School Carol Service with a difference

The first year the Carol Service of my old school, Balllymena Academy, was in St Patrick’s Parish Church was the year after I left. I remember three of us re-joining the “back row” of the choir to sing the familiar carols and other music that the choir was singing. It was lovely to be back among the senior choir and to do so. This year, that Carol Service is not possible due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the musical members of Ballymena Academy have put together an online Carol Service via Youtube. I am so pleased to see that … Continue reading School Carol Service with a difference

Concerns of Former Chief Scouts of Ireland – follow up letter to the Scouting Ireland Board

The text following was shared with me last night in order for it to be widely circulated amongst the membership of Scouting Ireland who are very concerned and worried about its lack of direction and development in line with its … Continue reading Concerns of Former Chief Scouts of Ireland – follow up letter to the Scouting Ireland Board