Ballyboughal, Fingal North Co Dublin. Est Feb '08

January 27, 2015
by Admin

Adverts For Temple Street on – 2015

peter donegan, kevin rowe, inis mor, temple street

Peter Donegan (That’s me) is doing [again] a half marathon for Temple Street. He needs to raise €650. has sold (?) advertising here before for that and that is back on offer. In this case however all money in goes to Temple Street.

How much ?

  • 100 euro: Banner on the right hand side of for 6 months plus a good news blog post. Inc Facebook and twitter.
  • 300 euro: Headline sponsor. For the full 12 months. Inc. top banner of site. Right hand side of site and two good news blog posts plus the bottom of every photo Friday with your logo and ‘brought to you by’ noting.

How do you do it ? :

  • Donate at Peters My Charity Fundraising page
  • There, note your name and – then drop me an email/ phonecall and I’ll do the rest.
  • Note: this offer only lasts until Feb 28. 
  • Got a better idea/ alternate offer ? Call or text Peter on 0876594688 or email or just swing by the house.

X Peter

temple street, peter donegan, half marathon 2015

January 27, 2015
by Admin

Elvis Tribute Night – Ballyboughal’s Fingal Folk Club – This Fri Jan 30, 2015

Brush up those blue suede shoes and tip on down to the Folk Club this Friday 8pm, St Patrick Hall on Ballyboughal’s [that’s just opposite the pub…] very own Las Vegas strip.

Most recently on 8th Jan was Elvis’s 80th Birthday with tributes being paid to the King of Rock ‘n Roll all over the world. We will be featuring a night of Elvis music and song when we return on Friday 30th January.

Here is a list of popular Elvis songs that will feature on the night:
Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Love me tender, All shook up, Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, It’s now or never, All shook up, Are you lonesome tonight, Wooden heart, His latest flame, Can’t help falling in love, Good luck Charm, The wonder of you, Suspicious minds and much more.

The Fingal Folk Club is kicking of the new season with some classic events over the coming weeks. The following week 6th Feb will be the ever popular Love songs night, traditionally this has been one of the best nights of the year with this our pre valentine celebration.

The club holds back to back performances on the first and last Friday of the month in St Patrick’s Hall Ballyboughal Nth County Dublin. Show starts at 8pm new performers can contact us through our website or by calling 085-1743748.

fingal folk club, temple street (4)

January 19, 2015
by Admin

Email Bag: Confidential Reporting of Water and Waste Pollution – Ballyboughal


We were asked to publish the following on –

“Sirs and To Whom It May Concern,

with regards to illegal, immoral or quite simply wrong doing in Ballyboughal. This may be with regards to our ditches and streams. It may also be with reference to other methods of pollution. Some may have little to no luck with their local representatives or councils in reporting this or just wish to remain anonymous; and in that regard it appears there is an alternate.

From The Environmental Protection Agency is this opening paragraph.

The Environmental Protection Agency has expanded the national waste line (a confidential telephone service) to a full national environmental complaints line. This will serve to encourage reporting of environmental pollution, including water and air pollution, fly-tipping, and illegal dumping of waste.  Members of the public can report pollution or illegal dumping via this 24 hour lo-call telephone number 1850 365 121. Local authorities and/or the Gardaí and the EPA will follow up on the information provided by the public.

Read more on this at

It continues….

It seems there is in places be a stigma of sorts with regards to the good doing of reporting what is essentially wrong, even so maybe in the publishing of this post here. But it should be not that way and I note: it is not wrong to wish that my childrens land and the environment that surrounds them is respected.

Might I also add a congratulations to the great work of Ballyboughal’s Tidy Towns. It was wonderful to read of their great work here. Many thanks to you and my neighbours for their efforts.

Is mise le meas