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Culture for carnage as terror group mural replaced ‘for first time’

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/culture-for-carnage-as-terror-group-mural-replaced-for-first-time-1-8532752 “The PUP has hailed what it says is a groundbreaking replacement of a paramilitary mural in a staunchly loyalist mega-estate. The party believes the change is the first time any mural honouring the Red Hand Commando (RHC) has been “reimaged”. There are other RHC and other paramilitary murals in Rathcoole, a huge housing development …

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New artwork points to ‘shared future’ in area

https://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/new-artwork-points-to-shared-future-in-area-1-8531936 “The re-imaging of a mural in Rathcoole aims to illustrate the area’s “transition from a troubled past to a peaceful shared future”. The new wall art in the Carmeen Drive area of the estate depicts historical links to the Dalaradia Kingdom of Ulster, the indigenous Pretani people and the Red Hand of Ulster. The …

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New Dalaradia Mural

Yesterday evening our group unveiled our new mural in Rathcoole, Newtownabbey. A welcome change to the previous mural which was quite dated and had somewhat of a playful approach and not your conventional style of Paramilitary Mural.               Murals play an important role within our communities. Not only do …

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William Strain & Lightbody Memorial Flute Band Parade

This Saturday afternoon The William Strain & Lightbody Memorial Flute Band will be hosting their annual parade through the Co Down town of Newtownards.             This year is a special for the host band as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary. The parade will begin at 2pm Car Park Circular Road …

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Book review at the Whitehouse

Yesterday evening our group had the pleasure of a book review from our Patron Dr Ian Adamson from his recent release – A Journey to the Immortal Isles, Immram Brain maic Febail – the Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal.           The event took place at the White House, a location …

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A Journey to the Immortal Isles, Immram Brain maic Febail – the Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal.

Yesterday our group attended the launch of Dr Ian Adamsons latest book – A Journey to the Immortal Isles, Immram Brain maic Febail – the Voyage of Bran, Son of Febal.     The book was launched by Councillor Robert Adair, Mayor of Ards and North Down on Tuesday 29th May 2018, in Bangor Castle, …

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Why is a mural by a famous Northern Ireland artist allowed to gather dust in an Ulster Museum?

https://amp.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/why-is-a-mural-by-a-famous-northern-ireland-artist-allowed-to-gather-dust-in-an-ulster-museum-35068556.html   In 1931, Sir Robert Baird, owner of the Belfast Telegraph, commissioned the Belfast-born artist William Conor to paint a mural entitled Ulster Past and Present. It was a large painting that measured 24ft in width by 9ft in height and it depicted a scene from ancient Ulster, with a line of warriors marching …

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Annual Memorial Day parade

Saturday 12th May, Dalaradia attended the Red Hand Comrades Association ‘D’ Company Annual Memorial Day parade. The parade formed up at Drumhirk Drive and proceeded to the remarkable memorial garden at Owenroe Drive for a short service. Afterwards there was entertainment in the Kilcooley Community Centre. The patriots blood is the seed of freedoms tree. …

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Jim “Jonty” Johnston

Today marks the 15th Anniversary of the cowardly killing of our friend Jim “Jonty” Johnston.         Let’s honor our friends, The men and women who served, Whose dedication to our country Did not falter, halt or swerve. Honour – Service – Sacrifice Lamh Derg Abu

Andy Tyrie Interpretive Centre

Yesterday the group visited the Andy Tyrie Interpretive Centre on the Newtownards Road, East Belfast. The centre has become a great addition to venues displaying aspects of Loyalist culture. Within the centre there are many artifacts and mementos including old Workers Strike passes, minutes from old LPA meetings, jail handicrafts, obsolete weapons and old newspaper …

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