Ballycastle >Local News
10th June '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.


Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Siobhán Grier, Muingelly, Ballycastle and Andy Kelly, Dublin who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Friday last.

Family Fun Cycle

Baile an Chaisil cycling club invite you to Family Fun Cycle on 13th June from Ballycastle Hall at 10:30a.m. This Event is free and we encourage young and old to join us on the day. Refreshments after in Ballycastle Hall. Distance will be less than 10km so come and join us. No Helmet no Cycle.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 Noel Kelly 0863828713 or any Baile an Chaisil club member for more details.


Launch of Giro de Baile

Launch of the Giro de Baile (North Mayo Cycling Sportive) takes place on 13th June at 9:30pm in Katie Mac's, Ballycastle.
Promotional Video will be shown on the night with Music and Refreshments and Special Guests.   All Welcome.
The Charities to benefit from the Giro de Baile this year are Kiddies Korner, Cancer Care West, River Moy Rescue Ballina, Annaghmore Social Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128, Noel Kelly 0863828713 or any Baile an Chaisil club member for more details.


Mayo Junior B Football Championship (Group 4):

Ballycastle: 7-12; Islandeady: 0-11.

Mayo Junior C Football Championship (Group 3):
Baile an Chaisil: 2 – 10; Louisburgh: 1-13


The finals of the Colm Kenny Tournament will take place on Saturday 13th in Ballycastle starting at 12.00noon.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Anne O'Malley Coen, New York who died recently (Sister-in-law of Rita Langan, Kilbride). May she rest in peace.



Lotto Jackpot €10,300.

No's drawn on 7th June were: 4. 19. 22. 29. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

P. J. E. S. & G. c/o Healys

Padraig McGuire, Ballyknock

Tommy Flannery, Killala

Sinéad & Eileen Flannery, Killala

Des Earley, Ballycastle

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs, Kiddies Korner Playschool, Craft Shop.


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 13th July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne on 096-43180 after 6.00p.m.


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market is back on Fridays from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k and 6k Road Race, Walk and Fun Run on Saturday 27th June at 2.00p.m. Chip timing. Cash prizes, Medals for competing and cash prizes for winners. Enter now. €15 Adults entry fee, Under-18's €5, Family €20.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall) , Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Gallery

Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (Closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00p.m.)


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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. 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: People of the Parish

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Anthony, Bridget, Michael & Anne Hoban

Wednesday: Paddy Killeen (Anniversary) & Gerry Killeen

Thursday 7.30p.m.: Aggie Doherty & Deceased Family

Friday: Mary Kate Munnelly

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: James & Celia Jordan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael & Christina Jackson


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Mary Hefferon


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Caroline Stadler, Anne Healy

7.00p.m.: Marcella O'Grady, Breege Doherty