Historic Photo of Balally Area

For anyone who grew up in Sandyford (or lived in the Park), this photo was taken in 1948 of of Clonard House/IMI on the right. The fields in the background would become Balally, Wedgewood and Moreen. The left of Clonard house is the old stables now The Park. Credit to Cathal McGlinchey for digging it out. Sourced from https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1450573415058985&set=a.704930176289983.1073741827.100003190213148&type=3&theater

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

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2nd prize to Liam Corrigan, Ray Curran, John Perry and Cyril Hayes
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3rd prize to Marie McDonnell, Tracy McDonnell, David Cahill, Michael Cahill and Barbara Cahill

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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.