Ballycastle >Local News
4th January '17

                                                     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.

Lotto Jackpot €18,500

No's drawn on 3rd January were: 13. 14. 18. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Frank & Tom, Ballycastle

Fiona & Richard Timlin, Ballycastle

Katie Ruddy (x 2), Ballycastle

Trisha Forde, c/o Katie Macs

Tickets can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs and Craft Shop.


Raffle Winners

Winners of the Suífinn Way New Year's Raffle were:

1st: Eve Kelly

2nd: Geraldine O'Connor

3rd: Jodi McDonnell

4th: Martin McHale

5th: Simon Barrett


Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently:

- Mary Gilboy (sister of Peggy Burke, Patricia Gilroy and Stephenie Jackson, Ballycastle)

- Thomas Barrett (Tommy), Seaview and late of Carrowneaden, Ballycastle

- Annie Henry, Kilglass (Aunt of Michael Langan, Doonfeeney)

- Jane O'Connor (Mother of Susan Murphy, Muingreevagh)


May they all rest in peace.


G.A.A. News

Congratulations to Ann Ormsby winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€260).


Golf Society

Next outing is to Enniscrone flat nine, again this is to make up for the missed outing to Westport which has been moved to March. The date for Enniscrone is the 7th January. 1st tee is booked for 10.30a.m. so please be there for 10am.

Contact Gerry Henry 0879391689 for more information.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Ballycastle cycling club is now open for membership for 2017. Contact Noel or Mairtin for details.


Club turbo training resumes on Wednesday 11th January at 8:00pm in the Hall.



Bingo in the Community Hall is on Monday 9th January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.



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.


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: Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years

Basketball for ages 10 – 14 from 6.30 – 7.30p.m.

Ladies basketball at 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: Kathleen (Anniversary) & Pat Corcoran

Tuesday: Private Intention

Wednesday: Kate & Tom Doherty

Thursday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Anthony, Bridget, Michael & Ann Hoban

Friday 11.30a.m.: Holy Day. Annie Kate Hopkins (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Members of the Stadler & Madden Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gillian Grier



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Kim Stadler, Liam Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Erin Flannery, Cillian Scott