Ballycastle >Local News
7th February '18

                                                     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     


‘Lip Stink the Rivals'

Tickets available in all businesses in the village for ‘Lip Stink the Rivals' on the 10th February at a cost of €10. It promises to be a great night of fun and laughter.

Raffle on the night for fantastic prizes.

It takes place in Ballycastle Community Hall at 8.30p.m. Doors open at 7.30p.m.



No's drawn on 5th February were: 2. 5. 9. 14. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,100. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michaela, Chloe, Eddie, c/o Healys

Elaine & Frank Scanlon, Ballycastle

P. J. & Caitriona Gillespie, Ballina

Rose Lavelle, Ballycastle

John Donnelly, Dominick Street



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 12th February at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300 and €100 for house on last game.



Congratulations to Anne Ormsby, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€197)


Ballycastle GAA Club membership and Chairde Baile an Chaisil is now due for 2018. Closing date for both is the 31st March and will not be accepted after this date.

Thank you for your continued support. 


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Ballycastle Yoga

A 5-week yoga course suitable for beginners, gentle stretching, with breathing & mindfulness techniques started Thursday 25th January 2018 in Ballycastle Resource Centre 7.30 – 8.45pm. €50.00 for 5 classes  or €12.00 drop in class.

Contact Bernie on 087-2511726 to book a place.


Athletic Club

Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am. Every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

Community Hall

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.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is on 14th February


Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Holy Souls

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Jack & Mary Gaffney & Annie McHugh

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Friday 7.00p.m.: Tommy, Bridget, Tom, Padraig & Martin Doherty

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael & Michael Edward Tomas

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Anthony O'Donnell (1st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: N. Doherty, O. Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: L. Tomas, L. O'Donnell