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September 18, 2014
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Alert: Burglary. Ballyboughal.

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Over the last few days there have been reports of attempted and multiple break ins in the area.

What can you do ?

Please. Do keep your eye out, keep your eye on your neighbours house. Do get to know your neighbours…. Pop in for a cuppa this evening and say hi. Even if you don’t like them. ;)

The police station for Ballyboughal is Balbriggan [or at least that's the number in my phone] and their number is 01-8412202. Put it in your mobile. Get your nearest neighbours mobile. Life is good. Lets try and keep it that way.

September 11, 2014
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Water Notice: September 11, 2014

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This just in from Senator Darragh O’Brien who got this in from Peter at The Fingal Co Co who sez :

Dear Senator,

Please see below information about disruptions in Ballyboughal

Ballyboughal – Water off until about 2.00pm from O’Connor’s Pub, Ballyboughal to Ballough to facilitate pipe laying.

Peter Whelan,
Administrative Officer,
Water Services,
Fingal County Council.

In case you maybe wondering….. Time stamp on Darragh’s email to me 13.01 hours.Time stamp on Peter’s email to Darragh 12.32 hours

Fair play the Darragh ;)

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September 9, 2014
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The Naul Charity Cycle Sept 14th

If like me you enjoy a spin out on the bike you’ll be glad to hear of the up coming Naul Charity Cycle in aid of Naul senior citizens and CASA

Have limited information but there is 2 routes a 20k (which should be handy) and a 50k which I’m told they think goes up to St. Margaret’s and back via Oldtown.

Followed BBQ Music and Raffle in Killians Pub just across the road from the Seamus Ennis Centre.

With regards to sweeper support or road side assistance best move is bring your own pump and a spare tube.

It’s not to hilly out the back towards Oldtown just pack a snack and fill your water bottle.

Hopefully get to see you on route!

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Also our friends in the Seamus Ennis centre will be hosting a cycling talk by Ultra-Cyclist Donncha Cuttriss on Saturday 18th October.

Find out more about Donncha

September 7, 2014
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Autism Action: Phones For Ballyboughal’s Joseph

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This just in from Ballyboughal Mom Gillian. You know what to do :)

Hi was wondering if you would give our sons page a shout out.. https://m.facebook.com/Phones4joseph – Joseph was diagnosed with autism in Aug, we are working on bettering his daily life, but right now he doesn’t speak and extremely little communication, one of our goals is to get him an iPad through the IAA. Irish autism action, they exchange phones for these much needed tools for autistic kids, we need to collect 225 phones , please spread the word so we can reach this goal , from local mother Gillian xxxxxx

September 5, 2014
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Congratulations: Ballyboughal’s Art Champions

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This in from Ballyboughal artist and art teacher, The Amy Cooney who sez:

Thought this may be of interest for the peeps of boughal-ville

It was heritage week in Fingal last week and as part of the festivities, there was a childrens Art Competition being held in Swords, for all the children of Fingal to submit a piece of art, representing Fingal heritage.

Out of 7 categories, Ballyboughal children brought home to our humble village, 5 first place prizes. And another 10 pieces were finalists. All the children’s work was on display last week in the Old Boro National school in Swords and there will be a write up about the exhibition this week in the Fingal Indo.

Congratulations to the following children for claiming first prize:

  1. Patrick Cooney
  2. Alannah Cooney
  3. Eamonn Nolan
  4. Donal Dockrell
  5. Ava Dowe

I have attached a couple of images of the childrens work and the exhibition.

Thanks,
Amy

There are times when we scratch our heads and wonder just why we bother our artse doing this Ballyboughal website…. And then, along comes a really great happy goood news story like this and it’s not about any grown ups stuff and you think to yourself….. yeah, isn’t that just pretty fantastic. Happy face :D

Love The Peacocks  at Newbridge House. Real genius. Congratulations all. Very well done !