Welcome to Balally Residents Association

Welcome to Balally.com. Balally Residents Association has been in existence for over 50 years. It plays an important role in looking after the interests of residents. We strive to maintain the well being and sense of community within our area on many levels. We host social functions and events for neighbours to enjoy together and ensure that the neighbourhood is maintained as best as it can be while representing all members.

If you are not already a member or are new to the area, we urge you to become a member by getting in touch or contacting a committee representative. We’re always looking for more volunteers to help out so please let us know.

History and Memories of Balally

Balally Sign Sepia

We need your help to complete this site. Balally has been home to several generations of families since the first residents moved in back in the early 60’s. Every time I meet an older resident of Balally,  there is always a story shared from the past, so now we’d love to record these stories and information here and build a gallery of photos through the decades. Please share your memories and photos and be sure to ask your neighbours who may not use computers to get involved too.

Annual General Meeting 2013

Our Balally Residents Association AGM will take place in St. Olaf’s School Hall at 8pm on Thursday 24th October  this year.
Please keep the date free to attend this meeting as we  need input and attendance from all our members or any new residents to Balally.
Hear how busy the BRA have been throughout 2012/2013. Get the full  update.
This is an opportunity to hear from our members. Please voice your concerns, issues or suggestions so that we can all work together to make Balally a great, safe, clean and fun estate to live in.  A place we  can be proud of!  This year we will serve teas & coffee after the meeting so a chance to all have a quick chat and a catch up after the summer. If you cannot attend, please let us know or  send us a message with your concerns/feedback by just completing the contact us  form on this website.

Quiz Night

A great evening in St. Olaf’s GAA Club at the BRA pub quiz on Thursday 16th May 2013.

And the winners are…
1st prize to the ladies: Patsy McGlynn, Phyllis Corrigan, Hilary Graves, Maureen Coughlan & Carmel Curran


2nd prize to Liam Corrigan, Ray Curran, John Perry and Cyril Hayes

3rd prize to Marie McDonnell, Tracy McDonnell, David Cahill, Michael Cahill and Barbara Cahill


Gardening Gems

Flowers in Balally Estate

Our members are a wealth of knowledge. One man in particular,  who shall for now be known as Sam Johnson has lots of useful, quick and economical tips to share with us. Through the gardening page, he will help us residents get the most from our gardens with regular tips, hints and updates.

Have you sighed and groaned at the appearance of dandelions springing up in all the pathways and flowerbeds? Sigh no more…

We’ll provide updates every few weeks to recommend what to do through the months and seasons going forward. We also welcome your feedback and any useful tips of your own that you wish to share on gardening with your neighbours.

Santa Visit – Christmas Eve 2012

Santa Visit 2012

We welcomed Santa on his special annual visit to Balally. This year he walked around the whole estate with the committee carol singers.  Children and adults eagerly waited outside their homes to greet him and join in the  singing.  Many whispered in his ear… everyone had been nice  (not naughty, of course), some made last minute requests for gifts they wished for.

All his younger fans got treats of selection boxes and sweets.  Carols were sung, Christmas wishes were exchanged with neighbours.

A unique occasion that Balally is renowned for. We hope the singers among you will come out in force in December 2013… don’t be shy, let us know now.

Photos are in the Gallery.