Ballyboughal, Fingal North Co Dublin. Est Feb '08

November 23, 2015
by Admin

Ballyboughal Tidy Towns – Newsletter November 2015

Pride of Place:

Ballyboughal Tidy Towns would like to congratulate all the Ballyboughal Communities and Clubs involved in the Pride of Place competition and the result it is a well earned appreciation for all the hard work.

Ballyoughal Tidy Towns AGM:

Takes place next Mon night 23rd Nov @ 8pm. All welcome and we are looking for new members to help us with our ambitious plans for our Village.

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our Autumn Pub Quiz, which was held on 9 October. It was a great success. Many thanks to O’Connor’s Pub for providing the venue and to our local quizmaster Colm and his assistants. We are very grateful to all our sponsors for donations of raffle prizes and cash donations. Thank you to all who attended on the night. We greatly appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to our next quiz in the Spring.

Tidy Towns Committee:

Eddie O’Connor – Chairman 087 0526836;
Dan Hennessy – Treasurer 087 7987422;
David O’Connor – Secretary 087 6803860;
Caroline Delaney; Liz Ryan; Susie O’Brien; Mary O’Brien; Frances Ryan; James O’Reilly; Nuala O’Reilly; Gavin Mulligan; Martin McGinley; Caitriona Hoey; Sam Mulligan

Tidy Towns AGM:
Our AGM will be held on Monday 23 November 2015 at 8.00pm in The Village Inn. Everyone is welcome to come along. We would be delighted to hear any ideas you may have for your village for next year. New members with any level of commitment, large or small, welcome.

The Bergin Cup for the best-kept front garden was awarded to James and Nuala O’Reilly, Doorogue Cottages. In second place were Ollie and Bernie Callan, Main Street; third place went to Gavin and Samantha Mulligan, Riverside. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
The Jim Carroll Memorial Cup for the best-kept non-residential premises in the village was awarded to The Village Inn.
Thanks to the members of Skerries Tidy Towns for judging the competition.

Spring Clean:
We will be kicking off our efforts in 2016 with An Taoische’s National Spring Clean with a litter pick. Date to be announced.

Tip of the Month:
Recycle your green kitchen waste in a compost bin. Compost provides valuable nutrients and helps retain moisture in the soil. Visit for more advice on conserving water at home and in the garden – there’s also a section for kids.

Christmas Cards:
Packs of Christmas Cards featuring Ballyboughal Village in the 1930’s are available for sale in Mace shop (5 for a fiver) or contact a committee member.

Spring Bulbs:
We have planted lots more daffodil bulbs around the village. Once again our thanks go to Fingal County Council. Thanks also go to those of you who have donated bulbs which we will also be planting this autumn. We hope you enjoy the displays.

Christmas Tree Recycling:

It’s coming up to that time of year again – see for details of recycling sites for your Christmas trees
Thank you to Peter Donegan for this fantastic site and for his help and support over the past year.

BirdWatch Ireland:
We would like to encourage you to take part in this year’s garden bird survey which takes place from 30 November. Go to for details of the survey and also for details of how to identify different species of birds.

Keep a close eye on for Tidy Towns activities. If anyone has any ideas about what they would like to see in the village or incorporated into our plans we would be delighted to hear from you. Good suggestions are always welcome and we are delighted to talk to anyone – just call a member of the committee or email your suggestions to:

Thanks to Fingal County Council for their help in printing this Newsletter.

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November 15, 2015
by Admin

Pride of Ballyboughal 

This in from The Dave Walton yesterday eve, who sez: 

 Hi Peter, Ballyboughal came second in Ireland in our category for Pride of Place, David

The lovely Maureen was also on noting: 

Congratulations to Ballyboughal. Joint runners up in IPB Pride of Place Awards 2015.

And Eddie was also on by phone to say: 

We came second in all of Ireland (32 counties) population 300 – 1000 category, second only to Doonbeg. There will be a homecoming this evening in O’Connors from around 5.45pm. 

Congrats to all involved. Very proud. :)