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Pen Pal's

Pen Friends Finally Meet After 50 Years

Donabate lady, Alice Nimmo has had a lifetime’s ambition realised when she met her long time pen pal, Christine Hardisty for the first time recently. Christine who travelled all the way from New Zealand to meet Alice, was overjoyed when they came face to face for the first time. The…

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Pictured is British & Irish Lions Director of Operations, Gerard Carmody

The North County Man Behind The Lions

Swords man, Gerard Carmody, who now lives in Balbriggan played a very important role in the recent successful British & Irish Lions Tout to New Zealand. He was Director of Operations for the Lions and therefore one of the key figures who worked tirelessly to ensure the Lions tour of…


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Pen Pal's

Pen Friends Finally Meet After 50 Years

Donabate lady, Alice Nimmo has had a lifetime’s ambition realised when she met her long time pen pal, Christine Hardisty for the first time recently. Christine who travelled all the way from New Zealand to meet Alice, was overjoyed when they came face to face for the first time. The…

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Local Politics

Europe

Help Ireland Win In Europe

Fine Gael spokesperson on EU Affairs, Senator Neale Richmond announced last week that the application period for the March ’18 intake group under the European Commission traineeship is now open. Richmond says that the window of opportunity to apply remains open until 31st August. He is very enthusiastic in his…

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Business

JCI launch

Local Businesses To Benefit From Cash Injection

A €241,000 cash injection has been approved by the Local Enterprise Office Fingal through a number of its grant schemes aimed at supporting small businesses. The 21 Fingal small businesses and start-ups, nine of which are located in the North County that were approved for financial supports this quarter by…

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Human Interest

River Valley

Hard Work Of Volunteers Recognised

Rivervalley / Rathingle Tidy Towns and Hilltown Environmental Awareness Group are delighted with the hard work of all its volunteers over the last three months in preparation for the local Tidy Towns and County Council competitions. Gerry White, Chairman of Hilltown Environmental Group, which is affiliated to Rivervalley/Rathingle Residents Association…

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Schools

Blue flag

Blue Flag For Bracken Educate Together

Bracken Educate Together National School in Balbriggan were awarded a Blue Active School Flag last week. Pictured at the presentation of the flag are Paul Kelleher (techer), Niall McGuirk (Sports Officer Fingal County Council), Eoin Callaghan (International athlete from Balrothery, who raised the flag) and Marian Griffin (Principal Bracken ETNS),…

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Sport

The spectacular 18th hole at Hollywood Lakes Golf Club

Hollywood Lakes Golf Classic For St Francis Hospice

The Annual Golf Classic in aid of St Francis Hospice will take place at Hollywood Lakes Golf Club on Friday, 1st September, with tee times reserved between 8am and 4pm”. Event organiser, Des Connolly said, Thanks to your previous generosity, we have raised over E160, 000 in the last eight…

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