Ballycastle >Local News
21st September '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.

Lotto Jackpot now €17,000

No's drawn on 20th September were: 12. 18. 19. 23. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Phil Healy, Seaview Place

Teresa Collins, Seaview

Bridie Tomas, Ballyglass

A. M. C. Dunne, Ballycastle

James McHale, Ballycastle

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


Golf Society

Next outing is ‘David Alexander Captain's Prize' in Ballina Golf Club on Saturday 24th September.

1st tee is booked for 10. 30am so please be there for 10am. Visitors welcome.

Contact David Alexander on 0877965080 for more information.  



Senior League:

Ballycastle v Breaffy on Sunday at 12.00noon in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.

Requests from paid up members of Ballycastle GAA for tickets to the All-Ireland Final Replay, to be made to Joe Gardiner as soon as possible.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Declan Tighe who won €290 in last week's 50/50 draw.

In this week's 50/50 draw, along with the prize money on offer, the club are also offering the lucky winner a stand ticket to the All-Ireland Final Replay. The draw takes place in Katie Mac's Bar on Sunday night.


Tourism Group

Next meeting of the Tourism Group will take place on Wednesday 28th September at 8:30p.m. in Céide Fields Visitor Centre.


Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes have changed to the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes resume in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Contact 086 3016691.


Self Employment Seminar

Thursday 29th September 2016 from 1.30pm to 5pm at The Newman Institute, Ballina.

This seminar will showcase some award winning Mayo businesses supported under the SICAP programme.  A number of agencies will provide information on the supports available for those considering self-employment. The event will be of benefit to anyone working with individuals who may be considering starting a small business.

Hosted by: Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company Ltd and South West Mayo Development Company Ltd.

Registration: Anyone interested in finding out more about self-employment is welcome to attend, please register by contacting Rita on 087 0507049 / 094 9256745 or email, or Breda on 087 224 2133 / 094 9366692 email:   This is a free event.


This event is being held as part of Mayo Ideas Week 2016, which runs  from 26th September to 4th October.  Mayo Ideas Week is a series of idea generation, entrepreneurship and business events hosted by the development and enterprise organisations in Co. Mayo. Full brochure available at  



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 26th September at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently:

Mary Nolan, Ballina (Sister-in-law of Derek Hunt)

P. J. Reynolds (Brother-in-law of Bridie Hunt and Madeline Gaughan)


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Fridays at 7pm at the local pitch.


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 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: People of the Parish

Tuesday: John Langan, Killena (Anniversary)

Wednesday: Mary McDonnell (Anniversary) & Deceased Members of the McDonnell Family (Doonfeeney)

Thursday: Johnny Tomas (Anniversary)

Friday: For Sheila Campbell's sympathisers

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Nora Healy (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gerard Connor, Crott (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: John Busby



Saturday: Roísín O'Donnell, Sam Kelly

Sunday: Erin Flannery, Óisin Flannery