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9th April '08


Fashion Show

A Fashion Show in aid of Ballycastle Community Playschool ( Kiddies Korner ) will be held on Friday next, 11th April in Ballycastle Parish Hall commencing at 7.30p.m.   Tickets are on sale at 10euro for adults, 5euro for students, National School children free.   All welcome.



No's drawn on Saturday 5th April '08 were:   14.   16.   17.   22.    No Jackpot winner so Jackpot now stands at 10,000euro.    Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five envelopes drawn:

Dermot McMorrow, Ballinglen

Frances Lavin, Rathlacken

Phil & Derek Hunt, Ballycastle

Peter Harrison, Ballycastle

Sarah Deane, Main Street



The death has occurred of Alfie Burke, Killeen (brother of Michael ( Killeen ), Jim, Pat, John, Nell, Mary and Bernard ( deceased ).   His remains will be brought to St. Brigid's Church this Tuesday evening at 7.30p.m. with burial Wednesday after 12.00 Mass.


Fleadh Mhaigh Eo

Fleadh Maigh Eo (Mayo Fleadh) will be hosted by Ballycastle on the weekend of May 10th/11th .   It is the annual celebration of Irish music, song, dance and labhairt na gaeilge.   There are numerous competitions for singers, musicians and set dancers from U-12's to over eighteens.  

Craobh Chois Muaidhe – the Moy Valley branch of Comhaltas – are organising this year's Fleadh and information about entries can be had from Teresa McAndrew at 096-72365.   Closing date for entries is 10th April.




Welcome Inn Senior Football League Div. 1E:              

Ballycastle were defeated by Ballintubber B on Saturday last with a Final Score of:  

Ballycastle: 1-5;   Ballintubber B:   0 – 10.

Ballycastle Team : Jason O'Neill, Paul O'Connor, Padraic Madden, Patrick Tighe, John Paul Guiheen, Darren Madden, Gerard Nealon, Shane Healy (0-1), Aodhan Tighe, Shane Breslin (0-1),

Michael Jackson, Simon Barrett (0-2), Daniel Kelly, Declan Caulfield (1-0), Patrick McNulty.

Subs :   Dermot Earley for Gerard Nealon;   Fergus Tighe (0-1) for Declan Caulfield.



Next game is an away game v Lahardane on the weekend of 18th /19th .   Day and time to be arranged.


G.A.A. Draw

Mayo G.A.A. Draw 100euro tickets are available from club members before the

18th April.


Club Membership

G.A.A. Club Membership is now due.   Adults: 25euro,   Family: 40euro,  

Student & OAP:   10euro.   Contact Aidan Tighe, Club Treasurer before 1st May.


Art Exhibition

The Exhibition of paintings by Ballycastle Art Group in Ballina Library continues until Wednesday

23rd April during Library opening hours.  

Artists exhibiting are: Mauretti Uí Fhlatharta, Cath Doores, Rita Langan, Mary Delaney, Maeve Dunne, Sally Burke, Sue Upton, Tony Jordan, Florrie McBrien, Margaret Herbert.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil:   8.15p.m .

Sunday:   11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday:   Pat & Celina Jordan ( Killena )

Tuesday:   P. A. McDonnell

Wednesday 8.00p.m.:    Seán Carey

Thursday:   Lynn Family ( Athaleague )

Friday:   No Mass

Saturday Vigil:    Michael Joe Tighe ( Anniversary )

Sunday 11.30a.m.:    Tom & Bridget Tighe


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil:   Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday:   Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil:   Eileen Grier

Sunday:    Seamus O'Connor



7.00p.m.:   Mary Hefferon, Breege Gardiner

7.30p.m.:   Anne Winters, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m.:   Gabrielle & Des Gribbin

8.30p.m.:   Anne & P. J. Madden


Community Care:

Cooks:   Eileen Grier, Orlaith Grier

Driver:   John Grier