Ballycastle >Local News
18th March '15

                                                      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 who received awards at the CLG Baile an Chaisil Presentation Night on Friday 13th March.

Senior Team Player of the Year : Dermot Kelly

Club Person of the Year : Michéal McDonnell

Hall of Fame : Golden Brothers (Milltown)


St. Patrick's Day Parade (some Photos next week)

Well done to Maura and the organisers of the Parade and to Seán O'Grady, MC on the day and to the Jackson family who provided the music for the occasion.

Prize winners at the Parade were:

Best Display: The French/Pikemen

Best Float: The Nealon Family

Best turned out : Kiddies Korner Playschool


Sympathy is extended to Frances (nee Kelly) on the death of her husband Terence McSweeney,

Stella Maris and Boston , USA .

Sympathy is also extended to Betty Jackson on the death of her brother John James Ryan (known as Seán), Moyne, Killala.


No's drawn on 14th March were: 5. 9. 15. 24. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €9,100.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Phil Tomas, Ballycastle

The Golden Girls, c/o Breege Gardiner

Aoibhe Donnelly, Dominick Street

Éilis Ormsby, Ballycastle

Shannen Flannery, Seaview


‘Kiddies Korner'

Kiddies Korner' would like to sincerely thank Nikki Doyle and Marie Langan who organised the St. Patrick's Day raffle in aid of Kiddies Korner. €511 was raised.

Thank you to all who donated prizes – Mary Munnelly, Sue MacKill, Eileen Grier, Roz Calendar,

Barbara Kelly, Ellen Walsh, Emma Chambers, Kellie Barrett, Louise Kelly, Mary Delaney, Michael Kelly and Nikki Doyle. A special mention to Janet Pearse who donated €100 – proceeds from her cake stall.

A sincere thank you, also, to all who sold tickets.

Prize winners were:

1st : Rachel Kelly (Hamper)

2nd : Eileen Tighe (St. Patrick's Day hat cake)

3rd: Rachel Kelly (Cakes & Wine)

4th: Raymond Langan (Cakes & Wine)

5th: Elaine Breslin (Hair Voucher)

6th : Mary Anne Sweeney (Cake & Knitted items)


Ballinglen Exhibition - "Let it Flow"

Over the last month Nuala Clarke (Irish) & Joseph Ostraff (American visiting artist) lead a very exciting project making a collaborative installation with eight schools from the North Mayo area.
The task for each student was to consider the importance of the river & make a house whether it was their own or imaginary. What the river means to them personally, what might be found in and around it, and who/what might be reliant on it. Watching the students at work we were moved by the excitement and insight each student brought, and the joy they felt at seeing their ideas become real art, reminded us all of why we love art too.
The Installation is open to the public on March 20th between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo. Everyone is welcome to come along and see the beautiful work the children produced. Refreshments served.


Nature and Wildlife Plan

The Draft Ballycastle Nature and Wildlife plan is now on display on the Mayo County Council Website


Writing Workshop

Writing workshop with Manchan Magan hosted by Ballycastle Writers' group.

Title 'Honesty In Writing takes courage but it has its rewards.'

Venue: Suífinn Centre, Ballycastle

Date: 21st March, 2015     11am - 3pm

Contact:   087 713 3432


Golf Society

Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on Saturday 4th April. 1 st tee is at 10am. Be there for 9.30am

Deposits and names for away trip to Bundoran on weekend of June 5 th /6 th will be taken at Westport outing. 

For more info contact David Alexander on 0877965080 or Ollie Clarke on 0860579204


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall) , Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot. 086-822-2126.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


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, 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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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 8.15p.m.: Bridgie & John McKenzie & Mary Cosgrove

Tuesday 11.30a.m.: Emma Healy (20th Anniversary), Gerry, Mary & Vincent Healy.

Wednesday: John, Mary Kate & Johnny McGuire

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 7.30p.m.: Tom & Brigid Tighe & Denis Farrell

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Deceased Jordan Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Hefferon & Fr. Jim Hefferon


Eucharist Ministers:

Vigil 16th:  Breege Gardiner

St. Patrick's Day:  Margaret Burke

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: George O'Grady



Vigil 16th:  Mary Walsh

St. Patrick's Day:  Nuala Delaney Whelan

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Finn McDermott Cox, Tony Carden

Sunday : Leah Munnelly, Jamie Timlin


Adoration: (Tuesday)

No Adoration this week.