April Talk: Ardgillan Castle Revealed Speaker: Aidan J Herron

April Talk: Ardgillan Castle Revealed Speaker: Aidan J Herron

Ardgillan Castle Revealed by Aidan J Herron. Wednesday April 24th 8pm, Town Hall Balbriggan Adm: €5, members free On Wednesday April 24th Balbriggan and District Historical Society will present a talk in  the Town Hall Balbriggan at 8pm  called Ardgillan Castle Revealed – A lecture by Aidan J Herron. Aidan, former principal of St. Teresa’s… Continue Reading

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

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

Welcome to 2018 with Balbriggan & District Historical Society

Welcome to 2018 with Balbriggan & District Historical Society

Welcome to 2018 with Balbriggan & District Historical Society. We are currently putting together our programme of events for 2018 and we will be sharing those on the website as soon as possible. Check back with us over the next few weeks. To whet your appetite one of our long standing members Jim Walsh is… Continue Reading

October Talk: More Old Memories of Balbriggan – Speaker May Mckeon

October Talk: More Old Memories of Balbriggan – Speaker May Mckeon

A huge and enthusiastic crowd attended Balbriggan and District Historical Society’s October talk featuring May McKeon and also students from Loreto Secondary School. Former County Councillor May, a longtime member of the Society and current committee member, gave us the second installment of her talk called Old Memories of Balbriggan. Anyone who heard May’s talk this… Continue Reading

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