Ballycastle >Local News
12th October '16

                                                      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.


Céide Fields jobs 2017

The OPW is currently advertising positions as Guide/Information Officer for 2017 at Céide Fields. Details are available and applications can be made through Closing date for applications is October 27th.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Evelyn Reape (nee Robinson), Calladashin, Knockmore who died on Wednesday 5th October (Mother of Bridie Langan, Ballyknock).

May she rest in peace.


Halloween Fun

All Giro de Baile volunteers are invited to a Fancy Dress special thank-you night on October 30th at 9:30pm in Katie Mac's Ballycastle.
The event is open to anyone who wants a good night out. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Spooky Walk

It's that time of year again when the veil between the worlds is thin. Ballycastle ghosts have stirred and are ready to wreck mayhem and havoc. Spooky walk, candlelight processions, a spooky Halloween disco, arts and crafts, storytelling and loads more starting at 5pm on 31st October.


Meeting to organise this will take place in Healy's on Thursday 13th at 8.00p.m.



The Club would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and wish Shane Healy (Player) and Edel Golden (Assistant Pro) all the best as they have recently announced their engagement.


Congratulations to Brian McHale who was this week's winner of the 50/50 draw.


A big thank you to the Clarke family, Lacken Sarsfields G.A.A and Naomh Padraig for running an excellent tournament for the National Schools over the weekend.
Unfortunately the Ballycastle boys lost out in the A Final but no doubt they will be back. We are extremely proud of the boys as are all their families.


The Senior Team concluded their League campaign with a draw against Davits on a score line of Ballycastle 2-7, Davitts 1-10.

We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the lads throughout the season. We finished mid table in division D and reached the semi-final of the Junior Championship so we can look forward to 2017 with optimism.


Card Game

Ballycastle G.A.A. Annual Card Game will take place on Sunday 6th November in Ballycastle Hall at 8.30p.m. Club members will be calling to houses in the coming weeks.


Cycling fitness

Cycling Turbo training will take place after Halloween and is open to everyone.

Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club have a number of spare turbo trainers that can be borrowed for the session but these are on first come first served basis. The turbo session is also an ideal way to improve fitness and offers the ability to train at your own pace in an indoor setting. Contact Máirtin 0863225128 or Noel 0863828713 for more details.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 17th October at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Mulranny Golf Club on Saturday 29th October. 1st tee is booked for 10.30am.

Membership will be collected on that day - €20. New members and visitors welcome.

Contact new captain, for the incoming year, Gerry Henry on 0879391689 for more information. 

Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes have changed to the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes resume in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Contact 086 3016691.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Fridays at 7pm at the local pitch.

Garda in attendance

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



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.


Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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: 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: No Mass

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Teresa O'Donnell ( Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tom (Anniversary) & Kathleen Grier


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday: Mary Walsh

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday: Mia Tighe, Emily Loftus

Sunday: Kim Stadler, Nathan Doherty