started the CarrickOnLine website 12 years ago. It's been a
labour of love for most of that time as I felt it was important
to create a connection for those living away from home, myself
included. I ran the site on a voluntary basis with help from
friends initially, but for most of it on my own.
I've tried to give space to anyone
from home who had something of interest to get on-line,
including many local businesses and never charged for this
while meeting all the costs of maintaining the site, and that
was fine with me, I only ever wanted to use it to promote the
local area which I love. Over recent years I've depended on
Ocean FM for bits and pieces of local news, but recently that
has been reduced to Obituaries which although important cannot
be the only news item on a successful website.
Unfortunately without getting some news
from home I can't continue to maintain the site on my own in
this format and have decided to take it offline.
hope any of you who have visited the CarrickOnLine site have got
something from it over the years.
I am now looking at a
redesign of the Carrick site which will allow better
interactivity from others . Hopefully the site will be back in
some form early next year.