Ballycastle >Local News
15th April '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.

Golf Society

Results from Westport Outing:

1st : Tony Robinson 38 pts

2nd : Dominic Flanagan 34pts

3rd : Dick Melrose 30pts back nine

4th : Jerry Collins 30pts

Longest drive: Alan Kelly

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Course on 2/5/15.

1st tee is at 10.30am.  Please be there for 10am.

For more info contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204.

Anyone interested in going on away trip to Bundoran Golf Club on weekend 

of 5th /6th June, please gave names to David Alexander at next outing so we can

book rooms for all that are going or contact David on 0877965080 for more information.



Sympathy is extended to the family, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends of Kathleen Mahon, nee Burke, late of Carrowcur who died in America (Sister of Mary Delaney and Mickey Burke).

Mass in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Saturday next at 2.00p.m.

May she rest in peace. 



Mayo Senior Football League: Baile an Chaisil: 3 – 10; Moy Davitts: 2 – 7.


Round 2 v Balla on Sunday 19th April at 2.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Ballycastle GAA will be selling County Board Development Draw €100 tickets for the next few weeks. Funds raised from their sale contribute to costs of our local club and County teams. These tickets are a vital source of funding for the club. We are expecting to commence construction of our new club house this summer and the income from these tickets will go directly into this project. This redevelopment will be a great asset to our community for generations to come. Our club has been very successful in the draw over the years with all the following members winning prizes in the last three years:

Harry Joynt, Martin Heffernan, Breda Tighe/Robert Tighe, Mary Farrell, Anne Ormsby,

Liam O'Toole/Chris Birrane, Pauline McNulty, Michael Bourke, Paddy Gilvarry,

Claire Tighe (won twice), PJ Madden, Susan Tighe, Ray Tighe.


If you're not in you can't win

Kiddies Korner have launched an exciting new draw. For only €5 per week you could be entered into a bi-annual draw with prizes to the value of €14,000 - 5 prizes of €1,000 and 4 prizes of €500 at each draw.

The 1st draw will take place at Christmas and the second at Easter.

The entry fee can be paid as follows:

  • Once off payment by cash/cheque of €260
  • 2 payments by cash/cheque of €130
  • Weekly standing order of €5
  • Standing order every 4 weeks of €20

Interested parties can contact:

Catherine Scott – 086 3362360

Emma Chambers – 087 2517843

Mary Tighe – 0863159143

Kellie Barrett – 087 1365194



No's drawn on 11th April were: 5. 8. 12. 26. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €9,500.

Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

James McHale, Ballycastle

Emma & Chloe Sweeney, Rathlacken

McLean Family, c/o Burkes

Martina Maughan, Cappagh

Michael Jordan, Killerduff



Confirmation in Ballycastle on Sunday 26th April.

First Communion


First Holy Communion in Ballycastle on Sunday 10th May.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall), Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot on



Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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: People of the parish

Tuesday: Pearse Hegarty

Wednesday: Pat Hopkins

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 7.30p.m.: Aggie Doherty & Deceased Family

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Seán Bourke, Annaghmore (6th Anniversary)

Saturday 2.00p.m.:   Kathleen Mahon (nee Burke)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Michael J. Tighe & Deceased Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary (Anniversary) & Jim McHale


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: George O'Grady



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Chloe Scott, David Doherty

Sunday: Anna Heffernan, Caoimhe Tomas


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Anne Carey, Bridget Langan

7.00p.m.: Cauleen Barrett, Teresa Collins