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Open Letter to Professor Peter Finn, St. Mary’s University College

Professor Peter Finn, Principal of St. Mary’s University College, Belfast. Dear Professor Finn, I was shocked at your decision to host in St. Mary’s University (Catholic) College the IRA movement’s “Annual Pat Finucane Lecture” where one could see prominently in the audience leaders of the IRA’s 30 year campaign of abductions, torture, extra-judicial executions, disappearances …

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Happy birthday Robert Burns

Today marks the 260th anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns. In a letter written in 1788, Burns details his attendance at a service of thanksgiving to mark the centenary of the Glorious Revolution – “To that auspicious event we owe no less than our liberties, civil and religious. To it we …

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A celebration of William “Plum” Smiths life

A tribute to Dr. Ian Adamson, O.B.E., Conlig, 14 January 2019

Ian Adamson was a highly complex person, with a whole range of roles as physician, politician, historian, and cultural activist. What I will say today will only scratch the surface of what was an exceptionally rich and full life. Ian is perhaps best known through the series of books he wrote, starting with the best-known, …

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Our friend

A great send off for a great man. While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/pictures-van-morrison-sings-ian-adamson-s-favourite-song-at-historian-s-funeral-1-8768670 https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2019-01-14/van-morrison-sings-at-funeral-of-historian-ian-adamson/ https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/president-higgins-comforts-widow-of-ian-adamson-at-funeral-37708634.html

Funeral service

The funeral service of our friend Dr Ian Adamson will take place on Monday 14th January 2019 in Conlig Presbyterian Church at 10.30am, followed by burial in Roselawn Cemetery. Flowers accepted at James Brown and Sons, 300 Newtownards Road, Belfast. Please be advised there will be limited parking spaces. The car park at the Somme …

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Remarkable life of the late Belfast Lord Mayor

Ian Adamson: Doctor, politician, historian, multi-linguist, renowned wit, a key mover in the restoration of the Ulster Tower at Thiepval and a friend of Van Morrison … remarkable life of the late Belfast Lord Mayor Ivan Little talks to some of the many friends of the ex-Belfast Lord Mayor, who has died aged 74 One …

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A great honour

It has been an honour to work with with our patron, Dr Ian Adamson​ OBE , Paediatrician , Lord Mayor ,Author and visionary community representative. Some of his works will be forever reflected upon with great admiration. Did you know he was a Founding Chair of the Somme Association? Here is an old article we …

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Our patron

It is with the utmost sadness Dalaradia mark the passing of their esteemed Patron Dr Ian Adamson. An incredible human being who dedicated his life to his community, serving as a Paediatrician he served those children most in need. As an elected politician he represented all without fear or favour, also serving as Lord Mayor, …

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In memory

The officer’s and members of Dalaradia would like to pass on our heartfelt sympathies to the Patterson family on the passing of Davy Patterson, a friend of ours. God bless.