Ballycastle >Local News
8th April '15

                                                      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                                                              service.


No's drawn on 4th April were: 7. 16. 23. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €9,400. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Orla Madden, c/o Betty Jackson

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff

Donal Tomas, Ballyglass

Burke Boys, c/o Mary Tighe

Alan Doores, Doonadoba



The death occurred last week of John O'Donnell, Dominick Street . Sympathy is extended to his sisters Mary and Kathleen, his brothers Ronnie and Tommy, relatives and friends.



Confirmation in Ballycastle on Sunday 26th April.


First Communion

First Holy Communion in Ballycastle on Sunday 10th May.


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner are starting a super draw. This means that for €5 per week you could be entered for a bi-annual draw with prize funds to the value of €14,000. This is a confined draw with a maximum number of 150 participants and a minimum number of 100 participants.

The 1 st draw will take place at the end of November with the second at the end of March. There will be 5 prizes of €1,000 and 4 prizes of €500 at each draw. These prizes are based on 100 participants, and will increase if more than 100 people join.

The cost to enter the draw is €260 per year. Interested parties can pay this in a number of ways:

  • Once off payment of €260 by cash or cheque
  • 2 payments of €130 by cash or cheque
  • Weekly direct debit of €5
  • Direct debit every 4 weeks of €20

Anyone interested should let us know as soon as possible. You can contact any committee or staff member. Thank you for your interest. Kiddies Korner.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall) , Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot. 086-822-2126.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

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


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, bookmarks, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses, 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.)

Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: John & Catherine Kelly

Tuesday: Thomas McNulty, McNulty & Keane Deceased Families

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Peter & Mary Kelly

Wednesday: Mai & Anthony McLean

Thursday: Pat Langan (Killerduff ), Bridie & Jack Langan

Friday: Seán & Michael Walker

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Terence McSweeney (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Sarah & John McAndrew & Deceased Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen (Anniversary) & Michael Bourke, Doonfeeney


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Rebecca Maguire, Erin Flannery

Sunday: Robert Tighe, Finn McDermott Cox


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No adoration this week