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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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IFI funding boost for North Belfast community projects

  THREE interface projects are to benefit from £2.6m funding by the International Fund for Ireland (IFI) for 22 groups across the north. Twaddell Woodvale Residents Association (TWRA) received £229,330 to extend their project for a further two years. This new phase will focus on building links with the nearby nationalist community, developing cross-border linkages […]

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Everton Centre stalwart Jim set to call it a day after three decades

STAFF and service users at the Everton Day Centre in Ardoyne have bid a fond farewell to manager Jim Gray who retired from his role after almost 30 years. The Day Centre offers support to a range of people who suffer from mental health problems and Jim says he would miss his the job, which […]

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Camp Twaddell: Ardoyne shops need financial package

THE owner of a fruit and vegetable shop which has been forced to close its doors after just 18 months has called for financial support for Ardoyne traders. Martin Fox, of Fox’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, has blamed a number of factors on his business’s decline, including a lack of investment in the North Belfast […]

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