SEPTEMBER IN PICTURES – What’s Been Happening in #OurBalbriggan

Another jam-packed month for Our Balbriggan with plenty happening around the town! Culture night, the Sack of Balbriggan commemoration, Our Balbriggan’s new shop front and more, so much has been going on in the area!

Let’s take a look back through the weeks of September through your pictures!

 

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Balbriggan has a new space! September saw Our Balbriggan’s new shopfront open up on Georges Square. This space will help connect, support & celebrate #OurBalbriggan!

 

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As part of the Dublin Canvas electrical box series, Sylwia Singh was the artist chosen to paint this stunning mural of Bremore Castle. The artwork is located at Harry Reynolds Road, Moylaragh Park and really helps brighten up the place!

 

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It seems like everywhere in Balbriggan was getting a face-lift in September! Amazing work was done over the month in George’s Square! Some great improvements visible like new seating and beautiful plants and flowers. Well done to all involved 👏

 

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The annual Culture Night took place in September. Organisers were forced to get creative due to current restrictions and the team did not disappoint! Fingal County Council Arts Office invited Balbriggan artist Thomas Brezing to share his newly composed poem, detailing his painting process. Thomas’s artwork was also on display throughout the weekend of Culture Night for all of Balbriggan to see.

 

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The highlight of September and indeed 2020 for Balbriggan was the commemoration of the Sack of Balbriggan. Our Balbriggan have been preparing for the 100th year anniversary for a long time, and though restrictions stalled a few projects, celebrations were still pulled off in mighty fashion! To mark the centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan, artist Subset was commissioned to paint this stunning mural in the town of Balbriggan.

 

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September went out with a bang with O’Dwyers GAA mens lifting the winning cup at the Dublin Junior 1 football final! The men nabbed a victory over St Monicas GAA with  final score of 0-17 to 1-06.

 

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Yet another Balbriggan facility to get a makeover in September was the local library! Thanks to Fingal County Council, Balbriggan Library is looking in tip-top shape after refurbishment works.

 

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Another beautiful addition to Balbriggan from a great team – our town would be nothing without our amazing volunteers. Great example of reuse from the Balbriggan community as an old boat is donated by Pat Dowling and transformed into a beautiful planter by a community effort!