Ballycastle >Local News
21st June '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     



Scoil Naomh Bríd

The end of year Mass (which will include the graduation of 6th Class and the retirement of Mrs Maureen Burke) will take place in the church on Friday 30th June at 10.00a.m. This will be followed in the school by the raising of our fifth Green Flag for Biodiversity and the opportunity to wish Mrs Burke a fond farewell. All are welcome to this special occasion.


Kiddies Korner

AGM of Kiddies Korner Playschool will take place at 8.00p.m. on Thursday June 29th in the Playschool. All welcome.


No's drawn on 19th June were: 6. 15. 23. 24. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €1,800.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

John Maughan, Castletown

Delia Lowther, Killala

May Golden, c/o Burkes

Tony & Mary D'Arcy, Main Street

Miriam Walsh, Doonfeeney


G.A.A. News


Mayo Senior League Div. 1D:

Kilmeena v Ballycastle on Sunday 25th June at 12.00noon.



Mayo Junior A Championship Group 3 (Round 2):

Lahardane McHales: 4 – 14; Ballycastle: 1 – 15.

Mayo Junior C Championship Group 1 (Round 2):

Ballycastle B: 1 – 10; Moygownagh: 6 – 5.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Maureen Walsh, Ballyboden winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€243).


Membership will close on 1st July with no exceptions.

Water Safety

Water Safety Classes from Saturday 29th July – Wednesday 2nd August (inc) on Lacken Pier at 2.00p.m. All enquiries to Anne at 096 – 43180 after 7.00p.m.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Esker Hills on the weekend of the 23rd /24th June. 

Tee time on Friday is booked for 2pm. Anyone playing that day please be there 30min before tee time.

Saturday is booked for 12.30pm., again anyone playing that day please be there for 12pm.

For more information, contact Alan Kelly on 0868672002.


Mrs Maureen Burke is retiring this year after 29 years teaching in Ballycastle.

We would like to put a memory book together of her teaching years which is 35 years in total. If you would like to email a short note of your memories with your name and year she taught you or even as a parent of a child that was taught by Mrs Burke that would be greatly appreciated.

You can email simonebrr& or


Ballinglen Exhibition

A solo exhibition by Ron Rumford  'Coast Watcher' at the Ballinglen Gallery, Ballinglen Arts Foundation continues until June 26th 2017. In addition to his newest work we will install within the gallery, 'Giant Steps': 25 years of prints by Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellows with works from the Foundation Archive by international artists.  Do come along and see these wonderful prints!


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities ( Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries

of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend).

Three routes: 146km, 120km, and 60km – one for every type of fitness and ability.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

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


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on 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.


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

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

New Members welcome.


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,

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 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish (Living and Dead)

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Camilla Freehill (nee Finan)

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Friday 7.00p.m.: Johnny Healy (1st Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Paul Doherty (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen & Tom Grier; Kathleen, Teresa & John Forde


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maura Fox



Saturday Vigil: K. Heffernan, L. Ruane, J. Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: E. Loftus, E. Touhill, M. Scott