Posted by Keith Coughlan on November 22, 2016
THE BALLYBROWN JOURNAL: The 16th edition of the Ballybrown Parish Journal will be launched by Richard Kennedy in the Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse on Monday November 28 at 9.00 pm and all are welcome. The Journal will be on sale at Hayes’s Shop in Tervoe and Centra in Clarina from Tuesday November 29 at a cost of €10.We would like to thank all our advertisers for their continued support over the past sixteen years. See you at the launch.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on October 6, 2016
BALLYBROWN JOURNAL: The sixteenth edition of the Journal is being prepared at the moment and will be on sale by the end of November. If you wish to have any articles, photographs or items of local interest included, can you please contact Tom Donovan urgently. We are requesting all the organisations in the Parish to get their annual items in as soon as possible. We are also looking for wedding, graduation and baby photos. Des Fitzgerald is the contact for these items. We are always on the lookout for old photographs and would be delighted to include these. Adverts are available at the following rate : 1/4 page €40. 1/2 page €70, full page €100. Plus full page in colour at €160. Your support for this venture would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on September 7, 2016
BALLYBROWN PARISH JOURNAL: Yes my friends it’s that time of the year again and we are now compiling and collecting items for the 2016 Parish Journal. Under the watchful eye of our Editor Tom Donovan, Des Fitzgerald, Michael McNamara, Martin Hayes, Carl Musgrave and Willie Ryan are looking for items to be included in this years edition. Wedding photos, graduation photos and new baby arrival photos should be handed in to Des Fitzgerald or any committee member as soon as possible. Anyone wishing to have articles or photographs included can contact any of the aforementioned people. As usual we will be looking for support in the form of adverts and a full page costs €100, a half page costs €70 and a quarter page costs €40. A full page in colour costs €160. Your continued support is much appreciated. The Journal would not be the success it is without this financial help.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on August 31, 2016
GRANDPARENTS DAY KNOCK: The Ballybrown Pioneers would like to remind all the people travelling to Knock with us on September 11 for Grandparents Day that the bus leaves Ballybrown Church car park at 7.30am. Please be on time as there are over 50 people travelling and we want to get to Knock in good time to allow everyone plenty of time to relax and enjoy the occasion. The first stop will be at the Lady Gregory Hotel in Gort for breakfast. We will stop again at the Hotel coming home for Dinner. We wish all our pilgrims a safe and happy journey and we hope you all enjoy the day out with the compliments of the Ballybrown Pioneer Association.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on December 8, 2015
BALLYBROWN JOURNAL: The fifteenth edition of the Ballybrown Parish Journal is now on the shelf for sale at €10 with over 170 pages we would think it is great value for money and a great Christmas present to send to any of our exiles overseas or away from home. The Journal was launched on Monday November 30 in the Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse by Fr. Eamonn Fitzgibbon. In front of a very large attendance of over eighty people Fr. Eamonn recounted some of the many items of interest in the Journal. Being a Fedamore man himself, he understands the work and effort that goes into a publication of this nature, they have a parish magazine on the go for over forty years He congratulated the Editorial Committee led by Tom Donovan and he stated that these Journals play a very important part in the history of any parish. Births, deaths, graduations, marriages etc are recorded in the Journal and the collection of past and present photographs make the Ballybrown Journal a must have for any person with Ballybrown / Clarina connections. He stated that he was delighted to be asked by the Ballybrown Pioneer Association to launch the Journal and that he considered it a great honour. The Journal can be purchased at Martin Hayes’s shop in Tervoe or from the Centra Store in Clarina. The proceeds from the sale of the Journal go in full toward the Pioneer Lourdes Fund.
Willie Ryan, on behalf of the Pioneers thanked all who had helped in any way with the publication of the Journal but mainly the sponsors without whose generous financial assistance the Journal would not be viable. He urged readers of the Journal to support all these local business people where possible. On the night the Pioneer President Pat Gallagher presented Monsignor Michael Lane with a family crest to mark his sixty years in the priesthood. We wish Mons. Lane many more years of health and happiness. The Journal is a steal at €10 so make sure you get your copy now before they are all gone, we guarantee you will find many items of interest between the covers and a good read over the Christmas holidays. Thank you.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on November 24, 2015
BALLYBROWN JOURNAL: The fifteenth edition of the Ballybrown Parish Journal will be launched by Fr. Eamonn Fitzgibbon on Monday night next November 30th in the Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse at 9.00pm. This is an eagerly awaited local publication each year and we are hoping for a big attendance. The Journal which still just costs €10 will be for sale on the night and will be available from Tuesday December 1st at Martin Hayes’s shop in Tervoe and from Centra in Clarina. There will surely be some item of interest in the 160 plus pages and will be a welcome present for our exiles over the Christmas Holidays. The Ballybrown Pioneer Association would like to thank the Journal Editorial Committee, Tom Donovan, Des Fitzgerald, Michael McNamara, Carl Musgrave Martin Hayes and Willie Ryan for another job well done. Thanks also to Jim O’Farrell for his beautiful painting on the front cover, I wonder can you guess what it is this year? A big thank you also goes to our Advertisers for their financial assistance and we ask you to support all these local business people where possible. Thanks also to the Ballybrown GAA Club for the use of their premises. All that remains is for to extend a big invitation to all and we hope to see you on Monday night. Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. Remember ” Christmas in Ballybrown would not be the same without the Journal”. Thank you.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on October 16, 2015
BALLYBROWN PARISH JOURNAL: The final touches are being put to this year’s Journal and the deadline of October 30 is fast approaching. Anyone who wishes to have wedding, graduation or baby photographs included please contact Tom Donovan or any of the committee ASAP. We are also looking for any local business’s who would like to advertise in our publication to contact us. Costs are as follows: full page €100, half page €70 and quarter page €40. The journal will be launched in early Ðecember in the Ballybrown GAA Clubhouse. Thank you.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on September 8, 2015
BALLYBROWN PARISH JOURNAL: The editorial committee of the Parish Journal led by Tom Donovan are already working on the 2015 edition and gathering items of interest photos, articles etc for our fifteenth edition which will be on sale in early December. Anyone wishing to have baby, wedding or graduation photos included please contact Tom or any member of the committee before the end of September. We are always looking for advertisements and if anyone wishes to have an ad included the costs are as follows, full page €100, half page €70, quarter page €40 or full page in colour at €160. We are also looking for old photographs of local historical interest and of people who have gone before us, to add to our archives. These items ensure that the Journal will become a source of archival interest for many years to come. Thank You
Posted by Keith Coughlan on June 2, 2015
The Ballybrown Pioneer Association are organising a bus trip to visit Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. The details are now finalised as follows. We are travelling up on Saturday June 13th leaving Ballybrown Church car park at 8 am sharp. We will have a stop at Junction 14 for fifteen minutes but we have to be in Glasnevin for 11am as we have organised a tour guide for that time. After the tour, people will be able to visit the museum and shop etc. and we will allow ample time for this. We will stop again at Junction 14 on the way home. Places are limited to 25 and the cost will be €25 per person. Final date for accepting bookings will be Friday June 5th, names to Pat Gallagher or Willie Ryan. Thank You.
Posted by Keith Coughlan on May 11, 2015
GLASNEVIN TOUR: The Ballybrown Pioneer Association are organising a trip by bus to Glasnevin Cemetary during the month of May, possibly on Saturday May 30 and anyone wishing to travel on this tour are asked to please contact Pat Gallagher or Willie Ryan urgently as spaces are limited and it will be on a first come first served basis. The cost will be around €30 which includes entrance to the museum in Glasnevin. Thank you.