Ballycastle >Local News
14th March '18

                                                     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     


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Ballycastle Parade will take place on St. Patrick's Day, starting at the Community Hall at 12.20p.m.

All wishing to participate in the parade contact Maura Healy, Seán O'Grady or any member of BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation).



No's drawn on 12th March were: 6. 17. 20. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,600. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Chloe & Emma Sweeney, Ballycastle

A.M.C. Dunne, Ballycastle

Margaret McHale, Killala

Catherine Scott, Ballykinlettra

Ciara O'Connor, Sea Road


First Confession

The following children will make their first Confession on Thursday in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle:

Teagan Lynch, Jamelia Ferguson, Cara Healy, Rachel Healy, Maeve Heffernan, Shauna Scott,

Aoibhinn Touhill, Jack Doherty, Tadgh Mac Conghamhna, Seán Tighe, Michael Ruane, Ryan Wilkinson, Conor Walsh.



North Mayo Exclusive Junior A Semi Final Result:

Ardagh: 1-12; Ballycastle: 0-9.


Congratulations to Mary Boyle, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€225).


Chairde Baile an Chaisil and Club membership and is now due for 2018.

Closing date for both is the 31st March.

- membership of club for all family members 
- inclusion in our weekly 50/50 Lotto 
- inclusion in Mayo GAA Development Draw with €97000 prize fund 
- Cairde Baile an Chaisil special Gift

To join Cairde Baile an Chaisil you may pay in cash or by standing order.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe on 0863957586



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 19th March at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.

Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday 7.00p.m.: Frank & Phyllis Healy & Deceased Family Members

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Mary McDonnell & Deceased McDonnell & Barrett Families

Thursday 10.30a.m.: Michael & Ann Grier & Deceased family Members

Friday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Martin (Anniversary), John, Thomas, Brigid Tighe

Saturday 11.30a.m.: St. Patrick's Day. Kevin Healy (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Celia & Anthony Kearney (Crott)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary & Peter Kelly


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Vigil 16 th : T. O'Donnell, C. Scott

11.30a.m. 17 th : L. Tomas, L. O'Donnell

Saturday Vigil: E. Loftus, K. Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: J. & T. Murphy