I do not visit Balbriggan on a regular basis but I do like the town and especial the harbour and the beach.
This visit the tide was very low so I had more access the the harbour than I have ever had before which was really exciting from a photographer's point of view but on the other hand I was rather depressed by the state of the facility. Apparently, a lot of money was spent removing old wrecks but as soon as the work was completed another problem presented itself in the form of the Portisham.
The Portisham is a privately owned ex-minesweeper and at present it could be best described as a floating junkyard but I am not convinced that it is unsafe. Worse still there is a lot of junk on the pier beside the boat.
Also the the night club and the burned-out house
(and abandoned toilet fittings
) do not add to the charm of the harbour area.