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Progressive Credit Union Make Presentation To Remember Us

Progressive Credit Union made a cheque presentation of E30,000 to Balbriggan based Remember Us Special Needs Group at Castlelands Community Centre, Balbriggan last week. The cheque was the proceeds of the Credit Union’s Social Fund, as well as money collected from the recent bingo at City North Hotel, as well…


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Welcome For Autism Spectrum Disorders Bill

A Fine Gael Bill will see over 60,000 families benefit from greater supports for children with autism. The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Bill calls for a Government strategy to be published on how to address the needs of people with ASD throughout their lives. The Bill, put forward by local…


Swords Senior Citizens

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…


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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…