Ballycastle >Local News
18th January '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.

Lotto Jackpot €18,700

No's drawn on 16th January were: 5. 16. 18. 23. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Caroline Tighe, Carrowmore

Chrissie Tighe, Shanaghy

Alan Tomas, Killala

Joe Cummins, Killala

Josie Ruane, Ballycastle

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


Kelly Environmental & Ballycastle Bike Hire presents Giro de Baile 2017

Now in its fourth year, the Giro de Baile has attracted cyclists from all across Ireland and Europe who congregate on this beautiful part of North Mayo for our annual cycling event. Registration is now open for this year's event which will take place on Sunday 6th August.

Contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email



Pilates starting on Wednesday 25th January at 7.30p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall. Anyone interested, come along on the night.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Kevin Hughes, Liverpool who died recently (Brother of Vera Jordan and Brother in law of Tony Jordan).

May he rest in peace.


G.A.A. News

Chairde Baile an Chaisil is still available and will be for the next few weeks.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe 0863957586 for more details.


Congratulations to Joe Gardiner winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€204).


Naomh Padraig AGM will take place on Friday 27th January in Lacken Community Centre.

All past, present and new members are welcome to attend. Why not get involved in some capacity, helping out with a team or simply join our committee, every bit of help would be greatly appreciated no matter how small. Let's all work together and make a difference!


Baile an Chaisil CC

Club turbo training continues on Wednesdays at 8.00pm in the Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.


Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Athletic Club

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

New Members welcome.

A.G.M. will take place on Friday 3rd February at 8.00p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Belmullet on 28th January. 1st tee is booked for 10.30a.m. so please be there for 10.00a.m. For more information, contact Gerry Henry on 087 9391689.


The away trip this year is to Esker Hills in Tullamore. We're looking at the weekend of 23rd /24th June. Anyone interested in going, we will be taking names and deposits at Belmullet outing or you can contact Gerry on above number and he will pass it on or give you Alan Kelly's number for more information or cost.



Bingo in the Community Hall is on Monday 23rd January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Gymnasium Special Offer

Ballycastle Gymnasium special offer for one year's membership, €100 to register before 31st January.

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.


Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society Road Run on Sunday 12th February in memory of Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney. Registration at 11.00a.m. in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. All monies raised going to the Irish Cancer Society. Open to all modes of transport. Refreshments after in Phil Healys.


Ballinglen Gallery

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

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, 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: John, Kathleen & Joe Nealon

Tuesday: Annie & Daniel O'Horo & Mabel & Samuel Busby

Wednesday: Private Intention

Thursday: Jack, Bridie & Pat Langan, Killerduff

Friday: Anthony O'Horo, Kathleen Morrin & Dolours O'Horo

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mary, John, Sarah, Bea & Seán Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Frank, Margaret & Mary Ann Scanlon


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday 8.15p.m.: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Busby



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Lorna Tomas, Cillian Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Josh & Tristan Murphy