The BlackCladdagh

Established 2010

Welcome To The Ballyfermot Website


 The BlackCladdagh

You are all very welcome to our website. The site was create by Sé Moriarty, based on an idea by Robert Carroll. As we build our web site you will get a sense of who we are and how we function and develop as a community within the Ballyfermot area. Watch This space.


You can start your own album and up-load foto's of family, friends and events from Around The World to the site in our Photo Gallery by Registering As A Member. Registration is free. Once you have registered up-loading your foto's is easy just follow the instructions on the page.


If you have any problems email Sé at,


The up-loading of any obscene material will be reported to the police


            The Blackcladdagh Garden Party 2010



 FiFi Le Chef

Tommy, Do Not Give Up The Day Job


           The Garden Party for 2010

Thanks to FiFi Le Chef here on the left and all the people that  put in the effort and worked hard to  make our first garden party a roaring success, We The Committee Thank You.

To those who came along for the ride and the credit,,,TOUGH.

For our first time out I thought we did pretty well,,,not bad at all for people in, "SHELTERED ACCOMODATION"

When I get more foto's I will add to this topic as we go.

 In the mean time go and visit our Foto Gallery and see the foto's of the day. 


                        Smokey And The Bandit

What can you say about this foto.

It really does speak volumes.

Only In Dublin

Fame The Musical


 Congratulations to our local resident Mrs. Morris on the success of her Granson Ben Morris and Jessica Cervi on their well earned win at this years contest held in The Helix. We wish them every success in their future careers.

The outstanding performence by Ben and Jessica was indeed something to watch and if they carry that kind of talent and energy through-out their working careers I have no doubt but that they will reach great hights in the world of entertainment.

Well done to you both. You have made your family, friends and relations very proud of you.

As well as being hero and heroine across the lenth and breath of Ireland I am also very sure that in your respective areas of Tallaght & The East Wall you will be honored as well you should be.

From all the residence of Blackditch & Claddagh Court we wish you both the best of all that you would wish for yourselves in your chosen careers.

To you both, the very best of what life has to offer.

The BlackCladdagh Committee.


             Coffee Morning Tuesday 29 June 2010

 The Ladies received a lovely surprise this morning when Ben called over with his Nan to say hello to the girls and thank them for their vote.

To the delight of the girls Ben brought up some cakes for them to enjoy with their coffee and a selection of CDs to listen to while they chat and enjoy their coffee mornings.

A sometimes shy, but well mannered and grounded young man he spent the morning chatting to and mixing with the ladies, some of whom wanted to run away with him and not just to mother him either. Be nice ladies,,, yeah right.

Thank you Ben, that was  considerate and thoughtful  of you and from the feed back I got, well received.

You can see more foto's of the morning  on our Photo Gallery Page. Just got to the top of this page and cliuck on photo gallery.





 The 2009-2010 commitee it has to be said did a fantastic job of relentless work for the residence of Black ditch & Claddagh Court. So on behalaf of us all we thank you for

 your time and effort



Paddy Murphy, (Jnt Treasurer) - Kay Ronan, (Secretary) - Tommy Moriarty, (Chairperson)

Joan Murphy, (CM) - Jimmy Callaghan, (Jnt Treasurer) - Ann Fitzgerald, (CM)


Lily Whelan, (CM) - Brian Tate, (Estate Management DCC) - Paul Healy, (DCC)

Tommy Sheridan, (Trustee DCC) - Brendan Keogh, (Vice Chairperson)

A Special Thank You To Our Liason Officer

Sharon Mason





A Guide Through Our Web Site


Home Page

On our home Page you will find links to:


Send your blogs to our blogs page where we can debate the in's and out's of the web site and it's content. This should be interesting don't you think?


Our calender will provide you with, well that is still to be decided.

Photo Gallery

Well now the foto gallery speaks for itself. We hope to collect and receive lots of foto's from you all to display in our foto gallery. So go hunting in your attic's and dig them out. The older the better.


We would like to extend an invitation to new members to join us and help build our online web community. Friends old and new from all over the world would be nice. Our people that have gone abroad and forgot to come back. So let them know about our impending web site and ask them to join us and become members of our online community. With foto's if possible, a foto can say so much, now can't it?

 If we can come up with enough Members and they want to send us a foto of their Family Coat of Arms we may include a special page for them as a lot of people are so interested in their own heritage. It's nice to know a bit about ouselves and where we come from.


It would be our pleasure to have all our friends and relations and indeed all our new members from all over the world to contact us and sign our guest book, and tell us a bit about yourself and your connection with Ireland and Ballyfermot in particular. So tell your friends and family both here and abroad about our site.


In our news section we will keep you up to date on the site and informed on all the news events and gossip going on throughout the year.


On our Links page we will provide you with link to other sites of interest to Dublin and Ballyfermot in particular.


                       The Last Tram To Dalkey

The Last Tram to Dalkey was driven by;

John Brown


Cunducted By:

John Doyle


A 1911 Tram Time-Table. How things have changed.


 John Doyle, (Tram Conducter) & Jimmy Ryan, (Driver) on their break.

Photograph Courtsey


Andy Doyle


Contact Us

We are looking for a history of the area so any information, foto's or suggestions you might have for our site would be most welcome. So Contact Us and send us any information or foto's you have to our email address and we will place them in our foto gallery. We're looking forward to all your old fotos's of the area, especially Paddy, he's our resident photographer. As we move on you will see and appreciate Paddy's work as we develop the site.


 News From Home

Wheather you are at home or abroad,  News At Home Will help bring you up to date on what's happining at home in Ireland right now. You'd never know, you might want to come back.