Ballycastle >Local News
6th January '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 €13,300

No's drawn on 4th January were: 8. 15. 22. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Erin Flannery, Seaview

Adam & Jamie Birrane, Moygownagh

Seán Deane, Ballycastle

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff

Margaret Tomas, Killena

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



The death occurred last week of Paddy Langan, Kilbride, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his wife Rita, son Gerard, daughters Mary Margaret, Fiona, Rénee, Edel and the late Antonia, brother Benny, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 11th January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Irish Dancing classes

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


Also, a new Dancersize class for adults is starting on Friday15th January in St John's Hall. This is a fun way to enjoy dancing and is beneficial to your body. All Welcome.

Contact 0894944935/0860687342



50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Anne O'Donnell, Ballyglass who won €235.


Athletic Club

AGM will take place on Friday 23rd January at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall.

Athletic training will resume on Saturday 9th January at 10.00a.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.


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: People of the Parish

Tuesday 8.15p.m.: Anthony Murphy & Deceased Family (Killena)

Wednesday 11.30a.m.: Joe (Anniversary), Dan & Catherine Tighe

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Paul Doherty

Friday 9.30a.m. : Kathleen & Pat Corcoran

Saturday 12.00noon: Bridgie McGarry (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Mai Commins

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack & Agnes Clifford


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Finn McDernott Cox, Mia Tighe

Sunday: Katelin O'Donnell, Kim Stadler