Balbriggan and District Historical Society would like to thank Anthony McMahon who presented the Society with the Medal awarded to his brother Terence for his part in the Siege of Jadotville in the Congo 1961. The medal was presented to us following the unveiling of a memorial plaque on Terence’s grave. The Society looks forward to the time when we can display the Medal with our other artefacts in a Museum in Balbriggan. Also the society recently presented a Sack of Balbriggan commemorative medal to President Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain. The society is this year celebrating its 40th Anniversary following its foundation in 1981. Last year the society organised a number of events to mark the centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan which occured on the night of 20th September 1920.