• Help Eliminate Hepatitis Says PHA

    Help eliminate hepatitis On World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the Public Health Agency is supporting the World Hepatitis Alliance campaign message to eliminate hepatitis. In May 2016, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Health Sector Strategy (GHSS) on viral hepatitis 2016–2021. This calls for the elimination of viral hepatitis…

    Read More: Help Eliminate Hepatitis Says PHA Thursday, July 27th, 2017

    Boyle Calls On DUP in Ards To Step Up To The Plate

    Ards and North Down Councillor Joe Boyle has spoken out about his image being attached to a bonfire in Portavogie. He said that he holds no grudge or ill thinking towards those young and maybe not so young people who created an effigy of him hanging on this year’s Twelfth…

    Read More: Boyle Calls On DUP in Ards To Step Up To The Plate Thursday, July 27th, 2017

    Slans Graveyard Opened Up With Community Trail

    A new community trail has been officially launched to formalise public access to Slans Graveyard and its incredible panoramic views overlooking Cloughey, the surrounding countryside and County Down coastline. Jenny Ingram, Ards and North Down Borough Council Countryside Recreation Officer, expressed her delight at the new access to the locally…

    Read More: Slans Graveyard Opened Up With Community Trail Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

    Chocks Away For Ballynahinch Air Cadets

    Looking forward to a thrilling line up for the 2017 Festival of Flight on Saturday 5 August, headlined by the world-famous Red Arrows, are some of the Ballynahinch Air Cadets who will be on duty at the region’s favourite celebration of all things aeronautical. Organised by Newry Mourne and Down…

    Read More: Chocks Away For Ballynahinch Air Cadets Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

    Castlewellan Farmer Scoops All Ireland Prize

    Joe Milligan, a young farmer from Castlewellan, has been named runner-up in the AIB / Teagasc All-Ireland ‘Best Farm Business Plan’ competition. Receiving a prize cheque for €1,000, Joe is the first farmer from Northern Ireland to win an award at the final of the prestigious competition. Joe, who recently…

    Read More: Castlewellan Farmer Scoops All Ireland Prize Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

    Dundrum Take The Honours At Skiffie Festival In Strangford Lough

    Hundreds lined the shores of Stanford Lough last weekend to watch the Skiffie Racing Festival.  Hundreds of spectators flocked to Strangford Lough on Saturday and Sunday to watch an exhilarating two-day festival of Skiffie races. More than 250 competitors from Ireland, Scotland and further afield took part in a busy schedule of…

    Read More: Dundrum Take The Honours At Skiffie Festival In Strangford Lough Monday, July 24th, 2017

    Armstrong Slams Trust Over Elderly Care

    Alliance Strangford MLA Kellie Armstrong has said the South-Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT) is failing to provide appropriate domiciliary care for older patients along the Ards Peninsula. Ms Armstrong said she had been approached by several constituents who were concerned about older family members being left without such…

    Read More: Armstrong Slams Trust Over Elderly Care Monday, July 24th, 2017

  • Come Enjoy The Skiff Racing This Weekend

    At Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh. SATURDAY 22nd JULY Coastal Rowing Skiff Racing From 10 – 5pm. Race Village & Food Village at the Shore 10am- 5pm. Live music, Food Village, Kids arts & crafts (make your own boat), Ulster Wildlife, Cuarrach, RNLI, Wood turning & Traditional Rope Making demonstrations, Wood…

    Read More: Come Enjoy The Skiff Racing This Weekend Friday, July 21st, 2017

    Council Staff Perform Murder They Baked At Canal Court

    Murder They Baked, had the Adam’s Apples of the diners gulping as the who-dun-it mystery unfolded! On Friday 7 July, Newry Mourne and Down District Council and the Canal Court Hotel and Spa presented ‘Murder They Baked’, a new murder mystery dinner experience. Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson,…

    Read More: Council Staff Perform Murder They Baked At Canal Court Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    Awards For All Supports Down Community Groups

    Community groups in the South Down area are celebrating after being awarded National Lottery funding. Ladies of Mourne are amongst the 85 groups across Northern Ireland who are sharing £746,713 from Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme (full list of awards in separate attachment). Ladies of Mourne in Kilkeel…

    Read More: Awards For All Supports Down Community Groups Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    Belfast’s Grand Opera House To Get Facelift

    Over the next three months Belfast’s Grand Opera House will be enveloped in scaffolding while the brickwork of the exterior is cleaned, and the iconic masonry repainted. Throughout this time the Theatre will remain open and continue to welcome audience members as normal.   The Grand Opera House was designed…

    Read More: Belfast’s Grand Opera House To Get Facelift Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    DAERA Opens EMFF For Fishing Communities

    Plans For £2.3million Investment Strategy For Fishing Communities The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is inviting experienced organisations to help deliver a £2.3million sustainable development strategy for local fishing communities. Northern Ireland has been allocated €13.78million (10%) of the UK’s European Maritime and Fisheries Fund financial allocation…

    Read More: DAERA Opens EMFF For Fishing Communities Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    Come See The Skiffie Racing At Delamont

    The Strangford Lough Skiffie event starts this Saturday 22nd July at 10am In just three days’ time, competitors from across the island of Ireland and Scotland will take to the shores of Strangford Lough for a thrilling weekend of Skiffie boat racing. A busy schedule of more than 20 races will…

    Read More: Come See The Skiffie Racing At Delamont Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

    Castlewellan Show Draws Big Crowds On 50th Anniversary

    Crowds Surge To Celebrate Castlewellan Agricultural Show’s 50 Anniversary. Check out 100+ photos on Down News Facebook Despite some overnight rain, this year’s Castlewellan Show saw the biggest crowd in a number of years.  Committee members were joined by Newry, Mourne & Down District Chairperson Roisin Mulgrew, DAERA Permanent Secretary…

    Read More: Castlewellan Show Draws Big Crowds On 50th Anniversary Wednesday, July 19th, 2017