The town’s name may go back before Vikings landed on our shores to a tribe known as the Bregii and to the River Bracken which winds its way lazily through the centre of the town out towards the sea.
The town of Balbriggan offers many amenities to enjoy like homely cafes, lively bars and pubs, numerous shops and supermarkets. For even more great retail therapy there is the Millfield Shopping Centre which opened its doors in April 2011. It hosts a great range of well known retail brands for all the family to enjoy.
Balbriggan can also boast it’s own purpose built multi – screen cinema and four-star hotel, which is ideal for both corporate or family events. They are both ideally situated close to the town centre and are minutes away from either the main M1 motorway or easily accessible via public transport.
Balbriggan is well served by road, rail and air transport links.
Dublin International Airport is located no more than 40 minutes away.
The main Dublin – Belfast rail line is but minutes walk away from the town centre and industrial estates.
There are also local Dublin Bus routes and Regional Bus routes passing through the town at frequent intervals. In particular, the regional bus service includes Dublin International Airport along its route.
Balbriggan and its immediate surroundings offer numerous leisure opportunities right on your families doorstep. Whether it’s a stroll along the beach at Balbriggan by the harbour, ice cream in hand or enjoying a walk with the family around Ardgillan Castle and Demesne extensive grounds.
Ardgillan can give you spectacular gardens to wander around or let your children play at their stimulating playground which offers picturesque views of the sea and the distant Mourne Mountains emerging out of the mist.
If you’re a passionate sports enthusiast Balbriggan can offer you GAA, soccer, rugby or try your hand at putting a hole in one at the nearby Balbriggan Golf Club.
Balbriggan has numerous schools located around the town, 15 in total from national schools, secondary schools, Educate Together and Irish language schools. Balbriggan also offers easy access to other quaint coastal seaside towns like Skerries, Howth and Malahide.