Ballycastle >Local News
2nd December '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.

Christmas Fair in Belderrig

Christmas Fair in Belderrig Community Centre on Sunday 6th December starting at 12.30p.m. Tables €10. Contact Eilis on 0877936942 to book.


Congratulations to Martin Sweeney, Shane Grier, Shane Maughan and Fionnán Mac Conghamhna on winning the Scór na nÓg County Final Table Quiz in Breaffy. They will now represent Ballycastle GAA and Mayo in the All Ireland Finals in Killarney in January.


50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Geraldine Munnelly who won €305.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus is coming to Ballycastle Hall on Sunday 6th December at 3.00p.m.

Music, treats and fun guaranteed. €3 per child.


Ballycastle Community Alert

AGM in the Hall 3rd December at 9.00p.m. All welcome. Text Alert System is up and running. Anyone wishing to join can contact Joe 086 8453067, Michael 087 2675179 or Caroline 086 3974408. Also, pendants available for people 65 years and over.


Monster Raffle

Ballycastle Community Hall are holding a monster Christmas Raffle with

1st prize: Hamper valued at €250

2nd prize: His & Her Watches

3rd : €50

4th : Cosmetic Set

5th : 2 Bottles of Wine.

Draw will take place at the Christmas Bingo on Monday 21st December. Tickets, at €2 each or 3 for €5, are on sale locally and on Monday nights at Bingo.


Christmas Fair

Women's Group would like to sincerely thank all who helped in any way with the running of the Christmas Fair and Raffle last weekend.

Raffle winners were:

1st : Kitty Fitzpatrick, Muingelly

2nd : Tony Doores

3rd : Charlotte Dunne

4th : Molly Garvin Doherty, Killala

5th : Gretta Byrne

Winner of ‘Guess the weight of the cake' was Elizabeth Munnelly & Greg.

Carol Service

Carol Service in St. John's Church , Ballycastle on Sunday 13th December at 8.00p.m. Refreshments after in St. John's Hall. All welcome.



Sympathy is extended to Ann O'Gorman, Sea Road on the death of her sister Jane Leggett, Sligo .


Sympathy is also extended to the family, grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends of Evelyn Flaherty, Killala (Mother of Christine Tighe, Shanaghy).


May they rest in peace.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Saturday mornings at 10am at the football pitch – junior and senior infants meet at the Community Hall. New members welcome

Check out our facebook page - Ballycastle AC Mayo, for more news on club events. 


Kiddies Korner Superdraw

The 1st draw in Kiddies Korner Superdraw will take place on Friday 4th December at 12.00noon in the Playschool. A total of €7,000 in prizes – 5 x €1,000 and 4 x €500 - will be won by some of our lucky lotto members on the day. Light refreshments will be served as well as other surprises. All welcome.


Lotto Jackpot now €12,800

No's drawn on 30th November were: 1. 7. 9. 13. No Jackpot winner.

Next Draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Seán O'Grady, Main Street

Vincent & Colette Healy, Seaview Place

Rebecca Maguire, Glenurla

P. J. McCann, Belderrig

Richard Timlin & Phil Tomas

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


Cycling Club

Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club AGM will take place on Sunday 13th December at 7.00p.m. in the Wolfdog Tavern, Killala. It's a chance for members and new members to voice opinions, suggest developments to the club and vote for the 2015 committee and proposals. If you think cycling is for you, why not come along and see what we are about .


Golf Society

Next outing is to Enniscrone flat 9 on 19th December. This is or annual Christmas scramble.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am. For more info contact 

David Alexander on 0877965080. Visitors and new members welcome.


Benefit Dance

Benefit Dance in Ballycastle Hall on Tuesday 29th December.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 7th December at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Christmas Party

Annual Senior Citizen's Christmas Party will take place in the Community Hall on Sunday 13th December at 3.00p.m.


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.



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 Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


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: 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.

Thursday: Men & 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: Holy Souls

Tuesday: Peter & Mary Sweeney

Wednesday: Deceased members of the Finnerty & McNulty families

Thursday: Peter & Mary Kelly and Deceased family members

Friday: Katie, Joe and Jody Bryce

Friday 8.00p.m.: Michael & Ellen Langan (Padre Pio Novena)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Paddy (Anniversary) & Anna Winters

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John, Loretto & Willie Grier, Glenurla


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Mary Hefferon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Nuala Delaney



Saturday Vigil: Rebecca Maguire, Mia Tighe

Sunday: Adam Clinton, Josh Murphy


Adoration: (Tuesday)

Adoration is discontinued for the present.