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Over one million visitors to West Belfast this year

2017 is set to be a record year for tourism in West Belfast. So far this year well over one million visitors have been to some of our key tourist attractions generating millions into our local economy. Harry Connolly, Chief Executive of Fáilte Feirste Thiar – which promotes tourism in West Belfast – said: “We at […]

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New tourist attractions for Colin Glen Forest

COLIN GLEN Forest Park continues to go from strength to strength with new tourist attractions about to come on stream. And building on this success the Housing Executive are now funding a Social Enterprise development post at the Colin Glen Trust, with £30,000 being invested for one year to help business planning. The funding is […]

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Abseil in memory of tragic mum of two sons

FAMILY and friends of a young West Belfast mother who tragically lost her life this year will be abseiling down the Europa Hotel in memory of the talented hairdresser. Louise McIlwaine from Lenadoon passed away after sustaining a fatal head injury following a seizure in January this year. At only 30-years-old she left behind two […]

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‘Time to Shine’ for the young in North Belfast

CALLING all young budding actors and actresses in North Belfast. It’s your ‘Time to Shine’ thanks to the popular drama classes, brought to you by Ardoyne actress Louise Matthews. Taking place weekly in Glengormley and Oldpark, ‘Time to Shine’ classes caters from aged three to ten years old, focusing on the personal development of each […]

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Cupboard cash find unearths sad piece of history

THE DISCOVERY of an old wallet by an Ardoyne man doing DIY in his home has unearthed a sad yet fascinating piece of local history. Paddy McCann came across the wallet as he ripped out a built-in wardrobe in a bedroom of his Duneden Park home. Along with £50 in old £5, £1 and 10 […]

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North Belfast’s rowdiest area: Action demanded

A flare-up of anti-social behaviour at a notorious Glengormley hotspot has drawn a strong response from the PSNI as crime stats show almost 100 incidents were reported to police in just six months. According to a PSNI spokesperson, officers had to deal with a large group of young people throwing items onto the road close […]

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