Ballycastle >Local News
14th September '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.

All Ireland Final

Best of luck to the Mayo team in the All Ireland Final against Dublin on Sunday next.


For all supporters, visit Ballycastle Craft Shop for ‘the green and red of Mayo' flags, bunting, hats, scarves, braids, wrist bands, thumb rings, keyrings etc.

Culutre Night at Ballinglen

Friday 16th September.
Exhibition by Joe Dunne - Painter and Printmaker.  This Solo
Exhibition "Near Ocean" is of paintings mainly inspired by the
Coastline of North Mayo.  This Show contains a selection of works in
various media involving different approaches from Plein Air responses
to more considered and formalised studio works.  We will have Open
Studios by Irish and International Artists, Sandow Birk, Margo Banks,
Bridget Flinn and Lynne Flemons.
Bookmaking Workshop by Alice Austin from Philadelphia -  on how to
make an instant book, a woven flexagon and an endless orgami book.
Ballinglen Archive Collection is available for viewing on the night.
Music and Refreshments served.  Venue open from 7.00 p.m. - 10p.m.

Lotto Jackpot now €16,900

No's drawn on 12th September were: 5. 10. 13. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Josie Ruane, Ballycastle

Kathleen Cleary, Ballina

Mary Timlin, Ballinglen

Nicole Walsh, Annaghmore

Patsy & Wanda O'Neill, Ballycastle

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




Mayo Senior League Div 1D:

Ballycastle: 2 – 11; Knockmore: 3 – 14.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Mary Delaney who won €250 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 19th September at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Golf Society

Next outing is ‘David Alexander Captain's Prize' in Ballina Golf Club on Saturday 24th September.

1st tee is booked for 10. 30am so please be there for 10am. Visitors welcome. Contact David Alexander on 0877965080 for more information.  


Athletic Club

Athletic Training will re-commence on Friday August 26th at 7pm at the local pitch.


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 086-30166691.

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: Bridget Breslin (nee Grier), Muingelly

Tuesday: Mary McNiff (nee O'Malley)

Wednesday: Paddy McDonnell, Killena (Anniversary)

Thursday: Martin & Bridget Healy & Deceased Family Members

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Michael Edward Tomas (Anniversary)

Friday 7.00p.m.: Catherine Kelly (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Antonia Langan (Anniversary)

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


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday: Katelin O'Donnell, Lorna Tomas

Sunday: Mia Tighe, Cillian Scott