February 22, 2008


members of the group are as follows:

Steve Deegan
Christy Dennison
Mike Edmonds
James Kelly
Maurice Mason
Tom O Keeffe
Martine Rigney
Fiona Woods

Contacts / Links

Ballymore Eustace Historical Society

Contact Margaret Pearse Phone No. 045/864802 for further information

Contact: C.J. Darby

Web: http://geocities.com/cjdarby04/

Email: cjdarby04@yahoo.com

Other Contacts
Wendy Deegan
Michael Kelly
John Hartigan
Margaret McDonald

Other Links

Historical article By Matt Purcell

An Article on Ballymore Eustace woollen mills

Historical article on Rathsallagh House


working "sub - group"

About us

This website has been initiated by a group of Ballymore Eustace parish
residents, and is just one of the agreed projects taken on board.
bringing together local action groups and C.D.A as a working "sub - group"
which agree to advise Ballymore Eustace C.D.A. on planning submissions and other
issues concerning the community.
All parties agree that a unified approach is necessary to help protect the
unique living environment and quality of life we are privilaged to enjoy in
Ballymore Eustace.At the same time it's the aim of the group to promote and
preserve what makes ballymore Eustace a special village.

members of the group are as follows:

Steve Deegan
Christy Dennison
Mike Edmonds
James Kelly
Maurice Mason
Tom O Keeffe
Martine Rigney
Fiona Woods

Some items we hope to make progress on:
1.   A playground for Ballymore Eustace - Fiona Woods is leading the charge on 
getting a group of interested parents together who will help research 
the potential cost and location of a much-needed playground in 
Ballymore Eustace for the younger children.  Following the lead from the 
parents in Blessington, we intend to get a playground for the village 
where young children can play safely. [Potential locations such as 
the river walk and Doran's Meadow will be considered along with other 
sites. ][[ Interested parents should contact Fiona

2.   What have we got ? - The CDA is commissioning research into who 
and what make up the community of Ballymore Eustace. Using a model 
called Asset Based Community Development, the CDA hopes to unearth 
all those hidden gems of the village, both human and otherwise, 
commercial and social, so that we can all get much more out of the 
fantastic environment we are privileged to live in.

3.   Ballymore Eustace walkways - Eric Firth is going to publish a map of all 
the walks in and around the village so that both visitors and locals 
can enjoy the beauty of the river and countryside. This map will be 
available at the new CDA notice board that we hope to site by the 
fountain and of course in the next edition of the Bugle.

4.   Ballymore Eustace in 2012  - A number of groups have come together to help 
the CDA prepare for the draft area plan which we expect to be issued 
by Kildare County Council next year. The committee advising the CDA 
on this is comprised of Maurice Mason and Eric Firth of the CDA, 
Stephen Deegan, Martine Rigney, Mike Edmonds, Christy Dennison, Tom O'Keeffe and James Kelly.

5.   Ballymore Eustace online - Tom O'Keeffe is preparing a website for the 
village, "Ballymore Eustace Online"

February 21, 2008

Ballymore Eustace C.D.A.

C.D.A. News

planning sub-group first meeting took place on 21.2.08 at Resource Centre. The group have had numerous meetings since.

Fiona Breslin reported on the activities of the group at the November 2008 C.D.A. AGM in resource centre.

It was reported that a  meeting was planned with representative of COVA Developments who control sites at Doran's Meadow, and other significant sites in Village. Our intention is simply to re-iterate our wish that developments will enhance the special nature of the village, particularly by replicating the look and feel of the village and enduring streetscape.

more to follow

February 19, 2008

Carman Fair, Ballymore Eustace

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Link to Ballymore Eustace Carman Fair Website

Carmen Fair 2008 Cancelled.

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Twit to whoo-hoo's Morgan?

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Carman fair 07 in full swing

Contact:  Morgan Doyle

Address: Ashpark, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare, Ireland

Telephone: Tel: +353 (0) 87 9270390

Email: deadoyle@yahoo.com

Directions to Ballymore Eustace


To view a detailed map of Ballymore Eustace go to our Google Maps page at www.kildare.ie/ballymoreEustace/map.html

By Bus

There's a Dublin Bus service to Ballymore Eustace, the no. 65 which leaves from Eden Quay in Dublin City centre, and takes about 80 Mins.

Naas Town, which is well serviced by intercity bus services,  is about 15 Mins away by Taxi, and Blessington Co. Wicklow is also is about 15 Mins away.

Punchestown racecourse is 10 Mins away, so Ballymore Eustace is the ideal spot to head for after the races.

By car -

From Cork or Limerick Direction :
Leave the M7 at junction 10, then at roundabout take the
3rd exit onto the R445 (signposted Naas)
Over bridge, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the R445

Straight through next roundabout, continue to Naas
At next lights, Turn right onto "Ring Road" , pass Chadwicks on your left, straight through 3 roundabouts, then at last roundabout take 3rd exit onto Ballymore Eustace Road - R411
Continue forward on R411 to Ballymore Eustace

From M50 (Dublin)
Leaving M50 at Tallaght (coming Via Blessington)

Leave the M50 at junction 11, then at roundabout take the
exit onto Tallaght Road - N81 (signposted Tallaght, Blessington)
Continue straight through roundabouts onto Tallaght Pass - N81
Continue forward on N81 to Blessington
straight through Blessington, then straight on at roundabouts - N81
After passing Russborough House to your right, Turn right off N81 to

Ballymore Eustace where signposted.
Continue forward Entering Ballymore Eustace

Leaving M50 at Red Cow (coming Via Naas)

Leave the M50 at junction 9, then at Red Cow Roundabout
take the exit onto Naas Road - N7 (signposted Limerick, Clondalkin)
Continue forward onto Naas Dual Carriageway
At Kill / Naas Exit, Branch left, then at roundabout take the
2nd exit
At the "Big Ball" roundabout take the 2nd exit, R448 to Naas
At next roundabout take the 2nd exit (Straight on) R448, to Naas 
continue straight through Nth Main St, to South Main St Naas

Continue forward from South Main Street, straight on (Kilcullen Rd) - R407  
pass "Eurospar" to your left, then turn left onto Ballymore Eustace Road - R411
Continue forward on R411 to Ballymore Eustace

February 16, 2008

Ballymore Eustace Accomodation

International code = 00 - 353 - 45 then 6 digit local number.

The Anglers Rest Bed & Breakfast
Bishopsland, Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare
Phone: 045 864 584
mobile. +353 087 241 2304 / 085 776 7408
Email The Anglers Rest

Ardenode Hotel, Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare
Phone: 045 864198
Fax: 045 864139
Email: info@ardenodehotel.com
Website: www.ardenodehotel.com

Poulaphouca House, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Telephone: 045 864118
Fax: 045 864 091 email poulaphouca house

Avelin, Poulaphouca, Ballymore Eustace 045 864524

Mrs. Mary Brophy, Sillagh Lodge, Naas. 045 879796

Dennisons Ballymore Eustace County Kildare 045 864125

Dolores Brophy, Newtown, Punchestown, 045 876332

Josephine Hardiman, Punchestown, 045 866708 or 086 2452765

Clare O’Kelly Hazel House, Coughlanstown, Ballymore Eustace 045 864504

Conifers, Poulaphouca, Ballymore Eustace, Blessington, 045-864928
Haylands House, Dublin Rd. Blessington, 045-865183
Lake Forest, Burgage, Blessington. 045-865174
Fairhill, Pipers Stones, Blessington. Ms Eileen Doran. 045 865692

The Village of Ballymore Eustace

Tim's Ballymore Bugle Blogspot - click here

Click here for Bus Eireann Local Timetable

Ballymore Eustace is a very attractive and welcoming village nestled on the banks of the River Liffey, close to the Wicklow border. It is situated right next to many amenities - Russborough House, Blessington sailing Club, Golden Falls Lake, Poulaphouca, Ballymore Eustace is the ideal base for hiking in the nearby Wicklow mountains, or for racing at Punchestown. It is home to Barrettstown Gang CampThe Ballymore Inn is a renowned award - winning restaurant.

Ballymore Eustace, steeped in history, has a vibrant community with a fantastic handball facility as well as a Community Resource Centre and the Wolfe Tone Brass and Reed Band Hall. There are beautiful village walks along the Liffey Bank. 

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February 11, 2008

Ballymore Eustace GAA Club

Link to New site August 2009



Ballymore Eustace Streetscape

View of the Square, Headons, and Ballymore Inn in background

One of the few remaining examples of a “Long Cottage” marking end of village

Main St. Mick Murphy’s “The Stage Inn” featured in recent T.V ads

Chapel St.

The old Forge

Comments Welcome

Have you any ideas for the Ballymore Eustace website? Would your club or organisation like to have pages on this site? We welcome your feeback and comments. Please click the link below to open the comments form. Fill in your comments and submit the form.

List of local groups with contact details

Group Name: Ballymore Eustace Local History Group
Contact: C.J. Darby
Web: http://geocities.com/cjdarby04/
Email: cjdarby04@yahoo.com
Telephone:  087 9956085

Group Name: Ballymore Eustace Community Development Association Ltd
Contact: Margaret McDonald

Address: Plunkett Road, Ballymore Eustace

Group Name: Ballymore Eustace Youth Club Committee,est. 2007
approx. 30-40 members.
Contact: , Denise Kelly, Chairperson
Telephone:  087 6893403

Group Name: Committee - Ballymore Eustace Punchestown Festival 2008
Contact: Suzanne Byrne 087 4141417
Contact: Sally Ann Pallister 085 1601256

Group Name: Liffey Housing Residents Association Ltd
Contact: Rose Mullins
Address: Liffey Heights, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare, Ireland

Group Name:Wolfe Tone Brass & Reed Band, Established 1875
Contact: Michael Kelly
Address: Lake View House, Poulaphauca, Ballymore Eustace
Telephone: 045 864157

Group Name: Ballymore Eustace Trout & Salmon Anglers Assoc
Contact: Thomas Deegan
Address: Broadleas, Ballymore Eustace
Telephone: 045 864477

Group Name: Village Green Garden Club
Contact: Máire Drohan
Address: Ballydallagh House, Bishophill, Ballymore Eustace
Telephone: 045  864724

Group Name: Barrettstown Gang Camp
Address: Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare, Ireland
Telephone: Tel: +353 (0) 45 864 115 Fax: +353 (0) 45 864 197 Email: info@barretstown.org

Group Name: Blessington Sailing Club
Contact:  Joe Smyth (Secretary)
Address: Baltyboys, Blessington, Co Wicklow.
Email: blsc@eircom.net
Web: www.blsc.ie

Group Name: Ballymore Eustace Golf Society
Contact:  To follow


February 04, 2008


ballymore-bugle.jpg Ballymore Bugle Photos 

Scoil Mhuire Online Naas Rd, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare

Country Kitchens The Old Schoolhouse, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare

Barretstown Serious Fun Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare

Dublin Bus Timetable for Ballymore Eustace

Russborough House

Kildare Tourism age on Ballymore Eustace

King Arthur / Braveheart: article on the King Arthur film set at Ballymore Eustace