The passing of Jim McCullough

The group would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the McCullough family on the sudden passing of our friend and comrade Jim McCullough.

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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

4/8/16 – Policing and Community

On the 4th August the group met with Superintendent Emma Bond, the Commander in charge of Antrim and Newtownabbey District Command Unit of the PSNI. For more details click the following link – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=537

Battle of the Somme 100 year anniversary

On 1st July evening the group commemorated the Battle of the Somme 100 year anniversary. For more information please click the following link – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=522

Tribute To A Lost Soldier – 1st July 2016.

 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

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. Click the following for more details – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=501

Somme Re-Enactment – 18th June 2016

Yesterday, Saturday 18th June the group took part in the Battle of the Somme commemoration. For more details please click the following – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=476

The passing of William “Plum” Smith

The group would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the Smith family on the passing of our friend and comrade William Smith, after a short illness. He was 62 years young.

 

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William, affectionately known as “Plum” played a key role in the peace process being an ex chairperson of the Progressive Unionist Party and having been central to the process which brought the historic step of the Combined Loyalist Military Command ceasefire in 1994, chairing the press conference that announced the move. He was later part of the PUP delegation for the talks leading to the Good Friday Agreement.

William was at the forefront of negotiating and bringing loyalist groups into the peace process and politicising the Red Hand Commando and UVF.

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A man true to his cause, it wasn’t for glory nor riches he fought, but for his people. They don’t make them like Plum anymore.

Lest we forget – Lamh Dearg Abu

Somme Re-Enactment – 18th June 2016

The group will be taking part in the Battle of the Somme Re-Enactment parade on 18th June 2016. For more info please click the following – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=187

31/5/16 – The Formation of the Somme Association

The Formation of the Somme Association – by Ian Adamson. For more details click the following http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=457

26/5/16 Grangegorman Military Cemetery Event

On 26th May 2016, the groups chairperson and patron Dr Ian Adamson attended a Ceremonial event in Grangegorman Military Cemetery. For more details click here!