On Saturday, March 19, a Carrickfergus family was honoured with the erection of a memorial in the town, honouring their remarkable service record during WWII.Because seven members of the McAtamney […]

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A new exhibition exploring crime and punishment opens at Carrickfergus Museum this week. The exhibition looks at the experiences of ordinary people living in the mid and east Antrim areas […]

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VICTOR MCCracken, from the North Road, was born in Belfast nearly 70 years ago, his parents brought him to live in Carrickfergus when he was one day old. Victor was […]

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William III (Dutch: Willem III; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III of Orange (Dutch: Willem III van Oranje) over Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Gelderland, […]

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William Ruddick
15 August

William Ruddick was a former News Letter reporter who was orphaned at the age of five when his father who was a deck engineer on the Titanic, lost his life […]

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Louis MacNeice
15 August

Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright. He was part of the generation of “thirties poets” that included W. H. […]

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Daniel Cambridge VC (27 March 1820 – 4 June 1882) born in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland, was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award […]

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The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus’ strong American and Ulster-Scots connections as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA, whose parents emigrated to America from Carrickfergus […]

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Paul Rodgers was born in 1834, the seventh of the ten children of Paul Rodgers and Sarah (Logan) of Slievetrue, Antrim. In 1852 he was apprenticed for six years to […]

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