Ballycastle >Local News
6th July '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.


Congratulations and best wishes for their future together to Francis Healy, Heathfield, Ballycastle and Emily Golden, Ballina who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Saturday 2nd July.

Lotto Jackpot now €15,900

No's drawn on 4th July were: 4. 7. 18. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

A. & F. Scott, c/o Post Office

P.J. McCann, Belderrig

Catherine Jordan, Killerduff

Cecil Jackson, Ballinglen

Karen Tomas, Ballyglass

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


Water Safety

Water Safety commencing on Monday 1st August at 2p.m at Lacken Pier.

Enrolment and all enquiries to Anne at 096-43180 after 6p.m.


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle & Ballina Arts Centre

Mick O'Dea ‘The Foggy Dew' 15th July - 21st August 2016
Opening on the 15th July at Ballinglen Gallery: 5.30 p.m. and at
Ballina Civic Offices Gallery Space:  7.30 p.m.

Book Launch on the night ‘The Foggy Dew', Mick O'Dea
with an Essay by Dr Ciaran O'Neill, Ussher Professor, Trinity College .

Talk by Sinéad Mc Coole in both venues - Irish historian, curator, broadcaster and author of ‘Easter Widows' on widows of the men executed in 1916.

Art work exhibited at The Ballinglen Gallery will include portraits by Mick O'Dea of Tom Clarke, Eamon de Valera, Patrick Pearse and James Connolly to name but a few of up to 20 wonderful portraits in total.

Refreshments will be available and all are welcome so please come along and take this fantastic opportunity to view these amazing works of art on exhibition here in County Mayo in the Centenary year.  Free admission.

This is a collaborative publication and exhibition between The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballina Arts Centre & The Royal Hibernian Academy and Mayo County Council with support from the 2016 Commemorations Committee of the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Enquiries: Ballinglen Arts Foundation: 096 4318; Ballina Arts Centre 096 73593.


Golf Society

Results of Outing to Barna Golf Club:

1st : Eddie Keigher 32pts

2nd : Dominic Flanagan 29pts

3rd : Ray Finnerty  25pts back 9

4th : Vincent Tomas 25pts

Next outing is to Ballinrobe Golf Club on Saturday 23rd July.

1st tee is booked for 11am so please be there for 10.30am.

For more information contact David Alexander on 087 7965080.


On behalf of all the members who attended both the Tuam and Barna outing, we would like to say a big thank you to vice captain Gerry Henry for a great weekend. Once again we would like to say a big thank you to Seamus Reddington, who works for Archers, for again getting his employers to sponsor all the main prizes in Barna. It is very much appreciated. 




Mayo Junior A Championship – Group3. Rd 3 :
Ballycastle: 2 – 12; Ballintubber: 2 – 8. Ballycastle top their group and now go on to the Quarter Finals.


Mayo Junior C Championship - Group 4. Rd 3:
Ballycastle: 1 – 6; Kilmaine: 2 – 16.


Race Night:

The Club will hold a fun Race Night on the 23rd July in Healy's Bar, Ballycastle.

Horses are available to buy from any of the Club executives.

50/50 draw

Congratulations to Laura Ruddy, Seaview who won €207 in last week's 50/50 draw.

Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  



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


Cycling Club

Following on from the success of our Bike week event it has been decided to continue Adult/Family spins every second Thursday starting this Thursday at 7pm from Tom Langan Park.

Calling all cyclists, dust down the bikes as the Giro de Baile takes place Sunday 31st July at 10:00am from Main Street, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

We also will have a Family/Vintage cycle on Saturday 30th from the Community Hall.
For all information go to or find us on twitter, Facebook, Email or contact 0863225128.

Giro de Baile Tips

In Humberts Footsteps and the Giro de Baile ‘16

Thinking of making a weekend of it in North Mayo?
Kilcummin is just a short trip from Ballycastle so why not join them after the Giro de Baile on Saturday 30th or Sunday 31st July.
(You might spot some British or French soldiers on your Giro route so keep a close eye out for them).

National Winner of the 'Gathering Event of the Year' 2013, 'In Humberts Footsteps', one of Irelands greatest 1798 Rebellion living history events will be in Kilcummin, County Mayo, on 30/31 July, site of the landing in 1798 of French General Humbert.

French soldiers, Redcoats, Pikemen and women, skirmishes, 1798 Military Camp, muskets, bayonets, swords, cannon guns and much more - now in it's third year, this amazing family friendly free living history event is not to be missed!

Experience what life was like in Kilcummin in 1798, the year since known as Bliain na bhFrancach - 'The Year of the French.' 'Probably the Best Living History Event in Ireland '

In Humberts' Footsteps'- Furthering Franco-Irish Relations.


Ballycastle A.C.

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.



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.


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


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

Mass Times:

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

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: No Mass

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: Ann, James & James (Jnr) Higgins

Wednesday: People of the Parish

Thursday 7.00p.m.: James Browne (Ballykinlettra)

Friday 7.00p.m.: Mass in Belderrig

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Johnny Gilmartin (Anniversary)

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


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Jerome Chambers



Saturday: Mary Walsh

Sunday: Florrie McBrien



Saturday: Rebecca Maguire, Katelyn O'Donnell, Cillian Scott, Óisín Flannery

Sunday: Caoimhe Tomas, Jamie Timlin, Lorna Tomas, Nathan Doherty