Ballycastle >Local News
23rd May '18

                                                     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     



No's drawn on 22nd May were: 1. 2. 5. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €6,600. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Anna & Maria Gillespie, Ballina

Brendan Sweeney, Cappagh

Healy Family, Behy

Breege Gardiner, Knockaun

Phil Healy Scott, Ballycastle


First Communion

Congratulations to the following children who received their First Communion in Ballycastle on

Sunday 20th May:

Aoibheann Tuohill, Cara Healy, Conor Walsh, Jack Doherty, Teagan Lynch,

Méabh Heffernan, Michael Ruane, Rachel Healy, Ryan Wilkinson, Séan Tighe, Shauna Scott,

Tadgh McConghamhna, Jamelia Ferguson.


Water Safety

Water Safety week commencing on Saturday 7th July at 2.00p.m. on Lacken Pier.

All enquiries to Anne Healy at 096-43180 after 7.00p.m.



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Jason Ruane, Seaview, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€210).


Junior Championship:

Ballycastle: 1 - 7; Achill : 1 - 8.

Ballycastle Team:

Jason O'Neill, Richard Tighe, Barry McHale, Paul Whelan, Ian McNulty,

John Carey (1-0), Kevin Healy, Michael Forde (0-2), Martin Sweeney, Dermot Kelly,

Fergal Forde (0-4, 2f), Ciaran McDonnell, Marcus Hunt (0-1), Richie Bourke,

Liam Óg Barrett.


Declan Caulfield for Martin Sweeney (black card)

Shane Grier for Michael Forde (injured)

Michael Forde for Liam Óg Barrett

Tom Tomas for Declan Caulfield (black card)



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 28th May at 8.30p.m. Jackpot €700 on 49 numbers.


‘Needle Clickers'

Next meeting on Tuesday 29th May at 8.30p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

Richard Gorman "KOZO" runs until 5th June 2018 at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26X5N3. Tel/Fax: 096 43184 Email:


Golf Society

Outing to Woodstock Golf Course, Ennis is on the weekend of the 22/23 June.

Contact Ray Finnerty for more information on 0863799515. 


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: For the protection of the unborn

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Vincent, May & Mike Forde

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Michael & Barbara Tighe & Deceased Family Members

Friday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Saturday 8.15p.m.: James & Annie Doherty & Deceased Family Members (Ballymachugh)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Bridget & Francie Healy & Deceased Members of the Healy & McAvock Families


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Liam Fox, Niamh Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Josh & Tristan Murphy