Ballycastle >Local News
13th September '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     



Best wishes to the Mayo Team in the All-Ireland Final against Dublin on Sunday next 17th.


Fundraiser for St. Lukes

A special evening of music, in aid of Friends of St Luke's Hospital, has been organised by Mary Geraldine McHale (nee McDonnell) at 9pm on Saturday 16th September.
Music by Grace Kelly who will be joined by local artists. Tickets are €10 and can be got from most local businesses. Tickets will also be for sale at the door on the night. Refreshments will be served and a raffle will be held. Your support is greatly appreciated.
A Tractor Run will also take place at 5pm the same day - ‘Tractors for Geraldine'. 
Registration for the tractor run is set to take place from 4.30pm until 5pm sharp in the Seaview Lounge. Any mode of transport is welcome cars, bikes, etc. Refreshments will be served.


Cake Sale

Cake sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 16th September at 8.00p.m.

with home-made cakes, bread and jams. Garden Produce and lots of other items. Guess the weight of the cake. All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church, Ballycastle. Please support.

Culture Night Friday 22nd September 2017

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation welcomes you to join them on Friday 22 nd September between 5 and 8pm. On the night there will be a portraiture workshop with Professor Randall Exon, Exhibition & Collage Workshop with Nana Gregory, Children's Corner with Emily Brown - Art and the Natural Wold and A 'Readalong' sing song with Brenda Exon at 6pm.

A wonderful evening in store, so come on in and enjoy the above events. Adults and Children are welcome. Refreshments served.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary Ann Wilson (nee McGuinness), Marcella Wilson and Seán Martin Wilson McGlynn, Cross, Binghamstown who died tragically last week (relatives of Vincent McGuinness, Suífinn Way).



No's drawn on 11th September were: 13. 15. 16. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €3,000. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass

Vincent McGuinness, Suífinn Way

Kellie Barrett, Ballycastle

Mary Teresa Ruddy, Creevesbeg

Maeve Dunne, Ballycastle




Mayo Junior A Championship Quarter Finals:

Ballycastle: 2 – 6; Kilmeena: 0 – 12.

Ballycastle Team:

Jason O'Neill, Kevin Healy, Martin Sweeney, Paul Whelan, Ian McNulty, John Carey, Richard Tighe, Fergal Forde (0-4 (2f), Richard Bourke, Dermot Kelly (1-0), Shane Healy, Michéal Forde (0-2),

Fergus Tighe, Shane Forde (1-0), Marcus Hunt.

Subs Used: David McDOnnell for John Carey; Daniel Breslin for Richard Tighe;

Declan Caulfield for Ian McNulty. 


Congratulations to Lisa Garry & Patrick Healy, winners of last week's 50/50 (€255).


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. are hosting the Céide Coast half marathon and 10k on Saturday October 14th.

Info at


Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch. All Welcome.



Nana Gregory "Cultural Salvage" continues in the Ballinglen Gallery until 25th September.

Tel/Fax: 096 43184 


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10;

Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5. Phone 085 7571594.

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 .


Over 55 Exercise Club

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


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

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.


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

Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: Kathleen & James Tighe, Carrowmore

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Bridget Breslin (nee Grier)

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Catherine (Anniversary) & Brodie Kelly

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Paddy McDonnell (Anniversary), Killeena

Friday 10.00a.m.: Michael Edward Tomas (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Luke & John Gilligan & Deceased Family Members

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


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Busby



Saturday Vigil: J. & T. Murphy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: L. Ruane, O. Tighe