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Balbriggan Brigin Bronagh Sullivan Crowned Miss Palmerstown Camp 2013

0 June 24, 2013

Buion Realt na Mara Brigins in Balbriggan were away on camp last weekend with 300+ Brigins from all over Dublin. Before heading off for camp they held an event to elect a Miss Balbriggan who over the weekend along with the other nominees from various areas/other Brigin groups were judged on their manners, behaviour and general helpfulness and demeanour. (more…)

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Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigin Family Fun Day

0 June 23, 2013

Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigin held a fundraising Family Fun Day in O’Dwyers GAA club on Saturday 22nd June. The hall was packed as the children (and parents!) danced to the sounds from the DJ booth. Children enjoyed the treats on offer and the face painting was a huge hit. Once a very heavy shower passed and the sun started to shine it was time to hit the sports field for the running races. (more…)

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Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Lands in the Naul

0 June 22, 2013

The Irish Coast Guard put on a spectacular display today as they landed their Sikorsky S-61N Helicopter in the Clann Mhuire CLG pitch in the Naul. The visit gave a fantastic opportunity for everyone to get up close and learn about the workings of the helicoptor. (more…)

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Lokomotywa Summer Festival in Balbriggan

0 June 22, 2013

Lokomotywa Polska Szkota w Balbriggan in association with Fingal Ireland/Poland Inter-Cultural Association (FIPICA) held their Summer Family Festival in St. Mologas NS Balbriggan on Saturday 22nd June 2013. There was a picture exhibition and slide show on Polish history. The children got to play on the bouncy castle and there was also a bar-b-que and Polish food stall. (more…)

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Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín Garden Official Opening

0 June 21, 2013

The official opening of the garden in Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigín took place on a very warm and humid mid summers day. A group of parents and teachers came together to transform a small green space into a garden with a coastal theme. The garden features stone paths weaving through flower beds, a sand pit, seating areas in the shape of boats and waves, (more…)

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Young Girl Saved from Drowning by Boat Owner in Balbriggan

0 June 20, 2013

Members of the emergency services including the Coastguard, the Ambulance service, the Fire Brigade and Gardai were called to Balbriggan this evening as a young girl was take unconscious from the sea. The girl who got into trouble while swimming with her friends at the end of the pier was rescued by a man from local boat who happened to be on-board at the time of the incident. (more…)

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Whale Rescued from Gormanston Beach

0 June 20, 2013

The Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue And Recovery Service, Irish Coast Guard, Skerries RNLI and members of B coy, 27th Infantry Battalion based in Gormanston assisted a 25 foot adult pilot whale back out to sea this morning after it was found on Gormanston beach in county Meath, just north of Balbriggan. Skerries RNLI launched their inshore lifeboat following reports from a lady who was out walking her dog (more…)

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Choral Combinations! By Zoe Nelson

0 June 19, 2013

On Monday 17th June the community of Balbriggan were treated to a combined performance of the Robert Sharon Chorale hailing all the way from Florida, USA and the local Fingal Chamber Choir. The concert was held in the tranquil surroundings of St George’s Church and all proceeds were donated to Pieta House whose volunteers are dedicated (more…)

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St Patricks Brass & Reed Band Present Cheque to Balbriggan Senior Citizens

0 June 18, 2013

Back in December 2012 St Patricks Brass & Reed band held their annual concert. The Band were delighted to have two visiting bands from Dublin to play on the night, St Georges Brass Band and St James Brass and Reed Band. All of the money raised from the concert was donated to the Balbriggan Senior Citizens Group and tonight members of St Patricks Brass & Reed band presented a cheque for €350 (more…)

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Balbriggan Athletics Club Ice Cream Party

0 June 17, 2013

Balbriggan Athletics Club held an Ice cream party on Monday 17th June to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the club. There was a fantastic turnout on the night and the young athletes couldn’t wait for training to be over so they could hit the ice cream stand. All money raised on the night will go to Down syndrome. Happy Birthday Balbriggan Athletics club…. (more…)