Ballycastle >Local News
23rd September '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.

Lotto Jackpot now €11,800

No's drawn on 21st September were: 1. 9. 24. 26. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Katie Macs. Five Envelopes drawn:

Mark Moyles, Ballycastle

Mary Boyle, Ballycastle

Gillian Grier, Conaghrea

Bridie Hunt, Ballycastle

Marie & Joe, c/o Craft Shop

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



Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football League:
Cill Chomáin v Baile an Chaisil on Sunday 27th September at 12:00 in Cill Chomain.


Congratulations to Declan Clinton who won €200 in the County Board draw, sold by Ballycastle GAA.


50/50 Draw:

Ballycastle GAA 50/50 draw winner on 19th September was Malcolm McDonnell who won €330.


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in Ballycastle Hall, in aid of St. Brigid's National School, on Saturday 3rd October starting at 9.30p.m. Music by TJ the DJ. Adm: €8.

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.


Art appreciation and technique for Adults 

Ballycastle Community Hall presents Wild Atlantic Dreams, explore your creativity.
Art appreciation and technique for Adults,  for absolute beginners to near professionals. Spend a few sociable hours and try your hand at something new. No experience needed. 5 weeks on Thursdays starting October 8th, 1pm-3pm at Ballycastle Community Hall. 
Room for 15. Booking necessary. 086-822-2126. Only €1 per class (for provided materials.)  Facilitated by Nuala Clarke, local artist.  Made possible by support from the Education Training Board.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of James Browne, Australia and Ballykinlettra who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Ballycastle/Belderrig Dev. Co.

Meeting on Wednesday 30th September at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 28th September at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



Opening times for the Gymnasium in Ballycastle Community Hall are:

Monday – Friday 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. and 6.00p.m. – 10.00p.m.

Prices: €5 per visit, €20 per month, €50 for 3 months or €120 per year.


Irish Music Classes

Traditional Irish Music classes resume in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Friday 2nd October from 5pm to 6.30pm. Variety of instruments taught. For more information call 086-3016691.


Multimedia Production course

Just two places remain on the FETAC 5 Multimedia Production course in Áras Inis Gluaire Belmullet. This FREE one year full time course covers web design, graphic design, communications, work experience and more. A training and travel allowance is available to suitable candidates. For more information contact Tim on 087-9177558 or email


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club meet on Friday evenings from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m. at the pitch. Athletes from 5yrs upwards welcome.


Karen Hendy Exhibition

Exhibition ' The Littoral' by Irish Artist Karen Hendy continues until 30th October 2015 at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle.

Irish Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


Cycling Club

Club Spin every Wednesday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 9:30am from the Shambles, Ballycastle and McDonnells XL, Killala. New members welcome.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. All welcome to view this latest Exhibition of paintings by local artists.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


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: 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.

Thursday: Men & 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 12.00noon: Funeral Mass for James Browne

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: No Mass

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Teresa O'Donnell (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen & Jack Maughan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Rebecca Maguire, Liam Fox

Sunday: Jamie Timlin, Róisín O'Donnell


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Phil Healy, Bridie Farrell

7.00p.m.: Marcella O'Grady, Breege Doherty