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November 27, 2014
by Admin

Ronnie Delaney: Fingal County Council Person of the Year 2014

Of The Overall Winner, Community Person of the Year – Ronnie Delaney, it was noted:

Ronnie Delaney has been relentless in bringing ideas to life and providing guidance to existing projects or groups who may be struggling in the community of Ballyboughal in County Dublin.  He has a wonderful positive outlook in considering any options that will enhance the quality of life in Ballyboughal and the extended community.  His friendliness promotes a feel good factor to most everyone he comes into contact with and his great energy and enthusiasm lends a positive impact and outcome on his volunteering within his community.  He was instrumental in the redevelopment of the local Pitch & Putt Club, he established a folk group to promote the talents of song writers, musicians, singers and story tellers across all ages in Fingal. He is the man responsible for co-ordinating the general use of the community hall for many local groups in Ballyboughal.

Our Community Person of the Year is the Musical Director of Ballyboughal Church Choir, Secretary and Green keeper of Ballyboughal Pitch & Putt Club, Secretary and Treasurer of Ballyboughal Community Hall, founder and co-ordinator of Fingal Folk Group.

Ronnie is dependable and never lets his community down, he gives his time unconditionally and has been described as the soul of Ballyboughal village.

Our thanks to Linda Ennis and all of the team at Fingal County Council in getting the press releases to me and congratulations to you and your team for a fantastic evening.

All photos and video courtesy Eoin Delaney, Directing Media, Digital Media Producer at


Unsung community heroes recognised by Council as Ronnie Delaney from Ballyboughal announced as Community Person of the Year 2014
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November 27, 2014
by Admin

Donal’s Tractor Run. Naul, Sun Nov 30th 2014

killians naul pub

Words below courtesy North County Leader

The late Donal Killian’s annual harvest fare Tractor Run is going ahead in Naul, just as he wished. This year, the Tractor Run is in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust, a fund set up for severely injured players, which was very close to Donal’s heart.

It will take place on Sunday 30th November at 12 noon and registration is in Clann Mhuire GAA pitch, by kind permission of the club.  Refreshments will be served on the day, and a BBQ is provided for all drivers.  After the route around Naul, Damastown, Garristown, Oldtown, Cloughertown, Naul, a ballad session will be held in Killian’s pub, where a Monster raffle will take place. Tickets for the raffle are available in Killian’s Bar, Reilly’s Daybreak and from any committee member.

It was Donal’s intention to have had it earlier on, but given the circumstances surrounding his death, the committee decided that they would continue on with the success story that he created three years ago. As usual, the energetic Barney Greene, will be at the helm. Due to health and safety restrictions, there will be no persons under seven years old allowed to go in the Tractor Run as a passenger. The committee hope to see as many there, as possible, to help make this a fantastic day, in memory of Donal.

November 20, 2014
by Admin

Email Bag: Suggestion in for a Ballyboughal Walking Group

New fencing + old shrub removal - continuing renovations at monument

Suggestion in for a Ballyboughal walking club.

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not a club, with a committee. maybe a [dis/ organised group ? or just, more an organised time to meet up and walk together. maybe that’s all we need. all it takes is 2 people. to start. and see where it goes from there ? what do you think. ? can you help me ?

Great idea. Costs nothing. Anyone ?

November 18, 2014
by Admin

Wanted: Ballyboughal Christmas Choir Singers

Ballyboughal Choir

This in from Ron Delaney who sez:

Hi Pete,

We are starting our Christmas Carols rehearsals Wed at 7.30pm in Ballyboughal Church and additional singers are very much welcome.

The Carol service itself will take place on Wed 17th Dec at 8pm in Ballyboughal Church with refreshments afterwards in the National school across the road, kindly provided by the Community Council.

[Y]our choir. [Y]our community. You what to do. If you don’t…. Ye might just know someone who does. Go forth. Enjoy !

November 14, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday – The Final Calf


This in from Ireland’s highest IQ Farmer of the Year award winner 2014, our very own The Michael Connell who sez:

Hi Peter, – thought you might like this one from Monday evening this week – our last calf of the year just born in pic alongside her very proud mammy and a few onlookers. A difficult birth in comparison but Mom and Baby all doing grand.

Cheers and Best Michael.

November 13, 2014
by Admin

Flood update. Ballyboughal November 2014

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November 10, 2014
by Admin

Gig: Ballyboughal Community Council AGM 2014

This in from The Ronnie Delaney who sez:
A reminder that the Ballyboughal CC will be holding their AGM tomorrow night Tues 11th Nov in the National School 9pm. It will include amongst other notes the annual activity report including update on the recent Tex Alert community system. Anyone interested in taking a role on the committee nominations will be accepted.
If anyone would like to email on a report of how the night goes we’d be more than happy to publish that here. Of note: no  heckling, unwrapping suck sweets or jibber jabber down the back of the hall. Also ask not what Ballyboughal can do for you, but wot you can do for the boughal. Enjoy.