September 15, 2017 to September 30, 2017

Thomas Ashe

Fingal to mark Centenary of the Death of Thomas Ashe


Friday, September 15 to Sunday, September 17 Fingal Fleadh & Fair at Swords Castle & The Atrium at County Hall, Swords. Thomas Ashe Exhibition by Colm McQuinn, County Archivist, in Chapel of Swords Castle Thomas Ashe Sessions in The Atrium at County Hall on Saturday September 16. Fingal’s Finest s

September 21, 2017 to September 22, 2017


Understanding and Minding Youth Mental Health

Applewood Community Centre, Swords

Two day training for those who are employed in healthcare, youth work or education, working with young people, or youth volunteers. Understanding youth mental health’ (day 1) covers: What is Jigsaw? What is mental health and how does it develop? Adolescence and emerging adulthood The current landscape of

September 22, 2017


Night Golf at Balbriggan Golf Club

Balbriggan Golf Club, Blackhall, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Balbriggan Golf Club are holding  a night golf competition on Friday 22nd September at 7.30pm with a shotgun start. Yes that's right everyone plays golf in the dark. The fairways will be lit up by florescent lighting & the Golf Balls will be illuminous. The format is a 4 Person team event over 9 holes. Time

September 23, 2017 to October 7, 2017


Ardgillan Parkrun

Ardgillan Demesne, Balbriggan
Balbriggan, Ardgillan Demesne, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Ardgillan Parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run at the beautiful Ardgillan castle. Open to everyone of every ability, why not come and join us for a bit of fresh air and exercise on Saturday morning. It can be as serious or as much fun as you like and you can join us for coffee and cake in the tea rooms afterwards. Wh

September 24, 2017 to October 8, 2017


Balbriggan Junior Parkrun

Bremore Castle Park, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Weekly free 2k timed run for juniors. It is only for juniors - if you're not a junior, how about trying one of the weekly Saturday parkrun events? What is Balbriggan junior parkrun? It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

September 24, 2017

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Fairy Party

Ardgillan Castle

Fairy Party at Ardgillan A special fairy party is being held on Sunday September 24th at Ardgillan to welcome all the new fairies to the woodland. Party includes: A ‘real life’ fairy who will entertain the children for 2hrs. Storytelling & Arts & Crafts where the children will get to decorate t

September 24, 2017


Balbriggan Drive-in Bingo

Folkstown Little, Balbriggan

Balbriggan Drive-in Bingo returns on Sunday 24th September at 4pm in the Sunday market field at Folkstown Little (beside exit 6 on the M1). €5000 prize fund.   Books €10 each

September 26, 2017 to October 17, 2017


Knitting & Crochet Group

Balbriggan Library, Georges Square, Balbriggan

Calling all knitters (including complete beginners)! The Balbriggan Knitting & Crochet Group meets in the library every Tuesday evening 7pm-8pm.  Bring your needles/hooks and wool or get advice on what to buy. All adults are welcome. All Events in Balbriggan Library are FREE! Phone 01 8704401 Email: balbrig

September 26, 2017


Beach Splash, Dash and Dance for over 50’s

Portmarnock Beach beside the Martello Tower

This is a free event as part of European Week of Sport 2017. Age & Opportunity's Go For Life programme and Swim Ireland are hosting this public swim event for over 50s. Refreshments and goodie bag will be provided. Registration is essential. To book your place call 01 805 7709 or email info@ageandopportunity.

September 28, 2017


Croquet Taster Session for over 55’s

Newbridge Demesne, Hearse Rd, Donabate, Co. Dublin, Ireland

This event is for people aged 55 and over. Croquet Ireland will facilitate a Croquet Taster session in Newbridge House. Please arrive @ 10am for Tea and Coffee which will be followed by a tour of Newbridge House. The croquet taster will begin at 11am. Please confirm attendance to Patricia @ 01 805 7709.  

September 28, 2017

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Stockings for the Queen

Bracken Court Hotel. Bridge St, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, Ireland

'STOCKINGS FOR THE QUEEN' - Balbriggan Tourism heritage talk presented by David Sorensen will be repeated by popular demand on Thursday 28th September at 7.30 pm. David will present his interesting slideshow and talk on the history of the local hosiery industry that made the name 'Balbriggan' travel worldwide. Th

September 30, 2017


Balbriggan Film and Book Club

Balbriggan Library, Georges Square, Balbriggan

The Balbriggan Film and Book Club returns after the summer break. This month we are reading chef and food writer Nigel Slater’s autobiography Toast. Copies are available to pick up at the Adult desk. We will screen the film adaptation starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore on Saturday 30th of September at

October 4, 2017


Adults ‘Learn to Draw Workshop’ with John Carpenter

Balbriggan Library, Georges Square, Balbriggan

For Adults a Learn to Draw Workshop with John Carpenter. The two hour drawing class will cover perspective, landscape drawing, drawing figures and faces.  All materials supplied. Places limited therefore booking is essential. Please phone 8704402 or email All events in Balbriggan Lib

October 4, 2017


Toddler Yoga Story-Time

Balbriggan Library, Georges Square, Balbriggan

This is replacing the Baby Book Club for October. A yoga story telling session using books as the main yoga prop to facilitate a yoga session, incorporating music, nursery rhymes, storybooks, storytelling and movement.  The Toddler sessions take place with parents. Books used are age appropriate and familiar, for

October 5, 2017


Teens Manga Drawing Workshop with John Carpenter

Balbriggan Library, Georges Square, Balbriggan

For Teens a Manga Drawing Workshop with John Carpenter.  Manga is a Japanese form of animation which has become very popular worldwide. We see it every day on our children’s TV and comics. Join John Carpenter for a two hour manga-drawing class that will cover action, full figures and faces. All materials supplie

October 9, 2017


Balbriggan Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima


Balbriggan Parish Pilgrimage to Fatima will depart on 9th October 2017 - 7 nights full board Departing from Dublin to Lisbon staying at the Hotel Avenida €824 per person sharing   Insurance €25 extra (if required) Single room supplement €175 All cheques must be made payable to Pilgrimages Abroad Spi

October 26, 2017


Spooky Crafts for Halloween

Balbriggan Library, Georges Square, Balbriggan

Spooky Crafts for 4-7 year olds will be held in the Junior Library. Places are limited therefore booking is essential. All events in Balbriggan library are free.  Please phone 8704403 or email  

November 2, 2017 to November 23, 2017


Triple P – Positive Parenting Program


We are excited to announce the next round of this FREE parenting support programme. Triple P is a general parenting program; it isn’t specific to children with extra needs, and it doesn’t tell you how to be a parent – it is more like a toolbox of ideas! Triple P takes the guesswork out of parenting.  

December 25, 2017


Balbriggan Christmas Day Swim

Balbriggan beach

An event which is growing year by year is the Balbriggan Christmas Day Swim. Hundreds of brave people dash down the beach into the freezing cold water for a charity of their choice.   Will you be taking the plunge? IMPORTANT NOTE: The event is NOT centrally organised and swimmers take part at their own ris