Shopping Support Volunteer during COVID-19 Pandemic

Please see below the latest information for offering COVID response in your community and with volunteers. This week we will periodically post these.

Shopping Support Volunteer during COVID-19 Pandemic

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COVID 19 Self Prevention and Prevention Measures

Our group continues to offer support throughout different communities during the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic. The simplest thing everyone can do right now is look out for their neighbours and offer help with shopping and other errands.

This week we will periodically post information for doing COVID response in your community and with volunteers. The International Committee of the Red Cross kindly shared various information strategy’s. To start it will be – Frequently Asked Questions

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VE Day

On this day in 1945, Europe celebrated the surrender of Nazi forces. After almost 6 years of war on the continent, VE Day or Victory in Europe Day marked a day of national celebration.

The population of Northern Ireland along with their fellow proud Britons had waited more than 5 years for this moment. They had watched people of all Religions and backgrounds lose their lives in foreign fields and suffered through the Belfast Blitz of 1941.

101-year-old Omagh war veteran Bob Lingwood reflected on the “joyous occasion” which brought an end to the war that saw him captured by the Nazis and sunk at Dunkirk. “I had served the entire length of the war with six years’ service and we were glad that we were going to get home as I had been stationed for over three and a half years in the Middle East without leave. It was joyous occasion.”

Across Northern Ireland, people took to the streets, joining family and friends in jubilant parties. Sadly today due to the pandemic we must celebrate in a different manner but celebrate none the less.

Enjoy your day folks and stay safe – they gave their today, for our tomorrow.

Jim “Jonty” Johnston

Today marks the 17th Anniversary of the cowardly killing of our friend Jim “Jonty” Johnston. Members of Dalaradia were proud to lay a wreath in his honour.

Sadly the D Company RHCA memorial parade was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid19/Coronavirus pandemic, following consultation and being inline with current Government health advice on restricting gatherings of people, self-isolation and social distancing it was the correct decision.

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 Dearg Abu

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LCC statement

RATH Community cup postponed

Unfortunately after careful consideration due to the corona virus outbreak our sub group the RATH Community group have had to postpone this Sundays football event.

Many thanks to the WheelWorks and Peace IV Programme Antrim and Newtownabbey for their understanding on this matter. We will assess the situation in the coming weeks with the hope of rescheduling.


RATH Community Cup

This Sunday (15th March) our sub group the  RATH Community Group (Rathcoole) are running a Disability football tournament at three mile from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Family feel atmosphere such as bouncy castles dinky donuts etc


All are welcome.

Stevie McCrea new mural

This evening members of Dalaradia attended the official unveiling of a new mural for our friend Stevie “Xray” McCrea.


Ulster Scots – Rathcoole  Primary and Abbots Cross Primary Schools

Today our group was pleased to facilitate an educational Ulster Scots event involving music , poetry and story telling in relation to Robbie Burns , this was delivered free to Rathcoole  Primary and Abbots Cross Primary Schools.

These fantastic shows can be delivered to any school or youth group, please contact us if you would like to avail of this service.

“Not So Serious Burns”

“Not So Serious Burns” is a 35-minute theatre-in-education play on the life and work of the national bard of the Scots and Ulster Scots – Robert Burns!

We are welcomed into Rabbie’s world as we meet his wife Jean and best friend Archie as they join him on stage. It’s Burn’s Day and as they wait for the haggis to cook, they reminisce together as Rabbie tells the children about his upbringing on the farm and his love of school. He remembers his first poem that he wrote at 15 years of age “Once I Lov’d A Bonny Lass” and sings a version of his poem “My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose”.

It’s not all about Rabbie though as Archie gives us a few hearty renditions on the pipes and Jeanie treats the audience to a bit of her speciality of Highland Dancing whilst encouraging the audience to join in with an impromptu fling!

Whilst all this has been going on, everyone has forgotten about the haggis and, when they remember, they are worried it will be over-cooked. Luckily, though it is saved and dinner can be served – for some of the audience too! But first, the haggis must be piped in and ceremonially served. Once the dinner has been served, it is time to part in the traditional manner of a rousing rendition of “Auld Lang Syne” for the whole audience to join in.

“Not So Serious Burns” combines music and drama, poetry and song, Highland dancing and haggis as well as incorporating the Ulster Scots / Lallans language in this fast-paced entertaining Burns’ experience, for young people from 4 to 84!

Written by Jonathan Burgess, author of other theatre-in-education plays such as “Fair Faa Ye”, “Old Glory” and “The Honest Sod” and Produced by Sollus Cultural Promotions producers of “The Walled City Tattoo”.

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