Ballycastle >Local News
11th July '12

                                                      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 Anne Marie Madden, Sea Road and Kevin Walsh, Dublin who were married in St. Brigid's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 6th July.



No's drawn on Saturday 7th July were: 4. 5. 16. 20. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €11,300. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Frank Munnelly, Ballyglass

Barbara Kelly, Carrowcubic

Flannery Family, Seaview

Michael Conmy, Ballycastle

Kathleen Touhill, Ballycastle

Cemetery Masses

Sunday 5th August: Mass in Kilbride Cemetery at 3.00p.m. and in Ballycastle Cemetery at 5.00p.m. (More dates to follow)


Water Safety

Water Safety Classes at Lacken Pier: Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August.

All enquiries to 096-43180 after 6.30p.m.



The Art Group's annual Exhibition will be held at the August Bank Holiday week-end in the Resource Centre.


Artworks are constantly on display in the Art Gallery upstairs in the Resource Centre, so please drop in to the Gallery when visiting Ballycastle.

Ballycastle art can be viewed at




Library is now located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Céide Fields

Céide Fields is offering free admission to everybody on the first Wednesday of every month. Open every day from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m.

Ballycastle Golf Society

Next outing to Castlebar Golf Club on 28th July.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Padraig Winters on 086 3203736



County Board Draw:

Every person who buys a County Board ticket and paid up membership is entitled to buying a ticket to all Mayo Senior Championship matches including All-Ireland Final. Tickets available from any club officer.



Club Membership is due and can be paid to any committee member.


Outdoor Gym

The new outdoor fitness gym is finally installed in Suífinn Way Estate and open to anybody over the age of 50. The equipment is clearly marked with instructions on how to use each individual piece.

For further information contact Suífinn Way Centre:

Phone No: 096-43848



Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday nights at 9.00p.m.


Music Classes

Music Classes in St. John's Hall Ballycastle every Saturday 11.30a.m. - 1.30p.m. --

tin whistle, keyboard, accordians, banjo, marching band drumming.

Call Maria 086-3016691 for more details.


Set Dancing

Set Dancing continues every Wednesday night in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle from 9pm. All welcome.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street .

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (closed for lunch 1 – 2.00p.m.)


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Mary Murphy & Deceased Family (Killena)

Tuesday: Patrick & James O'Toole

Wednesday: Kathleen & Kevin Earley

Thursday: No Mass

Friday : Tommy Clarke

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Michael & Tessie Kenny

Sunday 11.30a.m.:   Agnes Tighe & Deceased Family   


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Seamus O'Connor

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Ciara Doyle Sweeney, Michael Tighe

Sunday : Carrie Stadler, Anna Healy, Gerry Healy



7.00p.m.: Rose Lavelle, Mary Anne Sweeney

7.30p.m.: Mary Walsh, Mary Boyle

8.00p.m.: Rita Langan, John Morgan

8.30p.m.: Margaret Walsh, Mary Timlin