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

Vigil for Clódagh

11 04 2015

Candle lit Speaking after attending a candle lit vigil in Ballycastle Diamond organised through a social media group on Facebook called ‘forclódagh’ , Ballycastle SDLP representative Dónal Cunningham said “Tonight was an opportunity for the local community to show their solidarity with the family of 18 year old Clódagh Arbuckle who continues to fight for her life in Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital after the terrible car crash on Easter Monday morning, and to again extend our condolences to the families and friends of Johnny Black and Robin Wilson.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Clódagh, her family and the health professionals who continue to care for her”.

SDLP Representatives salute weekend of Camogie Successes

27 04 2014

Pan Celtic Festival


SDLP Representatives Joanne McKeown, Margaret Anne McKillop and Donal Cunningham have saluted a superb weekend of local Camogie success which saw Antrim Minors capture the All Ireland B Minor Shield after an impressive 6-11 to 3-10 win over Dublin and the Ballycastle Senior Club side win the 2014 Senior Pan Celtic festival held in Derry.

Thoughts with family of house-fire victim

19 04 2013

diamond fire

SDLP Ballycastle Councillor Dónal Cunningham has offered his sympathies to the family of the 44-year-old man who died in a house fire in the town earlier today.
Councillor Cunningham said: “The victim who at this stage has been “named locally” is known to me, this is a truly tragic death and my heart goes out to the man’s family and friends.”
“I would also encourage everyone to take all precautions to make their house or flat fire-safe and also to help do the same for anyone either living alone, elderly or vulnerable.”

Community must shape future of “adult day care” provision in Ballycastle

20 12 2012

Rathmoyle Textile

Community must shape future of “adult day care” provision in Ballycastle

Speaking following a meeting between Moyle Council and the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has called for the Trust to listen to the local community and act immediately to address the issue of adult day care based in Ballycastle.
“If adult day care facilities can not be accommodated on the new Rathmoyle site, and I will be pressing the design team to ensure that every effort is made to keep the facilities within the site, then the community must help shape any future facility”
“The Trust have committed to providing “building based” adult day care facilities in Ballycastle, every effort must be made to ensure any new facility meets the needs of the service users, carers, families and staff.”
“I have recommended a stakeholders group be established to help shape the future of day services and ensure the needs of the community are met.”
“Any new model must be based on what people have told us they want, Ballycastle deserves the best possible facilities which incorporates more choice, more variety, the chance to be independent and to get involved in community-based activities.”
“Works on the new ”supported living” provision on the Rathmoyle site may begin in twelve months time so it is imperative that any project planning to deliver adult day care services needs to begin to take shape early in the New Year.”

Trad for Trócaire 2012

28 10 2012

@ Thursday 1st November in O’Connor’s Bar Ballycastle

Trad for Trócaire is Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann’s nationwide campaign for the overseas development agency Trócaire; a “Trad for Trócaire” seisiún will take place on Thursday 1ST November from 8-10pm in O’Connors Bar Ballycastle.

Since it began in 2010, over 700 Trade for Trócaire sessions have taken place in Ireland, the UK and the USA raising much needed funds for the charity.

So if you play an instrument, sing a few songs, dance a few steps or simply love the “ceol agus craic”, then why not join in at O’Connor’s Bar and play your part in this great initiative.