Here we have some lovely new hand made signs for our gardens from Joe Griffin. Made from reclaimed timber and slate. We really appreciate the gifts (and your help planting our new holly tree). Also, We’d love to hear about people’s good memories of the Bracken or Matt river. Follow the links to upload your video. Some people’s stories will be very recent but it would be great to get some of the older folklore too. If you know someone who would like to talk about the river but may not have the technology let us know and we will try to facilitate them. Balbriggan Tidy Towns is very excited to join with Fingal County Council and LAWPRO in establishing an oral history project on the Bracken river. Our volunteers have been working hard improving many aspects of the river recently so we think that a collection of stories and anecdotes about it is a great way to celebrate this important ecosystem which runs through our town. So maybe you remember when the Mill Pond was full or playing on Crocodile island or you had a winner in the duck race; record your memories of the river, by going to Balbriggan.social/video or email firstname.lastname@example.org before July 31.