Monday, 10 August 2009

some snaps from the short strand féile 2009

The first group of pictures show a small amount of the Internment Exhibition which was organised as part of the Féile by numerous Ex-POW's. the exhibition showed a wide range of artifacts from that period, before and beyond, as well as posters, letters, photographs, documents, literature and handicrafts made by the Internee's themselves.

Maith sibh to the Ex-POW's who put a lot of hard work into gathering the stuff (with help and encouragement from the Irish Republican History Museum in Conway Mill - more info here ) and manned the exhibition throughout. As well as this there was a video on show and seating area for anyone curious about the background to Internment and the obvious fall out from it.

I have no doubt, given the enthusiasm of those who worked on it and the great reception it got from visitors the exhibition will be back again, no doubt bigger and better, next year!

Myself, with Ciarán Dunbar and Dr Ian Malcolm, who both gave brilliant presentations on differing perspectives regarding the Irish Language, also pictured is Ian's daughter, Tara.

Bhí seo an imeacht deireannach ar chlár an Fhéile agus caithifdh a ceann de na ceann is suimiúla! Deirfhinn cinnte go mbeidh muid a' tógáil ar an imeacht seo fa choinne Féile 2010!

Staff and Board members of the Short Strand Partnership and Community Forum with Leas Ard Mheara Cllr Danny Lavery. Danny came over to make presentations at the annual pensioners night in the community centre. Sadly he couldn't be convinced to get up and give us a song!

These two pics are of the winning team in the Short Strand Féile Lagan Boat Race 2009!

Unsurprisingly the Short Strand boys beat the team from the Markets!

Definitely an event to build on for next year's Féile!

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