Ballycastle >Local News
27th January '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.


Huge congratulations to Ardnaree Sarsfields 0-11 to 0-6 winners over Rockcorry, Monaghan..

What a fantastic achievement, gives hope to clubs like Ballycastle but a special congratulations to one of our "own" Stephen Tighe who played Midfield - son of Noel Tighe, Muingrevagh and grandson of

Carmel Tighe - from all at Ballycastle GAA.


Best of luck to Shane Grier, Martin Sweeney, Shane Maughan, Fionnan Caulfield and Declan Caulfield (Coach) who represent Ballycastle and Mayo in the All- Ireland Scór Na Nóg in Kerry.


Congratulations to the Hoban brothers, Main Street who won the Hall of Fame award this year, also to Micheal Forde Junior 'A' Player of the Year and Paul Whelan Junior 'B' Player of the Year.


Ballycastle GAA Club will hold a registration evening on Friday, February 5th from 7:30pm in Ballycastle Community Hall. It's important that all players including underage players are registered as training will commence in the coming weeks.
Anyone who avails of this opportunity to register, or registers before the night, will automatically be entered into a draw for a Football or Free Club Membership for the year. Remember under no circumstances will Tickets for Mayo Matches be given to non-members.
Thank you for your continued support.

50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Purty Tighe, Carrowmore who won €247.

Lotto Jackpot now €13,600

No's drawn on 25th January were: 5. 7. 26. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Tom Bourke, Annaghmore

Donal Tomas, Ballyglass

Rose Lavelle, Ballycastle

Andy Gardiner, Suífinn Way

Chris & Joe, Seaview Place

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



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 1st February at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Golf Society


All Ballycastle members next outing is to Enniscrone Golf Course again, but this time we will be playing the main course. Date of outing is 30th January. 1st tee is booked for 10.30 so please be there for 10am.

For more information, contact David Alexander on 0877965080.  Visitors and new members welcome.


Belderrig Community Alert Group

Emergency response (panic buttons) available for persons of pension age. For more information contact 087 1217621 or 087 6257593.


Cycling Club

Turbo training classes for beginners Thursdays at 8pm in Ballycastle Hall. All welcome to come, it's a great way to get fit and great fun. Ring 0863225128 for more details.


Club and Cycling Ireland Membership is now due and should be given to Cara Finnerty.

Anyone hoping to go on the Club weekend away to cycle the Tour de Connemara in Clifden on May 28th contact Mairtin Flannery, Noel Kelly or Peter Regan.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Saturday mornings at 10am at the football pitch –junior and senior infants meet at the Community Hall.

For current news on club events please be sure to check out our Facebook page - Ballycastle AC Mayo.


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.

Line Dancing

Line dancing classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 9pm to 10.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Irish dancing classes

Irish dancing classes resumed last week 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.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Lent begins this year on 10th February. Easter Sunday falls on 27th March.


First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 15th May.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Eileen Cosgrove & Deceased Family Members

Tuesday: Holy Souls

Wednesday: Holy Souls

Thursday: Holy Souls

Friday : Anthony (Anniversary) & Paddy Geraghty

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Deceased members of the Mangan Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Thomas Cawley & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Kate Heffernan, Kim Stadler

Sunday: Josh & Tristan Murphy