• Kate Adie Coming To Mount Stewart Conversations

    BAFTA-winning Kate Adie is among this year’s Mount Stewart Conversations Festival speakers, alongside previously announced Ian Hislop, Rachel Johnson and Rosie Boycott. The group of internationally renowned authors, artists and presenters will each share their experiences, wisdom and advice through a series of talks and panel debates that will take…

    Read More: Kate Adie Coming To Mount Stewart Conversations Monday, September 18th, 2017

    Open Invite From Killyleagh Family History Society

    So, who do you think you are? Do you want to find out more about where your ancestors came from? Why not come along to the Killyleagh Family History Society which is holding its first regular meeting of the season on the evening of Monday 2 October in their usual venue,…

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    Look After Your Eyes

    During National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September) the Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding everyone to have their eyes tested every two years and to be aware of the importance of good eye health and the steps to take to protect your vision. Dr Jackie McCall, Consultant in…

    Read More: Look After Your Eyes Monday, September 18th, 2017

    Hazzard To Attend Special Brexit Sitting Of Dáil Éireann

    Sinn Féin South Down MP Chris Hazzard has been invited to participate in a special meeting of Dáil Éireann in Dublin to discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations with the European Parliament Brexit Coordinator, Mr Guy Verhofstadt MEP. Speaking ahead of Thursday’s event, the local South Down MP said it was…

    Read More: Hazzard To Attend Special Brexit Sitting Of Dáil Éireann Monday, September 18th, 2017

    NI Water Reaches Out To Business Community

    Help Required for Delivering What Matters! If your business is seeking new opportunities, why not join us in Antrim on 2 November and see how you can help NI Water deliver what matters? As NI Water marks a decade of delivering water and wastewater services in Northern Ireland, having invested…

    Read More: NI Water Reaches Out To Business Community Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    NMD Council Plans Major Tourism Boost

    Plans are afoot to make the Newry Mourne and Down District Council (NMD) area the sports tourism capital of Ireland heralding a major tourism boost for the area. At a meeting of the Council Economic, Regeneration and Tourism (ERT) Committee on Monday 11 September, councillors heard how a leading tourism…

    Read More: NMD Council Plans Major Tourism Boost Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

    Aspects 2017 Starts This Week

    Aspects 2017 – starts this week! Bangor’s Aspects Festival kicks off this week with an eclectic programme of events to inspire the reader and writer in you. With 37 events taking place over 10 days, the celebration of Irish writing has something for everyone with top authors, poetry, exhibitions, history,…

    Read More: Aspects 2017 Starts This Week Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

  • Shannon Attends Ulster Scots Book Launch

    Strangford MP Jim Shannon speaking at the launch of two volumes of poetry and the republishing of Orange Lily said: “Having grown up in Ballywalter, Ulster Scots truly is a second language. I can well remember my teachers in Ballywalter Primary trying to beat it out of me and make me…

    Read More: Shannon Attends Ulster Scots Book Launch Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

    Hillsborough Enjoys Another Great Oyster Fest

    UPU Industries joins with The Plough Inn to host the ‘UPU Plough Fest’ in aid of Hillsborough International Oyster Festival. An estimated 3,000 enthusiasts of the annual Hillsborough International Oyster Festival gathered at The Plough Inn from Thursday to Saturday 24-26 August to get behind a one-off ‘festival for a cause.’ Following…

    Read More: Hillsborough Enjoys Another Great Oyster Fest Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

    Education Cuts Will Hit Children Says McGrath

    SDLP Education Spokesperson Colin McGrath MLA has said that mounting pressures on the education budget will lead to cuts that disproportionately affect children most in need. Speaking after the Department of Education Permanent Secretary confirmed to the SDLP that ‘cost pressures’ amount to more than £100m, Mr McGrath said: “Week in,…

    Read More: Education Cuts Will Hit Children Says McGrath Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

    St Marys High School Celebrates 60th Prize Day

    The Principal of St Mary’s High School in Downpatrick, Mrs Sheila Darling, addressed a packed hall at the school on the school’s prize day today. And it was a special day also as the school celebrated its sixtieth year after the Mercy Order set it up in 1957. Mrs Darling…

    Read More: St Marys High School Celebrates 60th Prize Day Monday, September 11th, 2017

    NMD Strategic Stakeholder Forum Launched

    A new community-led plan will provide an exciting new vision for the future of residents in the Newry Mourne and Down area. It represents a new way for community planning partners to work together to improve the quality of life for local people. Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson…

    Read More: NMD Strategic Stakeholder Forum Launched Friday, September 8th, 2017

    Down Students Mean Business With USA Scholarship

      DOWN students Thomas Drake and Emma McCracken are off to study business in the USA through British Council’s prestigious Study USA programme.  Thomas (22), from Newtownards, currently studies Animation at Ulster University, and will head to Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. Meanwhile Emma (22), from Holywood, a student of Textile,…

    Read More: Down Students Mean Business With USA Scholarship Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

    Old Newry Whiskey Is To Enjoy A Rebirth

    Michael McKeown, a Newry entrepreneur, has re-opened an old Newry whiskey distillery adding an economic and tourism boost for the Newry area. Across Ireland there has been a growth in whiskey and gin distilling along with a growth in craft beers, and now Newry is to have a distillery with…

    Read More: Old Newry Whiskey Is To Enjoy A Rebirth Wednesday, September 6th, 2017