Community Matters: Ballybane

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On today’s show:


Deirdre Dooley and Charlie Cooney welcomed us to Ballybane and talked about moving there from Mervue and Athlone respectively many years ago;

Donal Lynch and Edward Conlon discuss the Community Hub coming to Ballybane and also their time in the area;

And Breeda Rigney shares memories of her 42 years in Castle Park including McGreals up the road, Margaret Dowling’s creche and working as a disability carer.


Shantall postman Ronnie Ward who got immersed in the area;

Tommy Flaherty from Ballybane Community Resource Centre;

Joanne Laffey, Liam Blewitt and Phil Grealish from Scull;


Cillein Groom, Pa Spellman and young players discuss sport in Ballybane, especially the former’s exploits in Strongman contests, and the latter’s involvement with East United;

Peter Mongan represents the music generation in the area;

And we conclude with more memories from Christina Holian, Irene Naughton and Gerry Folan;

‘Community Matters’ with John Morley broadcasts every second Friday from 9am on Galway Bay FM.  Our next show will be Knocknacarra on Friday, 14th June 2024.

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