Ballyboughal, Fingal North Co Dublin. Est Feb '08

July 9, 2015
by Admin

Photo Friday – Fingal Folk Club 4th of July Celebrations

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From Ballyboughal based Fingal Folk Club 4th of July Celebrations that took place last
Friday night at St Patricks Hall – that building directly opposite the pub/ to the left of the pitch and putt club – where it was standing room only before the night even kicked off !

Fantastic stuff. Very well done all.

Folk Club is now on summer holidays but returns Friday September 25th.

Images courtesy Eoin Breathnach and Niamh Delaney.

fingal folk club, 4th july 2015

July 9, 2015
by Admin

Ballyboughal Text Alert System, July 2015.

Ballyboughal text alert launch 2014

This in from The Dave Walton who sez:

Text Alert is a voluntary service run by the Community Council. Since its set-up last year over 300 people have joined and the feedback has largely been very positive. We’ve issued over 30 alerts to the community, including a missing person alert, and we know we and the Gardai have dissrupted several criminal activities in the area on the back of it.  The Text Alert signs now act as a deterrent to criminals acting in the area (they don’t like it)  but the system is only as good as the Garda on duty on any given day and the members of the community that feed into it. It’s not perfect or foolproof. We provide regular feedback to the Gardai in Balbriggan (including yesterday’s activity) who have generally been very supportive and responsive.

If you see criminal or suspicious activty always call the Gardai in Balbriggan first on 01-8020510. If a crime has occured or you think that suspicious activity should be passed on to the wider community, in the second instance, after calling the  Gardai, you can always text the details to the Text Alert number 086-2608225 where we can verify and push it out to the Ballyboughal community in daylight hours (8am-10pm). Remember this is a battle against criminals and we need to be alert and work together as a community to win.

Anyone wishing to join Text Alert system can also send a text to the mobile number above and we’ll get in touch with you asap.

June 29, 2015
by Admin

Flavours of Ballyboughal, Fingal. 2015

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Above: pictured the back lanes Nookie jnr helping out at The Flavours of Fingal. And below just a few snaps of some Ballyboughal faces on the day.

If anyone wants to add a few snaps to this feel free to send ’em on. And for the record, no I did not win a goldfish. Or join my local Macra. 😉

Very well done Fingal Co Co and to all the Ballyboughal folks who supported and were there on the day.

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June 29, 2015
by Admin

Ballyboughal Nominated for Pride of Place Awards 2015

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This is from The Dave Walton of Ballyboughal Community Council, who sez:

Ballyboughal Community Council is pleased to announce that Ballyboughal has been entered by Fingal County Council into the national Pride of Place awards 2015, as Fingal’s sole entrant in the 300 to 1000 village population category. The Pride of Place competition is a Co-operation Ireland initiative to acknowledge the fantastic work being done by communities all over the island of Ireland, and their efforts to create vibrant, viable and visible communities. It also affords local authorities an opportunity to participate at the heart of local communities and help build community spirit. To this end a working document on improving and repairing amenities in the village has been prepared by Ballyboughal Community Council, in conjunction with other voluntary groups in the village, and has been submitted to Fingal County Council for consideration and, where possible, completion.

The Pride of Place judges are coming to Ballyboughal on the afternoon of Tuesday the 28th of July where Ballyboughal Community Council and the Pride of Place steering Committee which has been working on this project in the background will make a presentation on the history of the area and all of the voluntary and community work being carried out in the village and environs. The judges will make some historical and location site visits, and afterwards meet socially with various members of the voluntary community in St Patrick Hall from multiple groups operating in Ballyboughal, including the GAA, Athletics Club, Tidy Towns, Youth Club, Scouts, Pitch and Putt, St Patrick’s Hall,, The Hedgerow Society, Senior Citizens, The Community Council and several other voluntary groups.

By co-incidence Ballyboughal Community Council is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year so is taking this opportunity to run a special Pride of Place photographic and video exhibition which is dedicated to all the all the volunteers, from all voluntary groups in the village, and their enormous contribution to the community of Ballyboughal over the years. This exhibition will also form part of our presentation to the Pride of Place judges.

The Pride of Place exhibition in St Patricks Hall with the theme “The Spirit of Ballyboughal” will be opened officially later that evening at a reception for all the village at 8pm by our new Mayor of Fingal (and Ballyboughal man) ,Cllr David O’Connor,. The entire village, and all volunteers from any Ballyboughal voluntary group, past and present, are invited to attend this reception.

Afterwards a major evening of music celebration is planned in the Village Inn to celebrate the wonderful history of music that lives on to this day and is such an intrinsic part of the Spirit of Ballyboughal. Please mark this special date in your diary and try to make it if you can. More info will follow closer to the date.

Ballyboughal Community Council