…the only blog in the village. Est Feb 2008

March 21, 2014
by Admin

Calling All Music Acts and Artists


Sez Ronnie Delaney:

The Fingal Folk Club will be celebrating our 4th Birthday on Friday 28th March. We have started into our fifth year and the club has gone from strength to strength.

Many local artists from the Fingal area perform on a regular basis when the club meets on the first and last Fridays of the month.

We have had several featured artists and many theme nights which have been so successful and keeps the music alive.

This is a unique venue platform for musicians of all abilities to perform in an acoustic setting be they beginners, semi-retired or regular performing artists.

Got a son, husband, dad that you need a wee break from think could well be the next Damien Dempsey ? You know what to do.

Of note, the folk clubs next artist ? Sez Ronnie:

We will be having a country jamboree night on Friday 4th April and the featured artist on the night will be singer songwriter JP Ryan, featuring his new album ‘Take a walk with me’.

JP Ryan music ? you have to ask ? ;)

Also, happy burthday boys. Ye done good. Really good. Thank you ;)

Tele 01-8433700
Mob 085-1743748

In the hall opposite the pub. First and last Friday of the month. )

March 14, 2014
by Admin

Happy St Patricks Day. A (Martin Byrne) Song For Ireland

From no stranger to Ballyboughal and local enough gentleman Martin Byrne comes this wee gem of a song. St Patricks Day in mind I thought you might you like it.

From, have a very happy St Patricks Day.

About the song, sez Martin:

A Long Long Way From Ireland, is the first single to be released from the up and coming album of the same name due to hit the record stores and online this year.

The single will not be available for purchase in shops, but will be made available in iTunes and for play on all good radio stations home and abroad.

More information:

My Ireland, the first album by Martin Byrne:

martin byrne music, a long long way from ireland


March 12, 2014
by Admin
3 Comments For Temple Street


Peter Donegan (That’s me) is doing a half marathon for Temple Street. He needs to raise €650. has sold (?) advertising here and that is back on offer. In this case however all money in goes to Temple Street….. Once the 650 is reached – easily done – anything more goes to Anne Gough and the Irish Cancer Society Coffee Morning.


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 and note your name and – then drop me an email/ phonecall and I’ll do the rest.
  • Note: this offer only lasts until March 26th. Anne’s coffee morning is the next day. G’wan ;)
  • Got a better idea/ alternate offer ?
    Call or text Peter on 0876594688 or email or just swing by the house.

Legends. X


March 12, 2014
by Admin

Ballyboughal Pitch and Putt 2014


El Presidenté Ronaldo sez:

Ballyboughal Pitch and Putt now starting 2014 season regular adult game Sunday mornings 11am see for more info or call back Ronnie on (085) 174 3748.

Wanna know a little bit more about the club ? – Take a listen:

Membership Costs are as follows:

  • Adults €30
  • Student >16 €25
  • Junior U16 €15
  • Family €60 incl 2xadults + all children U16
  • Single adult one day €5

March 11, 2014
by Admin
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Coffee ? Morning ! March 27th, 2014


Anne Gough who lives up the back lane (….just about says you !) is doing a coffee morning for the cancer society on the 27th march from 10.30 to 2.30.

Of note, Anne is not turning her house into a late night wine bar. To clarify, the coffee morning runs 10.30 ante meridiem, or a.m., until 2.30 post meridiem, or p.m.

And the lovely Anne sez she’d be only

delighted if u could come and help the cancer society on this day

Anne also notes:

its tea coffee buns chat get to meet neighbours and friends :-)

Go. Meet. Enjoy. Smile. Happy days. Well done Anne.

Dunno where Anne’s house is ? Up the side of the pub, left hand side, just before the big gap where you can park/ where the honesty bucket veg and fruit stall is.

March 7, 2014
by Admin

Photo Friday – Concrete Dungarees


This in from Joanne Cahill who sez:

Just in! The new range of Ballyboughal souvenir concrete dungarees are available to order. Only two available. Don’t miss out!

On a serious note, Joanne and the wee fella had just completed last weeks 5k run in Ballyboughal and then joined the only Pitch and Putt club in the village. This photo was taken just after.

Thanks Joanne. ;)

March 6, 2014
by Admin

Keoghs are hiring

I saw this on Twitter our local favourite crisps are seeking to hire a Logistics Co-Ordinator & Accounts Administrator.

If you love their crisps as much as we do then get your application in we say!


And in fairness to the team they would love to hire local, hat tip and well done to the lads and we wish them continued success :)


Maybe you can help them help you!

February 28, 2014
by Admin
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No Photo Friday: Half Mast

Audio above recorded Jan 2014

No photo this Friday.

Returns next week