Ballycastle >Local News
8th November '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     



No's drawn on 6th November were: 3. 9. 18. 20. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €3,800. Next draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael Burke, Killeen

Mary Doherty, Seaview Place

Fiechra Caulfield, Behy

Susan Kneafsey, Ballymachugh

Delia Lowther, Killala




Senior League Replay:

Ballycastle v Knockmore on Friday 10th November at 8.00p.m. in Moygownagh.



Congratulations to Tara & Tomas Ormsby, winners of last week's 50/50 (€184).


Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Card game on Sunday night.


Christmas Fair

Annual Christmas Fair will be held in Ballycastle Resource Centre on

Saturday 25th November from 12.00noon – 6.00p.m. and 8.30p.m. – 9.30p.m. &

Sunday 26th November 12.00noon – 4.00p.m.

To book a table, Phone 086 8492070 or 086 3787551.

Raffle for Hamper and other prizes - €2 per line, on sale in local Businesses. Admission free and all welcome.


Ballycastle Christmas Experience

On Saturday 16th December Ballycastle gets into the festive spirit with our annual “Ballycastle Christmas Experience”.

Organised by BEO (Ballycastle Events Organisation). 

This celebration of the spirit of Christmas will be held in the stunning setting of “The Shambles”

from 5pm-7pm.

This Christmas experience will feature Santa and Mrs Claus in their grotto, and the elves busy at work in their workshop ahead of the big day. There will also be a living crib with real animals, with live music and other entertainment also being provided. The very best of festive food and drink will also be on offer for all the family to enjoy.

This event is Free.

Any Donation to the Donation Box would be appreciated 

For more information: Tel: 0863225128 Email: 


Golf Society

Next outing is to Enniscrone Golf Course on 25th November .

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am.

Membership to be paid on the day. Contact captain Allen Kelly on 0868672002.



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Pat Leahy who died recently in England (Husband of Maureen Langan, Killerduff).

May he rest in peace.


Music Classes

Irish music classes for children in Ballycastle Hall on Fridays 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Beginner Irish music classes for Adults in Killala Community Centre on Thursdays from 8pm to 9pm.  086-3016691

Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Fridays 6.30p.m. – 7.45p.m. at Ballycastle Football Pitch.

All Welcome.


Over 55 Exercise Club

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


Barber John's

Barber John's, now open at the top of Main Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week from 10.00a.m. – 6.00p.m. Gents Haircut: €10;

Pensioners & Children: €8; Beard Trims €5. Phone 085 7571594.


Ballycastle Bike Hire

Tour some of the scenic areas in North Mayo with bicycle hire from Ballycastle bike hire. Bikes provided are high quality with a wide selection to match all ages and abilities ( Mountain Bikes, Road Bikes, Hybrid, Children's Bikes) and can be rented from short to long term use.

Service includes free drop-off and pick-up locations in the Céide Coast region including the monasteries of the Moy green-way Killala. Hi-vis vests and helmets supplied.

Opening hours for Céide Coast Lodge on Main Street , Ballycastle are

Monday – Sunday 10.00a.m. – 5.00p.m.

Bike hire available out of hours - just ring 086 3225128.

Call Máirtín on 086 3225128 or email .


Garda in attendance

Garda will attend at Ballycastle Community Hall from 2 – 3pm on the 1 st 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

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.


Monday : Bingo at 8.30p.m.

Tuesday: Boys and Girls Basketball from 5.30p.m. – 6.30p.m.

Boys and Girls Indoor Soccer from 6.30p.m. – 7.30p.m.


For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Masses this week:

Monday 10.00a.m.: Michael & Katie Walsh

Tuesday: No Mass

Wednesday 10.00a.m.: Bridget, Stephen & Patrick Collins

Thursday 10.00a.m.: Martin Munnelly

Friday 10.00a.m.: Ellen Horsfield & Seán & Michael McHale

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Jack Hunt (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Michael J. Tighe & Maureen & Seán Desmond & Deceased Family


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: Eileen Grier

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Maura Fox


Saturday Vigil: As arranged

Sunday 11.30a.m.: As Arranged