Ballycastle >Local News
31st August '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.

Lotto Jackpot now €16,700

No's drawn on 29th August were: 4. 11. 22. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Sarah Carey, Doonfeeney

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Carmel Duggan, Killala Bus

Seán Kelly, Ballycastle

Bridget Gaughan, Seaview Place

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


Golf Society

Results from Castlebar Outing:

1st: Oliver Clarke 34pts

2nd: Michael Winters 33pts

3rd: Shane Winters 31pts

Nearest the pin: Michael Kelly

Longest drive: Alan Kelly

Next outing is ‘David Alexander Captain's Prize' in Ballina Golf Club on Saturday 24th September.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am. Visitors welcome. Contact David Alexander on 0877965080 for more information.  




County Junior Quarter Final Replay:

Ballycastle: 2 – 14; Crossmolina Deel Rovers: 1 - 10.

Ballycastle Team: Jason O'Neill, Shane McHale, Barry McHale, Joe Tighe,

John Carey (0-1), Anthony Tighe (1-0), Kevin Healy, Michéal Forde (1-3),

Fergal Forde (0-4, (2 ‘45, 1f), Dermot Kelly (0-3), Shane Healy (0-2 (1f),

Andrew Tighe, Patrick Tighe, Shane Forde (0-1), Simon Barrett.

Subs used : Paul Whelan for Simon Barrett; Declan Caulfield for Patrick Tighe.


Mayo Junior C Championship Quarter Final:

Ballycastle B: 1 – 10; Burrishoole: 3 – 17.



County Junior Semi-Final:

Ballycastle v Balla on Saturday next 3rd September at 5.30p.m. in McHale Park , Castlebar.


All-Ireland Final Tickets:

Paid-up members who would like to have their name considered for a ticket for the All-Ireland football final can send their request to the club secretary Joe Gardiner 0868453067. Requests from non-members cannot be taken. As usual, we expect demand to greatly exceed supply so please be resourceful, reasonable and patient.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Trisha and Willie, Ballycastle who won €265 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  


Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of the following who died recently:

-   Mary McNiff (nee O'Malley) New Jersey and formerly of Kilbride, Ballycastle

     (Sister of Rita Langan, Kilbride).

-   Paddy Conlon, Dromore West (Brother of Fr. Conlon)

-   Jimmy Rushe, Templeboy and Meath (Brother-in-law of Fr. Seán Killeen)

-   Angela Duffy (nee Barrett), Huddersfield, England , and formerly from Ballybeg,

     Kilfian (Sister of Carmel McDonnell, Doonfeeney).

May they rest in peace.


Cemetery Mass

Doonfeeney Cemetery on Friday 9th September at 7.00.p.m.



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


Cake Sale

Cake Sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 10th September at 8.00p.m. with home-made cakes, bread, jams, bric-a-brac, 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.


LEADER RDP Funding Information

The new LEADER EU Rural Development Programme (RDP) 2014-2020 programme is now open in Mayo. LEADER is a community-led, local development initiative promoting social inclusion, poverty reduction, economic development and environmental initiatives in rural areas.
Individuals, community groups and small businesses can apply for funding to deliver projects that address these objectives. 
Moy Valley Resources IRD and Mayo North East are hosting a series of LEADER information meetings with one scheduled for Tuesday 13th September at 7.30p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall.

We will present information about the new LEADER programme, and Expression of Interest (EOI) forms will be available. You will have an opportunity to meet with a project officer or to arrange a further meeting.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information please contact the following:
Jacqui D. Uí Mhonacháin, Community Development Officer, Moy Valley Resources. Ballina. Tel: (096) 70905 | Email:  
James Golden, RDP Project Manager, Mayo North East LEADER Partnership, Foxford
Tel: (094) 9256745 | Email:


Hall AGM

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM will take place on 14th September at 8.00p.m.

New members welcome.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training will re-commence on Friday August 26th at 7pm at the local pitch.


Garda in attendance

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



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.


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


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

Mass Times:

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

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Sheila Campbell (Month's Mind)

Wednesday: People of the Parish

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Paddy, Lizzie, Paddy Jnr & Leigh Langan, Ann & Frank Whelan, Dan & Dick Munnelly.

Friday 8.00p.m.: Kathleen Healy, Glenurla

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Bridget (Anniversary) & John Collins

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Purcell, Glenurla


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday: George O'Grady



Saturday: George O'Grady

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday: Josh & Tristan Murphy

Sunday: Tony & Keith Carden