Skerries

North County Fishermen Lose Out

The sea fishing industry has a long tradition within communities in the North County, particularly those in Balbriggan, Skerries, Rush and Howth. However, this is now a local industry that is dying on its feet. The local economy in these areas had a boom time in the 70s and early…


The Taylours Return to Ardgillan

The Taylour family returned to their Drawing Room at Ardgillan Castle on Saturday last, when one of the current generation of the famous family, Gwen Taylour and her groom Michael Cotter were married there. For 224 years the Taylor family lived in Ardgillan Castle, where the family members made quite…


North County Excels Again

There was great excitement on Monday last, with the announcement of the 2015 Tidy Towns winners. The results ceremony was held at the Helix Theatre on Monday, 28th September last and hopes were high amongst all contestants that the results would bring success for their towns and villages. The great…


Fundraiser For Loughshinny Man

A fundraiser was held at the Yacht Bar, Loughshinny on Saturday week last for well-known local man, Tony Spencer, who suffered horrific injuries in a freak accident last March. This has resulted in Tony being paralysed from the neck down. His daughter, Gillian Guinan spoke to the County Leader about…


Cool Response To Fianna Fáil Proposals

Fianna Fáil have published plans aimed at revitalising village and town centres across the North County. This comes hot on the heels of party leader, Micheál Martin meeting with Dublin Chamber last week. The proposals, with which local senator, Darragh O’Brien is in full agreement, include radical steps to boost…


Age Friendly Information Booklets Launched In Skerries

On Tuesday 25th August, the Skerries Age Friendly Town Working Group launched an Information Pack for people over 65 years. County Mayor, Cllr David O’Connor, launched the booklet in the Skerries Harps GAA Club to an audience of almost 200 people. Paul Reid, CEO of Fingal County Council, Nora Owen,…


North County To Benefit From Travel Survey?

Tourism Ireland welcomes news that Dublin is voted third friendliest cities in the world – by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. Three Irish cities, Galway, Dublin and Cork have made it into the top four friendliest cities in the world in the annual reader survey of Travel Leisure, a…


Skerries Man Wins At Transplant Games

Transplant Team Ireland’s impressive final medal tally from the British Transplant Games in Newcastle was an amazing 14 medals. The team won six Gold, five Silver and three Bronze. Nine Irish athletes represented Ireland, including one local man, at the event which included over 900 athletes. Among the winners was…