Coast, Castles and Unique Industrial Town History.
There are not many towns in Ireland which can boast the sea, a fishing lake and two castles in its repertoire to attract tourists. Added to this, Balbriggan is truly unique as an Irish town where today you can clearly still see its wonderful industrial history, with many of the old redbrick buildings bearing testament to a time long past. The recently established Balbriggan Tourism Committee, which brings together representatives of community and business, aims to develop a tourism proposition which will capitalise on these wonderful assets.
We are building on our industrial history, our maritime culture, our castles and our beaches. With work nearing completion on Bremore Castle, Balbriggan Chamber will lead in focusing the relevant parties on ensuring this valuable resource is open to the public in the near future. We envisage this as a space to capture the essence of Balbriggan and to encourage all types of events and happenings to play out within its walls and on its gardens. Ardgillan Castle, a jewel in the crown of Fingal heritage sites, is open to the public to picnic, take afternoon tea, play and enjoy. We will work closely with the relevant bodies to create a cycleway and possibly a road-train linking our two castles, Bremore and Ardgillan along the coastline.
Within easy reach of Balbriggan, are some amazing facilities such as the Seamus Ennis Centre, Courtlough Adventure Centre, Gormanston Park, Balrothery Heritage Centre and many more exciting venues just waiting to be explored.
As a Chamber, we are very keen for Balbriggan to take its place in the festival scene and our location and amenities leave us perfectly placed to host these type of future events.