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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Biggest swell found by top surfer

Al Mennie, one of the world’s top big wave surfers has found two spots off Ireland where he believes there could be waves up to 120ft high. The thrill seeker has surfed in some of the world’s most extreme conditions, but he is still looking for perfect conditions where he can take on the largest swell on the planet.

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University in Chinese initiative

The University of Ulster is working to promote the teaching of Mandarin in Northern Ireland schools in partnership with their Chinese counterpart.

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Hundreds take part in charity dip in freezing sea

Brave swimmers made a splash this New Year’s Day when they took a dip in the chilly winter waters at Ballycastle Beach and Portrush to raise money for the children’s charity CLIC Sargent. It was all a good cause but the courageous participants didn’t spend long in the water, even though the temperatures were much higher than last New Year.

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