Eve and Christmas Day selection by team member Jack Benton...
Never missing that special moment Jack caught our first
Christmas Masses in our beautiful St. Peter and Paul,s church.On
Xmas Eve Jack was on hand to capture the nativity play performed
by local children and also on Xmas morning with a fine collection
of people/group photos.Click on thumbnail to view photos.......Photos
by Jack Benton
Nick Names have been added and Video Conversation.
Guest Book also has been updated.More names have been added
and will be for the next few days. . Still no answer to
our questions, mainly is it unique to Balbriggan and if
so why. Also, we will be live on "Windows Messenger
Live" tonight if anyone wants to have a short Video
conversation with Martin or Tony. The email address to enter
into your contacts are firstname.lastname@example.org and Tony@Bal......
Make sure your audio and video are working, typing is so
last year. We will be "Live" from 6pm to 10pm
Balbriggan got more Nick Names than any other town?
This was the question posed the other night by Ralph Richardson
to our Tony and others. Ralph then went on to rattle off
a load of nick-names as did his wife Ann. Also coming up
with lots of names were Nancy & Richie(Declan) Richardson,
Jim & Linda Richardson and Yvonne Healy. We have over
100 nick-names for you here and we have 3 questions. 1.
Is this unique to Balbriggan and if so, Why? 2. All our
nick-names, except one, are men, why? 3. How do they get
the names? Eventually we will organise all the names into
alphabetical order and add any names we receive. Click Here
to see the list we have compiled.30.12.06
on John Kearns.
We received the following email "Hello all at B.net.
I saw the following on the news page: Hi,I don't know if
anyone there can help me, my great grandfather John kearns
was born in Balbriggan on the 24 June 1867 his parents were
Richard Kearns & Mary..........You can inform the writer
that John Kearns was my Grand Father and I would really
like to contact the writer. I was in Balbriggan in October
and I think I can send some copies of the Kearns Baptisms,
Marriages. Kindest Regards.Mike Buchanan" Thanks
Mike, we have forwarded your email to Gwyneth Knowles.
The power of B.net. 30.12.06
Morning Swim 2006 Part 2.
About 20 photographs for you here all thanks to team member,
Brian Howley. Apologies for the order of the photos, maybe
start at the bottom of the page and work upwards. Click
& Attracta Campbell.
Here is another email we received.
Dear Tony and crew,
Merry Christmas and happy new year. My parents Jack and
Attracta Campbell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
on St. Stephen's day this year, and as two true Balbriggan
people, my family and I would gratefully appreciate you
putting their picture on the website. They were both born
and reared in Clonard Street Balbriggan and were married
on December 26th 1956..That night, they sailed to England
where my dad worked for London transport, but thankfully,
returned home to Balbriggan in the mid 60's where they have
been living in Curran Park since. They are very active in
the community and are well known.
Many thanks in advance and we hope to continue to enjoy
the great work the website provides. My sister Alison, who
now lives in North Carolina, regularly checks the site to
see the events from home. Best regards, Eric, Alison, Catherine,
Paula and John Campbell. As
usual click on thumbnail to enlarge
A dull, overcast Christmas morning this year made for a
smaller that usual turnout for this charity event. Frances
Gaughan was there and sent us this photo. Thanks Frances.
Photo of Balbriggan Locals.
Another email sent to us by a B.net fan. It reads as follows:
Sent by Mrs Margaret Beckett (nee Creighton).Photo shows:
(from left): Margaret Gilsenan and baby Jean, Desmond Creighton,
Gert Gilsenan, Lilly Creighton & Margaret Creighton
at 43 Clonard Street Balbriggan in 1986 Keep the photos
coming, we love them.
kearns was born in Balbriggan.
received the following email, if you can help, contact us.
Hi,I don't know if anyone there can help me, my great
grandfather John kearns was born in Balbriggan on the 24
June 1867 his parents were Richard Kearns & Mary (Rock).
I am wanting to get a copy of the birth certificate, is
there a local register office there or would I need to go
Lights on 2 houses.
our travels around the town we noticed one house in particular
that had a spectacular array of lights. I think we all know
the one, it's on your right just after you come off the
motorway at the junction which leads down to the Sunday
Market. A beautiful display and our Tony got permission
to photography the various lights. We also have another
photo of a house near Wavin. Click on the thumbnail to view.
have reverted back to our normal way of showing our photos
& Salomie celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary in style.
Well known local couple, Gus & Lomie last night celebrated
their 50th wedding anniversary with friends and family in
the Bracken Court Hotel. All the thompsons were there, their
two sons and their families. Our Tony can't remember all
the names so feel free to help us on the names. We wish
the happy couple many more years together. Click here
to the some photos of the night.24.12.06
Photographs courtesy of locals.
Latest selection of photos are from the following. Mick
Blount, Michael Mc Mahon, Darragh Madden. Many thanks lads.We
know there are many photographs out there so get out the
old albums and contact any of the team at balbriggan.net
and we can scan and add to our archives.
to view all.
Christmas present to all.
As we approach Christmas Day the team decided to post a
selection of photographs and then take a well earned rest
and enjoy the festive break.So from Jack, Martin, Tony,
Joe, Brian & Ronan at balbriggan.net we wish you all
a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and Happy New Year. Enjoy
the holiday and we will see you all in 2007. To all Balbriggan
people living in different parts of the world at this time
a very special Merry Christmas and Tabhair aire(Take care)
release Christmas Single for Charity
Irish Band Pugwash have released a Christmas Single called
Tinsel & Marzipan with all proceeds going to the Brainwave
Charity which supports Epilepsy. The band are well known
to the Balbriggan.net team as they played at the recent
wedding of Martins daughter Denise Fanning to Neil McMahon.Pugwash
have been on the promotional trail for the last few weeks
appearing on the Ryan Tubridy Show, Seoiga and O'Shea and
TG4 among others. It's for a great cause and the single
can be purchased at most shops and downloaded from iTunes.
Click on the link Here
to see some pictures of the band in action and Neil performing
with the band at the wedding.
Official Website : Pug
Video of band on Tubridy Show : HERE
Pug Wash on Tubridy
Photo, names please.
Onother photo from "The Martin Fanning Collection",
how does he do it, this photo shows 8 girls on stage in
the old Sayoy Cinema(opposite Bank of Ireland). We have
6 names but are missing the names of the first two girls.
Click HERE or thumbnail to
Concert with "Essence" Delights crowd.
A concert was held last night in the
church to help fund the restoration of same. "Essence",
a duet of Paul Redmond and Karen Lynch, delivered a very
polished act of festive tunes and more. The lighting was
superb for creating the atmosphere, total darkness except
for special lights on Paul & Karen. A really beautiful
night was had by all. Father Michael was the butt of many
a joke by "Essence" but it was all in good humour.We
have some photos and a snippet of music from the show where
you will hear a section of a song written by Paul, "I
promise to Love you", a great wedding song. Well done
to Fr. Murtagh, and especially to Essence for a beautiful
to view some pictures or to hear some of the concert
McGovern sadly passed away on Thursday 14th Dec. 2006 and
was buried in the local St. Peter & Paul's cemetery
Balbriggan. Aged 84, Michael was a very talented man and
worked in Aer Lingus then opened the first shop in the town
to repair TV's and even built his own TV. He is survived
by his wife Maureen, daughters Angela, Deirdre, Niamh and
son Barry and extended family. The team at B.net wish to
extend our deepest sympathy to the family.
on the Square.
McMahon in California has sent us this great photo of his
father, standing outside his shop on Georges Square where
the dog grooming service is now. It's a great photo, the
kind of photo we are always looking for. Thanks a million
Anthony, if you're home for Christmas, we hope to see you
for a drink. Keep the photos coming. 15.12.06
on---Big turn out.
was a huge turnout
on the square on Friday night to witness the switching
on of the Christmas lights. A dry but bitterly cold night
helped make it a very enjoyable night for those who were
well wrapped up. Santa Clause was there himself and every
child got a selection box. Balbriggan.net
were there in force with no less
than 5 photographers, Brian Howley, Martin Fanning, Jack
Benton, Tony Healy and Ronan Carey. We have loads of photos
for you here, we have made them big for your enjoyment.
If there is a particular one you anyone wants, I am sure
we can email them a print quality version.Click on thumbnail
to view the pic's.
there, I am writing a long poem on the loss of the Bell
Hill, and have conflicting information on the 3 local fishermen
who rowed out to try and rescue them. Is there anyone who
can tell me their names, and if there was a 4th person with
Also, the name of the survivor. I also understand that a
spar from the ship was made into a bench and placed on the
harbour as a memorial. Is this correct and if so is it still
there?Finally, like many, I too have placed stones on the
sailors grave, but understand that the area is to be developed
in the near future and was wondering if a permanent memorial
to them and all lost at sea, is to be erected?Any help or
information will be much appreciated.Roger. 07.12.2006
|Hit Counter hits
have noticed the "Hit Counter" will hit 100,000
hits today. Added to that the 13,500 hits before our previous
counter developed a fault.
of Lighthouse----Latest news.
those new to the town, our Lighthouse used to have a dome
on top but this was removed in the early 60's due to corrosion.
Over the past few years a campaign has been on-going to
have the dome replaced. To see how the Lighthouse used to
look, click HERE.
Trevor Sargent has taken a personal interest and today,
courtesy of Trevor, we bring you a recent email from Fingal
County Council stating that they are "actively pursuing"
this project. Click on the thumbnail to read the email.
Peter & Paul's Church at night.
Nothing special here just a photo of the church to show
how it is lit up now at night. Also a photo of the parochial
house. Also, the guest book has been updated so check it
out and see if you can help anyone.06.12.06
4 now on SKY.
This is great news for many, Channel
142 on the SKY platform will give you crystal clear reception
of Channel 4. All the ITV's, BBC's RTE's and TV3's are
now available on SKY so we can now do without our aerials
on the roof. Not good news for aerial installers. To find
out how to tune in all the BBC's and ITV's, click HERE
|Looking for Photograph.
Has anyone a photograph of The Savoy
Cinema on Dublin street, now the combined clubs, an inside
shot and an outside shot if possible. Photos must have been
taken as variety shows took place there down the years until
it closed in maybe the 70's
Gather for Group Photo.
Following our request
on the site, for locals to gather for a group photo, over
10 turned up all clutching the new Balbriggan DVD. A
great laugh was had by all when Tony tripped as he was
running from the tripod to get into the photo. We got
other photos of those who arrived late to the square.
Click on the thumbnail to view all.
Christmas Cards now available.
of the team had a few hours to spare recently, and wanting
to promote Balbriggan, decided to bring out, not one, but
two Christmas cards. Both are festive scenes showing Dublin
street and St. Georges square from around the 1920's. The
cards are available from McGoverns Gift Shop and House of
Gifts(Goffs) both on Dublin street and also Dave's Newsagents
on the square. Don't forget you can also pick up your Balbriggan
DVD there also.Click on thumbnail to see both cards.01.12.2006
Faces & Place. Ireland or USA version.
We have had several enquiries from
people wishing to send the Balbriggan DVD abroad but not
knowing which version to buy. We have made the DVD in two
different formats, PAL(Ireland, England, most of Europe
and Australia) and NTSC(USA and Japan). For a full list
of countries, click on the thumbnail to the right.
WANTS TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE
Gaelscoil Bhaile Brigin are having
a' WHO WANTS TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE' fund raising night,
next Thursday 7th @ 08.30 in the Bracken court Hotel.
Tickets are €10 & available from committee members
and on the door that night, former Dublin Goalkeeper John
O'Leary has agreed to be the opening contestant to get
the ball rolling on what should be a good night'' Thanks
for your support.29.11.2006
Wall Repair and Christmas Tree on Square.
We see that work has started to repair
the collapsed wall of the harbour. It collapsed several
months ago. It's great to see the Christmas Tree is back
on the square and the lights will be turned on in December
the 8th. Click on the thumbnail to see enlarged photos.
that FUJI Digital Camera? ....And the winner is…………
Patricia Kiernan from Hampton Cove
Many thanks to Patricia and everyone else for entering the
competition and in particular many thanks to Teresa and
Catherine of the Fuji Photo Centre, Dublin St for donating
the top of the range digital camera. And all of the proceeds
have gone towards the Church Refurbishment Fund, many thanks
to all again !! more
& Places 3 has escaped and is in the shops now.
Despite a hectic schedule, both Martin
& Tony have finished putting together this years
DVD, Faces & Places 3. It contains over 250 photographs
of local people and some night time photos of the town with
music by Medwyn Goodall. It is designed to play in a domestic
DVD player and NOT on a computer. An American version will
be available from Wednesday. You can get your “Ideal
Christmas Present” from several outlets, McGoverns
Gift Shop, The Fuji Camera Shop, Goffs Gift Shop, Dave's
Newsagents on the Square and Super Valu and the price is
€ 19.99. We have uploaded about 3 minutes of it onto
the web and you can download it HERE
for free. It's 30mb so make
sure you have broadband.
wants to turn on the towns Christmas Lights?
We received the following email from
Brian Murray, "We are trying to generate a community
buzz on the square on the night of 8th Dec. and if the team
can cover it we would be delighted to have you. For
more details, click on the town crest.
Dog, Toby from Tobersool.
This beautiful dog has gone missing from the Tobersool area,
if you see him can you contact David O’Rourke, Tobersool
0868287484. Click on thumbnail to enlarge.
Balbriggan Photos--- Who can you spot?
Six of the best. That's right, six cracking photos from
1950's Balbriggan. Names like Josie Whelan, The Diddler,
Brendan Bergin and Benny Mooney are just some of the name
that come to mind. We have most names but there are a few
ladies who we would like to put names on. Thanks to whoever
dropped the photos into the office, they have been copied
and new prints made also. As usual, click on thumbnail to
Wedding of the Year.
11th November saw one of the weddings of the year when beautiful
Denise Fanning married local man, Neil McMahon in St. Peter
& Paul's Church Balbriggan. Denise, daughter of Martin
& Kathleen Fanning, became Mrs McMahon when she married
Neil, son of Micheal & Maria McMahon. The celebrant
was Fr. Michael Murtagh, whom, as usual delivered a lovely
ceremony with some great humour added to relax everyone.
Never have we seen so many cameras at a wedding, video and
stills, as the local photographic group were guests including
Jack & Chris Benton, Brian & Irene Howley and Tony
& Yvonne Healy. A truly beautiful day from the beginning
to the end where the guests danced the night away at the
Glenside Hotel. We at B.net wish Denise & Neil, every
happiness and good health in their lives together.
Faces & Places 3 (The Final Insult) is nearing the end
of its production and will be in the shops shortly. No repeats
of any photos in last years DVD and we will also be including
some 1950's photos along with some night time photos, some
trick shots and lots of people photos. All of this on a
single DVD so you can watch it on your TV. The DVD will
be on sale in McGoverns Gift shop, Goffs Gift shop, Fuji
Shop on Dublin St. and Dave's Newsagents on the square and
other locations to be confirmed. A short snippet will be
available to download soon.
& District Gardening Club.
& District Gardening Club will stage a magnificent Christmas
Festival of Flowers in the Clann Mhuire GAA grounds from
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2006. Many world renowned
Flower Arrangers will take part and this is probably the
biggest Flower Festival to be held in Ireland in 2006. All
the proceeds are in aid of Irish Cancer Society, therefore
presenting the opportunity to have a most enjoyable time
and support a wonderful cause. Information about the competitions
& demonstrations can be had from 086 28 50 561 or 01
841 49 14 The attached leaflet gives times of the various
get to meet the new James Bond.
is the email that accompanied the photo. "Hi Tony,
Myself and Andy Byrne (who you no doubt know) were visiting
his brother Ed in Prague in February. Well as you can see
we bumped into this fella, Craig, Daniel Craig who of course
is the new Bond, James Bond. He almost roped us into saving
the world but we were too hung over to help him and we were
already working on the next mornings hangover. "
Thanks lads, great photo.11.11.06
Premiere of Excellent Play!.
Local Playwright Tommy
Monaghan, must be a very proud man, as over the next
few weeks, his play "It's Never Too Late" will
be staged at The Millbank Theatre" in Rush. Tommy has
written several Plays and our Tony played a priest in Tommys
"Altar Ego"some years ago. Brian Howley went along
to see the play and has written a short piece about it.
Ireland on 151 occasions ! Our Tommy Caffrey.
Tommy Caffrey is a quiet, unassuming
individual, who has, without doubt, brought fame and glory
to the town of Balbriggan, with a long and distinguished
career in Table Tennis.To read
Brian Howley's article on this famous Balbriggan man click
County Dublin Branch of Guide Dogs Christmas Cards &
At this time of year the next fundraiser of The Balbriggan\North
County Dublin Branch of Guide Dogs is selling X-mas cards
and 2007 calendars. This year they are priced at EUR8 for
the calendar and EUR6 for a pack of 8 assorted cards. more
Guildea looking for Marian Uzell
I want to help my mam Bridget Guildea find a long lost
friend her 50 bday is coming up soon and i would love
for them to be reunited if you could post this on your
news page i would be very grateful. My mams friends name
was Marian Uzell she use to come up from finglas in Dublin
to Derham pk. In the summer. Since then my mam has lost
all contact If you could please help this would be great.
Thanks a mil. Joanne mc donagh.09.11
Map of Balbriggan.
At long last, a street map of the town has been made available.
We found it on the web and put together several pages to
make one. We have made it big so you can read the street
names. We are checking on copyright so if we have to remove
it on legal advice, we will do so.07.11.06
ACT DRAMA FESTIVAL 2006
Across three nights, experience the best of short plays
and hear our adjudicator, Fran McBride, deliberate on productions
and performance. Balbriggan Dramatic Society presents Balbriggan
One Act Drama Festival 2006. From Wednesday 8th November
2006 to Friday 10th November 2006 inclusive - Glebe Football
Clubhouse nightly at 8.00pm sharp (except Weds at 8.30pm)
all 5th and 6th class students to attend their Open night
on Thursday 9th November from 7pm to 9pm.We are currently
inviting applications from 6th class students only. The
final date for applications is the 30th of November 2006.
Football Pundit and Legend Johnny Giles visits Balbriggan!
He played for Manchester United and
Leeds United and represented Ireland in an illustrious career
and then on to manage West Brom and Ireland but Johnny Giles
will forever be remembered for his insightful and thought
provoking critique of the Beautiful Game’ of soccer.
Three cheers to the Balbriggan Arts Festival committee for
enticing such a top class speaker and Johnny was warm, friendly
and told us all exactly how it was. He regaled us all with
his stories of the Leeds greats…Billy Bremner, Jack
Charlton, Allan Clarke and before that playing at Old Trafford
with Bobby Charlton and even playing two reserve matches
with the great Georgie Best.
Johnny also took time out afterwards to meet and greet all
of the packed room in the Ardgillen Suite in the Bracken
Court Hotel and it was highly entertaining event.Brian Howley
was there for Balbriggan.net and here are some of his photos:Click
40th Birthday Gerry Guildea in London.
Just thought I'd send you some pictures of my 40th Birthday
Party in London. It was a hat party and Two nephews (Ciaran
& Francis) and their girlfriends (Rachel & Amanda)
came over as did two sisters (Bridget & Joan), a niece
(Joanne and a brother in law (John). Also Luke White an
old friend from Balrothery flew in on the day for the party.
A good night was had by all!--- Happy
Birthday Gerry, looks like you had a great night. 19.10.06
Coastline by Billy Troy.
Bill has very kindly sent us three photos of Balbriggans
Coastline. Bill took these pictures last week and the Camera
he used is a Fujifilm S3500. Thanks Bill. 19.10.06
Playwright has play staged in Rush to aid Balbriggan Church.
After the success of his Award Winning
play "Vive La!" which was enjoyed by so many people
at the Millbank Theatre, Tommy Monaghan's new play is about
to be premiered at the same venue.This new play is entitled
"Its Never Too Late!" and will commence on Nov
8th. It is appropriate that the very first performance will
be as a fund raiser for the parish of Balbriggan.
Book entries---Bogus mails
We now receive over 20 guest book entries every day, most
are SPAM and we can tell they are by a variety of ways.
Unfortunately, people are now pretending to be locals, and
posting messages about other locals and we have had to remove
entries following correspondence from the "real"
persons. Subsequently, will have to be more suspicious of
guest book mails and if we have any suspicion that it is
a bogus message, we wouldn't put it on the site. So, if
your message doesn't appear on the guest book after 7 days,
email us directly to email@example.com where we can then
verify the authenticity of the mail.
Congratulations to Lilly and Sean Mc Nally, who celebrated
40 years of wedding Bliss along with family and friends
at Balbriggan Golf Club recently. A great night was had
by all at this suprise party, especially the happy couple
themselves!! Click on the thumbnail to view photos.
Meals on Wheels celebrates 30 Years !!
This fantastic Balbriggan Volunteer service provides hot
meals on a daily basis to those in our community who have
lost the ability to cook. It has reached its 30th year and
this significant milestone was celebrated firstly with a
special mass and then a reception in the Bracken Court Hotel.more
of Balbriggan Arts Festival Oct.06........
Some photos taken at the launch of the Arts Festival for
Oct.06.The festival runs from Wed.25th toWed.1st Oct 06.Just
two of the events to look out for,A Life lecture by Johnny
Giles and The life and Times of Tommy Caffrey-Sporting Legend.Click
on thumbnail to view photos.....
Council Awards 2006
was on hand on the night when the people from the town and
area were awarded for their work and efforts during the
year.Top awards went to Michael Mc Mahon for his work in
getting Gail Scoil of the ground.Keith Mc Laughlin for sport
after his recovery from a very serious sporting accident.Lesley
Roy received her award for her success in the field of music
in2005.Lesley looks to have a hugh future ahead of her and
the team at balbriggan.net wish her well.Click an thumbnail
to view photos.12.10.06
to The Three Sisters we met in Lourdes
Just to let you know we have tried to e.mail the photos
to you all but your e.mail address is disconnected?.Hope
you see the photos on the site and maybe you can give me
another e.mail address/ contact .Best wishes from the team
& Andy celebrate 40 years of bliss......
That's right, last year was her 70th birthday and this year
was a milestone in marriage and coincidently the party took
place in the "Milestone". Nora O'Hara is a big
fan of B.net and she asked us to put these photos on the
web so family and friends abroad can see what a good night
they had. Thanks Nora and congratulations to you and Andy.
Slide Shows with music.
We have had a huge response saying how much you enjoy the
slide shows, especially the "Balbriggan by night"
slide show, you seem to enjoy them as much as we enjoy creating
them. Our sister web site, PhotographyPlus,
have created 3 new wedding slide shows for your consideration.
Wedding DVD slide shows are now immensely popular and PhotographyPlus
are the leaders in this field, in Ireland. Click on the
thumbnail to view (as long as you have Broadband). Stuck
for a anniversary present? Why not have your parents' wedding
turned into a magical DVD slide show to watch on TV.
at the "ARMOURY" (balrothery inn)
More details here
Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern visits Balbriggan with Jim Glennon
Local politician, Jim Glennon TD recently had the pleasure
of showing An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern TD, around the town
and pointed out to him how prosperous the town had become
over the past few years.The Taoiseach spent almost an hour
walking around the town. He called into the hotel, Super
Valu, Spar and a care centre on Drogheda street and spent
a considerable amount of time signing autographs for local
school kids. We sincerely thank Jim Glennon TD for allowing
us use over 30 photographs. Click on the thumbnail to see
which locals were lucky enough to shake hands with the leader
of our country. 05.10.06
photos from the team @balbriggan.net........
How do we do it you may ask.Well we have to thank the following,Joe
Mullins,Larry Dunne.and Martina Boyce nee Collins for our
latest collection.We think you will enjoy whats on view
and once again many thanks to Joe,Larry and Martina.Once
again dont be shy with any old photos you would like us
to put in our site archives.Contact any of the team or balbriggan.net......Click
on thumbnail to view photos......29.09.06MF
& 1941 Photos.
First photo is from 1928 and it shows the Pioneer Gaelic
Football Club and the second photo was taken from the Northern
Bank, looking down on the corner of Railway street( Freeman’s
Row)and Drogheda street and it looks like a parade to celebrate
the 25th anniversary of the 1916 rising.
Both pictures courtesy of Benton/Curtis Collection.
We update the Guestbook about once a week, check it out
"Baz" Doyle on "Winning Streak".
Local man, Barry Doyle received good news recently, he was
picked to appear on this weekends "Winning Streak"
on RTE 1. Barry, originally from Glen wood road Raheny but
now lives in the town with his wife Deirdre and two children.
We wish Barry well and all the gang on shift 4 in Sonopress
will be rooting for him....come on Baz. 18.09.2006
Update, Barry won €48000.00,
well done Barry.
Carey wants to be on Balbriggan.net
Sometimes, when you're the uncle and you know the lads who
run B.net, you get requests from your nephews to have their
photo put on the web. This is one of those occasions and
we are only too delighted to oblige. Sean is the son of
Brian & Phyllis Carey and we think he has the "X"
factor, great singer, dancer and all round entertainer.
Sean will be singing in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Nov
27th. So now, Sean, you can tell all your friends that your
road to fame has already started. Click on the thumbnail
to see several photos of our Sean.
of The New Savoy Cinema Complex
Jack and Martin from the team were on hand to cover the
launch of the new cinema complex in Mill St. Balbriggan.The
complex consist of 5 screens. Speaking to Martin Storm manager
of the complex it is hoped the 1st film will be screened
around the 6th of Oct. A cinema at last again in Balbriggan,
so lets all support this new complex as often as we can.We
at balbriggan.net wish it every success and we were delighted
to cover its launch. The evening ended with an night of
Irish music and dance in the Hamilton Hall in the new civic
buildings on Georges Square...........Click on thumbnail
to view photos by Jack Benton and Martin Fanning.
in Balbriggan, are there any?
Regularly we are asked about accommodation in the town and
this time one of the team has a friend coming over from
England and we are on the lookout for a nice B&B. So
if you run one, or know of one, send us the details, and
we will create an "Accommodation Page" on the
towns premier web site.13.09.06
Georges Square & The town by night Slide Show.
Those of you with Broadband, we have a Slide Show with music
for you, showing very old photos of the Square along with
views of the town by night. It's 2.5 minutes long which
we think you'll enjoy. Click
to download the slide show, 7mb.(25 Seconds to download)
Fore those on dial-up, we have a few photos showing how
the square looks now. Click on thumbnail to view. 13.09.06
Just back from their annual trip to Lourdes,we bring you
some of the photos taken by one of the balbriggan.net team
who travelled with the Balbriggan group.A special word of
thanks to the committee, also Fr.Freeney, and all who took
part on this years pilgrimage.Click on thumbnail to view
photos......Photos by Martin and Kathleen Fanning Aug.06
Gael Scoil opens in Sunshine House
Monday 4th September will be an historic day for the people
of Balbriggan. Gaelscoil Balbriggan opened after a long
and at times difficult campaign. With the new principal
Clodagh Ní Mhaoilchiaráin in charge, there
is no doubt that the school will be a great success. The
school has 35 pupils starting from junior infants to second
class. This is a day and date that those involved with the
school have been looking forward to and they will celebrate
its opening for some time to come!!!. Gael Scoil web site
Click on the thumbnail to see some photos.
Just to say, we were very dissapointed that Balbriggan didn't
feature much in the programme " Life without me".
Our Tony was on screen for about 2 seconds, blink and you
missed it. Sorry to all who watched it hoping to see some
of the town. 07.09.06
Balbriggan Arts Festival starts 25th October and they have
asked us to give them a mention. They have a great Line-up
this year. Click on the thumbnail to the right to visit
their web site. 07.09.06
Defence Force Photograph Update.
Thanks to John Gallen, we have another name for this photo,
his email raeds, "The picture – “Local
Defence Forces – Gormanston District 1941 –
1945” was picture on the tennis court of George’s
Hill (then owned by CJ and Ethel Gallen, now “Rockley”,
Station Street owned by Gerald and Ann Gallen) and the man
on the back right of the picture is Mr. Leonard of Balloy
House, Stamullen" Thanks for that John.