Roger Blaney

Roger Blaney was educated in Lurgan, Armagh and Queen’s University, Belfast where he qualified in medicine in 1957. He specialised in public health and was head of the Department of Community Medicine and Medical Statistics at QUB until 1988. He is author of Belfast: 100 Years of Public Health (1988), Nótaí ón Lia (1999) and […]

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John Bradbury

30 June 2021 and afterwards online – John Bradbury John Bradbury is a history graduate and author. ‘Celebrated Citizens of Belfast’ was published by Appletree Press and naturally included Robert Shipboy McAdam. John has much experience in news and features writing for various newspapers and magazines and has broadcast extensively in the Arts sphere on

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Bríghid Mhic Seáin

30 June 2021 and afterwards online –  Brighid Mhic Sheáin was raised in Belfast and she has been researching for some time now and writing articles – hardly read (read widely!). “ I’m particularly interested in the history of Belfast. I came across Robert Shipboy McAdam through Breandán ó Buachalla’s book and through the in-depth

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Reverend Jim Stothers

30 June 2021 and afterwards online – Born and raised in east Belfast, member of Belmont Presbyterian Church. Around the age of 20 developed an interest in the Irish language, being exposed to it by RTÉ Radio – no RnaG back then! Trained as a Civil Engineer at Queen’s but felt a calling to Christian

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Start date: 7 May 2021 Music and poetry to celebrate the Bealtaine festival and the coming of summer with Antóin Mac an tSionnaigh, Brighde Chaimbeul, Cathal Ó Curráin, Conor Caldwell, Deirdre Nic an tSionnaigh, Edel Ní Churraoin, Gearóid Mac Loclainn, Joe McArdle-Campbell, Miadhach Lughain O’Donnell, Rohan Young and Stephen Loughran.



The offical online launch of the heritage project celebrating 30 years of Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich takes place on Thursday, 6th May at 8pm. The event will be broadcast on the Facebook page ‘Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich’ and on our YouTube page.


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