Ballycastle >Local News
13th January '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.

Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Saturday mornings at 10am at the football pitch –junior and senior infants meet at the Community Hall.

Membership for 2016 now due, registration will take place on Saturday January 23rd & 30th before and after training.  New members welcome.

For current news on club events please be sure to check out our  Facebook page - Ballycastle AC Mayo.


Tractor Run

Tractor Run in Memory of Aidan Tighe - Sunday 17th January 2016. Registration at 11am at Ballycastle Resource Centre. Proceeds going to Breakthrough Cancer Research.


Cycling Club

Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club will hold a registration night and meeting in Kilfian GAA Clubhouse on Saturday 23rd January at 8.00pm.
Anyone from Killala, Ballycastle, Kilfian, Lacken, Cooneal or any part of North Mayo interested in cycling and joining the Club should attend this meeting.
Light Refreshments will be served after.

Turbo training has started in Ballycastle Hall every Thursday night at 8pm for members.


Irish music classes

Children's Irish music classes start back in the old barracks, on Friday 22nd January from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.

Adult Irish music classes starting in Community Centre, Killala on Thursday 21st January 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Contact 086-3016691

Line Dancing

Line dancing classes starting in Community Centre, Killala on Thursday 21st January 9pm to 10.30pm. Contact 086-3016691.


Lotto Jackpot now €13,400

No's drawn on 11th January were: 9. 21. 25. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Phil Healy Scott, Healys

Adam & Jamie Birrane, Moygownagh

Phil Tomas, Ballycastle

Breda O'Toole, Ballycastle

Seamus Ormsby, Ballycastle

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



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 18th January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Shane Grier who won €225.


Irish dancing classes

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


Also, a new Dancersize class for adults is starting on Friday15th January in St John's Hall. This is a fun way to enjoy dancing and is beneficial to your body. All Welcome.

Contact 0894944935/0860687342



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.


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.

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: No Mass

Tuesday: Margaret (Anniversary) & Patrick Killeen

Wednesday: Tom Doherty (Anniversary)

Thursday: Willie & Anthony Barrett

Friday : Pat Madden

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Anna & Paddy Winters

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Eddie & Mary Tomas & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Caoimhe Tomas, Tristan Murphy

Sunday: Adam Clinton, Róisín O'Donnell