Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Seminar

Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Seminar

The Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Seminar, featuring six speakers giving a broad perspective on the events of September, 20 1920 and also including a new digital version of a video from 1992 of three eyewitness accounts of this tragic night, was recorded in the Bracken Court Hotel on Friday September 18, 2020. The evolution of… Continue Reading

Sack of Balbriggan Commemoration

Sack of Balbriggan Commemoration

Sunday September 20, 2020 marks 100 years since the Sack of Balbriggan and despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 restrictions Balbriggan and District Historical Society are determined that this important centenary is marked in an appropriate manner. Our plans announced at the beginning of the year included holding a school’s competition, having a historical seminar… Continue Reading

Sack of Balbriggan Commemoration Lecture

Sack of Balbriggan Commemoration Lecture

                  Balbriggan & District Historical Society have embraced technology to present their Heritage Week talk on The Sack of Balbriggan 1920 by local historian Jim Walsh via Youtube. Jim a retired Librarian and founding member of the Society draws on a lifetime of research and some newly available… Continue Reading

The Sack of Balbriggan 1920

The Sack of Balbriggan 1920

September 2020 is a very significant date in Balbriggan History as it marks 100 years since the Sack of Balbriggan. Balbriggan & District Historical Society in conjunction with other local groups and Fingal County Council had comprehensive plans in place to commemorate this 100 year anniversary with public events in September. Due to COVID 19… Continue Reading

A preview of our first 3 talks of 2020

A preview of our first 3 talks of 2020

Welcome to a new and very special year with Balbriggan & District Historical Society when, as well as our normal activities,  we will be commemorating the 100 year Anniversary of the Sack of Balbriggan by the Black and Tans in 1920. We hope you got a copy of our Commemorative Calendar which was hugely popular… Continue Reading

Balbriggan is the Place to be in 2020!

Balbriggan is the Place to be in 2020!

Balbriggan is the Place to be in September 2020 The centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan by the Black and Tans in September 1920 takes place next year and Balbriggan & District Historical Society is working to commemorate this major historic event in an appropriate and inclusive manner. This critically important part of our town’s history… Continue Reading

August Talk: Creating a Counter-State: Establishing and Building Dáil Éireann

August Talk: Creating a Counter-State: Establishing and Building Dáil Éireann

Title: Creating a Counter-State: Establishing and Building Dáil Éireann. Speaker:  Dr. Will Murphy  Wednesday August 28, Town Hall, Balbriggan at 8.00pm Admission €5, Members free This talk will examine the establishment of Dáil Éireann in January 1919. It will explore the context in which this new representative body was created. It will ask what those who… Continue Reading

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  presented 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 National… 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

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

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