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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…)

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Skerries Rowing Club Launch Their New Skiff

0 June 15, 2013

Skerries Rowing Club marched its new coastal rowing skiff down South Strand, Skerries this Saturday afternoon before launching and naming the new clinker built boat at the Slip on Harbour Road, in Skerries, North Dublin. Martin O’Toole, Master Boat Builder and Honary life long member of Skerries Rowing Club and Ciaran ‘Chopper’ McCarthy (more…)

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Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby Winners 2013

0 June 14, 2013

The Balbriggan Summerfest Duck Derby is always a favourite with people of all ages and this years winners picked up their prizes this evening at Supervalu Balbriggan. Congratulations to the winners who were in 1st place Pauline Bissett the winner of €300 + €125 Supervalu vouchers, in 2nd place was Nora Wilkinson who took home €150 + €100 Supervalu vouchers and 3rd place with €100 + (more…)