Ballycastle >Local News
25th January '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                                                             service.

Lotto Jackpot €18,800

No's drawn on 23rd January were: 2. 9. 23. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Phil Healy & Michael McAndrew, c/o Healys

James McHale, Ballycastle

Margaret McHale, Killala

Patsy & Breda O'Toole

Kevin, Cillian & Shauna Scott

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


Baile an Chaisil CC

Christmas Cycle:

The Ballycastle Cycling Club raised €600 for the maintenance of St. John's Hall on their annual Christmas cycle. Thanks to all who helped and those who cycled on the day.


First outing:

First outing of the year is the ‘Saddle up for Epilepsy' on the 25th February in Castlebar. Cycling Ireland membership must be paid before this date. Ballycastle Cycling Club membership is free this year.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training continues on Wednesdays at 8.00pm in the 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 2017

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. The Giro follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballycastle village right along the North Mayo Coast , cycling right into the heart of Erris. The ride is not a race, it's a chance to enjoy a challenge with like minded people, with spectacular views throughout the routes.

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

Early bird registration €30; Day registration €45. Resigration on the day from 8.00a.m.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

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


G.A.A. News

Congratulations to Tara & Tomás Ormsby winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€253).


Chairde Baile an Chaisil is still available and by taking this option you automatically get entered into the 50/50 draw.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe 0863957586 for more details.


Naomh Padraig AGM will take place on Friday 27th January in Lacken Community Centre. All past, present and new members are welcome to attend.


Athletic Club

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

A.G.M. will take place on Friday 3rd February at 8.00p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Belmullet on 28th January. 1st tee is booked for 10.30a.m. so please be there for 10.00a.m. For more information, contact Gerry Henry on 087 9391689.


The away trip this year is to Esker Hills in Tullamore. We're looking at the weekend of 23rd /24th June. Anyone interested in going, we will be taking names and deposits at Belmullet outing or you can contact Gerry on above number and he will pass it on or give you Alan Kelly's number for more information or cost.



Bingo in the Community Hall is on Monday 23rd January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Gymnasium Special Offer

Ballycastle Gymnasium special offer for one year's membership, €100 to register before 31st January.

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.


Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society Road Run on Sunday 12th February in memory of Aidan Tighe and Peter Sweeney. Registration at 11.00a.m. in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. All monies raised going to the Irish Cancer Society. Open to all modes of transport. Refreshments after in Phil Healys.


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, 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: Mary & John Barrett & Rose Errett

Tuesday: Eileen & Michael Edward Cosgrove

Wednesday: John Forde (Anniversary)

Thursday 7.00p.m.: May Commins

Friday: Deceased Members of the Gallagher & Hunt Families

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Anthony Walsh (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kevin & Kathleen Earley


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Eoin McDonnell, Emily Loftus

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mia Tighe, Leona Ruane