Ballycastle >Local News
16th August '17

                                                     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     



No's drawn on 14th August were: 4. 7. 11. 20. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €2,600. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Jason Ruane, Ballycastle

Seán O'Grady, Ballycastle

Alan Martin, c/o Healys

Michael & Catherine, c/o Healys

Paul & Emily, c/o S. O'Connor



The death occurred in Australia of Dylan D'Arcy, Seaview. Sympathy is extended to his mother Andrea, brother Odhran, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.



Congratulations to Martin McDonnell, Doonfeeney winner of last week's 50/50 (€217) and to Samantha Lavin winner on 8th August.


Congratulations to the 2 Winners from Ballycastle who each won €200 in the Mayo County Board Draw - Peter Sweeney, Killeen and Martin & Mia Tighe, Shanaghy.


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile committee would like to thank everyone in the community who made the Giro such a success. Without the good will of the community, events as big as the Giro de Baile could not take place.



“Land and Sea” by Varvara Shavrova remains open in the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle

until 31st August. Tel/Fax 096 43184.


Cemetery Masses

Mass will be celebrated in the local cemeteries as follows:

Belderrig Cemetery on Sunday 20th August at 1.30p.m.

Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 27th August at 11.30a.m.

Doonfeeney Cemetery – to be announced.


St. John's Church

As part of Heritage Week, St. John's Church will be open for visitors on Friday 25th August

from 3pm - 5.30p.m.

Annual Cake Sale will be held on 16th September.

Seaview Residents Reunion

Seaview Residents reunion has been cancelled until Spring 2018.


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10; Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5.

Phone 085 7571594.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities ( Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.


Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.


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,

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

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.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Jim McLean (Anniversary)

Tuesday 11.30a.m.: Holy Day. People of the Parish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Pat Burke

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Kate & Pat Sweeney & Deceased Family Members.

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tom Ormsby (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael, Seán & Gertie Walker


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: K. & T. Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: E, McDonnell, J. Healy