Ballycastle >Local News
2nd November '16

                                                      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.

Lotto Jackpot €17,600

No's drawn on 31st October were: 2. 6. 17. 20. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Mary A. Sweeney, Cappagh

Andrew & Margaret Gardiner, Knockaun

Sarah Behan, Ballina


M. Doherty, Suífinn Way

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



Card Game

Ballycastle G.A.A. Annual Card Game will take place on Sunday 6th November in Ballycastle Hall at 8.30p.m.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Seamus McDonnell who won €225 in last week's 50/50 draw.



Ballycastle GAA AGM takes place on November 11th at 8.30pm in the Hall. Everyone welcome. Cairde Baile an Chaisil will be launched on the night.



Sympathy is extended to the sons, daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends of Mrs Bridget Doherty, Belderrig Beg who died last week (Mother of Seamus (Carrowcubic) and Michael (Doonfeeney).

May she rest in peace.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will take place in Ballycastle on Saturday 26th November from 12noon – 6.00pm and 8.00pm – 9.30pm & Sunday 27th November from 12noon – 4.00pm. with a large variety of hand-made crafts and home baking.

Raffle for Hamper and other prizes. Admission Free. All welcome.

To book a table contact 086 3787551 or 086 3636208.


Halloween spooky walk

A big thank you to everyone who helped out on the Halloween spooky walk. A great time was had by young and old and we hope to run this event again in 2017. Congratulations to Healy's Bar who won first prize in the Halloween window display and to Geraldine O'Connor who came second. 

The guys behind the spooky walk hope to organise a Christmas event, more details in the coming weeks.


Art Classes for Adults

Informative and fun art classes for Adults at Ballycastle Community Hall. Colour mixing, Collage, Abstraction, Print and more! All welcome. All materials provided. €5- per class. Tuesdays beginning November 8th finishing December 6th. 10am-12:30pm. Email or text Nuala to reserve a spot: 086-822-2126. Supported by funding from MSLETB.



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


Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

Suífinn Centre

Dr. John Crowley items/History/Art, Felt and Oil Paintings will continue to be on display in Suífinn Centre until 1 st November. Open daily 10am – 1pm Monday – Friday or on request contact Florrie 096-43005 or 086-0506262.


Exercise Group

Exercise Group continues on Tuesdays in Suífinn Centre at 11.30a.m. New members welcome.


Cycling fitness

Cycling Turbo training will take place after Halloween and is open to everyone.

Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club have a number of spare turbo trainers that can be borrowed for the session but these are on first come first served basis. The turbo session is also an ideal way to improve fitness and offers the ability to train at your own pace in an indoor setting. Contact Máirtin 0863225128 or Noel 0863828713 for more details.


Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes in the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Contact 086 3016691.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Fridays at 7pm at the local pitch.


Garda in attendance

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



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

Irish dancing classes in St John's Hall. Beginners class 6.30-7.30pm, Advanced class 7.30-8.30pm.  Newcomers welcome. Contact 089494435/0860687342


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.

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: Patrick (Anniversary) & Margaret Killeen & Deceased Killeen Family

Tuesday 11.30a.m.: Deceased Members of the Whelan & Delaney Families

Wednesday: Holy Souls

Thursday: Michael (Anniversary), Katie, Anthony & Michael T. Walsh & Deceased Family

Friday 8.00p.m.: John Donnelly (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Anthony & Celia Kearney (Crott) & Julia & Micheal Connor

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Eileen Horsfield & Seán & Michael McHale


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday: As arranged



Saturday: John Maughan

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday: As arranged

Sunday: As arranged