Ballycastle >Local News
9th December '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.

Cycling Club

Baile an Chaisil Cycling Club AGM will take place on Sunday 13th December at 7.00p.m. in the Wolfdog Tavern, Killala. It's a chance for members and new members to voice opinions, suggest developments to the club and vote for the 2015 committee and proposals. If you think cycling is for you, why not come along and see what we are about .

Christmas Party

Annual Senior Citizen's Christmas Party will take place in the Community Hall on Sunday 13th December at 3.00p.m.


Carol Service

Carol Service in St. John's Church , Ballycastle on Sunday 13th December at 8.00p.m.

Refreshments after in St. John's Hall. All welcome.


Children's Carol Service

Annual children's Carol Service will take place in St. Bridget's Church on Thursday 17th December at 7.00p.m.



Sympathy is extended to Mary Doherty, Suífinn Way on the death of her brother Martin (Dublin and late of Knockaun, Ballycastle).


The death has occurred of Bridgie McGarry (nee Conroy), Kilbride, Ballycastle and formerly of Lenarevagh, Glenamoy.  Sympathy is extended to her daughter Harriet, relatives and friends.


May they rest in peace.

Fundraiser Auction

The Fundraiser for Peter Auction is now open for bidding! Don't miss your chance to bid on exciting items in support of Peter! All proceeds will go directly to Peter. You can either leave a message on Facebook or ring the following numbers: 0863225128/0863828713/0872671759. Thank you.

Anyone wishing to donate directly can do so by donating into a Bank Account:

Allied Irish Bank sort code 937029
Account name is: Peter Sweeney Fund
Account number: 19751056
Bic: aibkie2d
IBAN: ie36aibk93702919751056 


Items up for Auction so far:

2 tickets to the Ireland v Wales 6 Nations game

10x6 Trailer of turf

13x7 Box of Turf

Signed Ballycastle Jersey by the Winning County Championship Team

Signed Connacht Jersey

50 free round bales – cut and delivered to your farm (you supply the plastic) Sponsored by Owen Gilvarry

DJ for the night supplied by DJ Tiny

100 yards/10 Hoppers of Turf to be turned next Summer

Auction will end on 1st January.


Fitness for Christmas

Saturday 26th December: East v West Match in Tom Langan Park at 1pm.

Sunday 27th December: Run, Walk, Crawl from Healys Pub at 1pm.
Friday 1st January: Santa's Cycle from Healys Pub at 12:30p.m.

Donations welcome to the Fundraiser for Peter Fund.


Monster Raffle

Ballycastle Community Hall are holding a monster Christmas Raffle with

1st prize: Hamper valued at €250

2nd prize: His & Her Watches

3rd : €50

4th : Cosmetic Set

5th : 2 Bottles of Wine.

Draw will take place at the Christmas Bingo on Monday 21st December. Tickets, at €2 each or 3 for €5, are on sale locally and on Monday nights at Bingo.

Lotto Jackpot now €12,900

No's drawn on 7th December were: 11. 23. 25. 29. No Jackpot winner.

Next Draw in Healys.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Michael & Anona O'Connor, Sea Road

M. Doherty, Suífinn Way

P. J. McCann, Belderrig

Des & Patricia Earley, Ballycastle

Mary Anne Sweeney, Cappagh

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



50/50 Draw:

Winner of this week's GAA 50/50 Draw was Kathleen Tuohill, Killena who won €270.


Athletic Club

Ballycastle Athletic Club training on Saturday mornings at 10am at the football pitch – junior and senior infants meet at the Community Hall. New members welcome

Check out our facebook page - Ballycastle AC Mayo, for more news on club events. 


Golf Society

Next outing is to Enniscrone flat 9 on 19th December. This is or annual Christmas scramble.

1st tee is booked for 10.30am so please be there for 10am. For more info contact 

David Alexander on 0877965080. Visitors and new members welcome.



Bingo in the Community Hall on Monday 14th December at 8.30p.m. Guaranteed Jackpot of €300.


Benefit Dance

Benefit Dance in Ballycastle Hall on Tuesday 29th December.


Social Dancing

Social Dancing in the Merry Monk, Ballina on Thursday nights starting a 9.00p.m.



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.


Irish Dancing Classes

Scoil Rince Ui Mhurchu Classes take place on Monday and Thursday evenings in St John's Hall, Ballycastle. Beginner class from 5.30pm - 6.30 pm. Intermediate 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Advanced 7.30pm- 8.30pm. Enquiries to Ann Marie 0860687342


O-55's Club

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


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: 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.

Thursday: Men & Ladies basketball at 8.00p.m.

For all Hall bookings, contact Breda at 089-4607901


Church Notices

Confessions for Christmas will be held on Tuesday 22nd December at 8.00p.m.


Mass Times:

Weekdays at 10.00a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday 8.15p.m.: Jack Hunt & Kitty Healy

Tuesday 11.30a.m.: John Donnelly & Deceased Donnelly & Horan family members.

Wednesday: Michael McLean

Wednesday 7.00p.m.: Pat Ruane (Month's Mind)

Thursday: Martina Gillen & Deceased Gillen & Gallagher family members

Friday : Johnny, Mickey Joe & Michael McHale

Saturday 4.00p.m.: 40th Wedding Anniversary Mass for Anne & Paddy McDonnell

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Deceased Stadler & Madden families

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Anthony McDonnell & Paddy Cavish


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Tommy Carey

Sunday: Mary Boyle



Saturday Vigil: George O'Grady

Sunday: Elizabeth O'Donnell



Saturday Vigil: Tony Carden, Liam Fox

Sunday: Kate Heffernan, Róisín O'Donnell