Tag Archives: Antrim


This afternoon.

Woodburn Forest, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim.

Richard writes:

Are you guys aware what is happening up in Woodburn forest outside Belfast. A company is trying to drill an well for oil in a drinking water catchment area (200m from homes and 380m from North Woodburn Reservoir)…

Don’t Drill Antrim Water (Facebook)

Council to review Woodburn Forest oil drill project issues, court hears (Belfast Telegraph)



Adam Gilmour, 8, was confirmed dead this afternoon following a road traffic accident involving a Peugeot car this morning in Cloughmills, Co Antrim.

The October 20 letter (above) Jim Allister MLA sent to NEELB (North Eastern Education and Library Board) on behalf of the Gilmour family and the subsequent letter of acknowledgement.

An 18 year old male has been arrested following the incident.

Cloughmills: Boy, 8, dead after car strikes family of seven (BBC News NI)


Photoshopped image of Carrick-a-Rede bridge gains legs and entices holidaymakers.

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Presenter Steve (at Carrickfergus Castle, county Antrim) and cameraman Timbo – they’re ‘here to please’.

Steve sez:

I will make a promotional video naming your business outside Ireland’s oldest castle or somewhere else in Ireland and include your web address on the video max 15 words.

VIDEO: I will make a cool video outside Ireland’s best castle for $5 (Fiverr)

(H/T: Lisa O’Brien)

BUXFyeDCQAAdry4.jpg largeChris Lindsay tweetz:

DOE staff battling to save a young pilot whale at Portballintrae – sadly, it died – more on @bbcnewsline


The second whale to die on the North coast in the past week.

On Saturday, a stranded whale died in Cushendall.


george-karbus-2042Czech-born County Clare resident George Karbus is the overall winner of the British Irish Czech Banner Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for this photo of a bottlenose dolphin.

George explains:

“The photograph was taken in the most intimidating and surf-heavy spot on the Coast of Northern Ireland. I encountered this playful dolphin that suddenly started to surf the deep tube inside the waves. Each time the dolphin got into the wave, I dived underneath, held my breath and waited for the moment when he would swish through a silver barrel close enough to my lens. Water visibility is always very limited in Ireland, and I was very lucky to get a shot like this”


Award for Ballintoy dolphin photo (UTV News)

BPA award


Two rams which were lost in snow for three weeks have been found in the north Antrim hills.

Three weeks.

The heartbreaking futility.

Lost sheep ‘survive 23 days trapped in heavy snow’ in NI (BBC)

Previously: How Sheep Is Your Love?


They made the frontpage of the Belfast Telegraph:


Thanks Aaron