Ballycastle >Local News
28th June '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     



Scoil Naomh Bríd

The end of year Mass (which will include the graduation of 6th Class and the retirement of Mrs Maureen Burke) will take place in the church on Friday 30th June at 10.00a.m. This will be followed in the school by the raising of our fifth Green Flag for Biodiversity and the opportunity to wish Mrs Burke a fond farewell. All are welcome to this special occasion.

Ballinglen Arts Foundation

Exhibition "Boats of Bark" opens on Saturday July 1st at 8.00 p.m. in the Ballinglen Gallery by Philadelphia Artist Randall Exon.  Wonderful interpretations of the North Mayo landscape created while on Residencies at Ballinglen.
We hope you can come along on the night and enjoy this Exhibition of landscapes and other motifs.  Refreshments served and everyone is welcome!


No's drawn on 26th June were: 12. 17. 21. 28. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €1,900.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Anna Gaughan, Seaview Place

Marcella O'Grady, Main Street

Annette Garry, Ballycastle

Rose Lavelle, Main Street

Raymond Langan, Ballyknock


Golf Society

Results from outing to Esker Hills Golf Club:

1st : Ray Finnerty 35pts 

2nd : Vincent Tomas 28pts

3rd : Alan Kelly 27pts 

4th : Noel Maughan 26pts back 9

Longest drive: Jerry Collins 

Nearest the pin: Oliver Clarke

Visitor: Noel Kelly

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Course on Saturday 29th July.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

On behalf of all the members and visitors who made the trip to Esker Hills, I would like to say a big thank you to vice captain Alan Kelly for a very enjoyable weekend, great course and hotel.


G.A.A. News


Mayo Senior League Div. 1D:
Tourmakeady v Ballycastle on Sunday 2nd July at 12.00noon in Tourmakeady. 



Mayo Senior League Div. 1D:

Kilmeena: 3 – 6; Ballycastle 1 – 9.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Cian Barrett winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€229).

Seaview Residents Reunion

Seaview Residents Committee are delighted to invite former residents of Seaview Place between 1985 and 2017 to a reunion on Friday August 25th at 7.00p.m.

Join us for an evening to reconnect with other former residents over drinks and live music. The evening will also include a Mass for deceased and sick members of Seaview and a BBQ.
If you know another former resident who has not received the reunion invitation, please encourage them to come along.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 for more details.

Voluntary Housing AGM

Ballycastle & District Voluntary Housing Association Limited will hold their AGM on Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 8.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Day Care Centre.

Water Safety

Water Safety Classes from Saturday 29th July – Wednesday 2nd August (inc) on Lacken Pier at 2.00p.m. All enquiries to Anne at 096 – 43180 after 7.00p.m.


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 .


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend).

Three routes: 146km, 120km, and 60km – one for every type of fitness and ability.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.


Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall.

New Members welcome.


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

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 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: John, Kathleen & Joe Nealon

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Mary Tomas (Month's Mind)

Thursday 12.30a.m.: Nuptial Mass for Elizabeth Munnelly & Greg Doyle

Friday 10.00a.m.: End of year School Mass

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Martin, Marg. & Mary Madden, Noel & Tommy Boland, Kieran Cooke

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Pete McDonnell (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: K. & L. O'Donnell, S. Kelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: E. McDonnell, N. Doherty, O. Tighe