Ballycastle >Local News
18th September '13

                                                      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   


Good Luck to both the Mayo Minor and Senior Teams on Sunday next in the

All-Ireland Final.

All Ireland Tickets

Lucky winners of All-Ireland tickets in the local GAA draw were Katie Jackson, Declan Irwin (2) and Mary Tighe.



No's drawn on 14th September were: 4. 7. 28. 30. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €1,300. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Tony D'Arcy (Snr), Ballycastle

A.& J. Greene, Ballycastle

Evelyn & Conor McDonnell, Doonfeeney

Lisa, Megan & Annette Garry, Seaview

Sally Bourke, Heathfield


Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning, in aid of Mayo/Roscomon Hospice in Healys on Thursday 19th September.


Art Classes

Art Classes for beginners and Leaving Cert students. 7 – 9p.m. from Friday 27th September for 4 weeks at Suífinn Way Centre. Ring Sue 085-7339275.


Set dancing classes

Set dancing classes starting in St. John's Hall on Wednesday 25th September. You don't need a dancing partner and all new members very welcome. Enjoy a great night out. Classes from 9pm-11pm. 


Culture Night

In celebration of Culture Night (Friday September 20th), The Ballinglen Arts Foundation has an action packed evening planned. Firstly, we are delighted to be part of the Mayo Collaborative presenting an exhibition by Niamh O'Malley. The exhibition includes drawings using Graphite, Coloured Glass, Mirror and Copper in the Ballinglen Gallery. This is an exhibition not to be missed! Take in all five venues for a full range of Niamh's work.

An exciting Monochrome Drawing class by artist, Keith Wilson RUA, takes place in the print workshop. Keith will discuss examples of his own work as well as a drawing demonstration using different techniques. Booking essential.

Irish/English photographer, Tom Wood, opens his studio with unseen photographs of The Irish Landscape. Tom has numerous books of his work published and they will also be available for viewing on the night.

Work from the renowned Ballinglen Archive will also be exhibited throughout the centre.

All events are fee of charge so join us for a glass of wine and a night of culture.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Castlebar Golf Club (captains day). Limited amount of spaces available.   Contact Dominic Flanagan on 0876950976 or Michael Winters on 0872290145.  


Music Class

Music classes in St John's Hall on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm with Maria 086-3016691. New beginners very welcome. 

‘Kiddies Korner'

‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool, Ballycastle are inviting applicants to join their relief panel. Fetac Leval 5 or equivalent essential. Please post CV including copies of relevant qualifications and two written references to ‘Kiddies Korner', Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo or e-mail to



Anyone interested in playing Badminton in the Community Hall contact 089-4607901.



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday nights at 8.30p.m .


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 and more. Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group Annual Art Exhibition ‘Fáilte' will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle. www.ballycastletourism/



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


Outdoor Gym

The new outdoor fitness gym in Suífinn Way Estate is open to anybody over the age of 50. The equipment is clearly marked with instructions on how to use each individual piece.

For further information contact Suífinn Way Centre:

Phone No: 096-43848




Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.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


Weekly Newsletter compiled by Maeve Dunne 18/9/13

Church Notices


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Opening of School Year Mass

Tuesday: Mary Roach (nee Bilbow)

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Annie Kate Munnelly

Wednesday: Patrick Doherty

Thursday: Martin Hefferon

Friday.: Mary Fryday (nee Doherty)

Friday 8.00p.m .: Martin & Bridget Earley

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Norah Healy (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack & Kathleen Maughan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Niamh McAndrew, Robert Tighe

Sunday : Caoimhe Grier, Leah Munnelly



No Adoration this week