Ballycastle >Local News
26th April '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.


Congratulations to the 2 joint winners of the Lotto Jackpot on 24th April:

 - John Burke, Ballycastle

 - Anna & Maria Gillespie, Ballina.

Winning numbers were: 1. 5. 9. 11. Lotto Jackpot now €1,000.

Next draw in Healys.


The death has occurred of Eamon Maughan, Middlesex , England and formerly of Cappagh, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, son David, daughter Karen, his brothers Michael and Noel, sisters Myra and Sandra, his aunt, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Mass in St Joseph 's Church, Harrow Weald, Middlesex on Friday 28th April at10 am.

Reposing in Lynn 's funeral home, Killala on Saturday 29th from 5.30 p.m. with removal at 7.30p.m. to his residence in Cappagh.

Mass in St Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Sunday 30th April at 1.30pm, followed by burial in Ballycastle cemetery.

Sympathy is extended to Rita McLucas on the death of her brother Padriag Cummins, Leeds and Kilfian who died recently.

May they rest in peace.

G.A.A. News

All at Ballycastle GAA wish to extend their deepest sympathy to family and friends on the death of Eamon Maughan. Eamon played on the 1981 North Mayo Junior Champions team and sadly passed away last Thursday. He was always interested in news from home and particularly Ballycastle GAA and was one of the proudest men when Ballycastle won the junior crown in 2015.



Comortas Peil Maigheo, Junior:
Semi-Final 1: Belmullet v Ballycastle on Saturday 29th April at 4.30p.m. Venue: Cill Chomain.

Final on Sunday should Ballycastle beat Belmullet v Cill Chomain or Achill . 



Mayo Senior League: Ballycastle: 1 – 14; Killala: 2 – 8. .


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Mia, Seán, Tom & Michael Tighe winners of last week's 50/50 draw (€260).


Celebrating 20 years in business – Mary's Cottage Kitchen

Wishing Mary's Cottage Kitchen many congratulations on their 20th year in business. Mary would like to thank all her loyal customers for their continued support and on Friday the 28th April, Mary would like to invite you to join her in a celebration and will be serving some refreshments from 12 onwards to celebrate the occasion.  Live music with Maria Ruane and friends between 2 - 4pm.  Mary is now also serving Sunday lunch every week between 12.30 and 3pm and late opening Friday and Saturday until 8pm serving dinner. We wish Mary continued success with her business.


Keep Ballycastle beautiful

We are hoping to do a spring clean of the Beach on Friday 5th May at 7pm. All help appreciated.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on Saturday 29th April.

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

For more information contact captain Gerry Henry on 0879391689.

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on the weekend of the 23/24 th June please contact Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for information.


Belderrig Community Gaeltacht Survey

Gaeilge Iorrais community consultation workshop will be held in Belderrig Community Centre on Wednesday 3rd May at 8pm to gather recommendations for our community Gaeltacht plan. Bí linn, fáilte roimh chách. Breis eolais (085) 250 3321.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9 th 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 8 th 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

Confirmation in Ballycastle on 14th May.


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.: Mary Joe (Anniversary) & Tom Clifford

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Thomas McNulty (Anniversary) & Christine Keane

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Willie (Anniversary) & Doll Healy, Doonadoba

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Deceased Members of the Langan Family, Ballymachugh

Friday 7.00p.m.: May & Anthony McLean

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mai & Anthony Quinn

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael & Christina Jackson


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: K. Stadler, L. Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: M. Tighe, L. Ruane