Ballycastle >Local News
6th June '12

                                                      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

End of an Era


Polkes Business, established 180 years ago in Ballycastle, sadly closed it's doors for the last time on Sunday 3rd June. The community would like to thank Brian and Sheila for their hospitality and kindness over the years. We wish Brian and Sheila many happy years in retirement.

Information Evening

Information Evening to discuss Community Development Programme for Ballycastle/Belderrig area on Thursday 14th June at 8.00p.m. in the Resource Centre. Justin Salmon & James Golden, Community Dev. Officers, Mayo North East will attend. Everyone welcome.



The Ballycastle community extend their sympathy to the parents, brother, grandparents, relatives and friends of 2½ year old Erin Thomson, Belfast , who died tragically in Ballycastle on Saturday 2nd June. We will remember you in our prayers.



No's drawn on Saturday 2nd June were: 7. 20. 22. 29. No Jackpot winner. Jackpot now stands at €10,800. Draw on Saturday 9th June in McNamees.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Seán O'Grady, Ballycastle

Declan Tighe, Kilbride

John Forde, Rathlacken

Seán Tighe, Lisbrin

Graham, Anna, Kevin & Maria Gillespie, Ballina


Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Procession will take place on Sunday next after 11.30a.m. Mass (weather permitting).





Senior Football League : Ballycastle v Hollymount-Carramore on Sunday 10th at 12.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


Colm Kenny Tournament:

The Colm Kenny Tournament will take place on Friday 8th June at 7.00p.m., Saturday 9th at 2.00p.m. and the final on Sunday 10th at 2.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park , Ballycastle.


County Board Draw:

Every person who buys a County Board ticket and paid up membership is entitled to buying a ticket to all Mayo Senior Championship matches including All-Ireland Final. Tickets are available from any club officer. Thank you again for your continued support.



Club Membership is due and can be paid to any committee member.

Single: €25; Family: €40; Students and O.A.P.: €10.


Ballycastle Golf Society

Next outing to Galway Bay Golf Club 22 nd /23 rd June.

Anyone interested in playing can contact Vincent Tomas on 087 7719359 or Padraig Winters on 086 3203736



The Art Group meets on Mondays from 7.00p.m. – 9.00p.m. upstairs in the Resource Centre. The group is currently preparing for it's annual Exhibition which will be held at the August Bank Holiday week-end.


Artworks are constantly on display in the Art Gallery upstairs in the Resource Centre, so please drop in to the Gallery when visiting Ballycastle.

Ballycastle art can be viewed at



Exercise Club

Exercise Club meet each Tuesday at 11.00a.m. in Daycare Centre, Suífinn Way .

New members welcome.



Library has been relocated to the VEC Building (former Secondary School) and is now open on Wednesdays from 9.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.

Water Safety Classes

Please note change of date for Water Safety Classes at Lacken Pier:

Monday 2nd July – Friday 6th July and Monday 30th July – Friday 3rd August.



Bingo in Ballycastle Hall on Monday nights at 9.00p.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.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop is located in the Resource Centre, Upper Main Street .

Facilities available :

Broadband Internet, Fax, Laminating, Photocopying, Typing.

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Community Hall

Monday : Bingo at 9.00p.m.

Thursday : Adults Basketball at 8.00p.m.

Anyone wishing to book the Hall for meetings or activities, contact Breda McNulty at 086-0644114.


Church Notices

Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus begins on Thursday 8th June at 8.00p.m. (and continues for 9 days) for the success of the Eucharist congress, for our Parish and for all students dong exams.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m.

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: Pat Greham (Anniversary)

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Anthony, Bridget, Ann & Michael Hoban

Thursday 8.00p.m.: Novena & Mass. Paddy & Gerry Killeen

Friday : Jack Hefferon

Friday 8.00p.m. : Novena & Mass for those doing exams.

Saturday 12.00noon: Aidan Tighe (Anniversary)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Novena & Mass. James & Celia Jordan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the Parish

Sunday 6.00p.m.: Novena to the Sacred Heart


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: Frankie Scanlon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Katelyn Healy, Shane Maughan

Sunday : Kate Loftus, Ciarán McDonnell, Tara Earley



No Adoration this week.