Ballycastle >Local News
7th March '18

                                                     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 March were: 4. 17. 25. 27. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €5,500. Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Eileen Healy, Main Street

Miriam Walsh, c/o Healys

Philomena Tomas, Ballycastle

Johnny Jordan, Killerduff

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff


St. Patrick's Day Parade

Plans are been drawn up for the Ballycastle Parade on St. Patrick's Day.

An open invitation has been issued to local organisations, clubs, bands and sports groups to get the ball rolling immediately and be ready to take part as participants rather than spectators this year. Schools, Sports clubs and the business sector are asked to consider taking part.


Local businesses are encouraged to have their shop windows and premises decked out in festive colours and displays. Participation is encouraged by the huge array of sporting clubs and organisations active in Ballycastle and North Mayo at present while music, dance, fitness, drama, theatrical and creative groups are also encouraged to get behind this year's parade and march behind their flags and banners.


Assembly will be from 12.05pm (after Mass) at the Community Hall with the parade moving off at 12.20pm. To ensure ease and safety of passage along the parade route and in particular at the Sea Road , participating floats and lorries should not exceed the designated speed limit. All wishing to participate in the parade contact Maura Healy, Seán O'Grady or any member of BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation).



North Mayo Exclusive Junior A Semi Final:

Ardagh v Ballycastle on Sunday 11th March at 11am in Ardagh.


Congratulations to Eve Kelly, winner of last week's 50/50 Draw (€205).


Ballycastle GAA Club membership and Chairde Baile an Chaisil is now due for 2018. Closing date for both is the 31st March.



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


Craft Shop

Craft Shop (in the Resource Centre) is now open Monday – Friday from 11.00a.m. – 3.00p.m.


Athletic Club

Annual Membership now due.


Training on Friday evenings 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. and Couch to 5K every Saturday morning at 9.45a.m. from the Community Hall.


Cycling Club

Ballycastle Cycling Club spins every Sunday morning at 8am, every ability catered for.


The club's annual weekend away will be in July, when we hope to complete the 180km of the Ring of Kerry. For more details contact Máirtin Flannery.

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: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Easter Sunday falls on 1st April


First Communion in Ballycastle will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May .


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Elizabeth Earley (Anniversary)

Tuesday 7.00p.m.: John, Kathleen & Joe Nealon (Anniversary)

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Ann (Anniversary) & Peter Harrison & Pat Carey

Friday 12.00noon: Kathleen McDonnell (Month's Mind)

Saturday 12.00noon: Catherine McNulty & Harry Joynt (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: William Gardiner (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kevin & Kathleen Earley (Anniversaries)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maura Fox



Saturday Vigil: Elise Touhill, Cillian Scott

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mia Tighe, Leona Ruane