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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Balbriggan Town Council minutes from 1860 online

Gotta love Heritage Week!

As part of their celebrations, Balbriggan Town Council has released online the archived minutes of all official meetings since 1860.

This decision was taken to help increase awareness of the rich history that Balbriggan has been immersed in since the inception of the town as a local authority in its own right.

Speaking at the announcement of the launch, Balbriggan Town Clerk, Brian Murray said, “We have been working on the archive project for a number of years and are launching the service in conjunction with the County Council’s Archives Section of libraries. We will officially launch the archive initiative on 23 August and would welcome everyone with an interest in heritage to come along and celebrate the history of Balbriggan with us.”

The launch will take place at Balbriggan Town Hall at 6pm tomorrow with Leas Cathaoirleach of Balbriggan Town Council, Cllr Peader O’Kelly doing the honours.

The archive can be accessed here, and offers the option of searching the minutes or browsing through the images.