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Audrey Cashell and Nora Roban from Remember Us Special Needs Group

Remember Us Easter Fundraiser Extravaganza

Remember Us Special Needs group, based in Balbriggan will hold a family fun Easter fundraising extravaganza, to mark their 20th anniversary. It will include getting your Easter photo taken by Greenscreen photography (€5 per photo), a magic show, fancy dress competition, disco, arts and crafts corner, egg hunt, meet the…

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Scouting Ireland Recognises Colin

At Malahide Sea Scout Groups Annual Leaders’ social night, outgoing Group Leader Colin Lynch was presented with a Gold merit award by Scouting Ireland for ‘Services to Scouting’. The award was presented on behalf of the Association by Deputy Group Leader, Kevin Rowan, who embarrassed Colin appropriately by reading the…


Mother’s Day at Millfied

Millfield Shopping Centre in Balbriggan held a free Mother’s Day event at the centre on 10th March last, the day before Mother’s Day. The event was called ‘Treat Your Mum’ and the idea was that mums could be spoiled, by having a face makeover by professional makeover artists, Lida Hertel…


Balbriggan Branch Busy Fundraising For Guide Dogs

The Balbriggan\North County Dublin Branch of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind are fundraising on an on-going basis, to collect money to train more guide dogs for blind people, and more assistance dogs for families who have a child with Autism. They give talks in schools all over the region…


daffodil day

Rush Daffodil Day Celebrate 30 Years

Rush Daffodil Day committee has been actively opperating for 30 years and is just as committed as ever. Newly appointed Chairperson, Angela Byrne told the County Leader that she got involved with the group through her good friend Derrie Carthy who was one of original committee. ‘Derrie lost her battle…


Easter Sunday Commemorations For Garristown

Garristown will again be host to the ‘Fingal Old IRA Commemorative Society’ on April 1st, Easter Sunday. For over 70 years the Society has staged an Easter Sunday Commemoration marking the 1916 Rising anniversary. The 5th Battalion of the Dublin Brigade, known as the Fingal Volunteers, played a strategic role…


O’Dwyer’s Team Sleep Out For Focus Ireland

O’Dwyer’s GAA Club (Balbriggan) Adult Men’s team organised a sleep out in aid of Focus Ireland on Saturday 10th March last. Each team in O’Dwyer’s were asked to co-ordinate a team event to celebrate the centenary of the club, which takes place on the 26th March. The Adult Men’s team…


Swords Lions

Swords Lions Host Diabetes Screening Event

Swords and District Lions Club held their first Diabetes Screening event in the Swords Pavilions Shopping Centre, recently. Maurice Kealy, Secretary Swords and District Lions Club said: “We were delighted with the uptake where 433 people undertook the simple blood test screening. We are very grateful to our nursing team,…