We have planted a new oak tree on the hill, which is the memorial tree for residents of the estate. We’ll be watering it regularly over the next few weeks to help it bed in, and hope it will thrive and be be around for many years to come.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is introducing a special speed limit of a 30km/h in identified residential housing estates and local residential roads. Balally estate is on the list of roads that will have this change, and the council will introduce the new limits and alert signs in the coming weeks. See the Council’s page for more information. Gardai distributed this information leaflet during the week.
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
An ideal Christmas gift, A History of Balally Parish and the Community, compiled and Edited by Peter Sobolewski is an interesting modern local history. The Parish was formed in 1977 just forty years ago. The history is a beautiful publication in colour containing 167 pages. It covers the Religious, Social, Cultural and Sporting life of the area.
The many articles are interesting and relatively short, written mainly by individuals who were themselves involved in the subject matter. The book includes many photographs and names of people and events that will revive fond memories. It also includes a report by Balally Residents Association together with photographs.
This book which costs €20 will make an ideal Christmas present for family members at home or abroad and is available from the Balally Parish Office Tel 01-2954296 or from Brendan McGlynn Tel. 01-2956139.
Congratulations to the winners of the Halloween Colouring Competition! Thanks to all who entered. It was judged by a teacher in the school and prizes were delivered today.
1st Aidi Bao – 130 Balally Drive
2nd Caoilinn O’Leary – 44b Balally Park
1st Zach White – 99 Balally Drive
2nd Ilario Fortune – 134 Balally Drive
1st Ciara Byrne – 152 Sandyford Rd
2nd Luca Manicle – 97 Balally Park