Ballycastle >Local News
23rd August '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     


St. John's Church

As part of Heritage Week, St. John's Church, Ballycastle will be open for visitors on Friday 25th August from 3.00p.m. - 5.30p.m.  All welcome.


No's drawn on 21st August were: 1. 10. 12. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €2,700. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

T. J. Flannery, Ballycastle

Ciarán Kenny, Ballycastle

Michael Cooke, Behy

Mary Maughan, Castletown

Sue Kneafsey, Ballymachugh


Cemetery Mass

Mass will be celebrated in Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 27th August at 11.30a.m.


Golf Society

Results from Ballina Outing:

1st : Alan Kelly 29pts

2nd : Caroline Robertson 28pts

3rd : Michael Winters 27pts back 9 

Nearest the pin: Eddie Keigher 

Longest drive: Dominic Flanagan 

Visitor's prize: John Reilly 

Next outing has been changed to Tubbercurry Golf Course (we were supposed 

to go to Claremorris but unfortunately this was unavailable).

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

Contact vice captain for information about this outing at 0868072002

On behalf of all the members we would like to say congratulations to Alan Kelly on winning the Player of the Year for 2017. Well done and well played. 



Congratulations to Johnny Jordan, Ballyglass winner of last week's 50/50 (€270)


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner re-opens Thursday 31st August at 9.15a.m.

The after-school service begins Monday 4th September. Looking forward to seeing you all then.


Kiddies Korner would like to thank James Gaughan who took part in the Giro de Baile and raised €263 for our service. A sincere thank you to all who supported.


National School

Ballycastle National School re-opens on Wednesday 30th August.


St. Patrick's College

St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross re-opens as follows:

Monday 28th August: First Year Students only. 9.30a.m. – 1.00p.m.

Tuesday 29th August: First and Second Years only

Wednesday 30th August: Third and Fifth Years only

Thursday 31st August: All Students

Monday 4th September: TY Students return


Exhibition Opening

Nana Gregory "Cultural Salvage" in the Ballinglen Gallery 2nd - 25th September.

Opening Saturday 2nd September at 8pm.

Everyone Welcome. Refreshments Served.

Tel/Fax: 096 43184 


Cake Sale

Cake Sale, in aid St. John's Church, Ballycastle on 16th September at 8.00p.m. in St. John's Hall.


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10;

Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5. Phone 085 7571594.


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 .


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.


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

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.


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

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Teresa & Eamon McAndrew

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Jimmy & Teresa Healy

Friday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael & Teresa Kenny & Colm Kenny

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Cemetery Mass


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: A. O'Donnell

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: E. Flannery, M. Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: A. McDonnell, O. Tighe