Good Morning Ballycastle – Coffee Morning – Sat 8th October

19 09 2016




Cross and Passion prepare for All Ireland Debate final

13 05 2016


Cunningham hopes funding for Early Years Fund saves ‘Mother Goose’

13 07 2015

Mother Goose

Ballycastle SDLP representative Dónal Cunningham has welcomed the Education Ministers decision to reverse his earlier cuts which will now mean that the ‘Mother Goose’ playgroup is to continue to receive ‘Early Years’ funding until March 2016.

Mr Cunningham continued “I hope that future funding can be found which will secure Mother Goose’s future beyond 2016.”

Mr Cunningham who had previously called on the Education Minister John O’Dowd to reconsider his previous decision to cut the ‘Early Years Programme’ funding has urged the Minister to work to ensure that his proposed replacement Pathway fund which is to be introduced from April 2016 sufficiently provides for and meets the needs of groups like Mother Goose.

‘Supported Living ‘Unit for Rathmoyle

27 05 2015


APEX Housing Association has been appointed to take forward the development of the new Residential Accommodation/ Supported Living Unit at Rathmoyle House, Ballycastle.  They are holding a consultation meeting on the proposed scheme on Wednesday 27 May 2015 at 7pm in Rathmoyle Resource Centre, Mary Street, Ballycastle.

This will be an opportunity to hear more about this development and have the opportunity to see the architect’s plans.

‘You can’t eat a flag’

28 04 2015

Moyle Sign

Ballycastle SDLP representative Dónal Cunningham has expressed his disappointment at a motion due to be presented to the new Causeway Coast and Glens Council which may see the flying of a flag at the offices of the former Moyle Council in Ballycastle.

“The creation of new ‘super councils’ gave Councillors an opportunity for a fresh start and the chance to give united civic leadership. This was the chance to ensure all shades of opinion would be respected. Sadly it looks like this opportunity is to be lost.  Causeway Coast and Glens could learn much from the Moyle example, who from its formation in 1973 chose not to fly any flag, and led the way by ensuring partnerships and power sharing worked. The Moyle example was entirely neutral in character, where rights, responsibilities and relationships were firmly respected. ”

Mr. Cunningham continued “The proposer of this motion shows a complete lack of understanding of Moyle and our efforts to work hard to maintain and improve community relations.  Ballycastle town and its community has long been an example to other areas displaying a neutral and welcoming environment to everyone.  The Ballycastle community stood together to defend the health service provision at Dalriada Hospital,  will stand together to oppose early years funding cuts, education and library service cuts, public transport cuts and will continue to lobby for town centre improvements and jobs. We have no desire to be flag wavers.”

“John Hume often repeated the Jim Larkin quote that ‘you can’t eat a flag’, and most people will agree that in the second decade of the 21st century , Council  would be better off dealing with  ordinary bread and butter issues which are more urgent than flags. Ballycastle does not need any flags, whether those flags are to fly officially on a Council building or unofficially on a lamp-post or other public property”

Moyle ‘Songs of Praise’ a great success

26 04 2015

Many thanks to all who contributed to the success of last Sunday’s  ‘Songs of Praise’. Tara McHugh, Siobhan Mullin, Kate Elliott,Jane  Leighton, Barbara Ward, Ian Williamson, Maurice McCurdy, Marie Louise McClarey, Maeve Walsh, Berkeley White, Lois Chambers,  Corrymeela, Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle High School, Dalriada Hospital , Ballycastle Church Action, Good Morning Ballycastle,Causeway Peace Group, Rev John Stanbridge, Fr Brian Daly, Ballycastle Presbyterian Church Songs of Praise 2

Moyle Songs of Praise

15 04 2015


Songs of Praise – an interdenominational service of hymns will be held in Ballycastle Presbyterian Church on Sunday 19th April at 7.00pm as a recognition of 42 years of Moyle Council. Everyone Welcome

Moyle Culture Concert at Corrymeela

28 03 2015

 Please support Sunday nights Culture Concert with the  Corrymeela Community who celebrate 50 years this yearMoyle Culture Concert .

The Corrymeela Community has the objective of promoting reconciliation and peace-building through the healing of social, religious, and political divisions. Ballycastle can be proud of the part it continues to play in such a valuable organisation.

Ballycastle Town Partnership Questionnaire

17 03 2015

SEE Ballycastle

Please take a few minutes and complete the Ballycastle Town Partnership Questionnaire.

As part of the process we really do need input from the local community.

The survey information will be used as an evidence base to help prioritise realistic projects going into the new council area…..


Save the Dal Campaign Public Meeting – Saturday 7th March Marine Hotel Ballycastle 2.00pm

28 02 2015


Save the Dal Campaign Public Meeting – Saturday 7th March Marine Hotel Ballycastle 2.00pm

Save the Dal

  • Campaign Update
  • Feedback from Moyle Council meeting with NHSCT
  • MS Respite – from a carer’s perspective
  • Guest Speaker: Dr Gavin McDonnell  a consultant neurologist who is a specialist in Multiple Sclerosis will deliver a talk on the importance of Respite for MS patients and patients with other neurological conditions.

 Please make every effort to attend