Ballycastle >Local News
30th 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.


County Final :

Best wishes to Ballycastle team in the County Junior ‘B' Football Championship Final v Breaffy on Saturday at 7.30p.m. in McHale Park, Castlebar.


50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Martin Doherty who won €341.

Recent Weddings

Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Maresa Earley, Laragon and Anthony Kelly, Lacken who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle and to Michael Bonner, Ballycastle and Christine Cunningham, Ballina who were also married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle.


Lotto Jackpot now €11,900

No's drawn on 28th September were: 2. 10. 11. 24. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Ellen Walsh, c/o Katie Macs

Declan Gillespie, Bellacorick

Martin Walsh, Annaghmore

P.J. & Caitriona Gillespie, Ballina

Philomena Tomas, Ballycastle

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


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in Ballycastle Hall, in aid of St. Brigid's National School, on Saturday 3rd October starting at 9.30p.m. Music by TJ the DJ. Adm: €8.

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.


Art appreciation and technique for Adults 

Ballycastle Community Hall presents Wild Atlantic Dreams, explore your creativity.
Art appreciation and technique for Adults,  for absolute beginners to near professionals. Spend a few sociable hours and try your hand at something new. No experience needed. 5 weeks on Thursdays starting October 8th, 1pm-3pm at Ballycastle Community Hall. 
Room for 15. Booking necessary. 086-822-2126. Only €1 per class (for provided materials).  Facilitated by Nuala Clarke, local artist.  Made possible by support from the Education Training Board.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 5 th October at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.



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.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club meet on Friday evenings from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m. at the pitch. Athletes from 5yrs upwards welcome.


Karen Hendy Exhibition

Exhibition ' The Littoral' by Irish Artist Karen Hendy continues until 30th October 2015 at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle.

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.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


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: Martin Doherty (Doonfeeney)

Tuesday: Anthony Barrett

Wednesday: People of the Parish

Thursday: Elaine Madden

Thursday 12.00noon: Scoil Naomh Bríd opening of school year Mass.

Friday 8.00p.m.: Mary & Peter Carey (Padre Pio Mass)

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

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Willie Barrett (1st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Michael A. O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Finn McDermott Cox, Kim Stadler

Sunday: Adam Clinton, Mia Tighe


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Mary Bryce, Eileen Healy

7.00p.m.: Bridie Hunt, Caroline Hunt