Ballycastle >Local News
28th May '14

                                                      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

Art Exhibition

The Women's Art Group are launching their Annual Art Exhibition this coming Saturday 31st May'14 at 8.30p.m. in the Resource Centre Art Gallery , Main Street , Ballycastle.

Fáilte arís. The official opening will be launched by Nuala Clarke, Ballinglen Art Foundation member.

Cheese & Wine reception. Open Invitation. Please support and have an enjoyable night.

The Exhibition will open Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday 12.00noon – 4.00p.m. and will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Join us on Facebook (Ballycastle Art Group)


Cycling Club Launch

The official launch of Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club and the Giro de Baile an Chaisil takes place on Saturday 7th June at 9 pm in Katie Mac's bar, Ballycastle. Auction on the night, with prizes ranging from a signed Connacht Jersey to Flights to London and Nights in Top Hotels. Everyone Welcome
For more details Contact Noel Kelly 0863828713, Máirtín Flannery 0863225128 or Cara Finnerty/ Gilvarry 0863083149.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Fr. Desmond Polke, Ballycastle and Castlefin, Co. Donegal who died recently (brother of Brian Polke, Main Street ).


‘Kiddies Korner'

Maternity Leave cover for ‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool, commencing September 2014. 15 hours per week (3x5hr days). Level 5 qualification essential.

Apply in writing with CV to The Secretary, Kiddies Korner Playschool, Main Street, Ballycastle,

Co. Mayo or email .

Closing dates for applicants 9th June 2014.



No's drawn on 24th May were: 3. 12. 21. 27. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €4,900. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Patrick Conmy, Ballycastle

Mary O'Donnell, The Glen

Sarah Healy, Seaview Place

Johnny Jordan, Killerduff

Cath Doores, Doonadoba


Golf Society

Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on 31st May. 1 st tee is at 10.30am, please be there for 10am.


Outing to Connemara Golf Club on weekend of 20 /21 June. Last chance to book. If interested, please contact Oliver Clarke 0860579204 or Michael Winters on 0872290145 for more information. Visitors welcome. 


Ballycastle Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k Coastal Challenge road race/fun run takes place this year on 28th June and will introduce a 6k fun run/walk route in addition to the 10k.
Contact Mike on 0879145551 or email


Giro de Baile an Chaisil

Calling all cyclists, dust down the bikes as the Giro de Baile an Chaisil takes place on Sunday August 3rd at 10:30am.

Hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club, the Giro follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballycastle Village right along the North Mayo Coast cycling right into the heart of Erris. 3 routes to choose from: 140km, 60km and 10km family route so you have plenty of time to get pedalling and getting in shape.

For more information, contact Noel Kelly 0863828713, Máirtín Flannery 0863225128, or Cara Finnerty Gilvarry 0863083149.


School Reunion

Stella Maris School Reunion will take place on Friday 8th August in Hotel Ballina. Enquiries to Katherine on 096-43229.

Club 55 Exercise Group

Club Exercise Group at 11.30a.m. each Tuesday in Suífinn Way Centre. All welcome. Outdoor Gym available any time for all adults in the community also for tourists and visitors.


Water Safety

Water Safety Classes commencing on Monday 21st July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 (after 6p.m.)


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Cycling Club

If you are interested in getting fit, seeing the beautiful North Mayo countryside and making some new friends, then why not join Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club (Ballycastle Cycling Club). We cycle at a pace that suits everyone.
Find us on Facebook or call 0876563249 or 0863225128


Music Classes

Music classes on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm.

For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


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, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.

Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Ladies Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty 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 7.30p.m.: Fr. Desmond Polke

Tuesday 7.30p.m. : Pat McGuire & Deceased Family

Wednesday: Brigid & Anthony Hoban, Michael & Anne Hoban

Thursday: Johnny, Paddy & Peter Barrett & Deceased Family

Friday: Deceased Walsh & Cafferkey Family Members

Saturday 3.00p.m.: John Talbot

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Private Intention

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Colm Kenny (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: To be arranged

Sunday : To be arranged


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Philomena Hunt, Anne Healy

7.00p.m.: Phil Healy, Marcella O'Grady