Events – Tullyrusk Parish

Killultagh Harriers

The following is an extract from the Belfast News Letter dated 28th February 1858 and appears with permission of the Belfast News Letter.

Killultagh harriers – Meets for March 1858 – twelve o’clock – Wednesday 3, at Crawley’s Whins, (White Mountain); Saturday 6, at Dundrod; Wednesday 10, at Brown Moss; Saturday 13, at Tullyrush; Wednesday 17, at Whinny Hill; Saturday 20, at Rock Chapel, Wednesday 24, at Trench House; Saturday 27, at Knockcairn; Wednesday 31, at Ballypitmave.

James Bleckater Prosecuted

The following extract is from The Northern Whig and Post dated 12th August 1867.

Belfast Police Court – Saturday

Prosecutions by the Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses. – James Bleckater, a farmer from Dundrod, was summoned at the instance of the Mayor, aldermen and burgesses, for having sold butter on the 10th of July, in a shop in Peter’s Hill, outside the market, and without a market ticket. Market Constable Steed proved the case. The defendant was fined in 10s and 10s costs.

South Antrim Election

The following extract is from The Lisburn Standard 22nd January 1910.

South Antrim Election.

Public meetings on behalf of Mr. Charles C. Craig, The Ulster Unionist Candidate, will be held as follows:-

Friday 21st January, Aghalee Hall at 6 pm Chairman – James Knox, Esq., J.P.
Friday 21st January, Lower Ballinderry at 7.30pm Chairman – H Walkington, Esq
Saturday 22nd January, Upper Falls Orange Hall 7pm Chairman – Walter J Richardson, Esq
Saturday 22nd January, Collin Orange Hall 8pm Chairman – E J Charley Esq., J.P.
Monday 24th January, Upper Broomhedge Orange Hall at 6pm Chairman – Rev. J. Leslie
Monday 24th January, Glenavy Protestant Hall 8pm Chairman – Dr. Mussen J.P.
Tuesday 25th January Knocknadona Protestant Hall at 6pm Chairman – Wm Higginson, Esq. J.P.
Wednesday, 26th January. Dunmurry (The Hall) at 8pm
Tuesday 27th January Lisburn Orange Hall at 8pm

Charles A. Mackenzie
Election Agent
12 High Street, Belfast.

Cycling – 60 mile race

The following is from The Ulster Star dated 4th March 1961 and appears with permission of the Ulster Star.

Cycling stars at Dundrod

All Ulster’s leading cyclists are taking part in this afternoon’s 60 miles massed-start race over eight laps of the Dundrod Circuit starting at 2.30pm.

Jack Johnston (Cyprus C.C.), winner in the South last week-end; Sam Kerr (Ballymena R.C.), Seamus Herron (Northern C.C.), Graham Calvin (Ballymoney), and Jim Maguire (Windsor CC) are included in the field of over 50 riders.

The N.I.C.F. selectors will be present and afterwards the Belfast regional team for the Tour of the North will be selected.

Water, water everywhere but…

The following is an extract from The Ulster Star dated 7th February 1975 and appears with permission of The Ulster Star.

Water, water everywhere but…

Residents of Banford (Bamford) Park, Dundrod, have been without a water supply for sanitation purposes for the past two weeks.
Now the Rev. William Beattie, DUP Assemblyman for South Antrim has drawn the attention of the Housing Executive to the situation.
After visiting the residents, he said: "I have received an assurance from the area manager Mr. Newburn that within a few days a water supply from the mains will be available for sanitation via the original pipeline, from the nearby stream, which will be connected temporarily to the mains supply."

New Bathrooms

"I have also been informed that plans are being prepared to provide new bathrooms and kitchens for the houses at Dundrod, and when these plans are being implemented each house will be connected directly to the mains."

Irish and English Champion Boxer

The following is an extract from The Ulster Star dated 16th May 1975 and appears with permission of The Ulster Star.

Dundrod boxer’s fifth certificate.

At Bath championship show at the weekend, Miss Ann Ingram’s (Dundrod) Irish and English champion boxer, Tirkane Avaunt, collected her fifth challenge certificate. This is the first ever Irish bred, owned and handled international champion boxer bitch.

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