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26th September '18



No's drawn on 24th September were: 5. 16. 25. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €8,400. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

P.J. & Caitriona Gillespie, Ballina

Edward Scott, Sea Road

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Anne Healy, Heathfield

Eddie, Phil, Miriam, c/o Healys



Ed Milano " No Ordinary Place " opens in The Ballinglen Gallery on Saturday

6th October from 7-9pm. Exhibition runs until 30th Oct. Everyone Welcome. Refreshments Served.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle Co. Mayo F26 X5N3

Tel: 096 43184 Email:  


West Coast Vintage Society

West Coast Vintage Society Road Run, in memory of Basil Petrie, Rosserk, on Sunday 7th October '18. Registration at 11.00a.m. at Killala Community Centre. (Run will start and end in Killala with refreshments after in Gilvarry's Pub). Proceeds to Cancer Care West. Contact Seán 086-8373112 or Gerard 087-9614688. All vehicles welcome (Cars, Tractors, Motorbikes and Commercials). Vehicles participating in road run must be fully insured and road worthy.



Congratulations to Tara & Tomas Ormsby, winners of last week's 50/50 Draw (€252).


Harvest Thanksgiving

Harvest Thanksgiving Service in St. John's Church on 7th October at 8.00p.m. All are welcome.


Cake Sale

A sincere thank you to all who supported St. John's Cake Sale on 8th September and to all who baked cakes, gave jams, spot prizes and donations. The amount raised was €1,250 and is very much appreciated.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will take place in Ballycastle on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November. Contact 086-3787551 or 086-8492070. More details later.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall continues on Monday at 8.30p.m.

Jackpot of €500 in 50 no's or less. Please support.


‘Needle Clickers'

‘Needle Clickers' starting back on Thursday 27th September at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.

Knit/chat over tea/coffee/biscuits. €2 per night. Beginners welcome.


Golf Society

Next outing is Allen Kelly Captains Prize on Saturday 29th September.

1st tee is booked for 10am.


Gym Special Offer

Register in the month of September for yearly membership.

Standard Membership €120. Register during September only €100.

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.


Local Folklore

For those interested in local folklore and that perhaps aren't aware, there was a collection of local stories, local traditions, folk medicine, pastimes etc compiled in most National Schools in the country in 1938.

This involved the children in the schools interviewing the oldest person they knew.

The work is being transcribed and digitised at the moment (so that you can search and filter etc., largely done for some schools, barely started for others) but the original copies from all schools have been photocopied and can be viewed online. Much easier to do it in a larger screen.


All schools in Ballycastle at the time are available to be viewed. There are thousands of pages of material – from magpie soup for a cure for whooping cough to putting a lump of iron in the poteen ‘wash' so the fairies would'nt drink it to ‘kidnapping' girls for marriage!

www.dú Co. Mayo/The School's Collection


Burkes of Ballycastle

Burkes of Ballycastle accommodation now open.

Apartments and hostel accommodation for rent. 

Contact us on 0864684917, e-mail   and our website  


Craft Shop

Craft Shop/Tourist Information (in the Resource Centre) is open Monday – Friday

from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.

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.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Patrick Doherty, Carrowcur

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Sam & Mabel Busby & Annie & Dan O'Horo

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Gerard Connor, Crott (Anniversary) & Julia & Michael Connor

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 12.00noon: Bridie Maughan (Month's Mind)

Saturday 12.00noon: Teresa Collins (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Teresa O'Donnell (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Teresa Forde (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Maura Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Cillian Scott, Michaela Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nathan Doherty, Mia Healy