Ballycastle >Local News
18th October '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     



No's drawn on 17th October were: 1. 2. 11. 16. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €3,500. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Bridie Hunt, Carrowcubic

Caroline Tighe. Carrowmore

Mary Murray, Killala Bus

T. J. Flannery, Ballycastle

Seamus Lavelle, Ballycastle




Senior League:

Ballycastle v Knockmore on Saturday next 21st October at 4.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park .



Senior League:

Ballycastle: 4 – 14; Davitts: 0 – 11.



Congratulations to Martin Doherty, Suífinn way, winner of last week's 50/50 (€212).


Card Game:

Annual 25 Card Game will take place on Sunday 5th November at 8.30p.m. in Ballycastle Hall.



Ballycastle Events Committee are organising X-Witch Boo Bash with Fun Games, Spooky Walk, Pumpkin Competition, X-Witch Spooky Cottage and prizes for best costumes, for Tuesday 31st October at 6.00p.m. starting at the Church Car Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Adults Halloween Fancy Dress Party will be held in Katie Macs on Sunday 29th October. Admission free.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will be held in Ballycastle on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November.

Details to follow.


Golf Society

Our next outing is to Claremorris Golf Club on the 28th October.

1st tee is booked for 10am so please be there for 9.30am.

Contact Allen Kelly for more information on 0868672002. Membership will be collected on the day.

New members and visitors welcome.


Music Classes

Irish music classes for children in Ballycastle Hall on Fridays  from 5.30pm to 6.30pm..
Beginner Irish music classes for Adults in Killala Community Centre on Thursdays from

8pm to 9pm.  Phone 086-3016691.

Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch.

All Welcome.


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10; Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5.

Phone 085 7571594.


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 .


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

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.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Bridget, Annie & Mary Sweeney, Ballyglass

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Patrick Doherty, Carrowcur

Friday 7.00p.m.: Richard Timlin

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael Doherty, Carrowcur (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tom (Anniversary) & Kathleen Grier


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: L. Fox, N. Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. Stadler, O. Tighe