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Balbriggan & District Historical Society March Newsletter.

Cumann Staire Cheantar Bhaile Brigín

Balbriggan & District Historical Society



March 2017

Established 16th July 1981, the goal of the Balbriggan & District Historical Society is to promote an interest in the local history of Balbriggan and District through our regular talks series, publications, Historical walks and exhibitions – and to establish a Museum in the Balbriggan District.

Our regular talks take place on the last Wednesday of the month in the Town Hall in Balbriggan 8pm.

Please find below a list of our proposed talks for the first half of 2017:

March 29th Jim Walsh - Balbriggan Carnegie Free Library: It's design construction & development since 1905

April 26th Brian Arnold - Thomas Ashe The Revolutionary Teacher

May 31st Pádraig Yeates - Russian Revolution, Easter 1916 and Irish Labour History (provisional title)

We plan on having our Society Day Trip in June and this always proves very popular and also will have an Historical walk during Balbriggan Summer Fest on June 3rd.


Adults: €15 per person per annum.

Concessions (students & senior citizens): €10 per annum.

Family (2 adults + children under 18): €20 per annum.

Membership entitles adult members to vote at the AGM and gives FREE admission to ALL talks for 2017. (Children under 18 are not entitled to vote.)

Non-Society members can, of course, attend individual talks for an entrance fee of €5 (€3 for concessions) but, apart from the other benefits of membership, it is much better value to become a member than pay for each talk. Please note that the membership year matches the calendar year (January to December).

Publications For Sale

Below is a list of our very worthwhile and important publications, which will enhance your appreciation of your town:

'The Farm Diary of Lowther Lodge' €10

'Balbriggan – the street where you live……' €10

'The Hamilton Family and the making of Balbriggan' €10

'Balbriggan: A History for the Millennium' €15

'Sale of Hamilton Estate Balbriggan 1875' €65

And our latest publication from 2016 ‘Balbriggan a History in Maps, 1657-1900’ €20

All of these publications are available for sale at our talks.

Committee Contact Details -


Chairperson: Anne Collins, 087 6245343,

Secretary: Kilian Harford, 086 3503550,

Treasurer: Caitríona Chuinneagáin, 0876442635,

The other Committee members for 2016-17 are: Jim Walsh; Brian Howley; Bernie Kelly (PRO); May McKeon; Denise Richardson; Brian Kavanagh;

If you would like the option of receiving this newsletter by e-mail or receiving text alerts for upcoming events, then please let us know. We are always very pleased to receive feedback. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please let us know what we can do to help you.

Remember this is YOUR Society, so please support us!

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