Meet The Neighbours
Friday 29th May, 7.30pm
Della Sharpe is a 'blow-in', arriving in 1948. Originally from the UK, she fell in love with Balbriggan on a visit. She remembers the shock of seeing the first black man to set foot in Balbriggan in the sixties but now welcomes the new multicultural Ireland as she rides around Lidl on her mobility scooter.
The Shafaq Family hail from Afghanistan where their father Enayat was a High Court judge and a TV producer before the rise of the Taliban. Their mother Jameela was a TV presenter. This year, their thoughts are occupied by their 20-year-old daughter Meena who is set to wed in a traditional, arranged Afghan wedding.
Flora Victoria came to Ireland from Nigeria propelled by a message from God to preach the gospel here. Flora is trying to get her own church congregation up and running in the town. A mother of two, her work sees her care for a local MS sufferer while she knuckles down to take her driving test.