Photo of the day – Tony MacAulay Booklaunch

Tony MacAulay reading from his new book ‘All Growed Up: What Breadboy Did at University’ at No Alibis Bookshop Belfast – Sept 2014. Photo by Brian O’Neill All Growed Up is the third book in Tony’s popular series about growing up in Belfast during the 70’s and 80’s. It is the sequel to Paperboy and Breadboy. If you have not already done so, the books are well worth a read. Also worth plugging is the excellent No Alibis bookshop, which …

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Photo of the day – Golden Girls

Photo by Alan Hopps – A herd of jersey cows graze contentedly on a hillside in Jerrettspass I was tempted to call this ‘cows take over the Windows XP desktop’. As we lumber from one political crisis to the next and it is doom all round it is nice to concentrate on the things we are good at. Ireland North & South produces the best diary products in the world, all that rain gives us lush green grass and happy cows. It is well …

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Photo of the day – Tango in St Anne’s Square

This is one of the photos I took at this year’s Culture Night. The Belfast Argentine Tango Society was putting on a demonstration in St Anne’s Square.  I don’t think the Free Presbyterians would approve  but the crowd on Culture night was appreciative. To quote the recently departed Rev Ian Paisley “The dancing of the world, hugging the other sex, set to music, is sensual, and clearly caters to the lust of the flesh” – indeed. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good …

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Photo of the day – Lough Neagh at Sunset

An idyllic Photo of Lough Neagh by Charles Murray Lough Neagh is the largest lake in Northern Ireland, supplying forty percent of its water; the biggest on the island of Ireland, the biggest by area in the United Kingdom, and the biggest by area in the British Isles. With an area of 151 square miles (392 km2), it is the largest lake on the Island of Ireland, the fifteenth largest freshwater lake within the European Union and is ranked thirty-first in the List …

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Photo of the day – Puppy Love…

Here is a photo to melt the heart of even the most cynical slugger commenter. Rodney Harrison took this lovely photo last Sunday on the East Strand in Portrush. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – The Duke of York Bar

This is a new feature from Slugger where we will be showcasing the best in local photography.  This is a lovely photo of one of Belfast’s most famous watering holes. Gerry Adams once pulled pints here as a barman, and many a journalist, student and politicians have propped up the bar over the years. The owner Willie Jack made it through the bad times and now he is getting his reward, the place is rammed every weekend. Willie has expanded his …

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New feature highlight: Subscribe to Slugger by email

One of the features we added to the site in the recent revamp is you can now subscribe to Slugger by email. To use this feature just add your email address to the subscribe box on the right side:     Once registered we will email you every time a new post is put on Slugger. We email you the full content of the post so it is very useful for catching up with the site when you have a few …

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Welcome to the new Slugger website!

Hi folks, I have been working with Mick to revamp the site. Don’t panic: we have kept the general look and feel of the site. The changes are mostly under the bonnet. New features include: Responsive design: the site will now scale to your screen, so you can now easily read slugger on your mobile. New comments system: the old system was getting extremely difficult to manage, so we have switched over to disqus to power the comments. Disqus has …

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