Ballycastle >Local News
1st October '14

                                                      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.


2015 will take place in Dublin at the RDS on Saturday February 21st and Sunday February 22nd . The Westexpo Tourism promotion committee is holding an informal information meeting at Suífinn Way , Ballycastle on Tuesday October 7th at 8pm. The meeting is to explain how we propose to promote the areas of Killala, Lacken, Ballycastle and Belderrig to an expected audience of over 20,000 people in Dublin , and will last about 1 hour. Contact 086-8783053 for info. Please support this venture.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Ballycastle on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November. For further information or to book a table, contact 086-3787551. (More details later).


No's drawn on 27th September were: 10. 14. 28. 29. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €6,700. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

E. & P. Scott, Healy's Pub

Caroline Tighe, Carrowmore

Dympna McDermott, Corrower

Maureen Kelly, Muingelly

Ian Callaghan, Crossmolina


Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Mondays at 8.30p.m.


Art Workshops

Art Workshops for teenagers and adults in October: drawing on Wednesdays,

October 8th - 29th 7-9pm. in Ballycastle Community Hall led by Nuala Clarke. 

Call 086-822-2126 for information.  During the winter, classes on Life Drawing, Collage, mono printing and more. There will be a special focus on developing the skills to be well prepared for the Junior cycle and Leaving cert exams.

Thank You Social

The Giro de Baile committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all who helped us in the inaugural Giro de Baile. A special thank you to Pat Mitchell, who was Main Sponsor of the Giro. As a thank you, the Giro Committee will be holding a BBQ with Music in Healy's Bar, Ballycastle on 11th October for anyone who helped out in anyway.


Food Market

The Dev. Co. is providing the Shambles Garden for locally produced food and handmade crafts on Fridays from 10.30a.m. – 3.30p.m. commencing on Friday 3rd October. Admission free, including stall holders. For further information contact 086-0506262 or 086-0889010.

Art Group

Art Group meet on Mondays at 7.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Gallery. New members welcome.



Music classes in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Fridays from 5pm - 6.30pm. New beginners welcome. Keyboard, accordians, banjo, whistle catered for. Call 0863016691 for info.


Line Dancing classes in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Thursdays from 9pm - 10.30pm. Call 086 3016691 for info. 


Irish Dance classes in St. John's Hall every Monday and Thursday 5.00p.m. – 6.00p.m. for beginners and 6.00p.m. – 7.00p.m. for advanced. New members welcome.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Art Exhibition

Women's Art Group Exhibition remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. in the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle.

Join us on Facebook (Ballycastle Art Group)


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


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, 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.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty 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: People of the Parish

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Catherine, Sony and Mary Flannery

Wednesday: Deceased Langan and Jordan Family Members

Thursday: Tom & Eileen Flannery & Deceased Family Members

Friday 8.00p.m.: Bridgie Sweeney (Month's Mind) Padre Pio Novena.

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Teresa Forde (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a..m.: Private Intention


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Michael A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: David Doherty, Lauren Healy

Sunday : Leah Munnelly, Ashling McDonnell


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

7.00p.m.: Gabrielle & Des Gribbin