Welcome to Balbriggan
Balbriggan is a seaside town on the Belfast-Dublin corridor. Walking trails and rail links nearby allow travellers to arrive quickly and begin exploring immediately. Balbriggan Beach is a local landmark and a favourite recreation spot for generations of Dubliners. The area features a working fishing harbour where you can watch the trawlers go by and take in the seaside air.
Old And New
Motorway and rail links combine with industries like plastics fabricator Wavin, passport manufacturing and expanding educational and residential sectors to make it an increasingly attractive place to live and work. Future prospects are promising. Development of Bremore Port and orbital motorway projects are expected to drive further economic and employment gains in the town and its environs. .
The town's bright future is matched by a rich history. William III camped in Balbriggan after the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. The River Bracken once formed a lake that nourished the local cotton industry. The water was sluiced through a canal and tunnels down to the Lower Mill where it turned a waterwheel to drive cotton manufacturing machinery.
Amble around Ardgillan Castle
Ardgillan Castle and Demesne consists of a beautiful castle along with 194 acres of grassland, woodland and gardens overlooking the Irish Sea with views of the Mourne Mountains and Lambay Island.
Home to many species of animals, mammals and birds, the demesne features a range of attractions including castle tours, theatre events, afternoon tea, children’s parties and more.