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Tag: Carrickfergus

Police are appealing for information following the report of an arson attack on premises in the West Street area of Carrickfergus on Wednesday evening. Inspector Patty said: “At approximately 11.30 […]

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Chris Dorrian, a local Carrickfergus man, who works for Mid and East Antrim Council is doing The Great North Run,  to raise money for a local charity Carrickfergus Mental Health […]

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Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been working in partnership with children from the Amphitheatre Summer School and local artists to design and build a Little Free Library at […]

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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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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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During World War II, African-American enlistment was at an all-time high, with more than 1 million serving in the armed forces. However, the U.S. military was still heavily segregated. The air […]

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The church was almost certainly built by John De Courcy who founded Carrickfergus in 1182, but some confusion arises because of the existence of two Abbeys in the area. Saint […]

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The 1st Ranger Battalion was authorised, On 19th June 1942, they were recruited, and began training in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. From 500 enlistees who first formed the Rangers at Carrickfergus, […]

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