BCDA Coffee Morning
Come along and join us on Thursday 30th March 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm.
This month you’ll get a bowl of stew with your tea or coffee…..a real bargain for £3.00 admission, and you won’t need to worry about lunch when you get home!!
Ballygally Shield will also be on show, in case you weren’t able to make it to the Coffee Morning last month.
Don't forget Larne Half Marathon this Saturday!
The 2017 AES Larne Half Marathon takes place next Saturday 18th March 2017, and this year’s event has sold out in record time with 2000 participants confirmed to run the beautiful coastal route. Attracting participants from throughout Ireland, and even some from the mainland, it is a fantastic event which showcases all that is good about local sport and the Larne area overall.
The marathon will start at 11am from Larne Leisure Centre, with the Walk going a bit earlier at 10.00am, and club officials are once again keen to ensure that all local people understand how the event will unfold as the runners make their way around the route. The club are extremely grateful for the ongoing support that all the local residents give to the event, and how they help to create a great atmosphere along the route.
Naturally, with so many participants travelling from outside the borough, traffic is likely to be particularly heavy from 9.30am around the Circular Road, Curran Road, Tower Road, Leisure Centre and Redlands so please allow for this if heading towards these areas.
The race itself starts at 11am, and runners will head down Bay Road, Curran Road and then towards Larne Main Street from around 11.05am – 11.25am. The PSNI will be assisting with traffic control during these periods and club officials would appeal for patience and consideration towards runners as the race procession makes its way through along main street and back on to Victoria Road before heading towards Coast Road.
From 11.20am the Coast Road will see the majority of the action for the remainder of the half marathon as the runners head towards Ballygally before looping round at Weyburn Road and heading back for Larne Leisure Centre along the Coast Road once again. Coastal traffic will be encouraged to use alternative traffic diversions from the Victoria Road/Glenarm Road Junction in place from 11.20am to roughly 12.45pm. Any essential coastal traffic is asked to use alternative routes along the Old Glenarm Road, and officials would ask that drivers requiring access to the Coast Road would try and enter on to the Coast Road at a convenient place (Drains Bay, Ballygally, Drumnagreagh). With so many runners due to be on the route, drivers are also asked to allow extra time for coastal journeys (residents, Cairndhu Golf Club, Carnfunnock traffic) and exercise extreme caution for runners when travelling on the route.
Ballygally residents will also be impacted from around 11.30am to 12.50pm and residents are asked once again to allow extra time for planned journeys within this time. Marshals in Ballygally will help to manage traffic flow and runners, and the slightly changed route at Grace Avenue North is aimed to ease congestion at the Coast Road/Cairncastle Road Junction.
The club have organised for a large team of volunteer marshals who will be positioned throughout the route to ensure that any questions from the public are answered, and that both runners and traffic are considered safely. Members of the public are asked to work along with the marshals in order to create an atmosphere that everyone can safely enjoy. The club have also organised entertainment at several points along the route and any spectators are encouraged to get to their positions early, and avoid parking at junctions to the Coast Road.
If you would like more on the route, or you are a participant and you need to consult the race instructions, please visit the official Larne Half Marathon website on www.larnehalfmarathon.webs.com
Larne Athletic club would like to thank the Larne community for its ongoing support of a great event, and it looks forward to another great event that everyone from the area can feel a part of and be proud of.
BCDA Coffee Morning
Come along and join us at our first Coffee Morning of 2017!!
Thursday 26th January 2017
BCDA events & activities
Ballygally Hall’s primary function is to provide a safe, welcoming facility where people can socialise, develop new skills and have fun together! To this end, BCDA and partnering individuals/organisations offer a wide range of events throughout the year which are open to all. Provided below is more information on the following:
> Upcoming community events
> Regular clubs & classes
Also provided at the bottom of the page is an up-to-date:
> Events calendar
Book Your Party at Ballygally Hall
We offer a huge range of birthday party styles including Disco, Magic Show, Puppet Show, Ballet, Taekwondo, Judo, Toddler Soccer, Circus Skills, Bushcraft, Junglenastix, Craft, Jewellery Making, Zumba, Japanese, as well as traditional parties with games and craft on a theme of the child’s choice. We can also organise face painting, balloon modelling, catering, balloons and party bags. Contact us for more information.
OCTOBER Events Timetable
As the nights are drawing in, why not come along to Ballygally Hall for some heat, some light and some company? There is a wide variety of activities available!
> Regular clubs & classes
A list of all our classes and events happening in January
Little Treasures' Parents & Toddlers
Little Treasures was set up in September 2015 by 2 volunteers, Carol Lindsay and Carol McCormick, for the benefit of the local community. It is a great place to meet, to have fun and make friends.
A fee of £2:50 is charged per adult and children are free of charge.
All new members will be made very welcome.
Yoga for Men
Yoga for Men with Sue McBride
Suitable for all Men.
Why not come along and give your mind and body a treat, and spend a peaceful hour to yourself?!
Everyone welcome, whether you’ve never bowled before or your a seasoned player, come along and join the fun!!
At Ballygally Hall, we have two Yoga instructors.
Yoga with Suzanna McBride.
TUESDAY 8.00-9.00pm and THURSDAY 9.30-10.30am
Yoga with Angela Gorman
No need to book, just turn up.
Please bring a mat with you if possible and a blanket for relaxation.
TUESDAY 11.00am – 12 midday
Informal Class run by LBC sports instructor designed to increase mobility through gentle exercise and keep elderly joints supple!
Men’s Exercise Class
Ladies’ Exercise Class
£4 per class.
Art class suitable for all primary school children.
£5 a class.
Pilates class with Karen Leitch.
A system of exercises designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness.
IDTA Ballet Classes
Ballet classes with Butterfly Dance Academy.
2.15-3.00pm Parents & Tots (18 months-3 years)
3.15-4.00pm Preparatory Grade (3-5 years)
4.15-5.00pm Primary Grade (5-7 years)
1st Ballygally Beavers
In this the fiftieth year of the Beaver Scouts, for the first time ever Ballygally will have its own Beaver Scout colony starting on Thursday 10th September at 5pm.
Take part in activities based around 6 zones – beliefs and attitudes, community, fitness, creative, global, and outdoor adventure.
Earn badges, have fun!
Suitable for boys and girls aged 6 years and 7 years.
1st Ballygally Squirrels
1st Ballygally Squirrels are now well settled in to Ballygally Hall on Thursday evenings, 5.15-6.00pm.
All 4 and 5 year old boys and girls welcome!
Work towards your SMILE badges!
Games, craft, stories, cookery, outdoor treasure hunts, drama, helping charities, learning about other languages and cultures, and have lots of fun!!
1st Ballygally Cubs
1st Ballygally Cubs are now up well settled in to Ballygally Hall on Thursday evenings, but we always have room for more, so if your child is aged 8 to 10 and a half and would like to get involved please bring them along!
1st Ballygally Sea Scouts
1st Ballygally Sea Scouts are now up and running!
If your child is aged over 10 and a half and would like to get involved please bring them along!
Develop your artistic talents at our art class..
BCDA 'Take 5' Listen & Lunch Club
Thursday 26th October
Come and join us for a short talk by Aisleen Hamill from Alzheimer’s followed by a light lunch and a chat!
Jumping Clay Workshop
Saturday 4th November
ALL CHILDREN AGED 5+ WELCOME
SPACES LIMITED, BOOKING AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR
Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 11th November 2017
11.00am – 3.00pm
- RELAXED Christmas shopping
- UNIQUE seasonal gifts and crafts
- Independent stall holders
SEASONAL REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE £1.50