Archive for November, 2006

Battle of the boyne (part 1)

November 22, 2006

November 22, 2006

Battle of the boyne (part 2)

Profile: Ian Paisley

November 21, 2006

For more than three decades, Ian Paisley has been a towering figure on Northern Ireland’s political stage.

A half century after he first emerged, Mr Paisley’s determination to resist any compromise which might, in his view, weaken Northern Ireland’s position within the United Kingdom has remained absolute.

His politics and religious beliefs are inextricably linked and the Free Presbyterian Church, which he founded in 1951, remains the cornerstone.

Mr Paisley’s large stature and booming voice first attracted major public attention in 1963 when he organised a protest march against the decision to lower the union flag at Belfast City Hall to mark the death of Pope John.

A year later, he threatened to tear down an Irish Tricolour displayed in a Belfast Sinn Fein office, if the authorities did not remove it first.

The authorities attempted to prevent the Paisley march. But in removing the flag themselves, they sparked the worst riot that Belfast had witnessed in decades.

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Rocco – Comes to Be

November 18, 2006

The Ulster-Scots & Southern Confederacy

November 17, 2006

On both sides of the Atlantic there has been an avalanche of books and articles, both scholarly and popular, which have been about the American Ulster-Scots or ‘Scots-Irish’ -(1). For example the Ulster Society’s Ronnie Hanna has written many readable biographies on notable Americans of Ulster-Scots lineage. The Newsletter’s Billy Kennedy has given the average reader a greater understanding of our American kinfolk in his state-by-state series on the Ulster-Scot settlements. Interestingly, three out of four of the Kennedy books are about the Ulster-Scots in certain states, which became part of the southern Confederacy in 1861. What was the relationship between the Ulster-Scots and the short-lived Confederate States of America? To answer this question one must recount American history from colonial times.

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Ulster Divided Land

November 16, 2006

 

The real facts of the divided land in Northern Ireland.

10 Facts About The Orange Order!

November 15, 2006

Orange Order

1) Famous Orangemen have included Dr Thomas Barnardo, who joined the Order in Dublin, William Massey, who was Prime Minister of New Zealand, Harry Ferguson, inventor of the Ferguson Tractor, and Earl Alexander, the Second World War general.

2) Commemorations of the Battle of the Boyne predate the Orange Order. The Order was formed in 1795 and its first parade was held in 1796, but there is a record of a Twelfth parade in County Armagh in 1791, suggesting that the tradition of parades goes back well beyond the Order’s formation.

3) The Orange Order is an all-Ireland body, with lodges in Cavan, Monaghan, Leitrim, Dublin and Donegal. The only Twelfth procession in the Republic nowadays is at Rossnowlagh in County Donegal. There are almost 1200 lodges in Ireland, most of them in Northern Ireland

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Cluan Place & “interface” areas, Under siege!

November 15, 2006

The reality of life in Cluan Place for the small unionist population.

This account, unapologetically, sets out to put the record straight. It is essential that the unionist case – one which is not always heard – be told. The people of Cluan Place, Madrid Street, Thistle Court and elsewhere along the Short Strand interface deserve no less.

Cluan Place

Cluan Place is an isolated Unionist area backing on to the republican Short Strand. It is a street of 25 houses. Each home has been attacked at one time or another while some have been attacked on many occasions.

Thistle Court and Madrid Street, until very recently were completely exposed to republican Short Strand and suffered drastically as a consequence. More than 40 out of 79 houses sit derelict in the Thistle Court/Madrid Street area as a result of I.R.A. attacks. After pleas to Government, gates eventually were erected across Madrid Street beside Thistle Court, stopping republican incursions but the missiles continue.

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Rocco – Was abused

November 15, 2006

Roccos video editing by: StrongholdUlster
Intro & outro by: UlsterHistory

I’m a Proud Friend of Israel. Are you?

November 15, 2006

Since September 2000, Israel and its citizens have been going through dark times. Homicide bombers blowing themselves up (and by that taking lives of innocent civilians with them) have become an overwhelming, frightening, everyday sight in the streets of Israel. Israel is being compelled to fight a fierce war against the terror infrastructure of the Palestinians, and now has been forced to open a second front in Lebanon, against the terrorist group Hezbollah.

Friend of Israel

Israel and its citizens need to know their friends and supporters are standing by them at these harsh times!

Are you a friend/supporter of Israel?

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