My nephews Sean Michael and Dylan and my nieces Aoife and Anna.
Dean John Mann (Centre) from St Ann’s Cathedral in Belfast has continued the tradition started in 1976 by Dean Sam Crook of collecting money for charity over the Christmas period on the steps of the Cathedral on Donegal St in Belfast. BLACK SANTA
This is the chair that King William III of Orange (King Billy) used when he attended a service in St George’s Church on High St Belfast in 1690 on his way from Carrickfergus to his encounter with James II at the river Boyne Co Meath. St George’s has a strong connection with another pivotal figure in Irish history. Henry Joy McCracken, one of the leaders of the 1798 United Irishmen’s revolt against British rule, was initially buried in St. George’s churchyard after his execution at nearby Cornmarket. He was later reburied a short distance away at the historic Clifton Street graveyard.
Our football club Clonoe O’Rahilly’s GFC held it’s annual youth presentations in the community centre. Well over one hundred children and young people, both boy’s and girls participate in teams at all age levels. Gerard Corr (centre) is the club youth officer and Conor McAliskey and Stephen McNulty, both of whom are on the Tyrone County panel, made the presentations to the various teams and individuals.