Ballycastle >Local News
28th December '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.

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Lotto Jackpot €18,400

No's drawn on 26th December were: 9. 16. 17. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

A.McCann, Belderrig

Mary O'Donnell, The Glen

Lisa Munnelly, Breaffy

B.Bourke, Belderrig

Michael Jordan, Killerduff

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


If the Lotto Jackpot is not won, winners of the five envelopes drawn on Monday 2nd January will each receive €100.


Golf Society

Winners of Christmas Scramble:

Gerry Henry, David Finnerty, Alan Kelly and Shane Winters.

Next outing is to Enniscrone flat nine, again this is to make up for the missed outing to Westport which has been moved to March. We also have Belmullet at the end of this month. The date for Enniscrone is the

7th January. 1st tee is booked for 10.30a.m. so please be there for 10am. Contact Gerry Henry 0879391689 for more information.


G.A.A. News

Congratulations to the following winners in the 50/50 draw:

1st Prize (€290): Aoibhe Healy

2nd (Hamper): Paddy Forde

3rd (Bottle of Whiskey): Rita McLucas


Naomh Padraig

Naomh Padraig Presentation Night will take place on Friday 30th December at 8.00p.m. in Killala Community Centre. Special Guest is All Star goalkeeper David Clarke. Presentation of North Mayo medals to U-11, U-14 and U-16 teams.


Chairde Baile an Chaisil

Chairde Baile an Chaisil now available. Contact Eilis Ormsby on 0877936942 or Martin Tighe on 0863957586 for more details.

Baile an Chaisil CC

Now in its 4th year, the Baile an Chaisil Christmas cycle takes place on 1st January at 12 noon. This year's chosen cause is St. John's Hall.
Starting from St John's Hall we have a 36km and a 12km family cycle. What better way to burn off the excess of the Holiday season than taking to the roads of beautiful North Mayo. Refreshments after in St John's Hall. Donations welcome.


Baile an Chaisil CC weekly spin on Sunday mornings at 9am from the Shambles.

Turbo training on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm in the Hall. Beginners welcome.

Happy New year from all at Baile an Chaisil cycling club. 


Next Bingo in the Community Hall is on Monday 2nd January at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

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.


Craft Shop

Wishing all our customers a very happy New Year.


Craft Shop will be closed from Friday 23rd December to Tuesday 3rd January.

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: Jim (Anniversary) & Mary McHale

Tuesday: Bridget (Anniversary) & Michael McGarry

Tuesday 1.30p.m.: Peter Sweeney (Month's Mind)

Wednesday: James & Elizabeth Earley

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Paddy Langan, Kilbride (1st Anniversary)

Friday 7.00p.m.: Jim McDonnell

Saturday 12.00noon : John Walsh (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Paddy McHale (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elaine Madden (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Josh & Tristan Murphy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mia Tighe, Leona Ruane