Ballycastle >Local News
29th April '15

                                                      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 to the following children who were confirmed on Sunday 26th April:

Adam Clinton, David Doherty, Caoimhe Grier, Caoilte Healy, Lauren Healy,

Anna Heffernan, Aoife Kearney, Megan Kearney, Patricia Loftus, Rebecca Maguire,

Ben McCann, Emily McCann, Finn McDermott Cox, Leah Munnelly, Chloe Scott, Robert Tighe,

Jamie Timlin, Caoimhe Tomas, Gillian Tomas.


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

An Exhibition by Californian based artist Ryan Reynolds "Terrestrial" will take place at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation with the official opening at 8.30 p.m. on Saturday 2nd May. Viewing: 7.30 - 10p.m. This is a wonderful exhibition of paintings. Refreshments served and everyone is welcome.


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market will take place on Sunday 3rd May from

10.00a.m. – 2.00p.m.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Course on Saturday next 2nd May.

1st tee is at 10.30am.  Please be there for 10am.

For more info contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204.

Anyone interested in going on away trip to Bundoran Golf Club on weekend 

of 5 th /6 th June, please gave names to David Alexander at next outing so we can

book rooms for all that are going or contact David on 0877965080 for more information.


First Communion

First Holy Communion in Ballycastle on Sunday 10th May.


Fun Cycle for Bike Week

Dig out a bike, pump tyres, tweak brakes, oil the chain and bring a helmet
Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone'.

This year Baile an Chaisil cycling club will be staging an event on the 13th June from Ballycastle Hall at 10:30a.m. This Event is free and we encourage young and old to join us on the day. Refreshments after in Ballycastle Hall. Distance will be less than 10km so come and join us.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 Noel Kelly 0863828713 or any Baile an Chaisil club member for more details.



No's drawn on 25th April were: 3. 4. 14. 25. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €9,700.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Daniel McDermott, c/o Healys

Josie Irwin, Moygownagh

Eileen Healy, Main Street

A.O'Donnell, The Glen

A. & J. Greene, Ballycastle



Mayo Senior Football League: Baile an Chaisil: 2 – 9; Ardagh: 1 – 12.


Round 4 v Westport on Sunday 3rd May at 12.00noon in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Ballycastle GAA will be selling County Board Development Draw €100 tickets for the next few weeks. Funds raised from their sale contribute to costs of our local club and County teams. These tickets are a vital source of funding for the club. We are expecting to commence construction of our new club house this summer and the income from these tickets will go directly into this project. This redevelopment will be a great asset to our community for generations to come.

The cash prizes have increased in value this year and a full list of the prizes is available on the back of the ticket. Club members and players will be calling door to door asking for your support. Purchasers can club together if they wish to share a ticket. We thank all supporters again for your help and we know you will not let down our club. For any draw inquiries or to arrange to buy a ticket contact Joe Gardiner on (086) 845 3067 or Eilis Ormsby on (087) 793 6942 or email


Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k & 6k road race, walk & fun run on Saturday 27th June 2015.


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile takes place on Sunday 2nd August from Ballycastle Village . Hosted by Baile and Chaisil Cycling Club, the Giro follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballycastle Village right along the North Mayo Coast on the Wild Atlantic way cycling right into the heart of Erris. Glancing around you will see the rugged coastline of North Mayo with Céide, Downpatrick Head and the Staggs of Broadhaven in the Distance.


If you're not in you can't win

Kiddies Korner have launched an exciting new draw. For only €5 per week you could be entered into a bi-annual draw with prizes to the value of €14,000 - 5 prizes of €1,000 and 4 prizes of €500 at each draw.

The 1st draw will take place at Christmas and the second at Easter.

The entry fee can be paid as follows:

  • Once off payment by cash/cheque of €260
  • 2 payments by cash/cheque of €130
  • Weekly standing order of €5
  • Standing order every 4 weeks of €20

Interested parties can contact:

Catherine Scott – 086 3362360

Emma Chambers – 087 2517843

Mary Tighe – 0863159143

Kellie Barrett – 087 1365194


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall), Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot. 086-822-2126.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


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, 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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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: Martin Moran (Anniversary)

Tuesday: Tom Murphy

Wednesday: Annie Kate Munnelly

Thursday: John Gardiner, Bridget & Paddy Gardiner & Michael Farrell

Friday 8.00p.m.: James & Annie Doherty. (Padre Pio Novena)

Saturday 12.00noon.: John O'Donnell (Month's Mind)

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Fred Hammond

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Mai & Anthony Quinn

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jack McBrien (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday 8.15p.m.: George O'Grady

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Robert Tighe, David Doherty

Sunday: Lauren Healy, Leah Munnelly


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Rita Langan, Teresa McHale

7.00p.m.: Margaret Walsh, Mary Timlin