Ballycastle >Local News
29th June '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.


Congratulations and best wishes for their future together to Caroline Barrett, Carrowcur, Ballycastle and John Connolly, Claregalway who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 24th June.

Lotto Jackpot now €15,800

No's drawn on 27th June were: 4. 7. 18. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Andrea Earley, Laragon

Maureen Healy, Seaview Place

Annie McCann, Belderrig

Tom Doherty, Carrowcubic

Eileen Healy, Main Street

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


In Humberts Footsteps and the Giro de Baile ‘16

Thinking of making a weekend of it in North Mayo?
Kilcummin is just a short trip from Ballycastle so why not join them after the Giro de Baile on Saturday 30th or Sunday 31st July.
(You might spot some British or French soldiers on your Giro route so keep a close eye out for them).

National Winner of the 'Gathering Event of the Year' 2013, 'In Humberts Footsteps', one of Irelands greatest 1798 Rebellion living history events will be in Kilcummin, County Mayo, on 30/31 July, site of the landing in 1798 of French General Humbert.

French soldiers, Redcoats, Pikemen and women, skirmishes, 1798 Military Camp, muskets, bayonets, swords, cannon guns and much more - now in it's third year, this amazing family friendly free living history event is not to be missed!

Experience what life was like in Kilcummin in 1798, the year since known as Bliain na bhFrancach - 'The Year of the French.' 'Probably the Best Living History Event in Ireland '

In Humberts' Footsteps'- Furthering Franco-Irish Relations.


Giro de Baile takes place on Sunday 31st July in Ballycastle.

Email or contact 0863225128.



The death occurred on Friday 24th June of Johnny Healy, Doonfeeney, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his wife Nuala, sons Stephen, Kevin and Michael, daughter Amanda, brothers Paddy and Martin, grandchildren, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.




Mayo Junior A Championship – Group3. Rd 3 :
Ballintubber v Ballycastle on Saturday 2nd July at 7.00pm in Ray Prendergast Memorial Park , Ballintubber.

Mayo Junior C Championship - Group 4. Rd 3:
Ballycastle v Kilmaine on Sunday 3rd July at 2.00pm in Tom Langan Park .



Mayo Junior A Championship - Group 3:
Ballycastle: 2 – 8; Kilmeena: 1 – 11.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Dan and Dympna McDermott who won €253 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 4th July at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Ballycastle A.C.

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.

Cycling for Beginners

After a very successful Bike week event, Ballycastle Cycling Club have decided to introduce a cycle every second Thursday starting on Thursday 30th June, meeting at the GAA Pitch at 7pm.

Contact Máirtín Flannery for more details.

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 Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact 086-3016691.

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: Kathleen (Anniversary), John & Teresa Forde

Tuesday: People of the Parish

Wednesday: Holy Souls

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 8.00p.m.: (Padre Pio Novena). Pete McDonnell (Anniversary), Behy

Saturday 12.30p.m . : Nuptial Mass for Francis Healy & Emily Golden

Saturday 8.15p.m.: James & Celia Jordan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Vinnie Healy


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Paddy Kelly



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday: Kate Heffernan, Róisín O'Donnell, Leona Ruane, Elise Tuohill

Sunday: Tony Carden, Ashling McDonnell, Keith Carden, Sam Kelly