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Fingal Old IRA Changing of the Guard

0 November 6, 2017

Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society had another busy weekend. They paraded from Naul Village lead by a young piper Ainé Gaffney to the Community Hall for their Annual Convention. Among those in attendance were local Councillors Graínne Maguire and David O’Connor and (more…)

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Time to replant The Naul Village Chestnut Tree

0 October 27, 2017

Fingal County Council is now working on preparing the site at The Naul to replace the iconic and much loved Red Chestnut Tree which grew for many years beside the Seamus Ennis Centre in The Naul. Despite efforts to save it the tree had become dangerous and for safety reasons has been (more…)

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Balbriggan Library Bell returns to its rightful home

0 October 17, 2017

The return of the Balbriggan Library Bell was marked by a visit to the library by the Mayor of Fingal, Cllr. Mary McCamley on 12th October.  Also in attendance on the day were Chief Executive of Fingal County Council Paul Reid as well as Local Councillors Gráinne Maguire, Malachy Quinn (more…)

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€4m allocated to Bremore Castle

0 October 11, 2017

€4m allocation in the Capital Programme 2018-2020.  Following Fingal’s adopted heritage properties review in December 2016 Bremore Castle was identified as having the potential to be a high end event venue that could bring an ancient castle back to life and help generate revenues (more…)

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History comes alive in Fingal

0 September 15, 2017

Fingal Festival of History takes place in Newbridge House Donabate from September 29. History-lovers can expect fascinating talks, a tour of Newbridge House, an interactive family-friendly history event and a screening of Fingal’s Finest at the Fingal Festival of History which takes place in (more…)

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Balbriggan Library Bell returned to the Library

0 September 12, 2017

Back on 2005 the bell in Balbriggan Library was removed when the library was undergoing extensive refurbishment.  The old library bell dates back to 1906 when the library was built. The bell was rung at lunchtimes and again at the end of the days proceedings.  When Balbriggan Library underwent (more…)

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Winding Back Time to Remember Paddy Dunphy

0 September 12, 2017

On 21st January 2014 we ran the story of the late Paddy Dunphy who was responsible for keeping the clock on the library tower ticking during the 1950’s and 1960’s.   Paddy was a car mechanic all his life and a well known character in the town. Paddy was paid the princely sum of five pounds (more…)