Ballycastle >Local News
6th May '09


Best Wishes

Lavelle's Bar, on Main Street , open since 1934, closed it's doors on Sunday 3rd May for the last time. Martin Lavelle was proprietor in the early years and Seamus & Rose have been running it for the last 35 years.

We wish Rose and Seamus many happy years of retirement.

Fleadh Mhaigh Eo

Fleadh Mhaigh Eo takes place in Ballycastle this weekend 8th – 10th May

with a Sean Nós Dancing workshop on Thursday 7th at 9.00p.m. , a Concert on Friday 8th at 8.30p.m. , and a Céilí on Saturday 9th at 10.00p.m. (with the Carousel Céilí Band) –all in the Community Hall.

Competitions for U-18's take place on Saturday and for over-18's on Sunday in the Community Hall, Primary School, St. Patrick's College (former Convent) and St. John's Hall.

A Fleadh programme, with full information about all events, will be on sale in the Fleadh office in St. Patrick's College.


West Coast Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society Annual Field Day will take place in the Church Grounds, Ballycastle on Sunday 24th May from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. featuring:

Flower Festival in St. John's Church, Vintage Motor Bikes, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Cars, Vintage Lorries, Retro Cars, Modern Motorcycles, Dog Show, Blacksmith, Working Tractors Exhibit, Wood Turning, Amusements, Crafts Display, Trade Stands, Spinning, Butter Making, Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Old Style Threshing, Model Steam Engines, Basket Weaving, Sean Nós Dancing and Lovely Ladies Competition. Entertainment by “Seamus Moore” – the JCB Man.


Enquiries to: Mary Jackson 096-43888, Aishling Ruddy 087-9915434 or e-mail



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Seán Bourke, Annaghmore, Ballycastle who died last week.


No's drawn on Saturday 2nd May '09 were: 15. 16. 23. 29. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 15,600euro. Next draw will take place in Healys.

Five envelopes drawn:

Eilis McCann, Belderrig

John Grier, Ballycastle

Bridie Langan, Ballyknock

Kathleen Doherty, Carrowcubic

Alan Dunne, Ballycastle


Welcome Inn League Result :

Ballycastle enjoyed an excellent home win over Moy Davitts B on Sun 3rd May in Tom Langan Park . This is a team that Ballycastle have failed to beat in the previous three years. The half time score was 0-7 to 0-3 in favour of the home side and the sides seemed evenly matched. After the break, goals from Patrick Tighe and Aodhan Tighe saw Ballycastle pull away. This was a good all round display with Moy Davitts trying hard for the full 60 minutes. Shane Forde had an excellent game at midfield for the home side on his first game back at the club, as did Jonathan Mc Nulty at corner back. Referee Martin Corcoran also must be complimented for an excellent performance.

The final score was Ballycastle: 2- 09; Moy Davitts: 0- 06.

Ballycastle team : Mairtin Flannery, Jonathan Mc Nulty, Daniel Forde,

John Paul Guiheen (0-1), John Carey, Daniel Kelly, Gerard Nealon, Shane Forde (0-4), Shane Healy (0-1), Martin Gardiner, Fergus Tighe (0-1), Andrew Tighe (0-1),

Patrick Tighe (1-1), Mark Gaughan, Michael Forde.

Subs: Michael Jackson, Aodhan Tighe (1-0), Tom Gaughan, Patrick Mc Nulty.


County Board Draw


Deadline to purchase a €100 ticket for six draws, is Friday 15th May . Contact Tony D'Arcy P.R.O., Martin Heffernan, Declan Caulfield or Aidan Tighe. All ticket buyers are guaranteed first preference to purchase an All-Ireland ticket if Mayo are in the Final in September.


Table Quiz

St. Brigid's Ladies GAA are holding a fundraising Table Quiz in the Tower Bar, Killala

on Friday 22nd May at 9.30p.m.


Keep Fit

Keep Fit for over-55's on Wednesday 13th May at 10.30a.m. in the Daycare Centre, Suifinn Way .

Art Classes

Art Classes, with Sue, continue on Monday nights at 7.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Beginners and all welcome. New pictures on display in Art Gallery in the Resource Centre. All welcome to come in and browse.



West Coast Vintage Society meeting on Tuesday 12th May at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.

Choir meet on Tuesday nights at 8.00p.m.


Legion of Mary meet on Tuesday nights at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.

'Kiddies Korner'

‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool are now taking enrolments for September 2009. Please call into Playschool or phone 096-43407.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Mai Quinn (Anniversary) & Anthony

Monday 11.30.a.m.: Joan Maguire (Anniversary)

Tuesday 8.00p.m. : Pat Hopkins (Anniversary)

Wednesday: Bridie & Pat Langan (Killerduff)

Thursday 8.00p.m. : Patrick & Annie Kelly

Friday: Thomas McNulty & Deceased Family Members

Saturday 12.00noon: Kathleen Bourke (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil: Frank Healy & Deceased Family (Shraghlaghy)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : First Holy Communion Children, Parents & Teachers


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: First Holy Communion Children



Saturday Vigil: Susan McGinty, Tommy TImlin

Sunday: Daniel Healy, Jason Maughan, Cliona Maughan, Emma Maughan



No Adoration this week. Mass at 8.00p.m.


Community Care:

Cook : Geraldine Connor

Driver: Harriet McGarry