Ballycastle >Local News
28th September '16

                                                      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.

Best of luck to the Mayo Team in the All-Ireland Final Replay on Saturday.

Lotto Jackpot now €17,100

No's drawn on 26th September were: 9. 14. 15. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary O'Donnell, The Glen

Johnny Jordan, Killerduff

Eoghan & Breda McNulty, Ballina

Philomena Tomas, Ballycastle

John Kenny, Ballycastle

Tickets can be purchased at: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs and Craft Shop.



Senior League result:

Ballycastle v Breaffy on Sunday last - Match was conceded by Breaffy.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Mary Boyle who won €537 and an All-Ireland ticket in last week's 50/50 draw.



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently:

- Elizabeth Ryan, Gorey, Co. Wexford (Sister of Bridget Langan, Doonfeeney)

- Sr. Annunciata Browne, Convent of Mercy, Ballina and formerly of Ballykinlettra,


- Martin Thomas, Dublin and formerly of Killala and Ballycastle.

May they rest in peace.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 3rd October at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes have changed to the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm.

Contact 086 3016691.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Fridays at 7pm at the local pitch.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.



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.


Irish Dancing classes

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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, 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.)

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: People of the Parish

Tuesday: Kathleen Tighe, Carrowmore (Anniversary)

Wednesday: Anthony Tomas (Anniversary)

Thursday: Molly McGarry (Anniversary)

Friday: Patrick Doherty, Carrowcur (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Tomas Family (The Bridge), Padraig Doherty, Belderrig (Anniversary) & Roisín Ní Aogaín

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: John Maughan

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday: Ashling McDonnell, Leona Ruane

Sunday: Erin Flannery, Óisin Flannery