Castledawson railway station closed for passengers in 1950.
The main A6 Belfast to (London)Derry road passed through Castledawson until 1992, when it was bypassed.
What famous event took place in Casteldawson?
On 12 July 1830, Orange Institution parades
led to confrontations between Orangemen and Ribbonmen in Maghera and Castledawson
Why’s Christmas not coming there?
Because they’ve got their Loyalist priorities right!
said …….”Dis is are kulture an hertage”
The Ghost of Christmas Present appeared and said
“No talk = No walk”
“Flegs on show = Xmas no go!”
Christmas lights were bought using a peace grant and remain the property of the Sinn Fein-dominated council. The council has refused to hand them over to Castledawson because community representatives have not implemented a policy on the flying of flags in the area.
“Council backed the application for Castledawson on the proviso there would be an agreed flags protocol in future. Basically that hasn’t happened.”
Alone among EU nations and Christians the world over, the Protestant Coalition proclaims
“Rather than come to an agreement with our neighbours we prefer tattered flags to Christmas lights!”