Thank you

Just to say a huge thank you to all those who engaged and supported the inaugural Dalaradia Ulster Scots Festival which ran from January 24th to January 31st in the Whitehouse, Rathcoole, Antrim and East Belfast.
We delivered the Not So Serious Burns Play to Six schools, hosted Eight different Ulster Scots presentations by Dr David Hume, Language expert Anne Smyth , The Ulster Scots Hubb and Dance exhibitions by Demi Walker School of Dance as well as the Red Hand and Shamrock Symbols of the British Isles presentation by Carol Walker from the Somme Museum.
This would not have been possible without the superb assistance of the following:
Bready Ulster Scots Centre
Blue Eagle Productions
Rathcoole, Abbots Cross, Ashgrove, Kings Park , Ledley Hall and Skainos schools/ groups.
The keynote Rabbie Burns Haggis Supper in Skainos was a huge success due to the hard work of EBM / Cafe Refresh / Demi Walker/ Bready Ulster Scots and the phenomenal music from Willie Drennan and friends.
See posts on Dalaradia and The Whitehouse in Dalaradia Facebook.


Womens Empowerment Group.

The Whitehouse all cleaned sanitised and set up by Dalaradia for for tonight’s Womens Empowerment Group.
Well done to all the girls who turn up every single week. Working to make the area safer and better for all.

Dr David Hume at the Whitehouse

Bringing an end to the Dalaradia Ulster Scots Celebration with the final presentation of local Ulster Scots Famous and Influential individuals by Dr David Hume at the Whitehouse.
Thanks to the enthusiastic young lads from the loyal orders in Antrim who attended.
A great finale to a great week.

Burns Supper

Huge thanks to all who contributed to a great Burns supper event in Skainos.
The final Burns play by the superb actors was fantastic. The Haggis dinner by cafe refresh was beautiful and the scottish dance display by Demi Walkers lassies showed our young people how to express our culture in a positive way with the night closing to the talented Willie Drennan band.
What an excellent keynote event.

Ledley Hall School Club

Fantastic finish to our week of school plays greatly enjoyed by Ledley Hall School Club in East Belfast.
Thanks to Michelle, EBM and Bready Ulster Scots from Dalaradia.
Humbled to see the enjoyment on children’s faces.
Massive thanks to the actors who performed brilliantly all week.

Ashgrove Primary School

The final school today is Ashgrove Primary School.
Great to finish on a high before moving to East Belfast.
Pupils and staff enjoying the play with restrictions lifting.
Here’s to a great future for cultural events.

East Belfast Mission


Many thanks to Andrew at the East Belfast Mission and Matthew from Ulster Scots Hubb for this morning’s Dalaradia workshop and focus group in Skainos East Belfast.

Great partnerships made this week, we are looking forward to creating fantastic community events through 2022.

Kings Park Primary School

Day 4 of Dalaradias Ulster Scots Festival
Fantastic turnout from pupils at King’s Park Primary. The Not so serious Burns play went down a storm.
Thanks to the staff and pupils for making this so successful.

Carol Walker of the Somme Centre

Delighted to welcome Carol Walker of the Somme Centre to the Whitehouse this evening as part of our ongoing cultural events of the British Isles.

Fantastic presentation on the symbols of the red hand and shamrock to the womens empowerment group and pretani association with Dalaradia.

Dr David Hume.

Dalaradia were delighted to host this evening in the Whitehouse renowned historian and broadcaster Dr David Hume.
His presentation on Ulster Scots in our local area was delivered in great style to our audience.
Many thanks to all at Dalaradia, Breen Community Association and Pretani Associates.