Ballycastle >Local News
22nd April '15

                                                      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.


Confirmation in Ballycastle on Sunday next 26th April at 11.30a.m. Mass.


First Communion


First Holy Communion in Ballycastle on Sunday 10th May.


No's drawn on 18th April were: 8. 12. 14. 21. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €9,600. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

David Langan, Carrowcur

Amigo & Peggy, Seaview Place

Tom Bourke, Annaghmore

Michael Moran, Annaghbeg

Kathleen Donnelly, Dominick Street


Sympathy is extended to Margaret McLean on the death of her sister Mary Leahy in the USA .


The death has occurred of Tom Murphy, Flagbrook, Carrowmore-Lacken. Sympathy is extended to his son Francie, daughters Mary & Jacqueline, grandchildren, relatives and friends.


May they rest in peace.


Aqua Aerobics

Aqua Aerobics 6 weeks session beginning Wednesday 29th April (if sufficient numbers)

at 3.00p.m. in Ballina Hotel pool. Inquiries to Florrie 086 0506262 or Nuala 096-43848.


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market will take place on Sunday 3rd May from

10.00a.m. – 2.00p.m.


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

An Exhibition by Californian based artist Ryan Reynolds "Terrestrial" will take place at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation with the official opening at 8.30 p.m. on Saturday 2nd May. Viewing: 7.30 - 10p.m. This is a wonderful exhibition of paintings. Refreshments served and everyone is welcome.



Mayo Senior Football League: Baile an Chaisil: 1 – 5; Balla: 6 – 14.


Round 3 v Ardagh on Saturday 25th April at 7.00p.m. in Ardagh.


Ballycastle GAA will be selling County Board Development Draw €100 tickets for the next few weeks. Funds raised from their sale contribute to costs of our local club and County teams. These tickets are a vital source of funding for the club. We are expecting to commence construction of our new club house this summer and the income from these tickets will go directly into this project. This redevelopment will be a great asset to our community for generations to come. Our club has been very successful in the draw over the years with all the following members winning prizes in the last three years:

Harry Joynt, Martin Heffernan, Breda Tighe/Robert Tighe, Mary Farrell, Anne Ormsby,

Liam O'Toole/Chris Birrane, Pauline McNulty, Michael Bourke, Paddy Gilvarry,

Claire Tighe (won twice), PJ Madden, Susan Tighe, Ray Tighe.


The cash prizes have increased in value this year and a full list of the prizes is available on the back of the ticket. Club members and players will be calling door to door asking for your support. Purchasers can club together if they wish to share a ticket. We thank all supporters again for your help and we know you will not let down our club. For any draw inquiries or to arrange to buy a ticket contact Joe Gardiner on (086) 845 3067 or Eilis Ormsby on (087) 793 6942 or email


Charities for the Giro de Baile Announced

The Giro De Baile Committee are delighted to announce the nominated charities for the 2015 Giro de Baile (The North Mayo Sportive) - Cancer Care West, Kiddies Korner, Ballycastle and River Moy Search and Rescue
The charities were nominated following a number of meetings. The nominated charities provide very worthwhile services and support many people within the North Mayo Region and across the County and Province.

The Giro de Baile takes place on Sunday 2nd August from Ballycastle Village . Hosted by Baile and Chaisil Cycling Club, the Giro follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballycastle Village right along the North Mayo Coast on the Wild Atlantic way  cycling right into the heart of Erris. Glancing around you will see the rugged coastline of North Mayo with Céide, Downpatrick Head and the Staggs of Broadhaven in the Distance.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Course on 2/5/15.

1st tee is at 10.30am.  Please be there for 10am.

For more info contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204.

Anyone interested in going on away trip to Bundoran Golf Club on weekend 

of 5th /6th June, please gave names to David Alexander at next outing so we can

book rooms for all that are going or contact David on 0877965080 for more information.


If you're not in you can't win

Kiddies Korner have launched an exciting new draw. For only €5 per week you could be entered into a bi-annual draw with prizes to the value of €14,000 - 5 prizes of €1,000 and 4 prizes of €500 at each draw.

The 1st draw will take place at Christmas and the second at Easter.

The entry fee can be paid as follows:

  • Once off payment by cash/cheque of €260
  • 2 payments by cash/cheque of €130
  • Weekly standing order of €5
  • Standing order every 4 weeks of €20

Interested parties can contact:

Catherine Scott – 086 3362360;

Emma Chambers – 087 2517843;

Mary Tighe – 0863159143;

Kellie Barrett – 087 1365194


Ballycastle Writers Group


Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall) , Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 7.00 – 9.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


O-55's Club

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


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, 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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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: Ethna Geagan (Anniversary), Jim & Gerard Geagan

Tuesday: Johnny, Paddy & Peter Barrett & Deceased Family

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Mary Joe Clifford (Anniversary) & Tom Clifford

Wednesday: John O'Donnell

Thursday: Mary & Martin Gilroy

Friday: Fr. Desmond Polke & Deceased Family

Saturday 12.00noon.: Loretto Grier (Anniversary) John & Willie Grier

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Paddy Healy (Anniversary)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: John T. & Margaret Gardiner (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Confirmation Day. John (Anniversary) & Bridget Collins


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday 8.15p.m.: John Maughan

Sunday: Confirmation children



Saturday Vigil: Tony Carden, Eoin McDonnell

Sunday: Kate Heffernan, Erin Flannery


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Rose Lavelle, Mary Anne Sweeney

7.00p.m.: Mary Walsh, Mary Boyle