An AED Defibrillator is located
in Ballycastle Community Hall
In the event of
a person collapsing and becoming unresponsive:
999 (landline) or 112
local Defibrillator Responder on
A) 086-257-6771 or B) 086-257-6772
CPR immediately while awaiting responder and emergency
de Baile the North Mayo/Erris Sportive
in it's third year, Giro de Baile is going from strength to
strength, and is fast becoming one of the country's premier
cycling sportives. Modelled on the famous Ring of Kerry cycle
and sanctioned by Cycling Ireland, it encompasses 146km
of the most stunning Mayo North scenery, most of it along
the Wild Atlantic
Way . This year's event takes place on the
August Bank Holiday weekend, with the main cycle taking place
on Sunday 31st July at 10.00am from Ballycastle
event is community run and this year, five charities will
Padraig Juvenile GAA, Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation, Irish
Cancer Society and Family Carers Ireland .
will be two routes available to participants for the more
experienced, the 146km route follows a wonderfully scenic
course from Ballycastle Village right along the North Mayo
coast through Lacken, Killala, Crossmolina, cycling right
into the heart of Erris through Bangor, Barnatra, Pullathomas,
Cornboy and Belderrig before returning to Ballycastle. This
route along the sheer coast of the Atlantic is truly spectacular,
passing scenic highlights like the famous Downpatrick Head,
now a Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point, Lacken
Strand, Porturlin and the Stags of Broadhaven.
the intermediate or leisure cyclist, the 60km route takes
in the parishes of Ballycastle, Lacken, Killala, Cooneal,
Crossmolina, Moygownagh and Kilfian with many of the highlights
above included on the route.
Giro de Baile prides itself on being a community run, non-competitive
day out. Novice cyclists do not need to feel intimidated as
the event is primarily a fun and relaxed day out
on your bike with like-minded people. While the event will
be timed, you are only riding against yourself, the clock
and the course.
addition for 2016 the Vintage and Family Cycle
year, on Saturday evening 30 th July at 5.30pm, cyclists and
families are invited to bring their vintage bikes (pre-90s
steel is the standard, but anything goes!), gear and memorabilia,
and take part in a short spin from Ballycastle Community Hall
to Downpatrick Head. There will be tea, coffee and an opportunity
to take in the breathtaking views before returning to Ballycastle.
The event is sponsored by Tea
by the Sea .
information, and how to register, is available on the
Giro de Baile website: http://www.girodebaile.com/
Facebook or Twitter
For any other queries email
the Giro de Baile or contact Máirtin at 0863225128
or Noel at 0863828713.
from Ballina Outing:
: Brian Forde 31 pts
: Shane Winters 30pts
: Vincent Tomas 29pts
: Michael Gilroy 27pts
the pin: Eddie Keigher
drive: Oliver Clarke
outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on 21/5/16.
tee is booked for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.
David Alexander for more information (087 7965080)
chance to book a slot for away outing to Galway on weekend
17/18 June, contact Gerry Henry for more information (087
to the following children who received their First Holy Communion
Scott, Gráinne Kelly, Coraleigha Bonner, Emma Winters,
Fox, Lorcan O'Donnell, John Healy.
Jackpot now €15,200
drawn on 16th May were: 1. 6. 17. 19. No Jackpot winner.
draw in Katie Macs.
Collins, c/o Burkes
McDonnell, Main Street
& Olive, c/o Bridie Hunt
can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office,
Katie Macs and Craft Shop.
League Rd 6: Kilmeena v Ballycastle on Saturday
21st May at 7.00p.m. in Kilmeena.
League Rd 5 : Ballycastle: 3 15; Crossmolina:
to Martin Gorman, Killala who won €228 in last week's
who would like to receive club news, fixtures and results,
contact Máirtín Flannery 0863225128 and you
will be added to a new group text for 2016.
Trip to Leeds
CLG Baile an Chaisil are hoping to have a club weekend
away to Leeds in October.
This is a trip for players of the club but anyone else who
would like to go is more than welcome but must book their
own flights and accommodation. For more information contact
Joe Gardiner/Martin Heffernan.
School training on Saturdays at 1pm in Tom Langan Park .
in the Community Hall on Monday 23rd May at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed
Jackpot of €300.
Community Games will be held on Saturday 21st May at 3.00p.m.
in Tom Langan Park . Open to all children in the parish.
North and Ballina Tourist Office are teaming up to host an
informal, FREE networking morning on Tuesday May 24th from
10am1pm in the Ballina Manor Hotel.
The objective of the morning is for those working in tourism
within the Ballina Municipal District (hotels, activity providers,
B&Bs, pubs, restaurants, events, visitor centres etc.)
to either take a stand for own business and local attractions,
or come in, browse and learn what's on offer elsewhere in
Everyone or every group who can offer an experience to a tourist
is welcome whether that's a trad session, a fine dining
experience, a water activity, walking trails, bike hire, fishing,
a luxury spa
you get the picture.
Even if businesses do not wish to exhibit, they can come in
for a chat and bring flyers, business cards or information
for sharing it will be very informal. .
If you need any more information contact Mayo North, Mags
at Ballina Chamber of Commerce or Máirtín Flannery.
Patrick's College, Lacken Cross
Patrick's College, Lacken Cross will celebrate their 50th
Anniversary on 29th October and are hoping to have a display
of memorabilia and photos etc in the school on the day. If
you have any photographs which could be displayed, please
send them to the school, with your name on the back so they
can be returned. The school are also hoping to put together
a collection of stories from through the years. If you have
anything you would like to share they would appreciate contributions.
Items can be dropped into the school, sent by post or email
training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.
& Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.
Spins for Members at 8am on Sundays from the Shambles.
If you know anyone interested in getting into cycling for
beginners, Couch to the Giro continues at 9am on Saturdays
from the Shambles, Ballycastle. All you need is a Bike (any),
a Helmet and Motivation.
Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30
to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.
Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on
Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm,
Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm. Newcomers welcome.
times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:
Friday 9.00a.m. 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. 9.00p.m.
€5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months
or €120 per year.
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.
souvenir items e.g. candles, fridge magnets, keyrings, bookmarks,
biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's Crosses, Mayo Crystal
and a range of other items.
Facilities available :
Information, Photocopying, Laminating, Typing.
Friday 10.00a.m. 5.00p.m. (closed for lunch 1 2.00p.m.)
: Bingo at 8.30p.m.
Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. 6.30p.m. for children aged
for ages 10 14 from 6.30 7.30p.m.
basketball at 8.00p.m.
all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901
at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)
Patrick (Anniversary) & Maura McGuire
7.00p.m.: Gerry (Anniversary), Vincent, Emma
& Mary Healy
John, Winifred & Breege Keane
Deceased Members of McDonnell Family, (Cluddaun)
: Jim & Teresa Healy (Carrowmacshaun)
8.15p.m.: Maureen Desmond (nee Tighe) Month's Mind
11.30a.m.: Jack McBrien ( Anniversary) &
Deceased McBrien & Higgins Families
Erin Flannery, Tony Carden
Jamie Timlin, Caoimhe Tomas