Ballycastle >Local News
2nd April '14

                                                      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


No's drawn on 29th March were: 5. 15. 18. 19. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €4,100. Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Patrick, Aoibhe, Lisa, The Mews

Kevin Barrett, c/o Burkes

Cecil Jackson, Ballinglen

Walter Robinson, Suífinn Way

Eileen Healy, Ballycastle



The death occurred recently of Richard Timlin, Ballinglen. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary,

sons Colm, Eamon and Richard, daughters Caroline and Patricia, daughters-in-law, sons-in law, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Kevin Loftus Jnr. Crossmolina who died recently (cousin of Declan Clinton and brother in law of Elaine Clinton) .

May they rest in peace.


Cycling Club

Do you enjoy getting out on a bike, but are too intimidated to join a bike club that promotes racing? Are you new to cycling or just ge tting back into riding?
Maybe you are looking for a little motivation to cycle more frequently or want to exercise in the outdoors with some really great people.
Then come join our Club where it's not about speed, it's about FUN.

If you are interested in getting fit, seeing the beautiful North Mayo countryside and making some new friends, then why not join Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club (Ballycastle Cycling Club). We cycle at a pace that suits everyone.
Find us on Facebook or call 0876563249 or 0863225128


Kiddies Korner Playschool

AGM on Friday 11th April at 8pm. Everyone welcome.


Golf Society

Outing to Connemara Golf Course  on weekend of 20/21 June. Anyone interested contact Oliver Clarke (need to finalize numbers).


Line Dancing

Line Dancing classes begin in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Wednesday April 2nd from

8pm - 9.30pm. Enjoy American country music and dance. €5 per class


Set Dancing

Set Dancing classes continue on Wednesday 2nd April from 9.30 - 11.00pm.   New beginners welcome. €5 per class.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m. Contact Mary at 086-8095536.



G.A.A. Club membership is now due.

Prices are as €50, single €30, OAP and student €10.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Sunday 18th May at 11.30a.m. Mass.


Over 55's Club

Over 55's Keep Fit continues in Suífinn Way Centre every Tuesday at 11.30a.m. Outside fitness equipment available to all adults in Suífinn Way Centre.


Music Classes

Music classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm. For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition by Ballycastle Art Group is open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle.



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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more.

Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


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.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Mary & Pat McDonnell & Deceased Family (Doonfeeney)

Tuesday 10.00a.m. : Brigid, Thomas & John Tighe

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday 7.30p.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 8.00p.m.: Richard Timlin

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Tom, Bridget & Tom Ormsby

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen & Michael Burke (Doonfeeney)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Gerry Healy, David Doherty

Sunday : Anna Heffernan, Caoimhe Grier