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

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

September Talk: The Sinking of the Leinster – Speaker Cormac F Lowth

September Talk: The Sinking of the Leinster – Speaker Cormac F Lowth

Our September talk “The Sinking of The Leinster – an Illustrated Lecture” was presented by Cormac F. Lowth on Wednesday September 26th in the Town Hall Balbriggan at 8pm. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of a great disaster which occurred in the Irish Sea. Cormac outlined the tragic story of the sailboat ‘Leinster’ which was… Continue Reading

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