On 5th January the Dalaradia community group attended a drug awareness night. For more details please click the following – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=629
During the month of October our members worked to refurbish the grave of Ulster’s great poet, Sir Samuel Ferguson.
Sir Samuel Ferguson was best known for his poems on the Red Ranch Knights and Congal Claen and came from Ulster Scots grandparents.
We twice cleaned the sandstone surround and metal railings around the grave as well as refurbishing the marble plaque. The pathway and steps to the grave has been power washed and treated to remove moss and staining.
We also removed the churches protective plate glass before cleaning the centuries old stain glass windows and replacing the glass as new. All windows in the church were professionally cleaned
A fitting tribute to a great Ulster scholar in this ancient St Johns Church in the middle of Dalaradia.
On 12th May 2016 the Loyalist Communities Council launched a Flags Protocol in recognition of important centenary events taking place this year in relation to the Battle of the Somme.
Its aim, to prevent our national emblems being left on display in a dilapidated state and asking that steps were taken to prevent this occurring.
Dalaradia, as part of the LCC, would like to take this time thank everyone for the widespread support and for making this a successful initiative and showing respect and tolerance for others. We also ask that, as agreed, all remaining flags be taken down today, Ulster Day – 28th September 2016.
Flags and emblems are highly potent symbols of community allegiances and are important demonstrators of our Loyalist and Unionist heritage and culture.
Please treat them as such – many thanks.
The group would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the McCullough family on the sudden passing of our friend and comrade Jim McCullough.
We owe our freedom to those men and women who have served their country and its interests in time of need. Not for glory, nor riches, but for their people.
Lest we forget – Lamh Dearg Abu
This morning, at 7:28am some of the group held a small service at the graveside of Lance Corporal Paul G Pollock of the 14th Royal Irish Rifles who died on the 1st July 1916. For more details click the following – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=505
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. Click the following for more details – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=501