Ballycastle >Local News
5th October '16

                                                      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 now €17,200

No's drawn on 3rd October were: 14. 15. 17. 19.   No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Miriam Walsh, Doonfeeney

Catherine Jordan, Killerduff

Tommy Walsh, Tonroe

Seán Deane, Ballycastle

O & D. Seaview Place

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



Senior League:

Ballycastle v Davitts on Sunday 9th October at 12.00noon in Tom Langan Park .


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Philomena Tomas who won €207 in last week's 50/50 draw.

In this week's 50/50 draw, along with the prize money on offer, the club are also offering the lucky winner a stand ticket to the All-Ireland Final Replay. The draw takes place in Katie Mac's Bar on Sunday night.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of May Drumm ( nee McAndrew) who died recently in England (sister of Una Deane, Ballycastle).

May she rest in peace.


Golf Society

Results from David Alexander's Captain's Day:

1st : Mick O'Donnell 32pts

2nd : Brian Forde 29pts

3rd : Pat Kenny 27pts back 9

4th : Vincent Tomas 27pts back 9

5th : Alan Kelly 27pts

Longest drive: Oliver Clarke

Nearest the pin: Jerry Collins

Well done to all prize winners. 

Next outing is to Mulranny Golf Club on Saturday 29th October. 1st tee is booked for 10.30am.

Membership will be collected on that day - €20. New members and visitors welcome.

Contact new captain, for the incoming year, Gerry Henry on 0879391689 for more information. 

Good luck to Gerry Henry and vice captain Alan Kelly for the incoming year from all the Ballycastle members. 

On behalf of all the members we would like to say a big thank you to our outgoing captain David Alexander for a great year. You did a great job.

A special thanks goes to Eddie Keigher and Vincent Tomas for all the help they gave to David and all the past captains throughout the years, guys it's very much appreciated.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 10th October at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes in the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm.

Contact 086 3016691.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Fridays at 7pm at the local pitch.


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.


Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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: Daniel & Annie O'Horo & Samuel & Mabel Busby

Tuesday: Bridget, Mary & Annie Sweeney (Ballyglass)

Wednesday: Tom, Sheila & Vincent Cavish

Thursday: Johnny McHale (Anniversary) & Deceased Members of the McHale Family

Friday 8.00p.m.: Richard Timlin

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mary McNiff (nee O'Malley)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Teresa Forde (Anniversary) & John & Kathleen Forde


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday: Tony & Keith Carden

Sunday: Josh & Tristan Murphy