Ballycastle >Local News
3rd June '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.


Mayo G.A.A. Junior C Football Championship - Group 3. (Round 1)
Sunday 7th June. 12.00noon. Venue: Louisburgh

Louisburgh v Baile an Chaisil.  Ref: Richard Cosgrove


Paid up club members are invited to order tickets to the Galway v Mayo match in Pearse Stadium, Galway on 14th June. Please contact Joe Gardiner immediately for Tickets.


Two Rounds of the Colm Kenny Tournament will be played on Sunday 7th June at 12.00noon. The finals will then take place on Saturday 13th in Ballycastle starting at 12.00noon.


The death occurred last week of Kathleen (Ita) Tomas (nee Walsh), Belderrig.

Mother of Michéal, Kevin, Richard, Vincent, Anne, Kathleen, Derbhla, Fiona and the late Mary and Tom and wife of the late Tom (Toss).

Sympathy is extended to her family, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. May she rest in peace.


Raffle Winners

Winners of the raffle held by Ballycastle Hall Committee in aid of the Gymnasium were:

1st Prize: (Drinks Hamper value €150) Amy Carroll, Rowan Trees, Tavraun, Killkelly.

2nd Prize: (B & B plus Evening Meal for 2 in the Diamond Coast Hotel, Enniscrone). Eleanor Moran,

The Acres, Killala

3rd Prize: (Occasional Table value €109). Paddy Collins, 35 Roches Tce., Ballina

4th Prize: (2 Bottles of Wine). Tony D'Arcy Jnr., Ballycastle

Family Fun Cycle

Baile an Chaisil cycling club invite you to Family Fun Cycle on 13th June from Ballycastle Hall at 10:30a.m. This Event is free and we encourage young and old to join us on the day. Refreshments after in Ballycastle Hall. Distance will be less than 10km so come and join us. No Helmet no Cycle.
Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 Noel Kelly 0863828713 or any Baile an Chaisil club member for more details.


Launch of Giro de Baile

Launch of the Giro de Baile (North Mayo Cycling Sportive) takes place on 13th June at 9:30pm in Katie Mac's, Ballycastle.
Promotional Video will be shown on the night with Music and Refreshments and Special Guests.   All Welcome.
The Charities to benefit from the Giro de Baile this year are Kiddies Korner, Cancer Care West, River Moy Rescue Ballina, Annaghmore Social Centre and the Irish Cancer Society.

Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128, Noel Kelly 0863828713 or any Baile an Chaisil club member for more details.

Golf Society

Next outing is on weekend of 5/6 June, away trip to Bundoran Golf Club, Co. Donegal.

For information on tee times and accommodation, contact David Alexander on 0877965080. Visitors welcome. 



Lotto Jackpot €10,200 .

No's drawn on 31st May were: 9. 13. 18. 19. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

A.& J. Greene, Ballycastle

Miley & Eddie, c/o Healys

Tom Bourke, Annaghmore

Cath Doores, Doonadoba

Sarah Healy, Ballycastle

Tickets can be purchased at the following locations: John Burkes, Healy's Bar, Post Office, Katie Macs, Kiddies Korner Playschool, Craft Shop.


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 13th July at Lacken Pier. All enquiries to Anne on 096-43180 after 6.00p.m.


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market takes place on Fridays from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k and 6k Road Race, Walk and Fun Run on Saturday 27th June at 2.00p.m. Chip timing. Cash prizes, Medals for competing and cash prizes for winners. Enter now. €15 Adults entry fee, Under-18's €5, Family €20.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Centre (behind the Community Hall) , Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Gallery

Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (Closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00p.m.)


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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. 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 11.00a.m.: Exam Students

Tuesday: Doll & Willie Healy

Wednesday: John & Kathleen Nealon

Thursday 7.30p.m.: Tom & Marjorie Doores

Friday 8.00p.m.: Michael & Ellen Langan. Padre Pio Novena

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Johnny Tighe & Deceased Family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael John & Katie Barrett, Tony & Willie Barrett


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Florrie McBrien


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Loreto Munnelly, Maureen Healy

7.00p.m.: Bernie Healy, Mary McDonnell