Ballycastle >Local News
2nd May '18

                                                     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     



No's drawn on 30th April were: 3. 14. 18. 24. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €6,300. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary Teresa Ruddy, Creevesbeg

Kellie Barrett, Ballycastle

Wanda & Michael Doherty Snr., Ballycastle

Marian & Seán Timlin, Ballinglen

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle


Exhibition at the Ballinglen Gallery

Richard Gorman "KOZO" opens on Saturday 5th May at 8pm and runs until 5th June 2018. The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo F26X5N3. Everyone Welcome. Refreshments Served. Tel/Fax: 096 43184 Email:



50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Shauna Donnelly, Killala winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€197).


Div 3:

Ballycastle: 1 – 09; Bonniconlon: 0 - 18


Up coming fixture:
Junior A Championship: Ballycastle v Ardagh on Monday 7th May at 12 in Ardagh.


Tom Langan Park development:

A meeting will be held this Saturday in the Community Hall at 9pm for those who wish to help/volunteer their expertise and time in the development of Tom Langan Park . As this is such a big undertaking by the Club any help/advice, no matter how small, would be valued.



Seaview Residents meeting on Wednesday 9th May in Seaview Lounge at 8pm to discuss plans for the summer.


‘Needle Clickers'

Meeting every second Tuesday until the end of June. Next meeting on Tuesday 15th May at 8.30p.m . in the Resource Centre. We are knitting for charities at the moment. Come along and bring a friend.



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday 7th May at 8.30p.m. Jackpot €500 on 46 numbers, otherwise €200.



Yoga class in the Resource Centre, Ballycastle on Thursdays from 7.30p.m. – 8.45p.m.

Contact Bernie on 087 2511726 for information or to book a place.


Golf Society

Outing to Woodstock Golf Course, Ennis is on the weekend of the 22/23 June.

Contact Ray Finnerty for more information on 0863799515. 


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Katie & Martin McDonnell & Mary Barrett

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Tommy & Noel Boland, Kieran Cooke & Peter Duffy

Friday 7.00p.m.: Michael & Elizabeth Scott (Anniversaries)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Thomas, Bridget & Martin Healy (Behy) & Deceased Family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mai & Anthony Quinn & Teresa & Michael Kenny


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Seán Callaghan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: Roisín O'Donnell, Keith Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Cillian Scott, Niamh Fox