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Studying Saturdays: Beavering Away, Life in Belvoir, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Back in 1997 when I first stumbled upon politics in a big way, I also started a course in Media Techniques and Competences at Belvoir Training Centre in the Belvoir Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In many ways this first …

Attending George Best’s Funeral at Stormont, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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“We won’t forget our Belfast boy, who filled our lives with so much joy” George Best was the best football player ever. He was also the fifth Beatle. He was also a total hit with the ladies and basically the …

Everybody Liechtenstein, What’s that you say?

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Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein. A small little enclave sandwiched in between Austria, Switzerland and Germany (which it doesn’t actually border, though shares a language and much history with). I visited it in Winter 2007 for a day …

The Bangor Boat’s Away…

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What’s the crack with my wee home town then? Having spent most of my blog time on the rest of the world, I thought I’d fill ‘Don’t Stop Living’ in with me, Jonny Scott Blair and Bangor, County Down, Northern …

The Belfast Child Sings Again….

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If you do have a simple mind (pun intended) then you will think “Oh, I like Ireland, I must visit Dublin.” You’d be making a major error there! Dublin is bland, predictable, cosmopolitan and expensive. VISIT NORTHERN IRELAND INSTEAD. The …

Five Nil and you still Don’t sing! Belarus 5-0 Northern Ireland, in Bobruisk

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I had watched the Northern Ireland ladies team in May 2007 in Gillingham, Kent. They lost 4-0 to England and played with passion and pride against full-time professionals. Me and a few of the lads sang our hearts out, completely …

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