TWO West Belfast girls are among 26 from across the North competing for the title of Miss Northern Ireland next week – putting the West of the city firmly at the top of the Irish beauty league. Elpitha Lyssary, 19, from Kestrel Green near Poleglass, and Rebecca McMahon, 18, from Dunmurry, will be taking to the stage for the Open + Direct Miss NI 2012 final at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Monday night.
I greatly enjoyed Paul Brady’s From The Archives series recently on UTV. Some of the film shown was priceless including the renowned McPeake family who kept traditional music alive in Belfast for over half a century; fiddlers, storytellers and singers John and Mickey Doherty from the Blue Stack
THE STRIKING workers had Squinter’s unequivocal support yesterday, even if on the busy ATN press day that support only manifested itself in a couple of beeps of the car horn on the school run.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny will head a glittering guest list at the fifteenth annual Aisling Awards gala in the Europa Hotel on November 17.The annual celebration brings together political, business and community leaders from across the city to raise a glass to the bridge-builders and local heroes of Belfast.