Rejuvenation Plan: 20 Things in 12 Months

The future of Balbriggan is set to be transformed thanks to a plan that has been shaped by the residents of Ireland’s youngest town. 

Main Street and its surrounding areas look set for a massive transformation following the results of the Our Balbriggan survey, which was taken by over 4,000 local people.

In the short term, the following 20 goals will be accomplished in the next 12 months.

  1. Establish a place-making and social innovation fund

  2. Develop an annual education, training and skills festival

  3. Increase the number of quality public festivals and events

  4. Establish Ireland’s first Grassroots Early Years Arts Festival (0-6yrs).

  5. Establish an “Our Balbriggan” town centre shop front with staff responsible for the delivery of the actions in the plan.

  6. Consult and publish a final masterplan for the development of Bremore Regional & Amenities Park.

  7. Improve George’s (town) Square.

  8. Improve the number of public play and exercise facilities in the town.

  9. Progress the process of acquisitions of derelict or vacant lands, buildings or dwellings in the town centre area.

  10. Start refurbishing 10 the RNLI Boat House.

  11. Install lighting inside the 11 town’s historic viaduct bridge.

  12. Secure inward investment and jobs into Stephenstown Industrial lands.

  13. Establish an “Our Balbriggan” operations team with responsibility for general upkeep including cleaner and greener environmental initiatives.

  14. Publish provisional design options for the Ardgillan to Bremore section of the Fingal Coastal Greenway.

  15. Improve the harbour area.

  16. Consult on a biodiversity plan for Balbriggan as a model of excellence.

  17. Subject to planning permission the tender for the construction of cycle routes on the Harry Reynolds Road to be completed, the beginning of an improved sustainable transport network across the town.

  18. Increase the number of commissioned public art installations.

  19. Upgrade Balbriggan Library, with a particular focus on digital technology and improved meeting spaces.

  20. Publish an “Our Balbriggan” directory of services.