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St. Finian’s Community College – Celebrating 60 Years

One of the most famous secondary schools in North County Dublin, St Finian’s Community College Swords, are celebrating 60 years of educational provision in Swords and North County Dublin. The school began its life as St. Finian’s Vocational School, which opened its doors at North Street/Seatown Road in September 1956,…

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Gourmet Food Parlour 10th Birthday Celebrations

Gourmet Food Parlour launched their newly refurbished restaurant at North Street in Swords with an evening of entertainment and good food on Thursday last. Around 120 specially invited guests turned up to congratulate proprietors, Lorraine Heskin and Lorraine Byrne on the expansion of the restaurant and on reaching 10 years…

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GALLERY: Rural Electrification Re-enactment

Rowlestown Oldtown Historical Association hosted a meeting and a re-enactment of the switching on of the electricity in Rural Ireland 70 years ago. This took place in Oldtown Hall on Wednesday, 25th January. Fr Joseph Purfield switched on the first Rural Electrification Village in Oldtown, in January 1947. As the…


O’Brien Brings Ambassador To North County

The strong links between Britain and this region were highlighted last Thursday, when the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett CMG, visited the County Council’s offices at County Hall, Swords. The visit had been arranged by local Fianna Fail TD and the party’s Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Darragh O’Brien. At…

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Food For Thought In Balbriggan

On Wednesday 18th January, Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan played host to a very special evening that took a more measured and informed approach to young people’s nutrition and to the nation’s health. ‘Food for Thought’ was a gathering of great minds to discuss and demonstrated what healthy eating is and…

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GALLERY: Operation Transformation – River Valley

Enthusiastic walkers and runners came out in large numbers at Ward River Valley Park, to take part in a 3 km walk and 5 km run organised by Fingal County Council Sport Office in partnership with Parkrun on Saturday 7th January 2017. This was one of two walk/runs organised by…

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GALLERY: North County Captains Drive-In

Saturday 7th January saw the traditional start to the new golfing season, with the ‘Captains’ Drive In’ taking place at Corrstown Golf Club, Malahide Golf Club and Forrest Little Golf Club. It was a special day for the members of Malahide Golf Club, as they celebrate their 125th year and…