Ballycastle >Local News
17th August '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.


Lotto Jackpot now €16,500

No's drawn on 15th August were: 11. 20. 24. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Rose Lavelle, Ballycastle

Cliona & Maria Maughan, Cappagh

Jim Breslin, Kilbride

Michael Cooke, Behy

Marc Philip Finn, Breaffy, Kincon

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



County Junior Quarter Finals:

Ballycastle: 2 – 11; Crossmolina Deel Rovers: 1 – 14.

Replay on Sunday 28th at 1.00p.m. in Ballina Stephenites GAA Club.


Ballycastle B v Burrishoole scheduled for Saturday 13th was postponed.


Congratulations to the Naomh Padraig team who won the U-16 North Mayo B Championship Final.

10 Ballycastle players on the panel were:

 Micheal Tighe (Captain), Liam Og Barrett, Shane Grier, Christopher Walsh, Gerry Healy,

Conor Tomas, Ciaran Murphy, Dean Kelly, Ciaran McDonnell, Shane Maughan.

50/50 draw

Congratulations to Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff who won €253 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  

Golf Society

Results from Ballinrobe outing:

1st : Vincent Tomas 31pts back 9

2nd : David Finnerty 31pts

3rd : Tom Ivors 30pts 

4th : Dick Melrose 29pts

Next outing is to Castlebar Golf Course on the 27/08/16. 

1st tee is booked for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.

Contact David Alexander on 0877965080 for more information.

New members and visitors welcome.

Congratulations to Vincent Tomas on winning the Player of the Year for 2016. 

Well played Vincent.


Cemetery Masses

Belderrig Cemetery on Sunday 21st August at 1.30p.m.

Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 28th August at 11.30a.m.

Doonfeeney Cemetery on Friday 9th September at 7.00.p.m.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mary O'Malley (nee Burke), The Glen and Limerick who died recently.

May she rest in peace.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training will re-commence on Friday August 26th at 7pm at the local pitch.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 22nd August at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Hall AGM

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM will take place on 14th September at 8.00p.m.

New members welcome.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle

Irish Artist Mick O'Dea 15th July - 21st August 2016 at the Ballinglen Gallery, Ballycastle.
Art work exhibited includes portraits by Mick O'Dea of Tom Clarke, Eamon de Valera , Patrick Pearse and James Connolly to name but a few of up to 20 wonderful portraits in total.
Enquiries: Ballinglen Arts Foundation: 096 43184.


Garda in attendance

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



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.


Irish Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691..

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact 086-3016691.

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 11.30a.m.: Jim McLean (Anniversary)

Tuesday: Christopher & Mary Murphy & Thomas, Winifred & Tommy

Wednesday: Bridie ( Anniversary) Pat & Jack Langan (Killerduff)

Thursday: Deceased Madden & Keane Families

Friday 7.00p.m.: Michael F. (Anniversary) & Mary Munnelly & John Walsgrove

Saturday 12.00noon: Paul Doherty (Anniversary)

Saturday 3.00p.m.: Kathleen Healy (Month's Mind)

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

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán & Michael Walker


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday: Rebecca Maguire, Adam Clinton

Sunday: Jamie Timlin, Ashling McDonnell