Cultural Expression: Rights, Roles & Responsibilities Convention

🔥 Cultural Expression: Rights, Roles & Responsibilities Convention 🥁

📍 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast
🗓 Wednesday 29th May 2024
🕘 Registration 9:00am – Starting 9:30am

🎫 How to reserve your free eTicket?

Click the Eventbrite Link below 👇🏻

https://www.eventbrite.com/…/cultural-expression-rights…

We would really love you to join us for this ground-breaking and impactful convention, with a special guest lineup of keynote speakers, grassroots cultural groups, politicians, statutory bodies, marching bands and loyal orders.

See you all soon, and remember to bring your eTicket for admission.

APEX development

Today members of Dalaradia attended an event inviting local groups to the newly built houses on Rathcoole Drive at the former Newtownabbey School site. It offered groups the opportunity to see some completed homes and get an update on future handovers.
The APEX development offers 103 new social homes. We believe social housing should be stable and affordable and expect these homes to go to people who genuinely need and deserve them, especially local Rathcoole people whom have grown up within the estate, to us they should take priority. We appreciate there is a points system but recent figures show (December 2023) there are 439 people on the waiting list for the area. This has no doubt risen within the last 5 months and with the recent demolition of Monkscoole house they are needed now more than ever.
The first phase all visited yesterday and have all accepted their tenancy offers. We will continue to lobby Apex in the pursuit of locals availing of the houses.
Housing is absolutely essential to human flourishing. Without stable shelter, it all falls apart 🏠

Clonmore House Care Home residents

This afternoon members of Dalaradia/RATH hosted some Clonmore House Care Home residents (and some younger visitors) on the one and only Jason from Jays Barber Clubs vintage Ulsterbus.
We planned to take some residents down memory lane in the 42 year old bus. Unfortunately some residents weren’t feeling to good on the day and some couldn’t physically come on board but not to worry, we will be coming back soon with other activities for them to enjoy.
Some resident stories pulled at our heartstrings. One hasn’t left his room in months and came out just to see the bus. Another hasn’t been on a bus since her teenage years as she was an avid walker. That is what it’s all about ❤️
A huge thank you to Jay and family and our own Rosemary Bell-McCracken at McDonald’s for providing some snacks.

Castle Community Trust

On Thursday evening members of Dalaradia were invited to the Hubb Centres rebranding & relaunch at the Belfast Castle.
A huge well done to our friend Jim Crothers and the staff at the rebranded Castle Community Trust.
We are excited to see their ever growing services being delivered into the North Belfast Community.

LAE Dance school night two

Yesterday evening Dalaradia/RATH held our last bullying awareness session at the Whitehouse with the young girls of L-A E School Of Dance based within the estate.
Bullying is defined as a means to have power over another and it takes many forms: physical, verbal, and indirect such as gossip and isolation. Having a better understanding of bullying can help us identify children who need help – whether they are the one being bullied or doing the bullying. By taking action, we can prevent both short-term and long-term negative outcomes.
We even got to celebrate young Zuzanna’s birthday 🎂Afterward the girls (and some parents 😅) were treated to a makeup masterclass, something they picked themselves 💄👩‍🎨
A huge thank you to ThriveNewtownabbey for making this possible. Many thanks to Joan and Kelly at Alternatives and local make up artist Evan Mulligan Makeup&HD Brow Artist.
We can’t change the world, but we would love to spark the brain that does.

LAE School of dance

Yesterday evening Dalaradia/RATH held a bullying awareness talk at the Whitehouse with the young girls of L-A E School Of Dance based within the estate.
Bullying is defined as a means to have power over another and it takes many forms: physical, verbal, and indirect such as gossip and isolation. Having a better understanding of bullying can help us identify children who need help – whether they are the one being bullied or doing the bullying. By taking action, we can prevent both short-term and long-term negative outcomes.
Afterward the girls (and some parents 😅) were treated to a makeup masterclass, something they picked themselves 💄👩‍🎨
A huge thank you to ThriveNewtownabbey for making this possible. Many thanks to Joan and Kelly at Alternatives and local make up artist Evan Mulligan Makeup&HD Brow Artist. We look forward to our second session.

Whitehouse Williamite Landings Parade

Attention bands, lodges and spectators.
Whitehouse Williamite Historical Society would like to invite you to participate in the Whitehouse Williamite Landings Parade which will be held on Saturday 15th June 2024. If it means walking with an instrument, sash or spectating, they would like you to join them.
If you have any queries, please email williamitelandings@gmail.com

Doonbeg

At Dalaradia/RATHs request a no dumping sign was installed at the Doonbeg Bonfire site. There are fly tippers who take advantage of bonfire sites throughout the country.
The bonfire collection will be started at the end of May/start of June. Until then they request nothing is to be placed there. They have asked us to inform the public not to dump any waste or household items. Wood will only be accepted within the field and not on the lay-by or paths.
We should all take pride in our areas appearance. It is part and parcel of celebrating our rich history and culture.
Did you know Bonfires even predate King William’s landing. Going back as far as circa 400AD with the coming of Christianity to Ulster. Feast days and other religious holidays were celebrated around a bonfire as the whole community joined together to feast and praise God.
Respect – Heritage – Culture

Clonmore House Care Home

Yesterday evening members of Dalaradia/RATH visited Clonmore House Care Home within the estate, with a special visitor 🐰
The home is a residential care home which provides health and social care for up to 42 residents. Residential care is provided to people, who have been assessed as needing care and support to such an extent that it cannot be provided in their own homes.
Many thanks to the lovely staff for allowing us to visit and we hope the residents enjoyed it ☺️

Easter Holidays

Easter Holidays
Please be aware The Whitehouse will be closed on Monday April 1st and Tuesday April 2nd for staff holidays.
Thank you