Ballycastle >Local News
4th November '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.

Ballycastle Community Hall Gym

Free Workshop on Health, Nutrition and using Gym equipment on Thursday 5th November at 6.45p.m. in the Community Hall. All welcome. Light refreshments served on the night.

Fashion Show

Fashion Show, in aid of Kiddies Korner, on Friday 6th November in Ballycastle Hall.

Doors open at 7.30p.m. Show at 8.00p.m. Admission: Adult €10, Child €3. All children must be accompanied by an adult.



The death occurred on Monday 26th October of Paddy Healy, Moyney, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his family, grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will take place in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 28th November from 12.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. and Sunday 29th November from 10.00a.m. – 4.00p.m. Tables cost €15 for one day or €25 for 2 days.

Contact 086 3787551 or 086 8492070.

Raffle for Hamper and other prizes will take place on Sunday 29th . Tickets at €2 per line now on sale in local businesses.


50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Peter Sweeney, Ballyknock who won €264.


Lotto Jackpot now €12,400

No's drawn on 31st October were: 9. 12. 14. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next Draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

John Bourke, Ballycastle

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass

Orla Madden, The Glen

David & Marla Kennedy, c/o D'Arcys

Sorcha O'Grady, Main Street

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



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

Community Alert

Ballycastle Community Alert are setting up a text alert system in Ballycastle and surrounding areas. A text alert system would enable people in the community to be informed of any suspicious activity taking place in their area. A once-off registration fee of €20, to fund signage and texts, will apply. For registration forms and any other queries contact Caroline Stadler 086 3974408, Joe Gardiner 086 8453067 or Michael Dunican 087 2675179.


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.



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.


Irish Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


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: 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.

Thursday: Men & 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: Holy Souls

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Michael (Anniversary) & Katie Walsh & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday: Michael, Patrick & Tom Doherty

Thursday: Holy Souls

Friday: No Mass

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Deceased Members of the Tighe Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack Hunt


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: Caoimhe Tomas, Róisín O'Donnell

Sunday: Jamie TImlin, Erin Flannery


Adoration: (Tuesday)

10.30a.m.: Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

11.00a.m.: Gabrielle & Des Gribbin