Ballycastle >Local News
9th August '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     


Giro de Baile

Well done to the organisers, and to all the helpers on the day, for a very successful and well organised event on Sunday last. Approx 350 cyclists took part and the crowd were entertained for 2 hours before the start by the Foxford Brass Band.

(Some photos in Photo Gallery)

New Business Open

Best wishes to 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.



No's drawn on 8th August were: 4. 11. 15. 26. No Jackpot winner.

Jackpot now €2,500.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Ciarán Kenny, Main Street

Ella Scott, Wildwood House

Stadler Family, Ballycastle

Michael & Catherine, c/o Healys

Miriam Walsh, c/o Healys


Exhibition Opening

The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, Co. Mayo

Varvara Shavrova "Land and Sea"

Ballinglen Gallery, 12th - 31st August

Opening Saturday 12th August at 8pm

Refreshments Served, Everyone Welcome

Tel/Fax 09643184



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of Breege Hughes, Attymass who died recently (Sister of Rose Langan, Ballyknock).


Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Seán McGuire, Wales who died recently (Uncle of Anne O'Donnell).


May they rest in peace.


Cemetery Masses

Mass will be celebrated in the local cemeteries as follows:

Kilbride Cemetery on Friday 11th August at 7.00p.m.

Belderrig Cemetery on Sunday 20th August at 1.30p.m.

Ballycastle Cemetery on Sunday 27th August at 11.30a.m.

Doonfeeney Cemetery – to be announced.

Seaview Residents Reunion

Seaview Residents reunion on Friday August 25th at 7.00p.m.

The evening will also include a Mass for deceased and sick members of Seaview and a BBQ. Contact Máirtin Flannery 0863225128 for more details.


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 .


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 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.


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

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: 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

Masses this week:

Monday 12.00noon: Mary Walsh & John Walsh (Kilbride)

Tuesday 11.00a.m.: Deceased Bourke & Dempsey Families & Kevin & Ruth, Donald & Sharon & Barry Bourke.

Wednesday 11.00a.m.: People of the Parish

Thursday 11.00a.m.: Paddy, Peter, Johnny & Tommy Barrett & Deceased Family Members.

Friday 7.00p.m.: Mass in Kilbride Cemetery

Saturday 8.15p.m.: Helen Tighe & Deceased Family Members

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Thomas & Mary Walsh


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Rose Nealon

Sunday 11.30a.m.: George O'Grady



Saturday Vigil: John Maughan

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Seán Callaghan



Saturday Vigil: L. Fox & N. Fox

Sunday 11.30a.m.: K. O'Donnell & L. O'Donnell