Ballycastle >Local News
9th November '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

Card Game

Ballycastle G.A.A. Annual Card Game will take place this Wednesday 9th November at 8.30p.m. in Ballycastle Hall. €1,700 in prizes. Raffle on the night.



Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company meeting this Wednesday 9th November at 8.30p.m . in the resource Centre.


Cemetery Rosary

Doonfeeney Cemetery: Sunday 13th November at 4.00p.m.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Results from the recent outing in Ballina Golf Club
1st : Padraic Winters
2nd : Shane Winters
3rd : David Alexander
Longest Drive:   Colin Kelly
Nearest The Pin :    Enda Burke
Donkey Prize:      John Murphy
Visitor's Prize:      Jnr  Langdon
Next outing in Enniscrone Golf Club on November 26th at 10.00am.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Padraig Winters on 086 3203736

Dublin Gig

‘The Stone Colts' will be playing a gig in Slattery's Bar (upstairs), Rathmines on Saturday 3rd December at 9.30 p.m. Admission: €5.


T.J.'s next dance will be held in Ballycastle Hall on Sunday 27 th November commencing at 10.30p.m. Music by Cadallac. On Sunday 11 th December the final dance for this year will be held in the Hall. Music by the Irish Knights. Tea/Coffee and light refreshments will be served at both dances.

The winners of the Waltzing competition at the Halloween Ball were Paddy & Maureen Kelly, Muingelly and Geraldine Harvey and Harry Eyre, Templemore. The Jiving competition was won by John & Ann Gilmartin, Enniscrone and James & Betty Coleman, Ballina.



No's drawn on Saturday 5th November were: 12. 18. 29. 30. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €7,800. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Maureen Walsh, Carrowniskey

Zara & Marcus Hunt, Carrowcubic

Gráinne Grier, Muingelly

Patrick Conmy, Ballymachue

Martin Sweeney, Ballyglass

Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Ballycastle Resource Centre as follows:

Saturday 26th November: 6.00p.m. – 10.00p.m.

Sunday 27th November: 12.00noon – 5.00p.m.

Monday 28th November: 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Tickets €2, for Hampers and other prizes are on sale now in local businesses.

North West Mayo Hill Walking Club


The Club has usually 3– 4 walks per month, offering a variety of mountain, coastal and trail walks to suit

different levels of fitness.

Remaining walks for November:

Sunday 13 th : Claggan Mt, Mulranney

Sunday 20 th : Kilcommon (Lacken) Coastal Walk

If you would like to come along on any of the walks or information about the Club, contact Jim at 087-2144483.


St. Brigid's GAA


St. Brigid's Ladies GAA Club are holding their Annual Function and Presentation Night on Friday 25 th November in the Merry Monk, Ballina at 8.30p.m. sharp. Presentations for Senior, Minor and U-16 Ladies will be made on the night.

Tickets on sale for €10 from committee members. Music and spot prizes. Your support is greatly appreciated. For further information please contact Gary at 087-6270446.


Senior Citizen's Party

Senior Citizen's Mass and Christmas Party will take place on Sunday 11th December. More details later.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday nights at 8.30p.m.



Artworks are constantly on display in the Art Gallery upstairs in the Resource Centre, so please drop in to the Gallery when visiting Ballycastle.

Ballycastle art can be viewed at



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 8.30p.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: John Tighe & Deceased Family

Tuesday: Gerry Killeen (Anniversary), & Paddy

Wednesday: Special Intention

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Michael Joe Tighe

Friday: N/A

Saturday 12.00noon: Martin Healy (Anniversary) & Cassie

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Martin & John Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack Hunt (1 st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Paddy Kelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: Áine O'Donnell, Shauna Healy

Sunday : Kate Loftus, Gráinne Flannery



7.00p.m.: Anne & Paddy McDonnell

7.30p.m.: Teresa McHale, Peggy Burke

8.00p.m.: Anne Carey, Bridget Langan

8.30p.m.: Cauleen Barrett, Teresa Collins