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Silent Auction In Airport to Aid Charities

A variety of movie and sporting memorabilia will be made available to the public through a silent auction at Dublin Airport. The Platinum Services team have accumulated the items through donations from generous Irish celebrities. Gems include an original Harry Potter script signed by leading cast member Brendan Gleeson. The…

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Volunteers Needed In Lusk

Lusk Community Unit for Older People are looking for volunteers from the local community, who would be of great benefit, where that they can reminisce about shops and characters and dance halls and things of yesteryear that were of interest in the local area. They are also looking for a…


Pictured at the recent meeting of Balbriggan Guide Dogs for the Blind are, Pat Burke, donal Ward (Lions Club), Jade McCormack and Yanni, Tom O'Neill and Joe Monks (Balbriggan Lions Club)

Update On Irish Guide Dogs

On Wednesday March 1st there was a meeting in the Bracken Court Hotel of all the local branches of guide dogs and other volunteers not necessarily connected with the branches from around Balbriggan. The aim of the meeting was to update all old and new volunteers on the work of…


Ruairi age 11 from Westbrook Rise Balbriggan with a whale vertebra

Local Balbriggan Boy’s Whale Of A Tale

Ruairi McAleer from Balbriggan couldn’t believe his luck when he was playing on the beach in Balbriggan and came across a whale fossil. The nine year old boy is a keen visitor to the beach and visits it almost every second day with his father Shane. Shane told the County…


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Balbriggan Historical Society Up And Running

Balbriggan & District Historical Society began their new year with a new Chairperson, Anne Collins and a new member of the committee, Brian Kavanagh. Their first event of 2017 is a quiz upstairs in The Milestone Inn, Balbriggan on Thursday, 23rd March at 8pm. Come along and test your wits…


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Rush Scouts Tree Planting Venture

The Rush 38th Scout Group recently visited Balleally old landfill site in Lusk. The aim of the day was to be a part of the tree planting day for National Tree Week. Niall Gosson from the Rush 38th Scout Group told the County Leader, “We went over to Balleally landfill…


Trina Gilchriest from Oldtown is pictured with Zhenia Age 5

Chernobyl Children’s Local Fundraiser

A group of volunteers from Swords, Oldtown Kinsealy and surrounding areas of the North County have organised a charity event for the Dublin Outreach group of Adi Roche’s Chernobyl Children International. It is a Go Wild Adventure challenge and all funds raised go directly to bringing 21 children and young…


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Cheque Presentation By Swords Lions

Swords and District Lions Club presented Fingal Counselling Service (FCS), based in Brackenstown Swords, with a cheque for €1500 towards the running costs of this invaluable service. The Lions Club has been a long-time supporter of FCS providing it with funding towards training and other projects. Lions President, Sean Quigley…