Ballycastle >Local News
10th August '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.

Giro de Baile

Some photos from the start of Giro de Baile in Photo Gallery.


Lotto Jackpot now €16,400

No's drawn on 8th August were: 1. 5. 6. 15. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

John Grier, Ballycastle

Michael A. O'Connor, Sea Road

Kathleen Boyle, Carrowcubic

Jim Meyler, Carrowcubic

Andrea/Anne, Ballycastle

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



County Junior Quarter Finals:

Ballycastle v Crossmolina Deel Rovers on Sunday 14th at 2.00p.m. in James Stephen's Park, Ballina.

Ballycastle B v Burrishoole on Saturday 13th at 7.00p.m. in Knockmore


Ticket requests for the All-Ireland semi-final to be with Joe Gardiner no later than Sunday 14th at

12 noon.


Congratulations to Michael Tighe, Muingreevagh who was a member of the Mayo U16 team who won the Ted Webb Plate.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Liz and Mary Farrell, Killala who won €205 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sheila Campbell, (nee Connor), London and formerly of Ballymachugh, Ballycastle who has died (Mother of Anne Tighe, Ballymachugh) .

Funeral arriving to St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Thursday evening at 8.00p.m.

Mass on Friday at 12.00noon followed by burial in Ballycastle Cemetery .

May she rest in peace.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. would like to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported the club in running our annual Ballycastle 10k Coastal Challenge recently. A big thank you to everyone who helped out in organising and running the event on the day.

Athletic Training will re-commence on Friday August 26th at 7pm at the local pitch.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 15th August at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Tourism meeting

Tourism meeting in Ballycastle on Wednesday August 17th at 8pm in Ballycastle Community Hall with Anne-Marie Flynn from Mayo North Promotions office.

All are welcome to attend, particularly those involved in tourism, or thinking about setting up a tourism-related business in Ballycastle or Belderrig to meet the team from Mayo North, talk about future tourism-related initiatives and ideas for Ballycastle/Belderrig and see how we can support each other.


Cemetery Masses

Mass will be celebrated in Kilbride Cemetery on Friday 12th August at 7.00p.m.


Mass will be celebrated in Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 28th August at 11.30a.m.

Hall AGM

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM will take place on 14th September at 8.00p.m.

New members welcome.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle

Irish Artist Mick O'Dea 15th July - 21st August 2016 at the Ballinglen Gallery, Ballycastle.
Art work exhibited includes portraits by Mick O'Dea of Tom Clarke, Eamon de Valera , Patrick Pearse and James Connolly to name but a few of up to 20 wonderful portraits in total.
Enquiries: Ballinglen Arts Foundation: 096 43184.


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 Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact 086-3016691.

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: No Mass

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: Molly McGarry

Thursday: People of the Parish

Friday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for Sheila Campbell

Friday 7.00p.m.: Mass in Kilbride Cemetery

Saturday 12.00noon: Elaine Madden

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael & Michael Edward Tomas & Deceased Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy & Antonia Langan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: Mary Walsh

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday: Kate Heffernan, Emily Loftus

Sunday: Mia Tighe, Leona Ruane