Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 restrictions Balbriggan and District Historical Society were determined to commemorate the Centenary of the Sack of Balbriggan in an appropriate manner. We would like to thank Fr McNamara for celebrating Mass on our request in honour of the Lawless and Gibbons families and all those who suffered. Following the Mass on Sunday September 20th Brian Howley, Chairman laid a wreath on behalf of the Society at the Plaque on Bridge Street with a colour party from the scouts and bugler Martin McEvoy joining us to honour the occasion and then the members of the Society Committee continued to Balscaddan Cemetery where we laid a wreath at the grave of Seamus Lawless and Sean Gibbons. Although without an audience we were delighted to record our Sack of Balbriggan Commemorative Seminar on Friday, with Diarmaid Ferriter as our keynote speaker. The other talks were by our own Jim Walsh relating the key events of the Sack. Giving the RIC perspective on events was visiting speaker Jim Herlihy while Frank Whearity spoke about the experiences of a particular family who lived on Clonard Street and Brendan Matthews looked at effect on the then thriving town of Balbriggan. Jim Glennon former TD and rugby player grandfather was the owner of the Gladstone Inn gave an insight into his own family’s experience. A link to all the talks will be made available on our website very shortly on www.balbrigganhistory.com also including a new digital version of a video from 1992 of three eyewitness accounts of this tragic night.We had planned a photographic exhibition in the Bracken Court Hotel of photos given to us by Jim Glennon from his grandfather’s collection but arguably they reached a bigger audience as we displayed them in shopfronts around the town where there was also a display of Sack of Balbriggan related artwork and this generated huge interest. If you would like a lasting reminder of the Centenary our beautiful commemorative medal is available to purchase on www.balbrigganhistory.com . The medal depicts a scene from the Sack of Balbriggan and comes with a 4-page booklet containing a short history of the Sack. We would like to thank most sincerely the Progressive Credit Union Ltd for their very generous sponsorship towards this Commemorative Medal. The Society can be contacted at balbrigganhistsoc@gmail. or on our website www.balbrigganhistory.com and we are also on Social media.