Ballycastle >Local News
12th August '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.

Lotto Jackpot now €11,200

No's drawn on 8th August were: 7. 10. 12. 13. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Vincent McGuinness, Suífinn Way

Alan Doores, Doonadoba

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass

Chloe & Emma Sweeney, Rathlacken

Michael Bourke, Heathfield

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


All Ireland Semi Final

Anyone looking for tickets for the Mayo Vs Dublin Match can put in an order with Joe Gardiner. Please do not apply for Tickets unless you have Baile an Chaisil Club Membership paid.


Ballycastle celebrates National Heritage Week at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Ballinglen will hold a workshop on Saturday 29th August from  2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m for children under 12 exploring farming heritage in response to the Exhibition The Mart and Other Paintings by Cora O'Brien under the guidance of local artist Nuala Clarke.  Materials will be provided and each child will leave with a piece of work.

This event is free of charge and booking is essential.

Please contact us if you wish to participate in this event: Tel No:  096 43184

Email: .

Do come along and enjoy a fun day!


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

An Exhibition by well known Dublin based Artist Cora O'Brien takes place at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation with the official Opening on Friday 21st August at 8.30p.m.  Viewing 7.30p.m. - 10.00 p.m.  Landscape, still life and portraiture, experimenting with composition, light, colour and technique.  Her work is in many public and private collections in Ireland and abroad.
The Paintings in this exhibition focuses on Cora's response to elements of farming and landscape around Ballycastle, Co Mayo.
The main body of work has emerged from observation of Marts, and the Ballina livestock Mart in particular. She was fascinated by the subject matter presented, the sheer bulk and shapes of the cattle, and their movements, both graceful and orderly. The atmospheric conditions of the interior, provided by light from skylights and partly opened doorways, the reflections on wet floor surfaces, the myriad of patterns, shapes and range of colours.
The human interest, mainly farmers, inspecting, bidding and socialising, all provided inspiration and a wealth of new knowledge on this compelling subject.

Do come along and enjoy this wonderful exhibition of paintings.

Refreshments served and everyone is welcome.
For further details please contact us at Tel No: 096 43184



Multi Media Course

Information and Sign-up day for FETAC 5 Multimedia Production course at Áras Inis Gluaire will take place on August 17th. This FREE one year full time course starts September 21st. Spaces are limited and anyone interested in the course must sign up by August 17th. The course covers web design, graphic design, communications, work experience and more. A training and travel allowance is available to suitable candidates. For more information call Edel on 087-9545420 or Tim on 087-9177558 or email

Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. for the next few weeks. All welcome to view this latest Exhibition of paintings by local artists.


Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company

Office Space available. Contact 086- 2434288.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Club on 22nd August. 1st tee is for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.  New members and visitors welcome.

For more info contact Ollie Clarke on 086 0579204


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


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: Patricia & Paddy Conmy & Deceased Family

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: Elaine Madden

Friday Vigil 8.15p.m.: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jim McLean

Saturday 11.30a.m.: Pat & Tessie Maughan & Deceased Family

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Helen Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Martin Doherty (Month's Mind)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Caoimhe Tomas, Tony Carden, Kim Stadler

Sunday: Anna & Kate Heffernan, Josh & Tristan Murphy


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration this week.