Ballycastle >Local News
17th May '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                                                              service.


Congratulations to the following children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on

Sunday 14th May in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle:

Liam Fox, Thomas McNulty, Matthew Moyles, Luke Noone, Josh Murphy,

Tristan Murphy, Róisín O'Donnell, Kim Stadler, Mia Tighe, Katelyn Kilcourse,

Tony Carden, Fionnan Caulfield, Eoin McDonnell, Michael McGrath Winters,

Erin Flannery, Kate Heffernan, Ashling McDonnell, Katelin O'Donnell,

Ivea Mirauskaite, Tara Walsh.



No's drawn on 15th May were: 3. 6. 10. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Tony & Mary D'Arcy, Main Street

Susan Tighe, Carrowmore

Betty Jackson, Ballinglen

Orlaith & Eddie, Dunmanway, Co. Cork

Mary Teresa Ruddy, Creevesbeg


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner enrolment for new entrants and parent information evening will take place on

Thursday 25th May at 8.00p.m. in the Playschool.

If you cannot attend but wish to enrol your child, please call into the service for a form or contact any member of staff.

Community Games

Ballycastle Parish Community Games will be held on Friday 19th May at 7.00.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch. All welcome. Successful athletes will go on to represent the Parish in Claremorris on

Sunday July 2nd at the Mayo Community Games.

G.A.A. News

Congratulations to Micheal Forde who captained the Mayo Juniors to victory in the

Connacht Semi Final v Sligo last Wednesday. Unfortunately they were defeated by Leitrim in the Connacht Final this Wednesday 17th .



North Mayo Junior A Championship: Ardagh v Ballycastle on Saturday 20th May at 6.00p.m. in Ardagh.


Match scheduled for Sunday May 14th was conceded by Garrymore.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Fiona Cleary winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€236).


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 .


Couch to Giro

Couch to Giro starts on the 24th May from the Church Car Park at 7.30p.m.  The couch to giro is a

10 week free program that's been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to cycling in the

Giro de Baile on August 6th. All welcome, especially if you are new to cycling or have'nt been on a bike in years. Call Máirtin 0863225128 for more information. 

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.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August ( Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Golf Society

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on the weekend of the 23/24th June please contact 

Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for information.


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall. New Members 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.


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

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: No Mass

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Patrick (Anniversary) & Maura McGuire

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: John, Winifred & Bridget Keane

Thursday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 11.00a.m.: Doll (Anniversary) & Willie Healy

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael & Barbara Tighe & Deceased Family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John T. & Margaret Gardiner


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

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



Saturday Vigil: E. McDonnell, E. Loftus

Sunday 11.30a.m.: M. Tighe, E. McDonnell