Ballycastle >Local News
16th May '18

                                                     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 May were: 3. 14. 18. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €6,500. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Anna & Maria Gillespie, Ballina

Tony & Mary D'Arcy, Ballycastle

Charlie Walsh, Killala

Margaret McHale, Killala

Thomas McNulty, Belderrig



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Tess Golden (nee Langan), Bristol, England and late of Ballycastle, who died on 10th May.

May she rest in peace.


The death occurred on Sunday 13th May of Michael Walsh, Suífinn Way and late of Dominick Street , Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his brother and sisters, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


The death occurred on Sunday 13th May of Philomena Hunt (nee Gallagher), Carrowcubic, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to her sons Seán, Liam, Kevin and Derek, daughters Anne, Caroline and Gabriel, sister Eileen, grandchildren, great grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.


First Communion

First Communion in Ballycastle on Sunday next 20th May at 11.30a.m Mass.



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Fred Queenan, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw.


Michael Walsh Intermediate Cup:

Ballycastle: 2 -17; Parke: 3 – 10.



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 21st May at 8.30p.m. Jackpot €650 on 48 numbers.


‘Needle Clickers'

Next meeting on Tuesday 29th May at 8.30p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

Richard Gorman "KOZO" runs until 5th June 2018 at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26X5N3. Tel/Fax: 096 43184 Email:


Golf Society

Outing to Woodstock Golf Course, Ennis is on the weekend of the 22/23 June.

Contact Ray Finnerty for more information on 0863799515. 


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.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.

Athletic Club

Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Patrick & Maura McGuire (Anniversaries)

Wednesday 12.30p.m.: Funeral Mass for Philomena Hunt

Thursday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for Michael Walsh

Friday 11.00a.m.: John, Winifred & Breege Keane

Saturday 12.00noon : Gabrielle Gribbin (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: John T. & Margaret Gardiner (Anniversaries)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: First Communion Mass


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: First Communion children



Saturday Vigil: Michaela Scott, Orla Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mia Tighe, Elise Touhill, Nathan Doherty, Cillian Scott