Ballycastle >Local News
28th September '11

                                                      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


Congratulations and best wishes to Tom Walsh, Glenedagh and Corinna Egan, Enniscrone who were married on Saturday last in Enniscrone.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Ballycastle Golf Society Captains outing was held in wet and windy conditions at Belmullet Golf Club on Saturday 17th September.

The out going Captain, Vincent Tomas, thanked all the players for attending today and during the year. On average 35 attended each monthly outing.

The incoming Captain, Padraig Winters, was wished well for the year.

The Results for the Captains Day were as follows:

1st : Alan Kelly

2nd Prize: David Alexander

3rd Prize: Eddie Keigher

4th Prize: Dermot Kelly

Visitors Prize : Terry Gleeson

Nearest the Pin : Gerry Henry

Longest Drive: Oliver Clarke

Captains Donkey: Raymond Finnerty

Donkey of the Year: Michael Winters


The next outing is Oct 29th at Ballina Golf Club with First Tee off at 10.30 a.m.


Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Michael Kelly on

087 9145551.



Walk in Ballycastle on Sunday 2nd October as part of National Trails Walking Day. Meet at the Resource Centre at 11.00a.m. Bring snacks and wear good walking shoes/boots.


Scór na nÓg

The North Mayo Divisional GAA Board will be running off the annual Scór na nÓg finals on Friday 18th November '11 in the local parish hall in Bangor-Erris.  All GAA clubs in North Mayo are welcome and encouraged to promote the Scór cultural activity within their club area.  Participants must be under 17 on 1/1/'12.  Any enquiries to Michael McAndrew @ 087-2376687 or email



No's drawn on Saturday 24th September were: 12. 25. 26. 30. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €7,200. Next Draw in Polkes.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Maureen Cooke, Behy

Martin McAndrew, Main Street

Anne Greene, Main Street

Seamus Ormsby, Ballycastle

Flannery Family, Seaview


Card Game

Ballycastle G.A.A. Annual Card Game will take place on Wednesday 9th November at 8.30p.m. in Ballycastle Hall.


Craft Fair

Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place in Ballycastle Resource Centre on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th November. More details later.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday nights begins at 8.30p.m. on Monday 3rd October.



Pilates Classes beginning Wednesday 28th September and Friday 30th September from 6.00p.m. – 7.00p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall. If interested, contact Mary Munnelly at the Coffee Shop on 096-43361 or the Craft Shop 096-43946.


Public Information Exhibition

A Public Information Exhibition about the Energy storage Hub Proposed by Organic Power at Glinsk mountain is on view at the Belderrig Research and Study centre from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday. By appointment after hours call 096 43987

For any queries regarding the project call 086 8699955.



Céide Fields

Céide Fields, along with all OPW Heritage Sites, is now offering free admission to everybody on the first Wednesday of every month. Open every day from 10.00a.m. to 6.00p.m.




Artworks are constantly on display in the Art Gallery upstairs in the Resource Centre, so please drop in to the Gallery when visiting Ballycastle.

Ballycastle art can be viewed at



Ballycastle Book Club

Meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. For further details contact Mary at 086-8095536.


Community Care

Meals for elderly and anyone that would like to avail of this service continues on Monday and Friday each week from 12.00 – 1.30p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street.

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday : Ladies Indoor Soccer at 8.00p.m.

Wednesday : Men's Indoor Soccer (Adults only) at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Michael Edward Tomas

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: The People of the Parish

Thursday: Bridgie, Mary & Annie Sweeney (Ballyglass)

Friday: The Holy Souls

Saturday 11.00a.m.: Private Intention

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Teresa Forde (Anniversary), John & Kathleen

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Teresa O'Donnell, The Glen (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Hefferon



Saturday Vigil: Liam Óg Barrett, Shauna Healy

Sunday : Michael Tighe, Martin Sweeney



7.00p.m.: Breege Gardiner, Mary Hefferon

7.30p.m.: Miriam Burke, Peggy Burke

8.00pm.: Gabrielle & Des Gribbin

8.30p.m.: Anne & P. J. Madden