Visit us at Bremore Castle Market

Visit us at Bremore Castle Market

A Summer Craft and Food Market with local traders is taking place every weekend in August in the stunning surroundings of Bremore Castle. Come along to check out all the wonderful stalls and you can buy our Sack Of Balbriggan Commemorative Medal or some of our Books we are there each Saturday and Sunday 11am… Continue Reading

Harry Reynolds – The Balbriggan Flyer

Harry Reynolds – The Balbriggan Flyer

For Heritage Week 2021 we have put together an exhibition on Harry Reynold’s The Balbriggan Flyer. It can be viewed on the window of the Our Balbriggan Hub in the Square and also online at this link Harry Reynolds The Balbriggan Flyer Continue Reading

Notice of AGM December 17th

Notice of AGM December 17th

Notice of AGM December 17th, 2020 at 8pmDue to Covid-19 Restrictions Balbriggan and District Historical Society AGM will take place online via Zoom for 2020. We apologise but this is the only option. If you would like to attend please email Balbrigganhistsoc@gmail.com before December 16th and we will send you the Zoom Meeting invitation. Updating email addresses… Continue Reading

Media Coverage of the Centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan

Media Coverage of the Centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan

Statement by President Michael D. Higgins on the Centenary Anniversary of the Sack of Balbriggan Date: Sun 20th Sep, 2020 | 00:51 Today, exactly 100 years ago, an event occurred that would become a defining and exemplary episode in the Irish War of Independence. The sack of Balbriggan, which occurred on the night of the… Continue Reading

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

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