeam
rise to raging tempest like a million roaring lions.
I quietly leave the twilight head and continue on my rambles,
the crows are flying in little groups to their roost above
Ballycastle is like a Christmas card at this darkening hour
the smoke of starting fires and the house lights along the
I see the lighted windows in each snug and warm abode,
from Killerduff in the distance to the homes on Killala road.
It reminded me of olden customs when each window had candle
guide St Joseph and Mary on the first holy Christmas night.
I can still make out the rugged cliffs with their jagged rocks
serrated along to the beautiful beach
the Ballinglen is consummated.
The street is steep and still now, the church is dark and
the street lights change from red to yellow to dispel the
dark of night.
I see lovely landscape paintings as I look through the gallery
smokers outside Healys and Katies, they salute me as I pass.
I am weary now from walking and I fancy a creamy jar
I`ll start with a nice hot toddy in Mc Namee`s tramps bar.
Saturday 10th December from 5pm to 7pm, the first ever Ballycastle
Christmas experience will be held in the Shambles, a celebration
of the spirit of Christmas in a stunning setting - Santa and
Mrs Claus in their grotto, the elves in their workshop, a
living crib with real animals, live music and other entertainment,
food and drink for every taste. Ballycastle Christmas experience
promises a fantastic evening out for the whole family.
Service in St. John's Church on Sunday 4th December at 8.00p.m.
with tea and cake after in St. John's Hall. All are welcome.
you to all who supported and to all who helped in any way
with the Christmas Fair last weekend.
: Willow , Hilltop House
: Arlene Tomas
: Marion Galt
: Catherine Scott
: P. J. Gillespie
of the Bottle of Brandy: Michelle Carroll
drawn on 28th November were: 5. 11. 18. 25. No Jackpot winner.
draw in Katie Macs.
Murphy, Hillcrest, Killala
& Anne Carey, Doonfeeney
can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office,
Katie Macs and Craft Shop.
is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Madeline
Connolly, Dalkey (Sister-in-law of Una Connolly, Suífinn
is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Breege
McManamon, Dublin (Aunt of Eileen McHale, Belderrig).
they rest in peace.
to Albert McHale winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€213).
Baile an Chaisil
Baile an Chaisil now available. Contact Eilis Ormsby on 0877936942
or Martin Tighe on 0863957586 for more details.
an Chaisil CC
in its 4th year, the Baile an Chaisil Christmas cycle takes
place on 1st January at 12 noon. This year's chosen cause
is St. John's Hall.
Starting from St John's Hall we have a 36km and a 12km family
cycle. What better way to burn off the excess of the Holiday
season than taking to the roads of beautiful North Mayo. Refreshments
after in St John's Hall. Donations welcome.
training on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm in the Hall. Beginners welcome.
interested in joining Pilates classes in Ballycastle Hall
please contact Kathleen Boyle at 086-0667192.
in the Community Hall on Monday 5th December at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed
Jackpot of €300.
Group continues on Tuesdays in Suífinn Centre at 1.00p.m.
until further notice.
by Keith Wilson RUA - "Being Here" in the
Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.
classes in the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday
evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.
Irish music classes in Killala Community Centre on Thursday
nights from 8pm to 9pm. Contact 086 3016691.
Training on Mondays (Church car park) at 6.30p.m. and on Fridays
(Community Hall) at 6.30pm
will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 3pm on
the 1st Wednesday of every month.
times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:
Friday 9.00a.m. 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. 9.00p.m.
€5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months
or €120 per year.
dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm,
Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm. Newcomers welcome.
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.
souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks,
biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's Crosses, Mayo Crystal
and a range of other items.
Facilities available :
Information, Photocopying, Laminating, Typing.
Friday 10.00a.m. 5.00p.m. (closed for lunch 1 2.00p.m.)
: Bingo at 8.30p.m.
Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. 6.30p.m. for children aged
for ages 10 14 from 6.30 7.30p.m.
basketball at 8.00p.m.
all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901
at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)
Maggie & Michael Ruane & Pat (Anniversary)
8.00p.m.: Ellen & Ann Langan. Padre Pio Novena
12.00noon: Peter Harrison (Month's Mind)
8.15p.m.: Michael McLean (Anniversary)
11.30a.m.: Mickey Joe McHale (Anniversary)
& Deceased Family Members
Tony & Keith Carden
Katelin O'Donnell, Nathan Doherty