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Centenary celebrations take root in Mid and East Antrim

Pictured taken at the tree planting ceremony at Peoples Park, Ballymena.

A tree planting ceremony to mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland has taken place in the towns of Ballymena – Peoples Park, Carrickfergus- Delaney’s Green and Larne – Town Park as part of Councils Northern Ireland Centenary Programme.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough, Councillor Peter Johnston said:

“A century ago, the people of Mid and East Antrim witnessed the establishment of Northern Ireland as a result of the Government of Ireland Act 1920. “To contribute to that history, we have planted a tree in each of our three main towns to mark this momentous occasion. This will be a living and lasting legacy of this centenary year here in Mid and East Antrim.”

Tree planting in Larne.

Cllr Johnston continued:

“As we look back to the roots of Northern Ireland 100 years ago, we look forward to the growth of this tree and earnestly hope that it will symbolise our borough as a place of continued growth, development and prosperity.

“There will be a number of opportunities throughout 2021 to mark the centenary year and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Council’s Northern Ireland Centenary Working Group for spearheading this programme.”

For the latest information on Council’s Northern Ireland Centennial plans, visit:

Tree planting in Carrickfergus

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