Caged sunflowers

Caged sunflowers

July 28, 2013 Blog 0 Comments

If you’re searching for the authentic voice of Belfast,  call along to the Sunflower Club in Union Street, some Thursday night where the troubadours of Belfast gather to sing a song for Belfast.

I was in that famous hostelry this week to toast the success of yet another wonderful event: the annual Scoil Samhraidh Mhic Reachtáin/McCracken Summer School where 200 Irish language learners had a ball — between classes.

They tell me the bar is about to remove the old security cage – a hangover from a darker time — though I’ve had some friends suggest on Twitter since I posted this picture that it would make a great trestle for creeping plants. I’m not sure if sunflowers fit that particular bill but what really worries me is that no one came up with that idea back in the day when every bar had a security cage.


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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is the outgoing Sinn Féin MLA for South Belfast and a civic activist in Belfast.