Ballycastle >Local News
1st June '16

                                                      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.

Annual Coastal Challenge


The 4th Ballycastle Coastal Challenge will take place on Saturday 25th June at 2.00p.m.


Lotto Jackpot now €15,400

No's drawn on 30th May were: 11. 14. 20. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

P. J. & Cathriona Gillespie, Ballina

B. Bourke, Belderrig

Declan O'Boyle, Ardagh

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Mary Kenny, Main Street

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




Senior League Rd 7 : Ballycastle v Lahardane on Saturday 4th June at 7.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park, Ballycastle.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Maria Ruane who won €245 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  


The Club are delighted to announce that phase 1 of the redevelopment of Tom Langan Park will commence in late June by Des Healy contractors. We thank you for your continued support for the 50/50 draw and the County Board tickets. Without your support we would not be able to invest in the club structures



Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of Ruth DeVere (formerly of Glenlorsa) who died in England .



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


Golf Society

Next outing is the weekend away in Galway on Friday and Saturday 17/18th June.

Contact Gerry Henry for more information on 087-9391689


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.



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.


Athletic Club

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.

Cycling Club

Club Spins for Members at 8am on Sundays from the Shambles.
If you know anyone interested in getting into cycling for beginners, Couch to the Giro continues at 9am on Saturdays from the Shambles, Ballycastle. All you need is a Bike (any), a Helmet and Motivation.


Irish Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact 086-3016691.

Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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: Private Intention

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: John, Kathleen & Joe Nealon

Wednesday: Kathleen Morrin

Thursday: Holy Souls

Friday 8.00p.m.: (Padre Pio Novena). Michael (Anniversary) & Ellen Langan

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael & Christina Jackson (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Colm Kenny (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday: John Busby



Saturday: As arranged

Sunday: As arranged