Ballycastle >Local News
27th September '17

                                                     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     



No's drawn on 25th September were: 8. 17. 19. 24. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €3,200. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Brendan Sweeney, Cappagh

Healy Family, Behy

Caroline Stadler, Ballycastle

Ciarán Kenny, Ballycastle

Maureen Walsh, Kilcummin




Mayo Junior A Championship Semi Final:

Ballycastle v Kilmaine on Sunday next 1st October at 2.00p.m. in McHale Park, Castlebar..



Mayo Junior A Championship Replay:

Ballycastle: 1 – 13; Kilmeena: 1 – 8.

Ballycastle Scores:

Michéal Forde (0-3 (2f)), Fergal Forde (0-5 (2f)), Shane Healy (0-5 (3f)),

Shane Forde (1-0).



Congratulations to Josie Ruane winner of last week's 50/50 (€224).


Music Classes

Irish music classes for children resume in Ballycastle Hall on Friday 6th October  5.30pm to 6.30pm - please note change in times.
Beginner Irish music classes for Adults resume in Killala Community Centre on Thursday 5th October from 8pm to 9pm.  086-3016691

The Choir

The Choir is resuming and anyone wishing to join, can just come up to the gallery any Sunday.


Céide Coast Half Marathon

Ballycastle A.C. are hosting the Céide Coast half marathon and 10k on Saturday October 14th .

Info at


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch.

All Welcome.


Yoga Course

5 week Yoga Course starts on Thursday 28th September '17 at 7.30p.m. in Ballycastle Hall.

The Course is facilitated by Aideen Ryan and Bernie Dunford. Fee €50 for 5 weeks payable in advance. Aideen Ryan can be contacted on 086 3815973.


Exhibition Opening

Rebecca Crowell "Still/Moving" in The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street, Ballycastle

30th September - 23rd October 2017.

Opening Saturday 30th September at 8pm.

Everyone Welcome. Refreshments Served.

Tel: 096 43184. E-mail:


Golf Society

Outing to Castlebar Golf Club on 30th September. Gerry Henry's Captains Prize.

Tee booked for 10am so please all be there for 9am.  Please support. Visitors very welcome.
Contact Gerry Henry for more information on 0879391689.


Harvest Festival Service

Our Harvest Festival Service is on 1st October at 8.00p.m. in St. John's Church. All welcome.


Halloween Party

4th Annual Halloween Fancy Dress Party will be held in Katie Macs on Saturday 28th October. 

Don't miss a visit to the Best Haunted House in the West!


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will be held in Ballycastle on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November.

Details to follow.


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10; Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5.

Phone 085 7571594.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities (Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street, Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

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


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,

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

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.

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

Masses this week:

Monday 7.00p.m.: Raymond Connor (Anniversary)

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Members of the Hefferon & Sweeney Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Gerard Connor, Crott (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: L. Tomas, J. Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: R. O'Donnel, N. Doherty