You might remember way back in April Peter and Sean (and non local Tom) hit the island of Inis Mór to do the annual Temple Street Half Marathon ?
To pay for that Ballyboughal.net sold the ads that you see down the right hand side of the website for 100 euro a pop (for 6 months) for which we are very very greatful – take a scroll through, ye might see something you like and tell ’em we sent you.
Anyhow’s, one of the fine folks that also chipped in a few bob towards that but a bit later than the rest was the crew at Athena Contracts who do pretty much anything that can be laid as a flooring surface.
We have a poet laurite in our very own village of Ballyboughal, Verona Pentony, who is also a singer in our local Choir and has been shortlisted for ‘Ireland’s favourite poem about rural life’, which the winning poem will be announced at the National Ploughing Championships.
Between now and Wednesday, September 9th, people are asked to submit their suggestions to Poem (in this case Verona’s poem – details how below) for the Ploughing.
The top five/six poems nominated by Sept 9th will be put on display in the Kildare & Leighlin tent at the Ploughing Championships and visitors will have the chance to vote for their favourite.