Ballycastle >Local News
9th November '16

                                                      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.

Lotto Jackpot €17,700

No's drawn on 7th November were: 5. 8. 25. 26. . No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

John Kennedy, Shanaghy

Edward Scott, Ballycastle

Rita & John, c/o Burkes

Alan Doores, Doonadoba

Josie Ruane, Ballycastle

Tickets can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs and Craft Shop.




Ballycastle GAA AGM takes place on November 11th at 8.30pm in the Hall. Everyone welcome. Cairde Baile an Chaisil will be launched on the night.


Card Game

Ballycastle G.A.A. Annual Card Game will now take place on Sunday 13th November in Ballycastle Hall at 8.30p.m.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Ann Madden who won €220 in last week's 50/50 draw.



The death occurred on Thursday 3rd November of Peter Sweeney, Ballyknock, Ballycastle.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Nicola, daughters Ciara and Saoirse, parents Michéal and Mary Ann, brothers Oliver and Brendan, Aunt Mai, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace.


The death occurred on 4th November of Peter Harrison, Carrowcubic, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his wife Anne, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he rest in peace.


Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair will take place in Ballycastle Resource Centre on Saturday 26th November from

12noon – 6.00pm and 8.00pm – 9.30pm & Sunday 27th November from 12noon – 4.00pm.

with a large variety of hand-made crafts and home baking.

Raffle for Hamper and other prizes. Admission Free. All welcome.

To book a table contact 086 3787551 or 086 3636208.


Art Classes for Adults

Informative and fun art classes for Adults at Ballycastle Community Hall. Colour mixing, Collage, Abstraction, Print and more! All welcome. All materials provided. €5- per class. Tuesdays beginning November 8th finishing December 6th. 10am-12:30pm. Email or text Nuala to reserve a spot: 086-822-2126. Supported by funding from MSLETB.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 14th November at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Exercise Group

Exercise Group continues on Tuesdays in Suífinn Centre at 1.00p.m. until further notice. New members welcome.


Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

Cycling fitness

Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club have a number of spare turbo trainers that can be borrowed for the session but these are on first come first served basis. The turbo session is also an ideal way to improve fitness and offers the ability to train at your own pace in an indoor setting. Contact Máirtin 0863225128 or Noel 0863828713 for more details.


Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes in the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm.

Contact 086 3016691.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Fridays at 7pm at the local pitch.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.



Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. – 9.00p.m.

Saturday 10.00a.m. – 1.30p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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: Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years

Basketball for ages 10 – 14 from 6.30 – 7.30p.m.

Ladies basketball at 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: Private Intention

Tuesday: Michael, Tom & Patrick Doherty

Wednesday: Evelyn & Martin Flaherty, Killala (Anniversary)

Thursday: Paddy Conlon

Friday: Dan (Anniversary), Catherine & Joe Tighe

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Martin & John Healy & Deceased Family Members

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


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Gillian Grier



Saturday: Kate Heffernan, Liam Fox

Sunday: Eoin McDonnell, Cillian Scott