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'Road to Rio' 4 x 4 Tournament Returns to Balbriggan
24-May-13: With the qualifiers for the World Cup in Rio, 2014 underway, the FAI in conjunction with Fingal County Council and the Swords Pavilions are delighted to announce a new fun Football programme starting Wednesday 29th May at Glebe North, Balbriggan . It is based on 4 v 4, you do not have to form a team or play for a club team…. just turn up and play. It is open to boys and girls. For further details click here
The Brick Room Summer Bar-B-Que
24-May-13: The Brick Room are holding a special Summer Bar-B-Que on Sunday 26th May at 11.00 to 4:00p.m in conjuction with the Balbriggan Summerfest Express.
Why not come along and enjoy some great food before or after you get the train. For further details check out our events page...
Ceremony to unveil a Memorial Dedicated to the Ship wreck "Belle Hill" & All Souls Lost at Sea Off Our Local Coast
24-May-13: As part of this years Balbriggan Summerfest celebrations, the Balbriggan Maritime Museum Committee & Balbriggan Chamber of commerce are holding a ceremony to unveil a memorial dedicated to the Ship wreck "Belle Hill" and All Souls lost at sea off our local coast. The ceremony will start at 1:00pm Sunday June 2nd, at the Boat house beside the harbour, where there will be a static historical display, highlighting local maritime history. For further details click here
Bins on Balbriggan Beach Issue Raised Yet Again!
23-May-13: At the Balbriggan Community Policing Forum Public Meeting on Monday 20th May the issue about lack of bins on Balbriggan beach raised it's ugly head once again. It is clear that residents feel that 2 bins (which we are informed were moved from the Martello tower area) are not sufficient for the beach area. Click here to read more
Lights, Camera & Action for Tesco Homegrown Fare
23-May-13: It was lights, camera and action in Tesco Balbriggan yesterday as filming got underway for the Homegrown Fare. Throughout the summer Tesco will be holding a number of Homegrown fares in local stores around the country. At each fare our customers will get to meet local growers, suppliers and producers and find out more about what they do. There will also be an opportunity to sample their delicious fresh food! Click here for some photos
Balbriggan Communiity College Sports Awards
23-May-13: .On Tuesday 21st May Balbriggan Community College presented the medals to the teams for winning both the Dublin and Leinster titles in U17 soccer. Tony Grant, former student and professional footballer with Leeds United in England as well as various League of Ireland and Irish League clubs presented the medals to the players. The Under 19 Gaelic Football Team also won the Dublin Championship and former Dublin Captain and Goalkeeper John O' Leary presented medals to the players of the team. Well done to all the players on their great achievements and to the manager Darrell Mooney. Click here for some photos
St Peter & Pauls School Presents Cheque to Balbriggan Summerfest
22-May-13: Back on 4th May we brought you the story and photos of St Peter & Pauls School, Balbriggan's Sunflowers/Shorts & Shades Day. The students all had a great day and we are happy to report that the students raised a whopping €425 for the Balbriggan Summerfest. Click here to read more and view a larger version of the photo
Calling All Athletes for the Balbriggan Summerfest/ Fingal Tri Aquathon
21-May-13: Only a week left to the Balbriggan Summerfest/ Fingal Tri Aquathon and once again it's going to be a fantastic event. If you haven't registered yet make sure to get your entry in and if your not competing, why not come along to the beach on the evening at 7:30pm and support the athletes. Entries can be made as an individual or as part of a relay. Click here to register
Naul Gardening and Flower Club to Exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show
21-May-13: The Naul Gardening and Flower Club are delighted to have been accepted to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show again this year. Their exhibit will be a Floral Art exhibit in the Floral Art Marquee. It will be on display on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of May. The exhibit is in Class A 'Centenary' and is titled “The World Comes To Chelsea”. The members who will represent the club are florist and demonstrator Christopher White from Three Gates Nursery Naul and Dominica Mc Kevitt, Head Gardener at Ardgillan Park. Click here to read more
Tag Rugby at Balbriggan Rugby Football Club
21-May-13: Balbriggan Rugby Football Club will be running Tag Rugby on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm during the summer months starting this Wednesday the 22nd of May. The Tag rugby sessions will be for both women and men of all skill and fitness levels. The Rugby club also have plans to start a competitive women's rugby team. If any ladies are interested in giving rugby a go please contact Ivan on 087 6885234 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Balbriggan Summerfest Call For Volunteers!!!
20-May-13: Balbriggan Summerfest are looking for volunteers for this year's Summerfest from Friday, 31st May to Sunday 2nd June. If you can spare a couple of hours please come along to the Volunteer Meeting on Tuesday, 21st May in The Bracken Court Hotel at 7.30pm or email email@example.com
Balrothery/Balbriggan Win at Ladies Fingal Tennis League Final
20-May-13: Congratulations to the Balrothery/Balbriggan Ladies who won the 2013 Ladies Fingal Tennis League Final against Sutton Lawn Tennis Club yesterday. A fantastic achievement and they get to keep the trophy for another year!
Flemington Community Centre Official Opening & Family Fun Day
20-May-13: Mayor of Fingal Cian O'Callaghan, Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Larry Dunne and Ann Marie Farrelly Director of Services, FCC Housing were at the opening of the Flemington Community Centre in Balbriggan on Sunday 19th May 2013. Mayor of Fingal Cian O'Callaghan unveiled the plaque declaring the centre open for business. Afterwards there was a free fun day for the community which offered bouncy castles, puppet shows, mobile farm, an electric train and so much more...A great day with event the sun making a rare appearance. Click here for some photos
Stewards Required for RAS Stage End in Skerries on Sunday 26th May
20-May-13: You will all be well familiar wiith the An Post RAS finishing in Skerries for a number of years. It is the main international bicycle race in Ireland and this year the RAS will again finish in Skerries. The date is Sunday, 26th May and the organisers are looking for around 30 stewards for the town centre in order to help make the afternoon a safe and enjoyable one for all. For further details click here
Balbriggan Barbers looking for Volunteers
18-May-13: Balbriggan Barbers are holding a Shave or Dye on Sunday 2nd June for Balbriggan Summerfest and are looking for voluneers to take part. The Shave or Dye will take place on the beach car park and all proceeds going to Cancer Research and monies collected on the day will go towards Balbriggan Summerfest. If you are brave and interested please call into Aileen or Gavin in Balbriggan Barbers (beside The Harvest) to register your interest...
One Direction Stars of the Show at Balbriggan Allotments Official Opening
18-May-13: Balbriggan Allotments held their official opening today and the stars of the show were One Direction. Cllr Ciaran Byrne and Kathryn Marsh, former Director of Sonairte officially declared the allotments opened along with Catriona Redmond from the Balbriggan Allotments Association Dr. Anthony Heijenga, scientist and recognised expert on energy conservation was on hand to talk about the willow 'Fuel Allotment' pilot initiative. Click here to read more and view some photos
Ardgillan College Awards Ceremony
18-May-13: Ardgillan College held their annual awards ceremony on Friday 17th May. Guest of honour Mr John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy Prison and wriiter, gave an inspiring and motivational speech to the students before the awards began. The achievements of students were recognised for a range of awards from academic, sporting and extra curricular activities over the past school year. Congratulations to all the students who received awards during the ceremony. Click here for some photos
Balbriggan Scouts Put on a Fantastic Fashion Show
16-May-13: Balbriggan Scouts held their first major fundraising event in the Bracken Court Hotel on Thursday 16th May 2013. There were plenty of supporters for the models as they took to the stage strutting their stuff with great poise and finesse. The show ran very smoothly with M.C. for the night Ann Gallen at the helm. A very successful and well organised night. Well done to all involved! Click here for some photos
Host Families Required for Spainish Students
16-May-13: Host families required in Balbriggan,Gormanstown, Naul, Balscadden and surrounding areas to Spanish teenagers for the month of July. Families must have teenage kids as the philosophy is not to give the Spanish kids classes in Ireland but to have them totaly integrated into the host family is the best way for them to learn English, 'another family member' is the motto. For further details click here
Balbriggan Community College Presents High School Musical
15-May-13: Balbriggan Community College are busy working on their production of High School Musical and tonight we caught up with the cast before they took to the stage for the final performance and some of the audience members who were settling for a great night of entertainment. The athmosphere in the room was electric and the students were all in great form. Click here for some photos
The Black Captain 'Calling to You'
15-May-13: Local 5 piece band The Black Captain having formed in December have been working hard over the last few months writing and recording new material whilst at the same time gigging around the city, Skerries, Swords not to mention the Balrothery Heritage Centre where they have played a number of charity gigs to a packed house in aid for some very good local causes. Click here to read more and view the video of their first video
Balbriggan Summerfest Short Story Competition
14-May-13: The Balbriggan Summerfest Short Story Competition will take place once again this year. A great chance for budding authors to subit a piece for this annual competition. The winning entry will be announced during the Balbriggan Summerfest Opening Ceremony on Friday, 2nd June 2013 where the winner will be presented with the Breege Tuite Memorial Trophy and a prize. For further details including closing date click here
Sensory Strategies for your Child, A Free 2 hour Workshop
14-May-13: A Talk on Sensory Processing Issues for Parents, a free two hour workshop which will be presented by Rachel Breen and Deanna Dix-Peek, Community Occupational Therapists with HSE will take place from 6:00 - 8:00pm on Tuesday 21st May, 2013, in the Bracken Court Hotel. For further details check out our events page
St George's National School Supports Christian Aid's 'Bites Back at Hunger' Campaign
14-May-13: Pupils of St George's National School, Balbriggan, joined Christian Aid Ireland's 'Bite Back at Hunger' campaign for Christian Aid Week (12-18 May 2013). The local school children learnt about world hunger and also held a photoshoot to raise awareness of how hunger is affecting children like them in poor nations. Click here to read more and view some photos
Balbriggan Youth Service Junior Committee Short film - Sure, Why Not?
14-May-13: The Junior Committee (made up of 16 13-15 yr olds) at the Balbriggan Youth Service recently wrote, filmed and edited a short film entitled 'Sure, Why Not?' as part or the X-HALE Youth Short Film Awards run by the Irish Cancer Society. The aim of the project is to enable and empower young people to spread an anti-smoking message in a fun, accessible way. Click here to read more and view the film
Cuts to Balbriggan Library Postponed
13-May-13: We just received notification from Joe O'Brien, Green Party Representative for Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush, Lusk and rural
Fingal that Fingal County Council's plan to cut the library opening hours for Balbriggan, Rush and Baldoyle has been postponed! He has stated that we are not out of the woods yet as the money to keep the hours as they are still has to be found but at this stage he wants to acknowledge and congratulate you all in standing up for your library, coming to one of the public meetings he hosted or organising or getting involved in one of the actions against the cuts. It is heartening to see people power and democracy at work - albeit only for what is at the moment a small temporary victory. Well done to everyone who supported this campaign!
Glebe North 16A Team Crowned League Champions
12-May-13: Congratulations to the Glebe North 16A Team who won their league today beating Marino FC 2-0 in the final game of the season to clinch the title. This is the teams 5th promotion in five years. A fantastic achievement and a promising future for the club. Click here to view a larger version of the photo
Ciaran Delahan Gets His Head Shaved to Raise Funds for Balbriggan Cancer Support Group
12-May-13: After months of growth, Ciaran Delahan pictured below with his parents Angela & Martin from Balbriggan, took to the floor to have his head shaved in aid of the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. Ciaran had plenty of supporters present on the night to cheer him on and raised a lot of money for this excellent cause. Well done Ciaran! Click here for some photos
Love Your Library Event in Balbriggan
12-May-13: Concerned residents in Balbriggan came together to celebrate our Library and to show Fingal County Council how important this vital resource is to our town and surrounding areas in an event called 'Love Your Library'. Over a two hour period residents turned up to show their support and posters and love hearts were placed around the entrance to the library. Click here for some photos
Balbriggan Community College Leinster U17 Soccer Champions
10-May-13: Balbriggan Community College under 17 soccer team were victorious in the Leinster final on Tuesday in a sun soaked Leixlip. They beat Blessington Community School in a pulsating game that provided drama from the first minute to the last. It is the first time in the school’s history that they have won a Leinster title at this level and all involved with the school are understandably thrilled. Click here to read more and view some photos
Balbriggan Maritime Museum Marks World Biodiversity Day with Whale & Dolphin Exhibition
08-May-13: Balbriggan Maritime Museum has opened a new public display in Balbriggan Tourist Office on Quay Street near Balbriggan Harbour. On show is a Whale and Dolphin Exhibition, bones, models and general information to celebrate the biodiversity of sea mammals off the coast. This follows the previous popular ‘Cannon Balls Exhibition’. Appropriately, ‘Water & Biodiversity’ is the theme of the 2013 International Day for Biological Diversity which falls on Wednesday, 22nd May. Click here to read more
Balbriggan Tidy Towns Now Working With All Three Secondary schools!
08-May-13: The Balbriggan Tidy Towns team have once again enhanced their secondary schools 'Contact' project. Last week various classes in Ardgillan College undertook daily clean-ups in the residential areas surrounding their school. The tidy Towns team helped by providing gloves, litter pickers and high visibility jackets. Many residents commented positively about the daily cleanups and commented 'its great to see the young people volunteering and looking after the local environment'. Click here to read more and view some photos
Students from Balbriggan Community College Fight Exam Stress
07-May-13: Students from Balbriggan Community College have found the ideal way to fight exam stress "Bootcamp". As part of a Fingal County Council initiative call "Exercise Energise" the girls organised to do an eight week programme with personal trainer and fitness instructor Antoin Morgan. The programme consisted of 1hour boxercise and 1 hour body weight circuits each week. This gave them two afternoons away from the worry of exam preparations, orals and practicals where they could just focus on themselves. Click here to read more and view some photos
Wellie Day for RNLI
07-May-13: Well done to everyone who turned up to support the Wellie Day RNLI fundraiser in Skerries yesterday. A big well done to all of the teams who took part in the tug of war, to all of the children who gave it a go and to all the organisers who did such a fantastic job. Click here to read more and view some photos
St Kevins Win FAI Umbro Under 17 Cup Final in Balbriggan
06-May-13: St Kevin's Boys retained the FAI Umbro U17 Cup on Sunday 5th May with a 3-2 win over Cherry Orchard at Glebe North FC in Balbriggan.
Despite the strong wind which blew across the excellent Glebe North surface, the two teams served up a tightly contested game. Referee Ciaran Redmond’s final whistle signalled the end of a dramatic final and St Kevin’s defender Sean Heany was named as the Umbro Man of the Match. The FAI U17 Cup was presented to St Kevin’s captain Ryan Robinson and vice captain Aaron Ashe by the chairman of the FAI Domestic Committee, Jim McConnell. A great game and a fantastic result for St. Kevins! Click here for some photos
'TAKE ME OUT' Balbriggan
06-May-13: The Bracken Court Hotel was the place to be last night when 21 ladies and 8 lads took the the stage for Balbriggan's 'Take Me Out'. A joint venture between O'Dwyers GAA Club and Balbriggan Rugby Rugby Football Club to raise funds, the event was sold out in record time! The room was packed to capacity with supporters for the contestents and the fun started the minute they walked in the door. Click here to read more and view some photos
Balbriggan Schools Go 'Uniform Free' in Aid of Balbriggan Summerfest
04-May-13: Primary school students in Balbriggan went without their uniforms today to raise funds for this years Balbriggan Summerfest. Students in St. Peter & Pauls, St. Oliver Plunkets, St Molagas & St Georges were all happy to leave the uniforms at home for a day and donate €1 towards the cause. Balbriggan Summerfest relies on voluntary contributions and sponsorship to fund the Summer festival each year. Funding is getting harder to raise and it's great to see the students getting behind their festival. Click here to read more and view some photos
Balbriggan Community College Annual Awards
03-May-13: Balbriggan Community College held their End of Year Awards Ceremony in the Bracken Court Hotel on Friday 3rd May 2013. The room was full to capacity as students were recognised for their achievements throughout the year .The awards covered a wide range of activities, including Science, Rugby, Soccer, Gaelic, Music and Drama to name but a few. Click here to read more and view some photos
Sunflowers/Shorts & Shades Day at St Peter & Paul's School in Balbriggan
03-May-13: St Peter & Pauls School held their annual sunflower day today. All proceeds from this exciting day will be divided between Balbriggan Summerfest and the new building fund. Many thanks to the parents who gave up their morning to help pot over 450 sunflowers. Every child got to bring a pot home so that they can to take care of it, and watch it grow. The children all looked fantastic in their shorts and shades. We hope all their sunflowers grow big and strong!
Click here for some photos
St Molaga's N.S. Win Signed Leinster Jersey
03-May-13: St Molaga's N.S. in Balbriggan won a signed Leinster Jersey for their school. Leinster Rugby ran a competition challenging students to design a new friend for Leo the Lion and St Molaga's N.S. won the jersery for the most amount of entries from a school.
Beirne Elma from Leinster Rugby visited the school today to present them with their signed Jersey. Well done St. Molaga's. Click here for some photos
Balbriggan/North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs Shades Campaign
03-May-13: The Balbriggan/North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs are busy selling “Shade Pins” in Milfield Shopping Centre, Balbriggan on Thursday 2nd May and Friday 3rd of May. The lovely Jessica Corr from Lusk, Home Balbriggan Dublin Rose candidate popped in to lend her support to the Shades campaign. We wish Jessica the very best in the Dublin Rose Selection in June 2013. Click here to read more and view some photos
Balbriggan Credit Union Closed on Saturday 4th May
02-May-13: Balbriggan Credit Union will be closed on Saturday 4th May as a mark of respect to the late Eoin Collum. Eoin was a director of the Credit Union for many years and a volunteer until his passing. Our condolences to Eoin's family & friends.
Balbriggan Rugby Football Club Mini's Season Wraps Up
02-May-13: The Balbriggan Rugby Football Club Mini's had their end of season training session tonight and Isa Nacewa from Leinster Team was there to present medals to all of the players. With so many young players in the club the athmosphere was electric and Isa pulled out all the stops signing jerseys, calendars, brochures, medals and everything else that the young players put in front of him. A great finish to a great season! Click here for some photos
Balbriggan Community College Through to Leinster Soccer Final
02-May-13: Balbriggan Community booked their place in the under 17 Leinster soccer final on Friday last with a very hard found victory over St Kilians Bray. Balbriggan ran out 4-1 winners after extra time, in a game that was played in very windy conditions in the Oscar Traynor centre Coolock. Balbriggan playing directly into the strong wind in the first half got off to a great start and looked the most likely to score. After five minutes Jack Healy game very close to scoring. Click here to read the full story
Railway Street - A New Beginning Launch
01-May-13: The Balbriggan Public Realm Implementation Group held a launch of 'Railway Street – A New Beginning' in the Brick Room on Monday 29th April 2013. The Balbriggan Public Realm Plan "The Heart of Balbriggan" was launched by Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly T.D. on Monday 3rd October 2011 in Balbriggan Town Hall, Georges Square. Local Business people and members of the public attended and CD's where given out with the contents of the plan. Click here to read more and view some photos
Summer Camps 2013
01-May-13: With summer fast approaching we are starting to gather a list of summer camps taking place around the area. If you or your club have a summercamp planned email the details to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on our SummerCamps 2013 page. Let's make it a good one!
St Molagas NS Present Cheque for €600 to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group
01-May-13: On Thursday 21st March St Molaga's NS held a Cancer Fundraising Event in their school in the form of a 'Mad Hair Day'. The students had a lot of fun whilst raising a lot of money for a fantastic cause and a cheque was presented to the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group for €600 on Tuesday 30th April. Click here to read more
Balbriggan/North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind AGM
30-Apr-13: Friday night 19th April saw The Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind come together for their 2013 Annual General Meeting which was held in O’Dwyers G.A.A. club and there was a really good turnout. There was a mixture of fundraisers, people with guide dogs, puppy walkers and parents of children with Autism. Click here to read more and view some photos
Balbriggan Community College Students Work with Balbriggan Tidy Towns
29-Apr-13: On Wednesday 24th April students from the LCA2 class in Balbriggan Community College volunteered to work with the Balbriggan Tidy Towns Committee as part of their Vocational Prepartaion - Work and Living Module. The students along with the tidy town members made great headway cleaning up the the banks in the beach area. Well done to all involved! Click here to view a larger version of the photo
Balbriggan Runners Head Off To Take Part in the Samsung 10K at Night Run
28-Apr-13: Best of Luck to the group from Balbriggan who are heading in to take part in the Samsung Run Dublin at Night 10K where they will experience running with 10,000 other people through the streets of Dublin, traffic-free at night! The race starts at 9:00pm and the cut off time for the completion of the 10km route is strictly one hour and twenty minutes. Click here to view a larger version of the photo
Remember Us 15th Anniversary Celebrations
28-Apr-13: To celebrate their 15th Anniversary Remember Us held a party in the Bracken Court Hotel on Sunday 28th April. From the moment they entered the room the children got right into the spirit of the day and got the party kicked into gear. With DJ Mad Cap spinning the disks and Mark the magician with his hilarious magic there was plenty to entertain. Special Disney Guests roamed through the room and were greeted with great enthusiasm. Click here to read more and view some photos
Balbriggan Summerfest Jack Benton Amateur Photo Competition
28-Apr-13: Balbriggan Summerfest are proud to announce that The Jack Benton Memorial Amateur Photo Competition is taking place again this year. It is open to amateur photographers of all ages. Entries are to be submitted in a single envelope clearly marked Balbriggan Summerfest Amateur Photo Competition. The envelope should include your photo, clearly marked with your name and phone number on the back. The theme for the Competition is 'Balbriggan - Faces and Places'. For further details click here
Missing Folder - Can you Help?
28-Apr-13: On Wednesday 24th at 11:00am a white folder was lost in the car park opposite the St.Peters and Paul Church. There was huge crowd of people around as the confirmation mass was about to start in the church. Kasia put the white folder on her car roof was she was trying to put her baby into the car and forgetting the folder was on the roof of the car she drove off. Kasia had important documents in the folder such as her baby's birth certificate , babtism certificate, the date with meeting and christening and her baby diary with all important health information and hospital appointments since her baby was very premature. If anyone can help in anyway please email email@example.com or post a comment on our facebook page. Many thanks!
Balbriggan Community College Win U18 Dublin Football Champions
27-Apr-13: The lads from Balbriggan Community College won a hard fought battle against Colaiste Dhulaigh on Friday the 19th of April. Ideal conditions on the day made for an exciting final, Balbriggan starting strong and taking an early lead. Balbriggan's midfield dominated the game with Andrews and O'Reilly having outstanding performances. Fantastic saves by Nathan Rooney in the first half maintained Balbriggan's solid defense. Click here to read more and view a photo of the winning team
Ringcommon Wanderers F.C. are Looking for a Manager
25-Apr-13: Ringcommon Wanderers Football Club are seeking a manager for the 2013/2014 Season. Ringcommon Wanderers are a community based club who play out of Ringcommon Sports Centre. We are affiliated to the AUL since 1998 and play division 2 Saturday football. We have a private pitch, Floodlit Training area & full dressing room facilities. The managers role is a voluntary position with some small out of pocket expenses. Ideally we are looking for a person who has recently finished playing or has coached a senior team. The ideal candidate would be highly motivated, have a good knowledge of the game and would be able to bring players to the club. If you are interested please call Richie Finnegan 0863249562 or Peter Murtagh on 0864035881.
Balbriggan Community College Students Heading to Germany as part of Comenius International Comedy Project
25-Apr-13: The students and staff of Balbriggan Community College are delighted to be involved in the EU funded International Comenius Comedy Project with Germany, Italy and Finland. The aim of the projects is to analyse and share humour! The project is based on the working partnership of the students and teachers from the four nations. During the two year programme 2012 - 2014. Click here to read more
Balbriggan Community College Class of 1993 Reunion
24-Apr-13: Balbriggan community college Class of 1993 20th reunion will take place in The Lounge (O'Shea's) Balbriggan on 21st June 2013. The organisers are finding it difficult to contact some of their classmates as many of them have moved on over the years. If you were in the class of 1993 please get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with the organisers!!
Balrothery/ Balbriggan Community Cardiac Responders Scheme
24-Apr-13: Help save a life in your community. The setting up of the Balrothery/ Balbriggan Community Cardiac Responders scheme is the idea of John McKenna, Emergency Blood Biker and local man from Balrothery. The idea of the scheme is not in itself new as it operates in various parts of the country, usually outside of city’s and large towns where the response times for ambulances is greater than in the cities due to their geographical location. For further details click here
Protest Against Balbriggan Library Cuts
24-Apr-13: Over 100 people turned up to St. Georges Square in Balbriggan today to protest against the planned cuts to the Balbriggan library hours. We are asking the county manager in Fingal County Council to exhaust EVERY possibility imaginable to ensure that our library hours are not cut due to it's importantance to the local community. With unemployment on the rise the library is becoming ever more important, it is an important resource for college students, people looking for jobs or even for the elderly to sit and read their newspapers Click here to read more
Jack Russel Found in Balbriggan
24-Apr-13: We received an email from Thomas who found a Jack Russell in the Brega area of Balbriggan at 12:20am on the morning of the 24th of April 2012. The dog was in the middle of the road and was nearly hit by 3 cars. If anybody owns/or know who owns him can they please call Thomas on 086 7706944
Scoil Rince Cualann Annual Show
23-Apr-13: Scoil Rince Cualann held their annual show in the Balbriggan Community Centre on Sunday 21st April. The dancers put on a fantastic display of Irish dancing to a packed audience. Students received certificates from their yearly exam and awards for the various categories. Well done to all of the dancers on a fantastic show and to the teachers Breda, Cliona, Aisling & Ciara. Click here for some photos
Historic Win for Balbriggan Community College
22-Apr-13: Last Thursday the senior rugby team from Balbriggan Community College made history when they beat St Kevin’s to win the Fingal County Council North Dublin Cup for the first time ever. This made it adouble with their junior schoolmates winning the Junior North Dublin Cup four weeks ago. Click here to read the full story and view some photos
Michelle Bennett Celebrates her 30th Birthday in Style
22-Apr-13: Michelle Bennett celebrated her 30th Birthday in style on Saturday 20th April in the Bracken Court Hotel. Surrounding by family and friends Michelle looked stunning and was ready to party the night away. Music was played by DJ Niall from Swords. We wish Michelle a very Happy 30th Birthday and best wishes for the future. Click here for some photos
Stamullen Soccer Academy Girls Soccer Blitz
21-Apr-13: Stamullen Soccer Academy held a Girls Soccer Blitz in Gormanston football pitches on Sunday 21st April. With visiting teams from Clonee, Balbriggan, Hardwicke FC, Rush, and Donabate and of course Stamullen themselves there was great spirit on the pitches today. Well done to all the players who played some outstanding football, keep up the good work... Click here for some photos
Brendan Dunphy Celebrates his 60th Birthday
21-Apr-13: Brendan Dunphy arrived to the Bracken Court Hotel with long time friends Joe and Anne Magee thinking that he was bringing them to a surprise party - for them! Little did he know that the surprise was on him and the room was filled with friends and family to celebrate his 60th birthday. Judging by the numbers in the room Brendan has built great friendships over the last 60 years and we wish him great health and happiness as he celebrates turning 60. Click here for some photos
Bride-To-Be Anna Lynch Has Fun on Night Out With The Girls
21-Apr-13: Anna Lynch headed out for a night on the town with the girls to celebrate her hens night. Anna who is getting married to Robert Marry in June started the night off in the Harvest Balbriggan on an 80's themed night. The ladies really got into the spirit of the night from the get-go and we are sure there will be some great stories by the end of the night. Best of Luck Anna and Robert on your upcoming nuptials and we wish you the very best for the future! Click here for some photos
Jack Harper Honored at Balbriggan Charity Cricket Fun Day
20-Apr-13: Balbriggan Cricket Club today unveiled a memorial plaque at the Club in aid of Jack Harper. Jack established Balbriggan Cricket Club over 50 years ago and worked voluntary for the good of Balbriggan Town. The Club is still successfully run by members of the Harper family who were present today and therefore, the cricket grounds were inaugurated in honour of Jack. Click here to read more and view some photos
Happy 40th Birthday Greg Casey
20-Apr-13: You just can't beat a good surprise and no one was more surprised than Greg Casey when he arrived in the Bracken Court Hotel last night to a room full of people ready to celebrate his 40th birthday. To make sure he had a great night Greg's wife Sharon, his 3 sons, family, friends and Greg's team members St Patrick's Brass & Reed Band and the Balbriggan Dramatic Society were all there to celebrate. A big well done to Sharon,Greg's wife for keeping the party a secret until the night!. Happy 40th Birthday Greg! Click here for some photos
Students from Ardgillan College in Balbriggan Take in the Sights in London!
17-Apr-13: Over the Easter holidays the Transition Year Students of Ardgillan College went on a trip to London. There they soaked up the culture, the atmosphere and the sights and scenes of the city. Highlights of the week included attending the award winning musical ‘Wicked’ in the Apollo Victoria Theatre. The students went around the London Eye where they saw the sights from the height! Another highlight for the students included a visit to Madame Tussauds where they saw famous people in wax! Click here to read more and view some photos
1st Birthday Celebrations at The Brick Room in Balbriggan This Weekend!
17-Apr-13: The Brick Room, Balbriggans only cafe, wine & tapas bar is celebrating it's first birthday this weekend and to celebrate Pawel and Kuba would like to offer every guest a complimentary glass of sangria. There will be live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings to pop down to the Brick Room and help them celebrate whilst sampling their fantastic menu. To view the Brick Room menu's click here
Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club Looking for New Members!
16-Apr-13: Balrothery Balbriggan Tennis Club are looking for new members for their club. All levels welcome! Membership is only €50 for an adult and €70 for a family. A great way to spend an evening out on the court especially with the brighter and warmer evenings coming in. For further information contact Godfrey Weir or Katrina Mooney on 0863953759 or for full details check out our clubs and classes page
STOP Balbriggan Library Cuts Campaign Gathers Momentum
15-Apr-13: The campaign to stop the cuts to Balbriggan library gathered momentum tonight at the public meeting which was held in the Bracken Court Hotel. To kick start the campaign we have created an online petition and we need your help to get it off the ground. It will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now. Click here to read more and see how you can help to get involved in this campaign to save our library!
Isabel's Holistic Fair Balbriggan
14-Apr-13: A very successful Holistic Fair to remember little Isabel who lost her battle with cancer took place in the Bracken Court Hotel today in aid of St. John's Cancer Ward, Crumlin Hospital. There were lot's of stall and activities, angel/tarot cards, reiki, IET, auras, psychic/mediumship development, meditation, bio-therapy, massage, homemade bath sales, jewellery and so much more... A well organised and enjoyable fair for a great cause. Click here for some photos
Balbriggan Community Games Athletic Trials
13-Apr-13: Despite the torrential rain their was a fantastic turnout for the Balbriggan Community Games Athletic Trials in O'Dwyers GAA Grounds. The bad weather didn't deter these young athletes from getting out onto the field and giving it their best. A big well done to everyone who competed today - you are all winners! Click here for some photos
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NewHaven Bay, A Poem by Christy Geraghty ...
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