Quiz Night April 4th Milestone Inn Balbriggan

Quiz Night April 4th Milestone Inn Balbriggan

Balbriggan & District Historical Society will be hosting a Quiz Night upstairs in the Milestone Inn on Thursday the 4th of April. Come along and test your wits against your neighbours and friends – and have a good night out. Who knows – it could end in Historic Victory (if only in the raffle!!) Teams… Continue Reading

Welcome to a new year and a look back to 2018

Welcome to a new year and a look back to 2018

Welcome to another year with Balbriggan & District Historical Society and we hope you can join us at one of our events this year. We are busy putting together our programme for 2019 which will be available on our website www.balbrigganhistory.com soon. We hold 6 talks each year and they are always the last Wednesday in the… Continue Reading

October Talk: The Schools’ Collection 1937-39 Speaker: Anne Collins

October Talk: The Schools’ Collection 1937-39 Speaker: Anne Collins

Our October talk took place on Wednesday 24th and showcased the Local History Projects done by the students in Loreto Secondary School on the theme of the Sack of Balbriggan. Then our own Anne Collins shared some of the jewels of information to be found in The Schools’ Collection 1937-39 by looking at 3 local schools.… Continue Reading

September Talk: The Sinking of the Leinster – Speaker Cormac F Lowth

September Talk: The Sinking of the Leinster – Speaker Cormac F Lowth

Our September talk “The Sinking of The Leinster – an Illustrated Lecture” was presented by Cormac F. Lowth on Wednesday September 26th in the Town Hall Balbriggan at 8pm. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of a great disaster which occurred in the Irish Sea. Cormac outlined the tragic story of the sailboat ‘Leinster’ which was… Continue Reading

Balbriggan and District Historical Society Day Trip June 16th 2018

Balbriggan and District Historical Society Day Trip June 16th 2018

Balbriggan and District Historical Society Day Trip June 16th 2018 We will be heading north to visit to Omagh and the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh and returning for dinner to the Glenside Hotel. Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years… Continue Reading

Quiz Night Thursday April 12th Milestone Inn Balbriggan

Quiz Night Thursday April 12th Milestone Inn Balbriggan

Quiz Night Thursday April 12th Milestone Inn A great night was had at our quiz in the Milestone Inn on Thursday April 12th. Well done to our quizmaster Brian Kavanagh and Kilian Harford for help with what were great questions. Congratulations to winners Jim Walsh’s team and very close runners up Fran Carroll’s team. Thanks… Continue Reading

Fingal Heritage Network Culture Night Milestone Inn

Fingal Heritage Network Culture Night Milestone Inn

The Milestone Inn came alive with the sound of music for the Fingal Heritage Network Culture night on Friday evening 13th of October. Culture Night is an annual event where the various historical societies in Fingal get together for an evening of stories and song and  there were 11 different Societies represented on this occasion.  This… Continue Reading

Day Trip – June 24

Day Trip – June 24

A great day was had on our day trip on June 24th. Thanks to Brian Howley snd Caitriona Chuinneagain for all their organisation. Our first stop was in Dowth where we heard all about this historic area from our guide for the day Colin Byrne and visited the grave of John Boyle O’Reilly. We then… Continue Reading

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