Ballycastle >Local News
7th January '09

Wishing you all a Happy New Year


No's drawn on Saturday 27th December '08 were:  16. 24. 26. 29.   No Jackpot winner.

Five envelopes drawn:

Kathleen McDonnell, Carrowniskey

Ciara Sweeney, Cappagh

Alice O'Connell, Ballycastle

Michelle Moran, Annaghbeg

Thomas McNulty, Belderrig

No's drawn on Saturday 3rd January '09 were:   4. 17. 21. 24. No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 13,900euro. Next draw will take place in Lavelles.

Five envelopes drawn:

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Pauline Sweeney, Glenedagh

Fr. Killeen, Ballycastle

Maureen Healy, Ballycastle

Amanda & Chloe Walsh, Glenedagh

Missing Person

The search is continuing along the North Mayo Coast for missing schoolteacher Anthony O'Malley (30yrs) from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo who is missing since Christmas Eve. His car was located near Downpatrick Head on Christmas Day.



The death occurred recently of Paddy McHale, Sea Road , Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to Michéal

& Antoinette Jackson and family, Martina, Geraldine, Angela, Nollag, Frank, relatives and friends.


Sympathy is also extended to the families, relatives and friends of Gertrude Clarke, Carrowmore (mother of Henry) and Eibhlín Daly, Dublin (sister of Joe Greene, Main Street ) who died recently.


At the AGM of Ballycastle GAA Club held on 3rd January, the Chairman thanked all who helped during the year, sponsors, fundraisers and anybody that helped in any way. It was agreed to amalgamate with Round Towers for underage teams. Treasurer reported that the club was in a healthy state financially.

The following officers were elected:

Patron: Monsignor Seán Killeen

President : Jim Meyler

Chairman : Martin Heffernan

Vice Chairman : Aidan Grier

Secretary : Declan Caulfiel

Asst Secretary : Seamus Ormsby

Treasurer : Aidan Tighe

Asst. Treasurer : Éilis McCann

P.R.O.: Tony D'Arcy

North Board Delegates: Martin Heffernan, Declan Caulfield

County Board Delegate : Aidan Tighe

Dinner Dance

Annual G.A.A./Parish Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday 7th February at 8.30p.m. in Hineys, Crossmolina. Music by The Duets.


Card Game

Annual G.A.A. Card Game will take place on Wednesday 25th February '09 in Ballycastle Hall.


Bingo continues in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 12th January '09 at 8.30p.m.


West Coast Vintage Society Meeting on Tuesday 13th January at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Mayo North Old Engine & Tractor Club

Annual Dinner Dance in Hiney's, Crossmolina on Friday 6th February 2009.   Tickets available from Seán Healy, Ballycastle, tel: 096-43018 and Jack Langan, Ballyknock, tel: 096-43280.

Grand Draw

Draw has been deferred to a later date which will be decided at a meeting later this week.

Tickets can be got from any of the following: Seán Callaghan (096-43265), Tony D'Arcy (096-43222), Frankie Scanlon, Fr. Seán Killeen and Anthony O'Donnell or by e-mail to Tickets are also now on sale in local businesses.

First prize is a VW Polo (5 door Comfort Line) Car.   Second prize: 2000euro;   3rd: 1,000euro;         4th: 500 euro;     5th: 2 Tickets to Man. Utd. Match, plus numerous other prizes. Tickets (limited to 1,000) cost 60euro each.

Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m .

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Joe Munnelly (Anniversary)

Monday 8.15p.m. (Vigil of the Epiphany): Annie Kate Hopkins

Tuesday 11.30a.m. : Antonia Langan & Deceased Family

Wednesday: Cronshaw & Antoine Families

Wednesday 8.00p.m. : Johnnie Tighe (Shanaghy)

Thursday: Foley & Gribbin Families

Friday: Aggie & Jack Munnelly

Saturday Vigil: Mai Commins (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m. : Busby & O'Horo Families


Eucharist Ministers:

Vigil 5th : Rose Nealon

6th : Seamus O'Connor

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Aidan Tighe



Vigil 5th : Caroline Nealon

6th : Jerome Chambers

Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Pauline Busby



Vigil 5th : David McDonnell, Kevin Healy

6th : Eve Kelly, Jodie Kelly

Saturday Vigil: Niamh Murphy, Megan Garry

Sunday: Saoirse O'Connor, Ciara Clinton


Community Care:

Cook : Breda O'Toole

Driver: Tony D'Arcy