Tony and Ronan.
Three photos for you here today. The first
of a boat coming into port, then Martin with Ronan and Tony
and the last photo is our Tony doing a balancing act on
the wall as he shoots the Harbour. Click to enlarge. 27.01.06
Car Race 1950's.
Our Roger has sent us this photo showing
Hampton St(Skerries Street) looking back towards the town.
The occasion was a vintage race from Dublin to Mosney
via Skerries. Roger spotted the race, "I can
remember taking that for when the old crocks race went
through town I rushed back and got my little brownie and
snapped some as they went through" but by the
time he got back most of the Vintage "Crocks"
had gone and he just got the "Slow Coaches".
Thanks Roger. 27.01.06
Peters & Paul's NS Football Team c1977
Tony,I found this old classic photo of
St Peter & Paul's NS football team ( circa 1977 / 1978
) for you to post on B.Net. Photo was taken at the schools
football final in Croke Park and I'm sure they played against
( and beat ) Killester NS. Mr McGinley ( teacher ) was the
team manager. All players names are included. Maybe someone
can confirm the year it was taken. Can you ask if anyone
has a photo of the school team that played in the final
( against Lusk NS ) in Croke Park in 1979. Fergus O'Carroll.
Thanks a million Fergus, great photo.
Firstly, we are looking for a photo
of a coal boat that got washed up on the rocks in the
1950's. We know the request is a bit vague but it was
asked of us recently and we didn't have a pen to write
down exactly what was required. So, any photo of a boat,
in trouble, in Balbriggan around the 50's please contact
us. We are about to remove the buttons on the left hand
side on the archive news pages. The reason been, that
if you go to the archive news section, read whatever interests
you and then you click the news button, you are gone from
the archive section and back in the latest news section.
We hope this makes sense, if it doesn't, don't worry,
all it will mean is that you wont see any buttons in the
yellow bar and you will have to use the "Back Button"
each time. Apologies for this but the site has become
so large it was difficult to forsee this situation. Keep
checking the Guest Book, as we update this every few days
and we have organised it on a yearly basis as there are
now hundreds of entries27.01.06
- Girls Day Out.
May Connolly, Eileen Carton, Ailish Carton, Ita
Barnett, Palm Regan,Jane Daly and we think two Davis sisters, these
are just some of the names that we recognise, anyone put other names
Steam Train to Dublin--In French.
Monique, an English teacher in Paris was so
inspired by the photo of the Last Stream Train to Dublin that
she translated Rogers Poem as she traveled to work by train. Not
only that, she recorded it and sent it to us. To read, and to
listen, click on the thumbnail. 24.01.06
Garda Sergeants Retire.
Gardai, Sean Galway and Tom Gallagher both retired
from the force recently and one of the team was there to record
the occasion. Tom Gallagher was presented with a framed photograph
of himself guiding the traffic away from the Luas in Balbriggan.
Mr. Noel Conroy Commissioner of An Garda Síochána
presented the photo which was composed by our Tony. 22.01.06.
happenings in Balbriggan.
Two members of the team, Martin & Tony were
out and about on a cold Sunday morning and they experienced some
strange goings on. Rather than trying to explain, we suggest you
click on the thumbnail and see for yourself. It's a funny old town.
Hendrick visits Balbriggan.
Cricket enthusiasts will know the name, Mike
Hendrick, Derbyshire's bowling coach is a former England international
with more than 30 tests to his name. Mike was giving special coaching
to the Ireland fast bowlers at North County Academy on Saturday
and our Joe was there to capture the moment. Click to enlarge.
Packed Balbriggan Beach 1980's.
Here's one to warm cockles of your heart on these
cold, rainy dark days. It was taken in the mid 80's and the beach
is packed, a car in the soft sand and wind surfers everywhere. The
photo is courtesy of Barry Geraghty. A reminder to check the guest
book as this is updated every few days. 20.01.06
Committee 1961 Photo.
Our good friend, Hoe Guildea, has dropped some
photos into the office today and we bring you the first of them
now. It's the OAP committee from 1961 and the name V Kenny written
on the back. We are not sure if this photo has been seen before.
Names in this photo would be appreciated. Click to enlarge. 17.01.06
Update. We have all the names now
thanks to Colm Lawless.
in Balbriggan, 1995.
We received this email along
with some photos, from Fergus O'Carroll and it reads "Firstly
, let me congratulate all of the B.Net team on wonderful website,
I log on at least once a week for updates and the photos ( especially
the old ones ) are just brilliant , keep it up.I saw a photo recently
supplied by Roger Cannon of Sam Maguire Cup in 1985 taken in John
D's , and it reminded me that I have some photos of when Sam came
back to Balbriggan , tens years later in 1995. I dug them out of
the attic over the weekend .The photos were taken in the Balrothery
Inn, and the Milestone Bar on the day after the final ( nobody went
to work ), John O Leary was the captain and he took Sam on a tour
of the local hostelries , if you know what I mean !!. It's also
the last time the Dubs won the All Ireland.I have some more that
were taken in John D's and White Hart on the same day and will get
them to you soon.I would like to share them will everyone on B.Net."
Thanks a million Fergus, great photos and maybe more to come,
here's hoping. Click on John O'Leary to see the photos. 16.01.06
member, Roger Turner, with more memories of 1950's Balbriggan
"Sheffield did become
a beautiful city. Not, in my opinion, as beautiful as Balbriggan,
but beautiful nonetheless"
and "Why do you come all the way to Balbriggan when you
have this on your doorstep?" and "Balbriggan
was then, and will always be, special to me. I think it was because
I grew from a babe in arms spending the summers there and it became
a way of life."these are just some of the quotes from
our Roger in Sheffield whos love of Balbriggan is unique. Roger
hasn't been to Balbriggan in over 30 years, but this year is hoping
to rectify this and we hope so too. Click on the thumbnail to read
"The End of the Line?", part 13 in Rogers memories of
1950's Balbriggan by the sea. 16.01.06
We received these two photos by email from John
O'Byrne. They show Balbriggan Rugby Club from about the 1970's and
the 1980's and John tells us that he has a lot of the names. We
will bring you the names when we receive same. Don't forget, if
you have Balbriggan photos that will be of interest to other Balbrigganers,
contact us and we will copy, restore, and print you a copy of each
photo absolutely free of charge. Become famous by having your photos
displayed on Balbriggan.net. 16.01.06
Lawless & Lawless & Gibbons Funeral & Confreys' Pub.
Today we bring you two historical
photographs supplied by Mylene Delahoyde and Colm Lawless.The first
photograph is that of Seamus Lawless grandfather of Colm. Seamus
along with John Gibbons died at the hands of the Black and Tans
during the Sack of Balbriggan which occurred on Monday 20th of Sept
1920. The second photograph is of the funeral cortege passing through
the town. A memorial plaque in their honour was erected in the same
year which can be viewed at Bridge St. overlooking the Breacon River.The
remaining photographs are from a collection from Mylene which depicts
people and includes the inside of Confreys Bar which feature Paddy
Confrey among others. Balbriggan.Net would like to thank Colm and
Mylene for the use of their photographs on our site. Please contact
any of the team if you like to display any of your old photographs
of Balbriggan people or places. All photographs returned with copies
asap. Click on thumbnail to see some great photos. 16.01.06
Photo and we have the names.
A big thank you to Barbara
Kenny for these two photos, taken in Portraits in 1974. Barbara
has availed of our offer to repair and reprint these in return to
allow us to place them on Balbriggan's number one web site. As usual
click to see both and view names. 14.01.06
Photographs by Barry Geraghty.
Two cracking photos taken two weeks ago from 2000
feet showing the Harbour and surrounding areas. This is Barry's
second time to get up in a helicopter over the town and he tells
us that he has more photos, so watch this space. Click on thumbnail
to view. 13.01.06
Convent Balbriggan. School Reunion Saturday 18th Feb. 2006
Were you at any time part of the class of 1964-1970?
If so you are invited to our first reunion. We have managed to make
contact with 30 of our classmates but have failed to locate the
Marie Downey, Jacqueline Duffy, Margaret Morrissey, Alison O’Regan,
Mary White and Alanna Woods.
We would love to hear from you. Bernie Brennan (Bissett) Maura Carr,
Liz Jenkinson and Maria White.
Campbell & The " Pips Orange".
We received this email from Margaret Williams
nee Campbell in Pembrokeshire. Hi all at balbriggan.net, I am
sending two photos that i hope you will include in your gallery.
One is of my ma, Susan Campbell and her sister Mary Guildea with
Mary's daughter, Ella. The other is of my brother Vincent (rasher)
Campbell and the Pips orange. I check the website every day and
will be looking forward to seeing the photos on there. Thanks
Margaret for the photos, hope you enjoy seeing them on B.net......What
a classic name, "The Pips Orange", we love it. Any more
photos Margaret?. Click on thumbnail to enlarge. 10.01.06
BCC wish the students taking part in the Young
Scientist Competition this week in the RDS the best of luck. Three
projects are through to the finals.The students are Anthony Coates,
Anthony Murphy, Andrew Guithrie, Martin Thompsonand Jessie White.
Thanks to their teachers T. gannon and C o Farrell who gave so much
of their time to get them thus far.
Balbriggan Community College Entrance Exam takes place on th 27th
January 2006 at 9.15 .This is the latest date for applications for
1st year 2007.
being made in Balbriggan !
As reported previously the SS Peter & Paul
Catholic church repair and refurbishment is now underway. On Sunday
night the church was officially closed after evening Mass and will
remain closed until all of the work is completed. Other venues have
been arranged for Masses and many thanks to all of those involved
for their co-operation. One of the venues is St George’s Church
of Ireland in Church St and today 9th Jan 10.00 am the Catholic
Mass was celebrated for the first time ever. And Balbriggan.net
(Brian, Martin and Tony) were there at the official closing and
the new beginning to record this historical occasion. And Brian
even managed to catch some moving statues when he met three wise
men…….Click to view pictures, enjoy !
This is photo number 58 in "The David Brangan
Collection" and it shows a local woman. As in a previous Brangan
photo,of a group of woman on Clonard St, the woman looks more like
an native American than a local woman.The photo was taken c 1900.
Click to enlarge. 09.01.06
Hear is the third photo taken from the O'Dwyers
2002 Calendar and it shows the winners of the Dublin League, Division
1. The fact that it's an 1970's photo will mean that more locals
will be recognised, so as usual, click to enlarge. A reminder to
check the guestbook as its updated every few days. 08.01.2006
Three photos for you today, first is of Wiley
& Carvin(hope the first name is correct) and the other two photos
are of the premises that have been demolished on Quay street. We
must have a look for a photo of the building before it was knocked.
As usual, click on thumbnail to enlarge. 05.01.06
Here is the second photo taken from the "O'Dwyers
Calendar 2002" and it shows the team that won the 1941 Fingal
Feis Cup. Carton, Fanning, Lawless, Corcoran, Bissett and Levins
are just some of those featured. Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.
Fingal ADD/ADHD Parent and Adult Support Group
When- Feb 4th, Where-Bracken Court from 3pm to 5pm.
Click on thumbnail for more details.
Lights Galore in Balbriggan.
One of the team was unfortunate enough to pick
the short straw to see who would go out and take photos of the houses
that went to a lot of bother this Christmas. Tony put on his thermals
and braved the cold and the rain and has returned to base in one
piece. It's a magical time for kids and houses like these make this
time even more special. Click on the thumbnail to see if your house
is here. 02.01.06
Fighter flies down Bridge street.
Here is a photo that we took last week and didn't
put it on the site because we didn't think it would interest anyone.
Anyway, our Tony happened to be there with his camera and as luck
would have it, he was taking a photo of the hotel when the jet roared
by. You never know what you will see in Balbriggan so always have
your camera ready.02.01.06
Tower, Balbriggan c1910.
Here is a photo we hadn't seen in a while, It's
probably from the Valentine collection(Scottish firm that took postcard
photos) and so it dates about 1910. It shows a large crowd gathered
on the hill beside the tower with a band playing. If only we knew
what the occasion was, but that's the magic of old photographs.
02.01.06 Update on this thanks to
Joe Curtis. Click on thumbnail to learn more.
In 2002, O'Dwyers GAA club brought out a calendar
with photographs showing various winning teams down through the
years and over the next few days we will bring you the 6 photos
that we have. Click here
to visit their web site.02.01.06
Newspage December 2005 Click