Ballycastle >Local News
7th September '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.

Lotto Jackpot now €16,800

No's drawn on 6th September were: 6. 17. 20. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Rose Lavelle, Main Street

Cyril & Ellen, Katie Macs

John Kenny, Main Street

Attie McNulty, Ballycastle

Patrick Conmy, Ballycastle

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


Cemetery Mass

Doonfeeney Cemetery on Friday 9th September at 7.00.p.m.


Craft Shop

Craft Shop will open for 1 hour this Saturday and Sunday after Mass.   Mayo flags, bunting, scarves, thumb rings, wrist bands, etc for sale.




Mayo Junior A Championship Semi Final:

Ballycastle: 2 – 07; Balla: 2 - 11.

Ballycastle Team: Jason O'Neill, Shane McHale, Barry McHale, Joe Tighe,

John Carey (0-1), Kevin Healy, Ian McNulty, Michéal Forde (0-3), Anthony Tighe,

Dermot Kelly, Fergal Forde (1-1, (1 penalty, 1f), Patrick Tighe, Shane Healy (0-2), Shane Forde (1-0), Declan Caulfield.

Subs used : Paul Whelan for Joe Tighe; David McDonnell for Declan Caulfield;

John P. Guiheen for Patrick Tighe.



Mayo Senior League Div 1D:

Ballycastle v Knockmore on Saturday next 10th September at 6.00p.m. in Knockmore.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Maggie Bonner, Seaview who won €225 in last week's 50/50 draw. Remember you can now purchase your 50/50 tickets online go to for more details or contact any of the executive.  


County Board Draw:

Congratulations to Martin and Josephine Sweeney, Harris Security, Renew Build and Ann O'Boyle who all won €200 in the final County Board draw this week.


All Ireland Tickets:

The club are raffling three All-Ireland tickets for the final on the 18th September. Tickets can be purchased in all local businesses. Draw will take place in the Seaview Lounge on the 16th September at 10pm.


Cake Sale

Cake Sale in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle on Saturday 10th September at 8.00p.m. with home-made cakes, bread, jams, bric-a-brac, garden produce and lots of other items. Guess the weight of the cake. Please support. All proceeds in aid of St. John's Church , Ballycastle.


Culture Night at Ballinglen

Friday 16th September.
Exhibition by Joe Dunne - Painter and Printmaker.  This Solo
Exhibition "Near Ocean" is  of paintings mainly inspired by the
Coastline of North Mayo.  This Show contains a selection of works in
various media involving different approaches from Plein Air responses
to more considered and formalised studio works.  We will have Open
Studios by Irish and International Artists, Sandow Birk, Margo Banks,
Bridget Flinn and Lynne Flemons
Bookmaking Workshop by Alice Austin from Philadelphia -  on how to
make an instant book, a woven flexagon and an endless orgami book.
Ballinglen Archive Collection is available for viewing on the night..
Music and Refreshments served.  Venue open from 7.00 p.m. - 10p.m.



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


LEADER RDP Funding Information

Moy Valley Resources IRD and Mayo North East will host an information meeting on Tuesday 13th September at 7.30p.m. in Ballycastle Community Hall. Information about the new LEADER programme, and Expression of Interest (EOI) forms will be available. You will have an opportunity to meet with a project officer or to arrange a further meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Hall AGM

Ballycastle Community Hall AGM will take place on 14th September at 8.00p.m.

New members welcome.

Golf Society

Next outing is ‘David Alexander Captain's Prize' in Ballina Golf Club on Saturday 24th September.

1st tee is booked for 10. 30am so please be there for 10am. Visitors welcome. Contact David Alexander on 0877965080 for more information.  


Athletic Club

Athletic Training on Fridays at 7pm at the local pitch.


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 Music classes

Children's Irish music classes in the old barracks, on Fridays from 5.30 to 7pm (beginners from 5pm). Contact 086-3016691.

Adult Irish music classes in Community Centre, Killala on Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

Contact. 086-3016691.

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: Kieran Cooke (Anniversary)

Tuesday: Tony Padden & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday: Deceased Bourke Family Members (Killeen )

Thursday: Bridget Tomas (Anniversary)

Friday 7.00p.m.: Mass in Doonfeeney Cemetery

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Luke & John Gilligan & Mary Leahy

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Willie Barrett (Anniversary)


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Rose Nealon

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday: Mary Walsh

Sunday: Margaret Burke



Saturday: Liam Fox, Emily Loftus

Sunday: Eoin McDonnell, Nathan Doherty