Ballycastle >Local News
1st February '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 €18,900

No's drawn on 31st January were: 13. 19. 21. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary Murray, Moyne, Killala

PEMM, c/o Healys

Eileen McHale, Belderrig

Mary Walsh, Annaghmore

Moyles Family, Ballykinlettra

Tickets can be purchased at John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs and Craft Shop.



The death occurred on 26th January of Mairtín O'Flatharta, Carrowcubic, Ballycastle and formerly of Carraroe, Galway . Mairtín was a former teacher and Principal in St. Bridget's National School , Ballycastle.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Mauretti, daughters Aisling and Niamh, sons-in-law, brothers, sisters and extended family, relatives and friends.


The death occurred on 25th January of Mary Callaghan ( nee Cosgrove ), Ballymanagh, Knockanillaun, Crossmolina. Sympathy is extended to her sisters Bridie Hunt, Carrowcubic and Madeline Gaughan, Seaview, her family, relatives and friends .


G.A.A. News

Congratulations to Michael Burke winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€289).


Chairde Baile an Chaisil is still available and by taking this option you automatically get entered into the 50/50 draw.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe 0863957586 for more details.


Golf Society

Results from Belmullet Outing:

1st : David Finnerty 38pts

2nd : Micheal Gilroy 34pts back 9

3rd : Tom Ivors 34pts

Nearest the pin: David Finnerty

Longest drive: Dominic Flanagan

Next outing is to Strandhill Golf Course on Saturday 25th February. 1st  tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10.00am.  Contact Gerry Henry for more information (0879391689).

Anyone interested in going to Esker Hills on June weekend (23 rd /24 th June), please contact Alan Kelly on (0868672002) for more infoformation. 


Baile an Chaisil CC

First outing:

First outing of the year is the ‘Saddle up for Epilepsy' on the 25th February in Castlebar. Cycling Ireland membership must be paid before this date. Ballycastle Cycling Club membership is free this year.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training has been moved to 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.


Giro de Baile 2017

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.

Early bird registration €30; Day registration €45. Resigration on the day from 8.00a.m.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

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


Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society Road Run on Sunday 12th February in memory of Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney. Registration at 11.00a.m. in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. All monies raised going to the Irish Cancer Society. Open to all modes of transport. Refreshments after in Phil Healys.


Athletic Club

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

A.G.M. will take place on Friday 3rd February at 8.00p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall.



Bingo in the Community Hall is on Monday 6th February at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



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, St. Brigid's Crosses, 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: Joe Tighe (Anniversary)

Tuesday: Private Intention

Wednesday: Trene Brothwell (Nee Gilroy ) Feast of St. Brigid

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Margaret & Patrick Kileen

Friday 8.00p.m.: Anthony & Paddy Geraghty (Feast of St. Blaise. Padre Pio Novena)

Saturday 12.00noon: Tom Barrett (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Eithne Earley (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Delaney


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Katelyn O'Donnell, Liam Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kate Heffernan, Elise Touhill