Ballycastle >Local News
27th July '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.


Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Lesley Gaughan, Seaview and Lee Murphy who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Saturday 23rd July.

Giro de Baile

Giro de Baile takes place Sunday 31st July at 10:00am from the Community Hall, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

We also will have a Family/Vintage cycle on Saturday 30th at 5.30p.m from the Community Hall.
For all information go to or find us on Twitter, Facebook,

Email or contact 0863225128.


Healyfest 2016

29th July – 31st July at Healy's Bar, Main Street , Ballycastle.


Friday night: The Jacksons

Saturday night: Dan & Dylan

Sunday night: Zack Kelly. Buck Taylor


Belderrig Bronzeman

Belderrig Bronzeman Competition takes place on Saturday 30th July at 10.00a.m.

This is a Triathlon race in Belderrig - - a swim in Belderrig Harbour , a cycle and run through the village of Belderrig .

Outdoor Mass

On Sunday next 31st July ( Garland Sunday), Mass will be celebrated at Downpatrick Head at 11.30a.m. (weather permitting).


Lotto Jackpot now €16,200

No's drawn on 25th July were: 8. 11. 17. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Francie Ruane, Seaview

O & D, Seaview Place

M. Boyle, Ballycastle

Colette Hyland, Ballycastle

Frankie McDonnell, Glenedagh

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 August at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Tourism meeting

Tourism meeting in Ballycastle on Wednesday August 17th at 8pm in Ballycastle Community Centre with Anne-Marie Flynn from Mayo North Promotions office.

All are welcome to attend, particular ly those involved in tourism, or thinking about setting up a tourism-related business in Ballycastle or Belderrig to meet the team from Mayo North, talk about future tourism-related initiatives and ideas for Ballycastle/Belderrig and see how we can support each other.



Thank you to all who supported our recent Race night.


Ballycastle have been drawn against Crossmolina in the Junior A quarter finals.

Ballycastle B team have been drawn against Burrishoole B in the Junior C.

Dates and venues are to be confirmed.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Padraig Walsh, Belderrig who won €230 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  


Cemetery Mass

Mass will be celebrated in Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 28th August at 11.30a.m.


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 1st August at 2p.m at Lacken Pier.

Enrolment and all enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 after 6p.m.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle

Irish Artist Mick O'Dea 15th July - 21st August 2016 at the Ballinglen Gallery, Ballycastle.
Art work exhibited includes portraits by Mick O'Dea of Tom Clarke, Eamon de Valera , Patrick Pearse and James Connolly to name but a few of up to 20 wonderful portraits in total.
Enquiries: Ballinglen Arts Foundation: 096 43184.


Ballycastle A.C.

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.



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.


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.

Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

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

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: People of the Parish

Tuesday: Brodie Kelly (Anniversary) & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday: May, Mike & Vincie Forde

Thursday: Seán (Anniversary), Nicola Scott & Joe Nealon

Friday: Michael & Sheila Healy & Deceased Family Members (Castletown)

Saturday 12.00noon: Angela O'Boyle (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased members of the Sweeney & Heffernan Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Joe O'Donnell (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: John Maughan

Sunday: John Busby



Saturday: Kim Stadler, Liam Fox

Sunday: Tony & Keith Carden