Recent addition

Our recent addition to our Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee mural.
You would have seen these discs at various entrances to estates within the borough celebrating the coronation of her son and our King, Charles III.
We are hoping the disc is temporary and we get one matching the size of the current Jubilee disc.
We within the Rathcoole estate along with our fellow British subjects across the UK, the Commonwealth and the World celebrate our Kings coronation and also still mourn the death of his mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, an extraordinary Stateswoman and our Queen for 70 years.
A big thank you to Ben and the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council for facilitating this and our members for installing.
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Merry Christmas

Huge thanks to all volunteers, visitors, groups and all who supported us in 2023.
The Whitehouse will close for winter to allow for refurbishment from December 17th until January 31st 2024.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

Crafting and wreath making

This week we hosted some local ladies for their crafting and wreath making.
Really impressive results, well done.

Toy appeal

Folks we want to thank everyone who has donated to our Christmas Community Toy Scheme, you guys are heroesπŸŽ„β€οΈ 🧸
With Christmas so close this is our final appeal to anyone who needs our help this Christmas.
ANYONE who would like to be added to our donations list, please don’t struggle alone, we are here to help – It will be STRICTLY confidential ❀️
We don’t want any children going without this Christmas.
PM our page or email us on r.a.t.h.communitygroup@gmail.com

Drive by

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Folks we hope your wee dudes enjoyed our Santas Drive-by. Unfortunately with the size of the estate, parking and the weather it’s hard to get up every street but we done our best.
Santa is away back to the North Pole and looks forward to bring you presents on Christmas.
Merry Christmas πŸŽ…πŸ€ΆπŸŽ„β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈ

Heritage Museum

Another enthusiastic event with Rathcoole Crew Womens group.
Thanks to Martin Snodden for co hosting. Hope the girls have a great visit to the Heritage Museum.

A Quest for Dalaradia

We continued Leid Week by screening our film A Quest for Dalaradia to the Crew Womens Group as part of a new project discussing the history of the British Isle.
If you would like to view it please click the following link – https://youtu.be/nt2bgp1cl7g?si=x8srQxn-lpcwTc6O

Santas Grotto

We hope your wee dudes had a great time at our Santas Grotto. Santa, Mrs Claus, his reindeer and his elves had a great evening seeing so many πŸŽ… 🀢 The turnout was unbelievable.
A big thank you to the following for donating selection boxes:
Rathcoole Red Hand Comrades Association, Spar Diamond, Stoker Mills, West Midlands Loyal, Vivo Rathcoole, Centra O’Neill Road and Simon at Tesco. Also Funky kids for dropping some stuff off after their opening event today and our own Rosemary at McDonalds Glengormley ❀️
A huge thank you to Rab at The Whitehouse in Dalaradia whom without the night wouldn’t have happened. And a big thank you to St Comgalls Church, for hosting us.Β  Santa will be announcing the winner of our competition in the coming days.

The Braid Centre Ballymena

Our highlight of Leid Week took place in The Braid Centre Ballymena where we premiered the film β€œFrom Dalaradia to Dalriada, A Womens History”
It showcases the tremendous community activities of Carson Ladies, Ballymena and Herstory, Ballymoney while also unveiling a superb quilt specially made for the premiere.
To view this amazing Womens story just contact any of the 3 groups.

Santas drive-by

πŸ›Ž Santas drive-by is back πŸ›Ž
Our Santa drive-by will be this Monday 11th December starting around 6:30/7pm. πŸŽ…πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸš—
Santa will make his way around the main drive a few times to ensure your little ones can see him.
Please be advised we will try and visit some streets but it is NOT guaranteed. To ensure you see Santa please come to the main drive.
πŸ›‘ Derrycoole Way
πŸ›‘ East Way
πŸ›‘ Green End
πŸ›‘ Rathmullan Drive
πŸ›‘ Rathcoole Drive
πŸ›‘ Rathmore drive
Santa, Mrs Claus and his elves are really looking forward to visiting our wonderful estate. He has been really impressed with how good everyone has been.
See you soon πŸŽ…πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„