Tag Archives: Féile

SDLP: Getting With The (Feile) Programme

Odd thing. No mention of SDLP in West Belfast’s Annual Festival. It almost looks likr they (we) dont exist. Are we even mentioned in the great big glossy brochure? As West Belfast invites the world to celebrate the diversity of … Continue reading

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Feile: West Belfast Festival…The Wild Geese

One of the most interesting (for me) discussions during An Feile will be a lecture on The Wild Geese….the Irish regiments who fought in European armies before and after the Treaty of Limerick 1692. There was along established tradition of … Continue reading

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Féile…West Belfast Festival

So Féile starts in two weeks. The West Belfast Festival. On 9th August 1971, Internment Without Trial was introduced. That night, the Ballymurphy Massacre took place. For some years afterwards, the anniversary was marked by often intense rioting in West … Continue reading

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