All News, Events & Inter-Community Work


Offering Hope In Tumultuous Times…

20/06/17

Pretani Associates Paris Ironically, it’s easy enough to think of things which are equally beloved by the whole community in Northern Ireland: Comber spuds dripping with butter, Tayto Cheese ‘n’ Onion crisps and the creamy pint of Guinness, to name but a few… So why is it that people in Northern Ireland simply can’t stomach […]

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New Community Perspectives on Northern Ireland

29/03/17

Pretani Associates and Dalaradia Historical Group to speak at Sorbonne University in Paris on Common Identity. Pretani.co.uk Dalaradia.co.uk Pretani Associates, Helen Brooker and Dr Ian Adamson will be discussing their work on Common Identity – A new way forward for Northern Ireland The Chair of the Dalaradia Historical group will be discussing their work promoting common culture […]

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Pretani Associates Ltd Common Identity Booklet

09/01/17

Is there an understanding?  The cause of tension is often a much more deep-rooted problem that can be thousands of years old. Common Identity Booklet now available in a digital version click  here  

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Pretani Associates attend Final Commemorations of the Battle of the Somme

20/12/16

Battle of the Somme Commemoration, Dublin Pretani Associates were delighted to attend the screening of the film, The Battle of the Somme, which marked the centenary of the end of the Battle. This film was an extraordinary and unique documentary produced by the Imperial War Museum. The event took place in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, […]

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The Common Identity Tree is not just for Christmas, it’s for life…

19/12/16

Pretani Associates would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2017 – A year for new thinking…

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Presidential Visit to Dalaradia at St John’s Church, Donegore

02/11/16

Pretani Associates supported and assisted the Dalaradia organisation during the visit to St John’s Parish Church Donegore by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, on Thursday 27th October 2016. His Excellency viewed the grave of the great Ulster poet, Sir Samuel Ferguson. He then travelled a short distance up Donegore Hill to the studio […]

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Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester…

13/10/16

Pretani Associates were delighted to support the Dalaradia organisation in their production of a book of memorabilia of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester visit to Belfast on the 21st April 1941. This book was presented to HRH Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester at Kensington Palace on the 75th Anniversary of the […]

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BE BITTER, OR BE BETTER…

28/09/16

A new strategy which offers Northern Ireland a way forward out of the current sectarian stymie is launched today by its co-authors Mrs Helen Brooker and Dr Ian Adamson OBE. Focusing on Common Identity, the Pretani Associates’ project, which has been developed over the last four years, uses the early history of these islands as […]

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Skara Brae – An ancient Pretanic settlement

30/06/16

Skara Brae is an ancient human settlement found on the largest island within the Orkneys,Scotland. It was built in 3100 BC and is therefore older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids. These photographs were taken by our Pretani Associates Researcher following a recent visit to the island in June 2016.

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Eddie Irvine’s Formula Ford Car

07/05/16

Eddie Irvine’s Formula Ford Car

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Pretani Associates attend Burns Night Supper Event

21/01/16

Pretani Associates attend Burns Night Supper Event

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Intercommunity Columbanus Event

22/11/15

Columbanus College and Dundonald High School provide the music at the event. Names from left to right. Alastair Seeley, Jeremy McWilliams, Dr Ian Adamson OBE, Thomas Fagen, Eddie Irvine Dr Ian Adamson OBE, Eddie Irvine

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The Annual Daniel O’Connell Lecture

17/05/15

Minister for Diaspora Affairs Presents The Annual Daniel O’Connell Lecture ‘The relationship between Daniel O’Connell and the Duke of Wellington’. Sunday 17th May 2015. Glasnevin Cemetery.

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Plain Scots Bible Volumes 1 & 3

28/11/14

The Ullans Academy publish the Plain Scots Bible Volumes 1 & 3 thanks to funding from the Ulster Scots Academy.

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Boyne Valley Area

28/03/14

The Dalaradia group organized an inter-community trip to the Boyne Valley area in the Republic of Ireland to visit Newgrange, County Meath, Republic of Ireland. Newgrange Monument The group also visited the Battle of the Boyne Visitors Centre, near the River Boyne, Republic of Ireland. Boyne Visitor Centre

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The Ullans Academy Historic Inter-Community Event

23/11/13

The Ullans Academy, a community based group from Belfast, host an historic inter-community event in the Great Hall in Belfast City Hall on 23rd November 2013. Helen Brooker as Chair 2013 was delighted when over 300 guests attended and Dr Ian Adamson OBE, President of the Ullans Academy and the President of Ireland, Michael D […]

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Dalriada Kingdom

28/09/13

The Dalaradia group visit the Dalriada Kingdom where they were able to see the Dunnad Coronation Stone, mid Argyll, Scotland. Dunnad Coronation Stone Dumbarton Castle Another visit by the group was to Dumbarton Castle, west Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Dumbarton

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Dalaradia Coronation Stone and ‘Stone Chair’

28/02/13

The Dalaradia group, a community-based group in southeast Antrim. was established in early 2013, One of their key objectives is to ensure the preservation of the Dalaradia Coronation Stone and ‘Stone Chair’ at Crew Hill, Glenavy, Northern Ireland for the benefit of the community and for future generations. Crew Hill Coronation Stone, Glenavy, Northern Ireland […]

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Queen at Islandbridge

18/05/11

On Wednesday 18 May 2010, as Chairman of the Somme Association Dr Ian Adamson OBE was in Dublin as a guest of the Government of the Republic of Ireland, where he was presented to the Queen by President Mary McAleese.. Both unionist and nationalist politicians from Northern Ireland were among those present when The Queen […]

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Duke of Gloucester, President of the Somme Association at Gallipoli

23/03/10

Dr Ian Adamson OBE with Prince Richard , Duke of Gloucester, President of the Somme Association at Gallipoli 23rd March 2010 to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Dardanelles campaign.

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Old Belmont School Preservation Trust

01/09/04

The Old Belmont School Preservation Trust (OBSPT) was a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It was established in November 1999, with founding Chair Helen Brooker. The main aim was to ensure the preservation of the former Belmont Primary School, a landmark building in east Belfast, for the benefit of the community and […]

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