Ballycastle >Local News
26th March '14

                                                      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

Charity Cycle

In aid of The Irish Kidney Association, Charity Cycle takes place on Saturday 29th March 2014 starting at Katie Macs, Ballycastle.
Start Time: 11am
Cost: €20.00
Rules: Helmets must be worn at all times. All participants must register before
taking part in the event and sign a disclaimer. Rules of the road must be adhered to at all times. Please follow all directions from marshals.
Route: 85 km
Registration on the day from 10:30a.m. at Katie Macs.
Contact: 0863828713 or 0863225128 or view the event on
Refreshments provided after the event in Katie Macs.
Presentation of cheque later that night in Katie Macs where food and music will be provided. Please support. If anyone would like to help out on the day please contact the numbers provided.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Rosses Point 9 hole 29/3/2014 

1st tee is at 10.30am. Be there for 10am.

Visitors and new members welcome. 

For information on Outing contact Michael Winters on 0872290145

or Oliver Clarke on 0860579204 or text Vincent on society . 

Outing to Connamarra Golf Course  on weekend of 20/21 June. Anyone interested contact Oliver Clarke (need to finalize numbers).


Line Dancing

Line Dancing classes begin in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Wednesday April 2nd from

8pm - 9.30pm. Enjoy American country music and dance. €5 per class


Set Dancing

Set Dancing classes continue on Wednesday 2nd April from  9.30 - 11.00pm.   New beginners welcome. €5 per class.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.



No's drawn on 22nd March were: 18. 19. 23. 24. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €4,000. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Padraic & Andrea, c/o Healys

Kevin McDonnell, Doonfeeney

Frankie Bonner, c/o Tramps Bar

Michael Tomas, Ballyglass

Philomena Tomas, Ballycastle



G.A.A. Club membership is now due.

Prices are as €50, single €30, OAP and student €10.

Over 55's Club

Over 55's Keep Fit continues in Suífinn Way Centre every Tuesday at 11.30a.m. Outside fitness equipment available to all adults in Suífinn Way Centre.


Music Classes

Music classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm. For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition by Ballycastle Art Group is open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle. <br>



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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more.

Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Kathleen & Kevin Earley

Tuesday 7.00p.m. : McGuire Family, Carrowcur

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Mary & Peter Kelly

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Saturday 1.00p.m .: Olivia Doyle (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Eddie Gilmartin

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Private Intention


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Kelly



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: Kevin Scott, Rebecca Maguire

Sunday : Aoife & Megan Kearney