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Ballyboughal Community Council Christmas Newsletter 2015

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Much thanks to the Community Council for sending this on.

More than well worth a read through. 🙂

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It’s been a great year for Ballyboughal and Ballyboughal Community Council. We were recognised, by coming joint second in the whole of Ireland, in the 2015 National Pride of Place awards last month, and subsequently Fingal County Council awarded BCC best Representative Group in the whole of Fingal. These awards would not have been possible without the hard work of ALL of the community groups working in Ballyboughal.

The Community Council is only as good as the community and groups we represent. In this respect I would like to thank all of the voluntary groups that supported our efforts, in particular; Ballyboughal GFC, Tidy Towns, Pitch & Putt, 39th Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, Foroige Youth Club, The Hedgerow Society, Saint Patrick’s Hall Committee, Senior Citizens, Fingal Folk Club, Scoil Seamus Ennis, Athletic’s Club, Ballyboughal.net, Church of the Assumption Choir & Gospel Singers, NIFTI and Ballyboughal National School. It’s been a privilege to describe the great work you all do in our small community. Special thanks to Hugh Fitzsimons and Eoin Delaney for their fantastic support in helping us pull our “Spirit of Ballyboughal” photographic and video exhibition together.

Many thanks to the many helpers and sponsors in the community that get stuck in and support us whenever they are called upon. Your encouragement and the support of the wider community at events makes it all worthwhile. I would also like to thank the members of the Community Council committee who worked so hard during the year on all of the projects we undertook; Maureen O’Connor, Caitriona Hoey, James O’Reilly, Vicky Geoghegan, Rory Homan, Denise Hennessey, Ronnie Delaney, and Rose Counihan. Congratulations and thanks to our very own Mayor of Fingal, Cllr David O’Connor, for his ongoing support in the background. With so many great groups and volunteers our small village can look forward to 2016 with great confidence.

A very Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from Ballyboughal Community Council

David Walton

Chairman, BCC

Our wonderful annual Carol service will take place in the Church of the Assumption Ballyboughal, on Wednesday 16th December at 8pm
Following the Service, the Community Council would like to invite everyone from the Community to the school for refreshments

Ballyboughal Senior Citizens

Are having their Christmas Lunch in Holywood Lakes on Sunday 13th December. If anyone has not yet registered with this group and would like to do so please contact Rena at 0863667105. The Senior Citizens Group would like to thank everyone for the wonderful support they have received this year

Hedgerow Biodiversity Walk

Discover fantastic Ballyboughal Hedges on our Christmas Walk 13th Dec. Meet at 2.00 at OConnors Pub. Cross-country trek by Woodland and River to Annsbrook. Find a Woodpecker roost, amazing Toadstools and gather Holly with berries at Richardstown.

Mince Pies and Sloe Lemonade after. Please book with Ann 0863638487

Ballyboughal Community Council AGM

will take place on Monday January 11 at 8pm in the school hall. All are welcome.

Ballyboughal National School Christmas concert

will take place on Friday 18th December at 11am. It will be followed by a cake sale. All are Welcome

Any parent wishing to enrol a child in Ballyboughal National School for the 2016/2017 school year is requested to contact the school office for an enrolment form, to be returned by 10 January. Enrolment for subsequent years will also be accepted. Places will be allocated in accordance with the school enrolment policy.

Ballyboughal GAA Children’s Christmas Party

Will be held on Saturday the 12th of December in the School Hall from 12.30. All Children Welcome.

The GAA Christmas Draw

will take place in O’Connors at 9pm on Sunday 27th December. Great prizes on the night! The tickets are €10.00 each and will include entry into the National GAA draw in March.

Our Thanks to Fingal County Council for their help in producing this newsletter.

Ballyboughal text alert launch 2014

 

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