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Hyde Park FC Awards Night

0 June 29, 2013

Hyde Park FC held their awards night in the Harvest Bar Balbriggan on Saturday 29th June 2013. 1st team awards went to: Player of the Year was captain Richie Collins, Player of the year joint award winners were Jason O’Neill and Johnno Fitzpatrick, Top scorers joint as well Art Daly and Ryan McMahon (more…)

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Balbriggan Cubs Build a Chariot & Push it 5km for Charity

0 June 29, 2013

The Balbriggan Cubs love nothing more than a challenge and this was evident yesterday evening as they hit the open road for a 5km trip with the chariot which they had built while singing camp songs. The cubs had recently learned about tying different types of knots and they got to test their skills on the chariot which they called the Bat Mobile. The cubs would like to thank Charlie Curtis for all his help in the building process. (more…)

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Joanne Mellows Hits the Town With the Girls for Her Hens Party

0 June 29, 2013

Joanne Mellows who is getting married in 3 month time to Darren Guildea headed off with the girls for her hens night on Saturday 29th June to the Naas Court Hotel. The girls have a great night planned for Joanne who was very nervous about what was in store. The ladies all met up in the White Hart Inn where the party bus was picking them up, (more…)

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Popular Balbriggan School Warden Lily Faulkener Retires

0 June 28, 2013

After just over 32 years helping children to cross the road safely on the way to and from school, School Warden Lily Faulkener is set to enjoying a well-earned rest. Lily who started as a School Warden back in June 1981 has enjoyed watching children grow and then help their siblings cross the road when they start school, and even meet familiar faces of former children who are now parents themselves. (more…)

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EU Belgian Ambassador Visits St Georges N.S. Balbriggan

0 June 27, 2013

On Tuesday June 25th, St George’s National School in Balbriggan welcomed the E.U. Belgian Ambassador Robert Devriese. The school have been working hard on the E.U. Blue Flag Programme and pupils have learned so much about the European Union during the course of the year. Pupils had the opportunity to display their wonderful work to Mr Devriese. (more…)

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Beatsploitation Update!

0 June 26, 2013

On 9th June we brought you the story of Kevin Curran’s debut novel Beatsploitation. Kevin’s book has now been selected as the TV3 ‘Ireland AM’ / Bord Gais Energy book club book of the month for July. This means they will review/ discuss and interview the author & book clubs about the book on their Tuesday slot on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’ for the 4 weeks in July. You can access the Bord Gais Book Club website here.

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Lollipop Lady Nancy Retires

0 June 25, 2013

After nearly two decades of braving the wind, snow and the rain popular Lollipop lady Nancy Simpson retires from her post at St Peter & Paul’s National School in Balbriggan on Friday 28th June 2013. Nancy has ensured that generations of families have been kept safe as she helped them safely across the road. (more…)

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Balbriggan Brigin Bronagh Sullivan Crowned Miss Palmerstown Camp 2013

0 June 24, 2013

Buion Realt na Mara Brigins in Balbriggan were away on camp last weekend with 300+ Brigins from all over Dublin. Before heading off for camp they held an event to elect a Miss Balbriggan who over the weekend along with the other nominees from various areas/other Brigin groups were judged on their manners, behaviour and general helpfulness and demeanour. (more…)

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Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigin Family Fun Day

0 June 23, 2013

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigin held a fundraising Family Fun Day in O’Dwyers GAA club on Saturday 22nd June. The hall was packed as the children (and parents!) danced to the sounds from the DJ booth. Children enjoyed the treats on offer and the face painting was a huge hit. Once a very heavy shower passed and the sun started to shine it was time to hit the sports field for the running races. (more…)

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Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Lands in the Naul

0 June 22, 2013

The Irish Coast Guard put on a spectacular display today as they landed their Sikorsky S-61N Helicopter in the Clann Mhuire CLG pitch in the Naul. The visit gave a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get up close and learn about the workings of the helicoptor. (more…)

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Lokomotywa Summer Festival in Balbriggan

0 June 22, 2013

Lokomotywa Polska Szkota w Balbriggan in association with Fingal Ireland/Poland Inter-Cultural Association (FIPICA) held their Summer Family Festival in St. Mologas NS Balbriggan on Saturday 22nd June 2013. There was a picture exhibition and slide show on Polish history. The children got to play on the bouncy castle and there was also a bar-b-que and Polish food stall. (more…)