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9th September '15

                                                      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 now €11,600

No's drawn on 7th September were: 16. 17. 22. 26. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Des Hegarty, c/o Healys

Gerry Collins, c/o Burkes

Ellen Walsh, c/o Katie Macs

Mark Moyles, c/o Katie Macs

Tommy Gallagher, c/o Post Office

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



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



Mayo G.A.A. Junior B Football Championship (Quarter Final Replay):

Ardnaree Sarsfields v Ballycastle on Saturday 12th September at 6:30p.m. in Crossmolina.


Ballycastle GAA 50/50 draw winner on 6th September was Michéal Tomas, Ballyglass who won €340.


Dev. Co. Meeting

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company meeting on Tuesday 15th September at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Pilates Class

Pilates Class starting in the Community Hall on Wednesday 16th September at 8.00p.m.

If interested, give your name to Mary Munnelly 096-43361 (daytime).


Culture Night at Ballinglen

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle are once again delighted to host Culture Night on Friday 18th September and to open its door to the public from 7p.m. – 10p.m.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see first-hand a Demonstration of Bronze Age Casting at 7.00 p.m. by Sculptor Holger Lonze, Exhibition by Karen Hendy, Open Studios by Irish & International Artists, and our Archive Collection. This is an experience not to be missed!!

Everyone welcome.  Refreshments served.

Contact:  096 43184/ baf@iol.ie/www.ballinglenartsfoundation.org


Karen Hendy Exhibition

Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle are happy to announce the opening of the Exhibition ' The Littoral' by Irish Artist Karen Hendy on September 18th 2015 from 7 - 10 p.m. and this Exhibition continues until 30th October 2015.
Karen's work has been exhibited at an international level. Her work has been shown in Berlin , Tokyo , and at prestigious venues such as The Royal Hibernian Academy and the Royal Ulster Academy , as well as having been selected for festivals such as EV-A and Eigse.
The Littoral series takes as its staring point the inter-tidal zone - never land, never sea. This series first saw the introduction of burnt silage foil, a common sight in rural Ireland .

Do come along on the 'Opening' night to see first-hand this interesting mixed media process.  Everyone welcome and refreshments will be served on the night


Golf Society

Next outing is Oliver Clarke's captains prize, which is at Enniscrone main course on Saturday 19th September.  1st tee is booked for 12 noon so please could we all be there between 11am and 11.30 am as course is very busy that day. 

Visitors welcome on the day.  Contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204 for more information.


Irish Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


Cycling Club

Club Spin every Wednesday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 9:30am from the Shambles, Ballycastle and McDonnells XL, Killala. New members welcome.

Anyone interested in ordering new Jerseys , Bibs or Gillets, let Máirtín or Noel know by the 19th September.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. All welcome to view this latest Exhibition of paintings by local artists.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m.

Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


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.

Thursday: Men & 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: No Mass

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 7.30p.m.: Róisín Abbott

Saturday 12.00noon: Gerry Connor (1st Anniversary)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Catherine Kelly (1st Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Antonia Langan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Finn McDermott Cox, Katelyn O'Donnell, Kim Stadler

Sunday: Adam Clinton, Kate Heffernan, Liam Fox


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Bridie Farrell, Phil Healy

7.00p.m.: Susan Tighe, Peggy Tighe