Culture

12/5/16 Loyalist Communites Council Flag Protocol

Today 12th May 2016, the Loyalist Communities Council, of which Dalaradia is a part of, launched a Flags Protocol at Farset International Belfast, in recognition of important centenary events taking place this year in relation to the Battle of the Somme.   Our groups patron Dr Ian Adamson, introduced the launch. We are aware that …

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7/4/16 – 1000th day of Protest – Twaddell

On 7/4/16 the group attended Twaddell in support of the Orange Brethren in their quest to highlight the discrimination and injustice against our community and support the local Orange parading tradition in what was the 1000th day of protest.   In 2013, three Orange lodges were refused permission to return along a small stretch of …

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Battle of the Somme 100 year anniversary

On the evening of the 1st July, the Group commemorated the Battle of the Somme 100 year anniversary. On the night we had a Somme Musical presentation by Brian Irvine. Entertainment and also a beautiful set by the Ulster Grenadiers Flute Band from Carrickfergus.                       …

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Dalaradia – Supercouncil

DALARADIA, a common identity name for a super-council moving from a shared past to a shared future , not to be confused with Dalriada , which was accepted and had to be disregarded as the new name for Newtownabbey Council in 1967.   As the people of Ballymena ,Carrickfergus and Larne continue their steps to …

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Ian Adamson – the man who made it possible

“As the people of Ireland , North and South prepare to remember the fallen of Ulster and Irish Divisions at the Somme 100 years ago , we would like to thank the man who made it possible. In 1975, a leading French academic, Professor Rene Frechet contacted a Belfast pediatrician and author Dr Ian Adamson …

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Plain Scots Bible

The Launch of the Bible in Plain Scots by the Ullans Academy Until this time, the Bible has not been completely translated into Plain Scots. The Plain Scots Bible has used the core Scots words. This means the Bible does not favour one Scots dialect over another but all who speak Scots can understand it …

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Re imaging – East Belfast

REACH activist Jim Wilson along with the first Minister of Nothern Ireland Arlene Foster unveiling a new mural in East Belfast. A very fitting tribute, as we re-image murals, we honour the bravery of those at the Somme.               Dalaradia is part of the REACH project. The projects aims …

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Richard Haass Language debate

The unwelcome intervention of Richard Haass into the Language debate will bring untold damage to the Gaelic language in Northern Ireland..His blanket use of the term “Irish Language”, which has been used as a political weapon by Republicans, will bring shudders of apprehension to most members of the Protestant, Unionist and Loyalist community. The imposition …

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Sponsored Mural

A painting in North Street Carrickfergus by local artist Gary Orr, kindly sponsored by Dalaradia, Carrick Council & local Shops, there are 312 hand painted poppies representing the 312 who never returned from the Great War.  

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The Formation of the Somme Association

The Formation of the Somme Association by Ian Adamson Three years ago, a Conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco…Ireland in the Decade of the Great War, 1912 – 1923: Towards Commemoration resulted in the publication of an important book Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, edited by John Horne and Edward Madigan, published by the …

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Tribute To A Lost Soldier – 1st July 2016

Tribute To A Lost Soldier . In 1901 , the Ulster Scot,  Rev John Pollock became minister of St Enoch’s church, Belfast , When a son was born he was named Paul after the great apostle, when war threatened, young Paul enlisted in the 14th battalion Royal Irish Rifles and 36th Ulster Division.  Posted to …

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