Ballycastle >Local News
28th February '18

                                                     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     


West Coast Vintage Ballycastle

Buffet style Dinner Dance in the Great National Hotel, Ballina on Saturday 3rd March 2018.

Dinner commences at 8.30p.m. sharp. Music by Billy Corcoran.

Admission €15.



No's drawn on 26th February were: 7. 10. 11. 21.  No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,400.  Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael & Catherine, c/o Healys

Mary Healy, c/o Healys

Eddie & Phil, c/o Healys

Miriam Walsh, c/o Healys

J. Roberton, Sea Road


Golf Society

Results from Enniscrone Outing:

1st : Jerry Collins 38pts back 9
2nd : Brian Forde 38pts
3rd : Tony Gallagher 36pts 
Nearest the pin : Noel Maughan
Longest drive: Allen Kelly
Well done to all the winners. 
Next outing is to Bellmullet Golf Club on 24th March.    1st tee is 10.30am.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Plans are been drawn up for the Ballycastle Parade on St. Patrick's Day.

An open invitation has been issued to local organisations, clubs, bands and sports groups to get the ball rolling immediately and be ready to take part as participants rather than spectators this year.

Schools, Sports clubs and the business sector are asked to consider taking part.


Local businesses are encouraged to have their shop windows and premises decked out in festive colours and displays. Participation is encouraged by the huge array of sporting clubs and organisations active in Ballycastle and North Mayo at present while music, dance, fitness, drama, theatrical and creative groups are also encouraged to get behind this year's parade and march behind their flags and banners.


Assembly will be from 12.05pm (after Mass) at the Community Hall with the parade moving off at 12.20pm. To ensure ease and safety of passage along the parade route and in particular at the Sea Road , participating floats and lorries should not exceed the designated speed limit. All wishing to participate in the parade contact Maura Healy, Seán O'Grady or any member of BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation).



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 5th March at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



Congratulations to Kevin McDonnell, Doonfeeney, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€205).


Ballycastle GAA Club membership and Chairde Baile an Chaisil is now due for 2018. Closing date for both is the 31st March.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Peter Langan (Month's Mind)

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Michael, Jack & Mai Touhill

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Tom & Bridget Tighe & Denis Farrell

Friday 7.00p.m.: Peter Burke (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mary & Paddy Hefferon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret, Frank (Anniversaries) & Mary Ann Scanlon & Patrick Desmond Connolly (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged