Ballycastle >Local News
25th February '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.

Dinner Dance

West Coast Vintage Society Buffet Style Dinner Dance in Hotel Ballina on Saturday 28th February. Dinner at 8.30p.m. sharp. Music by Pete & Seán. Admission €15.

For tickets. Ring Gillian 087 6527443 or Alastair 087 2111211.


The Mayo Stages Rally

The Mayo Stages Rally will take place on Sunday March 8th around the Ballycastle area. This will involve a number of road restrictions as listed in the Public Notices Section in the Western People. There will be an increase in traffic in the area over the weekend 7th and 8th March. Should you have any concerns, please contact Padraic on 087-2497936. A Rally Show will take place on Saturday evening in Ballina and everyone is welcome to come along. The Mayo and District Motorsport Club would like to thank all residents for their co-operation in running the event.


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot at




No's drawn on 22nd February were: 10. 13. 14. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €8,800. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Padraic Winters, Main Street

Walter Robinson, Suífinn Way

David & Marla Kennedy, c/o D'Arcys

Walter Jackson, Ballinglen

Miley Moran, Annaghbeg


Golf Society

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on 28/2/15.

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

For more information contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204.


Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k & 6k road race, walk & fun run on Saturday 27th June 2015.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


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

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.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.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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 10.00a.m.: Deceased Busby & O'Hora Family Members

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday 7.30p.m.: Willie Barrett

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Olivia Doyle (1st Anniversary)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Margaret, Frank and Mary Ann Scanlon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Patrick Desmond Connolly (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: C auleen Barrett

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: David Doherty, Eoin McDonnell

Sunday : Jamie Timlin, Ashling McDonnell


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Loretto Munnelly, Maureen Healy

7.00p.m.: Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell