Ballycastle >Local News
30th August '17

                                                     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 August were: 2. 20. 25. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €2,800. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Healy Family, Behy

Betty & Walter Jackson, Ballinglen

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff

A. McCann, Belderrig

Kevin & Graham Gillespie, Ballina


Exhibition Opening

Nana Gregory "Cultural Salvage" in the Ballinglen Gallery 2nd - 25th September.

Opening Saturday 2nd September at 8pm.

Everyone Welcome. Refreshments Served.

Tel/Fax: 096 43184 



Mayo Senior League:

Kilfian v Ballycastle on Saturday 2nd September at 6.30p.m. in Kilfian.



Congratulations to Eilis Ormsby winner of last week's 50/50 (€200).


All Ireland Tickets:

Looking for All-Ireland tickets? Ballycastle GAA Club are running a competition for three tickets to the biggest match of the year, each entry costs €5 or 3 for €10. Check out local businesses for more details and best of luck to everyone.



Sympathy is extended to Rita McLucas, Ballyglass on the death of her brother Eamon Cummins, Ballybeg, Kilfian and Ballina who died recently. May he rest in peace.


Fundraiser for St. Lukes

A special evening of music, in aid of Friends of St Luke's Hospital, has been organised by

Mary Geraldine McHale (nee McDonnell) at 9pm on Saturday 16th September.
Music by Grace Kelly who will be joined by local artists. Tickets are €10 and can be got from most local businesses. Tickets will also be for sale at the door on the night. Refreshments will be served and a raffle will be held. Your support is greatly appreciated.
A Tractor Run will also take place at 5pm the same day - ‘Tractors for Geraldine'. 
Registration for the tractor run is set to take place from 4.30pm until 5pm sharp in the Seaview Lounge. Any mode of transport is welcome cars, bikes, etc. Refreshments will be served.


Cake Sale

Cake sale, in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 16th September at 8.00p.m. with home-made cakes, bread and jams. Garden Produce and lots of other items. Guess the weight of the cake.

All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church, Ballycastle. Please support.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Course

Contact vice captain for information about this outing at 0868072002


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10;

Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5. Phone 085 7571594.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities (Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.


Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

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


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,

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

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: 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

Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Paddy & Patricia Conmy

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Noel Deane

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Bridie (Anniversary), Pat & Jack Langan

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Carol Redmond. Padre Pio Novena .

Friday 1.00p.m.: Wedding Mass for Emma Doherty & Darren Dempsey

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tony Padden (Anniversary)

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


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Busby



Saturday Vigil: E. Loftus, E. Touhill

Sunday 11.30a.m.: J. & T. Murphy