• Down Arts Centre Launch New Autumn Programme

    At the end of a fantastic Summer Season, it’s onwards and upwards for Down Arts Centre with the launch of their Autumn Programme covering live events, exhibitions, classes and workshops for all ages from September to December 2014. The new live event programme is bigger and better than ever, with…

    Read More: Down Arts Centre Launch New Autumn Programme Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

    Northern Ireland Singer Bap Kennedy To Headline PIPS Charity Concert At Delamont

    Belfast singer Bap Kennedy is to headline a special concert in County Down’s Delamont Country Park with his band The Breadheads to raise much needed funds for suicide awareness charity, PIPS. The performer will donate his time along with a number of local musicians and bands in memory of Natania…

    Read More: Northern Ireland Singer Bap Kennedy To Headline PIPS Charity Concert At Delamont Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

    Rising Star Ryan Milligan Makes Cosmic Leap To Work With NASA Scientists

    Internationally renowned Queen’s University researcher Dr Ryan Milligan originally from Ardglass has made a cosmic leap and will be working with NASA scientists on studies into solar flares. Down News caught up with Ryan just about to board a plane for Washinton DC en route to the NASA centre where…

    Read More: Rising Star Ryan Milligan Makes Cosmic Leap To Work With NASA Scientists Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

    Greencastle Campaigners Go To Stormont Over Ferry Proposal

    A proposal to set up a ferry from County Louth to Greencastle in County Down has run into deeper water. For the last three years the voluntary local residents group in Greencastle (GARG) has been driving a campaign to protect the area from being what they claim as being “irrevocably…

    Read More: Greencastle Campaigners Go To Stormont Over Ferry Proposal Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

    Craig Welcomes Discussion On 20 MPH Speed Limits On Langley Estate

    Ballynahinch Councillor Garth Craig has welcomed the development of a possible 20 mph speed limit on the Langley Road Estate. Speaking in advance of the Council meeting on Tuesday evening, he referred to the introduction of five 20 mph pilot schemes throughout Northern Ireland, one being in Ballynahinch. He said:…

    Read More: Craig Welcomes Discussion On 20 MPH Speed Limits On Langley Estate Monday, August 25th, 2014

    Tackling Alcohol Misuse Together in the Down Council Area

    Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), PSNI and Alcohol and You have announced the launch of a joint initiative to reduce alcohol-related problems in the Down area. It is estimated that alcohol costs Northern Ireland £679.8m per annum. Local communities in Down have identified alcohol and drug use as…

    Read More: Tackling Alcohol Misuse Together in the Down Council Area Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

    Mark Raises A Glass To Raised Expectations For Ballynahinch

    Ballynahinch publican Mark Murnin of ‘Paddy Kelly’s’ bar in the heart of Ballynahinch has become the first Patron of the new Ballynahinch Harvest & Country Living Festival which is expected to draw more than 15,000 people to the County Down town over the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28…

    Read More: Mark Raises A Glass To Raised Expectations For Ballynahinch Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

  • Mourne Herring Fishery Licences Available From September

    The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) has announced that licences for the Mourne Herring Fishery will be available from 1 September 2014. Fishing will be restricted to boats not exceeding 40ft (12.2 metres) in overall length using drift nets with a minimum mesh size of 54 mm in…

    Read More: Mourne Herring Fishery Licences Available From September Friday, August 22nd, 2014

    Business Owners Urged To Join Beyond Support Network

    A call has gone out to all business owners in Down District to join a support network aimed at helping them to grow and develop their services and products. The Beyond Network, which is managed by Down Business Centre on behalf of Down District Council, will be formally launched at…

    Read More: Business Owners Urged To Join Beyond Support Network Thursday, August 21st, 2014

    One Month To Sign Up For Mourne HACK

    You have one month left to join the HACK and stand up for children! Only one month left to join the team and hike your way to the finish at this year’s NSPCC’s Hike Against Cruelty to Kids (HACK)! There is still time for you to sign up and help…

    Read More: One Month To Sign Up For Mourne HACK Thursday, August 21st, 2014

    Quality Homes At Quoile Crescent In Downpatrick Now On Market

    The Crescent housing development in Downpatrick was a victim of the banking and property crisis which had impacted the whole of Northern Ireland. But now with the economic upturn matters are looking brighter for home buyers. Having lain dormant for four years the scheme has been revived and the first…

    Read More: Quality Homes At Quoile Crescent In Downpatrick Now On Market Thursday, August 21st, 2014

    Ardglass Four Off The Hook As Public Prosecution Service Drops Case

    The anxiety of legal matters is not something that the everyday person relishes. Four members of Ardglass Development Association (ADA) have been under the eagle eye of the police and Public Prosecution Service for nine months and have now been given a clean bill of health. The four will not…

    Read More: Ardglass Four Off The Hook As Public Prosecution Service Drops Case Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

    Adult Drinking Patterns Survey in Northern Ireland 2013

    Results from the fifth Adult Drinking Patterns Survey were published today (19 August 2014). The survey was conducted between 1 October 2013 and 30 November 2013 across a sample of private households in Northern Ireland. The last survey was carried out in 2011. The report presents information on the amount…

    Read More: Adult Drinking Patterns Survey in Northern Ireland 2013 Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

    Piano Teacher Jason Magee Gets First Students Through Exams In Ardglass

    Many people dream of playing a musical instrument and there is no better one to learn on than the piano. In Ardglass, Jason Magee has branched out from his music studies to start his own piano tuition business, ‘Begin With Jason‘. Jason is an HND Music student at the Metroploltan College…

    Read More: Piano Teacher Jason Magee Gets First Students Through Exams In Ardglass Sunday, August 17th, 2014

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