Culture night in Balbriggan

September 17, 2016 0

There was a large turnout in Railway Street Friday evening to celebrate national culture night in Balbriggan with the completion of the wall art project which is part of the ongoing regeneration of Railway Street. The wall plaques are populated with black and white images that depict a time when the street was once the heart of an industrial zone in Balbriggan. This project was part of a study of Railway Street by the Paul Hogarth Company.

The Paul Hogarth Company was appointed by Balbriggan Town Council and Fingal County Council to facilitate a Consultation Led Design Process for one of the town’s main thoroughfares.  The visionary plan for the rejuvenation of this historic street was the product of numerous workshops held with residents and business owners of Railway Street, along with local school pupils, Councillors and their officials. A highlight of the process was an outdoor street event initially proposed by the practice and implemented with gusto by the local implementation group.
David Sorenson   entertained the gathering with a very informative talk on the history of Railway Street  .

The evening was organised by Balbriggan Tourism committee and the Chairperson Cllr Tony Murphy thanked the attendees but especially thanked the people who made this project possible.

Ann and Gerald Gallen, Colin and Cindy Hughes , David Brangan, Joe Curtis, Seamus Murphy, Anew McKnight, Petra Skyvova, Fingal County Council, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce, NLI, Balbriggan Tourism Committee.