Ballycastle >Local News
25th May '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.

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The Giro de Baile Committee promoting the North Mayo sportive at the Mayo North Expo held at the Ballina Manor Hotel. Register for the Giro de Baile at find all you need to know on Facebook and Twitter.

Golf Society

Results from Tubbercurry outing:

1st: David Alexander 37pts 

2nd: David Finnerty 31pts

Longest drive:  Dominic Flanagan

Next outing is the weekend away in Galway on Friday and Saturday 17/18th June.

Contact Gerry Henry for more information on 087-9391689


Annual Coastal Challenge

The 4th Ballycastle Coastal Challenge will take place on Saturday 25th June at 2.00p.m.


Lotto Jackpot now €15,300


No's drawn on 23rd May were: 7. 9. 26. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Edward Scott, Healys

Samantha, Doonfeeney

Michael Healy, Moyney

Barry Cox, Ballyglass

Martin Walsh, Annaghmore

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




Senior League Rd 6 : Ballycastle: 1 – 6; Kilmeena: 0 – 14.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Gerard McDonnell, Behy who won €261 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.  



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 30th May at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Garda in attendance

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


Athletic Club

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.

Cycling Club

Club Spins for Members at 8am on Sundays from the Shambles.
If you know anyone interested in getting into cycling for beginners, Couch to the Giro continues at 9am on Saturdays from the Shambles, Ballycastle. All you need is a Bike (any), a Helmet and Motivation.


Irish Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691..

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



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.


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: Peter & Mary Kelly

Tuesday: People of the Parish

Wednesday: Jack & Mary Gaffney & Deceased Family

Thursday: Peter Doherty & Bridget Sweeney

Friday 7.00p.m.: Bridget, Francis & Katie Healy & Deceased Family Members

Saturday 8.15p.m.: James & Annie Doherty, Ballymachugh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday: John Busby



Saturday: Finn McDermott, Rebecca Maguire

Sunday: Kate Heffernan, Róisín O'Donnell