Balbriggan Summerfest Blessing of the Boats & Balloon Release

June 6, 2016 0

A beautiful day on Sunday for the Balbriggan Summerfest Annual Blessing of the Boats and Balloon release in Balbriggan.  Presided over by Fr Eugene Taaffe, the ceremony is intended to ensure a safe return for the fishermen and pleasure boats when they embark from Balbriggan harbour. Young Amy Campbell rang in the ceremony playing the uilleann pipes.  A welcome visit from the Irish Coast guard who are tasked with coming to the rescue when things go wrong were also present. Also present was Mayor of Fingal Cllr David O’Connor.

A very special event and an important part of Balbriggan Summerfest is the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group balloon release.  The Balloon release gives people a chance to remember their loved ones who have passed.  People have the opportunity to buy a balloon and complete a label for a loved one who has passed or someone in need of a special prayer…