Ballycastle >Local News
24th June '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.

Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k and 6k Road Race, Walk and Fun Run on Saturday next 27th June at 2.00p.m.

Chip timing. Cash prizes, Medals for competing and cash prizes for winners. Enter now.

€15 Adults entry fee, Under-18's €5, Family €20.



Barbeque in the Shambles on Saturday 27th June from 7.00p.m. – 10.00p.m. Live music on the night. Entry €10 or €5 if you show medal from Coastal Challenge. Money raised in aid of Kiddies Korner.



Mayo G.A.A. Junior Football Championship - Group 4 (Round 2):
Baile an Chaisil v Aghamore on Sunday 28th June at 12.00noon in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Golf Society

Next outing is to a new course on our calendar - Swinford Golf Club on 27th June.

1st tee is at 10.30 please be there for 10am.


Belderrig Church Fundraiser

A fund-raising Dance, in aid of Belderrig Church roof, takes place in Healy's Hall, Glenamoy

on Friday 3rd July.  Music by Trevor Moyles and his Band.   Tickets on sale at the door on the night.


Cemetery Masses

Sunday 5th July: Ballycastle at 4.00p.m.; Kilbride at 5.00p.m.

Sunday 12th July: Belderrig at 4.00p.m.; Doonfeeney at 5.00p.m.



Lotto Jackpot €10,500.

No's drawn on 13th June were: 4. 9. 13. 27. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary Timlin (x2), Ballycastle

Ciarán Jordan, Killerduff

Maeve Dunne, Ballycastle

Eilish Ormsby, Ballycastle

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs, Kiddies Korner Playschool, Craft Shop.


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 13th July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne on 096-43180 after 6.00p.m.


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market is back on Fridays from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Ballycastle Writers Group


Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall), Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Gallery

Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (Closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00p.m.)


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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. 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: Anthony Barrett

Tuesday : Eileen Heffernan

Wednesday: Michael Bell

Thursday 12.30p.m.: Wedding Mass

Friday 8.00p.m.: Kathleen Forde (Anniversary) John & Teresa Forde

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: John Gilmartin

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paul Doherty (2 nd Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Jerome Chambers


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Marcella O'Grady, Breege Doherty

7.00p.m.: Mary Bryce, Eileen Tighe