Ballycastle >Local News
13th July '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.


Congratulations and best wishes for their future together to Daniel Forde, Rathoonagh, Ballycastle and Amy Carroll, Killala who were married on Friday 8th July.

National School Football

Congratulations to the Ballycastle National School who defeated Mount Palmer/Templemary in the Gerry Maheady Tournament C final last Sunday.
Finn McDermott Cox and Jamie Timlin played their last game for the National School and Ballycastle GAA would like to wish them well as they start secondary school in September.


Ballycastle Team: Liam Fox, Thomas McNulty, Fionnán MacConghamha, Tony Carden, Eoin McDonnell, Jamie Timlin, Finn Mc Dermott Cox, Micheal Winters,

Tristan Murphy, Josh Murphy, Tighe MacConghamha, Killian Scott, Sam Kelly, Keith Carden, Nathan Doherty, Matthew Moyles, Oisín Flannery, Lorcan O'Donnell.


Lotto Jackpot now €16,000


No's drawn on 18th July were: 8. 17. 25. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Breege Gardiner, Knockaun

Mark Philip Finn, Breaffy

Emily Rose, c/o A. O'Donnell

Michael Bourke, Killeen

Jack & Raymond Ruddy, Ballycastle

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


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 1st August at 2p.m at Lacken Pier.

Enrolment and all enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 after 6p.m.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle & Ballina Arts Centre

Irish Artist Mick O'Dea 15th July - 21st August 2016
Opening on the 15th July - Ballinglen Gallery: 5.30 p.m. and Ballina Civic Offices Gallery Space: 7.30p.m.

Book Launch on the night ‘The Foggy Dew', Mick O'Dea
with an Essay by Dr Ciaran O'Neill, Ussher Professor, Trinity College .

Talk by Sinéad Mc Coole in both venues - Irish historian, curator, broadcaster and author of ‘Easter Widows' on widows of the men executed in 1916.

Art work exhibited at The Ballinglen Gallery will include portraits by Mick O'Dea of Tom Clarke, Eamon de Valera, Patrick Pearse and James Connolly to name but a few of up to 20 wonderful portraits in total.

Refreshments will be available and all are welcome so please come along and take this fantastic opportunity to view these amazing works of art on exhibition here in County Mayo in the Centenary year.  Free admission.

This is a collaborative publication and exhibition between The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballina Arts Centre & The Royal Hibernian Academy and Mayo County Council with support from the 2016 Commemorations Committee of the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Enquiries: Ballinglen Arts Foundation: 096 4318; Ballina Arts Centre 096 73593.



Race Night:

The Club will hold a fun Race Night on the 23rd July in Healy's Bar, Ballycastle.

Horses are available to buy from any of the Club executives.

50/50 draw

Congratulations to Nicola & Peter Sweeney, Ballyknock who won €238 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  



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


Giro de Baile

Giro de Baile takes place Sunday 31st July at 10:00am from Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. This year the Giro de Baile will see its largest number of participants, each with their own special reason for taking part. Some have a personal connection to their chosen charity, some have a love of cycling and others are after a serious challenge.

Charities to benefit this year are: Mayo/Roscommon Hospice, Irish Cancer Society and Family Carers, Ireland .


We also will have a Family/Vintage cycle on Saturday 30th from the Community Hall.
For all information go to or find us on Twitter, Facebook,

Email or contact 0863225128.

Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballinrobe Golf Club on Saturday 23rd July.

1st tee is booked for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.

For more information contact David Alexander on 087 7965080.


Ballycastle A.C.

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.


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 Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact 086-3016691.

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: Jim McDonnell

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

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Molly McGarry (Month's Mind)

Thursday: Frank Langan (Anniversary)

Friday: People of the Parish

Saturday 12.00noon: Martin Doherty ( 1st Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Johnny Tighe (1st Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack (Anniversary) & Kathleen Maughan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: George O'Grady



Saturday: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: Adam Clinton, Tony & Keith Carden, Emily Loftus

Sunday: Eoin McDonnell, Mia Tighe, Leona Ruane, Elise Tuohill