September 17, 2021

NI100: Central and Eastern Antrim Centennial Celebrations Program ‘Great Success’

In addition, 10 Borough residents received certificates and coins in recognition of their 100th birthday.

The figures were part of an update by the Council’s Northern Ireland 100 Working Group, set up to promote ideas and suggestions on the occasion of Northern Ireland’s 100th anniversary.

Chaired by Councilor Cheryl Brownlee, the group includes the Mayor, Councilor William McCaggy and Deputy Mayor, Councilor Matthew Armstrong, Councilor Danny Donnelly, Greg McCain and Keith Turner.

Members of the Mid and East Antrim NI 100 Working Group at the flag-raising ceremony.

Councilor Brownlee said: “With the 100th anniversary of the founding of Northern Ireland, the Council’s centennial celebrations have provided an opportunity to shed light on all that is good about the Middle and East Antarctica and more. Its citizens have achieved. For the last 100 years, “he commented.

“To date, the events include a busy program of events, exhibitions and community initiatives, aimed at showcasing and championing culture, heritage, education, history, future prosperity and more. More range of exciting activities this year. The rest will be provided in accordance with the latest guidelines of Covid 19.

Paying tribute to the Working Group’s colleagues, Councilor Brownlee added: “The Working Group, together with elected Council members, officers and stakeholders, has planned and implemented an actual program of events Borough offers something for everyone, regardless of their background.

“The centennial celebrations have been a great success to this day, and I have no doubt that the rest of the program of activities planned for 2021 has been a great year of events for Boro.”

At the end of the centenary weekend, three trees were planted in Larne, Carrickfergus and Balimina, and the council’s centennial flag was hoisted over buildings in all three towns. Centennial flower displays have also been set up in flower beds throughout the city.

Meanwhile, the council’s ‘Looking Back: Central and Eastern Antrim 1921-2021’ was one of only 39 projects in the province to be awarded a grant through the Shared History Fund – a تقسیم 1 million distribution by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Northern Ireland Office The project includes an exhibition of research work and history, as well as three time capsules and a range of conversations, walking tours and workshops.

Activities planned for the rest of 2021 include a teddy bear picnic, a Castle Lomer event at Carrickfergus Castle and a centennial fireworks display. Centennial stones will also be erected and trees will be planted in towns and villages throughout the city.

For more information on the Council’s NI 100 events, visit: https://www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/NI100

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