…the only blog in the village. Est Feb 2008

April 25, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday – Ballyboughal School


This in via local artist Amy Cooney.
Amy sez:

Hi peter,

Hope your keeping well,
I seen the photo you put up on and thought you could do with another oldy.
I rooted this one out for ya, its of the national school. Taken around 1990???

The head master at the time, John Cannon gave it to me, (I think I pestered him for it. Aged 11..)

Chat soon,
Amy, :)

April 17, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday – Half Marathon Thanks You

peter donegan, kevin rowe, inis mor, temple street

Pictured above Peter Donegan with Kevin Rowe at the Inis Mór Temple Street half marathon finish line.

All of the money raised by selling ads on the side of this website. And some of you just throwing in your hard earned sheckles for the craic.

Shower of legends. x

With very special thanks to:

All of the businesses are noted down the right hand side of the website. Show ‘em some love. Wish ‘em well.

Fair play Ballyboughal. And surrounds. Yiz done good ;)

Whilst I was there with Kevin we did this:

more info over at

Links of note:

April 15, 2014
by Admin

Youth cycle – Saturday April 19th

The first of the McNally Swords CC Youth ( 12 – 16 years of age) Spins will take place on Easter Saturday,19th April 2014, leaving St Colmcilles Gaa just off Balheary Road in Swords at 10.00am. The spin will be about 25-30km long, on quiet country roads with a short coffee stop at The Grange, Ballyboughal, where we can talk about cycling etiquette as most will be new to group riding, so bring a few Euro for same.

If anyone is interested in this spin I would ask that a parent/guardian accompany the child to start point as I have forms for you to sign. Please e-mail Brian Morrissey at to inform me if you wish your child to attend.

Note: This is a FREE event. Cycling helmet must be worn by all participants. If the distance is off-putting, don’t worry, anyone who feels the distance is too much will be accompanied back to the start point.

More info:

Contact: Alan Kelly
McNally Swords Cycling Club

Or leave a comment or question below

March 29, 2014
by Admin

JP Ryan to play The Fingal Folk Club


The Fingal Folk Club is having a jamboree night on Friday 4th April and the featured artist on the night will be singer songwriter JP Ryan, featuring his new album ‘Take a walk with me’.

For those who may need a little reminderJP Ryan music has opened for Rod Stewart playing in a line-up that included Natasha Bedingfield and a host of additional acts.

He has opened for other established acts such as Chris Diffard, guitar virtuoso, Beppe Gambetta, Ollabelle and has played and toured, UK bassist, Andy Baker and saxophonist (Ex-Van der Graaff Generator), Davis Jackson. With a track from his debut album, ‘Dancing With Anima’ included in a recent US Motion Picture, JP was also a recent winner of the AC Category of America’s Open Door song writing contest, judged by members of ASCAP, BMI and the Gospel Music Association.

A night not to be missed.

March 27, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday: Ronnie and V. Morning Dew

morning dew, band

From Ballyboughal, Father and son, Ronnie and V Delaney.

Playing every Sunday in the Carnegie Court Hotel. 8pm  10.30pm. Go on down and show your support. And have a pint. And bring herself out for Mother’s Day.

Better known as Morning Dew.

Also sez The Ronster:

Happy 4th Birthday this Friday to the Folk Club hope you can come along for a round the house session Next week 4th April Country night with special guest:-)

3 locals companies proudly supporting in aid of Temple Street childrens Hospital

two spots cafe, dublin 2 Amy Cooney

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