Ballycastle >Local News
15th January '14

                                                      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

Cycling Club

Well done to all who took part in the first Ballycastle 35k cycle in very trying conditions on New Year's Day - Dermot Kelly, Eileen McHale, Micheal McHale, Derek Scott, Máirtín Flannery, Lee Ann Finnerty, Cara Finnerty Gilvarry, Donal Gilvarry, Collette Hyland, Paul Whelan, Craig Kelly, Noel Kelly.

A big thank you to the out riders, Tommy Flannery, Denise Murphy, Alice O'Connell, Purtach O'Thaidhg, Rosaleen Flannery, Gerry Murphy, Michael Kelly.

A massive thank you to The Wolf Dog Tavern, Killala and Katie Macs for the refreshments.

Ballycastle will be starting a cycling club in the New Year and everyone is more than welcome to join. Check us out on facebook @ Ballycastle cycling club.


North Mayo West Sligo Heritage Group

North Mayo West Sligo Heritage Group is presenting a lecture on The Connaught Rangers in the Merry Monk, Killala Road on Fri. night 24th Jan. at 8pm. The speaker Oliver Fallon Vice Chairman & researcher Connaught Rangers Association has entitled his presentation ‘North Mayo Men in The Trenches' which will give an insight into people from the Mayo/Sligo region who served with the Connaught Rangers in the Great War. The level of recruitment was extremely high in the Ballina/surrounding parishes-believed to be in excess of 500. There would possibly be recruits from this parish also-most would not return. We extend a warm welcome to everyone who may be interested in this lecture on this the centenary of these events.


Occ.First Aid Spring 2014

Occ. First Aid Fetac Level 5, Full and Refresher courses and Manual Handling training now available. For details, contact Michael on 087 4185892, 096-32618.


No's drawn on 11th January were: 11. 18. 20. 23. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €3,000. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Bourke, Heathfield

Josie Irwin, Moygownagh

Carmel Duggan, K.C. Centre

Phil & Mary Healy, Main Street

Martin McDonnell, Main Street


Hamper Winner


Congratulations to Michelle Healy, Seaview Place who won the luxury Hamper in the Irish Cancer Society draw which took place in the Seaview Lounge on Christmas Eve.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Oliver Farrell, Bunclody who died recently (Brother of Bridget Gaughan, Seaview).

Sympathy is also extended to the relatives and friends of Benedict Francis Tighe, late of Cabintown who died recently.

May their souls rest in peace.


Over 55's Club

Over 55's Keep Fit continues in Suífinn Way Centre every Tuesday at 11.30a.m. Outside fitness equipment available to all adults in Suífinn Way Centre.


Music Classes

Music classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm. For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.

Set Dancing Classes

Set Dancing Classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Wednesdays from 9pm-11pm. All welcome.


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Golf Society

Next outing to Belmullet Golf Club (January 25th 2014) (1st tee 10.30am)

Please be there for 10am.  New members and visitors welcome.


For any information contact Michael Winters 0872290145 or Vincent Tomas 0863915009.



“A Drawing for Everything” an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Nuala Clarke will continue until January 31st 2014 in the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street , Ballycastle.


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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more.

Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Weekly Newsletter compiled by Maeve Dunne 15/1/14


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (except Tuesday – Mass at 7.30p.m.)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Julia & Jimmy Murphy

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 1.00p.m.: Funeral Mass for Benedict Francis Tighe

Tuesday 7.30p.m : Paddy, Úna & Bridie Purcell

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Oliver Farrell, Bunclody

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Antonia Langan & Deceased Family

Friday 10.00a.m.: Annie Kate Munnelly

Saturday 12.00noon: Seán Healy (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Ann Winters (Anniversary) & Paddy Winters

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Frank, Margaret & Mary Anne Scanlon


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Kevin Scott, Robert Tighe

Sunday : Niamh McAndrew, Jamie Timlin



6.30p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly, Mary Connor

7.00p.m.: Anne & Paddy McDonnell