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

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

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

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