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Irish Pages explores the Balfour Declaration in latest edition

Maria McCourt A century ago today the Balfour Declaration, which announced British support for the formation of a Zionist state in Palestine, was published in the press, lighting the torch paper for 100 years of conflict in the region. The centenary of the momentous text and its devastating effects on Palestine and its people are […]

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The long lost townland of Ballycranocke

Last year I started looking into the history of the area I grew up in at the bottom of the Glen Road. My initial interest was naming and tracing the dirty old river that flows under Miller’s Grove (formerly MacErlean’s bakery) at the top of Upton Cottages. Turf Lodge Stream, as I would soon learn […]

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Revealed: how the new St Joseph’s church will look

AN artist’s impression has been unveiled showing the future plans to restore a former church in the heart of Sailortown. St Joseph’s church was closed in 2001 after the Catholic Church decided there was no longer a sustainable local population in the Docks area of North Belfast. The North Belfast News revealed earlier this year […]

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Our ‘Inspirational Youth’ celebrated at gala event

HUNDREDs of proud parents, grandparents and guardians packed into De La Salle College on Friday night to celebrate our young people at the annual Inspirational Youth awards. Over 200,000 votes were cast in the Belfast Media Group event and the awards shone a spotlight on the everyday and most unheralded efforts of our wonderful young […]

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Tapping into local tourism in the West of the city

THE BALMORAL Hotel continues to go from strength to strength. West Belfast’s only hotel finds itself so busy that it now employs a sales manager. Step forward Shaws Road and Rossa man Malachy Carabine. Malachy has over 25 years experience in the hospitality industry and he looks forward to bringing his vast knowledge into his […]

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Aisling Awards arrive in the city

IT’S all systems go for this year’s glamorous Aisling Awards set in the luxurious surroundings of the Europa Hotel. The 21st annual Aisling Awards gala celebrates the champions of Belfast and will be held on November 24th, when Michael Russell, Minister with Responsibility for Brexit Negotiations for Scotland, will address the audience at this year’s […]

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