Shell whistled over Carrick as Victor prepared for school

Stories of Carrickfergus – Shell whistled over Carrick as Victor prepared for school

VICTOR MCCracken, from the North Road, was born in Belfast nearly 70 years ago, his parents brought him to live in Carrickfergus when he...
Pictured is William Boyce who celebrated his 100th birthday on Friday 30 October and who was also presented with a silver poppy by the Mayor, Cllr Peter Johnston.

​Silver poppy presented to WW2 veteran on 100th birthday

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim has presented a World War Two veteran with a silver poppy on his 100th birthday. William Boyce was presented...
The former Warrant Officer’s house and Guard Room in Carrickfergus.

​Historic building in Carrickfergus being restored and transformed through THI scheme

The former Warrant Officer’s house and Guard Room in Carrickfergus (a Grade B1 listed building) is the latest building to be restored, thanks to...

30 Newly Colourised and Rare Titanic Photos Taken Before And After The Tragedy

The Titanic sits near the dock at Belfast, Northern Ireland soon before starting its maiden voyage. The icy waters where the Titanic sinking occurred, as seen just days...

75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day – VE Day

V E Day began with Mr Churchill's broadcast officially announcing the end of the war in Europe. Londoners took to the streets in celebrations which...

R.M.S. Titanic’s Last Moments

The R.M.S. Titanic Page Index The R.M.S. Titanic – Carrickfergus The Titanic construction Background Vital Statistics Travelling Arrangements The Titanic’s Catering The Voyage Disaster Strikes The Board of Trade’s Official Return The Discovery Of The...

MacDonald’s Choice

Captain Lattimore was born in Carrickfergus and later lived in Larne. Many of the crew of the ship were also from Carrickfergus. ...

“Song Carrickfergus”

is an Irish folk song, named after the town of Carrickfergus in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The origins of the song are unclear, but...

William III of England (King Billy)

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...

William Ruddick

William Ruddick was a former News Letter reporter who was orphaned at the age of five when his father who was a deck engineer...


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