Ballycastle >Local News
6th November '13

                                                      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   


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will take place on Saturday 23rd November 11.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. & 8.00 – 10.00p.m. and Sunday 24th November 12.00noon – 4.00p.m. in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle.

Free Admission . All welcome.

This year we will have craft workers from different parts of Mayo and Sligo with a variety of crafts e.g. bog oak, pressed flowers, knitted toys, knitwear, crochet, seaweed products, aerial photographs, Aloe Vera, cards, Christmas cakes, puddings and mince pies and lots of local crafts.

Raffle for Hamper and other prizes will take place on Sunday 24th November. Tickets for sale in local businesses. €2 per line.

Any craft workers who would like to book a table can contact 086-8492070.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Teresa McHale, Foxford who died recently (Sister of Philomena Hunt, Carrowcubic).


Golf Society

Results from Ballinrobe Outing

1st : Oliver Clarke 39pts 

2nd : Dominic Flanagan 32pts

3rd :  Tony Robinson  31pts

4th : David Alexander 30pts

Nearest pin: n/a

Longest drive: n/a

Cat1): Vincent Tomas 

Cat2): John Reilly 

28s: John Winters 

2s: Michael Winters (captain) 7 th hole

Donkey winner: Brain Forde, Lacken

Next outing to Mulranny Golf Club on 30/11/13. 1 st tee 10am.

All be there for 9.30 am please. All new members and visitors welcome.

Contact Michael on 0872290145 for any information.



No's drawn on 2nd November were: 13. 16. 22. 26. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €2,000. Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Martin McAndrew, Ballycastle

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff

John Burke, Ballycastle

Evelyn & Conor McDonnell, Doonfeeney

Josie Irwin, Moygownagh


Fashion Show

Fashion Show in aid of ‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool will take place on 22nd November in the Community Hall. Door open 7.30p.m.


Christmas Party

Senior Citizen's Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 8th December.


Ballinglen Arts Foundation

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street , Ballycastle are pleased to present “A Drawing for Everything” an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Nuala Clarke. The exhibition continues until December 20th.  Nuala, a returning fellow to Ballinglen, lives in Killala.



Badminton on Tuesday nights at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall. Anyone interested in Volleyball on Wednesday nights at 8.00p.m. contact 089-4607901.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.

Set dancing class

Set dancing class in St. John's Hall on Wednesdays from 9pm-11pm. 


Music Class

Music class in St John's Hall on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm with Maria 086-3016691. New beginners very welcome. 



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday nights at 8.30p.m.


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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more.

Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group Annual Art Exhibition ‘Fáilte' will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle. www.ballycastletourism/



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.


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.

Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Weekly Newsletter compiled by Maeve Dunne 6/11/13

Church Notices

Novena to Divine Mercy for the Holy Souls in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle - Wednesday 6th to Thursday 14th November, beginning with Rosary at 7.45p.m.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (except Tuesday – Mass at 7.30p.m.)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday.: No Mass

Wednesday 8.00p.m.: (Opening of Novena) Deceased Gilmartin, Dooher & Cawley Families

Thursday 10.00a.m. Deceased Tighe Family

Thursday 8.00p.m. Novena Mass. John Langan

Friday 8.00p.m.: Novena Mass. Gardiner & Langan Deceased Family Members

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Novena Mass. Dan & Catherine Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack Hunt (Anniversary)

Sunday 5.00p.m.: Novena (No Mass)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Patricia Loftus, Leah Munnelly, Finn McDermot Cox

Sunday : Chloe Scott, Robert Tighe, Aoife Kearney



6.30p.m.: Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell

7.00p.m.: Philomena Hunt, Anne Healy