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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

directing-media 2 advertise ballyboughal 2014

March 24, 2014
by Admin

Balbriggan Cycling Club Annual Road Races 29/ 30th March 2014

balbriggan cycling 2014

Hi Peter,
We have received verbal approval for our events. For the last few years you kindly informed visitors, to your excellent site, of our annual Races passing through the Village and environs.  I would be grateful if you could do the same again this year.  I attach the details together with maps of the circuits.
Kind regards,

Balbriggan Cycling Club holds its annual race weekend on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March 2014. Of note, over the weekend the races pass through Ballyboughal.

This might mean you are slighly delayed in traffic. It may also mean you have to get out the deck chair, the sambos and flask and do a little bit of cheering on with the kids. It’s all good :)

The one to pay attention to most is race no. 2, The Ben McKenna Memorial Races and Jim (Jazzer) Wherity Memorial Race. The map is attached above and details of the race very kindly passed on to us by Vincent Cronin of Balbriggan Cycling Club.

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March 21, 2014
by Admin

Calling All Music Acts and Artists


Sez Ronnie Delaney:

The Fingal Folk Club will be celebrating our 4th Birthday on Friday 28th March. We have started into our fifth year and the club has gone from strength to strength.

Many local artists from the Fingal area perform on a regular basis when the club meets on the first and last Fridays of the month.

We have had several featured artists and many theme nights which have been so successful and keeps the music alive.

This is a unique venue platform for musicians of all abilities to perform in an acoustic setting be they beginners, semi-retired or regular performing artists.

Got a son, husband, dad that you need a wee break from think could well be the next Damien Dempsey ? You know what to do.

Of note, the folk clubs next artist ? Sez Ronnie:

We will be having a country 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’.

JP Ryan music ? you have to ask ? ;)

Also, happy burthday boys. Ye done good. Really good. Thank you ;)

Tele 01-8433700
Mob 085-1743748

In the hall opposite the pub. First and last Friday of the month. )

March 14, 2014
by Admin

Happy St Patricks Day. A (Martin Byrne) Song For Ireland

From no stranger to Ballyboughal and local enough gentleman Martin Byrne comes this wee gem of a song. St Patricks Day in mind I thought you might you like it.

From, have a very happy St Patricks Day.

About the song, sez Martin:

A Long Long Way From Ireland, is the first single to be released from the up and coming album of the same name due to hit the record stores and online this year.

The single will not be available for purchase in shops, but will be made available in iTunes and for play on all good radio stations home and abroad.

More information:

My Ireland, the first album by Martin Byrne:

martin byrne music, a long long way from ireland