Ballycastle >Local News
28th March '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     



No's drawn on 26th March were: 16. 18. 22. 28. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,800. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Stephen Cooke, Behy

Michael Cooke, Behy

Martin McAndrew, Katie Macs

Kathleen Ruddy, Ballycastle

Caroline Tighe, Carrowmore



The death occurred on Saturday 24th March of Mary Geraldine McHale (nee McDonnell), Kincon and late of Seaview, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to her husband Johnny, sons Seán, Paddy, Jamie and Gerard, her parents Anne & Paddy, sister Rosie, brothers Padraig and Gerard, her extended family, relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to Philomena Tighe, Lisbrin on the death of her sister-in-law Mrs Carmel Killeen in Australia .

May she rest in peace.


Daffodil Day

Daffodil Day in Ballycastle raised €1,330 (Ballycastle: €1,172; Kilfian: €158). Many thanks to all who contributed, to all who helped in any way and to the Jacksons for supplying the daffodils.




Senior League Div 3: Ballycastle: 0 – 4; Ballyhaunis: 1 – 12.



Ballycastle v Ardagh on Saturday 31st March at 6.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Presentation night:

Ballycastle Annual Presentation night will take place in Healys on Easter Saturday night. All welcome.


Naomh Padraig:

Naomh Padraig Registration and Presentation evening in Ballycastle Community Hall on Saturday 31st March. Registration from U-8 to Minor from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. followed by presentation of North Mayo National Schools Medals at 7.30p.m.


Naomh Padraig U-8 and U-10 training resumes on Thursday 29th March from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. in Kilfian.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Langan & Rooney, winners of last week's 50/50 Draw (€225).



Chairde Baile an Chaisil and Club membership and is now due for 2018. Closing date for both is

31st March.

Chairde Benefits:
- membership of club for all family members 
- inclusion in our weekly 50/50 Lotto 
- inclusion in Mayo GAA Development Draw with €97000 prize fund 
- Cairde Baile an Chaisil special Gift

To join Cairde Baile an Chaisil you may pay in cash or by standing order.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe on 0863957586



Wool has been donated. We need ideas. Come along to the Resource Centre on Tuesday 10th April at 8.00p.m. and brainstorm over tea/coffee. Look forward to seeing you there.


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

Ann Christopher "Changing Spaces" opens on Saturday 7th April from 8 - 10pm and runs until the

27th April 2018. Everyone Welcome, Refreshments Served.

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Tel/Fax: 096 43184, Email:



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 2nd April at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


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


Confessions for Easter on Wednesday at 8.00p.m.


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


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Mary Jo (Anniversary) & Tom Clifford

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: John (Anniversary), Teresa, Jim & Gerry O'Donnell

Thursday 8.00p.m.: Holy Thursday . Francie & Annie Donoghue & Deceased Family Members

Friday 3.00p.m.: Good Friday . The Lord's Passion

Saturday 9.00p.m.: Holy Saturday . Aggie Doherty & Deceased Family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Easter Sunday . Richard Timlin (Anniversary), Kathleen & Michael Burke


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As arranged



Saturday Vigil: Mia Tighe, Leona Ruane

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Roísín O'Donnell, Nathan Doherty