Ballycastle >Local News
7th October '15

                                                      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.


Congratulations to the Ballycastle team and management on winning the County Junior ‘B' Football Championship Final on Saturday last. This is the first time since 1939 that Ballycastle Junior team have won a County Final so this is a great achievement by all concerned.

Final score: Ballycastle: 3 – 10; Breaffy: 2 – 9

Ballycastle Team : Jason O'Neill, Barry McHale, Mark Gaughan, Richard Tighe,

John Carey, Anthony Tighe, Joe Tighe, Michéal Forde (0-3), Shane Breslin,

Dermot Kelly (0-1), Fergal Forde (0-3 (2f)), Andrew Tighe, Shane Healy (0-3 (2f),

Shane Forde (3-0), Kevin Healy.

Subs used : Shane McHale for Mark Gaughan, Declan Caulfield for Joe Tighe,

Colin Kelly for John Carey, John P. Guiheen for Dermot Kelly (injured).


50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Jacinta Earley who won €375.


Card Game:

The club are in the process of selling tickets for the 25 Card game on Friday 30th October.


Golf Society

Results of Ollie Clarke's Captain's Prize at Enniscrone Golf Club:

1st : John Winters 29pts 

2nd : Eddie Keigher 28pts back nine 

3rd : Pat Kenny 28pts

4th : David Alexander 27pts

5th : David Finnerty 26pts 

Visitors: 1st : Jim Kenny 33pts; 2nd : Brian Mulrooney 29pts

Player of year: Dominic Flanagan

The members would like to say a big thank you to Ollie Clarke for a very good year 

and also wish the in-coming captain David Alexander and his vice captain Gerry Henry all the best for the coming year. 

The 1st outing is to Carna Golf Club, Belmullet on Saturday 31/10/15.

1st tee is booked for 11am. Please be there for 10am, as we also have membership to collect that morning thank you.

New members and visitors welcome. For more information contact David Alexander on 0877965080.

Community Alert

Community Alert meeting in the Community hall on Tuesday 13th October at 9.00p.m. to establish a text alert setup in the area. Garda McGuire will attend.


Breakfast Morning

Kiddies Korner are holding a Breakfast Morning in the Playschool on Friday 16th October. All donations in aid of Childline.

Everyone welcome from 8.30a.m. – 12.00noon.


Mayo Forest Rally

The Mayo Mini-stage Forest Rally takes place on Sunday 18th October in the Ballycastle and Garranard areas. Service Area for the event is planned for Main Street in Ballycastle and therefore Main Street will be closed, with the permission of the Gardai and Mayo County Council, between 11.00a.m. and 5.00p.m. The street will be closed between the junction of Dominick Street and the junction of the R315 Crossmolina road. A one-way system may be employed to minimise disruption. The competing crews will avail of two service opportunities during the event and this will offer local residents and spectators alike, the chance to see the cars and crews in close proximity. Residents are asked to please park outside of the designated service area on the day in order to keep the street clear of parked cars.

If you have any queries contact Derek Bolton (Service Area Co-ordinator) 087-7611613 or Trevor O'Connell (Clerk of the Course) 086-1930841.


Lotto Jackpot now €12,000

No's drawn on 3rd October were: 6. 15. 20. 24. No Jackpot winner.

Next Draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Padraic Winters & Nuala Clarke, Ballycastle

Martin & Carmel McDonnell, Doonfeeney

M. Bourke, Heathfield

Mary Kenny, Ballycastle

Martin McDonnell, Ballycastle

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


Art appreciation and technique for Adults

Ballycastle Community Hall presents Wild Atlantic Dreams, explore your creativity.
Art appreciation and technique for Adults, for absolute beginners to near professionals. Spend a few sociable hours and try your hand at something new. No experience needed. 5 weeks on Thursdays starting October 8th, 1pm-3pm at Ballycastle Community Hall. 
Room for 15. Booking necessary 086-822-2126. Only €1 per class (for provided materials). Facilitated by Nuala Clarke, local artist.  Made possible by support from the Education Training Board.



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


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.



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.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club meet on Friday evenings from 7.00p.m. – 8.00p.m. at the pitch. Athletes from 5yrs upwards welcome.


Karen Hendy Exhibition

Exhibition ' The Littoral' by Irish Artist Karen Hendy continues until 30th October 2015 at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle.

Irish Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


Cycling Club

Club Spin every Wednesday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 9:30am from the Shambles, Ballycastle and McDonnells XL, Killala. New members welcome.


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition depicting ‘The Wild Atlantic Way' in the Gallery, upstairs in the Resource Centre, remains open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.


Ballycastle Writers Group

Creative Writing on Tuesdays 7.30 - 9p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre, Ballycastle.

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


O-55's Club

Over 55's exercise club meet in Suífinn Way Centre on Tuesdays at 11.30a.m.


Book Club

Book Club meet the last Thursday of every month at 9.00p.m.

Contact Mary at 086-8095536.


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.

Thursday: Men & 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: Garden of Gethsemane

Tuesday: Lynch & McKenzie Deceased Family Members

Wednesday: Deceased Sweeney & McGuire Family Members

Thursday: Sick Intention

Friday: Bridie Kearney

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Thomas & Winifred Murphy & Deceased family

Sunday 11.30a.m.: People of the parish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Mary Walsh

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Tony Carden, Josh Murphy

Sunday: Ashling McDonnell, Liam Fox


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Breege Meyler, Margaret McLean

7.00p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly, Mary Connor