Thanks to social media and in particular the ‘Ballybay and its People’ facebook page the world was watching the various Christmas activities in Ballybay. Posts were recorded from various parts of Ireland, England and the USA. Those posting were a mixture of people born in Ballybay and who have moved on and people whose ancestors came from the town. Some examples were Ray Markey (New York - who’s grandfather Patrick Markey emigrated many years ago), Marie Lennon Russell (New Hamsphire, USA), Rhona Peace (Oxford), John Cummins (Maryland, USA), Patrick Mc Carville (Kent, England), Philomena Mc Carthy (Gloucester/Exeter, England), Janette O Hanlon (Derby, England) and Mary Pat Cantando (Elmira, New York – whose ancestor was Thomas Lattimer, Ballybay). The facebook page is a massive success and if you haven’t had a wee look it is highly recommended.