Ballycastle >Local News
8th March '17

                                                     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 and best wishes for the future to Ashley Boyle, Seaview and Shane Breslin, Kilbride who were married in St. Bridget's Church, Ballycastle on Friday 3rd March and to Sarah Burness and Martin Burke, England who were married in St. Bridget's Church on Saturday 4th March.


Lotto Jackpot €19,400

No's drawn on 6th March were: 8. 20. 21. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Ollie Clarke, Lacken

Betty Jackson, The Glen

Martin Doherty Suífinn Way

Healy Family, Behy

Patrick & Aoife Prendergast, c/o John Maughan

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


The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.

Sam Reveles "The Impossibility of Measuring Our Connectivity: New Painting and Drawings"

18th March – 15th April 2017

Opening on 18th March, 8 - 10pm. Refreshments Served. Everyone welcome.

Tel/Fax 096 43184

G.A.A. News


Ballycastle v Shrule/Glencorrib on Sunday 12th March at 12.00noon in Tom Langan Park .



Tourmakeady v Ballycastle on Sunday last was cancelled.



Club membership is now due. Family membership: €60; Adult Membership: €40;

Student & OAP Membership: €20; Child U-12Membership: €10.


50/50 Draw:

Congratulations to Martina Farrell, Killala winner of last week's 50/50 draw (€221).

Chairde Baile an Chaisil is still available and by taking this option you automatically get entered into the 50/50 draw.

Contact Eilis Ormsby 0877936942 or Martin Tighe 0863957586 for more details.


Table Quiz

Table Quiz, in aid of Kiddies Korner, on Thursday 16th March in Healys.


Golf Society

Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on Saturday 25th March. 1st tee is booked for 10.30 so please be there for 10am. For more information contact Gerry Henry (0879391689).

Anyone interested in going on away trip to Esker Hills, Tullamore on the weekend of 23/24 June, contact Alan Kelly (0868672002) for more information.

Baile an Chaisil CC

Weekend away:

Ballycastle Cycling Club weekend away is planned for September 9th in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim to take part in the Giants Causeway coast sportive 57km, 126km and 182km. Any non club member who would like to come along will be made more than welcome. Contact Máirtin Flannery by 17 th March for more details.


Turbo Training:

Club turbo training on Monday nights at 8.00pm in St. John's Hall. All welcome. For more details contact Máirtín at 086 3225128.

Club spins on Sundays at 9.00a.m. from the Shambles.

Instructor Cycling Course

A Sprocket Rocket instructor cycling course will be held on the 1st April in Ballycastle. The course runs from 10am to 4.30pm.

The Sprocket Rocket Instructor's Course is a one day course which is a mix of classroom work and practical outdoor experience. The cost is €30 and after the course you are fully qualified to deliver the Sprocket Rocket programme. Sprocket Rocket is Cycling Ireland's fun skills programme where children aged 5 to 12 are taught four fundamental cycling skills by a qualified Sprocket Rocket instructor.
If you are interested in taking part, or for more information, contact Máirtin Flannery on 0863225128.

Giro de Baile Early Bird Offer

Early bird registration €25 before the 8th June, Group Ticket €25 (Min 4).
Online registration after the 8th June €40.

Day registration €45
We highly recommend registration before the 8th June to avail of these special offers.
Follow the link below


The Giro de Baile will take place this year on Sunday 6th August (Bank Holiday Weekend) at from Main Street , Ballycastle.

Now in its fourth year, this year's event is hosted by Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club.

There is a choice of 3 routes - 146km, 104km or 60km.

For more information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,

or contact Mairtín or Noel 086-3225128/086-3828713 or email


Irish Dancing Class

Irish Dancing class every Monday and Thursday at 5.30p.m. in St. John's Hall, Ballycastle.

New members welcome. Contact Annmarie 086 0687342.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training every Friday evening 6.30p.m. at Ballycastle Community Hall. New Members welcome.



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.


Over 55 Exercise Club

Wednesdays at 3.00p.m. in Suífinn Way Centre. New members always welcome.


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month.


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,

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:


Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 11.00a.m.: Joe & Maura Munnelly (Anniversary)

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Michael & Ann Grier & Deceased Family Members

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday: No Mass

Friday 11.00a.m.: Kate, Tom & Tony Doherty

Saturday 1.00p.m.: Anthony O'Donnell (Month's Mind)

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Michael McDonnell, Glenurla (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Peter & Mary Carey


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday 8.15p.m.: George O'Grady

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Margaret Burke



Saturday 8.15p.m.: As Arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged