Ballycastle >Local News
22nd March '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                                                               service.

Lotto Jackpot €19,600

No's drawn on 20th March were: 2. 8. 23. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Ethan Barrett & Marcus Hunt, Ballycastle

Fiona, Mary, Richard Timlin, c/o Healys

Orlaith & Eddie, c/o Healys

Stacey Barrett, Killala

M. Doherty, Suífinn Way

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


Well done to all who braved the wind and rain to take part in the St. Patrick's Day parade and to Seán O'Grady for organising it.

Congratulations to Ballycastle Book Club who won the ‘Best Overall Float' with “Silence of the Lambs”.

(Hopefully some photos next week)


Table Quiz

Winners of the Table Quiz, in aid of Kiddies Korner, were: Marian Timlin, Mary T. Ruddy, Mick Gordon, Catherine Smyth and Seamus Smyth.

Raffle Winners

Winners of the Raffle held on St. Patrick's Day, in aid of Kiddies Korner, were:

1st : Ollie Lumsden

2nd : Teresa Ruddy

3rd: Ellen Walsh

4th : Patricia Ruddy

Sincere thanks to all who supported. Amount of money raised will be announced shortly.

G.A.A. News


Exclusive Junior A Semi Final:

Ballycastle v Lahardane McHales on Sunday 26th March in Tom Langan Park at 11.00a.m.



Club membership is now due. Family membership: €60; Adult Membership: €40;

Student & OAP Membership: €20; Child U-12Membership: €10.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Des Gribbin winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€248).


Baile an Chaisil GAA are delighted with the response to Chairde Baile an Chaisil. However there are a few limited places left. The scheme offers great value – €100 County Board ticket, year subscription to 50/50 draw, club membership and limited edition jacket. You can pay in instalments or pay upfront to avail of further discounts.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe 0863957586 for more details.



The death occurred recently of Martin Tighe (Senior), Shanaghy, Ballycastle.

Sympathy is extended to his wife Eileen, sons Dermot, Martin and John, daughters Anne-Marie and Aileen, brothers Pat and Tommy, sister Sr. Attracta, grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.



The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Sam Reveles "The Impossibility of Measuring Our Connectivity: New Painting and Drawings"

18th March – 15th April 2017

Tel/Fax 096 43184


Golf Society

Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on Saturday 25th March. 1st tee is booked for 10.30 so please be there for 10am. For more information contact Gerry Henry (0879391689).

Anyone interested in going on away trip to Esker Hills, Tullamore on the weekend of 23/24 June, contact Alan Kelly (0868672002) for more information.

Baile an Chaisil CC

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.

Instructor Cycling Course

A Sprocket Rocket instructor cycling course will be held on the 1st April in Ballycastle. This is a one day course from 10am to 4.30pm. If you are interested in taking part, or for more information, contact Máirtin Flannery on 0863225128.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

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


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.



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.


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 11.00a.m.: John McGuire (Anniversary) & Peter Sweeney

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Kate & Martin McDonnell & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 11.00a.m.: John Walsh

Friday 7.00p.m.: Deceased Members of the Bell Family

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Richard Timlin

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tom & Bridget Tighe & Denis Farrell & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Josh & Tristan Murphy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mia Tighe, Leona Ruane