Richard Parker was the winner of our latest outing to the Nuremore. Despite a small handicap adjustment Richard made little of it and shot 39 points to win. The winners on the day were - Overall Richard Parker, Cat 1 - 1st Gaby Kerr 2nd Paul Mc Keown. Cat 2 - 1st Denis Parker 2nd Niall Duffy. Cat 3 - 1st Theresa Hanawin 2nd Tony Hanawin. Front nine - Mel Farrelly. Back nine - Kenny Farrelly. Nearest the pin - Paul Connolly and Brendan Mc Elroy. 2s - Ronan Connolly. Visitor - Ronan Connolly. A big thanks to our sponsors on the day Mena and Sean martin. Next outing is president Gaby Kerrs prize day in Clones on july 9th.
The horrible weather on Sunday last forced the postponement of the Sports Day and Family Fun Day in Drumhowan. It is hoped that it will take place later in the year.
The local Camphill Community is hosting an Open Day on Saturday 25th June from 2pm until 5pm. The event is being held at Robb Farm on the Clones Road. Admission is free however donations would be very welcome.
Welcome to the Ballybay website, a site lo provide both locals and visitors with current and update information about the town of Ballybay and the local community, including local directories, sport and tourism and coverage of all local events.
Ballybay is strategically located in the centre of County Monaghan, being less than twenty kilometres from all the main towns within the county. The town has become much more accessible with the improvement of transport links through the opening of the Castleblayney By-pass.
The town traditionally acted as a market town which served a large rural hinterland. In the 1800s the linen industry was the main form of employment in the area based on the abundance of flax grown locally. Subsequently the town developed an increasing dependence on the agricultural sector with the mart being the central focal feature which brought farmers and rural dwellers to the town. Following the downturn in the agricultural sector, Ballybay suffered a loss of trade that affected all sectors in the town. The town has been in decline for approximately 30 years, a fact clearly reflected in the number of derelict properties sited along the Main Street.
The town is dominated by Lough Major located to the east of the town centre. The Dromore River also forms an important part of the town’s physical structure and it is these water features and local drumlins that have helped to dictate how the town has developed and evolved over the years.
So if you're not lucky enough to live here already, come and visit and explore the selections that Ballybay has to offer!