Ballycastle >Local News
20th July '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.

Giro de Baile

Giro de Baile takes place Sunday 31st July at 10:00am from Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

We also will have a Family/Vintage cycle on Saturday 30th from the Community Hall.
For all information go to or find us on Twitter, Facebook,

Email or contact 0863225128.


Giro de Baile Marshalls

Ask not what your community can do for you but what you can do for your community. 

The Giro de Baile want you to join their crew for the day and soak up the incredible atmosphere of this Giro. 

The Charity cycle takes place on the 31st of July, and we are looking for marshalls to assist us on the day.

A meeting will be held in Ballycastle Hall on Wednesday at 9pm for all that want to help out.

The success of the Giro relies solely with the wider community helping out and welcoming the cyclists to Ballycastle and North Mayo

If you cannot get to the meeting but would like to help on the day, please contact Máirtín Flannery 0863225128, Noel Kelly 0863828713 or Cara Finnerty 0892263373.


Healyfest 2016

29th July – 31st July at Healy's Bar, Main Street , Ballycastle.


Friday night: The Jacksons

Saturday night: Dan & Dylan

Sunday night: Zack Kelly. Buck Taylor


Lotto Jackpot now €16,100

No's drawn on 19th July were: 1. 4. 6. 13. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Stadler Family, Ballycastle

O & D, Seaview Place

Shannen & Gráinne, Seaview

B. Bourke, Belderrig

Frankie McDonnell, Glenedagh

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



Race Night:

The Club will hold a fun Race Night on the 23rd July in Healy's Bar, Ballycastle.

Horses are available to buy from any of the Club executives.

50/50 draw

Congratulations to Lisa G, Dessie, Michael Moran and the Pigeon, c/o Tramps Bar who won €230 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 death occurred on Monday 18th July of Kathleen Healy (nee Purcell, wife of the late Paddy), Glenurla, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Valerie, sons John, Liam, Kevin and Martin, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters Lucy, Nora and Eileen, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mass on Thursday at 12noon in St. Bridget's Church, followed by burial in Ballycastle cemetery.

May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Johnny Farrell, formerly of Ballinglen, who died recently in Australia .

May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Aggie Flynn, Crossmolina who died recently (sister of the late Bridie Kearney, Carrowcullen).

May she rest in peace.


Cemetery Mass

Mass will be celebrated in Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 28th August at 11.30a.m.


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 1st August at 2p.m at Lacken Pier.

Enrolment and all enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 after 6p.m.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle

Irish Artist Mick O'Dea 15th July - 21st August 2016 at the Ballinglen Gallery, Ballycastle.
Art work exhibited includes portraits by Mick O'Dea of Tom Clarke, Eamon de Valera , Patrick Pearse and James Connolly to name but a few of up to 20 wonderful portraits in total.
Enquiries: Ballinglen Arts Foundation: 096 43184.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 25th July at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballinrobe Golf Club on Saturday 23rd July.

1st tee is booked for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.

For more information contact David Alexander on 087 7965080.


Ballycastle A.C.

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

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.


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.


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: No Mass

Tuesday: Martin & Eileen Heffernan

Wednesday: Mary Murphy & Deceased Family, Killena

Thursday: People of the Parish

Friday 7.00p.m.: Johnny Healy (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Tomas Family, Belderrig

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Breege Meyler (Month's Mind)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday: Finn McDermott Cox, Erin Flannery, Óisín Flannery, Nathan Doherty

Sunday: Josh & Tristan Murphy, Cillian Scott, Sam Kelly