Ballycastle >Local News
27th May '15

                                                      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.

Some Photos of An Post Rás passing through Ballycastle on Thursday 21st May can be seen in Photo Gallery.


Ballycastle Hall Committee are holding a raffle in aid of the Gymnasium in the Community Hall. Tickets are €2 each or Book of 3 for €5 and are on sale in local businesses and at Bingo in the Community Hall. Draw will be held on Monday 1st June after Bingo.

1st Prize: Drinks Hamper value €150. Sponsored by Fr. Michael Harrison

2nd Prize: B & B plus Evening Meal for 2 in the Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone. Sponsored by Diamond Coast Hotel.

3rd Prize: Occasional Table value €109. Sponsored by Cortoon Furniture

4th Prize: 2 Bottles of Wine


Kiddies Korner

AGM, in Kiddies Korner Playchool, will be held on Friday 29th May at 8.00p.m. Everyone welcome.


Bike week

Bike Week, in Conjunction with Mayo Sport Partnership, is an annual opportunity to promote cycling and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone'. This year Baile an Chaisil cycling club will be staging a Fun Family Cycle on 13th June from Ballycastle Hall at 10:30a.m. This Event is free and we encourage young and old to join us on the day. Refreshments after in Ballycastle Hall. Distance will be less than 10km so come and join us. No Helmet no Cycle.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 Noel Kelly 0863828713  or any Baile an Chaisil club member for more details.


Giro de Baile

We are extremely delighted and proud to invite you to the launch of Giro De Baile – The North Mayo Sportive, on June 13th at 9pm in Katie Macs. The 2015 Promotional Video will air for the first time on the night. Music and Refreshments.


Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128, Noel Kelly 0863828713 or any Baile an Chaisil club member for more details.


Lotto Jackpot €10,100 .

No's drawn on 23rd May were: 5. 15. 21. 28. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Kathleen McDonnell, Carrowniskey

Sorcha O'Grady, Ballycastle

Malcolm McDonnell, Ballycastle

Patricia Forde & Miley, c/o Healys

Anne O'Donnell, Ballyglass

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs, Kiddies Korner Playschool, Craft Shop.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Rose Thornton, Dublin who died recently (Cousin of Gabrielle Gribbin, Ballymachugh).

May she rest in peace.


Start a career in Construction Management

Part Time, delivered in Belmullet.

Construction Technology 1;

Construction Management 1;

Surveying for Construction 1.

Fully accredited modules for a Certificate in Construction Management.

No Leaving Cert required for persons over 23yrs.

Open evening at Civic Centre, Belmullet on Wednesday 3rd June at 7.00p.m.

Contact Áras Inis Gluaire, The Civic Centre, Belmullet on 097 81079 or


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market is back on Fridays from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Golf Society

Next outing is on weekend of 5/6 June, away trip to Bundoran Golf Club, Co. Donegal.

For information on tee times and accommodation, contact David Alexander on 0877965080. Visitors welcome. 


Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k and 6k Road Race, Walk and Fun Run on Saturday 27th June at 2.00p.m. Chip timing. Cash prizes, Medals for competing and cash prizes for winners. Enter now. €15 Adults entry fee, Under-18's €5, Family €20.

Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall) , Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 7.00 – 9.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

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


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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. 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

Mass Times:

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

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Rose Thornton

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: Annie Kate Munnelly

Thursday: People of the Parish

Friday: Richard Timlin

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Kieran Cooke

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Colm Kenny (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: To be arranged

Sunday: To be arranged


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Breda McNulty, Breda O'Toole

7.00p.m.: Bridie Farrell, Phil Healy