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Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Balbriggan, a sea-side town located 32km (20mi) north of Dublin City Centre in North County Dublin. The name of the town in Irish is either Baile Bricín, meaning Town of the Small Trout, or Baile Brigín, meaning Town of the Small Hills. The town was originally a small fishing village where King William of Orange and his army set up their camp after the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. In 1920 the town was burned and looted by the “Black and Tans” (a British Military force similar to the SS) after a Royal Irish Constable was murdered during the 1916-21 War of Independence.

Balbriggan has much to offer tourists. Safe sandy Beaches: an operational harbour and light house as well as the beautifully restored Ardgillan Demesne and Castle set in 83 Hectares (200 acres) of rolling parklands, with access to beautiful rose and kitchen gardens. Balbriggan Golf Club, An 18 hole championship course with full facilities including bar and restaurant. Historical Sites dating back from the 14th Century at Balrothery, Bremore & Four Knocks. The Fresh Water lake at Balrothery near Balbriggan offers good trout fishing. There is also a tourist information office located on Georges Square in Balbriggan.

On this page you can see a map of Balbriggan, see what's on in Balbriggan, find out how to get to Balbriggan, find things to see and do in Balbriggan, visit local websites for Balbriggan, find Hotels in Balbriggan, browse restaurants in Balbriggan.

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Rail to Balbriggan

Balbriggan, Co. Dublin is served by Balbriggan.

Bus to Balbriggan

  • Dublin Bus's Nitelink services provide the following late-night bus services to Balbriggan:
    • 33N:
      • Church
  • Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
    • 100:
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
      • Skerries (War Memorial) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
    • 100X:
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk)
      • Dundalk (Bus Station- Long Walk) - Dublin (Wilton Terrace)
    • 101:
      • Drogheda (Bus Station) - Dublin (Talbot Street)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
    • 101N:
      • Drogheda (Bus Station) - Dublin (Busras)
      • Dublin (Busras) - Drogheda (Bus Station)
    • 101X:
      • Dublin (Wilton Terrace) - Termonabbey (Aston Village)
      • Termonabbey (Aston Village) - Dublin (Wilton Terrace)
    • 104:
      • Balbriggan (Rail Station) - Balbriggan (Rail Station)
  • Dublin Bus provide an extensive local bus service to Dublin City and its suburbs and surrounds. The following Dublin Bus routes serve Balbriggan:
    • 33:
      • National Lottery - St. Paul's Crescent
      • St. Paul's Crescent - National Lottery
    • 33A:
      • Colaiste Choilm - St. Paul's Crescent
      • St. Paul's Crescent - Colaiste Choilm
    • 33X:
      • Barnageeragh Road - Huguenot Cemetery
      • Custom House - St. Paul's Crescent

Things to See and Do in Balbriggan

Ardgillan Castle & Demesne

Balbriggan, Co Dublin, Ireland
Ardgillan Castle, Demesne and Victorian Garden

Quayside Cinema

Mill Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Hotels in Balbriggan

Bracken Court Hotel Bracken Court Hotel

Bridge Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
The 4-star Bracken Court Hotel is located in the picturesque village of Balbriggan, 30 minutes’ drive from Dublin’s centre. It offers free parking, free Wi-Fi, and free newspapers, as well as spacious rooms with marble bathrooms and power showers.

Restaurants in Balbriggan

Balrothery Inn Balrothery Inn

Balrothery, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
The Balrothery Inn is a traditional pub with so much to offer with its great history, strong local presence and great food located in the quaint village of Balrothery, Co.Dublin. Originally a coach house and licenced since 1656, the pub tended to the

Cates Cafe Cates Cafe

19 Castlemill Balbriggan, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
serving, breakfast, lunches, snacks, sandwiches, cakes, speciality teas & illy coffee.licensed to sell wine & beer.Open late every Thursday, Tiday & saturday evening

Harveys Bar and Grill Restaurant (Above Harvest Bar & Lounge) Harveys Bar and Grill Restaurant (Above Harvest Bar & Lounge)

Main Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Opened in 2008 Harvey's American Bar

Masala Gate

Georges Hill, Linnen Court, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Siena is where great food comes from.

Thai Gourmet Restaurant Thai Gourmet Restaurant

12 Mill Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

The Bracken Grill Steak & Seafood Restaurant @ The Bracken Court Hotel The Bracken Grill Steak & Seafood Restaurant @ The Bracken Court Hotel

Bridge Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
The Bracken Grill Steak and Seafood Restaurant is located in Balbriggan and is rapidly becoming one of the best places to eat in North Dublin. This family friendly restaurant has become an excellent choice for family gatherings, special nights out, o

The Brick Room Restaurant The Brick Room Restaurant

10 Railway Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
The Brick Room is a Cafe by day and a Spanish Wine & Tapas Bar by night located on Railway Street in the heart of Balbriggan. The menu features a range of Mediterranean tapas, including fish, vegetarian and meat dishes, alongside a selection of n

The Man O The Man O'War Bar & Restaurant

Courtlough, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Welcome to the Man O'War Bar and Restaurant, North County Dublin's most authentic Irish venue, established in 1595.

The Milestone The Milestone

Drogheda Street, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Definately a drinkers' pub, with great craic any night of the week, and a decent pool table and dart board, too. Makes up for its no-frills look by serving a cracking pint!

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Pubs & Nightlife

Balbriggan Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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