The Our Balbriggan Grasshoppers Festival

Ireland’s first-ever buggy parade took place on Friday 16 August with families from all over Balbriggan getting involved and decorating their prams and buggies.

The Our Balbriggan Grasshoppers Festival which was held over the weekend celebrated the fact that Balbriggan has youngest percentage population in Ireland.

Grasshoppers is the brainchild of Acting Up Arts and is fully supported by Our Balbriggan and Fingal County Council.

The Festival is one of the 20 things to happen in the first 12 months of the Our Balbriggan Plan, which will see a €20m-plus rejuvenation of the town, led by a community vision, over three years.

The jam-packed international celebration of early years communities featured visiting companies from Croatia, Lithuania, Romania and Belgium with workshops for various age groups and families over the weekend.

See our full gallery from the weekend below.