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Mad for it: Happy Mondays and Charlatans are Féile-bound

It’s shaping up to be the best Féile ever with the news that two titans of the massive Madchester indie rock scene – The Charlatans and Happy Mondays – are to play the West Belfast festival. The Falls Park will play host to the joint headliners who will perform on Sunday, August 4 in what […]

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DUMPING HINDERING SEARCH FOR GRAVES

HEARTLESS dumpers who are illegally depositing waste over the location of Milltown Cemetery burial grounds are badly hampering the search for the grave sites of the poor – including babies. In a special feature for the Andersonstown News today ahead of Milltown Cemetery Sunday which is due to take place at the weekend, an archaeologist […]

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You can’t Beat this for a Féile line-up

THE cream of Irish traditional and international music acts are signing on the dotted line for Féile an Phobail’s massive 25th birthday. Every week more and more bands and musicians are confirming they’ll be in West Belfast in August with the festival shaping up to be the biggest party ever in West Belfast. Last week […]

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Feargal unveils his new labour of love

Irish language activist and Andersonstown News columnist Feargal Mac Ionnrachtaigh is preparing to launch his new book. Language, Resistance and Revival: Republican Prisoners and the Irish Language in the North of Ireland will be unveiled in West Belfast before Feargal flies off to the United States for a whirlwind launch tour. The Upper Springfield man […]

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Jail/bail diary of Master Jamie

Day 1. I can’t believe my fellow Ulstermen clamped me in chains and brought me here to Maghaberry. It’s bad enough they’re beating us off the streets in East Belfast – now they’re locking us up too. Rabbie Burns got it right when he wrote, ‘Was it for this the Wild Geese cast the grey […]

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Seafarer so good for Tony

“I would have been attracted to any part written in this play, the writing is first class,” says West Belfast actor Tony Flynn who stars in  The Seafarer which is playing to packed houses at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre. In the life-affirming production, which sees the devil drop by for a game of Christmas Eve poker, […]

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