Tag Archives: Ardoyne

Plaque unveiled after Conor O’Neill walk

Pupils from Holy Cross Boys have taken to the streets of Ardoyne for the annual road safety walk to remember Conor O’Neill. The 5-year-old died on June 11, 2014 when he was hit with a car as he cycled his bicycle close to his Rosehead home before going to class. To commemorate Conor and to […]

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Ardoyne directory puts community on the map

A new directory for Ardoyne listing the wide range of community and youth groups has been published to help local people access support and give families ideas of activities available. Drawn up by Ardoyne Youth Enterprise (AYE) and funded by Urban Villages, the directory is described as ‘a guide to what’s on, where and when’ […]

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Crumlin Star dispute: The Lyons, the pitch and the Larne Road

ATTEMPTS by the SDLP to reach out to Crumlin Star in the wake of a row over a pitch in South Belfast have failed with the club chairman telling the North Belfast News nothing has been resolved. Eamonn Hawkins confirmed that Balmoral Councillor Donal Lyons had been in contact with him but added that he […]

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Ardoyne GAC Irish classes’ popularity on the increase

A beginners’ Irish class organised by Ardoyne Kickhams GAC has proved so popular plans are now under way to expand the tutorials. On Thursday night 19 people were awarded a certificate for completing a 10-week course and club chairperson Stephen McVicker says they are already planning more. “As a club we want to promote the […]

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Ardoyne dancers blaze a trail

FOR over 30 years, a North Belfast Irish dancing school have let their feet do the talking when it comes to the ancient Irish tradition. Although the origins of Irish dance are unclear, it is thought the dancing traditions of Ireland grew in close association with traditional Irish music before it’s popularisation really took off […]

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One man and his school: a life in education

CHALLENGED with writing a history of Edmund Rice College, it would be hard for an outsider to know where to begin. But for anyone who knows the school there can only be one starting point – and that is at the door of Paddy McMeekin. In many ways Paddy’s personal story is the story of North […]

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