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Swords Senior Citizens Visit European Parliament

Nessa Childers, Independent Dublin MEP recently hosted a delegation from Swords Senior Citizens to the European Parliament in Brussels, accompanied by local councillor, Paul Mulville. “I was delighted to host the group from Swords Senior Citizens, along with local Cllr. Paul Mulville and Dublin trade union and political activist Paul…


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Bogus Callers In Swords

It has been brought to the attention of the County Leader, that there are people doing door to door collections posing as members of Swords Boxing Club. Chairman of Swords Boxing Club Thomas Clarke, told the County Leader, “There are people calling to homes in the Swords and it’s not…


North County Gymnasti

North County Gymnastics Celebrate 10 Years In Rolestown

North County Gymnastics Club was established in 2007 by sisters Leone and Lisa Ray, in Rolestown. The club started out with a handful of kids and has since grown to a well established, fully kitted out gymnastics club with gymnasts competing at national level and also performing in the likes…


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World Cup For Balbriggan Foróige

There was great excitement at the Balbriggan Foróige youth club as the club celebrated becoming winners of the Foróige Blanchardstown World Cup. Balbriggan Youth Services in partnership with North Fingal School Completion Programme, held the Foróige Blanchardstown World Cup and out of 22 Foróige teams the Balbriggan team won. The…


Bremore Castle

Local People Needed For Bremore Castle Dig

The County Council has invited Balbriggan locals, to take part in an archaeological dig at Bremore Castle. later this month the Council will be digging in the walled garden of the 16th century fortified house. The dig is hoped to reveal information on the layout of the gardens and answer…


Irish Language

How Irish Died Out In North County

Some three hundred years ago a language shift took place in Fingal. This shift saw a trend emerge over the course of a two hundred year period, across three local languages, with English emerging as the victor. The first of these languages to be affected was ‘Fingallian’. A poorly documented…


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Heroic Swords Boy’s Devotion To Sister

Ella O’Keeffe is a brave little four year old girl from Swords, who is waging a courageous battle against a rare life limiting medical condition. Ella, from Holywell in Swords is suffering from Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic condition that causes tumours to grow in various types of nerves, affecting 1…


Dermot Higgins

Lusk Man’s Exciting World Record Attempt

Lusk teacher, Dermot Higgins is set to become the oldest person to cycle around the world and gain a place into the Guinness Book of World Records. He is taking part in the GoGoDermo Cycle Around the World, which will set off from Rush and Lusk Educate Together NS on…