Ballycastle >Local News
11th October '17

                                                     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     



Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

Ballycastle A.C. is hosting the inaugural Ceide Coast Half Marathon and annual 10k on

Saturday October 14th at 12pm so come out and support the athletes on the day. You can check out the race route and details on .

Anyone wishing to help with the event on the evening before, or on race day, contact

Maura 085 1745540.



No's drawn on 9th October were: 2. 8. 12. 14. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €3,400. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Karen Tomas, Ballyglass

Johnny Flannery, Killala

Mary Golden

The Garry Family, Ballycastle

Anne & Joe Greene, Ballycastle


Golf Society

Results from Gerry Henry Captain's Prize at Castlebar Golf Club:

1st : Michael Winters 

2nd : Noel Maughan

3rd : Michael O'Donnell

4th : Pat Kenny

5th : Shane Winters

Nearest the pin: John Winters

Longest drive: Noel Kelly 

Visitor's prize:  Jim Kenny 

Well done to all prize winners and to all who attended. 

Thanks again Gerry Henry for a great year and Captain's Day, and all the best for the coming year to incoming captain Allen Kelly.

Our next outing is to Claremorris Golf Club on the 28 th October. 1st tee is booked for 10am so please be there for 9.30am. Contact Allen Kelly for more information on 0868672002.

Membership will be collected on the day.

New members and visitors welcome.




Senior League:

Davitts v Ballycastle on Saturday next 14th October at 4.30p.m.



Senior League:

Ballycastle: 2 – 11; Kilmeena: 0 – 8.



Congratulations to Eilis Ormsby winner of last week's 50/50 (€194).



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Gerry McLean, Los Angeles and late of Lisbrin, Ballycastle who died recently.

May he rest in peace.



Ballycastle Events Committee are organising X-Witch Boo Bash with Fun Games, Spooky Walk, Pumpkin Competition, X-Witch Spooky Cottage and prizes for best costumes for Tuesday 31st October at 6.00p.m. starting at the Church Car Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Adults Halloween Fancy Dress Party will be held in Katie Macs on Sunday 29th October. Admission free.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will be held in Ballycastle on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November.

Details to follow.


Music Classes

Irish music classes for children in Ballycastle Hall on Fridays  5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Beginner Irish music classes for Adults in Killala Community Centre on Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm.  086-3016691

Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch.

All Welcome.



Rebecca Crowell "Still/Moving" in The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle 30th September - 23rd October 2017.

Tel: 096 43184. E-mail:


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10; Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5.

Phone 085 7571594.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities (Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries

of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street, Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.


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,

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

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.


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

Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: Private Intention

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Private Intention

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Sheila Lazanby

Thursday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 7.00p.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 11.00a.m.: Seamus Hoban (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Paddy & Nora Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Teresa (Anniversary) & Anthony O'Donnell & Brian Gahan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: Michael A. O'Connor

Sunday 11.30a.m.: A. O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: E. Loftus, S. Kelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: M. Tighe, L. Ruane