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July 2019

June 2019

Our baskets and window boxes went up on Saturday 9th June 2019. These were planted up in our polytunnel as part of our sustainability plan. 

 

 MAY 2019

A huge amount of work done again throughout the village this month. The Well Rd was weed & swept almost from top to bottom. Two of our volunteers washed down the dustbins & took care of the cobwebs. More were working in the polytunnel. Brilliant work. A word of thanks to Tim who came along & offered to collect the bags & and take them to the compost heap for us. Thank you. Amazing amount of work

Ballylongford Tidy Towns Window
Got a much needed revamp. Thanks to Ciara, Emily and Rachael

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cofCelebrate Kerry’s Natural Heritage Biodiversity Week.
Saturday May 18th – Sunday 26th May 2019
NATURE WALK AT BALLYLONGFORD WITH GEOFF HUNT AND
BALLYLONGFORD TIDY TOWNS.
SATURDAY 18TH MAY 2019 AT 12 O’CLOCK.
Join Geoff for a Nature Walk at Carrigafoyle Castle and walking out to The Battery on Carrig Island. At this time of year the wintering birds have left and the mudflats become very quiet. However there are summer visitors to look out for including Swallow, Swift, House martin and Sand martin.
The castle has a breeding colony of swallows where you can see them up close. The view from the top is worth the climb and give a bird’s eye view of the Shannon Estuary. Geoff will have a butterfly net to catch insects on the wing including bees, butterflies and hoverflies. We will look at the flowering plants including Thrift, Bladder Campion and Sea Lavender. The tide will be low which will give us access to the rocks where we will find 4 species of crabs. We will also look under the stones for my favorite fish, The Blenny. It is every child’s favourite as it has a face like a clown and will happily sit on your hand. So bring your camera for pictures that you will treasure. There are benches near the Battery that over look the mouth of the Shannon Estuary, which is a great spot to have a sambo and a cuppa tea.
NATURE WALK AT BALLYLONGFORD
18TH MAY 2019 AT 12 O’CLOCK.
MEET AT CARRIGAFOYLE CASTLE 12 noon

 

Video of turning on the lights in Ballylongford, Co.Kerry. 1st December 2018

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All invited to Ballylongford to turn on the Christmas Lights Saturday Dec 1st at 7.30 Church Gate, Ballylongford. Join in the Carol singing with our excellent choirs. Great prizes for the best Christmas costume so wear your Christmas hat. Guest appearance from Santa and Mrs Clause. Be early for mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies. Ballylongford Tidy Towns / Light Up Bally groups and the community have done great work.

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Video below of Ballylongford Summer 2018

Click on Ballylongford June 2018 for video

Ballylongford June 2018

 

 

Ballylongford Tidy Towns Cake Sale 2018

We would like to thank all who generously supported our Annual cake sale. It is very much appreciated. The winners of the raffle are as follows;
1st Thomas Lynch
2nd George Mc Namara
3rd Bernadette Hanrahan
4th Mary Keane Sligo
5th Bernie Curtin
6th Annette Fitzgerald

 

Midas Production filming Ballylongford Tidy Towns at work for the TG4 programme. 7th April 2018

 

Ballylongford covered in Snow 2nd March 2018

Christmas 2017 in Ballylongford, Co.Kerry

Light up Bally for Christmas work done by Ballylongford Tidy Towns and Light up Bally Group.

 

 Planting flowers for Christmas 2017

Radio Kerry

 Click Radio Kerry above to hear the programme.

Frank Lewis came to Ballylongford to do a recording for Kerry Radio.
On Saturday morning 18th November 2017 in the mist and damp, we had a marvellous tour of Bally.
Frank Lewis recording for Radio Kerry, explored the marvels of the special attractions- Sport, History, Education, Music, Scenery, and Leisure.
SPLINTERS – a collection of poems by Mary Kennelly and paintings by Brenda Fitzmaurice seeks to strip away centuries of theology and tell the gospel story through a focus on humanity. In delving into the Gospel story, Brenda and Mary draw from their own place and people. The influence of their place is evident in walking around Mary’s home town of Ballylongford.

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Ballylongford Tidy Towns Awards Night

4th November 2017

Kerry Community Awards Night
10th May 2017

Great news, Ballylongford Tidy Towns group was one of the Gold Award winners at the Kerry Community Awards held on Wednesday 10th May 2017. The Award was for the Ballylongford Tidy Towns Brochure.

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Ballylongford Tidy Towns Brochure

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Ballylongford Tidy Towns Brochure Finalists for Kerry Community Award 2017

Ballylongford Heritage Trail Leaflet which was commissioned by Ballylongford Tidy Towns is one of the Finalists for the Kerry Community Awards 2017

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Ballylongford Tidy Towns Brochure Launched

Monday 10th April 2017

Ballylongford, Co.Kerry, Brochure, Heritage Trail and App: Ballylongford Snaps and Tarbert, Co.Kerry, Brochure and Heritage Trail were launched with the support of Kerry County Council.

The Brochures were officially launched by Siobhán King of Fáilte Ireland at the Kerry County Council Listowel Municipal District offices in Listowel.
Members and staff of Kerry County Council and representatives of Ballylongford Tidy Towns and Tarbert Development Association were in attendance.

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