Ballycastle >Local News
4th March '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.


Best wishes to Michéal Forde who is back on the Mayo senior panel and who came on as a sub on Sunday last in the game against Monaghan. Great to see a Ballycastle player back on the Mayo panel.

Final score: Mayo: 3 - 15; Monaghan: 0 – 11.

The Mayo Stages Rally

The Mayo Stages Rally will take place on Sunday March 8th around the Ballycastle area. This will involve a number of road restrictions as listed in the Public Notices Section in the Western People. There will be an increase in traffic in the area over the weekend 7th and 8th March. Should you have any concerns, please contact Padraic on 087-2497936. A Rally Show will take place on Saturday evening in Ballina and everyone is welcome to come along. The Mayo and District Motorsport Club would like to thank all residents for their co-operation in running the event.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Ballycastle St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place on Tuesday March 17th. It will start at the Community Hall after 11.30a.m. Mass. For more information please ring Maura at 086 3571231.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing starts 10 th March on Tuesdays 7.30 -9p.m. in Suífinn Centre, Ballycastle. Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Writing Workshop

Writing workshop with Manchan Magan hosted by Ballycastle Writers' group.

Title 'Honesty In Writing takes courage but it has its rewards.'

Venue: Suífinn Centre, Ballycastle

Date: 21st March, 2015     11am - 3pm

Contact:   087 713 3432


Cycling Club

Thanks to all Baile an Chaisil cycling club members who marshalled in Kilfian, Ballycastle, Belderrig and Lacken on Sunday last. The club would especially like to thank Tommy Flannery, Mickey Moyles, Ashling Clarke, Michelle McGinty, Carmel McGinty, Liam O'Toole, Declan Blaine and his daughter – as always, you were there to help the club out. The riders who came from all over Ireland were very impressed on how safe they felt on the roads. Thank you.


Art Classes

Art Classes in Ballycastle Community Hall on Wednesdays 7-9pm. Call Nuala to reserve a spot. 086-822-2126.




No's drawn on 28th February were: 4. 16. 22. 26. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €8,900. Next draw in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Jordan, Killerduff

Michael Cooke, Behy

Michael Bourke, Heathfield

Carmel Duggan, Killala Com. Centre

Phil Healy Scott, Main Street


Golf Society

For more information contact Oliver Clarke on 0860579204.


Coastal Challenge

Ballycastle 10k & 6k road race, walk & fun run on Saturday 27th June 2015.


Art Group

Art Group meet in the Resource Centre on Mondays from 2.00 – 5.00p.m. New members welcome. Guidance available from our resident artist Sue Upton.


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

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.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.

Friday: Athletic Club: Training for young athletes from 7.00p.m. – 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 7.30p.m.: Elaine Madden

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday: No Mass

Saturday 12.00noon: William Gardiner (1st Anniversary)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m .: Peter Burke (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Peter & Mary Carey


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Paddy Kelly



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: To be arranged

Sunday : To be arranged


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Marcella O'Grady, Breege Doherty

7.00p.m.: Mary Bryce, Eileen Healy