Ballycastle >Local News
2nd August '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     


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile cycling event takes place on Sunday 6th August 2017 at 10am from Ballycastle Village .

The Giro de Baile routes take in the towns of Ballycastle, Lacken, Killala, Crossmolina, Moygownagh, Bellacorick, Bangor , Barnatra, Pullathomas, Cornboy, Porturlin, Belderrig and its purpose is to show off beautiful North Mayo. 

Please be patient with cyclists - they are vulnerable road users and appreciate your being mindful of their safety. They may look confident, but underneath all that lycra, there's a good chance they may be at least a little nervous, particularly if there is heavy traffic, and at busy intersections.

Expect bikes on all roads and at all intersections and roundabouts in North Mayo from 10am to 6pm on Sunday 6th. We thank you for your cooperation and we hope you have a safe and enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend.


Anyone interested in helping out on the day of the Giro de Baile with a bit of stewarding, food prep, pre race set up and demobilisation please feel free to join us.

It is all for a good cause and is an enjoyable way to spend your free time organising a worthwhile event with the community and a great bunch of people. Please contact Mairtín 086-3225128 if you can spare a few hours on the day. 

We would also like to inform people of a little disturbance around the hall and village on the 6th August and we appreciate your patience in this matter.


Family Cycle will take place on Saturday 5th August at 6.00p.m.


For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

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


Belderrig Bronze Man

Belderrig Bronze Man Triathalon (Swim, Cycle, Run) will take place on Saturday 5th August. 

Registration 1.00 - 1.45p.m. at the shore.

Men's Race at 2.00p.m.

Women's Race at 2.30p.m.

Junior Bronze Man at 3.30p.m. (Ages 10 - 15).


No's drawn on 31st July were: 9. 10. 16. 24. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now €2,400.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

J. & A. Greene, Ballycastle

Padraic McBrien, Ballycastle

Ciara McAndrew, Katie Macs

Cath Doores, Doonadoba

Helen Bourke, Annaghmore



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Kathleen Brogan, St. John's, Riverside , Ballinamore, Kiltimagh and formerly of Ballina Road , Crossmolina who died this week (Sister of Barbara Kelly, Carrowcubic).

May she rest in peace.


Exhibition Opening

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

Varvara Shavrova "Land and Sea"

Ballinglen Gallery, 12th - 31st August

Opening Saturday 12th August at 8pm

Refreshments Served, Everyone Welcome

Tel/Fax 09643184


G.A.A. News

50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Elise and Aoibhinn Touhill winners of last week's 50/50 draw (€260).

Club Gear:

CLG Baile an Chaisil are presently taking orders for Club Gear. Anyone interested in ordering gear please contact Deaglán Mac Congamhna 0872515292 or email

Keith Wilson Exhibition

Solo Exhibition entitled ‘BEING HERE' by Keith Wilson RUA will continue in Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet until 15th August. The Exhibition will include recent paintings and drawings.

For many years, Keith has been concerned with describing the natural world of his immediate environment, at home and away, highlighting notions of stillness, awareness and how it can be important to return and look again. Do come along to see this wonderful Exhibition.

For more information please visit

Seaview Residents Reunion

Seaview Residents Committee are delighted to invite former residents of Seaview Place between 1985 and 2017 to a reunion on Friday August 25th at 7.00p.m.

Join us for an evening to reconnect with other former residents over drinks and live music. The evening will also include a Mass for deceased and sick members of Seaview and a BBQ.
If you know another former resident who has not received the reunion invitation, please encourage them to come along.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 for more details.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities ( Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries

of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Baile an Chaisil CC

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.


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

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.


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

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Mary O'Malley, nee Bourke (1st Anniversary)

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Martin & Eileen Heffernan (Anniversary)

Friday 7.00p.m.: Michael & Sheila Healy & Deceased Family Members

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Joe O'Donnell (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Máirtín O'Flatharta


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maura Fox



Saturday Vigil: J. & T. Murphy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. Heffernan, S. Kelly