Archive | July, 2013

Car yard petrol bombed twice

An auto yard on an interface, which has been continually attacked from the loyalist side of the peaceline, suffered further losses over the Twelfth week, with three cars burnt out by petrol bombs. The attacks, one over the twelfth weekend and one on the night of the Cliftonville and Celtic match at Solitude, are the […]

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Community blowing its Horn for a special date

A WEEK-LONG series of events to celebrate 50 years of Horn Drive has been announced. An old photograph exhibition, a community social night, a football match and a family fun day are just some of the events taking place from August 19 to August 24. Locals have been working hard on getting the events organised, […]

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Rich treasure of hills unearthed

A study by the Belfast Hills Partnership has revealed the ancient origins of some of our most well-known place names. The Belfast Hills Townlands project unearths the beauty and history of the language of the hills. The initiative, which seeks to reconnect local communities with the hills that straddle Belfast, has been spearheaded by the […]

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Sad death of a Belfast Celtic legend

Sadness descended over Lurgan, Co Armagh on Sunday as the news filtered through that legendary Belfast Celtic inside forward Jackie Denver had passed away. A stalwart of Elisha Scott’s team in the late 1940s, Denver was an ever-present in Scott’s sides. He played in many of the most memorable games in the club’s final days, […]

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Dúlra tracks down his elusive quarry

Here’s Dúlra at one of his regular spots, binoculars glued to his face, trying to unravel a new mystery. This place may not be as spectacular or picturesque as the Divis Mountain walk or the Lagan Towpath, but it’s one of his all-time favourites. This weed-covered mountain quarry pool is overlooking Belfast, but few if […]

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Pouring petrol on those loyalist bonfires

On January 17, 1989 Douglas Hogg stood up in the House of Commons and declared “I have to state as a fact but with great regret that there are in Northern Ireland a number of solicitors who are unduly sympathetic to the cause of the IRA.” Many people believe that this statement gave the green […]

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