Ballycastle >Local News
6th September '17

                                                     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     



No's drawn on 4th September were: 7. 9. 18. 23. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €2,900. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Collette Hyland, Ballycastle

Barry Cox, Ballyglass

Chris & Jody, Seaview Place

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

Miley Moran, c/o Healys



Congratulations and best wishes for the future to Emma Doherty, Belderrig & Darren Dempsey who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 1st September.


Cemetery Mass

Mass in Doonfeeney Cemetery on Friday 8th September at 7.00p.m.



Mayo Junior A Championship Quarter Finals:

Kilmeena v Ballycastle on Sunday 10th September at 3.00p.m. in James Stephens Park, Ballina.



Mayo Senior League:

Kilfian v Ballycastle scheduled for Saturday last was cancelled.



Congratulations to Sarah & Jake, c/o Patrick McDonnell winner of last week's 50/50 (€214).


All Ireland Tickets:

Please note the deadline for applications for All Ireland Final tickets from fully paid up members is midnight Sunday 10th September. Please text your request to Joe Gardiner club secretary. 


Ballycastle GAA Club are running a competition for three tickets to the biggest match of the year, each entry costs €5 or 3 for €10. Check out local businesses for more details and best of luck to everyone.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle A.C. are hosting the Céide Coast half marathon and 10k on Saturday October 14th .

Info at


Ballycastle Athletic Club training resumes after Sumer break on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch. All Welcome.


Fundraiser for St. Lukes

A special evening of music, in aid of Friends of St Luke's Hospital, has been organised by Mary Geraldine McHale ( nee McDonnell ) at 9pm on Saturday 16th September.
Music by Grace Kelly who will be joined by local artists. Tickets are €10 and can be got from most local businesses. Tickets will also be for sale at the door on the night. Refreshments will be served and a raffle will be held. Your support is greatly appreciated.
A Tractor Run will also take place at 5pm the same day - ‘Tractors for Geraldine'. 
Registration for the tractor run is set to take place from 4.30pm until 5pm sharp in the Seaview Lounge. Any mode of transport is welcome cars, bikes, etc. Refreshments will be served.


Cake Sale

Cake sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 16th September at 8.00p.m.

with home-made cakes, bread and jams. Garden Produce and lots of other items. Guess the weight of the cake. All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church , Ballycastle. Please support.



Nana Gregory "Cultural Salvage" continues in the Ballinglen Gallery until 25th September.

Tel/Fax: 096 43184 


Golf Society

Next outing is to Tubbercurry Golf Course

Contact vice captain for information about this outing at 0868072002


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10;

Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5. Phone 085 7571594.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities ( Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Baile an Chaisil CC

Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.


Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

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


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,

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

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.


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

Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: Private Intention

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: Martin & Bridget Healy

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Aggie & Jack Doherty

Thursday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Friday 7.00p.m.: Mass in Doonfeeney Cemetery

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Jack Winters & Deceased Family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Deceased Burke Family, Killeen


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday Vigil: R. O'Donnell, N. Doherty

Sunday 11.30a.m.: M. Tighe, K. Carden