Ballycastle >Local News
25th October '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     



Ballycastle Events Committee are organising X-Witch Boo Bash with Fun Games, Spooky Walk, Pumpkin Competition, X-Witch Spooky Cottage and prizes for best costumes for Tuesday 31st October at 6.00p.m. starting at the Church Car Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Adults Halloween Fancy Dress Party will be held in Katie Macs on Sunday 29th October. Admission free.



No's drawn on 23rd October were: 12. 16. 20. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €3,600. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Eoghan & Breda McNulty, Dominick Street

Anna & Maria Gillespie, Ballina

Des & Patricia Earley, Ballycastle

Tom Bourke, Annaghmore

Odhran Darcy, Ballycastle




Senior League:

Ballycastle v Ballina on Sunday next 29th October at 12.00noon in St. Stephen's Park, Ballina.



Senior League:

Ballycastle: 1 – 2; Knockmore: 0 – 5.



Congratulations to Michael Burke, winner of last week's 50/50 (€238).


Card Game:

Annual 25 Card Game will take place on Sunday 5th November at 8.30p.m. in Ballycastle Hall.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Joan Friel, Meath who died recently (Sister of Maurice Guiheen). May she rest in peace.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will be held in Ballycastle Resource Centre on Saturday 25th November from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. and 8.00p.m. – 9.30p.m. & Sunday 26th November 12.00noon – 4.00p.m. To book a table, Phone 086 8492070 or 086 3787551. Raffle for Hamper and other prizes. Admission free and all welcome.


Golf Society

Our next outing is to Claremorris Golf Club on the 28th October. 1st tee is booked for 10am so please be there for 9.30am. Contact Allen Kelly for more information on 0868672002. Membership will be collected on the day.

New members and visitors welcome.


Music Classes

Irish music classes for children in Ballycastle Hall on Fridays   5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Beginner Irish music classes for Adults in Killala Community Centre on Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm.  086-3016691

Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch.

All Welcome.


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10;

Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5. Phone 085 7571594.


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 .


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

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.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Holy Souls

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Tom, Sheila & Vincent Cavish

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Bridget (Anniversary), John & Paddy Gardiner & Michael Farrell

Friday 1.00p.m.: Beginning of School Year Mass in N.S. Mass is being offered for the late Mairtín O'Flatharta

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Kitty (Anniversary) & Gertie O'Boyle

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Gardiner (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



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

Sunday 11.30a.m.: R. O'Donnell, C. Scott