Ballycastle >Local News
17th January '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 15th January were: 7. 12. 21. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €4,800. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Healy Family, Behy

Mags Gallagher, Killala

Odhran Darcy, Seaview Place

Wanda O'Neill, Muingreevagh

Chloe & Emma Sweeney, c/o Burkes


West Coast Vintage Society

Tractor Run in memory of Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney on Sunday 28th January at 11.00a.m. starting at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. Proceeds from the run will be donated to The Irish Cancer Society. All tractors, cars and bikes (new and old) will be welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Ballinglen Events coming up ......



Fundraising Draw takes place at Ballinglen Arts Foundation on Monday January 22nd at 2.00 p.m. in aid of the Museum of Contemporary Art .  There is still an opportunity to win one of  9 artworks, which is being raffled on the day, by well known Irish artists and RHA members. 

Tickets can be purchased at Ballinglen or on the following website: 

Groundbreaking Event - arrival of construction crew for start of Museum of Contemporary Art build on Friday 26th January at 2.00 p.m.

We hope you will all be able to join us in celebrating these events.

Do drop in for a cup of tea!


Ballycastle Yoga

A 5-week yoga course suitable for beginners, gentle stretching, with breathing & mindfulness techniques starts Thursday 25th January 2018 in Ballycastle Resource Centre 7.30 – 8.45pm. €50.00 for 5 classes  or €12.00 drop in class.

Contact Bernie on 087-2511726 to book a place.


‘Lip Stink the Rivals'

Ballycastle GAA v Kiddies Korner Playschool in Ballycastle Community Hall on 10th February at 8.30p.m. Doors open 7.30p.m.  MC on the night is Michael D. McAndrew from Mid West Radio. Sponsored by Healy's Bar, Ballycastle. Monster Raffle on the night – prizes include Hotel Break, Hampers, Vouchers and lots more. Ticket €10.



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall is cancelled for the rest of the month of January.  It will resume on the first Monday in February.


Congratulations to Jacqueline Duffy, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€177)

‘Last man standing' still available. Contact Fergal O'Connor for more details. 


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. AGM will take place on Saturday 3rd February at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall.


Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings at 6.30p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 10.00a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

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.


Seaview Residents Association

Lines (for a hamper) at €2 each, towards the upkeep of the new playground in Seaview, are on sale in local businesses. All support would be appreciated. 


Exhibition continues

"Our World Our Lives" Children's Exhibition Continues until January 25th 2018.

Exhibition of prints made by 450 school children who visited Ballinglen in 2017.

If you have not seen this do come along. All welcome.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Tel: 096 43184 or Nuala Clarke: 086 8222126



Special offer for the month of January - €100 for 1 year's membership.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months.

Gift Vouchers available in Mary's Tea Rooms and the Post Office.

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

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is on 14th February


Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May.


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Mary & Peter Sweeney (Cappagh)

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Jack (Anniversary) Bridie & Pat Langan & Anthony Murphy

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish, living & dead

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Margaret (Anniversary) & Pat Killeen

Friday 7.00p.m.: Breege Meyler & Deceased Members of the Meyler & Collins Families

Saturday 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for Catherine McNulty

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Frank, Margaret & Mary Ann Scanlon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Anna (Anniversary) & Paddy Winters


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: R. O'Donnell, S. Kelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: J. & T. Murphy