Ballycastle >Local News
4th February '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.

Golf Society

Results from Strandhill Outing:

1st : Pat Byrne 41pts

2nd : John Winters 39pts

3rd : Enda Rooney 35pts

Nearest the pin: Paul Carney

Longest drive: Oliver Clarke

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on 28/2/15.

1st tee is for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

For more information contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204.



Sympathy is extended to Desmond Earley, Laragon on the death of his sister Eithne Earley, Dublin and late of Laragon, Ballycastle.


Painting with oils

The basics of painting with oils, with Nuala Clarke in Ballycastle Community Hall, Wednesdays  in FEBRUARY, 7-9pm. brush up on the basics, colour mixing, layering, composition and other fun, for anyone interested; adults and teenagers. 

4 weeks: €50 (or drop - in €15 per class).  Basic materials available, bring whatever you have.



No's drawn on 1st February were: 4. 9. 16. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €8,500.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Margaret McLean, Ballycastle

Maeve Dunne, Ballycastle

John Grier, Ballycastle

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

P.J. & Caitriona Gillespie, Ballina


Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k & 6k road race, walk & fun run on Saturday 27th June 2015.



Children's Basketball on Tuesdays at 5.30 – 6.30p.m. for 8 – 10yrs and

from 6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 11 – 14.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m. on Tuesdays.

Men & Ladies basketball on Thursdays at 8.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. Operation Transformation 5k walk and run Saturday mornings at 10am to February 14th from Ballycastle Community Hall, contact Mike 087 9145551.

Juvenile training every Friday in the Hall at 7pm.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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: People of the Parish

Monday 8.00p.m.: Deceased Regan & O'Connor Family Members

Tuesday 8.00p.m.: Paddy Connor & Deceased Family

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Alphonsus, Jacinta, Delia & Patrick Golden

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Johnny Timlin (Anniversary)

Thursday 8.00p.m.: Richard & Julia Winters & Deceased Family

Friday 8.00p.m.: Tom Doherty

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Elaine Madden (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Elizabeth & Michael Scott & Deceased Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Delaney (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: George O‘Grady

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Chloe Scott, Finn McDermott Cox

Sunday : Aoife & Megan Kearney


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Bernie Chambers, Mauretti Bn Uí Fhlatharta

7.00p.m.: Breda McNulty, Breda O'Toole