Ballycastle >Local News
8th June '11

                                                      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

Shrine Dedication

Bishop John Fleming will be in Ballycastle at the 11.30a.m. Mass on Sunday next, 12th June and afterwards will bless and dedicate the Shrine to Unbaptised Children from the Parish which has been erected in the Church grounds, and also to bless the Bell of the old Church which is now also located in the grounds of the present Church. Fr. Brendan Hoban will also be here to speak about the Bell and past history.




No's drawn on Saturday 4th June were: 2. 8. 13. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €5,600. Next draw in Polkes.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Gráinne & Shannen Flannery, Ballycastle

Mary O'Connor, Ballycastle

Ciarán Kenny, Ballycastle

Dympna McDermott, Corrower

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the following who died recently:

Ellen Keane, (nee Bourke, late of Geeveraune) who died in Galway (aunt of Rose Nealon)

Tommy Lynn (Uncle of Patrick Greham)


Book Launch

Julia Stagg, daughter of Mike and Ellen, Doonadoba, Ballycastle will celebrate the publication of her first novel ‘L' Auberge' with a French themed evening at the County Library, The Mall, Castlebar on Tuesday June 14th at 8.00p.m.


Although the story is set in France it is centred around a small village and portrays the local politics of

intrigue and deception which are to be found in any rural community.


The book will be launched by Mrs Fionnuala Kenny and the event is supported by Castle Book Shop, Castle and by the County Library . In true French fashion wine and cheese will be provided on the night.

All are welcome.

Ballycastle Golf Society

Next outing is to Adare Manor, Limerick on 25th June.
Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Michael Kelly on 087 9145551.




North Mayo Exclusive Junior Cup Final : Ballycastle v Moygownagh on Saturday 11th June at 7.00p.m. in Kilfian.


National Schools Tournament:

The finals of the Colm Kenny Memorial Football Tournament for National Schools is set to be played this Thursday evening, June 9th , in Kilfian Pitch. Six schools are taking part – Ballycastle, Cooneal, Lacken, Killala, Mountpalmer and Templemary.

The C Final starts at 7.00p.m., followed by the B Final at 7.30p.m. and the A Final at 8.00p.m.


Club Membership can be paid to Martin Hefferon, Chairman, Éilis Ormsby, Treasurer or any Club officer. Students and O.A.P.'s: €10; Single: €25; Family: €40.


Final Date for purchase of County Board Draw tickets is June 12 th . Tickets are available from any club member. First Draw takes place on June 14 th . Please support.


Water Safety

Water Safety at Lacken Pier commencing 27th June and 25th July. All enquiries to Anne at 096-43180.


Ballycastle Book Club

Meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. For further details contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Community Care


Meals for elderly and anyone that would like to avail of this service continues on Monday and Friday each week from 12.00 – 1.30p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023 , for details and arrangement.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street .

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 9.00p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies Indoor Soccer at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer (Adults only) at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball 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: Paddy Killeen (Anniversary) & Deceased Family

Tuesday 8.00p.m: Aidan Tighe (Anniversary)

Wednesday 8.00p.m.: Paddy & Catherine O'Connor & Joe & Jerry Lawn

Thursday: Michael Langan (Killerduff) (Anniversary)

Friday: Annie Kate Flaherty

Saturday 8.15p.m.: James & Celia Jordan (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John & Agnes Tighe


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Megan Garry, Cian Barrett, Martin Sweeney, Anna Healy

Sunday : Patrick Gaughan, Jodie & Zach Kelly



No Adoration this week. Mass at 8.00p.m.