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Happy new year

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. Quick fact: Did you sing the traditional “Auld Lang Syne” at the stroke of midnight? Did you know it is a Scots-language poem sung worldwide and was written by Robert …

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Merry Christmas

Ablythe Yuletide billies Merry Christmas friends/comrades 🎄 Dalaradia group 🎄

Rathcoole Primary School

Our group recently shared a story highlighting issues within Rathcoole Primary School & Nursery Unit. Some members of Dalaradia and members of the local community recently helped paint parts of the school in an effort to lighten the load. These small jobs if contracted out of budgets cost a substantial amount. This day and age …

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A recent news report highlighted a serious problem within Rathcoole Primary School & Nursery Unit who serve our local community which are struggling with funds for the upkeep of the school due to budget limitations. Dalaradia are in the process of getting together to help with a more hands on approach. In the mean time …

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Abbeydene House, Newtownabbey.

Yesterday evening our group visited Abbeydene House, Newtownabbey. A house built in 1850 that boasts quite a history including visitors ranging from United states President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Field Marshal Montgomery and Lord Edward Carson to more recent times the singer Daniel O’Donnell. One previous owner, Ulster Unionist Councillor Sir Crawford McCullagh, bought the house …

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Over the past few weeks our group have provided complimentary tickets to various groups to attend Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament and the Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic events.         Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is definitely one of the greatest things man …

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100th anniversary of the Armistice at the Somme Centre, Conlig.

On Sunday morning our group, along with many friends, attended a very special event to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at the Somme Centre, Conlig.   The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in World War I between the Allies and …

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We remember 11/11/2018

          They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

New Mural – Stevie McCrea

On Saturday evening our group attended the unveiling of a new mural dedicated to our friend and comrade Stevie McCrea, fondly known as “X-ray”.   The image replaced an old mural dedicated to Stevie located at the junction of Hopewell Crescent and Hopewell Avenue, Lower Shankill. The William Strain Memorial Flute Band played a set …

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          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.             …

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