Ballycastle >Local News
19th April '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                                                               service.

Lotto Jackpot €20,000

No's drawn on 17th April were: 4. 5. 7. 21. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Wanda, Tim, Patsy, Seán, Padraig, Ballycastle

Mairtín & Rosaleen Flannery, Seaview

Danielle Bysouth, c/o Healys

Gretta Byrne, Ballyglass

Sarah & Jake Murphy, Corofin, Galway

Limits on Lotto licences have been revised and Jackpot may now reach €30,000.

New Exhibition opens at the Ballinglen Gallery

An Exhibition by Australian Artist Christobel Kelly - "Consonance" opens on Saturday 22nd April

at 8.00 p.m. in the Ballinglen Gallery.
The Exhibition explores the gap between the idea of Ireland as an imagined literary space and the lived experience of landscape in the village of Ballycastle .  Using the everyday practice of walking, some
kind of synthesis is enacted in the artwork, which creates a consonance between extant landscape and the imagined realm.
Do come along and enjoy this wonderful exhibition.  Refreshments served and everyone welcome!
Exhibition runs from Tuesday 18 April - Tuesday 25 April.

Celebrating 20 years in business – Mary's Cottage Kitchen

Wishing Mary's Cottage Kitchen many congratulations on their 20th year in business. Mary would like to thank all her loyal customers for their continued support and on Friday the 28th April, Mary would like to invite you to join her in a celebration and will be serving some refreshments from 12 onwards to celebrate the occasion.  Live music with Maria Ruane and friends between 2 - 4pm.  Mary is now also serving Sunday lunch every week between 12.30 and 3pm and late opening Friday and Saturday until 8pm serving dinner. We wish Mary continued success with her business.

G.A.A. News


Mayo Senior League Div 1D: Ballycastle v Killala on Saturday 22nd April at 7.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle.   



Mayo Senior League Round 2: Ballycastle: 3 – 9; Charlestown Sarsfields: 0 – 11. .


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Anthony James O'Donnell, Ballinglen winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€300).



Club membership is now due. Family membership: €60; Adult Membership: €40;

Student & OAP Membership: €20; Child U-12Membership: €10.

Keep Ballycastle beautiful

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the clean up at Downpatrick Head on Good Friday.

We are hoping to do a spring clean of the Beach on Friday 5th May at 7pm. All help appreciated.


Belderrig Community Gaeltacht Survey

Gaeilge Iorrais would like to say a massive míle buíochas to all local volunteers and scheme participants who distributed our community Gaeltacht survey. Huge thanks also to those who took part. An open online version now available at  Breis eolais (085) 250 3321.

Gaeilge Iorrais community consultation workshop will be held in Belderrig Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd May at 8pm to gather recommendations for our community Gaeltacht plan. Bí linn, fáilte roimh chách. Breis eolais (085) 250 3321


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.

Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on Saturday 29th April.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

For more information contact captain Gerry Henry on 0879391689.

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on the weekend of the 23/24th June please contact 

Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for information.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall.

New Members welcome.



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.


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

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Indoor Soccer 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years

Basketball for ages 10 – 14 from 6.30 – 7.30p.m.

Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Confirmation in Ballycastle on 14th May.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: John O'Donnell (Anniversary)

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Jack McBrien & Deceased Members of the McBrien & Higgins Families

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Tom Barrett

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Tom & Marjorie Doores (Anniversary)

Friday 11.00a.m.: Maureen & Seán Desmond

Saturday 8.15p.m.: William Gardiner (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen (Anniversary) & Michael Burke


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Busby



Saturday Vigil: Josh & Tristan Murphy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Katelyn O'Donnell, Nathan Doherty