Ballycastle >Local News
18th June '14

                                                      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

Launch of Ballycastle cycling club and the Giro de Baile

What a Great night on Saturday 7th June with the Launch of the  Ballycastle Club and Giro de Baile (North Mayo sportive on August 3rd.) . A massive thank you to Martin and Avril Murphy. Thank you to Martin and Ciara and the staff of Katie Mac's.
We had some surprise visitors on the night with Lance Armstrong, Oprah, Sean Kelly (not the one from Doonfeeney) wasn't impressed to find out how Donal can climb them hills with ease. A packed pub heard Vladimir Putin officially Launch the Club/Giro and then Hitler went through the Giro Route but wasn't best pleased to find out the route bypasses Bessie's Bar in Kilcummin. Check out the Launch video on youtube "Giro de Baile".

Well done to Emer Donnelly who managed to win the overall prize on the Turbo Trainer Competition.
Dermot Kelly 1st Member
Oisin Mcovack 1st Non Member
Sean O'Grady 2nd .
Caroline Murray 1st Non Member
All will receive Club Polo shirts.

Sean O'Grady made the comment of the night when he observed "he's seen the cycling club twice, first time on a trailer at the St. Patricks Day parade and the other on a stationary bike in a packed pub”. He was wondering do we actually cycle.

The Giro Route will take in a lot of Towns and Villages of North Mayo starting in Ballycastle, past Downpatrick Head, Lacken, Killala , Kilfian, Moygownagh, Crossmolina , Bellacorick, Bangor Erris, Carrowmore Lake , Barnatra, Glengad , Pullathomas, Glenamoy, Belderrig, Céide Fields and back to Ballycastle. So expect some spectacular views of North Mayo, those who know the roads of North Mayo will know it's a flat enough route with just a few short climbs.
If anyone would like to join the Club or wants more information on the Giro de Baile in August, find us on Facebook or ring Noel Kelly on  0863828713 or Máirtín Flannery on 0863225128.


Golf Society

Results from outing to Westport :

1st : David Finnerty 31pts

2nd : Ray Finnerty 30pts back 9

3rd : John Winters 30pts

4th : Vincent Tomas 28pts

Longest drive: Shane Winters

Donkey prize: Paul Carney.


Outing to Connemara Golf Club on weekend of 20 /21 June. If interested, please contact Oliver Clarke 0860579204 or Michael Winters on 0872290145 for more information. Visitors welcome. 


Ballycastle/Belderrig Events Committee

Festival meeting Wednesday night at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Volunteers needed. Never too late to join in the fun.


Fair Day

Anyone interested in having a stall at the Fair Day on August 4th please phone 087-1365194 or 086-3571231 to book. Limited spaces. No Charge.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Frankie Bonner, Seaview and Donegal who died recently. May he rest in peace.



No's drawn on 15th June were: 2. 4. 15. 24. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €5,200. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Bourke, Heathfield

Tony D'Arcy (Snr), Ballycastle

The Grandchildren, Knockaun

Amigo & Peter, Seaview

Michael A. & Anona, Sea Road


Ballycastle Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k Coastal Challenge road race/fun run takes place this year on 28th June and will introduce a 6k fun run/walk route in addition to the 10k.
Contact Mike on 0879145551 or email


School Reunion

Stella Maris School Reunion will take place on Friday 8th August in Hotel Ballina. Enquiries to Katherine on 096-43229.


Art Exhibition

Women's Art Group Annual Art Exhibition remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle.

Join us on Facebook (Ballycastle Art Group)


Club 55 Exercise Group

Club Exercise Group at 11.30a.m. each Tuesday in Suífinn Way Centre. All welcome. Outdoor Gym available any time for all adults in the community also for tourists and visitors.


Water Safety

Water Safety Classes commencing on Monday 21st July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 (after 6p.m.)


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Cycling Club

If you are interested in getting fit, seeing the beautiful North Mayo countryside and making some new friends, then why not join Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club (Ballycastle Cycling Club). We cycle at a pace that suits everyone.
Find us on Facebook or call 0876563249 or 0863225128


Music Classes

Music classes on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm.

For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


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, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.

Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Ladies Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty 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: Catherine (Anniversary) & Dan Tighe

Tuesday : Aggie Doherty & Deceased Family

Wednesday: Annie Kate Munnelly & Deceased Family

Thursday 7.00p.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 7.00p.m.: Frankie Bonner

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Michael T. Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Corpus Christi . Kathleen Grier (Anniversary), Tom Grier & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Kelly



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: To be arranged

Sunday : To be arranged


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Anne Carey, Bridget Langan

7.00p.m.: Cauleen Barrett, Teresa Langan