Balbriggan a History in Maps 1655-1900 by Peter (Frank) Whearity.November 2, 2016 ADMIN 0
Balbriggan & District Historical Society is delighted to announce the launch of their latest publication Balbriggan a History in Maps by Peter (Frank) Whearity, on the 9th of November at 8pm in the Town Hall, Balbriggan. Peter (Frank) Whearity is a native of Balbriggan and has lived with his wife Valerie at nearby Skerries since 1975. He holds a BA (Hons) in Local Studies, and an MA in Local History from Maynooth University.
Through a comprehensive study of maps (beautifully reproduced in this publication) and using information from other sources, Frank charts the development of Balbriggan from a population of only 30 in 1649 to the beginning of the 20th century.
This book will be a great resource for anyone interested in the history of the town as it brings to life the history of Balbriggan and it’s hinterland encapsulating themes such as religion, architecture, education, legal, proprietorial status, and the rich industrial & maritime heritage.
All are welcome to the launch at 8pm on Wednesday 9th November in the Town Hall Balbriggan.