Ballycastle >Local News
13th April '11

                                                      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



No's drawn on Saturday 9th April were: 9. 14. 17. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €4,800. Next draw in Polkes.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Bernie Healy, Behy

Frank Healy, Behy

Ciara Munnelly, c/o Francis Gardiner

Josie Ruane, Ballycastle

Mary Boyle, Ballycastle


Dev. Co.

Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company meeting on Tuesday 19th April at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition ‘Different Strokes' will take place in the Reading Room, Ballina Library from 19th April-7th May featuring Ballycastle Art Group, Ardagh Artists, Kay Duncalf, Sue Upton, Frankie Friess and others. For further information contact Sue at 085-7359275 or Kay at 087-7713882.




North Mayo Exclusive Junior Cup Semi Final : Ballycastle: 1-9; Ardnaree: 0-6.

U-18 League: Naomh Padraig: 2-13; The Neale: 0-9


U-14: Naomh Padraig v Burishoole on Thursday 14th at 7.00p.m,.

U-18: St. Muredach's v Naomh Padraig on Friday 15th .

Senior Football League Div 1E : Ballycastle v Lacken on Saturday 16th at 10.00a.m.(note unusual time).

Club Membership is now due and can be paid to Martin Hefferon, Chairman, Éilis Ormsby, Treasurer or any Club officer. Students and O.A.P.'s: €10; Single: €25; Family: €40.

County Board Draw tickets are now available from any club member. Please support.


Naomh Padraig Training

Boys U-8, U-10 & U-12 training continues every Friday at 700p.m. in Kilfian pitch.


Cake Sale


‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool are having a Cake Sale on Saturday 16th April after evening Mass. Please support.


Social Evening


Lacken and Ballina Carers are hosting a Social Evening in aid of Croí Heart Foundation in the Dock Bar, Ballina on Friday 15th April. Admission €10. Food served on the night. An enjoyable night is assured with music and fun. Transport provided. If interested, contact Ann at 087-69977231.

Easter Art Class

Easter Art Class in Killala from Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th April. For more information contact Sharon at 087-2406330.


Ballycastle Golf Society

The next outing is to Castlebar Golf Club on the 23rd April.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Michael Kelly on

087 9145551.


Church Diary

Confirmation will take place in Ballycastle on 22nd May 2011.

First Holy Communion will take place in Ballycastle on 29th May 2011.


Ballycastle Book Club

We would love to have you join us at Suífinn Way Centre to discuss over a cup of coffee, the merits or otherwise of our national and international authors. We meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m.

For further details contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Community Care


Meals for elderly and anyone that would like to avail of this service continues on Monday and Friday each week from 12.00 – 1.30p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023 , for details and arrangement.

Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street .

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies Indoor Soccer at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer (Adults only) at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.

Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Mary McHale (Anniversary) & Jim

Tuesday: John & Sarah McAndrew

Wednesday: Mickey Joe Tighe (Anniversary)

Thursday: Mary McDonnell & Deceased Family (Doonfeeney)

Friday 8.00p.m.: Pat Hopkins (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mary Munnelly (Inagh)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Peter Carey (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan, Caroline Nealon, George O'Grady

Palm Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers, Elizabeth O'Donnell, Florrie McBrien



No Adoration. Choir practise in the Church at 8.00p.m.