Ballycastle >Local News
12th April '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                                                               service.

Lotto Jackpot €19,900

No's drawn on 10th April were: 2. 9. 24. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Marie Ruane, Muingelly

Rita & Carmel, c/o Burkes

Sarah Healy, Killala

J. & G. Ballycastle

Mairtín Flannery, Seaview

Limits on Lotto licences have been revised and Jackpot may now reach €30,000.

Easter Lotto

If the Jackpot is not won, winners of the 5 envelopes drawn on Easter Monday will each receive €100.

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

Keep Ballycastle Beautiful

Join Keep Ballycastle Beautiful as we clean up Downpatrick Head on Good Friday at 7pm, meeting at Downpatrick car park. 
Trash bags and gloves will be provided and it should only take an hour at most with refreshments after.

Children's Easter Party

Children's Easter Party in the Shambles Easter Sunday at 12.30p.m. approx. Come along for Easter treats and fun. All children to be supervised by an adult.

G.A.A. News

Congratulations to our club award winners for 2016:

Player of the year: Jason O Neill

Hall of Fame: Seamus O'Connor

Club man of the year: Joe Gardiner

A special award was given to Vincent Tomas on stepping down as Naomh Padraig Chairman and we thank Vincent for all his hard work over the years.


Mayo Senior League Round 2: Charlestown Sarsfields v Ballycastle on Sunday 16th April at 12.00noon.



Mayo Senior League Round 1: Ballycastle: Cill Chomain:


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Des Kieran Kilbride winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€252).



Club membership is now due. Family membership: €60; Adult Membership: €40;

Student & OAP Membership: €20; Child U-12Membership: €10.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Jack Killeen, Castlereagh, Killala who died recently (brother of Philomena Tighe, Lisbrin).

May he rest in peace.

Baile an Chaisil CC

The Kilfian Vintage Club are holding their annual tractor run on Easter Monday, in memory of JP Garvin. Plan is to leave Ballycastle at 11.15a.m. and cycle up to McHales, do the run and cycle back to Ballycastle.


Brian Cawley Memorial Cycle 2017, in aid of River Moy Search and Rescue, Easter Sunday from Lisheen graveyard at 10a.m. 


Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.

Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on Saturday 29th April.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

For more information contact captain Gerry Henry on 0879391689.

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on the weekend of the 23/24th June.  Contact Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for information.



The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Sam Reveles "The Impossibility of Measuring Our Connectivity: New Painting and Drawings"

18th March – 15th April 2017

Tel/Fax 096 43184

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall. New Members welcome.



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.


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

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

Confirmation in Ballycastle on 14th May.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 6.00p.m.: Joe (Anniversary), John & Kathleen Nealon

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Mary (Anniversary) & Jim McHale

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: John (Anniversary), Bridget & Paddy Gardiner & Michael Farrell

Thursday 8.00p.m.: Holy Thursday . John Walsh

Friday 3.00p.m.: Good Friday. The Lord's Passion

Saturday 9.00p.m.: Holy Saturday. Michael J. Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Easter Sunday . Pat Hopkins (Anniversary) & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Holy Thursday: Eileen Grier

Good Friday: Breege Gardiner, Rose Nealon

Holy Saturday: George O'Grady, Tony D'Arcy

Easter Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan, Margaret Burke



Holy Thursday: George O'Grady

Good Friday: Michael A. O'Connor, Nuala Delaney, Eileen Grier

Holy Saturday: John Maughan, Margaret Burke, A. O'Donnell

Easter Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gillian Grier



Saturday 9.00p.m.: R. O'Donnell, C. Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: L. Tomas, S. Kelly