Ballycastle >Local News
8th June '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.

Best Wishes

Best of luck to all students who began their Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations today.


Ballycastle Cycling Club and Bike Week

Building on the fantastic enthusiasm and participation of Bike Week 2015, Ballycastle Cycling Club and Mayo Sports Partnership, in conjunction with Mayo County Council, An Taisce's Green Schools Programme and the Road Safety Authority, will again have an event for Bike week on Thursday 16th June at 7pm. This event is aimed at children and adults who would like to get back into cycling. The event will be marshalled by the Ballycastle Cycling club and will start at the Shambles. We will make our way to Downpatrick Head and back up to the village - a distance of 12km at a pace to suit everyone.

All welcome. Refreshments served.

This event is totally free!

For more information contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 or Noel Kelly 0863828713.

Annual Coastal Challenge

The 4th Ballycastle Coastal Challenge (10k and 6k) will take place on Saturday 25th June at 2.00p.m.


Lotto Jackpot now €15,500

No's drawn on 6th June were: 4. 13. 16. 17. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

M. Doherty, Suifinn Way

Deirdre Gardiner, Knockaun

Sinéad Sweeney, Enniscrone

Una Deane, Ballycastle

Richard & Fiona Timlin, Ballycastle

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




Mayo Junior A Championship:

Ballycastle v Killala on Saturday 11th June at 7.00p.m. in Tom Langan Park .


Mayo Junior C Championship - Group 4:

Tuar Mhic Éadaigh v Ballycastle on Sunday 12th June at 3.00p.m.



Senior League Rd 7 : Ballycastle were defeated by Lahardane on a scoreline of 3-13 to 0-13 in Tom Langan Park on Saturday evening last.
Ballycastle Team: Jason O'Neill, Joe Gardiner, Barry McHale, Paul Whelan, Martin Sweeney, 

Kevin Healy, Declan Caulfield, Micheál Forde (0-4), Fergal Forde (0-4, 3f), Tom Tomas,

Shane Healy (0-4, 3f), David McDonnell, JP Guiheen, Dermot Kelly, Simon Barrett.
Best for Ballycastle were Joe Gardiner, Martin Sweeney, Micheál Forde and Fergal Forde.

50/50 draw

Congratulations to Breege Doherty who won €250 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.  



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 13th June at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Golf Society

Next outing is the weekend away in Galway on Friday and Saturday 17/18th June.

Contact Gerry Henry for more information on 087-9391689


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.


Athletic Club

Athletic training on Friday evenings at 7pm at the football pitch.

Junior & Senior infants meet at the Community Hall.

Cycling Club

Club Spins for Members at 8am on Sundays from the Shambles.
If you know anyone interested in getting into cycling for beginners, Couch to the Giro continues at 9am on Saturdays from the Shambles, Ballycastle. All you need is a Bike (any), a Helmet and Motivation.


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: No Mass

Tuesday: Aidan Tighe (Anniversary)

Wednesday: People of the Parish

Thursday 7.00p.m.: Frankie Bonner (2nd Anniversary)

Friday 7.00p.m.: Michael Bell (1st Anniversary)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Anthony Barrett (1st Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Eileen (Anniversary) & Martin Heffernan


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday: Cauleen Barrett

Sunday: Seán Callaghan



Saturday: As arranged

Sunday: As arranged