Balbriggan is located on the northern edge of Fingal County, Dublin, Ireland. It is a coastal location, c. 32 km north of Dublin City. Balbriggan has experienced huge population growth in the early part of the 2000’s as a result of the demand for housing in the wider Dublin region with hundreds of homes being built. Balbriggan is the youngest large town in Ireland with residents having an average age of 30.8 years and with 30.5% of the population aged between 0 – 14. Balbriggan is also one of the most culturally diverse towns in Ireland with 28% of the town’s population born outside of Ireland.
It is a working town steeped in history, including the Sack Of Balbriggan and the camping place of William lll after the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. It is a place where the local cotton Industry once thrived and was nourished by its River Bracken. The water was sluiced through a canal and tunnels down to the Lower Mill where it turned a waterwheel to drive the cotton manufacturing machinery.
In 2019, the Our Balbriggan Rejuvenation plan was launched. The six year plan will see a complete rejuvenation of the town including the redevelopment of the main street, quay street and harbour area making it an even more attractive place to live, work and visit.