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 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

A History of Balbriggan Youtube video with Brian Howley

A History of Balbriggan Youtube video with Brian Howley

A History of Balbriggan Listen to our Chairperson Brian Howley as he gives a tour of Balbriggan and an introduction to its rich history. Learn about the name Baile Brigín, Sinéad De Valera, the harbour and lighthouse, the coming of the railway, the rich hosiery tradition including Smyth & Co and ‘Balbriggans’ and of course… 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

Looking back on a great year and forward to 2020

Looking back on a great year and forward to 2020

At the launch our Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Calendar the Committee of Balbriggan & District Historical Society had an opportunity to look back at another busy and successful year and forward to 2020. Brian Howley took over as Chairperson from Anne Collins for what will be a very busy year for the Society as we… Continue Reading

Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Calendar

Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Calendar

Commemorative Calendar – Sack of Balbriggan 2020 is a very special year for our Society and Balbriggan as we prepare to commemorate The Sack of Balbriggan by the Black and Tans in September 1920. To prepare for this and as a momento of the year we have published a calendar which was available for sale… Continue Reading

AGM – Wednesday November 27th at 8pm

AGM – Wednesday November 27th at 8pm

Our AGM takes place in the Town Hall, Georges Square, Balbriggan at 8pm sharp on Wednesday November 27th. As we come to the end of another busy year with Balbriggan & District Historical Society it is time to look back on all the year’s activities and look forward to a very special year for the… Continue Reading

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