NO FEE FOR REPROArdgillan Castle hosted a cricket match between The Hills C.C and Balbriggan C.C., on Sunday 14th August in the Demesne. This event was organised by the Heritage Officer and the team in the castle to commemorate a cricket match that was held at Ardgillan in August 1829, between Ardgillan Castle and Kenure House.
Pictured at the match was Eoin Birch, age 11, Balbriggan CC, Katie Gavin, age 12, Hills CC, Mayor of Fingal Daragh Butler and Holly Smyth, age 13, Hills CC.
Pic Orla Murray/ Ark Photography
This historical match was the first reference to cricket being played in the North County and one of the first references to cricket being played in Ireland. In honour of the 1829 match, the two clubs held a ‘friendly’ on the lawn in the demesne overlooking the castle and the sea beyond. The weather was on their side and offered spectacular views for those in attendance.