Posts from the ‘Ulster’ Category

Pipe Up! – Road to the World’s

The Piping season is in full swing in Northern Ireland with several competitions already having taken place.  This Saturday see`s the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association Northern Ireland Branch Tyrone championship take place in Dungannon followed by the Mid-Ulster Section competition on 12th June as always held in Cookstown High School playing fields.  There are a plethora of events taking place with an itinerary on the RSPBANI website ( http://www.rspbani.org/viewcalendar.php )
The RSPBANI has a new promotional video produced in association with Tourism Ireland:
Pipe Up! – Road to the World’s
R.S.P.B.A Northern Ireland Branch Promotional Film
Produced by Image Media Films | Supported by Tourism Ireland
http://www.rspbani.org/viewmultimedia.php?id=1#
Spied a bus in the video with the Free Presbyterian consider Christ ad on it:-
http://www.doingsomethingmoreforgod.blogspot.com/

Red Hand, Shared Hand & some Ulster history

Found this interesting collection of images on Mark Thompson`s Flickr as well as an interesting new blog post about his newly published leaflet `Sir Thomas Smith’s forgotten English Colony of the Ards and north Down in 1572` to be launched in Ards Arts Centre (the old Town Hall) on Friday 14th May. Published through Loughries Historical Society (and without the help of Mr Balmoral the booklet would never have happened!), with the printing funded by Ards Borough Council, North Down Museum and the Ulster-Scots Community Network, it lifts the lid on what was going on in the Ards and north Down before the Lowland Scots arrived with Hamilton  and Montgomery  to settle exactly the same region in May 1606. The booklet has 40 pages in total, and is lavishly illustrated throughout with some very rare maps and portraits which took ages to track down. You can read more about it here:- http://ping.fm/2Qd3z

<img src=”pFound this interesting collection of images on Mark Thompson`s Flickr as well as an interesting new blog post about his newly published leaflet `Sir Thomas Smith’s forgotten English Colony of the Ards and north Down in 1572` to be launched in Ards Arts Centre (the old Town Hall) on Friday 14th May. Published through Loughries Historical Society (and without the help of Mr Balmoral the booklet would never have happened!), with the printing funded by Ards Borough Council, North Down Museum and the Ulster-Scots Community Network, it lifts the lid on what was going on in the Ards and north Down before the Lowland Scots arrived with Hamilton  and Montgomery  to settle exactly the same region in May 1606. The booklet has 40 pages in total, and is lavishly illustrated throughout with some very rare maps and portraits which took ages to track down. You can read more about it here:-
http://clydesburn.blogspot.com/2010/04/sir-thomas-smiths-forgotten-english.html

Red Hand, Shared Hand
http://www.flickr.com/photos/23736570@N08/collections/72157605481399378/
The Red Hand of Ulster is a symbol which has been misrepresented and misunderstood for at least the past generation. This Flickr gallery is an ever-growing collection of images of cross community, non-political, non-paramilitary usages of the Red Hand of Ulster – a symbol which should be reclaimed and restored to mainstream usage.

(With thanks to the many people who have sent me images to include here)” alt=””>

Red Hand, Shared Hand
http://ping.fm/Iif5B
The Red Hand of Ulster is a symbol which has been misrepresented and misunderstood for at least the past generation. This Flickr gallery is an ever-growing collection of images of cross community, non-political, non-paramilitary usages of the Red Hand of Ulster – a symbol which should be reclaimed and restored to mainstream usage.

(With thanks to the many people who have sent me images to include here)

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