Photo of the day – Nelson McCausland sings!

Photo by Belfast Barman Who knew Nelson had a side line as a gospel singer? We are trying to track down the tape to put it online. Has anyone got a copy? Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – UUP Election Poster

Another exhibit from the excellent museum at the Roddy McCorley Club Belfast. There is no date on the poster but I am guessing early 80’s? Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Ian Paisley, Icon?

You may have seen various posters of Ian Paisley appearing in the Cathedral Quarter Belfast, Corporation St car parks Belfast, the Holylands Belfast, Ballycastle, Antrim and even London. They are by a local artist TLO. I asked him for some background to the work, this is his reply: I am an artist and the Doctored Paisley posters are from a series I made in response to the visual legacy of the Troubles and the cult of Paisley in particular. I wanted …

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Photo of the day – Father Eldred and Jack

Photo by Martin O’Connor, taken the 5th November 2014 Jack was abandoned near the Cistercian Monastery Portglenone and was taken in by the monks there. Jacks religious beliefs are unknown but he seems a very happy dog. His coat is the same colours as the habits of the Cistercians so that is a happy coincidence 🙂 Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Newcastle, County Down

Photo by Barry McQueen, Taken on November 1, 2014 This gorgeous photo from Barry reminds us of the natural beauty we have in Northern Ireland. Tourism in NI is one tenth of what it is in the Republic. Imagine the boost to the economy if we had lasting peace and stability. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Deli Dealer, St Georges Market

Photo by Davymac, Taken on October 25, 2014 St Georges Market Belfast is going from strength to strength and was recently named the UK’s Best Large Indoor Market 2014 by the National Association of British Market Authorities, beating off stiff competition from internationally renowned markets like Spitalfields, Billingsgate and Borough. A common complaint with tourists is that there is nothing to do in Belfast on a Sunday morning. Is it time for the market to open on Sunday morning? What do you think? …

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Photo of the day – Travelling in style

  I passed this guy on the M1 motorway on Friday. I do hope he was holding on tight, they were going about 50mph. I was on a bus if you are curious. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Autumn leaves in Lurgan Park

Photo by  Mark Ferguson, Taken on October 18, 2014  As the nights darken and the temperature drops we ready ourselves for winter. Mark’s lovely photo shows the leaves changing to brown, but also the simple pleasure of walking the dog.       Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – The Crown Bar

I found myself on the 12th floor of the Europa Hotel the other day, and I must say you get a great view of Belfast. For the tourists they have helpfully marked out relevant sites on the windows. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – The Crossfire Hurricanes

Photo by Neil Carey Where was this photo taken? A club in Soho? Nightclub in Manhattan? Er not quite, its Love & Death in Anne Street, Belfast. Local band The Crossfire Hurricanes have launched their début single ‘THE DEVIANT’. You can watch the video below. Best of luck lads 🙂   Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Mourne Skyline Mountain Race

Photo by Billy Mol, Taken on October 18, 2014 Last Saturday over 120 runners took part in the gruelling Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race.  The Mourne Skyline Mountain-Trail Race route comprises mainly of forest paths, fire roads and single track grass and granite trail, with approximately one mile on the road.  The course measures 35k and there is approximately 11,056ft of ascent and 11,024ft of descent.  The highest point was at 2,801ft and the lowest point was at Sea level. Basically you have to run up and …

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Photo of the day – Noodle Bar

Photo by: Roger Bradley, Taken on October 14, 2014 The history of the Chinese Community in Northern Ireland traces its roots to the early 1960s, when the first Chinese arrived here. Since this period their numbers have evolved progressively. Currently there are around 8000 Chinese resident in Northern Ireland, representing 51% of the total ethnic minority population. The Chinese community is currently the largest and most dispersed ethnic minority group living in the North. The majority of this community lives in the …

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Photo of the day – Gerry Anderson & Stormtrooper

Photo by David Reid, Taken on January 14, 2012  The thing about Gerry Anderson was we are not in the least bit surprised to see him in a photo with a Stormtrooper. His show was a surreal world of hypnotic chickens and phantom fake leather jacket salesmen, nothing he done could ever surprise us. Now we have nothing to talk us down from the ledge after Nolan depressing us all – we miss you Gerry. Last year Gerry wrote and narrated a film …

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Photo of the day – scarecrow

Photo by Rodney Harrison, Taken on October 13, 2014 Skainos Square has been populated by a band of scarecrows all created by local people and installed in the Square in anticipation of Harvest Celebrations. The congregation at East Belfast Mission are inviting everyone to join them on Sunday, 19th October from 11am to 1pm to celebrate God’s good gifts. Pumpkin soup and light refreshments will be served in the community garden. What your photo to be featured on photo of the day? Just …

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Photo of the day – (LEGO) men at work

I visited Durham Cathedral yesterday. While the Cathedral is very grand and imposing, I was more interested in the LEGO recreation they are building. They are building a model of the Cathedral in LEGO as a fundraiser. You buy a LEGO brick for £1 and you can even add it yourself. The model will be composed of 350,000 bricks. Even more fascinating is they had to hire special LEGO modellers to create the plans, Bright Bricks is the company. Bright Bricks send the …

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Photo of the day – no flags

I saw this bin in Portstewart at the weekend. No idea why they do not accept flags. All suggestions welcome. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.

Photo of the day – Arbour Hill

Photo by Redmum, taken 12 October 2014 The military cemetery at Arbour Hill prison is the burial place of 14 of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. Among those buried there are Patrick Pearse, James Connolly and Major John MacBride. The leaders were executed in Kilmainham Gaol and their bodies were transported to Arbour Hill for burial. Brian O'NeillI help keep the good ship Slugger afloat by managing the business and techy stuff.