Ballycastle >Local News
5th August '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.

Lotto Jackpot now €11,100

No's drawn on 1st August were: 3. 9. 16. 25. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Delia Lowther, Killala

Vincent Healy. Seaview Place

Mary Cooke, Behy

John Grier, Ballycastle

Fr. Michael Harrison, Ballycastle

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


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, will remain open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. for the next few weeks. All welcome to view this latest Exhibition of paintings by local artists.


50/50 Weekly Draw

Ballycastle GAA held their first 50/50 Weekly Draw on the 3rd August and congratulations to

Joe Gardiner who won €460. Draw will take place on Saturday nights from now on. Tickets are on sale in all local Businesses.

The draw is simple but very effective, every Saturday someone will win 50% of all the money collected and the other 50% will go to Ballycastle GAA club who are fund raising to carry out important maintenance and improvement work to the Tom Langan Memorial Pitch.


Cycling Club

After a Busy few weeks organising the Giro de Baile, the Club Spins start back this Saturday at 10:00am and Wednesday at 7:30 from XL Killala and the Shambles Ballycastle. Killala group take the Crossmolina road towards Kincon and Ballycastle Group take the Glen road towards Kincon meeting half way.

If the Giro de Baile has inspired you to take up cycling why not join us on a spin. Remember the club motto - We only go as fast as the slowest person and no one's left behind.

Next Club Outing:

Ballina Cycling Club together with Lionbridge are organising a Gift for Life cycle on August 16th to help promote Organ Donation. Two fabulous routes to choose from - 62km or 105km. Open to everyone free of charge, all we ask is that you have a donor card or you get a friend to sign up for a donor card.

Killala Coast Guard

Killala Coast Guard are 25years in operation this year.  On 9th August from 2pm-5pm the unit are holding an open day at their station house on the pier in Killala and all are welcome.


Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company

Office Space available. Contact 086- 2434288.


Mayo Job Club

If interested in taking part in this course from Mon 10th August – Fri 21st August 2015 in The Barracks, Glen Road , Ballycastle, Mon – Fri from 10am – 1pm. Contact 086-0889010. €40 paid to each participant towards travel. The Job Club is a training course which provides guidance in: CV Preparation, Interview Skills and Job Resourcing. It is for unemployed people who want to find work, to upskill, to change careers or to return to education.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Ballina Golf Club on 22nd August. 1st tee is for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.  New members and visitors welcome.

For more info contact Ollie Clarke on 086 0579204


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market takes place on Fridays from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


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.

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: Joe O'Donnell (Anniversary)

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday: Martin Doherty (Doonfeeney)

Thursday: Jack & Julie Geraghty

Friday: Fr. Martin Barrett

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Private Intention

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the Parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Eoin McDonnell, Ashling McDonnell, Kim Stadler

Sunday: Jamie Timlin, Katelyn O'Donnell, Liam Fox


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Mary Walsh, Mary Boyle

7.00p.m.: Rita Langan, Teresa McHale