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Luke’s Tall Ships challenge is set to be the adventure of a lifetime

A Belfast schoolboy is to embark on the voyage of a lifetime after being selected to take part in one of the world’s most exciting seagoing adventures. Hazelwood College pupil Luke Robinson (17) will begin his life on the ocean wave in July when vessels arrive in Belfast for the start of the eagerly anticipated […]

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All aboard for a tour of Belfast’s troubled and fascinating history

Thousands of tourists flock to West Belfast every year to see some of the area’s best known landmarks on the Falls and Shankill Roads. Every day hundreds of visitors can be seen at the international wall, the peace line and the Somme memorial taking pictures and hearing from local tour guides about West Belfast’s long […]

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Late Wilson Goal seals St. Gall’s Win

Antrim Senior Football League Division One St Gall’s 1-7 Creggan 0-6 A LATE goal from Ruairi Wilson sealed victory and the league points for St Gall’s on Sunday as they overcame a stiff Creggan challenge at De La Salle Park by four points. It was quite a defensive game with both sides defending and attacking […]

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Phil Lynott was a force of nature in Dublin long before he was famous

The following is an excerpt from Larry’s new book, A History of Irish Music… It was hard to ignore Phil Lynott. He was like a force of nature breezing through the Dublin streets, often times a bunch of inner-city kids trailing and flailing behind him as though he was a reincarnated pied piper – and […]

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Top award nomination for Belfast school principal who just wants to make a difference

A North Belfast school principal has been nominated for a prestigious award for her work in turning her school into one of the best performing primaries in the north. Holy Family Principal Dinah MacManus is one of four head teachers shortlisted for a Pearson Award that honours teachers right across the UK. Dinah has worked […]

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Why being a ‘New York Irish’ band is about much more than playing Irish music in New York

It feels like ‘New York Irish’ should be its own category on iTunes, have its own section in the record store. This subset of the Irish-American musical diaspora is arguably the most vibrant, most prolific today, so much so that it certainly qualifies as its own subgenre. Whenever I feel nostalgic and find myself missing […]

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