Ballycastle >Local News
30th September '09


Postman retires

Michael Anthony O'Connor has retired as postman for the Ballycastle area, having served the community for over 40 years.

We wish him many happy years of retirement.

A Retirement Buffet/Dinner will take place in the Community Hall on Saturday 3rd October at 9.00p.m. Music by Country Boy. Full Bar Facilities. Tickets €20.

Vigil Mass on Saturday 3rd will be at 7.00p.m. to facilitate people going to the Function.



The death occurred suddenly in England of Raymond Connor aged 30 years. Sympathy is extended to his parents Paddy (Carrowcullen) and Breege (nee McCann, Belderrig) , his brothers Declan and Seán, his aunts, uncles, relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.


The death occurred recently in England of Patrick Burke. Sympathy is extended to his wife Marion, his family, brothers Michael ( Killeen ), John and Jim (and brother of the late Alfie and Bernie), sisters Ellen & Mary, his relatives and friends. May he rest in peace.


Golf Society

The first outing of Ballycastle Golf Society was held in Ballina Golf Club on Saturday 26th September. 26 players participated and the results are as follows:

1st : Pat Kenny (39pts)

2nd : Eddie Keigher (38pts)

Cat 1 – 3: Vincent Tomas (33pts)

Cat 4: Michael Kelly (28pts)

Junior Player: Colin Kelly (32pts)

Nearest the Pin: Padraig Winters

Longest Drive: Daniel Kelly

Spot Prizes: Aiden Grier, Michael Winters and Brian Forde.


The next outing will be held on Saturday 24th October in Belmullet Golf Club. Anyone interested please contact Eddie Keigher 086-3618595 or Vincent Tomas 087-7719359.


Pilgrimage to Knock

Annual Killala Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock is on Sunday 4th October starting with Blessing of the Sick at 2.30p.m. followed by Mass at 3.00p.m.



No's drawn on Saturday 26th September '09 were: 5. 12. 21. 22. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 17,700euro. Next draw will take place in Polkes.

Five envelopes drawn:

P. J. Madden, Sea Road

Seán Deane, Main Street

Gerard Gallagher, Castlebar

Catherine Scott, Ballykinlettra

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass


Daycare Centre

Gentle exercises for ‘Active 55 Club' in the Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way on Wednesday mornings at 10.30a.m.



Art group commence a new season, with Sue, on Monday 5th October at 7.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Increase your Happiness and Wellbeing

Discover the ‘Power of Breathing' Workshop on Thursday 8th October at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Ballycastle. Facilitated by Mary Naylor, Breath Integration Therapist and Psychotherapist.


Craft Fair

Annual Craft Fair will take place in the Resource Centre on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November. More details later.



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


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Martin & Agnes Langan & Deceased Family

Tuesday: Ayleen Morgan

Wednesday: Michael & Mary Gilroy (Rathoonagh)

Thursday 8.00p.m. : Harvest Thanksgiving Mass

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

Saturday Vigil 7.00p.m. : People of the Parish

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Anthony & Dolores O'Horo & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Paddy Kelly

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Mary Kenny

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Kevin Healy, Megan Garry

Sunday: Alanna Hefferon, Róisín Hefferon



7.00p.m. : Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

7.30p.m. : Anne Winters, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m. : Gabrielle & Des Gribbin

8.30p.m. : Anne & P. J. Madden


Community Care:

Cook : Kathleen McDonnell

Driver: Chris Maughan