Ballycastle >Local News
24th May '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     



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                                                                 Ballycastle Community Games

Community Games Results

U8 60m Girls:   

1st : Aoibheann Tuohill; 2nd :   Meabh Heffernan; 3rd : Rachel Kelly

U8 60m Boys:

1st : Eamon Kelly; 2nd : Tadhg Mac Conghamhna; 3rd :  Leon Earley

U8 80m Girls:   

1st : Aoibheann Tuohill; 2nd :   Meabh Heffernan; 3rd : Cara Healy

U8 80m Boys:   

1st : Eamon Kelly; 2nd : Tadhg Mac Conghamhna; 3rd : Michael Ruane

U10 100m Girls:

1st : Emma Winters; 2nd : Mia Healy; 3rd : Juliet Heffernan/Niamh Fox

U10 100m Boys:

1st : Alexander Smyth; 2nd : Jack Doherty; 3rd : Liam Heffernan/Sean Tighe

U10 Hurdles Girls:   

1st : Emma Winters; 2nd : Mia Healy; 3rd : Juliet Heffernan/Niamh Fox

U10 Hurdles Boys:   

1st : Alexander Smyth; 2nd : Jack Doherty; 3rd : Liam Heffernan/Sean Tighe

U12 100m Girls:   

1st : Grainne Kelly; 2nd : Kate Earley; 3rd : Orla Tighe

U12 100m Boys:   

1st : Sam Kelly; 2nd :   Lorcan O'Donnell; 3rd : Oisín Flannery

U14 100m Girls:   

1st : Katelin O'Donnell; 2nd :   Kate Heffernan; 3rd :   Erin Flannery   

U14 100m Boys:   

1st : Fionnan Mac Conghamhna; 2nd : Tony Carden; 3rd : Adam Clinton

U16 100m Girls:

1st : Leah Munnelly; 2nd : Anna Heffernan

U10 200m Girls:   

1st : Emma Winters; 2nd : Mia Healy; 3rd : Juliet Heffernan/Fiona Timlin   

U10 200m Boys:   

1st : Alexander Smyth; 2nd : Jack Doherty; 3rd : Liam Heffernan/Sean Tighe

U16 200m Girls:

1st : Leah Munnelly; 2nd : Anna Heffernan

U12 600m Girls:

1st : Orla Tighe; 2nd :   Grainne Kelly; 3rd : Elise Tuohill   

U12 600m Boys:

1st : Liam Fox; 2nd :   Lorcan O'Donnell; 3rd : Oisin Flannery

U14 800m Girls:   

1st : Katelin O'Donnell; 2nd :   Kate Heffernan; 3rd :   Erin Flannery

U14 800m Boys:   

1st : Fionnan Mac Conghamhna; 2nd :  Tony Carden; 3rd :   Adam Clinton



No's drawn on 22nd May were: 12. 15. 18. 20. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Bernie Lynn, Killala

Coraleigha Bonner, Seaview

John Grier, Ballycastle

Michael Tomas, Ballyglass

Anne Marie McAndrew, Ballycastle


Golf Society

Results from outing to Tubbercurry:

1st : Alan Kelly 31pts

2nd :  Ray Finnerty 30pts

3rd : Pat Kenny 29pts

Longest drive: Shane Winters

Next outing is to Ballinrobe Golf Club. 

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

Contact Gerry Henry 0879391689 for more information.

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on weekend of the 23rd /24th June, contact Alan Kelly 0868672002 for more information.


Kiddies Korner

Kiddies Korner enrolment for new entrants and parent information evening will take place on

Thursday 25th May at 8.00p.m. in the Playschool.

If you cannot attend but wish to enrol your child, please call into the service for a form or contact any member of staff.

G.A.A. News


Junior A Championship: Ballycastle v Ballintubber on Saturday 27th at 7.30p.m. in Tom Langan Park .

Junior C Championship: Ballycastle v Castlebar on Sunday 28th at 2.30p.m. in Castlebar.



North Mayo Junior A Championship: Ardagh: 4 – 14; Ballycastle: 3 – 9.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Eddie & Phil Scott winners of last week's 50/50 draw (€227).


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.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August ( Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall. New Members welcome.



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.


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

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 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: John T. & Margaret Gardiner (Anniversary)

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Friday 11.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 8.15p.m.: James & Annie Doherty

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael Bell (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: K. O'Donnell, L. Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. Heffernan, E. Touhill