• MB McGrady And Co Raise Funds For Cancer Charity

    M.B. McGrady Chartered Accountants have raised £2000 for the Cancer Fund For Children. One of the largest and most-respected independent chartered accountancy practices in Northern Ireland, which has offices in Downpatrick, Newtownards and Belfast, chose the local charity as its official charity partner in 2016, and the company has been embarking upon a…

    Read More: MB McGrady And Co Raise Funds For Cancer Charity Friday, April 21st, 2017

    NIHE Says Ensure You Are Insured

    Each year, families across Northern Ireland have had to face up to the reality of replacing carpets and furnishings after heavy rain or burst pipes caused flooding in their homes. Some did not have their possessions insured. In the case of tenants of the Housing Executive or housing associations, the…

    Read More: NIHE Says Ensure You Are Insured Thursday, April 20th, 2017

    Ginella’s Journeys To Feature Ardglass Golf Club

    Almost six million households in USA are to view Golf Channel’s Northern Ireland special – and Ardglass Golf Club will be included. Tourism NI welcomed Matt Ginella of the Golf Channel’s popular Ginella’s Journeys to Northern Ireland this week to explore the world-class golf courses and hospitality Northern Ireland has to…

    Read More: Ginella’s Journeys To Feature Ardglass Golf Club Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Saintfield’s White Horse Inn Under New Reins

    The White Horse Inn in Saintfield has a new owner. Local publican Gavin Bates, leaseholder of the popular Ryan’s Bar on the Lisburn Road, Belfast, has recently expanded his bar and restaurant portfolio with the help of commercial property consultants GVA NI. In an off-market deal which has doubled the…

    Read More: Saintfield’s White Horse Inn Under New Reins Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Man Loses Life In Single Vehicle RTA On Ballydugan Road

    Police have confirmed that an 18-year old man has died following a single vehicle road traffic collision on the Ballydugan Road outside Downpatrick last night, Tuesday 18 April. He was the driver of a Peugeot 207 car that was involved in the collision at around 10.30pm close to the Lake…

    Read More: Man Loses Life In Single Vehicle RTA On Ballydugan Road Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    Horatio Group Toasts Success

    The 350-year-old Coaching Inn and iconic Downpatrick bar, locally known as ‘Denvir’s’, has been shortlisted for a National Pub & Bar Awards.  The oldest surviving coaching inn in Ireland, Denvir’s Coaching Inn in Downpatrick, is toasting success after being named Best Pub in County Down in the 2017 UK National Pub…

    Read More: Horatio Group Toasts Success Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

    SOMA Festival Gears Up In Castlewellan

    Castlewellan’s flagship family festival is set to return for a fifth year with renowned Belfast-born singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy opening. The Soma Festival is back with its usual energy, the festival team working around the clock to produce a programme full of great music, folk sessions, local food and a host…

    Read More: SOMA Festival Gears Up In Castlewellan Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

  • Cabinet Calls Snap General Election For 8 June

    British PM Theresa May has called a snap general election for the 8 June. She came out of Number 10 Downing Street late this morning and stood at the lectern and delivered her notice of election, ‘reluctantly’. Opening her announcement she said: “Reluctantly, I have chaired a meeting of the…

    Read More: Cabinet Calls Snap General Election For 8 June Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

    Local Film Star Opens Specsavers Downpatrick

    Castlewellan actress Niamh McGrady, star of The Fall and Holby City, was in Downpatrick on Easter Saturday to officially open the new Specsavers Downpatrick store. Based in The Grove Shopping Centre, the new opticians and audiologists outlet is owned and run by store directors Lynsey Caldwell and Paula Cunningham, who…

    Read More: Local Film Star Opens Specsavers Downpatrick Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

    Ards And North Down Welcomes Tourism Trade

    Thirty representatives from Visitor Information Centres across Northern Ireland visited Ards and North Down on Thursday (April 6) to get to know the area and the new attractions on offer. The group kicked off the day in the town of Comber sampling fresh produce at Comber Farmers’ Market which has…

    Read More: Ards And North Down Welcomes Tourism Trade Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Volunteers Wanted For Killough Harbour Clean Up

    Ulster Wildlife’s Living Seas Team is calling for volunteers to join them in their effort to clean up the shoreline at Killough Harbour on Friday 21 April from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to take part and help remove litter such as bottles, cans and plastic bags which have…

    Read More: Volunteers Wanted For Killough Harbour Clean Up Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Consumer Council Backs Boiler Drive In Down

    With many households in County Down unaware of the significant savings they could be making on their energy bills, OFTEC and the Consumer Council Northern Ireland are urging consumers to book a professional boiler service that could reduce fuel bills by as much as 10% per year. Recognising that over…

    Read More: Consumer Council Backs Boiler Drive In Down Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Age NI Tackles Loneliness In Southern Trust Area

    An innovative partnership is aimed at tackling the ‘silent epidemic’ of loneliness in the Southern Trust area. Age NI and the Public Health Agency have come together to introduce an innovative approach to tackling loneliness experienced by older people across Northern Ireland, as part of an initiative by the Jo…

    Read More: Age NI Tackles Loneliness In Southern Trust Area Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    Police Appeal After Castlewellan Hate Crimes

    Police in Downpatrick are investigating two incidents of suspected racially-motivated hate crime in the O’Donnell Park area of Castlewellan which have taken place within the last 48 hours. Just after midnight (Thursday 13 April) police received a report of a car which had been set alight outside a property in…

    Read More: Police Appeal After Castlewellan Hate Crimes Thursday, April 13th, 2017