Ballycastle >Local News
19th July '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     


Joint Exhibition in Ballinglen Gallery

An exhibition of paintings by Dublin born Artist Nuala Clarke and London Artist Duncan Pickstock

opens at The Ballinglen Gallery on Saturday July 22nd at 8.00p.m. called "From Nature".
The work is inspired by North Mayo, with subtle minimalistic approaches.  Pickstock's dust-like images embody the space of the air; while Clarke's layered watery compositions, named for Roman nature goddesses, glow as if sunlit.
Catalogues available. Do come along and see this wonderful Exhibition.



No's drawn on 17th July were: 11. 18. 19. 23. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €2,200.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Cooke, Behy

Amigo, Seaview Place

Seán O'Grady, Ballycastle

Gretta Byrne, Ballyglass

Michael Burke, Killeen


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile cycle takes place on Sunday 6th August from Ballycastle village,

but don't worry, even if you're not a cyclist you can still get involved and have a great day! We are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, safety conscious Event Volunteers.  This is a great opportunity for people to have fun, provide support and meet some new people and feel part of the community.

Volunteers play a vital role in directing up to 500 cyclists through the course – and give them a cheer along the way.  Volunteers are crucial to the operations of the Giro de Baile, the safety of the participants and the atmosphere of the day. So if you would like to get involved call Máirtin 0863225128, Noel 0863828713 or email for more details.


There are 3 routes: 60km, 120km and 146km – one for every type of fitness and ability.

Registration from 8.00a.m.

Cycle starts at 10.00a.m.

Entry online is €40 or €45 on the day.

€5 for the Family Route which will take place on Saturday 5 th August at 6.00p.m.


For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

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


G.A.A. News


Junior A Championship:
Ballycastle: 1 – 14; Ardagh: 0 – 12.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Margaret Munnelly, Portnahalla winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€270).

Club Gear:

CLG Baile an Chaisil are presently taking orders for Club Gear. Anyone interested in ordering gear please contact Deaglán Mac Congamhna 0872515292 or email

Water Safety

Water Safety Classes from Saturday 29th July – Wednesday 2nd August (inc) on Lacken Pier at 2.00p.m. All enquiries to Anne at 096 – 43180 after 7.00p.m.

Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Course on Saturday 29th July.

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

Keith Wilson Exhibition

Solo Exhibition entitled ‘BEING HERE' by Keith Wilson RUA will continue in Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet until 15th August. The Exhibition will include recent paintings and drawings.

For many years, Keith has been concerned with describing the natural world of his immediate environment, at home and away, highlighting notions of stillness, awareness and how it can be important to return and look again. Do come along to see this wonderful Exhibition.

For more information please visit

Seaview Residents Reunion

Seaview Residents Committee are delighted to invite former residents of Seaview Place between 1985 and 2017 to a reunion on Friday August 25th at 7.00p.m.

Join us for an evening to reconnect with other former residents over drinks and live music. The evening will also include a Mass for deceased and sick members of Seaview and a BBQ.
If you know another former resident who has not received the reunion invitation, please encourage them to come along.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 for more details.


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 .


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.


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

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.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Seán Scott (Anniversary), Nicola Scott & Joe Nealon

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Eileen, John & Seán McNulty

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Julia & Michael Connor

Friday 11.00a.m.: Mary Murphy (Killena); Chrissie & Pat Keane (Heathfield)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Tomas Family (Belderrig); Kathleen (Anniversary) & Paddy Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack (Anniversary) Kathleen & Eamon Maughan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: A. O'Donnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: K. Heffernan, L. Tomas, N. Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. & L. O'Donnell, L. Ruane