Ballycastle >Local News
6th April '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.


The death occurred on Saturday 2nd April of Michael (Mickey) Burke, Carrowcur, Ballycastle.. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, sons Michéal, Peter and Tomás, daughters Margaret, Frances, Cathy, Annette, Sinéad and Eilish, brother Martin, sisters Mary (Delaney), Julia and Peggy, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.

Golf Society

Results of Westport Outing:

In very difficult conditions on Saturday 26th March, low scoring was the order of the day.
1st : Ollie Clarke  26pts
2nd : Vincent Tomas 23pts
3rd : Mick O'Donnell
Nearest the pin: Alan Kelly
Longest drive: Noel Maughan
Next outing is to Ballina Golf Club on 30/4/16.   1st tee is at 10.30am so please be there for 10am. Contact David Alexander on 0877965080 for more information.  
Deposit for our away outing on the weekend of the 16/17 June to Salthill, to be taken at Ballina outing (minimum deposit €20). For more information contact Gerry Henry on 0879391689.


Ballycastle Gym

Ballycastle Community Hall Gym is planning to hold a second consultation evening on Fitness and Health, presented by Marian McNamara.    Anyone interested, please give names to Mary Munnelly before

13th April.



Senior League Round 1:

Ballycastle v Balla on Sunday 10th April at 12.00noon in Tom Langan Park


Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta result:

Baile an Chaisil: 1-8; Achill : 3-18.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Trish McNulty, Belderrig who won €235 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 .


Giro de Baile

Don't forget Early Bird registration which remains open until 20th April for the best chance to secure a place for this year's event which takes place on Sunday 31st July.


Lotto Jackpot now €14,600

No's drawn on 4th April were: 4. 13. 16. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Edward Scott, Healys

Alan Dunne, Ballycastle

Andy Gardiner, Suífinn Way

Eoghan McNulty, Ballina

Seán Hopkins, Kilbride

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



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 11th April at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Ballinglen Gallery

The Exhibition based on 1916 Suffragette Kathleen Lynn runs until 30th April in the Ballinglen Gallery.


Athletic Club

From April 8th ,  Athletic training moving to 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

First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 15th 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 7.00p.m.: Anthony Walsh & Deceased Walsh & Cafferkey Families

Wednesday: William Gardiner (2nd Anniversary)

Thursday: John & Eileen Finan

Friday 7.00p.m. : Michael Earley (Month's Mind)

Saturday 12.00noon: Jacinta Ryan (Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Loretto, John & Willie Grier & Deceased Grier & Burke Families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen (Anniversary) & Michael Burke


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday: Róisín O'Donnell, Kate Heffernan

Sunday: Erin Flannery, Eoin McDonnell