Ballycastle >Local News
7th April '10

                                                      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.


The occurred on Thursday 1st April of Loretto Grier (nee Burke), Glenurla. Sympathy is extended to her sons John and Michael, daughters Mary, Vera and Chrisine, her relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.



No's drawn on Saturday 3rd April were: 4. 8. 25. 28. No Jackpot winner. Next Saturday's Jackpot €1,300. Draw will be held in Healys.

Five envelopes drawn:

Rachel Healy, Carrowcur

Carmel Moyles, Carrowmore-Lacken

Tony & Keith Carden, Moyney

Kathleen Clarke, Keerglen

Ann Gardiner, Ratheskin


Water Safety

Water Safety Classes will commence on 5th July and 19th July 2010 . Contact Anne Healy at 096-43180.



County Senior League Div 1D on Sunday 4th April:
Bonniconlon: 0-21; Ballycastle: 1-3.


County Senior League Div 1D:

Ballycastle v Ballina B on Sunday 18th April in Ballycastle at 2.00p.m.

G.A.A. Club Membership

Any new members should email the club at: to obtain a membership form which, when completed, can be posted to Declan Caulfield, Belderrig. Thank You.

Membership will be collected by club officers in the coming month. Family membership €40; Adult €25; Youth €10; OAP €10; Student €10. All membership is due by April 30th .


Calling all exiles

Anybody who is living away from home, whether its Dublin , London or further afield should consider the Bank Holiday in June as a weekend for returning home. Baile an Chaisil are playing in the All-Ireland Gaeltacht tournament on the weekend of 4th-7th June, in Belmullet. The team is due to play their quarter-final on the Saturday against Belmullet so the lads need as much support as possible. Having contested the finals last year in Rosmuc, you can be assured of a brilliant weekend of football and craic agus gaeilge with over 10,000 people descending on the Erris town.


County Draw Tickets

The €100 County Draw tickets are available from club officers. The first draw takes place in April. There are excellent prizes of 2 cars, cash prizes of €5000 as well as numerous smaller cash prizes. Please support as the club must sell 45 of these tickets for the County Board . The €4500 must be paid to the County Board even if the tickets are not sold. Again we thank all members for their generous support of the club throughout the year.


Underage Training


Naomh Padraig training in Killala Community Centre on Fridays as follows:

6+7 yr olds  at 6:30p.m. ; 8+9 yr olds at 7:30p.m. ; 10+11 year olds at 8:30p.m.

U-14s training on Thursdays at 8.00p.m. in Killala Community Centre.

Underage Games


Naomh Padraig venues for home games for the coming season: U-8's, U-10's and U-12's in Kilfian, U-13's and U-14's in Killala, U-16's in Lacken, U-18's in Killala and U-21's in Ballycastle. Please come out and support as many teams as possible as they are, after all, the future of our club.

G.A.A. Website

Baile an Chaisil GAA website is up and running and can be viewed at

Any information or photos would be very much appreciated. All photos and clippings will be returned. Contact Declan Caulfield (087 2515292) or email: or Mairtin Flannery (086 3225128), email: .  


Golf Society

Next Outing Saturday April 24th in Ballinrobe anyone interested please contact

Eddie Keigher 086-3618595 or Vincent Tomas 087-7719359.

A Parent and child (8+) competition may be held in the next few weeks, if
there is anyone interested in this, could they please contact Eddie Keigher.


West Coast Vintage Society

Meeting on Tuesday 13th April at 9.00p.m. in Ballycastle Resource Centre.


Annual Field Day will be held on Sunday 23rd May from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. in Ballycastle with Vintage Motor Bikes, Vintage Tractors, Vintage Cars, Vintage Lorries, Dog Show, Blacksmith, Working Tractors Exhibit, Wood Turning, Amusements, Crafts Display, Trade Stands, Spinning, Butter Making, Stationary Engines, Steam Engines, Old Style Threshing and Model Steam Engines. All Exhibits must be insured.  Music by The Duets.

Enquiries to Aishling Ruddy at 087-9915434 or Mary Jackson at 096-43888.


Community Hall

Monday: Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Indoor Soccer: teenagers 7.00p.m.-8.00p.m. ; adults 8.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Wednesday: Basketball (Sec. Sch. Students 8.00 – 9.00p.m. , Adult Ladies 9.00 – 10.00p.m. )

Thursday: Basketball (Juniors)

Friday : Ladies indoor soccer at 8.00p.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: Kathleen Bourke (Anniversary)

Tuesday: Mamie & Jack Gaffney

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for John Timlin

Friday 8.00p.m. : Michael, Anthony, Bridget & Ann Hoban

Saturday 8.15p.m. : Lily Flynn (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Paddy & Bridget McNamara & Deceased Family (Killerduff)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: TBA



No Adoration This week



Saturday Vigil: Kevin Healy, Megan Garry

Sunday: David McDonnell, Cian Barrett


Community Care:

Cook: Dolores McAndrew

Driver: Michael Conmy