An AED Defibrillator is located
in Ballycastle Community Hall
In the event of
a person collapsing and becoming unresponsive:
999 (landline) or 112
local Defibrillator Responder on
A) 086-257-6771 or B) 086-257-6772
CPR immediately while awaiting responder and emergency
Coast Vintage Society Road Run on Sunday 12th February in
memory of Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney. Registration at 11.00a.m.
in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. All monies raised going
to the Irish Cancer Society. Open to all modes of transport.
Refreshments after in Phil Healys.
death occurred on 3rd February of Anthony O'Donnell, Ballinglen,
Ballycastle and late of Portulin.
is extended to his son J.P. (Ballyglass), daughters
Mary, Nora, Betty, Loretta, Catherine and Jane, brother J.P.
(Galway), daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren,
great grandchild, nieces, nephews, sister-in-law, relatives
death also occurred of Yvonne Tohill (nee Langan),
New Zealand and late of Ballyknock, Ballycastle.
is extended to her husband and children, her parents Tony
and Rose (Ballyknock), her sister Jackie, brothers
John & Martin, her extended family, relatives and friends
they rest in peace.
drawn on 6th February were: 2. 4. 24. 30. No Jackpot winner.
draw in Katie Macs.
& Maria Maughan, Cappagh
can be purchased at John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office,
Katie Macs and Craft Shop.
Society Dinner Dance
Coast Vintage Society Buffet style Dinner Dance takes place
on Saturday 25th February in the Great National Hotel, Ballina
at 8.30p.m. sharp. Music by Mick Mulhern and friends. Tickets
now on sale at €15. Contact Seán 086-8373112,
Gerard 087-9614688 or Alistair 087-2111211.
Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St.
John's Hall, Ballycastle. New members welcome. Contact Annmarie
to Eileen Grier winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€250).
Baile an Chaisil is still available and by taking this option
you automatically get entered into the 50/50 draw.
Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe 0863957586 for more
outing is to Strandhill Golf Course on Saturday 25th February.
1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there
for 10.00am. Contact Gerry Henry for more information
interested in going to Esker Hills on June weekend (23 rd
/24 th June), please contact Alan Kelly on (0868672002)
for more infoformation.
an Chaisil CC
outing of the year is the Saddle up for Epilepsy' on the
25th February in Castlebar. Cycling Ireland membership must
be paid before this date. Ballycastle Cycling Club membership
is free this year.
turbo training has been moved to Monday nights at 8.00pm in
St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín
at 086 3225128.
spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.
de Baile 2017 (See Poem By Lewis Keating
at end of Newsletter)
Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August
(Bank Holiday Weekend) at 9.00.am. from Main Street
in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an
Chaisil Cycling Club.
is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.
bird registration €30; Day registration €45. Resigration
on the day from 8.00a.m.
more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, www.girodebaile.com.
contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or
Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle
Community Hall. New Members welcome.
in the Community Hall is on Monday 13th February at 8.30p.m.
Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.
times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:
Friday 9.00a.m. 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. 9.00p.m.
€5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months
or €120 per year.
55 Exercise Club
at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always
will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 3pm on
the 1st Wednesday of every month.
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.
souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks,
biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's Crosses, Mayo Crystal
and a range of other items.
Facilities available :
Information, Photocopying, Laminating, Typing.
Friday 10.00a.m. 5.00p.m. (closed for lunch 1 2.00p.m.)
: Bingo at 8.30p.m.
Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. 6.30p.m. for children aged
for ages 10 14 from 6.30 7.30p.m.
basketball at 8.00p.m.
all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901
at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)
12.00 noon: Anthony O'Donnell. Funeral Mass
Una Purcell, Julia & Jimmy Murphy
James Munnelly (died recently in England)
8.15p.m.: Mary (Anniversary) & Paddy Hefferon
11.30a.m.: Paddy Joe, Josephine & Seán Loftus
8.15p.m.: As arranged
11.30a.m.: As arranged
8.15p.m.: Caroline Nealon
11.30a.m.: Maura Fox
8.15p.m.: Ashling McDonnell, Lorna Tomas
11.30a.m.: Erin Flannery, Nathan Donerty
have finished three weeks of bike training, got a lovely red
bike on done deal,
Aldi and Lidl, I got all the gear, I look like a pro on the
jersey is aerodynamic, with panels of red, blue and black,
got Festina emblazoned upon it, with pockets for food at the
my Garmin computer on the handlebars, I've got strobe flashing
lights, white and red,
shoes, special gloves and repair bag, and an Aldi blue helmet
on my head.
arrived in the town of Ballycastle , that small town where
I love to go,
Giro De Baile is legend, right there on the north of Mayo.
historic re enactors were present, the red coats and the blue
coats of France ,
Bally boys shouldered their pikestaffs, old time history was
there at a glance.
first time to see Umpa Loompas, Mister Jamaica was doing DJ.
Taoiseach in track suit and trainers, was sipping a hot cup
was registered and paid up my money, before we set out on
was given a number to pin on my jersey, and another to fix
on my bike.
redcoat fired a shot from his old 22, the fast bikes set off
at a pace,
would think it was Giro D'Italia, to see all those bikes in
cycled along by Downpatrick Head, this cycle was no problem
enjoyed to be cycling along the high cliffs, and the colours
of the mighty blue sea.
was soon that I came under pressure, when I faced into steep
say you never forget your first climb, I assure you that I
gears and pedalling like a demon, terrified that the bike
might just stop,
confidence was gone and so was my breath, before I got over
was lovely to see Kilcummin of Humbert, the beach out at Lacken
we passed like a big sweating snake, an aeroplane touched
down on the strand.
flew down the hill to Palmerstown Bridge , a cannon gun poised
there to strike,
a mighty loud bang and billows of smoke, I nearly fell off
of my bike.
pit stop in Killala, and Crossmolina, Bangor Erris and Carrowmore
were seven more places to go through, can`t do it, i`ll pull
up the brake.
panted out words of encouragement, I kept pumping it out left
eventually passed through Belderrig, the Ceide fields now
were in sight.
I struggled up that street in Ballycastle, in sheer agony
more dead than alive,
people were cheering and clapping, as I rolled on that line
took me some time to recover, I was certain my end had drawn
clocked in my time, was thanked for my efforts, and invited
to cycle next year.
were given great food and hot showers, but I still think I
am going to retire,
a red bike for sale on Done Deal, that damned saddle is going
in the fire.