Ballycastle >Local News
5th April '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.

Lotto Jackpot €19,800

No's drawn on 3rd April were: 6. 11. 21. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Sean M Tighe, Muingreevagh

Charlie Walsh, Killala

Ann McDonnell, Seaview

John & Bridie Maughan, Castletown

John O'Donnell, Ballinglen 

Limits on Lotto licences have been revised and Jackpot may now reach €30,000.

Easter Lotto: If the Jackpot is not won, winners of the 5 envelopes drawn on Easter Monday will each receive €100.

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

G.A.A. News


Mayo Senior League Round 1: Ballycastle v Cill Chomain on Saturday 8th April at 6.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park .


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Tony O'Donnell winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€230).


Presentation Night:

Ballycastle GAA Presentation Night on Saturday 8th April at 9.45p.m. in Healys.



Club membership is now due. Family membership: €60; Adult Membership: €40;

Student & OAP Membership: €20; Child U-12Membership: €10.



Sympathy is extended to the families, relatives and friends of Kevin & Ruth, Donald & Sharon and

Barry Bourke who died tragically recently. The 3 brothers were nephews of Michael Bourke, Heathfield and first cousins of Marion Galt, Kilfian.

May they rest in peace.

Children's Easter Party

Children's Easter Party in the Shambles Easter Sunday at 12.30p.m. approx. Come along for Easter treats and fun. All children to be supervised by an adult.

Golf Society

Results from Westport Outing:

1st : George Robertson 36pts

2nd : Noel Maughan 35pts

3rd : Oliver Clarke 31pts

4th : Raymond Finnerty 29pts back9

Nearest the pin: David Finnerty 

Longest drive : Michael Winters 

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Club on Saturday 29th April.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

For more information contact captain Gerry Henry on 0879391689.

Anyone interested in going to Eskerhill Golf Club on the weekend of the 23/24th June please contact 

Allen Kelly on 0868672002 for information.


Keep Ballycastle Beautiful

Join Keep Ballycastle Beautiful as we clean up Downpatrick Head on Good Friday at 7pm, meeting at Downpatrick car park. 
Trash bags and gloves will be provided and it should only take an hour at most with refreshments after.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Ballina Leisure cycle in aid of local charities featuring two supported routes of 40km and 70km from Ballina Swimming pool Sunday at 10am 


Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9 th 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 by 17 th March 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.



The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Sam Reveles "The Impossibility of Measuring Our Connectivity: New Painting and Drawings"

18th March – 15th April 2017

Tel/Fax 096 43184


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 .


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

Confirmation in Ballycastle on 14th May.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: People of the Parish

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Jack & Mary Gaffney

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Anthony Walsh

Thursday 11.00a.m.: For the sympathisers of Josie & Johnny Noone

Friday 7.00p.m.: Eddie Gilmartin (Anniversary) First Friday. Padre Pio Novena

Saturday 12.00noon: Martin Tighe (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Deceased Members of the Jordan Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret, Frank & Mary Ann Scanlon


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday 8.15p.m.: George O'Grady, Cauleen Barrett, Caroline Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maura Fox, Seán Callaghan, Florrie McBrien



Saturday 8.15p.m.: K. Stadler, E. Loftus

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. Heffernan, E. Touhill