Ballycastle >Local News
14th October '15

                                                      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.

Lotto Jackpot now €12,100

No's drawn on 11th October were: 3. 10. 24. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next Draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Cooke, Behy

Fr. Michael Harrison

Rose Lavelle, Ballycastle

Breege Doherty, Ballymachugh

M. Doherty, Suífinn Way

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

Breakfast Morning

Kiddies Korner are holding a Breakfast Morning in the Playschool on Friday 16th October. All donations in aid of Childline.

Everyone welcome from 8.30a.m. – 12.00noon.



Garda Brian McGuire will attend in Suifinn way on Wednesday 21st October from 2 – 3p.m. regarding the security for senior citizens in the area.

Community Alert

Ballycastle Community Alert are setting up a text alert system in Ballycastle and surrounding areas. A text alert system would enable people in the community to be informed of any suspicious activity taking place in their area. A once-off registration fee of €20, to fund signage and texts, will apply. For registration forms and any other queries contact Caroline Stadler 086 3974408, Joe Gardiner 086 8453067 or Michael Dunican 087 2675179.



50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Alice Healy, Glencalry who won €360.


Card Game:

The club are in the process of selling tickets for the 25 Card game on Friday 30th October.


Mayo Forest Rally

The Mayo Mini-stage Forest Rally takes place on Sunday 18th October in the Ballycastle and Garranard areas. Service Area for the event is planned for Main Street in Ballycastle and therefore Main Street will be closed, with the permission of the Gardai and Mayo County Council, between 11.00a.m. and 5.00p.m. The street will be closed between the junction of Dominick Street and the junction of the R315 Crossmolina road. A one-way system may be employed to minimise disruption. The competing crews will avail of two service opportunities during the event and this will offer local residents and spectators alike, the chance to see the cars and crews in close proximity. Residents are asked to please park outside of the designated service area on the day in order to keep the street clear of parked cars.

If you have any queries contact Derek Bolton (Service Area Co-ordinator) 087-7611613 or Trevor O'Connell (Clerk of the Course) 086-1930841.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Carna Golf Club, Belmullet on Saturday 31st October.

1st tee is booked for 11am. Please be there for 10am, as we also have membership to collect that morning thank you. New members and visitors welcome. For more information contact David Alexander on 0877965080.


Art appreciation and technique for Adults 

Ballycastle Community Hall presents Wild Atlantic Dreams, explore your creativity.
Art appreciation and technique for Adults, for absolute beginners to near professionals. Spend a few sociable hours and try your hand at something new. No experience needed. 5 weeks on Thursdays starting October 8th, 1pm-3pm at Ballycastle Community Hall. 
Room for 15. Booking necessary 086-822-2126. Only €1 per class (for provided materials). Facilitated by Nuala Clarke, local artist.  Made possible by support from the Education Training Board.



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


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.



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.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club meet on Friday evenings from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m. at the pitch. Athletes from 5yrs upwards welcome.


Karen Hendy Exhibition

Exhibition ' The Littoral' by Irish Artist Karen Hendy continues until 30th October 2015 at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle.

Irish Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


Cycling Club

Club Spin every Wednesday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 9:30am from the Shambles, Ballycastle and McDonnells XL, Killala. New members welcome.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m.

Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


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: No Mass

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: People of the Parish

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Private Intention

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael John & Breege Hughes, Kilbride


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Kate Heffernan, Tristan Murphy

Sunday: Katelin O'Donnell, Kim Stadler


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Anne & Paddy McDonnell

7.00p.m.: Anne Carey, Bridget Langan