Post box toppers

In the run up to remembrance and Rathcoole Row on Row, members of Dalaradia have fitted remembrance post box toppers around the estate.
There are 5 post boxes within the area but unfortunately the one at the diamond could not be done properly due to its shape, but we will work on a different design for it for next year ๐Ÿ˜Š
The post box toppers are located at:
Drumcor Court
Glanroy Crescent
Ardfarn Close
Rathmore Drive
Diamond Shops
We hope you like them.
๐ŸŒน Lest we forget ๐ŸŒน

Harvest morning

So humbled to represent Dalaradia and The Whitehouse at Kings Park Primary School as part of their harvest morning.
Great to be acknowledged for all the Bright Sparks educational work we have facilitated over many months.
Best wishes and every success to all the pupils for their transfer test exam.


What an amazing turnout to our Hocus Pocus private screening at the Movie House Cinemas ๐Ÿฟ
We hope you all enjoyed today as much as we did and a big well done to the best dressed winner, young Kaidence.
Weโ€™re sorry to the many who couldnโ€™t get tickets this time around, 100 tickets went so fast, but please keep an eye out on our page for our next event ( ๐ŸŽ… )
A huge thank you to Rab at The Whitehouse in Dalaradia without whom it wouldnโ€™t be possible. Also a big thank you to our own Rosemary at McDonalds Glengormley.
Happy Halloween everyone – have a safe and enjoyable night ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป

Monkstown Old Boys

Fantastic start to Dalaradia Arts and Culture programme exploring history through music literature and film.
We welcomed the Monkstown Old Boys for their first ever trip to the Whitehouse. We will share the stories of the 3 Kings Williamite Wars, Rathcoole at the Crossroads, Billy Boy and the history of Dalaradia.
Fantastic enthusiasm from all concerned!
A copy of William and the Boyne by Dr Ian Adamson was presented to the MOB.

Top 100 attractions

Dalaradia are absolutely delighted to have their custodianship and management of the unique Whitehouse Museum officially recognised.
We can now announce that due to the hard work of our volunteers, friends and visitors, The Whitehouse is now listed as one of the Top 100 Secret places to visit in the UK and Ireland, what a magnificent achievement, so proud โ˜บ๏ธ

Rathcoole Row on Row

Good morning folks. Rathcoole Row on Rows yearly memorial service will be 13:00pm on Sunday 5th November.
We have invited various groups/bands/churches/local representatives to lay a wreath during our opening ceremony. We apologise if anyone has been missed. If however your group is interested please contact us direct, we would be more than happy to accommodate.
Rathcoole Row on Row is located beside the Sir James Craig Play Park, 230 Derrycoole Way, Newtownabbey BT37 9HL.
Poppy crosses will be available for members of the community on the day who wish to lay a cross after the ceremony. There will also be other Royal British legion items to purchase with every penny going to the Northern Ireland Poppy Appeal. During proceedings the Rathcoole Protestant Boys will perform, other bands attendance are currently to be confirmed and we will up date you, there will be a short religious service, a wreath laying ceremony with Francis Strain Bagpiping Services performing and a poem reading.
โ€œIn Flanders fields, the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on rowโ€ โค๏ธ
We very much hope to see you all on November 5th.
๐ŸŒน Lest we forget ๐ŸŒน

Ulster-Scots Community Network courses

These are available on-site or online, daytime or evening (daytime dates are easier booked as so many groups book evenings!)
Level 1, as you will read, is very interactive and suitable for all ages. They also recognise that Ulster-Scots began thousands of years before the Plantation. The course is fully accredited by the Open College Network.
They cover all costs but you supply the venue. A minimum number of eight would be required.
Currently their evenings are booked up to March, but they have daytime availability.
If this is of interest, please get in touch with Deirdre –

Ulster Scots Leid Week – Whitehouse Walking Tour

Ulster Scots Leid Week – Whitehouse Walking Tour
20 November, 10am-12pm
Whitehouse Walking Tour, Whiteabbey; commencing and concluding at The Whitehouse. Join us after the walking tour for refreshments and a chat with our tour guide Donal Kelly and Dalaradia host Robert Williamson.
Spaces are limited and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tours last approx. 1.5 hours and conclude with light refreshments and an opportunity to chat more with the tour guides about the tour and local heritage. As the tours will be outdoors please wear weather appropriate clothing.
For more information on the walking tours or to advise us of any dietary or access requirements, kindly contact:
Ulster Scots Leid Week runs from 20-25 November 2023 across Northern Ireland with a wide variety of activities being delivered to promote awareness of the Ulster Scots Language coordinated by the Ulster Scots Agency.

Political discussion

Our friends in the Hubb Centre are organising a political discussion.
All welcome.

Community Charter Groups

Yesterday evening we convened a meeting of the Community Charter Groups.
Well done to all for such a positive meeting and thanks to the NIHE for an update on current events.
A huge welcome to our new members:
Mossley West Communtity Group
The Tuesday Club
Shadows Group
If you are interested in joining and making a positive contribution please contact