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Four provinces, four peaks in four days

SUICIDE is the biggest killer of young people in Ireland and an Omagh man and his partner are doing their bit to tackle the problem by raising funds for North Belfast-based suicide prevention charity. PIPS. Barry McColgan, from Omagh, together with his fiancée Catherine are climbing the highest peak in each province to raise much-needed […]

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The rich and colourful story of Alice Milligan

FRESH from its success at the recent McCracken Summer School. The story of the life and times of one of Ireland’s most extraordinary human rights campaigners is set to be performed at the August Féile. Aisling Ghéar Theatre Company will bring the story of Alice Milligan – A Girl of Genius to the Cultúrlann on August […]

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OT unit opened by Minister at Our Lady’s Home

OCCUPATIONAL Therapists play a vital role in transforming lives of elderly patients. That was the key message from Health Minister Michelle O’Neill as she officially opened the new Occupational Therapy department at Our Lady’s Care Home on the Falls Road. The care home has good links with the local community and will deliver nursing care […]

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The rich and colourful story of Alice Milligan

THE life and times of one of Ireland’s most extraordinary human rights campaigners is to be brought to life by Aisling Ghéar Theatre Company in their retelling of Alice Milligan – A Girl of Genius. Directed by Bríd Ó Gallchoir, the unique one-woman show charts the life of a prolific poet, political activist, journalist and […]

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Child-friendly cycling is riding into North Belfast

A POPULAR ‘Learn to Cycle’ programme is being brought to North Belfast for the first time with the help of a leading charity. Autism Initiatives’ Balanceability programme for children aged 4 to 8 years and 9 to 17 years will run from July 18 to 22 at Duncairn Arts Centre. It has been designed for […]

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It’s that Féile time of year again

Féile an Phobail is back this August with a bigger and better programme than ever and a particular emphasis on children and young people. This year there is something for everyone, Conall McCorry, Youth Arts Project Worker at Féile, said. “First off there’s the carnival parade and party in the park, they’re happening on Sunday […]

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