Ballycastle >Local News
7th December '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.

Ballycastle Christmas Experience

On Saturday 10th December from 5pm to 7pm, the first ever Ballycastle Christmas experience will be held in the Shambles, a celebration of the spirit of Christmas in a stunning setting - Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto, the elves in their workshop, a living crib with real animals, live music and other entertainment, food and drink for every taste. Ballycastle Christmas experience promises a fantastic evening out for the whole family.


Recent Death

The death has occurred of John Walsh, Kilbride, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his wife Mary, sons Kevin, Seán, Damien, Gary, David and Seamus, daughter Elaine, sisters Teresa, Mary, Margaret, Sally and Phil, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace.


Lotto Jackpot €18,100

No's drawn on 5th December were: 5. 15. 24. 30. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Shannen & Gráinne Flannery

Edward Scott, Healys

Rita & Eddie, c/o Healys

Katie Ruddy, Ballycastle

Cyril & Ellen, c/o Katie Macs

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



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 12th December at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Christmas Parties

Suífinn Centre Christmas Party on Thursday 8th December at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre.


Senior Citizens Party on Sunday 11th December in the Community Hall starting with Mass at 3.00p.m.



50/50 draw

Congratulations to Tara & Tomas Ormsby who won €196 in last week's 50/50 draw.


Chairde Baile an Chaisil

Chairde Baile an Chaisil now available. Contact Eilis Ormsby on 0877936942 or Martin Tighe on 0863957586 for more details.


Baile an Chaisil CC

Baile an Chaisil CC AGM on Wednesday 15th in the Community Hall. 


Now in its 4th year, the Baile an Chaisil Christmas cycle takes place on 1st January at 12 noon. This year's chosen cause is St. John's Hall.
Starting from St John's Hall we have a 36km and a 12km family cycle. What better way to burn off the excess of the Holiday season than taking to the roads of beautiful North Mayo. Refreshments after in St John's Hall. Donations welcome.


Baile an Chaisil CC weekly spin on Sunday mornings at 9am from the Shambles.

Turbo training on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm in the Hall. Beginners welcome.



Anybody interested in joining Pilates classes in Ballycastle Hall please contact Kathleen Boyle at 086-0667192.


Exercise Group

Exercise Group continues on Tuesdays in Suífinn Centre at 1.00p.m. until further notice. New members welcome.

Ballinglen Gallery

Exhibition by Keith Wilson RUA -  "Being Here" in the Ballinglen Gallery runs until January 27th 2017.

Irish Music classes

Maria's music classes in the Community Hall, Ballycastle on Friday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm. Contact 086 3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Killala Community Centre on Thursday nights from 8pm to 9pm. Contact 086 3016691.


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Mondays (Church car park) at 6.30p.m. and on Fridays (Community Hall) at 6.30pm


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 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: Deceased Members of the Lynch & McKenzie Families

Tuesday: Michael John & Katie Barrett & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday 8.15p.m.: Tony & Mary McAndrew

Thursday 11.30a.m.: Holy Day. Deceased Members of the Langan & Jordan Families

Friday: Private Intention

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Paddy (Anniversary) & Anna Winters

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Aggie Doherty (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Vigil 7th December: Eileen Grier

11.30a.m. 8th December : As arranged

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: George O'Grady



Vigil 7th December: Caroline Nealon

11.30a.m. 8th December : Seán Callaghan

Saturday: John Maughan

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Vigil 7th December: Erin Flannery, Sam Kelly

11.30a.m. 8th December : Eoin McDonnell, Tony Carden

Saturday: Kim Stadler, Emily Loftus

Sunday: Kate Heffernan, Elise Tuohill