News and events in Ballymoney and Moyle

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The Save the Roddens Steering Group invite you to a Christmas Carol performance on Wednesday, December 9th at 6.30pm in the library car park at Queen Street in Ballymoney. Everyone most welcome.


Ballymoney Writers are holding a gathering in Ballymoney Town Hall on 8th December at 7.30pm.

Local writers will entertain with a wide variety of stories, poems and reflections and there will be a chance to purchase various anthologies from individual writers and from the groups themselves.

This is an exciting opportunity to listen to work from the many talented writers in the area and to find out about the activities and support for writers locally. The event is supported by the Causeway Coast and Glens Council and admission is free to all.


The lights have been dusted off, tickets are on sale at the school office and the students and staff of Ballycastle High School are ready to open the curtains on their latest school production on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th December at 7.30pm in the McMaster Hall.

Sailing for Adventure is an original play inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson classic Treasure Island. Each member of the cast and backstage crew is a pupil of Ballycastle High School, and it is their intention to entertain and enthral you with what is sure to be an unforgettable evening’s entertainment.

Rebecca McGowan takes on the role of Tilly Hawkins. She is a young girl who dreams of adventure at sea and cannot believe her luck when she finds herself in possession of a pirate treasure map. Her sensible elder sister Annie, played by Emma Creelman, is less enthusiastic about life at sea, but nonetheless finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure.

Helped by the mysterious Captain Alec (Ronan Lynn) the sisters set sail for TreasureIsland. Of course they are not the only ones with an interest in the treasure! Long Jean Silver, played by Katie Oliver, and her unsavoury crew of pirates are also on the trail of the loot.

The voyage begins in the familiar surroundings of Ballycastle but the search for treasure takes the cast to the more exotic setting of Treasure Island. The island is populated by the Ooga Wooga tribe, led by marooned pirate Benjamina Gun (Ellen Shirley.)

Tickets and further information about performances are available form the school office on 028 276 2254.