May Talk: The Building of Balbriggan Harbour – Rory McKenna

May Talk: The Building of Balbriggan Harbour – Rory McKenna

Title: The Building of Balbriggan Harbour Speaker: Rory McKenna Date: Wednesday May 25th 8pmVenue: Bracken Court Hotel Balbriggan Balbriggan & District Historical Society presents The Building of Balbriggan Harbour by Rory McKenna, Wednesday May 25th 8pm Bracken Court Hotel. Admission €5, members freeWith all the changes taking place at the Harbour these days it is appropriate to look back at… Continue Reading

March Talk: Irish National Foresters – St Molaga Branch, No.315 (Balbriggan) 1897-1942 – Jim Walsh

March Talk: Irish National Foresters – St Molaga Branch, No.315 (Balbriggan) 1897-1942 – Jim Walsh

Balbriggan and District Historical Society back live After a difficult two years Balbriggan & District Historical Society were delighted to welcome back old friends to an in-person talk in the Bracken Court Hotel on Wednesday March 30th, 2022. The talk Irish National Foresters – St Molaga Branch, No.315 (Balbriggan) 1897-1942 ” was presented by Jim Walsh who is very well… Continue Reading

Balbriggan & District Historical Society’s October 2021 Zoom talk

Balbriggan & District Historical Society’s October 2021 Zoom talk

Balbriggan & District Historical Society presented: “Voters and politicians – elections and local government in North Dublin during the lifetime of the Rural Balrothery District Council, 1898-1930.” By Declan Brady via Zoom at 8pm on Wednesday October 27th  This talk examined the progressive changes in voter franchise and local government representation from the Local Government… 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 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

October Talk: Clann na Poblachta & the Interparty Government Speaker: Eithne MacDermott

October Talk: Clann na Poblachta & the Interparty Government Speaker: Eithne MacDermott

“A brief overview of Clann na Poblachta, and the Inter-Party Government 1948-51” by Eithne MacDermott.  This also featured talks by Loreto Secordary School Students on various aspects of the Sack of Balbriggan, including newspaper articles from the time, and Black and Tan attacks elsewhere. Eithne’s talk covered some of the interesting features of Clann na Poblachta… Continue Reading

September Talk: The Foreshore dispute Speaker: Rory McKenna

September Talk: The Foreshore dispute Speaker: Rory McKenna

We would like to thank Rory McKenna for his really interesting talk this evening on the Balbriggan Foreshore Dispute 1874-76. Rory gave a great insight into the Hamilton Family particularly George Alexander and his widow Amelia Fancourt and the town Commissioners of the time as well as the dispute that arose between the Hamilton family… 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

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