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Queen’s dig aims to unearth hidden 17th century secrets of the Belfast Hills

The truth behind a mystery piece of land in the Belfast Hills which historians believe may have been a 17th century artillery fort is set to be dug up as part of a major community archaeological dig. Ulster Wildlife’s Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, which lies at the southern end of the Belfast Hills, has been examined […]

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Once a familiar sight on our troubled streets, the Maltese Cross is about to start flying again

A Belfast man has been tasked with reviving one of the world’s oldest religious orders in the city – an order whose paramedical wing played a significant role in administering first aid during the Troubles. The Order of Malta is an ancient Catholic lay religious order, formed in Jerusalem in 1048 with two main missions: the […]

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Happy birthday Celtic Crush – 10 years of one man’s love affair with Irish music

I’ve always loved radio. I suppose that comes from spending so many solitary nights back in Wexford tuned into an ancient tube-powered wireless. What treasures seeped from its cloth-covered speakers. I could summon voices from Luxembourg, London, American Forces Network in Germany, not to forget Bulgaria. The comrade with the sexy voice from Radio Sofia […]

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McVeigh red card seals Antrim’s fate as Fermanagh take the spoils at Brewster

Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-final Fermanagh 1-13 Antrim 0-8 THERE was to be no repeat of last year’s victory over Fermanagh for Antrim’s footballers as they exited the Ulster Senior Football Championship following an eight-point defeat to the Ernemen at Brewster Park on Sunday. The sending off of Sean McVeigh on 31 minutes proved fatal […]

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MLAs jet to New York for major trade and investment conference

The biggest-ever delegation of political leaders from Belfast will attend next week’s New York-New Belfast conference — just as Irish American leaders step up their efforts to save the faltering peace process. Members of the Stormont Assembly from six different parties will attend the sixth annual conference at Fordham University Lincoln Center campus on 4-5 […]

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Belfast basketball shocked by sudden death of popular coach Torraine

WARM tributes have been paid to a highly respected Belfast basketball coach who passed away unexpectedly on Monday. Torraine Sears (44), a native of Virginia and coach of the Andersonstown Tigers, was a familiar face within the city’s thriving basketball community and at De La Salle College, where Tigers are based. He settled in Belfast […]

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