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5th December '18

Lotto News

From Monday 10th December, if the Jackpot is not won, there will be one envelope drawn and the winner gets €100. The local LOTTO supports: Tidy Towns , Resource Centre, Christmas Lights, Enterprise Centre, The Shambles, Community Groups.

No's drawn on 3rd December were: 7. 17. 24. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €9,400. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Dylan Cooke, Behy

Anna & Maria Gillespie, Ballina

Michael Burke, Killeen

Eoghan & Darragh McNulty, Ballina

Cian Barrett, Ballycastle

Christmas Party

Senior Citizen's Christmas Party will be held on Sunday 9th December at 3.00p.m. in the Community Hall.


Ballycastle Christmas Experience

On Saturday 15th December, Ballycastle gets into the festive spirit with their annual “Ballycastle Christmas Experience", organised by BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation).

This celebration of the spirit of Christmas will be held in the stunning setting of ‘The Shambles' from

5pm-7pm. This Christmas experience will feature Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto, and the elves busy at work in their workshop ahead of the big day. There will also be a living crib with real animals there on the evening with live music and other entertainment also being provided. It is the very best of festive season for all the family to enjoy.

This event is free, but any contribution to the Donation Box would be appreciated to help defray costs.


Carol Service

A Carol Service will be held in St. John's Church on Sunday 16th December at 7.00p.m.

Tea/cake will be served in St. John's Hall afterwards. Everyone is welcome to come along.


Golf Society

Results from Enniscrone flat 9:

1st : Oliver Clarke 
2nd : Ray Finnerty
3rd : David Finnerty 
Nearest the pin: Ray Finnerty
Longest drive: Jerry Collins 
Next outing is to Strandhill Golf Course on Friday 28 December. 1st tee booked for 10am.

Contact Ray Finnerty for more info through what's app.  Merry Christmas. 



Congratulations to Jason Ruane, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw.


Please support the Ballycastle GAA new Club House draw - a trip for two to New York for the Mayo match to be won.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall continues on Monday at 8.30p.m.

Jackpot €475 in 48 no's or less. Please support.



New Paintings, from Moygownagh, Ardagh and Ballycastle, are on display in the Art Gallery in the Resource Centre.


Craft Shop/Tourist Information

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Calling all knitters

Knit a square for charity. Yarn supplied. Call to Craft Shop any day (Monday-Friday)

between 11am – 3pm to pick up and get details.


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Cycling Club

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

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.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Kate, Joe & Jody Bryce

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Thursday 11.00a.m.: James, Kathleen & Aidan Tighe

Friday 8.15p.m.: Mary, John, Tom & Johnny Scott

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Paddy (Anniversary) & Anna Winters
Sunday 11.30a.m.: John & Jane O'Connor


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Maura Healy

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



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Áine O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Lorna Tomas, Nathan Doherty

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elise Touhill, Mia Healy