Saturday, 17 October 2009

Cairncastle LOL 692

Earlier this week I travelled up to Cairncastle in county Antrim to meet the members of Cairncastle LOL 692 Community and Cultural Group.  In 2000 the lodge celebrated their 175th anniversary and at that time decided to develop the range of cultural activities in their hall.  This led to the formation of the the community and cultural group and the hall is now home to some cultural activity or other on most days of the week.  The activities include Scottish highland dancing and country dancing as well as musical tuition and a monthly soiree, which draws musicians from a wide area.  The local MP, Sammy Wilson, also attended the meeting and we talked about some of the issues facing the group.  Cairncastle has established a stong relationship with a cultural group in Ardrossan in Scotland and folk from Ardrossan come across to the annual Ulster-Scots Festival

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