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Balbriggan Pumping Station Road works start on Monday, 7th July 2014 and will run for 14 months - The Traffic Management Plan can be viewed here


Here Come the Girls...

Here Come the Girls...28-Jul-14: The ladies came out in force on Sunday for the The Hamlet Ladies Charity 5km Walk in aid of Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. An annual quest, the Hamlet aims to raise even more money than last year. A big well done to everyone who took part and to all the supporters. The Hamlet Bar Charity Shave will take place on Sunday 6th August. Click here to read more


O'Dwyers GAA Football Summercamp

26-Jul-14: With another week of glorious sunshine the O'Dwyers GAA Summercamps came to an end this week. Over 180 children attended the camps over the last month and every child left the club with a smile on their faces, a new go smart touch ball and of course some icecream. This week Eoghan O'Gara Dublin Senior Footballer visited the camp the children were delighted to have a photo taken with him and listed to his great advice. A fantastic week with lots of good memories made....Click here to read more


Enjoying the Sunshine in Balbriggan

Enjoying the Sunshine in Balbriggan23-Jul-14: With the current spell of fab weather it is great to see so many people down at the beach this evening enjoying the sunshine. Temperatures were due to hit 27 degrees today making it one of the hottest days of the year and tomorrow is expected to be more of the same. Enjoy the great weather and take some time to enjoy one of Balbriggan's great amenities....Click here to read more


Tesco Launches Annual €1m Fund for Local Good Causes

Tesco Launches Annual €1m Fund for Local Good Causes24-Jul-14: A new Tesco Community Fund intitiative will see €1m donated annually to local good causes in the communities around each of its 146 stores throughout Ireland. TV presenter Kathryn Thomas was on hand at the Tesco Fleet St store in Dublin today to help launch the initiative and is calling on all local good causes in Ireland to get involved. Click here to read more


Tune in RTE 1 and See Balbriggan vs. Skerries in 'Shakedown the Town'

Watch Balbriggan Family in 'Shakedown the Town'23-Jul-14: Earlier in the month we brought you the story of a Balbriggan family who were set to take part in RTE's 'Shakedown the Town'. 'Shakedown the Town' is a game show in which families compete against each other in a treasure hunt which involved a series of tough challenges. See the Cawleys from Balbriggan and the Tobins from Skerries battle it out to win a fantastic holiday to Italy. Click here to find out more


SuperValu Food & Wine Fare in Aid of Molly McNally Miracle Trust

23-Jul-14: There was a fantastic turnout at the Supervalu Wine & Food Fair in the Bracken Court Hotel last night with all funds going to the Molly McNally Miracle Trust. As the attendees poured into the room they were treated with fantastic wines, fantastic hot and cold food with a large selection of foods from SuperValu's own brand range and beautiful cakes from their bakery. Click here to read more


Pride of Place Judges Visit Balbriggan

Pride of Place Judges Visit Balbriggan23-Jul-14: Balbriggan Integration Forum (BIF) was nominated by Fingal County Council to take part in the Pride of Place competition which is run by Cooperation Ireland. Pride of Place is a unique opportunity for community groups to be officially recognised on an all-island basis for the valuable work undertaken in their local areas. Today the judges visited Balbriggan where they were given a presentation in the Cairde offices at Old St. Georges School. Click here to read more


The Hamlet Bar Balbriggan Charity Football Match

The Hamlet Bar Balbriggan Charity Football Match 22-Jul-14: The Hamlet Bar held a Charity Football match with 'North County FC vs League of Ireland Legends' at Ring Commons Sports Centre on Sunday 2oth July. A big well done to all the players who raised €300 euros. All proceeds will go to the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. The Hamlet Bar are continuing their quest to beat what they raised last year and this will continue with a 5km run/walk on Sunday 27th July. Click here to read more


Dome for Balbriggan Lighthouse located

22-Jul-14: Fingal County Councillor Tony Murphy has been advised that a replacement dome for the Balbriggan lighthouse has been located. The original dome was removed due to corrosion in the 1960’s. Local efforts over the past 50 years to have the dome replaced have not been successful. “This is a fantastic discovery says Councillor Murphy and with goodwill from local interests and Fingal County Council the lighthouse could be restored to its former glory without any further delay”. Click here to read more


Progressive Credit Union Launches the Martin Mullen Bursary

Martin Mullen Bursary17-Jul-14: For the third year running, Progressive Credit Union are delighted to launch the Martin Mullen Bursary. The Education Bursary, named after the late Manager of Balbriggan Credit Union Martin Mullen, was set up to assist one lucky member with a financial contribution to their studies, which, as you know can be an obstacle for anybody looking to further their third level education. For further details click here


Naíonra Tigín Na Trá Summer Camp Hit the Beach

Naíonra Tigín Na Trá Summer Camp Head to the Beach15-Jul-14: The very first of the Naíonra Tigín Na Trá Summer Camp started this week and the children wasted no time in settling in. Tigín Na Trá is located a stones throw from Balbriggan beach and the children had a chance to visit the beach today and build sandcastles whilst enjoying the surroundings. Children will get to do a variety of activities, such as arts & crafts, painting, beach day, treasure hunt, baking, storytelling, sports day and lots more during the course of the week. Click here to read more


FAI Summer Soccer School 2014 at Glebe North FC

FAI Summer Soccer School 2014 at Glebe North FC 15-Jul-14: The FAI Summer Soccer School kicked off at Glebe North FC yesterday and the young attendees looked fab in their kits. The summercamp is running from Monday 14th to Friday 18th July and the children are all having a great time whilst learning some new skills. The camps aim to provide children between the ages of 6 and 14 the opportunity to attend a week-long football-oriented summer camp over the holiday period. Every year boys and girls of all abilities turn out to enjoy five days of fun and football. Click here to read more


O'Dwyers GAA Club Hurling Cul Summer Camp

14-Jul-14: The O'Dwyers GAA Club Hurling Cul Summer Camp kicked off in great spirits today. The children all had a great first day and are no doubt looking forward to heading back to summer camp tomorrow. Shane Durkin from the Dublin Senior Hurling Team paid a visit and he signed hurleys, hats and even boots!!!!! A great start to the O'Dwyers GAA Club Hurling Cul Summer Camp. Click here to read more


Ring Commons Sports Centre Annual Field Day

Ring Commons Sports Centre Annual Field Day13-Jul-14: Ring Commons Sports Centre always pulls out all the stops for their annual field day and this year was no different. A large crowd turned out and even though it looked like there might be a shower the sun came out to the delight of the families in attendance. Entertainment was provided by Mitchell & The Crew and Happy Days and the Bowka ladies and Bokwa Golden Girls gave a fanastic display. Click here to read more


O'Dwyers GAA Tea Party

O'Dwyers GAA Tea Party13-Jul-14: There's nothing better than a good old natter over a cuppa tea and that was certainly the case in O'Dwyer GAA Club last night. Hosts , Dorinda, Denise, Mary, Marie, Briege, Maura, Mary, Janice, Helen, Gillian Caroline & Freda, did a fantastic job of looking after their tables to ensure that the venue was looking great for the occasion and they also ensured that their tables were catered for on the night with great service and a friendly smile. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Annual Mass

Balbriggan Pioneer Group Annual Mass 12-Jul-14: The Balbriggan Pioneer Group Annual Mass took place on Friday 27th June at 8:00pm at St. Peter & Paul's Church. The group has a mix of old and new members with two members receiving Father Cullen Medals which means each where over 60 years as pioneers, in fact Mary White is 70 years a pioneer, very impressive indeed. Click here to read more


O'Dwyers GAA Club Junior Summer Camp

O'Dwyers GAA Club Junior Summer Camp12-Jul-14: 12-Jul-14:The junior O'Dwyers GAA Club Summer Camp took place this week for ages 4 to 6 years. All children received a Go Games Ball and a Club Crested School bag for their efforts. A great week for all involved. Summer camps are a great way to keep the kids busy over the summer period. Check out our events page for more summer camps taking place over the summer months. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Historical Society Day Trip

Balbriggan Historical Society Day Trip11-Jul-14: A great day was had by all on The Balbriggan Historical Society Day Trip to Clontarf and Howth on Saturday 28th June. In Clontarf we had a wonderful guide in Dennis McIntyre who gave a very informative talk on Clontarf Castle,The Guinness family, Bull Island, The Battle of Clontarf as well as the life of Bram Stoker of Dracula or DrochFhola in Irish. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Photo Books for Sale

11-Jul-14: Sarah Morgan has emailed us to say that she is selling photo books of Balbriggan. They are a lovely keepsake or a great present to send to someone abroad. The books contain 20 pages and are only €20 each. If you are interested in purchasing a book please contact Sarrah directly. Click here to read more


Michelle, The Bokwa Babes & Platinum Gym Donate €677 to Balbriggan Meals on Wheels

11-Jul-14: Michelle Melia, the Platinum Bokwa Babes and Platinum Gym Balbriggan donated €677 to Balbriggan Meals on Wheels which was used to purchase a new chest freezer. The money was raised from their weekly Bokwa Classes in Platinum Gyms Michelle said "On behalf of the Platinum Bokwa Babes, Brendan, the Platinum Gym Manager and the Gym Staff we are delighted to make this donation.  I hope that The Meals on Wheels continue to do great work in Balbriggan... Click here to read more


Two Dogs Found in Balbriggan - Can you Help!

Two Dogs Found in Balbriggan - Can you Help!08-Jul-14: We received an email about two dogs that were found wandering down Flemington Lane on Sunday. Time is running out for them so if they are your dogs or you know who owns the dogs please get in touch with Ashton Dog Pound. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Horticultural Society 48th Annual Rose & Sweetpea Show

Balbriggan Horticultural Society 48th Annual Rose & Sweetpea Show07-Jul-14: Balbriggan Horticultural Society held their 48th Annual Rose & Sweetpea Show on Sunday the 6th of July in Ardgillan Castle. The standard of exhibits and blooms was once again spectacular with exhibitors ranging from local Balbriggan gardeners to visiting exhibitors from Malahide and even further afield from Delganey in Co.Wicklow. Click here to read more


Kangaroo Boxing Tournament in aid of Molly McNally Miracle Trust

Kangaroo Boxing Tournament in aid of Molly McNally Miracle Trust06-Jul-14: There was plenty of fun in the Harvest this evening as the Kangaroo Boxing Tournament got underway. Boxers took to the ring in aid of the Molly McNally Miracle Trust for young Molly who is courageously fighting Neuroblastoma, a serious childhood cancer. The boxers wore Kangaroo suits which made it not only difficult to box, but to even enter the ring. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Cricket Club Family Fun Day & David Harper Memorial Cup

Babriggan Cricket Club Fun Day06-Jul-14: Balbriggan Cricket Club held a family fun day today to raise funds for the club to enable them to upgrade equipment and facilities. The day got off to a great start with the sun splitting the trees before the sky turned black and heavy rain, thunder and lightening took over. Two teams played for the David (Bellies) Harper Memorial Cup. Click here to read more


Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Awards

Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Awards06-Jul-14: Long, Long before there was face book and only a very few had mobile phones there was a couple who marketed Balbriggan\North County Dublin branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. They were Ned and Maire Maguire from dalhassey Balbriggan.  Not long after I got my first guide dog Frank in 1985 I met Maire who told me about her own little dog and we discussed the idea of a dog walk as a fundraiser. Click here to read more


Stuart Marry Wins 'ITFFA National Championship 2014'

Stuart Marry, ITFFA National Champion 201405-Jul-14: Balbriggan angler Stuart Marry realised a dream when he won the National Challenge Trophy at the Irish Trout Fly Fishing Associations National Angling Championship. Stuart, who has been fishing since he was 15 won the competition against 126 top class anglers and will now get to represent Ireland in the Internationals in Scotland or the UK. Stuary won this prestigious trophy with eight fantastic trout for 1.77 kg. Click here to read more


Girl's Night In Fundraiser in Aid of Emma Smith

05-Jul-14: Emma's Ladies Night In was held last night in the Bracken Court Hotel and it was the perfect place for the ladies to get together and have a drink and a dance whilst being "spoiled rotten" by the wonderful professional beautician's, hairdressers, make up artists & reflexologists who all volunteered there time for this wonderful event. Emma Smith is three years old and was diagnosed with Leukaemia in May 2014. Emma is being treated in Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin for her illness which thankfully is treatable. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Family Need Your Support for 'Shakedown the Town'

Balbriggan Family Need Your Support for 'Shakedown the Town'02-Jul-14: Each week the 'Shakedown the Town' command base will roll into town where two teams, each consisting of 5 family members, will compete against each other to crack the clues and be the first to unlock the safe. This Friday, 4th July at 12.30pm and 7.30pm RTE1 are heading to Skerries to film a hugely successful programme 'Shakedown the Town'. Two teams, (one from Balbriggan) each consisting of 5 family members, will compete against each other to crack the clues and be the first to unlock the safe. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Pumping Station Traffic Management Plan

02-Jul-14: On Wednesday 18th of June, Irish Water signed a contract with Jons Civil Engineering to construct the new pumping station at the Dublin Road Roundabout in Balbriggan and various pipelines. Construction work on the new pumping station commenced last week, and is set to continue for approximately 14 months. Click here to read more


Balscadden FC Black Tie Ball

Balscadden FC Black Tie Event29-Jun-14: Balscadden FC held their Black Tie Ball at City North Hotel last night. There was a fantastic turnout and great style on the night. The event organisers Jennifer Fernandes, Ailish Wall, and Mandy Burke did a fantastic job and a great night was had by all. The club also held their awards ceremony on the night. Click here to read more


Wavin Staff At Balbriggan Safely Raise €1,000 for Local Charity

Wavin Staff At Balbriggan Safely Raise €1,000 for Local Charity27-Jun-14: Balbriggan-based manufacturer of plastic pipe and fittings, Wavin has donated €1,000 to The Molly McNally Miracle Trust – a local charity chosen by the company’s staff – to celebrate achieving 1,000 days accident free at its manufacturing facility in North County Dublin. Click here to read more


50km Cycle in Aid of Remember Us

50km Cycle in Aid of Remember Us 26-Jun-14: Over 50 cyclists took part in the 50km Cycle in Aid of Remember Us on Saturday 14th June. The funds raised on the day will go towards supporting the busy Summer Programme at Remember Us that begins on Tuesday 15th July. With the sun shining several members of the group cheered on the cyclists as they passed by. As part of the Remember Us family respite programme 133 people (members and their families) will travel to Youghal for a week long family respite breakaway. Click here to read more


Gillian's Pre-School End Of Year Ceremony

26-Jun-14: A lovely "End Of Year Ceremony" was held at Gillian's Pre-School on Tuesday 24th June.  Lea welcomed all of the Mammies, Daddies, Grannies and Grandads and the children all sang beautifully and performed their action songs. The children who are progressing to "Big School" then received their Pre-School Completion Certificates and then they presented their Activity Books to their Parents.  Click here to read more


Balscadden National School End of Year Awards 2014

26-Jun-14: As another school year comes to a close Balscadden National School held it's awards night last night at the school. Two year’s ago the 5th and 6th classes voted for a new awards system in the form of four awards - The Eoin Collum Academic Award, The Ray Moran Sportsperson of the Year Award, The Arts Award, St Benignus Award for best example of school ethos. The pupils of the school nominated candidates for the awards and those nominations heavily influenced the choice of winners last night. Click here to read more


Damien Prout Celebrates Turning 40!

25-Jun-14: Damien Prout celebrated turning the big 40 surrounded by family and friends in the Bracken Court Hotel. The party was a complete surprise to Damien courtesy of his wife Caitríona and brother Gerard and we have no doubt that is was a good one. Happy 40th birthday Damien and here's hoping life throws more good surprises like this for you...Click here to read more


Balbriggan Guide Dogs Fundraising Walk

25-Jun-14: On Sunday 22nd June the Balbriggan Guide Dogs Fundraising Walk starting at Bath road. Supervalu Balbriggan sponsored a tuck shop for the walkers who were given helium balloons outside the shop as they passed along in the glorious sunshine.LMFM Radio MD Eamonn Doyle led the walk with his Boxer dog and the doggy Man Joe Robinson with his Newfoundland and St Bernard were also present along with guide dogs and assistance dogs plus puppy walkers. Click here to read more


Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind AGM

Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind AGM25-Jun-14: Friday night last June 22nd saw the Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind holding their annual general meeting.  Once again it was held in O' Dwyer’s GAA Club Balbriggan. Over 30 people attended and all were given a copy of the financial report ending on December 31st 2013. Click here to read more


Pet Therapy Open Day at Hamilton Park Care Facility

Pet Therapy Open Day at Hamilton Park Care Facility24-Jun-14: Hamilton Park held an open "Pet Therapy Group Family Day" on Saturday 21st June. Carers at Hamilton Park introduce patients to the animal-assisted therapy program and it is quickly gaining fans as it provide comfort and enjoyment for nursing home residents. Click here to read more


St. Teresa's Primary School Gets Awarded It's Fourth Green Flag

St. Teresa's National School Gets Awarded It's Fourth Green Flag 24-Jun-14: St. Teresa's primary school in Balbriggan raised their 4th Green Flag on Friday 20th June. The flag was awarded for Sustainable Travel in which the school sets their own travel targets, with the ultimate aim of increasing the number of pupils walking, cycling, park 'n' stride, carpooling or using public transport, which will ease congestion by reducing the number of private cars arriving at the school gates. This follows a year of hard work by the school. Click here to read more


Table Quiz in Aid of Balbriggan Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund‏

24-Jun-14: On Wednesday 18th June the Balbriggan Lourdes Pilgrimage Committee ‏ held a table quiz to raise funds for the 2014 annual trip to Lourdes. A big well done to the winning team which comprised of Jim Walsh, Mary Murphy, Geraldine O'Hagan and Margaret Cluskey. 2nd Place went to Pearl Costello, Shay Costello, Jimmy Bissett and Bernie Bissett. Thanks to the staff of whytes stamullen and Martin Sweeny for setting the questions which were tough but fair!!! Great night had by all!! Click here to read more


Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín Celebrates Awarding of Second Green Flag

24-Jun-14: Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín celebrated the awarding of their second Green Flag award with a ceremony at the school on Friday 20th June. Students put in a fantastic effort by arriving in school with shades of green for the occasion. The Green-Schools programme offers a flexible approach for schools to implement an environmental management system. Click here to read more


Dublin Road Pumping Station Works Begin in Balbriggan

23-Jun-14: On Wednesday 18th of June, Irish Water signed a contract with Jons Civil Engineering to construct the new pumping station at the Dublin Road Roundabout in Balbriggan and various pipelines. Preparations for construction work will commence on Monday 23rd of June and construction itself will last approximately 14 months. Click here to read more


Call for Boxers for Kangaroo Boxing Tournament

23-Jun-14: The Harvest Bar and Lounge is looking for 20 fighters to take part in a Kangaroo Boxing Tournament on Sunday 6th July in the Harvest Summer Garden in aid of the Molly McNally Miracle Trust. Boxers will take part in 3 x 1 minute rounds and there will be spot prizes, DJ and plenty of craic. For further details click here


Fantastic Response Aspergers Teacher Training Course

Fantastic Response Aspergers Teacher Training Course23-Jun-14: Friends of Autism & ADHD where delighted with the response to the two day Aspergers Teacher Training Course on the 7th and 14th June which was held in the Bracken Court Hotel. The course tutor Mary Collins gave practical tips and a great incite into teaching people with Aspergers. Friends of Autism and ADHD are very grateful for the support given to them by the community. Without their help, projects such as this would not be possible. Click here to read more


Gardaí Warn About Dangers of Buying Cars Privately

23-Jun-14: 78 cars (out of 79) have been recovered in the last three years after being purchased with fake bank drafts and sold onto unsuspecting buyers for cash. There have already been more cases this year (24) than in all of 2013 (21). Gardaí are urging members of the public who are buying or selling their cars privately to take necessary precautions before finalising the sale. Click here to read more


Winners of Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby 2014

Winners of Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby 201423-Jun-14: The Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby is always a favourite with young and old and a chance for duck owners to win a fantastic prize. This years winners collected their cash prizes (see amounts below) in SuperValu Balbriggan along with generous SuperValu vouchers. Well done to all of the winners and to everyone who took part. Click here to read more


Star of the Sea AC Presents Cheque to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group

Star of the Sea Presents Cheque to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group23-Jun-14: Star of the Sea Athletics club held a 5km Road Race & Fun Run on back on 13th May 2014. A portion of profits from the race, a whopping €825 was presented to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group and will make a big difference in the services that they provide. Click here to read more


All Good Things Must Come to an End!

23-Jun-14: We have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Greece, swimming with the turtles and now it's time to get back to business. We normally update the website while we are away, however extremely slow broadband speeds made this nearly impossible (I won't complain about the broadband in Balbriggan anymore, well not for a while anyway!) Click here to read more


Balbriggan Meals on Wheels Volunteer Night Out

Balbriggan Meals on Wheels Volunteer Night Out14-Jun-14: Balbriggan Meals on Wheels held their Volunteers Night Out on Wednesday 11th June. It was a great chance for these selfless people to get together for a fun night out and to catch up. Volunteers are a vital part of the Meals on Wheels service and it is great to see them having a well deserved night out... Click here to read more


Balbriggan Scouts Celebrate 85 Years

Balbriggan Scouts Celebrate 85 Years14-Jun-14: The 34th/161st Balbriggan Scout Group celebrated 85th years of Scouting in Balbriggan. Group Leader Eddie Darcy welcomed many Scouter friends & guests who attended the Mass in Balbriggan Clubs Community Centre Dublin Street, Balbriggan. Scouts Beavers Cubs Ventures rovers, also scouts from Walkintown, Wellington.Swords, Skerries & Balbriggan Girl Guides were in attendance. to remember Founder members & present members. Click here to read more


Busy Time for Remember Us

14-Jun-14: Remember Us has been extremely busy over the past few months. Over 100 of our members (between the ages of 9 and 21) participated in the Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) Active Youth Challenge. They had to complete a minimum of 1 hour exercise per week for 12 weeks. Click here to read more


Balscadden Head Shave for Molly McNally

14-Jun-14: Balscadden School came together to raise funds for little Molly McNally (5) who is fighting an aggressive cancer neuroblastoma. Vice principal Darragh McGonigle had a close shave when she put her hair in 12 plaits and invited her pupils to chop them off. School principal Chris White and five fathers - Vincent O’Connor, Philip Baker, James Collins, Eliot Noble and Warren Murray joined in the fun and had their heads shaved too for the fundraiser. Click here to read more


Successful Year for Balbriggan Community College Soccer

Successful Year for Balbriggan Community College Soccer06-Jun-14: Balbriggan Community College recently brought to an end their sporting activities for the 2013-2014 school year. It was a year that turned out to be particularly successful for the soccer department. It all started with a great buzz after the U-17’s had been crowned Leinster Champions the previous year. Click here to read more


Balbriggan and Swords Courthouses in Jeopardy of Closing

Balbriggan Courthouse05-Jun-14: Please see attached a letter received by Deputy Clare Daly, in relation to concerns that she raised about the prospect of the Balbriggan and Swords Courthouses closing. It would appear that such concerns were well founded and that such a decision is now imminently likely. Speaking today Deputy Daly said "The idea that the Swords and Balbriggan courthouses would be forced to close would be an enormous blow to the communities in the North County. Click here to read more


A Smile Is The Same In Any Language - Balbriggan Fáilte Isteach English Students Celebrate End of Year Awards

04-Jun-14: Fáilte Isteach rounded off a very successful year with awards being presented to students and tutors in recognition of their hard work and dedication during our 2013/14 term.  Since last September students and tutors have got together every week to practice and learn English in a fun and relaxed environment... Click here to read more


Teenage Boy Nearly Drowns in Balbriggan

04-Jun-14: A teenage boy nearly drowned this evening when he got into difficulty while out swimming with friends in Balbriggan. The young man panicked and his friends, who were in the water at the time, managed to pull the teen to safety, one of them nearly getting into difficulty himself in the process. Members of Balbriggan Fire Brigade and the Ambulance service were at the scene and the boy was taken away by ambulance. Click here to read more


Balbriggan's Got Talent 2014 Videos

Balbriggan's Got Talent 2014 Videos03-Jun-14: The talent at this years Balbriggan's Got Talent was outstanding and for those of you who couldn't make it to the live event we have some videos to share with you. Here is your chance to hear the winner Josh ua perform and to hear the amazing Eva Campbell who we are sure to hear a lot more of in the future. Click here to view the videos


Balbriggan Gardai vs. Balbriggan Legends

03-Jun-14: A charity fundraiser took place on Saturday the 31st of May at 7pm in Glebe North Football Club, Balbriggan where a team of Gardaí from the Balbriggan District will take on a team of ‘Balbriggan Locals’. Gardaí based in the Balbriggan District from uniform, detective, drugs and community policing units played a team of representatives from local business, teachers, sports and community groups from Balbriggan town. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby 2014

Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby 201403-Jun-14: A real favourite for all ages the Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby always pulls in a large crowd. People lined the river in the hopes of catching a glimpse of their duck in the hopes of claiming a fantastic cash prize. A big well done to Brian, Gary, Sharon and Niamh who took to the river to help any wayward ducks along the way. Click here for some photos


Balbriggan Summerfest Family Fun Day

02-Jun-14: The Sunday of the Balbriggan Summerfest was a great day for friends and family to get together and listed to the great bands on stage, take a trip through the market and enjoy the many activities taking place. Here are some photos of people out enjoying the festivities. We still have lots more photos to bring you over the coming days so check back later :-) Click here for some photos


Balbriggan Summerfest Pet Show

Balbriggan Summerfest Pet Show02-Jun-14: A great crowd turned out for the Balbriggan Summerfest Pet Show which was ponsored by Balbriggan Pet Shop and the Doggy Man.The proud owners paraded their beloved pets in front of the judges to claim one of the fantastic prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd and for best dressed pet and a prize for other/unusual animals. Very well behaved pets indeed! Click here for more


Balbriggan Blessing of the Boats & Balloon Release

Balbriggan Blessing of the Boats & Balloon Release02-Jun-14: The Blessing of the Boats & Balloon Release took place on Sunday 1st June. The annual Blessing of the Boats, presided over this year by Fr Eugene Taaffe, is intended to ensure a safe return for the fishermen and pleasure boats when they embark from Balbriggan harbour. Those tasked with coming to the rescue when things go wrong are also part of the ceremony, in the shape of the nearby RNLI lifeboat crew from Skerries and the Irish Coast Guard. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Summerfest Tug of War Competition

02-Jun-14: Two teams battled it out at the Balbriggan Summerfest to be crowned Tug of War champions of 2014. The Whitehart Inn (fittest pub in Ireland team) battled it out against Balbriggan Rugby Club but they were no match for the Rugby Clubs stong man team who came up tops on the day. Well done to both teams on a great display and to the Rugby club on taking home the trophy...Click here for some photos


Balbriggan Summerfest Steam Train Express

02-Jun-14: The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland organises the annual Balbriggan Summerfest Express steam train excursion where people get to take a steam train journeys in one of the11 restored steam locomotives in their collection with preserved carriages complete with original refurbished interiors. Click here to read more


Balbriggan's Got Talent 2014 - The Final!

02-Jun-14: The atmosphere was electric as twelve fantastic acts took to the stage last night for the final of Balbriggan's Got Talent. MC Brian Ormond did a grea a great job of hosting the show and making the contestants feel as ease on stage. Judges Linda Martin, Mark McInerney and Brian Howard had a hard job of choosing three top acts who would take to the stage and perform once again for the audience's vote. Click here for more


Balbriggan Summerfest Senior Citizens Tea Party

01-Jun-14: The Senior Citizens of Balbriggan have their own special Tea Party at Balbriggan Summerfest courtesy of Tesco. Dancers from Scoil Rince Cualann gave a fantastic Irish Dancing display and St Patricks Brass & Reed band rang in the tunes. A lovely get together under the glorious sunshine.. Click here for some photos


Balbriggan Summerfest Splash & Dash

Balbriggan Summerfest Splash & Dash01-Jun-14: The Balbriggan Summerfest Splash & Dash is the childrens version of the Aquathon and these young athletes take to the water with great enthusiasm. The final run along the beach with cheers from of their supporters to the finish line gives them a chance to pick up a medal for their great efforts. Well done to all the children who took part...Click here for more


Balbriggan Summerfest Sandcastle Competition 2014

Balbriggan Summerfest Sandcastle Competition 201431-May-14: The Balbriggan Summerfest Sandcastle Competition took place under glorious blue skys and water as calm as a lake. Parents and children put all their creativity talents together to come up with some fantastic creations. Items collected from the beach including bird feathers, shells and even a couple of spent fireworks from last nights display. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Summerfest Fireworks 2014

31-May-14: The sky lit up over Balbriggan last night for the annual Balbriggan Summerfest Fireworks Extravaganza. Crowds lines the beach front waiting with eager anticipation for what turned out to be a fantastic display. A big well done to the Balbriggan Summerfest committee for a fantastic show. Lots more photos from Balbriggan Summerfest 2014 including last nights opening ceremony coming soon....Click here for more


Balbriggan Summerfest Opening Ceremony

31-May-14: The Balbriggan Summerfest Opening Ceremony got off to a fantastic start with young Molly McNally opening the ceremony along with five outstanding GAA players from O'Dwyers GAA Club, Aoife Curran, Erin Healy, Tom Downes, Erica Byrne and Clare McGrath. Displays by Blue Dragon Iron Fitness and the Bokwa ladies kept the crowd entertained and there was live music from Jakki Roy and Joe Costello . Molly McNally's cousin performed a song which she had written specially for Molly and Ben Marry did a fantastic job of MC. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Summerfest Pot Black Snooker Competition

30-May-14: Congratulations to Stephen Carvin overall winner of the Balbriggan Summerfest Pot Black Snooker Competition and to Nicholas Mulhall runner up on the night. The pot black is straight knockout competition and the draw is random, so anyone can face anyone making for a very exciting competition. Click here for some photos


Balbriggan Summerfest School Choir Concert 2014

29-May-14: Attendees were in for a real treat this evening as the Balbriggan Summerfest School Choir Concert got underway in St. Peter & Paul's Church. For many of the children it was their first time to sing and teachers and parents must be very proud of the fantastic performances from these young students. The choirs sang a wide range of songs, from world music and sacred music to pop, Irish and classical. Accompaniments varied from keyboard to voilin and recorder. Click here to read more


The Great Balbriggan Bake Off

29-May-14: The Great Balbriggan Bake Off in association with Balbriggan ICA, was held in the Senior Citizens Hall on Wednesday 28th May. The judges had a hard job choosing from the fantastic pastries and breads on offer. Congratulations to Anna Holland who won with her green cupcakes and to all the bakers who took part. Click here for some photos


Balbriggan ICA Presents Cheque to Remember Us Special Needs Group

Balbriggan ICA Presents Cheque to Remember Us29-May-14: Balbriggan ICA presented a cheque for €1,500 to 'Remember Us'. The cheque was the proceeds of Balbriggan Dramatic Society's production of 'The Canaries' hosted  by Balbriggan ICA. The ICA would like to thank everyone who supported the event which was a great success. Click here for some photos


Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín Euroball

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín Euroball27-May-14: Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín, in conjunction with Gaelscoil Riabhach (Loughrea Co. Galway) and 5 European schools (spain, Turkey, Hungary, Croatia and Bulgaria) have been involved in a 2 year long project which focussed on developing a new sport - Euroball.  This game is all inclusive and  encourages equal participation between boys and girls and also caters for those who have disabilities. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Summerfest Aquathon 2014

Balbriggan Summerfest Aquathon 201426-May-14: One of our favourite events of Balbriggan Summerfest has got to be the Aquathon. This evening saw 53 athletes take to the calm water for the 750 meter swim which was swiftly followed by the 5km run. 1st Man - Aidan Burke, 2nd man - Paul Roderick and 3rd was Fiach Macveid. 1st lady across the line was Marie Boland followed by Jenny Algar in second place and Louise Morgan in third. Click here for more


Balsccadden Tractor Run 2014

25-May-14: Balscadden village was a hive of activity today as the annual tractor run got under way. As the tractors headed out on their course the Balscadden Fundraising Committee had a range of activities for all to enjoy. Fantastic food, cakes, crafts and and music were the order of the day as the community got together for a good old chin wag. Music rang from the stage with Joe Costello and John Farrell, Kisses from France and the Happy Days. A fantastic day out for the family... Click here for more


Balbriggan Summerfest Cuddles Pet Show

Balbriggan Summerfest Cuddles Pet Show25-May-14: One of the first events of this years Balbriggan Summerfest was the fantastic pet show at Cuddles Pet Shop. There were prizes galore from fantastic goody bags to pet beds and one lucky person got to take home a fantastic aquarium kit. A great event with so many people and pets on the day... Click here to read more


Balbriggan Golf Club Strictly Come Dancing Raises A Whopping €11,204

24-May-14: Balbriggan Golf Club held a Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser on 19th April and the night was a huge success. Organising committee Deirdre Foran, Barbara Kenny Collette Guildea, Rachel Mc Evoy & Frances Whelan and the dancers put on a fantastic show as did Ann Gallen and Tim Sheehy who were MC's on the night. Click here to read more


Christopher White Achieves Silver Medal at Chelsea Flower Show

23-May-14: A big congratulations to Christopher White of Three Gates Florist & Nursery in Naul who achieved a Silver Medal at Chelsea Flower Show. Christopher's exhibit titles Twisted & Tangled’. Christopher's exhibit is on an iron stand which is placed on a pedestal with circular shapes to represent the twists and it is in a contemporary style. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Cancer Support Group Closed this Saturday and Monday

22-May-14: The Balbriggan Cancer Support Group will be closed this Saturday and Monday, 24th & 26th May due to a bereavement.


Marine Racing on a National Stage at Balbriggan Community College

22-May-14: Having progressed from the Eastern qualifiers of the F1 in Schools competition back in March the four man team from Balbriggan Community College were excited to compete with the best Ireland had to offer. They got that chance at Dublin Castle recently. Click here to read more


FAI/Glebe North Girls Only Soccer Open Day

FAI/Glebe North Girls Only Soccer Open Day 21-May-14: There was a Girls Only Soccer Open Day on Tuesday 20th May in Glebe North’s Main Pitch on Market Green in Balbriggan. The open day encouraged girls who want to play soccer for the first time or girls who wish to join a girl’s only team to play. Click here to read more


Missing Bike - Can You Help?

21-May-14: Mountain bike missing from Chapel Street area. The bike is a black and green hybrid /spyder with disk brakes. The bike was custom designed so should be easy to spot.

 

Any details please contact Esmerald Bodurri at 085 8840796


Bank of Ireland Balbriggan Enterprise Week

Bank of Ireland Balbriggan Enterprise Week20-May-14: Bank of Ireland kicked off it's Enterprise Week, with events in Balbriggan and the rest of the country to provide showcases for local business owners and give advice to the SME sector. The event is designed to lift the spirit of entrepreneurship in Ireland and to make small businesses aware that appropriate support, advice and information is available to them to assist them in achieving their dream of running their own business and surviving in the current economic environment. Click here to read more


Local Elections 2014 - Vote on Friday 23rd May

Local Elections 2014 Balbriggan Ward Candidates19-May-14: The local elections are taking place this Friday and this is a chance for you have your say in who will represent Balbriggan in Fingal County Council. Let's see if Balbriggan can get the highest turnout of voters in the country! The hours of polling are 7.00 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. and details of where to vote are on your polling information card. To view the complete list of candidates click here


Balbriggan Harbour Container Transformation - Phase 2

19-May-14: It's always great to see a bit of sunshine and we were delighted to wake up on Saturday morning to a beautiful blue sky as phase two of the Balbriggan Harbour Container Transformation got underway. This project would not be possible without funding and we would like to thank Balbriggan Tidy Towns, Tony Murphy from Goldsmith Jewellers for their kind donations which made this phase possible. Click here to read more


Bracken Boxing Club Celebrate Niamh Fay and Jessica Bissett Wins

19-May-14: Big day for Bracken Boxing Clubs Niamh Fay lifting the All Ireland Title Girl1 42 kg  beating Aoife Burke from Peagus Boxing Club on a tko in the 2nd round. Niamh follows in her proud fathers foot steps also an Irish champion himself. Jessica Bissett beat Niamh Flynn from St Brigid's Boxing Club in Kildare in a barnstorming battle winning a unanimous decision making up for losing out in last years final. Click here to read more


Friends of Autism & ADHD Aspergers Teacher Training

Friends of Autism & ADHD19-May-14: Friends of Autism & ADHD will be holding a two day Aspergers Teacher Training Course on 7th & 14th June from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan. This training is open to all teachers, SNA, childcare workers. Limited places are available. For further details click here


Ardgillan Community College Annual Awards 2014

Ardgillan Community College Annual Awards 201419-May-14: Teamwork, respect and excellence were once again shining through at the annual Ardgillan College awards ceremony, which took place on Friday 16th May. Students, staff and invited guests came together to acknowledge the academic and non- academic contribution and dedication of students to the college. The ceremony started with a beautiful performance by the college choir. Click here to read more


Man-O-War Mammies vs. Under 16/18 Team

Man-O-War Ladies vs. Under 16/18 Team17-May-14: On Friday 16th of May, Man O’War’s under-16/18 girls’ teams joined forces to beat the club’s GAA for Mothers under the hot sun. The box-to-box affair was exciting from the off with fierce competition from every player with everyone showing little nerves. The close contest ended with the younger ladies winning but massive credit must go to both teams for the effort and commitment shown. Click here to read more


AIB Photo Journalism Exhibition Opens in Balbriggan

16-May-14: AIB has been sole sponsor of the Irish Photojournalism Awards for the past 9 years. These annual awards, which are run in conjunction with the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI), recognise, reward and showcase excellence in Press Photography. The AIB Photojournalism exhibition showcases over 118 of the winning photographs and travels to AIB branches and local festivals around the country. The exhibition is currently in the AIB Balbriggan branch till Friday 23rd May and is certainly worth a visit.. Click here to read more


Foróige Volunteers - Thank You!

Foróige Thanks Their Volunteers!16-May-14: The week is National Volunteering Week and volunteers are a vital part of the team at Foróige, Balbriggan Youth Service. Niamh Maguire Volunteer Co-ordinator said "All of our volunteers are truly remarkable and without them we simply could not exist. The photos are from volunteer events we have hosted recently by way of a small thank you for all the hard work they have put into their youth clubs" Click here to read more


Balbriggan Community College Annual Awards 2014

16-May-14: The annual awards ceremony for Balbriggan Community College took place this year in the Bracken Court Hotel on Friday 16th May. The event was very well attended by parents, teachers, students and many invited guests. The school would like to thank its sponsors for supporting this event again this year. They include Balbriggan Credit Union, The Book Haven Store and Goldsmith Jewellers. Click here to read more


Star of the Sea A.C. 5km Road Race & Fun Run

Star of tthe Sea A.C. 5km Road Race & Fun Run14-May-14: Star of the Sea Athletics club held a 5km Road Race & Fun Run on Tuesday 13th May. The race began at St. Patricks GAA, Cockhiill Road, Stamullen and the atmosphere in the village was electric. Congratulations to Conor Healy mens winner who came in at a time of 15.13, to Eoin Callaghan in second place with a time of 15.45 and to Neil Callaghan, third place with a time of 16.07 and to Ladies overall winner Mary Handley with a time of 18.44. Click here to read more


Farrell Welcomes More Funding for Pyrite Affected Homes

Alan Farrell14-May-14: Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has welcomed the announcement from Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan of further funding for the pyrite remediation scheme. Minister Hogan’s announcement today (Wednesday) brings funding levels to €20 million to date. “The increase in funding to the pyrite remediation scheme is a positive step in tackling this issue and helping homeowners throughout the country, and particularly in Dublin Fingal, whose homes have been affected by pyrite.” Click here to read more


Sod Turned for New €1.3m All Weather Pitch in Balbriggan

14-May-14: Yesterday saw the turning of the sod for the €1.3m biggest All Weather Pitch in Fingal. The new all-weather facility is at the back of Bremore Castle and will effectively mean that teams can train and play at the same location, all year round. Mayor of Fingal Cllr Kieran Dennison and Caithaoirleach Balbriggan Town Council Cllr Peadar O'Kelly welcomed the addition to sporting facilities in the area, especially for ODwyers GAA, Balbriggan FC and all other clubs. Click here to read more


Remember Us Fundraising Dog Night

Remember Us Fundraising Dog Night13-May-14: Remember Us would like to thank all those who supported their fundraising dog night in Sherbourne Park on Saturday May 3rd expecially those who took time out of their busy schedules to attend.  They would particularly like to express their sincere gratitude to all the sponsors, advertisers, prize givers and donaters who made the night such a great success. Click here to read more


A Lasting Memory Of The Day The Giro D'Italia Visited Balbriggan

13-May-14:  Several months back when Balbriggan Tidy Towns heard that the Giro d’Italia cycle race was going to visit Balbriggan we were very excited just like the rest of the community. We knew the Town would put on a spectacular welcome and we all looked forward to a fantastic event.

However during a site visit to Balbriggan by Aileen O‘Connor  of Fingal CoCo we started to talk about the fact the race would pass through the town at a phenomenal pace and the event would be over in a matter of hours.   Click here to read more


Ardgillan Community College Success in SciFest

Ardgillan Community College Success in SciFest13-May-14: Over 200 students took part in this science fair from both north and south with many Dublin schools as far away as Lucan. Ardgillan students presented their investigations and findings to the esteemed judges of the day.  After category prizes are awarded the five best projects presented, open to any age, are announced.   The best schools in the country are recipients of these wonderful trophies.  Ardgillan took two of the five top awards.  Judging was presided over by Mr. George Porter, Physics Ireland and SciFest CEO. Click here to read more


Prime Time Calling for Participants For Tomorrow Nights Show

RTE12-May-14: Prime Time Will be discussing Local Government with a live audience on Tuesday 13th of May. Audience arrive at 8:15pm to RTÉ Television Studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4. They are featuring local election candidates in the report who are competing with each other. Click here to read more


Niamh Fay 'Fast Hands' of Backen Boxing Club Wins Big

12-May-14: There is no stopping Niamh 'fast hands' Fay the Ballyboughal girl and daughter of Gary Fay who won several Irish titles and represented Ireland and won both of her contests in the National Boxing Stadium for Balbriggan's Bracken Boxing club at the weekend. Click here to read more


Cycle Against Suicide Passes Through Balbriggan

Cycle Against Suicide Passes Through Balbriggan12-May-14: Cycle Against Suicide is an initiative started by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen, as a result of his appearance on RTE’s The Secret Millionaire programme. The objective of the Cycle is to raise awareness of the considerable help and supports that are available for anyone battling depression, self harm, at risk of suicide or those bereaved by suicide. Click here to read more and view some photos


Rory Keogh, Manager of Balbriggan's Bracken Court Hotel Calls for Election Candidates to Address Tourism

Rory Keogh Bracken Court Hotel12-May-14: Dear Candidates, With the upcoming elections, as a prominent hospitality business in Balbriggan, I am concerned with the lack of mandates from the electorate in relation to driving tourism into Balbriggan. Revenue from tourism can deeply permeate a local economy. Because tourism is a labour-intensive industry, and because most of the participants are micro to small business operators, the effect is felt quickly and directly through local spending. Click here to read more


SuperValu Balbriggan Baby & Toddler Event

SuperValu Balbriggan Baby & Toddler Event12-May-14: Supervalu Balbriggan held a Baby and Toddler Event on Friday 9th May. There were special offers on baby products on the day and a draw for a fantastic hamper. Face painting and characters such as Sponge Bob and Snow White entertained the children and colouring competitions kept them busy. Minion balloons, sweets, samples of baby products and toys were given out on the day. Click here to read more and view some photos


Three Independent Candidates Agree Common Ground

12-May-14: Independent candidates for the Balbriggan ward Niall Keady, Garrett Mullan and Town Cllr. Frank Snowe met to discuss some matters that they as Independents would be prepared to support, if elected in the forthcoming Local Elections. They discussed a range of concerns they each had and found they were in agreement on several points that mattered to each of them. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Charity Committee Presents Cheque for €3,568 to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group

12-May-14: The Balbriggan Charity Committee presented a cheque to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group for €3,568 from last years Halloween Fancy Dress party. The Halloween Fancy dress party is growing year by year and these funds will go along way towardsd the great work that the Balbriggan Cancer Supoort Group do. A BIG thank you to everyone who supported this event. Click here to read more


Balbriggan's Got Talent Open Audition Results!

Balbriggan's Got Talent Open Audition Results11-May-14: The Balbriggan Summerfest Committee would like to extend a BIG thank you to everyone who came and auditioned for Balbriggan's Got Talent yesterday. The standard was extremely hight and all of the acts were brilliant and all deserved a place in the final but unfortunately only 12 acts can make it through to the final.  The names of the acts who will take part in the final of Balbriggan's Got Talent 2014 are...Click here to read more and view some photos


Giro D'Italia Makes A Big Impact in Balbriggan

Giro D'Italia Comes To Balbriggan11-May-14: There was great excitement in Balbriggan today as world’s elite cyclists battle it out for the pink jersey en route from Armagh to Dublin in the final stage of the Grande Partenza (The Big Start) covering a total of 187km. Residents and visitors were dressed in pink in support of the riders as they passed through and the cheers could probably be heard from the helicopter that passed overhead for tv coverage of the great race. Click here to read more and view some photos


Balbriggan Goes Pink for the Giro D'Italia

Balbriggan Goes Pink for the Giro D'Italia10-May-14: A BIG well done to all of the volenteers who came out to decorate and clean Balbriggan for the Giro D'Italia. No matter where you go in Balbriggan tomorrow you are sure to see the work of these eager individuals and make sure to give them a buala bos. The race will pass through the town tomorrow so we hope everyone has the chance to go out and enjoy the day and give the riders a huge cheer. Click here to read more and view some photos


Parking Ban in Balbriggan for Giro D'Italia

Giro Parking Restrictions in Balbriggan10-May-14: As we all know the Giro D'Italia is coming to Balbriggan and in order to facilitate the race as it passes through the town there is complete parking ban on the route through the town. All along the route you will see signs stating that parking is strictly prohibited from 7:00pm tonight until 4:30pm on Sunday. Click here to read more


Balbriggan Community College Students Get Giro Ready!

Balbriggan Community College Students Get Giro Ready!10-May-14: Students from Balbriggan Community College joined in the Giro fever today and have done the town proud. Along with decking their street front windows out in shades of pint and giro logos the students gave pulled out all the stops and made their own Giro Flags which now hang from the three flag poles on the Main Street. Well done to all the students on the great ....Click here to view some photos


Competition Time: Win Giro D'Italia Goodies!

Win A Giro D'Italia Set

08-May-14: To celebrate the Giro D'Italia coming to Balbriggan on Sunday we have a fantastic competition just for YOU! To be in with a chance of winning a Giro D'Italia set which contains a baseball cap, t-shirt, giro bag, clapper and wristbands. We have 6 kits in total to give away A BIG Thanks to Cllr Grainne Maguire for these great competition prizes. Click here to read more & find out how how to enter


Stolen Bike - Can You Help?

Stolen Bike - Can You Help?08-May-14: A bike was stolen outside Blue Dragon Iron Fitness on Convent Lane, Balbriggan, last night bettween the hours of 7:30pm -9:30pm. If anyone has any information please contact Balbriggan Gardai or the Garda Confidential line 1800 666111. Click here to view some photos of the bike


Bracken Boxing Club 'Fight Night'

Bracken Boxing Club 'Fight Night' 08-May-14: Bracken Boxing Club held its annual fundraising show on Sunday 4th May and hosted a Connacht selection with standout performers - Leon Davis, Niamh Fay, Cameron Bennett and Christy O'Reilly who boxed Mohammed Jawad from the Netherlands. There were big performances from Cian Leech and Jessica Bissett who appeared unfortunate not to have won on the night. Click here to read more and view some photos


Make Our Area A Dementia Friendly Community

Frank Snowe08-May-14: I am calling on all Fingal Local Election Candidates to commit to the Make Our Area a Dementia Friendly Community initiative by Supporting The local Alzheimer Society Services and Raise the awareness of dementia, Ensure the voice of people with Dementia is heard Including people with Dementia  in our activities, Recognise their needs and the needs of their carers. Click here to read more


Local Elections 2014 Balbriggan Ward

05-May-14: The 2014 Irish local elections will be held in all local government areas of Ireland on Friday, 23rd May 2014, on the same day as the European Parliament election. At these elections, members of the local community elect Councillors to represent the community in local authorities. Balbriggan needs a strong voice, make sure to exercise your vote! Information regarding voting under candidate profiles...We have collated a list of candidates for the Balbriggan ward to help you make your choice. Click here to read more


Successful Weekend for Balbriggan Roadrunners

Successful Weekend for Balbriggan Roadrunners 06-May-14: Over 25 Balbriggan runners took part in the Boyne 10k with plenty of personal bests and good performances including one or two completing their first 10k. The Balbriggan ladies teams came third and fourth, a brilliant performance from them all and it was the icing on the cake for what was a very enjoyable day for all. Click here to read more


Dublin Minors Crowned Leinster Champions

05-May-14: Congrats to O'Dwyers and Dublin Minor Captain Aoife Curran on a fantastic win over Westmeath today. Dublin  7-12, Westmeath 0-02. The team have now earned the Leinster Champions 2014 title. Well done to the team on this fantastic win. Click here to view some photos


Garth Brooks / Barn Dance in O'Dwyers GAA Club

Garth Brooks / Barn Dance in O'Dwyers GAA Club05-May-14: A great night was had by all at the Garth Brooks / Barn Dance in O'Dwyers GAA Club last night. Party goers turned up dressed for the occasion with cowboy hats and checkered shirts. The BBQ was sizzling outside and line dancing was the order on the dance floor. Congratulations to Eileen Lally Newe who won two tickets to the event from the competition on our facebook page and to Celene Myles winner of the Garth Brooks Premium tickets! Click here for some photos


Julianstown Goes Pink For The Giro D'italia

Julianstown Pinks It Up for the Giro D'italia05-May-14: Our neighbours in Julianstown have done a great job of preparing their town for the arrival of the Giro D'italia next week. The trees all along the route are covered with a pink fabric and the local school is awash with pink and a great welcome for the world’s elite cyclists as they pass through on 11th May. Well done to the people of Julianstown, great job! Click here for some photos


Essential Gathering Festival at Ardgillan Castle

05-May-14: Set in the stunning surroundings of Ardgillan Castle, Balbriggan, the Essential Gathering Festival, featured daytime workshops and demonstrations, top instructors, inspirational speakers, and holistic healers such as Liz Svennson, Sinéad Wyse, Robbie H. Andrews, and many more. The dragon proved a great hit with adults and children and music rang from the walled garden where street hypnotists wowed the crowds. A relaxing and very informative event. Click here to read more


Water Meter Installations Cause Leaks in Balbriggan!

03-May-14: We were contacted by a local resident this week to say that a water meter had been installed outside his house and since the installation a steady flow of water has been pouring from the said location. The Irish Water website states (to name but a few!) - Water is a valuable resource but it is expensive to deliver. It is costing €1.2 billion every year to run the public water system, with €1 billion of this funding coming from the Exchequer. This current funding model is no longer sustainable. In addition our infrastructure is badly in need of an overhaul. Click here to read more and view some photos


Lorraine Jackson Stage School Prepares for 10th Anniversary Show ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat

03-May-14: The Lorraine Jackson Stage School is celebrating its 10th year in Balbriggan offering boys and girls from the age of 3yrs to 15+yrs a friendly environment to experience song, dance and musical theatre.  The teachers and students are looking forward to performing this year’s school show ‘You Can’t Stop the Beat’ which is an exciting and fun filled variety show that includes timeless musical and Disney classics. Click here to read more and view some photos from today's dress rehearsal


A Very Special Thank You!

Thank You03-May-14: We received a lovely email from Maria Downes who is desperately trying to get a thank you to a Sandra O'Brien (we think this is the ladies name). If you know Sandra please pass this on as we would really like to get this message to her. Click here to read the message


Connecting Old Friends - Can You Help?

01-May-14: Marguerite is looking to get in touch with a long lost friend of her mothers, going back to 1947. The lady was living on Skerries Road in Balbriggan not sure if it was before or after she got married. The lady married a man named Desmond Fennelly. If anyone can help please get in touch by emailing info@balbriggan.info


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NewHaven Bay, A Poem by Christy Geraghty ...

Christy Geraghty BalbrigganToday we bring you a beautiful poem by local historian and poet Christy Geraghty. Christy how in his 86th year was born in Balbriggan and lived in no. 2 Chapel Street.

Speaking to Christy he informed us that his family association with Balbriggan can be traced back five generations. As we say a “True Local”. A little bit about Newhaven Bay or sometimes referred to as Cromwell’s Harbour (folklore only) just beyond the Sailors Grave. This was actually the first harbour in Balbriggan before Baron Hamilton developed our new and much improved local harbour. At Newhaven Bay the boats dropped their catch of herrings which was then taken to the village of Balscadden meaning the “Town of the Herring “

Today’s poem by Christy is one of a collection he gave me and over the coming months we hope to feature them on balbriggan.info for your enjoyment. Also included is a photograph of Christy on the main street in Balbriggan taken after one of his many walks. Balbriggan.info wish Christy health in the future and look forward to reading more of his work during the coming year. Click here to read Christy's poem


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