• Pigs, Potatoes, Pageantry And Painting In The Ballynahinch Harvest And Country Living Festival

    A new painting has been commissioned from Cullybackey artist John R Moore to mark the launch of the new Ballynahinch Harvest & Country Living Festival. John’s ‘Wild Boar at Montalto‘ will be on display at Montalto Estate over the Fall festival weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September. The…

    Read More: Pigs, Potatoes, Pageantry And Painting In The Ballynahinch Harvest And Country Living Festival Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

    Rugby Star Rory Best To Help Down Entrepreneurs Receive Best Advice

    On 23 September, Ulster Rugby Captain Rory Best will speak to the young entrepreneurs of Down about what it takes to be literally the best. This event is part of the Bright Idea Programme, run in the SEED Council Areas, which supports young business people aged 18-29. The Ulster Hooker…

    Read More: Rugby Star Rory Best To Help Down Entrepreneurs Receive Best Advice Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

    Down Arts Centre To Host World Class Music

    Down Arts Centre is delighted to present two world-class but very different musical performances. Jeannette Byrne will bring a flavour of France to Downpatrick with No Regrets – The Music of Edith Piaf at 8pm on Saturday 27 September, followed by a performance by celebrated singer and song-writer, Beth Neilsen…

    Read More: Down Arts Centre To Host World Class Music Monday, September 15th, 2014

    Kilclief Golfing Star Cormac Sharvin Completes The Dundonald Double

    Golfer Cormac Sharvin from Kilclief and a member of Ardglass Golf Club has once again win the silver with his second successive victory at the Stirling Invitational at Dundonald Links holding off a stellar international line-up. It came down to the final green on the Ayrshire course before the Sports Studies…

    Read More: Kilclief Golfing Star Cormac Sharvin Completes The Dundonald Double Monday, September 15th, 2014

    Killough Village Enjoys Community Safety Awareness Day

    A large number of residents from the Killough village area turned out to support the Community Safety Awareness Day on Saturday 13 September 2014. This event was organised by the Down Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), in conjunction with the PSNI, to respond to a request by the community…

    Read More: Killough Village Enjoys Community Safety Awareness Day Monday, September 15th, 2014

    Transfer Of Planning In Newry Mourne and Down Council Moves A Step Closer Says Minister Durkin

    Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced a joint project between the Department of the Environment (DOE) and Newry, Mourne and Down Council, preparing for transfer of planning powers. It will see people in South Down having planners on their doorstep for the first time. At present DOE Planning for…

    Read More: Transfer Of Planning In Newry Mourne and Down Council Moves A Step Closer Says Minister Durkin Monday, September 15th, 2014

    Liam Mellows Societies Supports Yes Vote In Scottish Referendum

    Spokesperson for the Liam Mellows 1916 Societies, Daithi Cliontun, has forwarded best wishes to the Scottish people ahead of their vote for independence and wished to encourage all those with a vote to use that vote, to vote ‘Yes’ and vote for independence. He said: “We commend all those who…

    Read More: Liam Mellows Societies Supports Yes Vote In Scottish Referendum Monday, September 15th, 2014

  • Jim Shannon Laments Over Passing Of Lord Bannside

    Strangford MP Jim Shannon has expressed his deep sorrow after learning of the passing of Dr Ian Paisley (88). He explained to Down News: “My mind is full of all the reasons that I and many others had such a deep affection for Dr Paisley. Dr Paisley is the reason…

    Read More: Jim Shannon Laments Over Passing Of Lord Bannside Sunday, September 14th, 2014

    Great Evening Concert For PIPS At Delamont Was A Night To Remember

    An excellent crowd turned up to support the musical concert in the walled garden at Delmont Country Park in aid of PIPS last night Sunday 13 September.) The organisers Martin Hanna and Conor Galbraith explained they has held the event to support the work of the local PIPS organisation for…

    Read More: Great Evening Concert For PIPS At Delamont Was A Night To Remember Sunday, September 14th, 2014

    Alliance Says 2015 Open Will Promote Newcastle To Global Audience

    Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke believes the 2015 Irish Open which will be staged in Newcastle from 26-31 May 2015 will promote Newcastle to a major global audience and will be a massive economic and tourism boost for local businesses and the hospitality industry in Newcastle and Down District. Councillor Clarke…

    Read More: Alliance Says 2015 Open Will Promote Newcastle To Global Audience Sunday, September 14th, 2014

    The Transfer Test… Which School To Go To?

    Is your child about to do his or her transfer test, and thinking about what school to go to next? Or are you concerned about your child’s choice? Then this article may make you think about the school system a little differently writes grammar school pupil Lauren Burns. We all…

    Read More: The Transfer Test… Which School To Go To? Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

    Chance To Catch The Last Summer Train From Downpatrick

    There is still time to catch the train this weekend at the Downpatrick & County Down Railway before the last summer train pulls out of the station. The Railway is running its last trips to Inch Abbey this weekend Saturday and Sunday 13-14 September as part of the European Heritage…

    Read More: Chance To Catch The Last Summer Train From Downpatrick Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

    Ritchie Welcomes Downpatrick Neighbourhood Renewal Is Chosen For Pride Of Place

    South Down MP Margaret Ritchie is delighted Downpatrick Neighbourhood Renewal Area Health and Community Engagement Programme has been  chosen for Pride of Place awards. The Community Engagement Programme was judged by members of the Pride of Place awards team in Downpatrick on Friday 5 September, after its nomination from Down…

    Read More: Ritchie Welcomes Downpatrick Neighbourhood Renewal Is Chosen For Pride Of Place Monday, September 8th, 2014

    Downpatrick Welcomes Culture Night, Teeny Weeny and Jane Austen

    Down Arts Centre has a busy weekend planned, with events taking place as part of Downpatrick’s first ever Culture Night on Friday 19 September from 6-9pm, a teeny tiny show for the very youngest audience members, TiNY, on Saturday 20 September and a relaxing Sunday afternoon performance of Austen’s Women…

    Read More: Downpatrick Welcomes Culture Night, Teeny Weeny and Jane Austen Monday, September 8th, 2014

Archives By Month: