Ballycastle >Local News
5th February '14

                                                      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

Golf Society

Results of outing to Belmullet Golf Club:

1st: David Alexander 30pts

2nd: Brian Forde    25pts

3rd: Pat Kenny   22pts

4th: Captain Michael Winters 21pts back 9

Nearest the pin: Seán Forde

Longest drive: Vincent Tomas 

No donkey prize today because of very windy conditions.


Next outing is to Enniscrone, flat nine, on 1st February ‘14

1st tee at 10.30a.m. New visitors and members welcome.

For more information contact Michael 0872290145 or text Vincent on 0863915009 or Ollie Clarke.



No's drawn on 1st February were: 7. 9. 15. 23. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €3,300.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Vincent McGuinness, Suífinn Way

Ann Marie McAndrew, Ballycastle

Phil & Dylan Healy, Seaview

Tomás Langan, Carrowcur

Anne Ormsby, Ballycastle

Olivia's Wish Charity

Table Quiz in Katie Mac's on Friday 7th February starting at 8.30p.m. Also on the night we will have raffles and games. All proceeds go to Olivia's Wish.


On Sunday 9th February a 5km Walk and Fun Run will take place in Ballycastle, starting from the Shambles at 2.00p.m. Refreshments in the Seaview Lounge afterwards. All proceeds go to Olivia's Wish.  Donations appreciated. Sponsor card available from Deirdre on 087 1255837. Follow Olivia's charity on Facebook.


Ballycastle Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club, in Association with the Irish Kidney Association, will cycle 80km-100km through the North Mayo countryside on the 29th March (route to be decided).
All funds generated through sponsorship and donations will be used to support the range of programmes provided by the IKA in Castlebar Hospital and the Renal Centre in Dublin .
Later that night (9.30p.m.), Music and food in Katie Macs, and the cheque will be presented to a member of the IKA.

Contact Tommy Flannery, Keith Scanlon, Clare Scanlon, Sinead Flannery or any member of Ballycastle cycling club for more details.


Over 55's Club

Over 55's Keep Fit continues in Suífinn Way Centre every Tuesday at 11.30a.m. Outside fitness equipment available to all adults in Suífinn Way Centre.


Music Classes

Music classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Fridays from 5pm to 6.30pm. For further information contact Maria 086 3016691.

Set Dancing Classes

Set Dancing Classes in St John's Hall, Ballycastle on Wednesdays from 9pm-11pm. All welcome.


Living Health

Come join in the fun with a small group of people (adults only), men and women, once a week for an hour to walk, jog or run and start getting the energy and vitality back into your life. Meet 7.30p.m. every Tuesday at the Resource Centre, Ballycastle. For more details call 087-9145551.


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, biros, teabag holders, St. Brigid's crosses and more.

Also, Paintings by local artists, 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.)



Library is located in the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.


Home Care Service

Home care help available to the elderly and convalescent in the Ballycastle and surrounding areas. Interested persons can contact Josephine on 086-0579023, for details and arrangement.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Thursday : Basketball for girls & boys 8 – 10yrs from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. and for girls & boys 10yrs and over from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m. €2 per child.

Adult Basketball at 8.00p.m. Contact Barry at 096-43863.


Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 089-4607901


Weekly Newsletter compiled by Maeve Dunne 5/2/14


Church Notices

Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (except Tuesday – Mass at 7.30p.m.)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Annie Kate Munnelly

Tuesday 7.30p.m : Anthony McDonnell

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Elizabeth Scott (Anniversary)

Thursday 7.30p.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 10.00a.m.: Bridget & Tom Tighe & Denis Farrell (Laragon)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: John & Kathleen Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Paddy Delaney


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Breege Gardiner

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Jerome Chambers



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: Anna Heffernan, Caoimhe Tomas

Sunday : Adam Clinton, Caoimhe Grier



6.30p.m.: Rita Langan, John Morgan

7.00p.m.: Margaret Walsh, Mary Timlin