Ballycastle >Local News
21st December '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.

Wishing all readers a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas.



Lotto Jackpot €18,300

No's drawn on 19th December were: 11. 14. 27. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Cyril & Ellen, c/o Katie Macs

Walter Robinson, Suífinn Way

P. Winters, Ballycastle

Carden Family, Moyney

Stella Roache, Killala

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


If the Lotto Jackpot is not won, winners of the five envelopes drawn on Monday 2nd January will each receive €100.

Raffle Winners

Winners of the Community Hall Raffle were:

1st : (Hamper) Kathleen Boyle, Carrowcubic

2nd : Ann Loughney, Kilfian

3rd : Carmel McGinty, Lacken

4th : Michael Conmy, Ballycastle


G.A.A. News

50/50 draw

Congratulations to Michael Kelly, Carrowcubic who won €260 in last week's 50/50 draw.


St. Stephen's Day game

The Annual East v West St. Stephen's Day game will take place at 1pm in Tom Langan Park .


Naomh Padraig

Naomh Padraig Presentation Night will take place on Friday 30th December at 8.00p.m. in Killala Community Centre. Special Guest is All Star goalkeeper David Clarke. Presentation of North Mayo medals to U-11, U-14 and U-16 teams.


Chairde Baile an Chaisil

Chairde Baile an Chaisil now available. Contact Eilis Ormsby on 0877936942 or Martin Tighe on 0863957586 for more details.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Now in its 4th year, the Baile an Chaisil Christmas cycle takes place on 1st January at 12 noon. This year's chosen cause is St. John's Hall.
Starting from St John's Hall we have a 36km and a 12km family cycle. What better way to burn off the excess of the Holiday season than taking to the roads of beautiful North Mayo. Refreshments after in St John's Hall. Donations welcome.


Baile an Chaisil CC weekly spin on Sunday mornings at 9am from the Shambles.

Turbo training on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm in the Hall. Beginners welcome.


Recent Death

Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Carmel Cahill (nee Munnelly,) who died recently ( aunt of Agatha Whelan and Gerry Munnelly ).

May she rest in peace.



Next Bingo in the Community Hall is on Monday 2nd January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

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.


Craft Shop

Wishing all our customers a very Happy Christmas and New Year.


Craft Shop will be closed from Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January.

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

Confessions for Christmas will take place on Friday 23rd at 8.00p.m. in St. Bridget's Church.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: James Tighe, Carrowmore (Anniversary)

Tuesday: John (Anniversary) & Celia Browne & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Anthony McDonnell & Patrick Cavish

Thursday: John Donnelly & Deceased Donnelly & Horan Families

Friday: Johnny Sweeney, Ballyglass (Anniversary)

Saturday 9.00p.m.: Christmas Eve. Deceased Members of the Healy & Rafter Families

Sunday 11.30a.m .: Christmas Day.   Annie & Anthony McGuire & Teresa O'Donnell


Eucharist Ministers:

Christmas Eve: Tony D'Arcy, Seán Callaghan, Margaret Burke

Christmas Day: Mary Boyle, Kathleen Donnelly



Christmas Eve: George O'Grady, Mary Walsh

Christmas Day: Michael A. O'Connor, Florrie McBrien



Christmas Eve: Erin Flannery, Ashling O'Donnell, Eoin McDonnell

Christmas Day: Katelyn O'Donnell, Kate Heffernan, Tony Carden