Ballycastle >Local News
4th October '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     


Céide Coast Half Marathon & 10k

Ballycastle A.C. is hosting the inaugural Ceide Coast Half Marathon and annual 10k on Saturday

October 14th at 12pm so come out and support the athletes on the day. You can check out the race route and details on .

Anyone wishing to help with the event on the evening before, or on race day, contact

Maura 085 1745540.



No's drawn on 2nd October were: 3. 8. 16. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €3,300. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Betty Jackson, Ballinglen

Breda & Liam O'Toole, Ballycastle

Odhran D'Arcy, Ballycastle

Eileen Healy, Ballycastle

Jamie Timlin, Ballycastle



Ballycastle Events Committee are organising X-Witch Boo Bash with Fun Games, Spooky Walk, Pumpkin Competition, X-Witch Spooky Cottage and prizes for best costumes for Tuesday 31st October at 6.00p.m. starting at the Church Car Park. All children must be accompanied by an adult.


Adults Halloween Fancy Dress Party will be held in Katie Macs on Sunday 29th October. Admission free.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will be held in Ballycastle on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November.

Details to follow.




Ballycastle v Crossmolina on Saturday next 7th October at 5.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.



Mayo Junior A Championship Semi Final:

Ballycastle: 1 – 10; Kilmeena: 2 – 12.

Ballycastle Team:

Jason O'Neill, Richard Tighe, Martin Sweeney, Paul Whelan, Daniel Breslin,

John Carey (0-1), Ian McNulty, Michéal Forde (1-0), Fergal Forde (0-2),

Dermot Kelly, Shane Healy (0-4), Kevin Healy (0-1), David McDonnell (0-1),

Shane Forde, Marcus Hunt (0-1).

Subs used: Fergus Tighe for David McDonnell; Shane Kelly for Ian McNulty.



Congratulations to Bart + 4 winners of last week's 50/50 (€230).



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

Keith Pearce (Father of Nikki Doyle Sweeney) who died in England

Dr. Harry Burke, Dublin and late of Ballycastle

Martin Munnelly (Late of Muingelly) who died in England

May they rest in peace.


Music Classes

Irish music classes for children resume in Ballycastle Hall on Friday 6th October   5.30pm to 6.30pm - please note change in times.
Beginner Irish music classes for Adults resume in Killala Community Centre on Thursday 5th October from 8pm to 9pm.  086-3016691

The Choir

The Choir is resuming and anyone wishing to join, can just come up to the gallery any Sunday.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch. All Welcome.



Rebecca Crowell "Still/Moving" in The Ballinglen Gallery, Main Street , Ballycastle 30th September - 23rd October 2017.

Tel: 096 43184. E-mail:


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10;

Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5. Phone 085 7571594.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities (Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries

of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


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

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.


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

Masses this week:

Monday.: No Mass

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: No Mass

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 7.00p.m.: Mary, John, Tom & Johnny Scott

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Teresa Forde (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Pearse Hegarty & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: E. Touhill, M. Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: J. & T. Murphy