Ballycastle >Local News
11th March '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.


CLG Baile an Chaisil are holding a Presentation Night on Friday 13th March at 9:00pm in Healy's Bar, Ballycastle.

Presentation to our Senior Team Player of the Year, Hall of Fame and Club Person of the Year.

This is a special club night and we invite all members, players, coaches, parents and mentors to come along and make a special club night.


Scoil Naomh Bríd: Siúl ar Scoil for Seachtain na Gaeilge

Our pupils will be participating in an action day called “St. Patrick's March on Monday” on 16th March. Children are asked to park n'stride from the hall at 9am. They will dress in green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and to highlight the efforts we're making to win our green flag for travel. They will be taking part in other activities during the week for Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish week) including a céilí.



The French are coming and need our support. Men, women and children wanted for the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Ballycastle, Killala and Ballina. Transport and refreshments provided. Contact Padraic on 087 2033101.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Ballycastle St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Tuesday March 17th. It will start at the

Community Hall after 11.30a.m. Mass. For more information please ring Maura at 086 3571231.


‘The Shambles' Market

The Food and Craft Market will take place in The Shambles on St. Patrick's Day starting at 12.00noon.


Ballinglen Exhibition - "Let it Flow"

Over the last month Nuala Clarke (Irish) & Joseph Ostraff (American visiting artist) lead a very exciting project making a collaborative installation with eight schools from the North Mayo area.
The task for each student was to consider the importance of the river & make a house whether it was their own or imaginary. What the river means to them personally, what might be found in and around it, and who/what might be reliant on it. Watching the students at work we were moved by the excitement and insight each student brought, and the joy they felt at seeing their ideas become real art, reminded us all of why we love art too.
The Installation is open to the public on March 20th between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Everyone is welcome to come along and see the beautiful work the children produced. Refreshments served.


Nature and Wildlife Plan

The Draft Ballycastle Nature and Wildlife plan is now on display on the Mayo County Council Website


Golf Society

Results from Tubbercurry Outing:

1st : Noel Maughan 35pts

2nd : Tom Ivors 30pts back 9

3rd : Michael Jones 30pts

Nearest the pin: Dominic Flanagan

Longest drive: Alan Kelly

Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on Saturday 4 th April. 1st tee is at 10am. Be there for 9.30am

Deposits and names for away trip to Bundoran on weekend of June 5th /6th will be taken at Westport outing. 

For more info contact David Alexander on 0877965080 or Ollie Clarke on 0860579204



No's drawn on 7th March were: 10. 25. 27. 29. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €9,000.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Arron Donnelly, Dominick Street

Ciara & Saoirse Sweeney, Killerduff

Miriam Walsh, Doonfeeney

Ann Callaghan, P.O.

Mick Daniels, Tarpy's

Ballycastle Writers Group


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


Writing Workshop

Writing workshop with Manchan Magan hosted by Ballycastle Writers' group.

Title 'Honesty In Writing takes courage but it has its rewards.'

Venue: Suífinn Centre, Ballycastle

Date: 21st March, 2015     11am - 3pm

Contact:   087 713 3432


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot at



Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


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

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.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.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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: No Mass

Thursday 7.30p.m.: Maria Jordan, Main Street (Anniversary)

Friday 7.30p.m.: Private Intention

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Michael McDonnell, Glenurla

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kevin Healy


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: John Busby



Saturday Vigil: To be arranged

Sunday : To be arranged


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Bridie Hunt, Caroline Stadler

7.00p.m.: Breege Meyler, Margaret McLean