Ballycastle >Local News
9th March '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.

Kiddies Korner Super Draw

Kiddies Korner Super Draw will soon be coming to an end with the second of our draws to take place shortly. If you or someone you know would be interested in taking part in the coming year of our exciting lotto and be in with a chance of winning one of many cash prizes to the value of £14000 please let us know on or before Friday March 18th. You can email, pop into the playschool or phone 09643407, 0863362360, 0871365194

Golf Society

Results from Strandhill outing:

1st : Michael Gilroy 33pts

2nd : David Finnerty 32pts back 9

3rd : David Alexander 32pts

Nearest the pin: Tony Gallagher

Longest drive: n/a

Next outing is to Westport Golf Club on 26th March. 1st tee is booked for 11am so please be there for 10.30am. Contact David Alexander on 0877965090 for more information. Visitors and new members welcome.

Our away outing this year is the weekend of the 16/17 June to Salthill, staying at the Clayburn Hotel, playing Tuam Golf Course on the way down on Friday and playing Barna Golf Course on the Saturday.  Anyone interested in going can contact Gerry Henry on 0879391689 for more information. Visitors welcome. 


Sympathy is extended to Chris Doherty, Cabintown on the death of his brother Tony in England .

May he rest in peace.


Sympathy is also extended to the family, relatives and friends of Maggie Flannery, Barnatra who died recently (aunt of Anne Healy, Heathfield and Eileen Kearney, Carrowcullen). May she rest in peace.

Cycling Club

Club Spins for Members have been changed to 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.


Ballycastle GAA have come together with the students and staff of Scoil Naomh Bríd Ballycastle. In Scoil Naomh Bríd, pupils are encouraged from a young age to support their local club and county. The GAA, more than any other sport, has a community ethos that increases accessibility for boys and girls. Ballycastle GAA epitomises the underlying value of supporters as well as players.

Many students attending Scoil Naomh Bríd are loyal supporters of their local clubs and their county team, and as a Thank you the Club will be bringing the students to the

Mayo v Kerry game on Sunday next. Bus will depart from the Hall at 12:10pm sharp.

The Club will supply refreshments after the match and we hope to return to Ballycastle at 6pm approx.

We would like to thank the community for their continued support.


50/50 draw

Congratulations to Teresa Munnelly, Breaffy, Kilfian who won €235 in last weeks 50/50 draw.


National School training

National School training starts back on Saturday 5th March at 1pm in Tom Langan Park .


Lotto Jackpot now €14,200

No's drawn on 7th March were: 6. 10. 13. 25. No Jackpot winner.

Next draw in Katie Macs.

Five Envelopes drawn:

Anthony Walsh, Glenurla

Martin McAndrew, Katie Macs

Ciaran Jordan, Killerduff

M. Robertson, Sea Road

John Donnelly, Dominick Street



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


Ballycastle/Belderrig Development Company

AGM will take place on Wednesday 23rd March at 9.00p.m. in the Resource Centre.


Athletic Club

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

For current news on club events please be sure to check out our Facebook page - Ballycastle AC Mayo.


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



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.


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

Easter Sunday falls on 27th March.


First Holy Communion Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 15th May.


Mass Times:

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

Saturday Vigil: 8.15p.m.

Sunday: 11.30a.m.


Masses this week:

Monday: People of the Parish

Tuesday: Michael & Ann Grier & Deceased Family, Muingelly

Wednesday: Mass in Belderrig at 7.00p.m.

Thursday: Kathleen Morrin (nee O'Horo)

Friday : Maria Jordan (Anniversary)

Saturday 12.00noon: Mary Hefferon (Month's Mind) & Paddy Hefferon

Saturday Vigil 8.15p.m.: Terence McSweeney (Anniversary)

Sunday 11.30a.m.: Peter & Mary Carey


Eucharist Ministers:

Saturday Vigil: Kathleen Donnelly

Sunday: Seamus O'Connor



Saturday Vigil: Caroline Nealon

Sunday: John Busby



Saturday Vigil: Erin Flannery, Jamie Timlin

Sunday: Kate Heffernan, Finn McDermott Cox