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East Belfast Groups help Adam fulfil his dream.

Young Adam Stevenson will be living his dream this weekend when he meets his idols at Glasgow Rangers. Adam suffers from a life limiting, muscle wasting disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, of which there are only 65 known cases in Northern Ireland. The disease only affects young boys with their life expectancy being around no …

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Matthew Bannister on our friend and patron Ian Adamson OBE

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000300k Last Word spoke to Wesley Hutchinson, Professor Emeritus of Irish Studies at Sorbonne Nouvelle, and Helen Brooker, director of Pretani Associates. The show also includes Seychelles President Albert Rene, mathematician Simon Norton, campaigner Belle Tutaev, historian and singer Keith Flint.

History Ireland – Tartan Gangs

RBL motorbike ride past

On Sunday 10th members of our group attended the annual RBL motorbike ride past and wreath laying service in Antrim. The service marked one of the final events planned over the weekend on the 10 year anniversary after the brutal terrorist attack at Masserene Barracks on the Randalstown Road in Antrim which claimed the lives …

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Three Scottish Soldiers Mural

This afternoon members of our group attended the unveiling of a new mural in the Rathcoole Estate, Co Antrim in remembrance of the Three Scottish Soldiers. Today, March 10, marks 48 years since brothers John (17) and Joseph McCaig (18) from Ayr and Dougald McCaughey (23) from Glasgow, became the first soldiers killed while off …

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Community Remembrance Service

On Thursday evening some of our members attended a Community Remembrance Service at Massereene Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the brutal murder of Sappers Patrick Azimkar & Mark Quinsey by Irish Republicans. At an earlier service Patrick’s mother Geraldine Ferguson commented. “Thank you Antrim for keeping the boys close to your hearts over the …

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Sammy Duddy Conflict Transformation Centre

Yesterday evening our group was invited to the Sammy Duddy Conflict Transformation Centre on the York Road, North Belfast. The centre has become a great addition to various venues displaying aspects of Loyalist culture. Within the centre there are many artifacts and mementos including old flags, jail handicrafts, obsolete weapons and old newspaper clippings among …

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Act of Remembrance and Service

On 7th March morning members of Dalaradia attended an Act of Remembrance and Service in Market Square, Antrim. The event marked 10 years after the brutal terrorist attack at Masserene Barracks on the Randalstown Road in Antrim which claimed the lives of sappers Mark Quinsey and Patrick Azimkar. The families of the two Sappers were …

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Dr David Hume – the creation of Northern Ireland

Yesterday evening members of Dalaradia attended a presentation by renowned local historian Dr David Hume on the creation of Northern Ireland at Randalstown Memorial Orange Hall. The event was organised by the South Londonderry, Randalstown ACT Initiative, the Carson Project and the Central Antrim Somme Association. A very enjoyable evening, many thanks for the invite. …

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Times Obituary for Dr Ian Adamson OBE

Ian Adamson https://pretani.co.uk/news/pretani-associates-times-obituary-for-dr-ian-adamson-obe/ Multilingual doctor with friends on both sides of the sectarian divide who became mayor of Belfast and persuaded Ian Paisley to talk to Sinn Fein. Politicians liked by almost everyone are a rarity, not least in Northern Ireland. Ian Adamson, an Ulster Unionist best known for being the lord mayor of Belfast …

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