Steam Train 461 Passes Through Balbriggan

0 August 13, 2012

Steam Train 461 passed through Balbriggan yesterday. Two of these engines were built, No.15 (later 461) and 16 (later 462). 461 is the only DSER locomotive surviving, and the only main line inside cylinder 2-6-0 in these islands having been built in the 1920’s. (more…)


Professor Dan Masterson visits Balbriggan

0 May 20, 2012

Professor of History Dan Masterson who is in the process of researching material for a publication dealing with the Black and Tans in Ireland met up with Balbriggan locals on Sunday. Dan had a good deal of information on the infamous Sack of Balbriggan which occurred on Monday the 20th September 1920. (more…)


Balbriggan ‘Pop-Up’ Maritime Museum Opens it’s Doors

0 February 9, 2012

Balbriggan hosted the first ‘pop-up’ Maritime Museum in the Bracken Court Hotel on Thursday, 9th February . The museum will be open until 9:00pm The museum was opened by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD. Pupils from the local schools got to visit and by 3pm over 700 people had attended. (more…)