Ballycastle >Local News
4th May '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.


Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Shane Gaughan, Rathoonagh & Ciara McKelrey, Meath who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Saturday 30th April.


Lotto Jackpot now €15,000

No's drawn on 2nd May were: 5. 17. 19. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Marcella O'Grady, Main Street

Barry Cox, Ballyglass

Mary A. Sweeney, Cappagh

Martin McDonnell c/o Healys

Maura Healy, Ballycastle

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


Kiddies Korner

Winners in the second Kiddies Korner Draw were as follows:

€1,000 winners were:

Padraig Mitchell

Walter & Louise Lynch

Richie Barrett

Paul & Breda McCaffrey

€500 winners were:

Cauleen Barrett

Mary Munnelly

Rose McGrath

Mary Tighe




Senior League Rd 4: Ballintubber v Ballycastle on Saturday 7th May at 6.00p.m. in Ray Prendergast Memorial Park , Ballintubber.



Senior League Rd 3 : Ballycastle: 1 – 10; Killala: 1 – 11.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Shane & Dympna Whelan who won €240 in last week's 50/50 draw.


Club Text Messages

Anyone who would like to receive club news, fixtures and results, contact Máirtín Flannery 0863225128 and you will be added to a new group text for 2016.


Club Trip to Leeds
CLG Baile an Chaisil are hoping to have a club weekend away to Leeds in October.
This is a trip for players of the club but anyone else who would like to go is more than welcome but must book their own flights and accommodation. For more information contact Joe Gardiner/Martin Heffernan.


National School training

National School training on Saturdays at 1pm in Tom Langan Park

Free Networking morning

Mayo North and Ballina Tourist Office are teaming up to host an informal, FREE networking morning on Tuesday May 24th from 10am–1pm in the Ballina Manor Hotel.

The objective of the morning is for those working in tourism within the Ballina Municipal District (hotels, activity providers, B&Bs, pubs, restaurants, events, visitor centres etc.) to either take a stand for own business and local attractions, or come in, browse and learn what's on offer elsewhere in the region.

Everyone or every group who can offer an experience to a tourist is welcome – whether that's a trad session, a fine dining experience, a water activity, walking trails, bike hire, fishing, a luxury spa … you get the picture.

Even if businesses do not wish to exhibit, they can come in for a chat and bring flyers, business cards or information for sharing – it will be very informal. .

If you need any more information contact Mayo North, Mags at Ballina Chamber of Commerce or Máirtín Flannery.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 9th May at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross

St. Patrick's College, Lacken Cross will celebrate their 50th Anniversary on 29th October and are hoping to have a display of memorabilia and photos etc in the school on the day. If you have any photographs which could be displayed, please send them to the school, with your name on the back so they can be returned. The school are also hoping to put together a collection of stories from through the years. If you have anything you would like to share they would appreciate contributions. Items can be dropped into the school, sent by post or email


First Communion

First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 15th May.


Giro de Baile

This year's event will takes place on Sunday 31st July.

Register at


Athletic Club

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.

Cycling Club

Club Spins for Members at 8am on Sundays from the Shambles.
If you know anyone interested in getting into cycling for beginners, Couch to the Giro continues at 9am on Saturdays from the Shambles, Ballycastle. All you need is a Bike (any), a Helmet and Motivation.


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



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.

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: John (Anniversary), Bridget & Paddy Gardiner & Michael Farrell

Tuesday: Tony Doherty

Wednesday: Pat (Anniversary), Bridie & Jack Langan, Killerduff

Thursday: Martin Moran (Anniversary)

Friday 8.00p.m. : First Friday (Padre Pio Novena). John (Anniversary) & Bridget Collins

Saturday 12.00noon: Joe Nealon (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Mai & Anthony Quinn

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Thomas & Bridget Healy (Behy)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Paddy Kelly



Saturday: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday: Adam Clinton, Tony Carden

Sunday: Katelin O'Donnell, Roísín O'Donnell