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Mass for deceased Members
A MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS OF BALBRIGGAN TOWN COUNCIL/TOWN COMMISSIONERS WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 4th MAY AT 12 NOON IN ST. PETER & PAUL' CHURCH.
Mass for deceased Members
Winners of School Poetry, Art & Essay Competitions

As part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Balbriggan Town Council hold an Art, Essay and Poetry Competition for local schools and playschools.  

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor Peadar O’Kelly and the members of Balbriggan Town Council hosted an awards ceremony in the Town Hall on Thursday evening last, 20th March 2014 for the winning participants.

 

Cathaoirleach Councillor Peadar O’Kelly welcomed the children to the Town Hall to collect their prizesand congratulated them on their success in the competition. “This is our fifth year to hold the awards ceremony in the Town Hall which gives the Town Council along with the parents and family members an opportunity

to acknowledge the achievements of the young prize winners. I would like to make special mention of the wonderful achievement by the students of St. Teresa’s N.S.  who had a clean sweep in the Poetry and Essay categories and to give a special mention to Cian Quinlan from St. Peter & Pauls who was the Overall Individual Winner in the Poetry & Essay Category” stated Councillor O’Kelly. Congratualtions also to Helga’s Preschool who were the Overall Winners in the Art Competition.

The following are details of the Categories and the winners:

Playschool  - Art - Group

1st       Balscadden Pre School       

2nd       Busy Bees Pre School        

3rd       B.C.C.G Group

 

Playschool – Art Individuals

Winner    Ciara Farrell           Bremore Castle Montessori

2nd       Shay Callaghaen Kelly   Balrothery Montessori    

3rd       Hayleigh Mellows        Gillians Pre School

 

Primary School – Art (Junior to 2nd Class)

Winner Matthew Stuart   St. Peter & Pauls NS

2nd     Cian Zimolag     St. Peter & Pauls NS

3rd     Sean Davis       Balbriggan Educate Together NS

 

 

Primary School – Art    (3rd to 4th Class)

Winner    Kyle Kelly    St. Molagas NS

2nd       Milcah Anevho St. Teresas NS

3rd       Tara Savage   St. Molagas NS

 

Primary School – Art    (5th to 6th Class)

Winner    Conor White   St. Molagas NS

2nd       Shannon Kane  St. Molagas NS

3rd       Katie Caffery Balrothery NS

 

Secondary Art

Winner    Diana Bura         Loreto Balbriggan

2nd       Lucy Flanagan      Loreto Balbriggan

3rd       Dagmara Dobkowska  Mearscoil Loreto

 

 

Special Class Art

Winner    Favour Adedakum    St. Teresas NS

2nd       Eoin Brehony       St. Teresas NS

3rd       Brian Nwosu        St. Teresas NS

 

Overall Winner Art

Helgas Preschool

 

 

Primary School Poetry    (Junior to 2nd Class)

Winner    Cian Quinlan       St. Peter & Pauls NS

2nd       Sophia Foley       St. Peter & Pauls NS

3rd       Fiona Odige        St. Georges NS

 

Primary School Poetry   (3rd to 4th Class)

Winner    Christina Igweze        Balbriggan ETNS

2nd       Carys Plunket Doyle     St. Molagas NS

3rd       Ben Akhigbe             St. Molagas NS

 

Primary School Poetry   (5th to 6th Class)

Winner    Joshua Talabi           St. Teresas NS

2nd       Sharon Lekiaka          St. Teresas NS

3rd       Nadia Copeland          St. Molagas NS

 

 

Secondary School Poetry

Winner    Amina Ramadan      Ardgillan College

2nd       Cree Gunning       Ardgillan College

3rd       Cara Daniels       Ardgillan College

 

 

Primary School Essay (3rd to 4th Class)

Winner    Nicole Finn             St. Teresas NS

2nd       Miracle Orimolade       St. Teresas NS

3rd       Jose O’Carroll          St. Teresas NS

 

Primary School Essay (5th to 6th Class)

Joint Winner Isaac Adjokacher/Alicia Smith St. Teresas NS

2nd       Cleo Gallen             Balrothery NS

3rd       Meadhbh Blaine          Balrothery NS

 

Secondary School Essay

Winner    Cian Nulty              Ardgillan College

2nd       Talya Cahill            Ardgillan College

3rd       Aoife Cromwell          Ardgillan College

 

 

Overall Individual Winner Poetry and Essay Cian Quinlan St. Peter & Pauls NS

 

Overall School Winner Poetry and Essay

St. Teresas NS.

 

Further details available from Balbriggan Town Council

At 01 8412178 or townhall@balbriggan.ie
Winners of School Poetry, Art & Essay Competitions
St. Patrick's Day Parade Results

As part of the St. Patricks Day parade, please find overall results.

Please click here for results

St. Patrick's Day Parade Results
St. Patrick's Day Briefing Meeting
A St. Patrick's Day Parade Briefing Meeting has been arranged for Wednesday 12th March at 7.30 pm in the Hamilton Hall, Town Hall.  If you intend to participate in this years Parade it is advisable to have a representative attend.
St. Patrick's Day Briefing Meeting
St. Patrick's Day Parade Press Release 2014

 


Exciting St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 promised for Balbriggan


Balbriggan Town Council presents the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade again this year and an exciting parade is promised.

The parade will build on the success of the 2013 Parade which saw the introduction of a new start time and a new route.

The parade will start at 2.00 p.m. from Drogheda Street and travel southbound via Bridge Street to Dublin Street to finish at the car park opposite St. Peter and Paul’s Church.  A review stand will be in place at Georges Square.

All prospective participants in the Balbriggan St. Patrick’s Day Parade must complete and forward an application form to Balbriggan Town Council, Town Hall, Georges Square by 5 p.m. Wednesday 12th March 2014.  Balbriggan Town Council cannot
accept late applications.

Marching groups are requested to assemble at Balbriggan F.C. car-park on Bath Road from 1.00 p.m. Motorised vehicles must assemble on Drogheda Road (north of Bath Road junction).

A presentation ceremony will be held at the Review Stand following the completion of the parade. As in previous years, Scoil Rince Cualann Dancing School will give a display of traditional Irish dancing and musical entertainment has also been arranged.

There will be an exhibition of winning entries in the St. Patrick’s Day Art, Poetry and Essay Competition in the Town Hall from 12.00p.m. – 4.00 p.m along with a display of Irish Dancing. All are welcome to attend.

Traffic closures and restrictions will be in place in the town centre and motorists are requested to follow traffic diversion information signs. Car parking will be available at Dublin Street car park (opposite St. Peter and Pauls Church) and Quay Street car
park.


Click here for Parade Entry Form

Click here for Instructions for Marching Groups for Parade

Click here for Seamus Ennis Shop Window Competition

St. Patrick's Day Parade Press Release 2014
IPB Youth and Community Fund

 

Balbriggan Town Council welcomes launch of IPB Youth & Community Fund


Balbriggan Town Council wishes to inform the community that the IPB Youth & Community Fund is officially open for applications.

Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Peadar O’Kelly stated that “I believe that this is a fantastic opportunity to deliver additional support to our community at a time when Local Government resources are limited.  I am delighted to promote this initiative and thank Irish Public Bodies Mutual Insurance for their support. I strongly encourage all our community groups to avail of this wonderful
opportunity to enhance the great work they do in the town of Balbriggan before theclosing date of 17th  January 2014”

The objective of the initiative is to reach out and support local communities, increase community participation and promote social inclusion through the stimulation and support of community groups and a variety of community activities. The total allocation for the Fund is €1 million.

The Fund is intended for all community and voluntary groups, not-for-profit and charitable organisations, clubs and associations operating at a local level. Qualifying initiatives will be chosen from six categories consisting of: Arts & Culture, Community Development, Elderly, Environment, Physical Activity & Sport and Youth. The Fund consists of two funding allocation bands ranging from €2,500 to €7,000 and from €10,000 to €15,000.

IPB has developed an online application system designed to make the process as easy and accessible as possible. The Fund is now open and the closing date for receipt of applications is the 17 January 2014. Details of the Fund are contained in the information guide or alternatively you can log on to www.ipb.ie/cse for more information.

Please click here for more brochure

IPB Youth and Community Fund
Christmas Pay and Display Parking

 

Following last year's successful pilot scheme, it has been decided to provide free parking in all the Pay and Display towns across Fingal for the 3 Saturdays in December in the run up to Christmas.  The towns in question are Balbriggan, Malahide, Rush, Skerries and Swords and the dates are December 7th, 14th and 21st. 

Fingal County Council supports local enterprise and hopes that this initiative will assist local businesses in the towns in the busiest shopping time of the year. 

Christmas Pay and Display Parking
Balbriggan Christmas Lights
Balbriggan Christmas Lights
Balbriggan Town Centre Christmas Lights

Balbriggan Town Centre to come alive with the turning on of the Christmas Lights

Balbriggan Town Council and Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce with
the support of Fingal County Council are making a special effort again
this year to promote Balbriggan during the busy Christmas Season.
 

The Christmas season will get underway at 7 p.m. on Friday 22nd
November 2013 with the arrival of Santa Claus to Balbriggan Town
Centre just in time for the turning on of the Christmas Lights.

Georges Square will come alive for a wonderful festive event for the
whole community to enjoy with a variety of Christmas musical and street entertainment. 

The very popular Christmas Lights competition is underway again this
year and one lucky child will be selected by an Cathaoirleach of
Balbriggan Town Council, Peadar O’Kelly at 7.00 p.m. to turn on the
Balbriggan Christmas Lights and receive a fabulous prize of a Sony
Playstation 3.

Santa will be spending time in his Grotto meeting with the younger
members of the community and will have free gifts to give to the
children. Santa’s Elves will be helping Santa by performing magic tricks
and giving out festive treats while Santa’s little visitors are waiting to see him.

Entry forms for the Christmas Lights Competition are available in the
Town Hall, Goldsmiths Jewellers, Supervalu and can be downloaded
from the very popular Balbriggan community websites.

For those attending the turning on of the Christmas Lights and the festive event, free parking is available at the Church Car Park and the Quay Street Car park.

Further details available from townhall@balbriggan.ie or 01-8412178

Please click here for entry form.

Balbriggan Town Centre Christmas Lights
Balbriggan Town Council Annual Awards 2013
Balbriggan Community Policing Forum

PUBLIC MEETING
 
 
Balbriggan Community Policing Forum
    
 
Monday 23rd Sept  7.30pm 
 
 
Hamilton Hall Town Hall George’s Square Balbriggan
(above library)
 
 
This meeting is an opportunity for all people living in Balbriggan and Balrothery to bring to light any issues that they may have regarding community safety.  This can range from drug and alcohol related issues/crimes to anti-social behaviour within the local community.  Members of Balbriggan Garda Siochana and Fingal County Council will attend these meetings to listen to all the issues that are concerning ther residents of Balbriggan and Balrothery.  Free parking under Town Hall, tickets validated at Town Hall desk.  For further information contact;

Louise Butler 
Balbriggan Community Policing Forum on 086-7716811
or balbriggan@cpforum.ie
 
 
 
If you want to be heard you have to be there
 

Balbriggan Community Policing Forum
Railway Street - A New Beginning Offically Launched


Railway Street – “A New Beginning” officially launched


A New Beginning - the ‘Consultation Led Design Process’ for Railway Street, Balbriggan was officially launched on Monday 29th April 2013 in the Brick Room, Railway Street by Councillor Grainne Maguire, Chairperson of the Balbriggan Public Realm Implementation Group.

The document presents a strategy for the enhancement of this historic street and also summarises the collaborative process by which the strategy was developed.

The Balbriggan Public Realm Implementation Group was formed following the successful publication and launch of the Balbriggan Public Realm Plan,  “The Heart of Balbriggan” to prioritise and oversee the implementation of projects identified in the plan document.  The group comprises officials & elected members from Fingal County Council / Balbriggan Town Council and representatives from Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Heritage Council.

The first project identified by the Implementation Group was Railway Street which is one of the oldest streets in Balbriggan and also has a special place in the hearts of local people, as it embodies much of Balbriggans fascinating history, from its industrial past to the richness and diversity of its present. 

The Paul Hogarth Company were appointed to conduct a consultation led design process for Railway Street to allow residents, traders, users of the street along with the wider community to participate in the process to identify what they like about the street and what they would like to change to make the Street a better place to live, work, meet, visit and re-visit.

A series of community workshops took place in the Brick Room, guided by the thoughts and opinions of the streets residents and business owners.  The workshops focused on finalising the draft strategy and included energetic and positive discussions leading to production of an action plan.  The workshops were lively and engaged events, providing a very effective forum through which to develop the strategy. The mixture of residents and business owners was critical to the success of the workshops, as the different needs of different people on the street could be discussed openly. Together they gained a fuller understanding of what Railway Street means to Balbriggan and how, though a series of coordinated measures, it can be improved for the benefit of all who care for it. A wonderful potential exists for the rejuvenation of Railway Street, to celebrate its past and embrace its future.

 Click here to download Railway Street Balbriggan - A New Beginning

 

 

Railway Street - A New Beginning Offically Launched
New Opening Hours Balbriggan Library

Balbriggan Library

Hours Of Business

Monday; 10 am - 1pm & 2 pm - 5pm

Tuesday; 1.30pm - 8pm

Wednesday; 10 am - 1 pm & 2pm - 5pm

Thursday; 1.30 pm - 8 pm

Friday; 10 am - 1 pm & 1.45pm - 5 pm

Saturday; 10 am - 1pm & 1.45pm - 5pm

New Opening Hours Balbriggan Library
Press Release Post Cards

Balbriggan Town Council Launches Saint Patrick's Day Postcards

As part of the St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, Balbriggan Town Council launched a Saint Patrick's Day Postcard for the people of Balbriggan to extend greetings to their friends and family abroad.  An Cathaoirleach Councillor Larry Dunne and the members of Balbriggan Town Council launched the postcards at the official opening of Balbriggan Tourist Office on Quay Street last Tuesday evening 12th March 2013.  The postcards which were designed by local artist, Alison O'Grady depict the wonderful Saint Patrick's Day atmosphere  in Balbriggan alongside an isllustration of a fine landmark, the lighthouse at the harbour.  The postcards are available free of charge from the Tourist Office on Quay Street (beside Molly's Tea Rooms) or from Balbriggan Town Hall, Georges Square.

Press Release Post Cards
St. Patricks Day Parade Entries 2013

 

 

 

    BALBRIGGAN TOWN COUNCIL 

    ST. PATRICK’S DAY 2013

 RESULTS SHEET 

Category
 Sponsored by
 Winner 2013
 Marching Group in Uniform  National Irish Bank Cup Lorraine Jackson Stage School
 Marching Group not in Uniform Hamilton Engineering Gael Scoil
 Community Group Allied Irish Bank Meals on Wheels
 Sporting Group Chamber of Commerce Man O War GAA
 Commercial Entry Bank of Ireland  Delehan Plant Hire
 Shop Front Seamus Ennis Elegance

 

St. Patricks Day Parade Entries 2013
Winners in the St. Patricks Day, Art, Essay and Poerty competition 2013

As part of the St.Patricks Day Celebrations, Balbriggan Town Council held an Art, Essay and Poetry Competition for local schools and playschools.

An Leas Cathaoirleach Councillor Peadar O'Kelly and the members of Balbriggan Town Council hosted an awards ceremony in the Town Hall on Thursday 21st March 2013 for the winning participants.

Please click here for results of categories and winners.

Winners in the St. Patricks Day, Art, Essay and Poerty competition 2013
St Patricks Day Parade Video

 

Balbriggan Town Council arranged for a video production to record the wonderful St. Patricks Day Parade.

The video is available on youtube.  It can also be accessed via balbriggan.info or balbriggan.net

St Patricks Day Parade Video
Exciting St. Patrick's Day Parade Promised for Balbriggan

 

Balbriggan Town Council have organised the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade again this year and an exciting parade is promised. The parade has been transformed this year with a new start time and a new route. The parade will start at 2.00 p.m. from Drogheda Street and travel southbound via Bridge Street to Dublin Street. A review stand will be in place at Georges Square. Participants in the Balbriggan St. Patrick’s Day Parade must complete and forward an application form to Balbriggan Town Council, Town Hall, Georges Square by 5 p.m. on Thursday 14th March 2013. No late applications will be accepted. Participation in the parade is conditional upon Parade Rules being followed. Balbriggan Town Council reserves the right to refuse or restrict entry to the Parade if an entry is considered not suitable. Marching groups are requested to assemble at Balbriggan F.C. car-park on Bath Road from 1.00 p.m. Motorised vehicles must assemble on Drogheda Road (north of Bath road junction). Participants are requested to follow directions of Parade stewards at all times. A presentation ceremony will be held at the Review Stand following the completion of the parade. As in previous years, Scoil Rince Cualann Dancing School will give a display of traditional Irish dancing and musical entertainment has also been arranged. There will be an exhibition of winning entries in the St. Patrick’s Day Art, Poetry and Essay Competition in the Town Hall from 12.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m along with a display of Irish Dancing.

All are welcome to attend.

Traffic closures and restrictions will be in place in the town centre and motorists are requested to follow traffic diversion information signs. Car parking will be available at Dublin Street carpark (opposite St. Peter and Pauls Church) and Quay Street carpark.

Exciting St. Patrick's Day Parade Promised for Balbriggan
Balbriggan Community College -St. Wendels visit 2013

School Exchange Visit by Students of Balbriggan Community College to St.Wendel, Germany 

Students of Balbriggan Community College have been busy preparing for a visit to St. Wendel, Germany on a school exchange visit. Thirteen students accompanied by two teachers are heading away on Monday 4th March 2013 for a four day visit. Leas Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Peadar O’Kelly together with the Town Manager Ide DeBairtiseil called to Balbriggan Community College on Thursday last to wish the students well on their journey. Balbriggan Town Council signed a partnership arrangement with the town of St. Wendel, Saarland in 2008 which has resulted in various exchanges between both towns. Leas Cathaoirelach of the Town Council, Councillor Peadar O’Kelly stated "The school exchange is a key part of the Town Councils vision for the partnership and Balbriggan Town Council are delighted to be able to support these exchanges which will forge stronger links between both towns. This will be the third visit to St. Wendel by students from Balbriggan Community College. I have no doubt the students will be wonderful ambassadors for Balbriggan and I wish them well on their visit and hope they make lasting friendships in St. Wendel".

Balbriggan Community College -St. Wendels visit 2013
St.Patricks Day 2013

Balbriggan Town Council have organised the traditional St. Patricks Day Parade again this year.  We are making some changes which we feel will benefit participants and spectators.

The parade will start at 2.00 p.m. from Drogheda Street and will travel southbound to Dublin Street passing the Review Stand on Georges Square.

 Please click here for parade entry form and conditions.

Please click here for Seamus Ennis shop entry form.

St.Patricks Day 2013
Ecumenical Service - St.Patricks Day

To all Schools, Clubs, Organisations and Residents Associations

An Cathaoirleach and the members of Balbriggan Town Council would like to invite representatives of all schools, clubs, organisations and residents associations to the Ecumenical Service to be held on 17th March 2013 St. Patrick's Day at 1 pm in St. Peter and Paul's Church.

The Service normally is 20 minutes and will celebrate the coming of Christianity to Ireland.

Please ensure that you are represented on the day, your participation in the parade will be greatly appreciated.

Ecumenical Service - St.Patricks Day
Town Council Presentation to Ray Nugent
The elected members of Balbriggan Town Council made a presentation to former Town Council staff member Ray Nugent at the February Town Council Meeting. Ray recently completed three years with the Town Council on a Community Employment Scheme where his principal duties were promoting the appearance of the town. An Cathaoirleach of the Town Council, Councillor Larry Dunne and the elected members paid tribute to Ray for his dedication and commitment to his work. Councillor Dunne thanked Ray on behalf of the people of Balbriggan for his efforts around the town.
Town Council Presentation to Ray Nugent
Dallamullog
TG4 entertainment series "Dallamullog" screens on Sundays at 8.30 pm.  The final episode of the series is scheduled for next Sunday 17th February and features Balbriggan- based acupuncturist Mairead Ni Chonghaile trying her luck as an artist and Doirin Saurus, a clay artist from Fethard helping her to learn the craft.
Dallamullog
Balbriggan Community Policing Forum

PUBLIC MEETING

Balbriggan Community Policing Forum

Monday 18th February 7.30pm

 Hamilton Hall, Town Hall, George's Square, Balbriggan (above library)

 

This meeting is an opportunity for all people living in Balbriggan and Balrothery to bring to light any issues that they may have regarding community safety.  This can range from drug and alcohol related issues/crime to anti-social behaviour within the local community.  Members of Balbriggan Garda Siochana and Fingal County Council will attend these meetings to listen to all the issues that are concerning the residents of Balbriggan and Balrothery.  Free parking under Town Hall, tickets validated at Town Hall desk.  For further information contact Louise Butler Balbriggan Community Policing Forum on 086-7716811 or balbriggan@cpforum.ie

 If you want to be heard you have to be there

Louise Butler, Community Development Worker

Balbriggan Community Policing Forum
Charity Fundraiser Football Match

A charity fundraiser is to take place on Sunday the 3rd of February at 3pm in Glebe North Football Club, Balbriggan where a team of Gardai from the Balbriggan District will take on a team of 'Local Balbriggan Legends'.

Gardai based in the Balbriggan District from uniform, detective, drugs and community policing units will play a team of representatives from local business, teachers, sports and community groups in Balbriggan town.

All proceeds from the match and players sponsorship will go to the Tania McCabe foundation.

The Tania McCabe Foundation was set up in memory of Tania who died after giving birth to twins, one of the twins Zach also died.  Adam the surviving twin spent a considerable amount of times, 3 months, in the care of the Special Care Baby Unit in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and Unit 8 Holles St Maternity Hospital in Dublin.  The funds raised will go towards buying equipment for these units as a "Thank You" for helping Adam and other premature babies.

Tania McCabe served as a Garda Sergeant in Santry Garda Station and her husband Aidan McCabe is a Sergeant in the Balbriggan District.

With the money donated to date the McCabe family most recently purchased two Giraffe OmniBed incubators and presented one to both Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and Unit 8 Holles St Maternity Hospital, Dublin.

The community are all invited on the day to support all players in the match. Donations can be made throughout the match or individual players can be sponsored.

Charity Fundraiser Football Match
Gallen Linen Presentation to Church
Balbriggan Town Council made a presentation of altar cloths to St. Peter and Pauls' Parish in recognition of their 170th anniversary in the Town Hall Tuesday evening.  The altar cloths were designed and produced by Charles Gallen & Co. for the occasion.  Cllr Monica Harford presented the cloths to Father Eugene Taaffe, Parish Priest on behalf of the people of Balbriggan in the presence of Gerald & Ann Gallen and invited guests. 
Gallen Linen Presentation to Church
Presentation to retired Garda Superintendent, Mr. Joe Kelly
Balbriggan Town Council made a presentation in the Town Hall on Tuesday evening to retired Garda Superintendent, Mr. Joe Kelly to mark his recent retirement.
Presentation to retired Garda Superintendent, Mr. Joe Kelly
Art Exhibition - Balbriggan Library

 

 

Balbriggan artist David Donnelly is holding a solo art exhibition in Balbriggan Library from 3rd December- 15th December.  David worked as a freelance cartoonist, with his work appearing in most of the National and local newspapers.  In 1998, he took early retirement from his job as a draughtsman, and rekindled his love of painting.  He works in oils, acrylics and watercolour, painting a diverse range of subjects from local scenes to impressionistic styles.

David exhibits twice annually.  His work is found in private collections in Ireland, Australia, France, USA, England and Wales.

Art Exhibition - Balbriggan Library
Fingal Film Festival

Please see attached press release for the upcoming Fingal Mental Health Awareness Festival.

Click here for more details:

Fingal Film Festival
Railway Street

The Balbriggan Public Realm Implementation group together with the residents, traders and stakeholders from Railway Street are working together on a public consultation led design process.  As part of this initiative a Christmas themed arts and craft market took place on Sunday 25th November 2012 to showcase the potential of Railway Street.

Stalls with artwork, crafts and christmas decorations were on display in what was a very enjoyable day.

Railway Street
Christmas Festival

The arrival of Santa Claus followd by the switching on of the new Christmas lights took place on Saturday 24th November 2012. 

Street entertainers performed, St.Peter and Paul's choir and Lorraine Jackson stage school also performed.  Selection box's were handed out to all the kids by Santa Claus.

Christmas Festival
Garda Press Release - Christmas Card Competition
Balbriggan Community Policing Unit are again holding their Christmas Card Competition for 2012 with the all the primary schools in the town. The winning design will be used by Balbriggan Garda Station as the Official Christmas Card sent out 2012. All school children from the local primary schools aged 8-13 have been visited by Garda Kate Daly Ní Bhroin and Garda Dave Sheeran from Balbriggan Garda Station to promote the initiative. The theme of the competition is ‘Keeping Our Town Safe at Christmas’ with a view to highlighting safety around the Christmas season. Designs must show what makes people feel proud to part of their local area and community, what makes people feel unsafe during winter-such as crime, road safety, home security and personal safety and encourage people to stay safe during Christmas/winter. Entries will be judged in 3 categories-ages 8-9 ages 10-11 and ages12-13.The closing date for entries is Thursday 6th of December when the designs will be judged by the Community Policing Unit of Balbriggan Garda Station, with the overall approval of Superintendent Noel Carolan. The winner of each age category will receive a gift card from Tesco Balbriggan, a certificate of merit from An Garda Síochana and a laminated poster of their design. The overall winner of the Competition will see their design made into the official Christmas card sent out by Superintendent Carolan of Balbriggan Garda Station this Christmas and receive a box of the cards kindly printed by Merlin Press, Balbriggan. They will also receive a gift card from Tesco Balbriggan, a certificate of Merit from An Garda Siochana, a framed poster of their design. The winner’s school will receive a laptop, kindly sponsored by Tesco Balbriggan and a visit from the Garda horses!! Presentation of the prizes will be held in Milfield shopping centre on the 8th of December @ 1pm as The Garda Band perform a Christmas concert with a collection being held for the charity Aware. All entries will be displayed at the concert along side the Garda Winter safety Campaign. Kind Regards Kate Daly Ní BhroinDave Sheeran
Garda Press Release - Christmas Card Competition
Railway Street - A New Beginning

A New Beginnig - the 'Consultant Led Design Process' for Railway Street, Balbriggan is gaining momentum.  The third community workshop took place on 14th November 2012 in the Brick Room, guided by the thoughts and opinions of the streets residents and business owners.  The workshop focused on finalising the draft strategy and included energetic and positive discussions leading to production of an action plan.

With the galvanised energy of the streets residents/businesses, the Council and the appointed consultants (The Paul Hogarth Company) the Strategy will be launched at the up-coming festive street event taking place on the 25th November 2012.

Railway Street - A New Beginning
Press Release Christmas Lights

Balbriggan Town Centre to come alive with the turning on of the Christmas Lights

Balbriggan Town Council and Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce with the support of Fingal County Council are making a special effort again this year to promote Balbriggan during the busy Christmas Season.

The Christmas season will get  underway at 4 p.m. on Saturday 24th November 2012 with the arrival of Santa Claus to Balbriggan Town Council just in time for the turning on of the Christmas Lights.

George's Square will come alive for a wonder festive event for the whole community to enjoy with a variety of Christmas musical and street entertainment.

The very popular Christmas Lights competition is underway again this year and one lucky child will be selected by an Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Larry Dunne at 4.15p.m. to turn on the Balbriggan Christmas Lights and receive a fabulous prize of an Apple Ipad.

Santa will be spending time in his Grotto meeting with the younger members of the community and will have free gifts to give to the children.  Santa's Elves will be helping Santa by performing magic tricks and giving out festive treats while Santa's little visitors are waiting to see him.

Entry forms for the Christmas Lights Competition are available in the Town Hall, Goldsmiths Jewellers, Supervalu and can be downloaded from the very popular Balbriggan Community websites.

For those attending the turning on of the Christmas Lights and the festive event, free parking is available at the Church Car Park and the Quay Street Car park.

Further details available from townhall@balbriggan.ie or 01-8412178.

 

Please click here for entry form

Press Release Christmas Lights
Community Policing Forum

PUBLIC MEETING

Balbriggan Community Policing Forum

Monday 19th Nov 7.30pm

Hamilton Hall, Town Hall, George's Square, Balbriggan (above Library)

 This meeting is an opportunity for all people living in Balbriggan and Balrothery to bring to light any issues that they may have regarding community safety.  This can range from drug and alcohol related issues/crime to anti-social behaviour within the local community.  Members of Balbriggan Garda Siochana and Fingal County Council will attend those meetings to listen to all the issues that are concerning the residents of Balbriggan and Balrothery.  Free parking under Town Hall, tickets validated at Town Hall desk.  For futher information contact Louise Butler, Balbriggan Community Policing Forum on 086-7716811 or balbriggan@cpforum.ie

 IF  YOU WANT TO BE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE THERE

 

Community Policing Forum
Carnegie Library, Balbriggan - Weather Vane

The scaffolding is up and work to put the refurbished weather vane back to its rightful place is about to commence.

Works will also include the removal of the existing slates to the turret roof, cleaning gutters and removal of all vegetation from the building.

The turret will then be re-slated with the original slates that are deemed to be in good condition, weather vane erected and the gutters repaired and painted.

This work is due to be completed by the middle of November.

Carnegie Library, Balbriggan - Weather Vane
Railway Street - A New Beginning - Sunday 25th November 2012
Railway Street – A New Beginning - Sunday 25th November 2012  The Balbriggan Public Realm Implementation Group are working with the residents, traders and stakeholders from Railway Street on a public consultation led design strategy to improve the appearance of this historic street in the heart of Balbriggan Town Centre. In order to showcase the potential of Railway Street to become a significant centre of activity within the core of the town, we are holding an event “Railway Street – a New Beginning” for the whole community to attend.  An Arts and Craft Market with a Christmas theme will take place on Sunday 25th November 2012 from 12 noon to 6pm. In addition to the market, there will be musical and street entertainment for the whole community to enjoy. If you are a local artist or involved in crafts and would like to participate in the event, we would love to hear from you. Please tel. 01-8412178 or email townhall@balbriggan.ie
Railway Street - A New Beginning - Sunday 25th November 2012
Balbriggan Fish & Farmers Christmas Craft Markets

The Balbriggan Fish & Farmers Christmas Crafts Markets will be held on George's Square on Friday 7th December from 9am to 2pm, and on Saturday the 15th December from 10 to 2pm on George's Square.

For further information please contact Michael Grimes on 087 7618082.

Balbriggan Fish & Farmers Christmas Craft Markets
Annual Awards Presentations 2012
Balbriggan Town Council held its Annual Awards Night on Thursday 18th October 2012 in the Bracken Court Hotel.

An Cathaoirleach Councillor Larry Dunne and the members of the Town Council presented a number of awards to individuals and groups in recognition of their contribution to community life in Balbriggan.


Click here for details of winners:

Annual Awards Presentations 2012
New Bins for Balbriggan Beach

Balbriggan Town Council welcomes announcement on new bins for Balbriggan Beach.  At a recent meeting with representatives from Balbriggan Town Council and the Council’s Operations Department, it was agreed that 2 new litter bins and a third re-located bin from the open space near the Martello Tower, will be placed along the beach walkway at Balbriggan – one at either end and one in the middle.  Usage of these litter bins will be monitored as previously there have been issues in relation to vandalism of the bins and evidence that domestic refuse was being placed in bins at this location. It was also agreed that during the summer months additional, temporary bins will be placed on the grassed area in front of the lifeguard station and shop. 

New Bins for Balbriggan Beach
National Heritage Week

The Circus is coming to Town!

As part of National Heritage Week, Carnation Theatre's latest show, "Circus" is taking place in Balbriggan Town Hall, Thursday 23rd August 2012.

For further details please click here.

National Heritage Week
Press Release Charity Cycle Event

 PRESS RELEASE

9th October 2012 – For Immediate Release

 

Balbriggan Educate Together NS to launch cycle partnership initiative with mass cycle event

Balbriggan Educate Together NS is set to launch a unique cycle partnership with Clarendon School, London and Lubomba School, Zambia. On the morning of Friday October the 12th, three teachers will embark on a 520km cycle – setting off from Clarendon School in London and finishing at Balbriggan ETNS.  The long-distance cycle challenge, supported by An Taisce, will formally launch the ‘Cycle Together School Partnership Project’ between the three schools.  A large group of parents and local personalities are set to accompany the three teachers on the final stage of the cycle from Swords to Balbriggan on Monday October 15th with the children joining in for the final-leg up the Harry Reynolds Road to the school. James Hayden, Teacher in Balbriggan ETNS, extended an invitation to the public to get involved, “we want as many students, parents and members of the public to get on their bikes for the final stage of the ride (Balbriggan Golf Club to Balbriggan ETNS) or if you want a longer cycle join us in Swords at 7.15am (Woodies carpark)”  This cycle-project is an exciting and innovative collaboration between the three schools aimed at enhancing the children’s learning on issues of Human Rights, Environmental Awareness and Citizenship Education. 

For further information contact:   James Hayden 087-0571348 or contact the school directly on 01 6904635

Press Release Charity Cycle Event
Charity Football Match Fundraiser for Community College
Please see information about an upcoming fundraising charity match between the
supporters of Manchester United and Liverpool.
It is a game to help raise badly needed funds for football in the school.

Charity Football Fundraiser in aid of Community College Football Team. 

The game is in Hyde Park Balbriggan on Saturday the 13th of October 2012 at 2pm
It is 10 euro per player to play and all are welcome.
Refreshments will be served in The Hamlet Pub Castlemill Shopping Complex Balbriggan directly after the game, and are being supplied by Keith Finnegan Subway Drogheda Street Balbriggan.
At 9-30pm again in the Hamlet there will be a raffle and a live DJ, DJ Richie with karokee.
If you could advertise this game for the school that would be great.
Any queries or further information please do not hesitate to get in contact with me
Many Thanks
Darrell Mooney
086-4026784
Charity Football Match Fundraiser for Community College
Balbriggan Community Safety Week

Balbriggan Community Safety week commences Monday 17th September - Saturday 22nd September 2012.

Please click here for further details:

Balbriggan Community Safety Week
Balbriggan Autumn Jazz

The official launch of Balbriggan Autumn Jazz festival took place on 3rd September 2012 in the Town Hall, Balbriggan.  The event was launched by Mayor of Fingal, Cian O'Callaghan.

Balbriggan Autumn Jazz will take place on 16th September 2012.

Please click here for more information:

Balbriggan Autumn Jazz
Balbriggan Town Council Launche on-line archives
 Balbriggan Town Council Launches On-Line Archive

As part of Heritage Week 2012, Balbriggan Town Council is launching the archived minutes of all official meetings since 1860. Balbriggan started out being represented by Town Commissioners and developed into Balbriggan Town Council when Local Government legislation changed. It was decided to make all minutes of the Town Commissioners meetings public in an effort to bring awareness of the rich history that Balbriggan has been immersed in since the inception of the town as a local authority in its own right. The initiative will be launched in Balbriggan Town Hall by Leas Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Cllr Peader O’Kelly at 6pm on Thursday, the 23rd of August next.

Balbriggan Town Council’s official website already provides details of local news and events along with information about the town and local amenities. The website also provides information on Balbriggan Town Council, its elected members, services and facilities. As part of National Heritage Week celebrations, the minutes of the meetings of Balbriggan Town Council dating back to the establishment of Balbriggan Town Commissioners in June 1860 have been scanned and will be available online for people interested in finding out more about Balbriggan heritage and the history of the town.

Speaking at the announcement of the launch Balbriggan Town Clerk, Brian Murray said, “We have been working on the archive project for a number of years and are launching the service in conjunction with Fingal County Council’s Archives Section of libraries. We now have all of the documents scanned and uploaded to our website balbriggan.ie and they will be available as part of the National Heritage Week celebrations. We will officially launch the archive initiative on 23rd of August and would welcome everyone with an interest in heritage to come along and celebrate the history of Balbriggan with us.”

Balbriggan Town Council Launche on-line archives
Balbriggan Street Olympics
Balbriggan Street Olympics took place on Monday 6th August and what a fantastic day it turned out to be.  The teams had the chance to compete in a series of challenges which included boxing, archery, athletics, soccer and tennis.  There was some great competition on the day and the teams even stopped play so they could watch Kathy Taylor's win in the quarter final of the London 2012 Olympics.  Goody bags were distributed to all the athletes and the winning teams were presented with medals to acknowledge their achievements.  A great day way enjoyed by all who attended.
Balbriggan Street Olympics
Balbriggan Town Council Newsletter

The latest edition of the Balbriggan Town Council newsletter is now available in electronic format.

 Click here to view it.

Hard copies will be available in various locations throughout the town in the coming days.

Balbriggan Town Council Newsletter
Balbriggan Street Olympics

Further details available on Balbriggan Street Olympics.

For Flyer click here

For Application Form click here

Balbriggan Street Olympics
Balbriggan Street Olympics 2012
BALBRIGGAN STREET OLYMPICS IS LAUNCHED BY MICHAEL CARRUTH A new sporting event is coming to Balbriggan as part of a Community Gardaí initiative to stem antisocial behaviour in the area. The Balbriggan Street Olympics event was launched on Wednesday 11th of July by Olympic Gold Medal Winner, Michael Carruth in the Bracken Boxing Club, Balbriggan. Street Olympics is being brought to Balbriggan as part of an initiative undertaken by Community Gardaí Dave Sheeran and Kate Daly Ní Bhrion and proudly supported by Balbriggan Town Council and Fingal County Council. The initiative has been successfully rolled out by Dublin City Council so Balbriggan Community Gardaí Dave and Kate decided to bring it to the Fingal area. Balbriggan is the first town in Fingal to host Street Olympics and the event will be held on the 6th of August next in Balbriggan Town Park from 12 noon to 3pm. Balbriggan Street Olympics will include Olympic sports such as Athletics, Archery, Shot Put, Soccer, Boxing and also some sports played on a Wii game console. Speaking at the launch Garda Dave said, “We are running this event to bring the young people of the town together in an effort to make them aware that there are alternatives to participating in antisocial behaviour and also to promote the facilities and amenities available to the youth in Balbriggan.” Fingal County Scouts are supporting the event by bringing in 30 scout leaders from around the County to help chaperone teams participating in the sporting activities on the day. Scouts from Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush and Swords will be guiding the teams and supervising the activities. Garda Kate said, “We are glad to have the Fingal Scouts with us on the day to lend a hand, it will ensure things run smoothly for all involved. It promises to be a great day for participants and we will be giving out prizes on the day. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Balbriggan Town Council, Town Clerk Brian Murray and Fingal County Council for their support of the Street Olympics initiative, because we couldn’t hold the event without their input.” All participating teams and individuals are required to register themselves for the event with forms available at various locations throughout Balbriggan. People are advised to keep an eye on the Balbriggan Street Olympics Facebook page and also Balbriggan Town Council website www.balbriggan.ie for further updates and information.  
Balbriggan Street Olympics 2012
Balbriggan Formula Fun

Balbriggan Formula Fun took place on Sunday 8th July 2012.  The event was organised by Liam Lawless together with Brian Murray, Town Clerk and staff of Balbriggan Town Council.

For more information and pictures of the day please visit www.BalbrigganFormulaFun.com

Balbriggan Formula Fun
Upcoming road works on Harry Reynolds Road

Please be advised of the following:

The Balbriggan High Level Water Supply Scheme is well advanced and will ensure improved water supply in Balbriggan.  As part of the Scheme a new reservoir is being constructed and this will be connected to the existing water network.  To facilitate this, a new water main is being laid along the Harry Reynolds Road from the Graveyard to the Church Car Park.  These works are likely to cause disruption for road users.  A single lane traffic system will be in place along the Harry Reynolds Road from the 11th July 2012 to the 17th August 2012 to facilitate these essential works.  Access to individual premises will be maintained at all times during the course of the works.  Extensive signage will also be in place. 

Should you require further information on the works themselves, please contact Gerry White(Jons Civil Engineering) on 087-9598758

Should you require any information in relation to traffic management please do not hesitate to contact Niamh O'Connor (Area Traffic Engineer) on 01-8905156.

 

Upcoming road works on Harry Reynolds Road
Balbriggan Formula Fun 2012 is launched at Balbriggan Town Hall

 Balbriggan Formula Fun 2012 is Launched at Balbriggan Town Hall

Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Cllr Grainne Maguire was joined by Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Gerry McGuire to launch the Balbriggan Formula Fun 2012 festival. The festival is in its second year and will be held on Sunday 8th of July next from 12pm until 6pm on the day. The event is to be held in Quay Street next to the viaduct at the harbour with an array of activities for all of the family. There are to be some traffic restrictions in place on the day to facilitate the event and ensure people can enjoy the festivities in safety.

Chairperson of the Balbriggan Formula Fun committee Ian Lawless said, “We are delighted to be hosting the Formula Fun event for the second year running and I want to take the opportunity to thank our main sponsors, Supervalu and Balbriggan Town Council for their ongoing support. In addition, I would like to thank Fingal County Council’s Event Unit and Balbriggan Gardaí for their help in organising the day. It promises to be a fun filled day for the family that will cater for all age groups. We will have bouncy castles and the magic train for the younger children and Zorb Balls for the older kids and maybe even parents might have a go! There will be a market and plenty of food served by local traders along with demonstrations and displays from Cycling Ireland for people who bring along their bike. There will also be a musical treat with a performance on the park stage by ‘The Voice’ contestant, Sharon Gaynor and her band. The objective of the day is to promote our town as a family friendly place and also to highlight that Balbriggan is a good place to do business.”

Balbriggan Formula Fun is also using the day to promote the work of the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group who will be on hand to help with organising the children on the bouncy castles. People can support Balbriggan Cancer Support Group in raising €1,000 on the day by volunteering and giving an hour of their time to helping out at the event.

There is additional information available at www.balbrigganformulafun.com  

Balbriggan Formula Fun 2012 is launched at Balbriggan Town Hall
Balbriggan Cancer Support Group are calling on Volunteers for Forumal Fun

Balbriggan Cancer Support Group are Calling on Volunteers for Formula Fun

Balbriggan Formula Fun is nearly here and the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group (BCSG) will be helping with the arrangements on the day. There is a commitment from the Formula Fun Committee to donate a maximum of €1,000 to the BCSG for lending their support to the event, which is to be held on the 8th of July next.

A spokesman for Balbriggan Formula Fun said, “The role of BCSG is to marshal the activity areas of the event for us to ensure all the fun activities run smoothly. To help BCSG in raising €1,000 all you need do is give up an hour or two of your time during the Formula Fun event to work with them. You will be supporting a worthy cause and joining in the excitement of Formula Fun on the day.”

For further details on how you can volunteer with Balbriggan Cancer Support Group on the day, contact 0873532872 or 01-8410116.

BCSG is a community driven and volunteer based organisation that was established in May 2010 by a group of local men and women concerned with the lack of cancer support within the area. Their mission is to be a message of hope and an opportunity to get involved in the fight against cancer by providing access to information and support to all people affected by cancer and those who care for them. They endeavour to preserve dignity and privacy of those accessing their support at all times.

Additional information in regard to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group.

Opening Hours:Monday 10:30am - 1:00pm, Wednesday 10:30am - 1:00pm, Saturday 10:30am - 1:00pm

What cancer type is the group/centre for?, All cancers.

Who is the group/centre for? Carers, Patients, Adults, Relatives.

Geographical areas served: Dublin, Meath.

Registration: Payment not required, Registration not required.

Contact Details. Unit 23 Balbriggan Business Park, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, Tel: 087 3532872Web link to information on BCSG

http://www.balbriggan.info/Balbriggan_cancer_support_group.shtml

 

Balbriggan Cancer Support Group are calling on Volunteers for Forumal Fun
Fumbally Exchange Balbriggan

New Innovation Hub opens in Balbriggan

 

 Monday 18th June 2012

  

Calling all entrepreneurs and start-ups – Fumbally Exchange Balbriggan is open for business

 

Fumbally Exchange Balbriggan, a new not-for-profit innovation hub, is issuing an invitation to all entrepreneurs, start-ups, sole traders and creative professionals – it’s time to join the business revolution.  If you already run a small business or want to start one, why not come along and find out how you can work in a supportive, collaborative environment.  

 

WHERE:   Fumbally Exchange Balbriggan,

               10 Railway St, Balbriggan, Co Dublin 

 

Why join Fumbally Exchange?

 

Fumbally Exchange Balbriggan offers low-cost, low-risk business incubation. For €50 per week, entrepreneurs, creative professionals and start-ups can rent a fully-serviced desk in shared office space on Railway St Balbriggan, Co Dublin – right across from the train station.  

 

It’s not just about the desk. More importantly, members get to network, share knowledge, brainstorm, learn business strategy and work together. 

 

“Collaboration is key,” said George Boyle, architect and founder of Fumbally Exchange.

“The members of Fumbally Exchange are individual businesses, but when they come together, they can take on bigger projects than they could do alone.” 

 

The Fumbally Exchange approach works

 

The first Fumbally Exchange, off Clanbrassil St in Dublin city centre, was founded in 2010 and is now home to more than 50 small businesses. This has been achieved through the effort and imagination of a group of determined designers and innovators. 

 

Its success was recognised when George Boyle was named as a recipient of the Arthur Guinness Fund Social Entrepreneur 2011 award for the Fumbally Exchange project.

 

Making Work - Together

 

 “We were determined to prove that by working together and supporting each other, we could fight the negative effects of recession – one small business at a time,” said Boyle. “We are doing that every day. Come and meet us in Fumbally Exchange Balbriggan to find out more.”

 

 For further information contact: Seán Corrigan   

 

 sean.p.corrigan@gmail.com     086 0626819   

   

 www.fumballyexchange.com                       

Twitter: @fumballyexch

 

Fumbally Exchange Balbriggan
Balbriggan Town Council Annual Meeting

PRESS RELEASE


Larry Dunne elected Cathaoirleach at Balbriggan Town Council Annual Meeting

 

Balbriggan Town Council held its Annual meeting on Tuesday 12th June 2012 in Balbriggan Town Hall where the elected representatives chose a new Cathaoirleach and Leas Cathaoirleach.

Councillor Larry Dunne was elected Cathaoirleach, succeeding Councillor Grainne Maguire, while Councillor Peadar O’Kelly was elected Leas Cathaoirleach succeeding Larry Dunne.

Outgoing Cathaoirleach Councillor Maguire thanked the County Manager, David O’Connor and Council officials for their assistance during the past year. She also thanked her fellow elected members for their hard work on behalf of the people of Balbriggan.

The County Manager, David O’Connor paid tribute to Councillor Maguire on her term of office and noted she deserved great credit for the amount of public duty she carried out and the manner in which she represented the Council during the past year.

Councillor Dunne thanked his fellow councillors for electing him and stated that he intended to work closely with the members and the Council officials on behalf of Balbriggan in the coming year.

Balbriggan Town Council Annual Meeting
Launch of Formula Fun 2012

 


Balbriggan Formula Fun 2012

PRESS RELEASE


Balbriggan Formula Fun 2012 is an exciting motor based festival event to be held in Balbriggan Town Centre on Sunday 8th July 2012.

The objectives of Balbriggan Formula Fun are to:

• promote Balbriggan with a family based festival event to enliven the town centre for the people of Balbriggan;

• to attract significant visitors and media coverage;

• promote local motor related enterprises and activities within the community;

• promote Road Safety in conjunction with an Garda Siochana and Fingal County Council.


Balbriggan Formula Fun 2012 will have a number of exciting activities to make this a wonderful event not to be missed:-

• Go-kart Grand Prix racing for young and old
• Road Safety Promotions
• Craft and Food Market
• Family Fun area & Music entertainment


This is a great opportunity for the community to get involved in a motor based family fun event while being reminded of the importance of road safety.


Ms. Gertie Shields is the patron of Balbriggan Formula Fun. Gertie has a proven track record in highlighting the issue of road safety in Ireland and will be a great ambassador for Balbriggan Formula Fun.

If you would like more information on Balbriggan Formula Fun, please contact us at www.balbrigganformulafun.com

Launch of Formula Fun 2012
Fingal Cemetery Masses/Prayer 2012
Litter and the Law
Book of Condolences presented to the Carson Family
Following the death of Frank Carson on 22nd February, a book of condolence was opened in the Town Hall to allow members of the public to express their sympathy.  On 11th April An Cathaoirleach, Grainne Maguire presented the book to the Carson family.
Book of Condolences presented to the Carson Family
Balbriggan Community Policing Forum

PUBLIC MEETING

BALBRIGGAN COMMUNITY POLICING FORUM

MONDAY 23RD APRIL 8PM

HAMILTON HALL, TOWN HALL, GEORGE'S SQUARE, BALBRIGGAN (ABOVE LIBRARY)

This meeting is an opportunity for all people living in Balbriggan and Balrothery to bring to light any issues that they may have regarding community safety.  This can range from drug and alcohol related issues/crime to anti-social behaviour within the local community.  Member of Balbriggan Garda Siochana and Fingal County Council will attend these meetings to listen to all the issues that are concerning the residents of Balbriggan and Balrothery.  Free parking under the Town Hall, tickets validated at Town Hall desk.  For further information contact Louise Butler, Balbriggan Community Policing Forum on 086-7716811 or balbriggan@cpforum.ie.

 IF YOU WANT TO BE HEARD YOU HAVE TO BE THERE

Balbriggan Community Policing Forum
Home Security

Balbriggan Community Policing Forum - Information on Home Security

Balbriggan Community Policing Forum have issued the following infoormation notices regarding home security.

Please see below links to a checklist that people use to audit their own home.

please click here for home security checklist

please click here for information on door security

please click here for information on intruder alarms

please click here for information on gardens and landscaping security

please click here for information on window security

please click here for information on lighting security

There is further article regarding "Graffiti in Balbriggan "on Balbriggan.net

www.balbriggan.net

Home Security
Winners in the St.Patrick's Day, Art, Essay and Poetry Competitions 2012

As part of the St.Patricks Day Celebrations, Balbriggan Town Council hold an Art, Essay and Poetry Competition for local schools and playschools.

An Cathaoirleach Councillor Grainne Maguire and the members of Balbriggan Town Council hosted an awards ceremony in the Town Hall on Thursday 22nd March 2012 for the winning participants.

Please click here for results of categories and winners.

Winners in the St.Patrick's Day, Art, Essay and Poetry Competitions 2012
Traffic Disruption Notice for Saint Patricks Day

 

TEMPORARY DISRUPTION OF ROADS IN BALBRIGGAN AND OTHER FINGAL TOWNS 

FOR THE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

 The following roads in Balbriggan will be temporarily disrupted for a short period of time on Saturday 17th March 2012 for the St Patrick’s Day Parade taking place.

Dublin Street 12.00 – 17.00

Bridge Street 12.00 – 17.00

Drogheda Street 12.00 – 17.00

Access to Georges Square from Dublin Street to Hampton Street will also be affected due to the presence of a review stand from 11.00 until 17.00. 

 

There will be restricted car parking at St Peter and Paul’s Church, Dublin Street.

A number of parades will also take place in other Fingal towns and villages on St. Patrick’s Day and you are requested to observe local Garda and stewarding arrangements for these events.

Your co-operation in the above regard is greatly appreciated.

Paul Smyth

Senior Executive Officer

Balbriggan Swords Operational Area, Fingal County Council

 

Traffic Disruption Notice for Saint Patricks Day
Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Notice to Participants
Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Important Notice to participants
 
Balbriggan Town Council wishes to inform those wishing to participate in the Balbriggan Saint Patrick's Day Parade that entry forms must be completed and returned to the Town Hall by 4.00p.m. on Friday 16th March 2012.
 
Balbriggan Town Council will not be permitting entry to the parade unless a form has been received before the deadline. This measure is necessary to ensure an orderly and safe parade for all the community.
 
Participants are asked to assemble at the northern end of the Car Park on Dublin Street from 12.00pm and follow the instructions of stewards at all times.
  
  
Balbriggan.info are also looking for background information on participating groups for their live webcast of the Parade.  
Saint Patrick's Day Parade - Notice to Participants
St.Patricks Day Parade

Exciting St. Patrick’s Day Parade promised for Balbriggan

Balbriggan Town Council have organised the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade again this year and an exciting parade is promised. 

An Ecumenical Service will take place at 1.00 p.m. in St. George’s Church and all are welcome to attend.

Participants in the parade are asked to assemble in the northern end of the car park adjacent St. Peter & Paul’s Church, Dublin Street from 12.00 p.m.

The parade will start at 1.45 p.m. from the car park at Dublin Street. The route of the parade will be as follows: Dublin Street, Bridge Street & Drogheda Street.

The marching groups will return by the same route to the review stand at Georges Square. All vehicles will continue on a one way basis and exit the parade in a northerly direction.

As in previous years, Scoil Rince Cualann Dancing School will give a display of traditional Irish dancing at the Review Stand.

A presentation ceremony will be held at the review stand when the marching groups return at approx. 2.45 p.m.

The parade will be webcast live on local community website, www.balbriggan.info and recorded for later broadcast on Sky TV.

There will be an exhibition of winning entries in the St. Patrick’s Day Art, Poetry and Essay Competition in the Town Hall from 12.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m along with a display of Irish Dancing. All are welcome to attend.

Further details available from Balbriggan Town Council at 01-8412178 or townhall@balbriggan.ie

 

 

St.Patricks Day Parade
School Exchange Visity by Students of Balbriggan Community College to St. Wendel, Germany

School Exchange Visit by Students of Balbriggan Community College to St.Wendel, Germany 

Students of Balbriggan Community College have been busy preparing for a return visit to St. Wendel, Germany on a school exchange visit. Fourteen students accompanied by two teachers are heading away on Monday 5th March 2012 for a four day visit to stay with host families and attend school during their stay. Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire called into Balbriggan Community College on Thursday last to wish the students well on their journey. Balbriggan Town Council signed a partnership arrangement with the town of St. Wendel, Saarland in 2008 which has resulted in various exchanges between both towns. Cathaoirelach of the Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire stated “The school exchange is a key part of the Town Councils vision for the partnership and we are delighted to be able to support these exchanges which will forge stronger links between both towns. This will be the second visit to St. Wendel by students from Balbriggan Community College. I know that the last group of students stayed in a youth hostel and this time they will stay with host families which is a great development in the relationship. Balbriggan also played host to a large number of students and teachers from St. Wendel last October. I have no doubt the students will be wonderful ambassadors for Balbriggan and I wish them well on their visit and hope they make lasting friendships in St. Wendel”. 

School Exchange Visity by Students of Balbriggan Community College to St. Wendel, Germany
Saint Patricks Day

Balbriggan Town Council organises the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The parade has proved to be a great success over the past number of years with the full support of the community.

The parade starts at the car park opposite St. Peter & Paul's Church on Dublin Street at 1.45 p.m. and proceeds along the main streets of the town towards Lambeecher Estate before returning to Georges Square.  

The Town Council also organises the St. Patrick’s Day Art, Poetry and Essay Competition as part of the festivities. An exhibition of the winning entries takes place in the Town Hall on Saint Patrick's Day.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Entry Form

Seamus Ennis Shop Entry Form

Saint Patricks Day
Ecumenical Service St. Patricks Day 17th March

To all Schools, Clubs, Organisations and Residents Associations

An Cathaoirleach and the members of Balbriggan Town Council would like to invite representatives of all schools, clubs, organisations and residents associations to the Ecumenical Service to be held on 17th March 2012 St. Patrick's Day at 1 pm in St. George's Church.

The Service normally is 20 minutes and will celebrate the coming of Christianity to Ireland.

Please ensure that you are represented on the day.

The Parade will follow on from the Ecumenical Service and your participation in the Parade would be greatly appreciated.

Ecumenical Service St. Patricks Day 17th March
Balbriggan St Patrick's Day Parade 'Live'
Balbriggan St Patrick's Day Parade 'Live'
Allotment Application Form
Gallen Presentation
Niall Gallen together with his son Charles and Gerard Gallen presented Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire with genuine Fingal linen.  Gallen's Mills was located on Mill Street, Balbriggan and operated from approximately 1875 to the late 1980's.
Gallen Presentation
Official Opening of Chamber of Commerce Office
The Official opening of the new Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce Office took place recently at 1 Quay Street, Balbriggan.  An Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire cut the ribbon with the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Mr Joe English.  The new office shows the chambers commitment to the town which has grown substantially over the last 10 years.
Official Opening of Chamber of Commerce Office
Opening of New Shops at Millfield Shopping Centre

Five  new clothes shops recently opened in Millfield Shopping Centre - Jack Jones, Only, Name It, Vera Moda and Vila.

An Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire cut the ribbon and the shops opened their doors for business.

A spokesperson for the Bestseller group said that all of the new jobs created went to local people which  is a welcome boost for Balbriggan.

Opening of New Shops at Millfield Shopping Centre
Late Night League

Upcoming Late Night League starting this Friday the 4th of November @ Glebe North Football Club.

The League will run for 5 weeks from 9pm-11pm every Friday night with the Final on Friday 2nd December and is open to both male and females of the area.

The winners of the final and the 'most sporting team' from both the junior category (12-15) and senior category (16-21) will be brought by Gardaí to play in the Dublin City Wide Final on Friday 9th September. The winners of the senior category will play against the Garda team.

 Players are to register at 8.45 this Friday at Glebe North. Min squads of 5, max. of 8. Futsal rules apply. Thanks for your ongoing support

Kate Daly Ní Bhroin / Dave Sheeran  - Balbriggan Garda Station

 

 

Late Night League
Balbriggan Tidy Towns

The Balbriggan Tidy Towns Association team is a dedicated group of individuals who donate their free time to making Balbriggan a better place to live. The goal of Balbriggan Tidy Towns is to make Balbriggan a better place to live in and enjoy through various activities involving the clean up and maintenance of the public areas of the town.

Their tireless efforts of The Tidy Towns team over the years have made sure that the beach is constantly cleaned, all grassy areas are trimmed, flower pots and trees placed, maintenance of shrubbery and roundabouts cleared....to list but a few!

The renewal, redevelopment and maintenance of planted areas is a continuing priority for Tidy Towns.Balbriggan Tidy Towns remains active with a very small core of dedicated volunteers. 

 Being part of the Tidy Towns team means being a part of the community of Balbriggan, making new friends, getting out in the fresh air and having the satisfaction of seeing your town benefit from your efforts.

Balbriggan is  fortunate to have a wide range of amenities and facilities on it's doorstep, from an 18 hole golf course to many other sports and social clubs and a beautiful coastline.

Through a small team of dedicated individuals Balbriggan Tidy Towns is helping maintain these facilities and develop and awareness as to how we can help improve our community.

We also supplement the excellent work being carried out by the local authorities and help maintain the history and natural beauty of Balbriggan.

Click here [http://www.balbriggantidytowns.net] to view Balbriggan Tidy Towns.

Balbriggan Tidy Towns
Official Launch of Public Realm

Fingal County Council in partnership with Balbriggan Town Council, the Heritage Council and Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce has prepared a Public Realm Plan for Balbriggan. 

The Balbriggan Public Realm Plan “The Heart of Balbriggan” was launched by Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly T.D. on Monday 3rd October 2011 at 6.30 p.m. in Balbriggan Town Hall, Georges Square and the local community are invited to attend.

The “The Heart of Balbriggan” was produced by LOCI, consultants on behalf of Fingal County Council. Public Participation was a key part of the process and the local community was invited to participate throughout the making of the plan.

The Public Realm Plan will act as a guide for future public space projects and proposals for Balbriggan. It will also be a resource for local groups and organisations to support their own plans and projects.  Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Balbriggan and will enhance the work already being done in the community which will ensure that Balbriggan is a fantastic place to live, work and play in for many years to come”.

Although significant public realm improvements have been undertaken by the Council in the recent past, including high quality resurfacing of footpaths, public lighting, way-finding and street furniture, the publication of the plan indicates a recognition on the part of the Council and the plan’s sponsors that further work is needed to enhance the pedestrian and cyclist experience. The Heritage Council introduced the concept of Public Realm Plans (PRPs) in 2006 through the work of its all-island initiative — the Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN). The Heritage Council is sponsoring the development of Public Realm Plans in historic towns throughout Ireland.           
           

Official Launch of Public Realm
30th Anniversary Historical Society

 An Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Councillor Grainne Maguire hosted a Civic Reception for Balbriggan & District Historical Society to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Society in the town. 

The Civic Reception took place on Wednesday 6th July 2011 at 7.30 p.m. in the Town Hall, Georges Square, Balbriggan. Addressing the invited audience, Cathoirleach Maguire paid tribute to the service provided by the Historical Society to the people of Balbriggan over the past thirty years.  “On behalf of the Town Council and the people of Balbriggan, I congratulate you on your achievement and can assure you of the Town Councils support in order to assist the society to continue to showcase the valuable contribution that you make to our town and community” stated Councillor Maguire.   

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Maguire presented a framed picture of the Blessing of the Boats at Balbriggan Harbour in 1960 on behalf of Balbriggan Town Council to Mr. Tony McNamara, Chairman, of Balbriggan & District Historical Society. 

Mr. Tony McNamara spoke about the early days of Historical Society which was founded on 16th July, 1981. He also acknowledged the hard work that all past and present members of the society have done over the last 30 years.  

 Mr Tony McNamara expressed his gratitude on behalf of Balbriggan & District Historical Society to Balbriggan Town Council for hosting a civic reception to recognise the thirtieth anniversary of the Historical Society in the town.   

For further information please contact Brian Murray, Town Clerk at 8412178

  
30th Anniversary Historical Society
Newsletter
Balbriggan Town Council Flower Box Scheme 2011

The Balbriggan Flower Box Scheme is an initiative between Balbriggan Town Council, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce and local traders with the support of Blooming Baskets, on further improving the appearance of buildings in the Town Centre by creating a co-ordinated floral display. Window boxes and hanging baskets are being provided outside participating properties in the town centre at discounted rates. The boxes and baskets are watered by an automated watering system which is supplied by the Town Council. Please note a survey of premises is required and a cold water supply must be provided to the exterior. 

For further information contact the Town Hall at 01-8412178 or townhall@balbriggan.ie or Tony Murphy, Goldsmith Jewellers at 01-8413670.

 Click here for entry form:

Balbriggan Town Council Flower Box Scheme 2011
Paint Scheme for Balbriggan 24th May 2011

Work is progressing nicely on the Balbriggan Paint Scheme which is an initiative between Balbriggan Town Council and the business community, with the support of Dulux Paints, to work together on improving the appearance of buildings in the town centre by creating a co-ordinated colour scheme for the town. 

 Two more shops have been freshly painted in the past few weeks; Eurospar in Drogheda Street and O'Lorcans in Dublin Street with the co-operation of the proprietor, Gerry Andrews. Balbriggan Town Council arranged a clinic for local business people to meet with the Town Architect and colour consultant for Dulux, Ms Cora Collins in the Town Hall on 10 th May 2011 which was very well attended.  

Town Architect, Ms Celine O’Rourke stated “we are delighted with the support shown so far by the business community in meeting with us to select colours for their properties. 

 Furthermore, the ongoing support of Dulux Paints to the project by providing the services of the colour consultant has given the project significant impetus. We have arranged a further clinic with our colour consultant in the Town Hall on Tuesday 24th May 2011 and we invite anybody interested to make an appointment with the Town Hall office." 

Paint Scheme for Balbriggan 24th May 2011
World Record Attempt

Balbriggan Gardai are Linking the Community Together in a World Record Attempt to Handcuff a Record Breaking Number of People Together to Raise vital funds for the Remember Us Special Needs Group on Friday 3rd June 8 pm Town Carpark, Quay Street, Balbriggan.

The cost is €5 per person (this includes registration, t-shirt and certificate of participation.

for further details or to register contact Nora 086 045 7003

World Record Attempt
Paint Scheme launched for Balbriggan

Balbriggan Town Council in association with the business community have come together to work on a town improvement initiative for the Main Street in Balbriggan.

 

Balbriggan Town Council was successful in getting Dulux Paints to come on board with the initiative which involves creating a co-ordinated colour scheme for the town.

 

As part of the project implementation, Dulux have provided the services of their colour consultant, Ms Cora Collins to work with the Town Council and the business community on carefully selected colours which will enhance the properties along the Main Street. 

 

Key supporters of the project among the business community are David Pratt, Gerry Andrews and Anthony Murphy who have taken the lead by painting their properties in accordance with the colour scheme.

 

Town Architect, Ms Celine O’Rourke stated “the benefits of this initiative can already be seen in the improved appearance of these properties and we hope to build on this initial success. The Town Council, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce, will invite all property owners on the Main Street to paint their properties and we will assist them in the selection of colours.”

 

An Cathaoirleach, Councillor Frank Snowe stated “I welcome on behalf of the people of Balbriggan and the elected members of the Town Council the concept of a colour-coordinated streetscape which is the aim of this initiative.  It will significantly enhance our Main Street over the coming months and boost confidence within the business community and the wider public. It is important that the people of Balbriggan retain their sense of pride in the town centre and this initiative along with other proposals will enable the Town Council and the wider community to achieve this.”

 

 

28th March 2011
 

 

Paint Scheme launched for Balbriggan
BALBRIGGAN PUBLIC REALM PLAN

The Balbriggan Public Realm Plan Steering Group held a public presentation in the Town Hall on Wednesday 23rd February 2011. Over 100 people attended to hear consultants LOCI outline draft strategies for short, medium and long term projects to enhance the appearance of Balbriggan town from improved streets to better public spaces. LOCIs work builds on earlier consultation with a wide range of people and organizations including input from a public meeting and workshop held last October. The ongoing input of the people of Balbriggan into the preparation of the public realm plan is essential for the success of this project.The proposals are now on display in the Town Hall until 9th March 2011 and submissions from the public are welcome. The public realm plan is supported by Balbriggan Town Council, Fingal County Council, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce and the Heritage Council.  
BALBRIGGAN PUBLIC REALM PLAN
BTC Presentation to winners in the St Patrick’s Day Art, Essay and Poetry Competition 2011


 

 

 As part of the St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Balbriggan Town Council hold an Art, Essay and Poetry Competition for local schools and playschools. 

 

An Cathaoirleach Councillor Frank Snowe and the members of Balbriggan Town Council hosted an awards ceremony in the Town Hall on Thursday evening last, 24th March 2011 for the winning participants.

 

An Cathaoirleach welcomed the children to the Town Hall to collect their prizes and congratulated them on their success in the competition. “This is our second year to hold the awards ceremony in the Town Hall which gives the Town Council along with the parents and family members an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the young prize winners. I would like to make special mention of the wonderful achievement by the students of Ardgillen College who had a clean sweep in the Poetry and Essay categories” stated Councillor Snowe.

Please click here to see details of the Categories and the winners:

Further details available from Balbriggan Town Council at 01-8412178 or townhall@balbriggan.ie

 

 

BTC Presentation to winners in the St Patrick’s Day Art, Essay and Poetry Competition 2011
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Balbriggan Town Council have organised the traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade again this year and an exciting parade is promised.  

An Ecumenical Service will take place at 1.00 p.m. in St. Peter & Paul’s Church and all are welcome to attend. Anybody interested in joining the parade are asked to assemble in the northern end of the car park from 1.30 p.m.  

The parade will start at 1.45 p.m. from the car park at St. Peter & Paul’s Church. The route of the parade will be as follows: Dublin Street, Bridge Street, Drogheda Street and Lambeecher.  The marching groups will return by the same route to the review stand at Georges Square. All vehicles will continue on to the Harry Reynolds Road and back to the church car park. As in previous years, Scoil Rince Cualann Dancing School will give a display of traditional Irish dancing at the Review Stand. 

There will be an exhibition of winning entries in the St. Patrick’s Day Art, Poetry and Essay Competition in the Town Hall from 1.30 p.m. – 4 p.m along with Irish Dancing. All are welcome to attend. 

Further details available from Balbriggan Town Council at 01-8412178 or balbriggantowncouncil@fingalcoco.ie   

St. Patrick's Day Parade

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