Ballycastle >Local News
5th January '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                                                            services


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

Margaret Bourke, Kilfian (nee Grehan, late of Ballyglass)

Niall Polke, (Brother of Brian, Main Street) who died in England

Tom Sheerin (Brother of Anne Greene) and his wife Doreen

Mai Lynam, (nee Munnelly, late of Muingelly)

Jack Langan, Ballyknock (brother of Peter)


Ballycastle Golf Society

37 golfers took part in the Ballycastle Golf Society Christmas Outing which was held in Belmullet Golf Club on the 28th December. 

The results were as follows:

1st Prize: Frances Burke, Mark O'Donoghue, Roisin Abbott, Paul Tighe.

2nd Prize: Eddie Keigher, Michael Winters, Phillip Lavin, Dermot Kelly.

3rd Prize: Oliver Clark, Colin Kelly, Johnny Burke  

Nearest the Pin: Raymond Finnerty.

Donkey Prize: Shane Kelly, Enda Burke, Daniel Kelly.

The January outing will be to Strandhill Golf Club on the 29th January.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on (087) 7719359 or Michael Kelly on (087) 9145551.




No's drawn on Saturday 2nd January were: 3. 6. 15. 28. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €3,400. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Kathleen McDonnell, Main Street

Shane & Martina Maughan, Cappagh

Frank Munnelly, Ballyglass

Tom Gaughan, Ballycastle

Frankie Bonner, Ballycastle



A 7 week course commences on Wednesday 19th January 2011 at 8.00p.m.- 9.30p.m. in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. Ongoing and beginners welcome. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Bring Yoga mat and small blanket or rug for relaxation.

Fee: €70 payable at beginning of course.

Tutor: Ishtar, Colour Therapist, Teacher of Yoga and Dancing the rainbow.

Bookings and Enquiries: Phone Ishtar at 096-34901 or 086-1600964.


Over 55's Club

Over 55's Club continues on Wednesday mornings in Suifinn Daycare Centre.


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


Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

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


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.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.

Friday : Social 25 card game at 8.30p.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: Thomas & Agnes Timlin

Tuesday: James & Elizabeth Earley

Wednesday 8.15p.m.: Annie Kate Hopkins (Anniversary) Vigil of Epiphany

Thursday 11.30a.m.: Joe Tighe (Feast of Epiphany)

Friday 8.00p.m.: Brendan & Teresa McCormack (7.45p.m. St. Pio Rosary & Novena)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Paddy Joe & Sean Loftus & Deceased Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maura & Joe Munnelly (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Vigil 6 th : Paddy Kelly

6 th : Seán Callaghan

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seamus O'Connor



Vigil 6 th : Eileen Grier

6 th : Florrie McBrien

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: Cian Barrett, Liam Óg Barrett, Áine O'Donnell, Kate Loftus

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Eoin Keigher, Shauna Healy, Michael Tighe, Maria Maughan



7.00p.m.: Anne & Paddy McDonnell

7.30p.m.: Teresa McHale, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m.: Anne Carey, Bridget Langan

8.30p.m.: Cauleen Barrett, Teresa Collins