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December 20, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday – Christmas Choir


Pic above with thanks to Directing Media.

Of the night, the choir and the performance ? Did you enjoy it ?

Apparently so. Of note, this is the first year (ever) feedback in writing, if you will, has come in to us at – And tho some chose to comment via email others chose twitter; and this my fave that came in on Facebook.

Amazing night!! Thanks to all involved!

Short and sweet. Says it all really. ;)

In the meantime, very well done to all involved.

Happy Christmas.


Ballyboughal & Damastown carols for Christmas 2014 DVD available in local mace eu10 eighteen fantastic songs for xmas


December 12, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday – Just Dave


The eve that The Ron won The Best Person award…. We arrived back to Roganstown for a few. As you do.

The first man to greet the Bar Keeper was David O’Connor. Councillor to some. Just Dave to me. And a pint was purchased with my name on it.

I simply wanted to say thank you.

Thanks Just Dave.

side note: not the first time Dave has appeared on Not the first time with a guitar either.

side note 2: why 3 pics ? Not a bulls notion. It’s all good. ;)



December 10, 2014
by Admin

Ballyboughal Carol Service 8pm Wed 17 Dec, 2014


This in from They Do Ron Ron, They Do Ron, Ron:

The annual Carol Service featuring the church choirs of Ballyboughal and Damastown will take place in the Church of the Assumption Ballyboughal Next Wednesday (17 Dec, 2014) at 8pm.

The programme this year will be including traditional Christmas carols and Hymns blended with popular songs from, Enya, Cliff Richard, John Lennon and Bing Crosby and coupled with a narrated nativity presentation.
The choir this year will be encouraging interaction from the audience and there will be tea and coffee with some festive baking following the performance in the National School across the road from the church everyone is welcome.

December 6, 2014
by Admin

Lambay Singers & Guests Christmas Carols


This one has nothing got to do with Ballyboughal apart from it was sent in by The Ronster. Who is from the Boghil.

El Pres aside, Donabate is a lovely town. And Kate’s café ( or is it Cates ?) do a lovely bitta brekkie. And singing in any format (unless of course it’s Shania Twain or Cher) will or at the very least should make you happy. Clap your hands. In which case you should leave this town and make a night of it and head to Domhnach Bat for a fine evening. Also we hear Damo is a grand fella. Tell him we sent yiz. And Enjoy.

Here’s what they say:

The Lambay Singers & Guests with musical director George Rice, are presenting a concert of Favourite Christmas Carols.

Where__St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Donabate
When___Saturday 13th December.
Tickets €10

For more info and to book tickets in advance call 087-7793769.
Tickets can also be got at the door on the night.

December 5, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday – Peter and Kevin, and Dave.


It’s not often we see him here in picture format ever but I had to nab this one. Image with thanks to Dave Laird (right) who is pictured above alongside our very own Sometimes MC but usually shorts wearing Peter Donegan (centre) and Kevin Rowe of strictly dancing events fame (left).

Think I’ll buy myself a tux. ;)
Happy Friday.

December 4, 2014
by Admin

Ballyboughal Tidy Towns AGM – Tues 9 Dec 2014


This in from the lovely Maureen O’Connor who is a really great contributor to on official towns business.

New to the area ? Unsure of the work that they do ? Maybe fancy getting involved or helping out ? Or, you just wanna find out who has done what and what is the next big project for the group to take on ?

Fair play Tidy Towns. Ye have been nothing short of brilliant this year. :)

December 1, 2014
by Admin

Mail Bag: Joseph’s Best Friend

This in from Ballyboughal local lass Gill who sez:

Hi again, we are onto our next goal of raising funds for Joseph’s autism service dog, we have set up a donations page linked to service dogs Europe were we will be getting the much needed dog if you could spread the word please thanks so much

You know what to do.  ;)

Updates by Joseph’s Mom and Dad can be found on the Josephs facebook page 

phones 4 joseph

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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