Ballycastle >Local News
12th July '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     



No's drawn on 10th July were: 4. 10. 24. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €2,100. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary Cooke, Behy

Brendan Nealon, Ballyknock

Anona O'Connor, Sea Road

Lily & Joe, c/o John Burke's

Mary Murray, Moyne, Killala


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile cycle takes place on Sunday 6th August from Ballycastle village,

but don't worry, even if you're not a cyclist you can still get involved and have a great day! We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, safety conscious Event Volunteers.  This is a great opportunity for people to have fun, provide support and meet some new people and feel part of the community.

Volunteers play a vital role in directing up to 500 cyclists through the course – and give them a cheer along the way.  Volunteers are crucial to the operations of the Giro de Baile, the safety of the participants and the atmosphere of the day. So if you would like to get involved call Máirtin 0863225128, Noel 0863828713 or email for more details.


There are 3 routes: 60km, 120km and 146km – one for every type of fitness and ability.

Registration from 8.00a.m.   Cycle starts at 10.00a.m.

Entry online is €40 or €45 on the day.

€5 for the Family Route which will take place on Saturday 5th August at 6.00p.m.


For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

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


G.A.A. News


Junior A Championship:
Ballycastle v Ardagh on Sunday next at 2pm in Crossmolina.



Mayo Senior League Div. 1D:

Match between Ballycastle and Ballintubber was not played as Ballintuber conceded the game.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Mary D'Arcy winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€230).

Club Gear:

CLG Baile an Chaisil are presently taking orders for Club Gear. Anyone interested in ordering gear please contact Deaglán Mac Congamhna 0872515292 or email

Joint Exhibition in Ballinglen Gallery

An exhibition of paintings by Dublin born Artist Nuala Clarke and
London Artist Duncan Pickstock opens at The Ballinglen Gallery on Saturday

July 22nd at 8.00p.m. called "From Nature"
The work is inspired by North Mayo, with subtle minimalistic approaches.  Pickstock's dust-like images embody the space of the air;  while Clarke's layered watery compositions,  named for Roman nature goddesses, glow as if sunlit.
Catalogues available. Do come along and see this wonderful Exhibition.

Keith Wilson Exhibition

Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet are pleased to announce the opening of a Solo Exhibition

entitled ‘BEING HERE' by Keith Wilson RUA.

The Exhibition will include recent paintings and drawings.

For many years, Keith has been concerned with describing the natural world of his immediate environment, at home and away, highlighting notions of stillness, awareness and how it can be important to return and look again.

The Exhibition opening will be held on Saturday 15th July at 7.30p.m. and will continue until 15th August.

Do come along to see this wonderful Exhibition.

For more information please visit

Voluntary Housing AGM

Ballycastle & District Voluntary Housing Association Limited will hold their AGM on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 8.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Day Care Centre.

Water Safety

Water Safety Classes from Saturday 29th July – Wednesday 2nd August (inc) on Lacken Pier at 2.00p.m. All enquiries to Anne at 096 – 43180 after 7.00p.m.

Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Course on Saturday 29th July. 1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

Seaview Residents Reunion

Seaview Residents Committee are delighted to invite former residents of Seaview Place between 1985 and 2017 to a reunion on Friday August 25th at 7.00p.m.

Join us for an evening to reconnect with other former residents over drinks and live music. The evening will also include a Mass for deceased and sick members of Seaview and a BBQ.
If you know another former resident who has not received the reunion invitation, please encourage them to come along.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 for more details.


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 .


Baile an Chaisil CC

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. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


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.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training has finished for the Summer and will resume mid August.


Over 55 Exercise Club

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


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.


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

Mass Times:

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

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Mass at the Grotto at Céide for all who died off the North Mayo Coast

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Bridget Doherty, Belderrig

Thursday 2.00p.m.: Lacken Cross College Graduation Mass

Friday 11.00a.m.: Frank Langan (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Maureen & Seán Desmond; Martin Doherty (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Willie Barrett (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Tony & Keith Carden, O. Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: A. McDonnell, M. Tighe, J. Healy