A busy week

A busy couple of weeks for Dalaradia.
Proud to support Row on Row and provide two first aiders on site with defibrillator.
Also a great evening with the MOB showing the 3rd film in our history course.
We also facilitated a musical celebration of culture on Remembrance Day in the Hubb.
Huge thanks to all who attended and supported

Leid Week

𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝘂𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸-𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗨𝗹𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿-𝗦𝗰𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲.
We have partnered with the Ulster-Scots Agency to celebrate Ulster-Scots Language Week or Leid Week which runs from 20 – 25 November 2023.
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 20-25 𝙉𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧:
🚶 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿 – Monday 20 November, 10am-12:30pm.
📚 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆𝗰𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 – Thursday 23 November 10am-12:30pm
🚶 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗺 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿 – Friday 24 November, 10am-12:30pm
🥁 𝗟𝗮𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗨𝗹𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝘁𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗽; including drumming, poems, culture awareness and language information. This event is on Saturday 25 November and there are hour workshop sessions starting at 10am-12:30pm.
Visit our website to find out more: https://bit.ly/3Qrq6ew

Thank you

On Saturday evening our group hosted the West Midlands Loyal at the beautiful Whitehouse in Dalaradia.
The Midlands guys had reached out to us via a lovely Rathcoole resident Helen and her daughter. They had seen some of our work on social media and wanted to meet us.
After viewing the Dalaradia documentary and a guided tour of the Whitehouse, to our surprise they made a very kind donation to RATH. A really touching evening and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity. We are a voluntary group with no paid workers and we work project to project and have no huge funds to work with. With this gesture, we are able to offer the community that little bit more.
From all of us at , we thank you. Hands across the water ❤️


On Sunday morning past, members of RATH attended a parade and service of remembrance at Whiteabbey Presbyterian Church.
Many thanks to the Whiteabbey Royal British Legion their kind invite. For our tomorrow, they gave their today.
🌹 Lest we forget 🌹

Northern Ireland World


Thank you

Folks on behalf of RATH and Dalaradia can we say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Rathcoole Row on Row service today.
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.
A special thank you to the following groups/members for laying wreaths:
A huge thank you to Rathcoole Protestant Boys. A fine performance by them.
Many thanks to George McKimm and Tommy Braiden of the Peoples Church Newtownabbey for the lovely service.
Thank you to D.Coy military enthusiasts for attending.
Many thanks to Richard, Mark at the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Gerard at Clanmill for their help.
More photos and a video of the event will be shared in the coming days. The garden is an open space and is available to members of the community to lay crosses, please feel free to at any stage.
Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much! Not for glory nor riches, but for our people.
🌹 Lest we forget 🌹

Well done to Jim

A big well done to our own Jim.
He was nominated by a fellow RATH member and only went on and won it.
Congratulations ⚽️ 👏

New addition

Folks we have installed a new addition to Rathcoole Row on Row.
Gravestones for the three Irish regiments based in Ulster: the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, the Royal Irish Fusiliers and the Royal Irish Rifles.
These are placed temporarily for tomorrows service but will become a permanent fixture of the garden.
We hope to see you tomorrow at 13:00 for our service.
🌹 Lest we forget 🌹

Mr Poppy

We had a special visitor yesterday evening at Rathcoole Row on Row. Poppy man popped down for a quick photo.
We had a chance meeting with some local children at the park and invited them over for a photo and found an opportunity to educate them on the gardens importance, they were really respectable and are a credit to the estate.
A big well done to local man Darren Shuff aka Poppy man. His efforts year round raises much needed funds for the Royal British legions Northern Ireland Poppy Appeal.
The Poppy Appeal raises vital funds to support the Armed Forces community; and wearing the poppy shows them that you care and remember.
🌹 Lest we forget 🌹

Christmas Community Toy Scheme

RATH are proud to announce we are taking part in the Christmas Community Toy Scheme🎄
Last year the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough councils Pre-loved Toy Scheme provided high quality pre-loved toys with:
👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 Over 500 local families supported by the Community partners
🚂 Over 6000 toys donated to Recycling Centres compared to 4000 in 2021
🧸 7,535 new and pre-loved toys donated and distributed.
We take donations of pre loved toys from people and get them to families who need them. If you have any pre loved toys please keep an eye on our page for dates and times. We are offering two drop off points:
Our office,Room 21, Dunanney Centre,Rathcoole
If you would like to receive some pre loved toys please contact our page or emaill r.a.t.h.communitygroup@gmail.com – It will be STRICTLY confidential ❤️