Ballycastle >Local News
30th April '14

                                                      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

Festival Meeting

Ballycastle/Belderrig Events Committee are holding a meeting to organise a Festival for the coming Summer. New members welcome. Meeting will take place on Wednesday 7th May in the Resource Centre at 9.00p.m.



No's drawn on 26th April were: 1. 22. 29. 30. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €4,500. Next Draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Declan Gillespie, Derra, Bellacorrick

P. J. McCann, Belderrig

Kathleen Rowland, Downpatrick View

Declan Gernon, c/o Michael Tomas

Francie Ruane, Ballycastle


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Annie Carey, Bangor Erris who died recently (Mother of Evelyn McHale, Belderrig).

May she rest in peace.


‘The Real McCoy'

‘The Real McCoy', presented by Mid West Radio Players, in Ballycastle Community Hall on

Sunday 18th May 2014 commencing at 8.00p.m. sharp. Admission €15.


Fianna Fáil Function

A Pre-Election Function will be held in Seaview Lounge, Ballycastle on Sunday 4 th May 2014 at 9.00p.m. Local Candidate Eamon Moore will attend and also guest speakers. Music and refreshments.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is open again downstairs in the Resource Centre. Feel free to call in and see our range of items in stock. The room upstairs in the Resource Centre is free for meetings. To book, call Frances Burke 086-2434288.


Club 55 Exercise Group

Club Exercise Group at 11.30a.m. each Tuesday in Suífinn Way Centre. All welcome. Outdoor Gym available any time for all adults in the community also for tourists and visitors.


Water Safety

Water Safety Classes commencing on Monday 21 st July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 (after 6p.m.)


Ballycastle Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k Coastal Challenge road race/fun run takes place this year on 28 th June and will introduce a 6k fun run/walk route in addition to the 10k.
Contact Mike on 0879145551 or email


Golf Society

Outing to Connemara Golf Club on weekend of June 20/21. Visitors and new members welcome.  For more information on trip contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


Cycling Club

If you are interested in getting fit, seeing the beautiful North Mayo countryside and making some new friends, then why not join Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club (Ballycastle Cycling Club). We cycle at a pace that suits everyone.
Find us on Facebook or call 0876563249 or 0863225128


Music Classes

Music classes on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm.

For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.


Book Club

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



G.A.A. Club membership is now due.

Prices are as €50, single €30, OAP and student €10.

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Sunday 18 th May at 11.30a.m. Mass.


Art Exhibition


Art Exhibition by Ballycastle Art Group is open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – the Resource Centre Gallery, Ballycastle.



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, 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.)



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

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


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Seán Walker

Tuesday : People of the Parish

Wednesday: Josie Connor

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Edith Bilbow

Friday 7.00p.m.: James, Annie & Paul Doherty

Friday 8.00p.m.: Richard Timlin (Month's Mind)

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Fred Hammond (Anniversary)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Mai & Anthony Quinn

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John (Anniversary) & Bridget Collins


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Kelly



Saturday: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Florrie McBrien



Saturday Vigil: To be arranged

Sunday : To be arranged


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Gabrielle & Des Gribbin

7.00p.m.: Anne & P.J. Madden