Ballycastle >Local News
14th December '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.

Ballycastle Christmas Experience

Well done, and thank you, to the Giro de Baile committee and all involved in organising a wonderful evening in the Shambles on Saturday last.

(some photos in Photo Gallery – apologies for quality)


Carol Service

Scoil Naomh Bríd annual Carol Service and Nativity Play in St. Bridget's Church on Thursday 15th December at 7.00p.m. All welcome to attend.


Lotto Jackpot €18,200

No's drawn on 12th December were: 14. 17. 27. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Simone Barrett, Ballycastle

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle (x 2)

Des & Patricia Earley, Ballycastle

Michael Bourke, Heathfield

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


Christmas Bingo

Christmas Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 12th December at 8.30p.m. with raffle for Hamper and other prizes. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Recent Death

Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Trena Brothwell (nee Gilroy), Peterborough who died recently (sister of Peggy Burke, Patricia Gilroy and Stephenie Jackson, Ballycastle).

May she rest in peace.


G.A.A. News

50/50 draw

Congratulations to Mary Munnelly who won €203 in last week's 50/50 draw.


The Annual East v West St. Stephen's Day game will take place at 1pm in Tom Langan Park .


We would like to wish all our members and friends a Happy & Peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. Sincere thanks to everyone for all the help, support and generosity during the year, it is very much appreciated.


Chairde Baile an Chaisil

Chairde Baile an Chaisil now available. Contact Eilis Ormsby on 0877936942 or Martin Tighe on 0863957586 for more details.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Now in its 4th year, the Baile an Chaisil Christmas cycle takes place on 1st January at 12 noon. This year's chosen cause is St. John's Hall.
Starting from St John's Hall we have a 36km and a 12km family cycle. What better way to burn off the excess of the Holiday season than taking to the roads of beautiful North Mayo. Refreshments after in St John's Hall. Donations welcome.


Baile an Chaisil CC weekly spin on Sunday mornings at 9am from the Shambles.

Turbo training on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm in the Hall. Beginners welcome.


We would like to wish a very Happy Christmas from Baile an Chaisil CC to all our members and friends in North Mayo and a Healthy 2017.


Giro de Baile events

(New years charity cycle), (Giro de Baile), (Halloween children's walk), (Ballycastle Christmas Experience).

First of all, we would like to express our thanks to all of you for another year of continual support and great cooperation! We would like to say a big THANK YOU to all those who supported this year's events and who took time to join us in promoting Ballycastle as a fun destination. We treasure the enthusiasm, talent, and effort that went into each event. It really took time, energy and a substantial amount of money for us to organize such a significant amount of events this year and we hope to make 2017 even better.

Thank you very much and we would like to wish you a Happy Christmas and a prosperous new year.



Anybody interested in joining Pilates classes in Ballycastle Hall please contact Kathleen Boyle at 086-0667192.


Exercise Group

Exercise Group continues on Tuesdays in Suífinn Centre at 1.00p.m. until further notice. New members welcome.


Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

Irish Music classes

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

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


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Mondays (Church car park) at 6.30p.m. and on Fridays (Community Hall) at 6.30pm


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: Katie, Joe & Jody Bryce

Tuesday: Mary & Peter Sweeney

Wednesday: Michael McDermott (Anniversary)

Thursday: Katie (Anniversary) & Michael Walsh & Deceased Family Members

Friday: Kathleen Healy & Molly McGarry

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Seán Healy (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Breege Meyler & Deceased Meyler & Collins Families


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Maura Fox



Saturday: Roísín O'Donnell, Cillian Scott

Sunday: Lorna Tomas, Sam Kelly