Ballycastle >Local News
3rd May '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                                                              service.


No's drawn on 1st May were: 1. 18. 27. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Francie Ruane, Ballycastle

Fiona Dempsey, Killala

Rita & Eddie, c/o Healys

Michael Burke & Catherine Scott, c/o Healys

Keith Garry, Seaview Place


Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Nell Finnerty (nee Burke), Enniscrone, Sligo and late of Killeen, Ballycastle who died recently (Sister of Michael Burke, Killeen).

May she rest in peace.


First Holy Communion in Ballycastle next Sunday 7th May at 11.30a.m.

Confirmation in Ballycastle on Sunday 14th May at 11.30a.m.

Community Games

Ballycastle Parish Community Games will be held on Friday 19th May at 7.00.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch. All welcome. Successful athletes will go on to represent the Parish in Claremorris on

Sunday July 2nd at the Mayo Community Games.

G.A.A. News


Comortas Peil Maigheo, Junior:
Ballycastle were defeated in the Final by 2 points.

Final Score: Baile an Chaisil: 0-10; Acaill: 0-12.

We wish Acaill the best of luck in the All-Ireland Comoratas in Thuar Mhic Éadaigh on June 2 - June 5th.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Aidan Grier winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€187).


Keep Ballycastle beautiful

We are hoping to do a spring clean of the Beach on Friday 5th May, meeting at the beach at 7pm. All help appreciated.


Couch to Giro

Couch to Giro starts on the 17th May from Tom Langan Park at 7.30p.m.  The couch to giro is a 10 week free program that's been designed to get just about anyone from the couch to cycling in the Giro de Baile on August 6 th . Call Máirtin 0863225128 for more information. 

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.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Golf Society

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on the weekend of the 23/24th June please contact Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for information.


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall. New Members welcome.



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.


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

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 10.00a.m.: Jack Killeen (Month's Mind)

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

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Martin (Anniversary), Nora, Raymond & Frances Connor

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Gerry (Anniversary), Emma, Vincent & Mary Healy

Friday 7.00p.m.: John (Anniversary) & Bridgie Collins

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Bridget (Anniversary) & Francis Healy, Behy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: First Communion Mass


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Tony D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maura Fox



Saturday Vigil: T. Carden, K. Carden

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. Heffernan, C. Scott