Ballycastle >Local News
29th March '17

                                                     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.

Just a few photos of St. Patrick's Day Parade in Photo Gallery.

Lotto Jackpot €19,700

No's drawn on 27th March were: 4. 11. 15. 22. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

A. & F. Scott, c/o P.O.

Kevin Loftus, Keerglen

Kevin & Graham Gillespie, Ballina

The Munnellys, The Acres, Killala

Brendan Nealon, Ballyknock


Limits on Lotto licences have been revised and Jackpot may now reach €30,000.

Easter Lotto: If Jackpot is not won, winners of the 5 envelopes drawn on Easter Monday will each receive €100.

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

G.A.A. News


Exclusive Junior A Semi Final:   Ballycastle: 1 – 11; Lahardane McHales: 1 – 14.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Conor Tomas winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€265).


Mayo Match:

The Club will be bringing the National School children to the Mayo v Donegal Match on Sunday and to Supermacs after. We hope they enjoy the day.


Presentation Night:

Ballycastle GAA Presentation Night on Saturday 8th April at 9.45p.m. in Healys.



Club membership is now due. Family membership: €60; Adult Membership: €40;

Student & OAP Membership: €20; Child U-12Membership: €10.


Daffodil Day

Amount raised in Ballycastle €1240 (Kilfian: €95.80; Ballycastle: €1144.20). Thank you to all who donated, all who helped in any way and to Michéal & Antoinette Jackson and Michael & Barbara Kelly for supplying the daffodils.


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Frank Moyles, London and Annaghbeg, Kilfian who died recently (Brother of John Moyles).

May he rest in peace.


Instructor Cycling Course

A Sprocket Rocket instructor cycling course will be held on the 1st April in Ballycastle. This is a one day course from 10am to 4.30pm. If you are interested in taking part, or for more information, contact Máirtin Flannery on 0863225128.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Ballycastle Cycling Club next outing is in Ballina next Sunday, from Ballina Leisure Centre at 10.00a.m. Please wear Club gear.


Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.

Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.



The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Sam Reveles "The Impossibility of Measuring Our Connectivity: New Painting and Drawings"

18th March – 15th April 2017

Tel/Fax 096 43184


Golf Society

Anyone interested in going on away trip to Esker Hills, Tullamore on the weekend of 23/24 June, contact Alan Kelly (0868672002) for more information.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August ( Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall.

New Members welcome.



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.


Over 55 Exercise Club


Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

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


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,

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: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Bridget, Tom, Tommy & Padraig Doherty

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: For all sympathisers at the time of Peter Sweeney Funeral

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Francie (Anniversary) & Annie Donoghue

Friday 7.00p.m.: Holy Souls

Saturday 12.00noon: Ann Harrison (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Katie, Martin & Michael McHale

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mickey Burke (1st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Busby



Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tony & Keith Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Katelyn O'Donnell, Nathan Doherty