Ballycastle >Local News
24th August '16

                                                      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 €16,600

No's drawn on 22nd August were: 8. 13. 14. 18. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

John Burke, Ballycastle

Francie Ruane, Ballycastle

Patrick Tighe Snr., Ballymachugh

Michael Healy, Moyney

Shona Coultry, Belderrig

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


County Junior Quarter Final Replay:

Ballycastle v Crossmolina Deel Rovers on Sunday next 28th August at 1.00p.m. in Ballina.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Cauleen Barrett, Ballycastle who won €220 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  


Cemetery Masses

Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 28th August at 11.30a.m.

Doonfeeney Cemetery on Friday 9th September at 7.00.p.m.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Gary McConnell , Cavan who died recently (Nephew of Wanda O'Neill, Muingreevagh).

May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to the relatives and friends of Sister Irene Lowther, Dublin and Cooneal who died recently (Sister of the late Bridie Kearney, Carrowcullen).

May she rest in peace.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training will re-commence on Friday August 26th at 7pm at the local pitch.

Golf Society

Next outing is to Castlebar Golf Course on the 27/08/16. 

1st tee is booked for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.

Contact David Alexander on 0877965080 for more information.

New members and visitors welcome.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 29th August at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.

Cake Sale

Cake Sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 10th September at 8.00p.m. with home-made cakes, bread, jams, bric-a-brac, garden produce and lots of other items. Guess the weight of the cake. Please support. All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church , Ballycastle.

Hall AGM

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM will take place on 14th September at 8.00p.m.

New members welcome.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.



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.


Irish Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3106691.

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact 086-3016691.

Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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.

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: No Mass

Tuesday: Patsy Keane, Heathfield (Anniversary)

Wednesday: Bridget Tomas (Anniversary)

Thursday: Patricia & Paddy Conmy (Ballymachugh)

Friday: People of the Parish

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Agnes & Helen Tighe

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mass in Ballycastle Cemetery


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday: John Maughan

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday: Finn McDermott Cox, Caoimhe Tomas

Sunday: Caoimhe Tomas, Lorna Tomas