Ballycastle >Local News
30th March '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.


Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta

Baile an Chaisil v Achill on Saturday next 2nd April at 1.00p.m. in Doohoma.

Final on Sunday 3rd at 2.00p.m. in Doohoma.


Club Text Messages

If members would like to receive match alerts for Baile an Chaisil GAA Club for 2016, please text your name, email and phone number to Máirtín Flannery PRO at 0863225128 or email You will need to download the Viper app and we will keep everyone informed of upcoming games, dates, fixtures and venues. Full details of all fixtures and match reports are on


Club Trip to Leeds
CLG Baile an Chaisil are hoping to have a club weekend away to Leeds in October.
This is a trip for players of the club but anyone else who would like to go is more than welcome but must book their own flights and accommodation. For more information contact Joe Gardiner/Martin Heffernan.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Martina Maughan, Cappagh who won €235 in last week's 50/50 draw.


National School training

National School training on Saturdays at 1pm in Tom Langan Park .


Ballinglen Gallery

Saturday 2nd April 2.00 p.m. - "Kathleen Lynn & Mayo's Forgotten 'Strong' Women"

A talk by Dr Maureen Langan-Egan, author of "Women in Mayo" 1851-1881.

Ballinglen will host a day of story-telling in celebration of 1916 and the huge contribution of women during that time.   Do come along and enjoy an open discussion, and exchange stories in relation to 1916.

Refreshments served, free of charge.


The Exhibition based on 1916 Suffragette Kathleen Lynn runs until 30th April in the Ballinglen Gallery.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Madeline Boyd (nee Duggan), Carrowmore-Lacken who died on Friday 25th March (Mother of Susan Tighe, Carramore).

May she rest in peace.


Athletic Club

From April 8th, Athletic training moving to Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.


Giro de Baile

Now in its third year, the Giro de Baile has attracted cyclists from all across Ireland and the world who congregate on this beautiful part of North Mayo for our annual cycling event. But they don't do it in vain - they do it to raise funds for a series of good causes through a host of charities.

We are delighted to announce, and equally proud, that the nominated charities for the 2016 Giro de Baile are:

- Naomh Padraig Juvenile GAA

- Irish Cancer Society

- St. Muredach's Cathedral Restoration Fund

- Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation

- Family Carers Ireland

We look forward, with your support, to helping them achieve their goals for 2016.

Don't forget, for the best chance to secure a place for this year's event, Early Bird registration which remains open until 20th April .


Lotto Jackpot now €14,500

No's drawn on 28th March were: 5. 6. 8. 21. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Bridget Gaughan, Seaview Place

A.M.C. Dunne, Ballycastle

Alan Doores, Doonadoba

Mary Kenny, Main Street

Tom Bourke, Annaghmore

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



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 4th April at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.

Golf Society

Our away outing this year is the weekend of the 16/17 June to Salthill, staying at the Clayburn Hotel, playing Tuam Golf Course on the way down on Friday and playing Barna Golf Course on the Saturday.  Anyone interested in going can contact Gerry Henry on 0879391689 for more information. Visitors welcome. 

Cycling Club

Club Spins for Members at 8am on Sundays from the Shambles.
If you know anyone interested in getting into cycling for beginners, Couch to the Giro continues at 9am on Saturdays from the Shambles, Ballycastle. All you need is a Bike (any), a Helmet and Motivation.


Irish Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact 086-3016691.

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



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.


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

First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 15th May.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: People of the Parish

Tuesday: Francie (Anniversary) & Annie Donoghue

Wednesday: John & Mary Kate Kelly

Thursday: Willie Doherty & Deceased Family Members (Ballymachugh)

Friday 8.00p.m. : Eddie Gilmartin (Anniversary). Padre Pio Novena

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Tom & Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen & Michael Bourke


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday: Adam Clinton, Tony Carden

Sunday: Mia Tighe, Finn McDermott Cox