Ballycastle >Local News
3rd August '11

                                                      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


Congratulations to Jennifer Tighe, Shanaghy, Ballycastle who won the ‘Bronze Woman' title for the second year in a row, in Belderrig on Saturday 30th July.


Outdoor Mass

Mass for the Dead in Ballycastle Graveyard at 6.00p.m. on Sunday 7th August.

Clerical Changes

We wish Monsignor Seán Killeen many years of health and happiness in his retirement. He was Parish Priest in Ballycastle since January 1993 and will be missed.

We welcome Fr. Michael Harrison as new Parish Priest in Ballycastle.

Retirement Function

Retirement Function for Monsignor Seán Killeen in Downhill House Hotel on Friday 16th September '11 commencing at 8.00p.m. Music by Medicine Bow. Tickets €25 will be on sale from mid August.


Ballycastle Golf Society

38 Golfers participated in Ballycastle Golf Society outing to Ballina Golf Club on Saturday 30th July. The results are as follows:
1st : Colin Kelly (40 pts Countback)

2nd : Noel Maughan (40 pts)

3rd : Vincent Tomas (38 pts)

Beginner : Philip Lavin (36 pts)
Nearest the pin: Oliver Clarke

Longest drive : Dermot Kelly

Donkey Member: Noel Kelly

Donkey Beginner : Enda Burke.
The next outing is to Westport GC on Saturday 20th August.
Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Michael Kelly on 087 9145551.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Karen Tomas, (Niece of Mary & Martin Tomas, Ballyglass) who has died in England .


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group Annual Art Exhibition, entitled “Brushstrokes”, will be open from 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. Monday to Friday until September 1st 2011. Artworks are constantly on display in the Art Gallery upstairs in the Resource Centre, so please drop in to the Gallery when visiting Ballycastle.


Ballycastle art can be viewed at



Céide Fields

Céide Fields, along with all OPW Heritage Sites, is now offering free admission to everybody on the first Wednesday of every month. We are open every day from 10.00a.m. to 6.00p.m.


Cake Sale

Cake Sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 13th August at 8.30p.m. with

home-made cakes, bread, jams, garden produce and lots of other items. Spot prizes on door tickets. Admission €3. Children free. All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church , Ballycastle.


Race Night

Ballycastle GAA are having a Race Night on Saturday 20th August in Seaview Lounge starting at 9.30p.m.




No's drawn on Saturday 30th July were: 4. 7. 10. 20. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €6,400. Next Draw in Polkes.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Sarah Murphy, Corofin, Co. Galway

Seán Cavish, Ballycastle

Ashley Boyle & Cleo, Ballycastle

Carmel Moyles. Lacken

Michelle & Dave Carroll, Castlebar



Club Membership can be paid to Martin Hefferon, Chairman, Éilis Ormsby, Treasurer or any Club officer. Students and O.A.P.'s: €10; Single: €25; Family: €40


Ballycastle Book Club

Meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. For further details contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Community Care

Meals for elderly and anyone that would like to avail of this service continues on Monday and Friday each week from 12.00 – 1.30p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023 , for details and arrangement.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street .

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 9.00p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies Indoor Soccer at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer (Adults only) at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Joe O'Donnell (Anniversary)

Tuesday: Noel Deane

Wednesday: Any Mass Intention overlooked

Thursday 8.00p.m.: Margaret D'Arcy

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tom & Bridget Tighe, Peggy & John Hughes

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Alanna Hefferon, Róisín Hefferon

Sunday : Emma Maughan, Shane Maughan



7.00p.m.: Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

7.30p.m.: Miriam Burke, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m: Gabrielle Gribbin, Des Gribbin

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