False Ecomomy of Closing Outdoor Education Centers

In recent months the Education authority have taken the decision to cut the provision for residential outdoor education. At the stroke of a pen they have taken a decision that will result in the closure of at least four of the outdoor education centers. Ardnabannon, Bushmills, Delamont and Killowen Outdoor Centers, and probably a fifth at Killyleagh. These are the centres which many of us as teenagers spent a weekend during the summer months going hiking in the Mournes, canoeing on …

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Post Brexit View of a re- politicized Nationalist

It is a long time since I have contributed anything to this site. I was once a daily reader, commenter and active participant, but the gradually over the last few years for various reasons I have become quite sickened by Northern Ireland Politics, I became disinterested and apathetic towards politics and to be honest focused my energy on interests elsewhere. The result of the EU referendum has changed that. I sat up all night watching the results come in from …

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Rest in Peace Barn Owls

This is a piece about natural selection. About a bird that has not existed here for hundreds of years but which certain pampered groups within the green lobby pretend exists so they can extract grants from the public purse, further their green agenda and engage in their environmental war. Don’t be fooled into believing the figures thinking there is a small but significant population I have been living in the city center for at least 30 years and I have …

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Nollaig Shona Duit

There are currently 6000 languages in the world. Of these 6000 according to UNESCO approximately 85% are in danger of ceasing to exist within a generation. As everyone with a second language knows a language is more than a way to say the same thing in a different way, language creates short cuts in our thought processes and allowing us to condense feelings senses and emotions into logical thought and in that way makes us who we are. One language …

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What does this say about us all?

I was on the way home yesterday evening at around 6. While driving along through Camlough I saw an old lady on the side of the Road, just at the mini roundabout with her thumb out. It seemed very odd for a pitch black December night and the thermometer on the car was reading 1.5 so I pulled over. To my utter shock the woman was so cold she couldn’t open the car door and was talking like she had …

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