Ballycastle >Local News
16th November '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.

Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair will take place (in upstairs and downstairs rooms) in Ballycastle Resource Centre on Saturday 26th November from 12noon – 6.00pm and 8.00pm – 9.30pm & Sunday 27th November from 12noon – 4.00pm. with a large variety of hand-made crafts, home baking, Christmas decorations and Christmas gift ideas.

Raffle for Hamper and other prizes. Admission Free. All welcome.

To book a table contact 086 3787551 or 086 3636208.


Lotto Jackpot €17,800

No's drawn on 14th November were: 13. 17. 21. 24. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mikey Bonner, Lacken Hill

Jade Healy, Mountbellew

J. P. McCann, Belderrig

Mary TImlin, Ballinglen

Tom & Anne Carey, Doonfeeney

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



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Sheila O'Boyle, Glenamoy who died recently

(sister of Bridie Maughan, Cabintown).

May she rest in peace.


Cemetery Prayers

Prayers will be said in Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday next after 11.30a.m. Mass (at approx 12.30p.m.) and in Belderrig Cemetery on Sunday 27th at approx 1.00p.m.


Golf Society

Results from outing to Mulranny Golf Club:

1st : Dominic Flanagan 38pts
2nd : Oliver Clarke 35pts
3rd : Alan Kelly 33pts back 9
4th : Dermot Kelly 33pts
Longest drive: Noel Maughan
Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on Saturday 26th November.

1st tee is booked for 10. 30am so please be there for 10am.

For more information contact captain Gerry Henry on 0879391689.



50/50 draw

Congratulations to Mary Boyle who won €256 in last week's 50/50 draw.


Chairde Baile an Chaisil

Ballycastle GAA are inviting you to participate in our great new Chairde Baile an Chaisil membership deal. This is the ultimate way to show your dedication to your club and save money in the process.
The offer is as follows :
Each Cairde Baile an Chaisil will receive
- An Exclusive Cairde Baile an Chaisil jacket with Cairde Baile an Chaisil label. This jacket will only be available to patrons of the scheme.
- Yearly subscription to the Ballycastle 50/50 draw to the value of €104
- Subscription to the Mayo club draw with over €50,000 in prices available - the value of this is €100
- Two entries to the club draw with prizes of cars, holidays and cash prizes - the value of this is €20
- Club membership for the year value Family €60 Adult €40 Student and OAP €20.

We have established an easy pay Direct Debit with the cost of the package as follows:

      Family €24 per month for 12 months
     Adults €22 per month for 12 months
     O.A.P €21 per month for 12 months
A family subscription entitles the purchaser to one jacket.
The direct debit will leave your account the 10th of every month and will commence on the 10th January 2017.
If you wish to pay up front you will receive an additional €10 reduction.
You can place your interest now by contacting Club Treasurer Eilis Ormsby on 0877936942 or Assistant Treasurer Martin Tighe on 0863957586.
If orders are in before the 1st December we will have the jackets ready for Christmas.
This would make an ideal present for the Ballycastle GAA fan in your life.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Now in its 4th year, the Baile an Chaisil Christmas cycle takes place on 1st January at 12 noon. This year's chosen cause is St. John's Hall.
Baile an Chaisil CC weekly spin for the winter months on Sunday mornings at 9am from the Shambles.

Turbo training starts on Wednesday at 8:30 pm in the Hall. Beginners welcome.



Marian McNamara BA Health Mgt. DIP Nutrition, Pt. will give a free talk and instruction in Ballycastle Gym between 7pm – 9pm on Friday 18 th November. All welcome.

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.


Anybody interested in joining Pilates classes in Ballycastle Hall please contact Kathleen Boyle at




Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 21st November at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Exercise Group

Exercise Group continues on Tuesdays in Suífinn Centre at 1.00p.m. until further notice. New members welcome.


Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes in the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm.

Contact 086 3016691.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Mondays (Church car park) at 6.30p.m. and on Fridays (Community Hall) at 6.30pm


Garda in attendance

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


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: Maura (Anniversary) & Patrick McGuire

Tuesday: John Healy (Anniversary)

Wednesday: People of the Parish

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Mass in Suífinn Way Centre

Friday: Annie (Anniversary) & Francie Donoghue

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Kathleen & Paddy Healy (Glenurla)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael John Burke & Breege Hughes


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: Erin Flannery, Emily Loftus

Sunday: Kim Stadler, Leona Ruane