Balbriggan Loves Learning Festival

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The Balbriggan Loves Learning Festival is the town’s first festival of education and training skills taking place from 19-30 April 19. The festival will explore a range of learning and up-skilling opportunities which are available in Balbriggan.

The inaugural Festival is taking place online with a combination of learning showcases/videos and online live events.

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The Festival has been developed over a number of months and involved collaboration between both volunteers and organisations, including Fingal County Council, Dublin and Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board (DDLETB) Adult Education Service, Dublin Regional Skills, Baldoyle Training Centre, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce, Empower, Department of Enterprise and Social Protection and Balbriggan Integration Forum.

‘DDLETB has a long history of delivering lifelong learning opportunities in Balbriggan,’ said Trevor Moore, Director Further Education and Training with DDLETB.

He added: ‘In fact, Balbriggan Community College opened in 1984, so we know for sure that the people of Balbriggan love to learn.

‘Over the years we have expanded the range of opportunities available to meet the needs of a growing community, and this year we are proud to lead the Balbriggan Loves Learning Festival.

‘Along with our partners and other providers of education, skills, and training in the area, we plan to celebrate this love of learning by showcasing the opportunities to learn that exist in Balbriggan.

‘The Balbriggan Loves Learning festival brings all these opportunities together and we hope it will make it easier to find out what is available and how you can participate in the learning opportunity you are interested in.’

‘The festival is one of the actions identified in the Our Balbriggan Rejuvenation Plan, which found that 35% of locals surveyed wanted to see greater adult learning supports and 23% sought upskilling for mature citizens,’ Emer O’Gorman, Director of Economic, Enterprise, Tourism and Cultural Development said.

‘We were really keen to bring together an event that celebrates the people of Balbriggan and their amazing talent,’ Mayor of Fingal David Healy said.

He added: ‘There are so many opportunities for learning – on the sports field, in the classroom or through clubs and activities – and we hope the festival and its events will showcase that talent and highlight further potential for learning in the community.’ is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on

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