St. Patricks Day, 2015

17/3/2015 Kilrea, N.Ireland.  A man sells a selection of Irish themed goods during the St Patricks Day celebrations in Kilrea, Co. L’Derry, N.Ireland.

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17/3/2015 Portstewart, N.Ireland. The annual St Patricks Day ‘Duck Dive’ has taken place at the Herring Pond, Portstewart, N.Ireland, with crowds lining the shore to watch fundraisers leap into the Atlantic, raising money for the RNLI.

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17/3/2015 Portstewart, N.Ireland. A young man climbs out of the Herring Pond in Portstewart, N.Ireland, after taking part in the annual ‘duck dive’ event, raising money for the Portrush LIfeboat.

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Dalriada Phantom

Dalriada School, Ballymoney. 06/12/2014. Students from Dalriada School in Ballymoney, Co.Antrim, perform on stage during their school’s Christmas production of the Lloyd Webber musical, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. The School has built a reputation over the years for the high quality of it’s musicians, actors, and set and costume designers .

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Ian Paisley

N.Ireland politician, and church minister,Ian Paisley, died today. I’ll leave political comments for everyone else to squabble over, but I always found him good crack.  Here’s a snap of him and the Queen at a garden party a while back. She greeted him so very warmly that day, and even bowed back.

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Airwaves 2014

Portrush N.Ireland 07/09/2014. The Royal Air Force Acrobatic Team, ‘The Red Arrows’ finish their display over the town of Portrush, as members of the Royal British Legion march onto the beach at East Strand, for a WW1 commemorative service.

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