Local News
Ballycastle >Local News
2nd September '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.

Best of luck to Mayo senior football team in the replay of the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin on Saturday next at 5.00p.m. in Croke Park.


Open night for gymnasium in the Community Hall on Wednesday 9th September from 6.00p.m. - 9.00p.m.   All are welcome

Official opening on Friday 11th September at 8.00p.m. by Michael Ring.

Cake Sale

Cake Sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 5th September at 8.00p.m. with home-made cakes, bread, jams, garden produce and lots of other items. Guess the weight of the cake. Please support. All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church , Ballycastle.


Lotto Jackpot now €11,500

No's drawn on 31st August were: 8. 9. 16. 24. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Healys. Five Envelopes drawn:

Jim Breslin, Kilbride

Saoirse Sweeney, Ballyknock

Michael Cooke, Behy

Patrick Conmy (x 2), Ballycastle

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


Golf Society

Results from outing to Ballina Golf Club:

1st : Vincent Tomas 31pts

2nd : Dick Melrose 30pts

3rd : Oliver Clarke 28pts

4th : Ray Finnerty 27pts

Nearest pin: Ray Finnerty
Longest drive: David Finnerty

Visitors prize: Charlie Foster 31pts

Next outing is Oliver Clarke's captains prize, which is at Enniscrone main course on Saturday 19th September.  1st tee is booked for 12 noon so please could we all be there between 11am and 11.30 am as course is very busy that day. Visitors welcome on the day.  

Contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204 for more information.



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



Ballycastle GAA 50/50 draw winner on 29th August was Anona, Áine, Denise, Geraldine c/o McNamees who won €420.


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


Cycling Club

Club Spin every Wednesday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 9:30am from the Shambles, Ballycastle and McDonnells XL, Killala. New members welcome.

Anyone interested in ordering new Jerseys , Bibs or Gillets, let Máirtín or Noel know by the 19th September.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. for the next few weeks. All welcome to view this latest Exhibition of paintings by local artists.


Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company

Office Space available. Contact 086- 2434288.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


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: Deceased Gilroy Family Members & Catherine Lynn

Tuesday 7.30p.m.: Anthony Joe Tomas, Ballyglass

Wednesday: Dan & Annie O'Horo, Samuel & Mabel Busby

Thursday: Mary & James McHale & Maura Dowd/Chirco

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 12.30p.m.: Seamus Collins (Anniversary)

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Deceased Burke Family Members, Killeen

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Martin & Brigid Healy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Bridget Breslin (nee Grier)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Paddy Kelly



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Rebecca Maguire, Tony Carden, Josh & Tristan Murphy

Sunday: Jamie Timlin, Erin Flannery, Róisín O'Donnell


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Bernie Chambers, Mauretti Bn Uí Fhlatharta

7.00p.m.: Breda O'Toole, Breda McNulty