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VIDEO: The Minnows are back after ten years with new single and album

BELFAST indie rock band The Minnows have released their first new single in almost a decade, with a long-promised and eagerly awaited new album due to follow later this year. Entitled ‘When You’re Not Here’, the new single is a melodic and uptempo pop rock number with a harder edge, created by its crunching electric guitars, […]

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VIDEO REPORT: Faithful in their thousands tuning in for virtual Clonard Novena

ONLINE statistics are showing a very “significant uptake” for this year’s ‘virtual’ annual Clonard Solemn Novena as the event enters its fifth day. Up to 15,000 worshippers attend Clonard’s historic monastery for nine days each June, however, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Novena, which began on Friday, is being streamed live with four sessions […]

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Red Hugh O’Donnell – Uncovering Tirconnell’s missing hero

Early-modern Irish history is rarely the contentious bad-boy of academia or popular culture. In recent years the Great Famine, 1916 and the Irish War of Independence have tended to get the lion’s share of the print. However, on 22 May, news from Valladolid sparked sudden national (nay international) interest with news that Spanish archaeologists had […]

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WATCH: – GOING OUT ON A HIGH NOTE St Teresa’s Primary Seven pupils take a virtual bow

A little bit of ‘Wonka’ magic was sprinkled over the pupils from St Teresa’s Primary School this morning as their online performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, their final school show, went online. St Teresa’s Primary School Principal Terry Rodgers told the Andersonstown News how he and staff were determined to try and recreate […]

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Clonard Novena will be just a click away for the virtual faithful

A very different way of celebrating this year’s annual Clonard Solemn Novena will begin from next Friday – virtually.  Up to 15,000 worshippers attend Clonard’s historic monastery for nine days each June, however, due to the Covid-19 crisis, the event, held in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will this year be streamed live […]

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Online events to mark Falls Curfew 50th Anniversary

A RANGE of commemorative events to mark the 50th anniversary of the Falls Curfew are to be held online next month. The British Army-imposed imposed curfew – which lasted 36 hours between July 3rd and 5th of 1970 – saw the entire Falls district locked down while soldiers ransacked thousands of homes. During the operation, […]

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