Ballycastle >Local News
23rd April '14

                                                      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


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Mrs Edith Bilbow (Nee Gilvarry), Ballymachola, Crossmolina who died earlier this week (Mother of Seamus Bilbow, Port Na Halla, Ballycastle).


Sympathy is also extended to the family, grandchildren, relatives and friends of Mrs Kathleen Maloney

(nee McCann), Bogtown, Belderrig who died on Monday (sister of Mary Anne Byrnes, Suífinn Way and mother of Tommy Maloney and Patricia Coultry, Belderrig and Kathleen Lynch, Glenossra).

May they rest in peace.


‘The Real McCoy'

‘The Real McCoy', presented by Mid West Radio Players, in Ballycastle Community Hall on

Sunday 18th May 2014 commencing at 8.00p.m. sharp. Admission €15.


Charity Cycle

A big thank you to everyone who came out and supported us in our charity cycle in aid of the Irish kidney Association on 29th March 2014. We raised €2354 and because of t he huge success we will make this an annual event.
I want to thank everyone who sponsored us on the day of the cycle, to all the helpers who came out in the morning and all the bikers who came to make sure everyone was safe on the road.
Thanks to people who did lead cars, vans at the rear and to all who let us use their facilities for stop offs.
For all those who didn't cycle this year, we want to see you all out in force on the Bank Holiday in August, when we plan to have another spin and there will be distances to suit everyone, so plenty of time to get those legs moving. Thanks to all again, Baile an Chaisil CC.


Fianna Fáil Function

A Pre-Election Function will be held in Seaview Lounge, Ballycastle on Sunday 4 th May 2014 at 9.00p.m. Local Candidate Eamon Moore will attend and also guest speakers. Music and refreshments.


Water Safety

Water Safety Classes commencing on Monday 21st July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 (after 6p.m.)



No's drawn on 19th April were: 6. 9. 13. 25. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €4,400.

Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Vincent McGuinness, Suífinn Way

Cecil Jackson, Ballinglen

Caroline Tighe, Carrowmore

Jim & Breege Meyler, Carrowcubic

Phil Healy Scott, Main Street


Ladies Basketball

Ladies Basketball (over 35's) on Tuesday nights at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall.

A fun way to exercise.


Ballycastle Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k Coastal Challenge road race/fun run takes place this year on 28th June and will introduce a 6k fun run/walk route in addition to the 10k.
Contact Mike on 0879145551 or email


Golf Society

Outing to Connemara Golf Club on weekend of June 20/21 Visitors and new members welcome.  

For more information on trip contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204


Cycling Club

If you are interested in getting fit, seeing the beautiful North Mayo countryside and making some new friends, then why not join Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club (Ballycastle Cycling Club). We cycle at a pace that suits everyone.
Find us on Facebook or call 0876563249 or 0863225128


Music Classes

Music classes on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm.

For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.



G.A.A. Club membership is now due.

Prices are as €50, single €30, OAP and student €10.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Sunday 18th May at 11.30a.m. Mass.


Over 55's Club

Over 55's Keep Fit continues in Suífinn Way Centre every Tuesday at 11.30a.m. Outside fitness equipment available to all adults in Suífinn Way Centre.


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition by Ballycastle Art Group is open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle.



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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more.

Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Ethna Geagan (1 st Anniversary), James & Gerard Geagan

Tuesday 7.00p.m. : John (Anniversary), Bridget & Paddy Gardiner & Michael Farrell

Wednesday: Johnny Murphy (Month's Mind)

Thursday: Thomas McNulty & Deceased Keane & McNulty Families

Friday: Mai & Anthony McLean

Friday 12.00noon: Seán Bourke

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

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy McHale (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Mary Hefferon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Patricia Loftus, Caoimhe Tomas

Sunday : Lauren Healy, Jamie Timlin