A big well done to the 18th Newtownabbey 2008s, a team Dalaradia sponsors, for their local cleanup.
A community cleanup brings volunteers together to clean, repair, and improve public spaces or other areas that have been neglected, vandalized, or misused. Well done guys!
Dalaradia were delighted to host a discussion workshop on Ulster Scots, Ulster Gaelic and Ullans language, culture and traditions at the Reach UK office.
Guest speaker was the Professor Emeritus Wesley Hutchinson, Honorary President of Europe’s largest Irish Affairs body, the Societe Francaise d’Etude Irlandaise.
Professor Hutchinson is the senior academic of Irish affairs at the world renowned Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris.
His global perspective on minority languages was most helpful in celebrating culture without allowing it to be used as a political weapon.
His work with Dalaradia and Reach UK will feature in his forth coming book examining the Ulster Scots people and space throughout history.
A GUID New Year tae yin and a’; and mony may ye see; And during a’ the year tae come, O Happy may ye be.
Dalaradia are proud to announce we are now Sponsors of a local childrens football team, 18th Newtownabbey 2008s based in Monkstown.
Monkstown was originally called Ballynamanagh/Ballymanock/Baile na Manach, meaning ‘townland of the monks’.
Fergus Mor Mac Erc – king of the Gaelic kingdom of Dalriada and an ancestor of our British Royal Family– is reputed to be buried in the ancient Monkstown Cemetery. Unfortunately there is nothing there to mark the spot. He left his home in north Antrim and colonised Argyll and Kintyre. He became the first king of Scottish Dalriada, uniting Scotland and Ireland. It is often said he was the fabled founder of Scotland.
We wish the guys all the very best for the future.
Today members of Dalaradia attended the unveiling of a mural at Glenwood Street off the Shankill Road in memory of three key figures in the peace process. One figure being our friend and comrade William “Plum” Smith, alongside Augustus “Gusty” Spence and David “Davy” Irvine.
A fitting tribute to men who gave their all to their country, not for glory nor riches, but for their people.
We are duty bound to carry on their great work and legacy. It is not enough to just win a war; it is more important to organise and maintain the peace.
Honour Service Sacrifice
This morning some members of Dalaradia visited graves of our former friends and comrades at a time of reflection in the run up to Remembrance Sunday. When we come together to reflect, let’s remember our duty to educate future generations of our forebears’ sacrifices.
Honour – Service – Sacrifice
and our dear friend R. Warnock
Still have those old £1 coins and nowhere to spend them?
The Royal British Legion will be happy to accept the old £1 coin throughout the Poppy Appeal right up to Remembrance Sunday.
By wearing a poppy, you aren’t just remembering the fallen: you’re supporting a new generation of veterans and Service personnel that need our support.