Ballycastle >Local News
7th June '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 5th June were: 3. 18. 23. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €1,600.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Anne Healy, Heathfield

Catherine Scott, Ballykinlettra

Phil Healy, Seaview

Michael A. O'Connor, Sea Road

John Maughan, Castletown

Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club, in conjunction with Mayo Sport Partnership as part of Bike Week, will host a family fun cycle on Saturday 10th June at 6.00p.m. from the Céide Coast Lodge, Ballycastle. Refreshments served. All children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission free.



The death occurred recently of Mary Tomas, Ballyglass, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to

her brothers Martin and Michael, her relatives and friends.

May she rest in peace.


Golf Society

Results from Ballinrobe outing:

1st: Oliver Clarke 30pts

2nd: Alan Kelly 29pts

3rd: Ray Finnerty 23pts 

4th: Eddie Keigher

Nearest the pin: Ed Campton 

Next outing is to Esker Hills on the weekend of the 23rd /24th June. 

Tee time on Friday is booked for 2pm. Anyone playing that day please be there 30min before tee time.

Saturday is booked for 12.30pm., again anyone playing that day please be there for 12pm.

For more information, contact Alan Kelly on 0868672002.



Mrs Maureen Burke is retiring this year after 29 years teaching in Ballycastle National School.

We would like to put a memory book together of her teaching years which is 35 years in total. If you would like to email a short note of your memories with your name and year she taught you or even as a parent of a child that was taught by Mrs Burke that would be greatly appreciated.

You can email simonebrr& or

G.A.A. News

50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Tara, Grainne, Mary, Bart winners of last week's 50/50 draw (€228).


Ballinglen Exhibition

A solo exhibition by Ron Rumford  'Coast Watcher' at the Ballinglen Gallery, Ballinglen Arts Foundation continues until June 26th 2017.
In addition to his newest work we will install within the gallery, 'Giant Steps':

25 years of prints by Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellows with works from the Foundation Archive by international artists.  Do come along and see these wonderful prints!


Train The Trainer QQI Level 6

This course runs over four days and will be running on the 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th of June in Áras Inis Gluaire, Béal an Mhuirthead from 9am – 5pm on each day.

The total cost of the course will be €550. Those in receipt of a social welfare payment may be entitled to a training allowance. Booking is essential.

For further information and to book a place, please contact Nichola Ní Choscara on 097 27218 or

087 7717 132.  Alternatively, you can email


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 .


Giro de Baile

The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend)

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email .


Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery for more details.


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.


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall.

New Members welcome.


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

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 12.00noon: John Walsh, Kilbride

Tuesday 10.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: Róisín Abbott

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Kathleen Morrin. Dolores & Anthony O'Horo

Friday 10.00a.m.: Sr. Annuntiata Browne

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Aidan Tighe (Anniversary). Frankie Bonnor (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Breege Meyler (1st Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: T. D'Arcy



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: John Busby



Saturday Vigil: K. Stadler, S. Kelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: R. O'Donnell, M. Tighe, J. Healy