Ballycastle >Local News
31st January '18

                                                     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     



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The organising committee of the Ballycastle Branch of the N.F.A. who held their first Agricultural and Industrial show on Thursday 11th July 1957. Included are: Messrs. M. Langan (vice-president); P. Langan (chairman); J. Reilly and M. Tighe (treasurer).

Picture by Patrick J Clarke


Would be great if someone could name everyone in the picture 


‘Lip Stink the Rivals'

Tickets available in all businesses in the village for ‘Lip Stink the Rivals' on the 10th February at a cost of €10. It promises to be a great night of fun and laughter.

Raffle on the night for fantastic prizes.

It takes place in Ballycastle Community Hall at 8.30p.m. Doors open at 7.30p.m.


No's drawn on 29th January were: 4. 16. 23. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,000. Next draw inHealys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Jim Meyler, Ballycastle

Maeve Dunne, Ballycastle

Gerry & Trish McNulty, Belderrig

A.M.C. Dunne, Ballycastle

Phil Healy, Seaview



Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Peter Langan, Ballyknock who died recently.

Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of James (Jimmy) Boland, Corballa, Co. Sligo who died suddenly last week.

May they rest in peace.



Congratulations to Annie McCann, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€168)


Ballycastle GAA Club membership and Chairde Baile an Chaisil is now due for 2018. Closing date for both is the 31st March and will not be accepted after this date.

Thank you for your continued support. 


Naomh Padraig Juvenile GAA Club

At the AGM of Naomh Padraig Juvenile GAA Club the following officers were elected:

Chairman: Seamus Smyth
Vice Chairman: Micheal McAndrew
Secretary: Barry Cox
Asst. Sec.: Bobby Egan
Treasurer: John Lawlor
PRO: Máirtín Flannery


Ballycastle Yoga

A 5-week yoga course suitable for beginners, gentle stretching, with breathing & mindfulness techniques starts Thursday 25 th January 2018 in Ballycastle Resource Centre 7.30 – 8.45pm. €50.00 for 5 classes  or €12.00 drop in class.

Contact Bernie on 087-2511726 to book a place.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. AGM will take place on Saturday 3rd February at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall.


Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.



Bingo will resume in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 5th February at 8.30p.m.

Community Hall

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.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is on 14th February


Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Kathleen & Pat Corcoran

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Eithne Earley (Anniversary)

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Deceased Members of the Noone & McDonnell Families

Friday 7.00p.m.: First Friday. Anthony, Brigid, Michael & Ann Hoban

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael & Margaret Ruane

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Yvonne Touhill (nee Langan) (1st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: M. A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: L. Fox, N. Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: E. Touhill, M. Scott