Ballycastle >Local News
8th July '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.

Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz in Phil Healys on Friday 17th July at 9.30p.m. Proceeds in aid of Ballycastle Community Hall Gymnasium.


Cemetery Masses

Sunday 12th July: Belderrig at 4.00p.m.; Doonfeeney at 5.00p.m.


Outdoor Mass

Mass at Céide Fields Grotto on Friday 17th July at 7.00p.m.



The death occurred on Monday of Johnny Tighe, Laragon, Ballycastle. Sympathy is extended to his wife Bridie, daughter Geraldine, sister Evelyn, brothers Noel and Tom, son-in-law Ronan, grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace .


Ballycastle/Belderrig Festival

Ballycastle/Belderrig Festival will take place from Thursday 30th July – Wednesday 5th August with Children's Events, Céide Concert, Fair Day, Golf Challenge, Treasure Hunt, Scenic Walks, Belderrig Bronze Man, Healyfest and Giro de Baile.

Anyone interested in a stall for Fair Day contact Maura 086-3571231 or Mary 086-2287161.

Go kart racing on Fair Day – contact Seán 086-4082416.

A great few days entertainment and craic promised.


Pioneer National Pilgrimage

The National Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Pilgrimage, in honour of the Venerable Matt Talbot, will take place to Knock Shrine on Sunday July 19th 2015. The Chief Celebrant will be, His Grace, Most Rev. Dr. Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. All Pioneers are encouraged to take part and wear their pins. Pioneers from the Mid-Killala region are asked to gather in Chapel 5 before 2.00 p.m. so as to facilitate assembly for the procession after Mass.



No's drawn on 4th July were: 4. 9. 11. 22. No Jackpot winner. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Kevin McDonnell, Doonfeeney

Maureen Earley, Farmhill, Kincon

Fiechra Caulfield, Behy

Chrissie Tighe, Shanaghy

Bernie Lynn, Killala Bus

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



“ A Place for Memories” Exhibition at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Gallery opens on Saturday 4th July from 8.00p.m. – 10.00p.m. and will run until 14 th August. This Exhibition features a wonderful selection of paintings by Philadelphia Artist Magda Vitale. Refreshments served and everyone is welcome.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Castlebar Golf Club on Saturday 25th July.

1st tee is booked for 9.30am. Please be there for 9am. 

Visitors and new members welcome.

For more info contact Ollie Clarke on 0860579204.


Food & Craft Market

The Shambles Food & Craft Market takes place on Fridays from 9.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.

Ballycastle Writers Group

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

Contact Ursula 087 7133432.


Art Gallery

Art Gallery, featuring paintings by local artists, upstairs in the Resource Centre.

Open Monday – Friday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m. (Closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00p.m.)


O-55's Club

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

Outdoor Gym equipment available for community and tourists to use, free of charge.


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: Basketball 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m. for children aged 8 – 10years and from

6.30 – 7.30p.m. for ages 12 – 14years. 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 7.30p.m.: Aggie Doherty & Deceased Family

Tuesday : People of the Parish

Wednesday 1.00p.m.: St. Patrick's College Graduation Mass

Wednesday 7.30p.m.: Anne O'Malley Coen

Thursday 7.30p.m.: Mary Murphy & Deceased Family (Killena)

Friday 8.00p.m.: Paddy, Lizzie, Leah & Paddy Langan, Frank & Ann Whelan, Dan & Dick Munnelly

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Michael Bell (Month's Mind)

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Private Intention

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Kathleen & Michael Burke & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Paddy Kelly



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: John Busby



Saturday Vigil: Patricia Loftus, Tony Carden, Mia Tighe

Sunday: Leah Munnelly, Eoin McDonnell, Kim Stadler


Adoration: (Tuesday)

6.30p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly, Mary Connor

7.00p.m.: Teresa McHale, Rita Langan