Ballycastle >Local News
2nd October '13

                                                      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 28th September were: 4. 8. 13. 18. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €1,500. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Maggie Walshe, Glenedagh

Vincent McGuinness, Suífinn Way

John Healy, Behy

Michael & Michelle, c/o Healys

Gabrielle McHale, Killala


Coffee Morning

Coffee morning in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice, in Belderrig Bay Hotel, Sunday 6th October after 10 o'clock mass.  


Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Harvest Thanksgiving Service in St. John's Church of Ireland , Ballycastle on Friday 11th October at 8.00p.m. Preacher: The Very Rev. Patrick Rooke, Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry. All welcome.


WG Meeting

Women's Group Meeting on Tuesday 8th October at 7.30p.m.


Badminton/ Volleyball

Badminton on Tuesday nights at 8.00p.m. in the Community Hall. Anyone interested in Volleyball on Wednesday nights at 8.00p.m. contact 089-4607901.


‘Kiddies Korner'

‘Kiddies Korner' Playschool, Ballycastle are inviting applicants to join their relief panel. Fetac Leval 5 or equivalent essential. Please post CV including copies of relevant qualifications and two written references to ‘Kiddies Korner', Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo or e-mail to (please note change of email address).


Book Club

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

Set Dancing classes

Set dancing classes starting in St. John's Hall on Wednesday 25th September from



Music Class

Music classes in St John's Hall on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm with Maria 086-3016691.

New beginners very welcome. 


Golf Society

Next outing is to Castlebar Golf Club (captains day). Limited amount of spaces available.   Contact Dominic Flanagan on 0876950976 or Michael Winters on 0872290145.  



Bingo in Ballycastle Community Hall on Monday nights at 8.30p.m .


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.)


Art Exhibition

Ballycastle Art Group Annual Art Exhibition ‘Fáilte' will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle. www.ballycastletourism/



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


Outdoor Gym

The new outdoor fitness gym in Suífinn Way Estate is open to anybody over the age of 50. The equipment is clearly marked with instructions on how to use each individual piece.

For further information contact Suífinn Way Centre:

Phone No: 096-43848




Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.


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


Weekly Newsletter compiled by Maeve Dunne 2/10/13

Church Notices


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Anthony Tomas

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Bridget & Thomas Tighe

Wednesday: Brigid, Ann & Anthony Hoban, Ballina

Thursday: Brigid, Mary & Annie Sweeney

Friday 8.00p.m.: Johnny Tomas (Padre Pio Novena)

Saturday 12.00noon: Mary & James McHale & Mary Dowd Chinco

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Teresa Forde (Anniversary) Harvest Thanksgiving Mass

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Thomas & Margaret Healy & Deceased Family Members


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Chloe Scott, Kevin Scott

Sunday : Niamh McAndrew, Lauren Healy



7.00p.m.: Rita Langan, John Morgan

7.30p.m.: Margaret Walsh, Mary Timlin