Monday night(27th) at the Bracken
Court Hotel was the place to be for the club to announce
plans for their new clubhouse on Bath Road. David
Blood, president of the FAI was there to congratulate
the club along with Trevor Sargent, Joe Corr, Jim
Glennon, Michael Kennedy and others. Our reporters,
Martin & Tony were there on the invite of Michael
O'Regan. Click on the thumbnail to see the photos.
Photos with music.
Following on from the success of
last weeks Wedding Slide Show this week we have put
together some of the very old Balbriggan photos along
with some modern ones, some even taken today Sunday
26th. This is ideally aimed at those with broadband
as it's 23mb but if you are on dial-op expect to wait
about 20 minutes for it. Click on thumbnail to start
Peter & Paul's School Photo.
Earlier on this month we brought
you part of this photo on the 1946 class and today
we bring you the entire photo. Not only do we bring
you the photo but we have all the names. We reckon
all these kids are in their mid sixties now so see
if you can recognise anyone.
Here is a photo by one of the team,
taken recently of Sean Daly and another local fisherman
who's name we have forgotten. The second photos is
Sean with another local, Jamie Richardson. Sean has
a keen interest in local history and is a great talker
and a very friendly manner. We hope you see this Sean.26.02.06
Here is a photo that was given to
us by messes Benton & Curtis and it shows local
woman, Helen (awaiting surname) when she worked as
a telephonist in Wavin. One of the team met Helen
recently and told her of this photo of which she was
intrigued. So here it is Helen, we hope you like it.
Click on thumbnail to enlarge. 26.02.2006
Competition on 98FM.
Local couple,Caitriona & John,
were one of the 5 couples in a competition on a Dublin
Radio station with a chance to win a wedding worth
€ 50.000. Voting was by text or on-line and at
one stage Caitriona & John were way ahead of the
other couples. Unfortunately, due to what 98FM called
"Voting Irregularities", voting was suspended,
all the couples names were put in a hat, and one of
the other couples were picked out. 26.02.06
Yesterday Jack Benton returned to
the hospital who cared for him when he broke his hip
in an unfortunate accident on Christmas Day and the
specialist was astounded at his recovery rate. Jack,
as usual, was unfazed and said he was keeping positive
and would be fighting fit in no time at all. Jack
is using one crutch as an aid when walking ... 'just
to take the weight off the old leg', as he puts it.
Not bad for a guy only a short time from his 80th
birthday and who had a plate and three screws fitted
to his hip only 6 weeks ago. We at Balbriggan.net
continue to wish him well and look forward to his
full recovery. 21.02.06JC
Convent Balbriggan Class Reunion......
A wonderful event took place on Feb.18th when the
class of 1970 meet up for the first time since their
school days in Balbriggan Loreto Convent. After a
short service the class got a tour of the school and
grounds and finished off the evening with a meal in
the Bracken Court Hotel. B.Net was there to record
the day.Click on thumbnail to view photos. 21.02.06
Slide Show----Only for those with broadband.
One of the team, Tony, is a professional
wedding photographer and today we bring you the wedding
of locals Richard Corr & Emily Kinsella as a 4
minute slide show with music. Tony, working with PhotographyPlus,
has produced this slide show for your approval but
make sure you have broadband as it will only take
30 seconds to download, 10 minutes if you're
on dial-up.This is a short version of what you receive
on DVD, we hope you enjoy. Click on thumbnail to see.20.02.06
County Dublin and Meath Pakistan Earthquake Appeal....
Carol O Byrne....The appeal was a great success and
three containers are now on their way to Pakistan
full of warm clothing and blankets.The money which
is left over wil be used to send containers of galvanised
shelters to the people who were left homeless after
the earthquake.A big thank you to all who supported
the appeal in any way.....Well done Carol and all
the gang from Martin and all the team at balbriggan.net
Soccer Team from the 70s.
We received this photo by email
from Martin Reilly " It’s of the Wavin
Soccer team that played for many years in the Drogheda
Summer League. This is a photo of the team that did
the double, winning the league and the cup in the
same season. The photograph was taken in the Lourdes
Stadium, the home of Drogheda FC (not United as they
are known now) before the Cup Final.". Thanks
Martin for a great photo. 17.02.06
The local drama group are meeting
this coming monday, 20th, in the Combined Clubs(opposite
the Bank Of Ireland). They are actively seeking new
members for their latest play, so if you fancy threading
the boards or working behind the scenes, please come
along, you will be most welcome. If you require more
information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paper cutting from 1993.
Here is a cutting that will bring
back happy memories for our Tony. It's the local newspaper,
"Fingal Independent" and they published
this photo along with the story of how they met on
the local "Pirate"Radio station. Click to
Peter & Paul's School Photo(Part of).
Here is part of a photo that we
came across. The year is 1946 and we have "zoomed
in" on eight pupils. Luckily we have all the
names and we will bring you the overall photo in the
coming days. On the subject of names, we have received
some emails with names, firstly for the 1970 Loreto
from Linda Baranian in west Yorkshire, Click HERE
and from Bridget Geraghty giving some names for the
girls day out, click HERE.
Smyco or Glebe Photo.
We would like to thank Mick Mooney
for this photograph taken in the '40's. We are not
sure if it's a Smyco or an early Glebe North team
photo. If you know what team it is, please let us
know. Thanks Mick for a truly great shot. 15.02.06
Mill House---Now Gone.
Mill House was demolished last week
to make way for a car park at the new development
on Mill Street. Apparently the house was in a bad
state of repair and had to come down. Normally we
only have exterior photos of such buildings before
demolition but thanks to John Cumisky, of Cumisky
Auctioneers, he arranged with the builders for Tony
Healy to extensively photograph every room in the
house. Various fixtures had already been removed but
we are delighted to have been given the opportunity
to record the inside decor. The house had four levels
including the basement and we bring you two photos
of the inside here, more will follow. Click on the
thumbnail to view the house over the various years.
Gaelic Football Club 1935.
Here is a photo we brought you on
the 10th of March last year. It's a very large framed
photo but this time out tech dept were able to photograph
it themselves. The framed photo was badly damaged
near the bottom where the two winning cups are situated.
This time we have all the names. Click to view this
70 year old photo. 14.02.06
Maguire in Balbriggan.
Some more photos here from Ferguson
O'Carroll showing Sam in John D's and the White Hart.
Tom Young along with others are here for your enjoyment.14.02.06
1970 definitely seem to be the
year when you consider that's the year for many
of our recent photos. Fergus O'Carroll is who we
have to thank here for this photo. We don't have
any names so if you see yourself or recognise anyone,
please contact us giving the date at the end of
this paragraph. As usual click on the thumbnail
to enlarge. 14.02.06.
Two newspaper cuttings for you here. They show those
who were confirmed in 1989 and we thank RC for same.
Click on thumbnail to enlarge. 14.02.06
Racing Supporters Club.
We have been
reminded by Conor Lawlor that the above club, "will
be announcing details for the 2006 Road Racing Season
on Saturday the 25th of February in the North County
Cricket Club and I'm sure that the loyal road racing
fans might appreciate reading about this event on
the most popular site in North Dublin!"
Conor, it just shows that flattery gets you everywhere.
Marine, Bath Road & Lady's Stairs.
for you here, courtesy of the B&C Collection.
Bath Road in 1970, Lady's Stairs also from 1970 and
The Cardy Marina from 1980. This reminds us, what
is the delay in repairing the stairs? We await update.
Here's a great photo we received
today from Martin Reilly. It's the "Tech"
from 1970 and Martin has also supplies all the names.
Thanks Martin, click on thumbnail to enlarge.
Maypother and William Bennett.
We received this email from Ian
Bennett, "I am looking to see if any of my
grand mother’s relatives are still living around
the Balbriggan area?Her name was Bridget Maypother
and she left the area sometime between 1910 –
1920 and moved to Liverpool to look after her Sister’s
new born baby. She never returned to Ireland and now
my own father is nearing the end of his life I am
intrigued my heritage. Bridget married my Grandfather
William Bennett, a Scotsman, and lived in Liverpool
until she died which was around 10 years ago. She
had 4 sons and a daughter, of whom only 2 of the sons
are still alive.Any help would be appreciated"
If you can help Ian, email him email@example.com
us and we'll pass on the info.13.02.06
Apologies for the lack of activity
on the site of late, as usual it can be blamed on
that four letter word, "Work". We have loads
to bring you, lots of photos arriving at the office
and by email along with many Guestbook entries. So
please do bear with us as a glut of photos will appear
on the site early next week. Also, try and help Catriona
win the wedding competition by texting her to win
from Friday onwards and the winner will be announced
on Valentines day. We wish them well. Click on the
above thumbnail for more info. 07.02.06
Maguire in the White Hart 1995.
Here are two
photos to whet your appetite as Fergus O'Carroll has
sent us on some more which we will bring when time
allows. Who can you spot here.
Delighted to receive this photograph
of local girl Margaret Campbell Williams (From Craoibhin
Park)and her husband Rodg who live in England.To any
more ex pats out there from Balbriggan, how about
sending on a photograph and maybe we could include
a collection on our site. Thanks Margaret for the
great photo, fame at last on B.net. 03.02.06
Town Council offices open to the public.
The Balbriggan Town Council offices
at the new Town Centre Development at St. Georges
Square, Balbriggan opened to the public at 9.00 am
on Monday 30th January 2006. Click Here
to read more.
TO BALBRIGGAN & SKERRIES HARBOURS.
Local T.D. and Green Party/Comhaontas
Glas Leader Trevor Sargent in the Dáil has
asked the Minister for Transport, Mr. Martin Cullen
T.D. for much needed funding to assist Fingal County
Council with the essential repairs needed at Balbriggan
and Skerries harbours. Click on logo to read all.