• Come See Arkle Memorabilia At Downpatrick Races

    Another exciting season of horse racing awaits us at Downpatrick racecourse as the a season starts with a tremendous opportunity to view some exciting sporting history from the the world’s best ever racehorse. “The Downpatrick fixture on Wednesday 4 March next week will feature a rare opportunity with the course…

    Read More: Come See Arkle Memorabilia At Downpatrick Races Sunday, March 1st, 2015

    Hand Made Media Productions Make Presentation To Beyond Audience

    The room was packed, everyone had had a breakfast cuppa and a scone and Ryan Hand of Hand Made Media Productions was ready for action. Explaining his new company making marketing videos for local businesses at the breakfast meeting, he declared that he had only been two months in business…

    Read More: Hand Made Media Productions Make Presentation To Beyond Audience Saturday, February 28th, 2015

    Walker Calls For Support For James Savage As UK Youth Parliament Candidate

    Down District Councillor Billy Walker from Rowalllene area has asked people across the district to back Killyleagh teenager James Savage in his bid to be elected to the UK Youth Parliament. Voting closes on Friday 27 February. James Savage is a fifth year pupil at Blackwater Integrated College in Downpatrick…

    Read More: Walker Calls For Support For James Savage As UK Youth Parliament Candidate Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

    Newry Mourne And Down Council Irish Language Policy Under Fire From Unionists

    The four Unionists on the Newry Mourne and Down District Council are at loggerheads with Sinn Fin over the call-in review process by Sinn Féin and over the use of the Irish language on Council logos and headed paper. DUP Councillor Garth Craig explained: “Speaking as DUP Group Leader on…

    Read More: Newry Mourne And Down Council Irish Language Policy Under Fire From Unionists Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

    Steps 2 Success Programme Launched At SERC In Downpatrick

    The Steps 2 Success Programme has been launched at SERC in Downpatrick. Attending the launch were Margret Ritchie, MP for South Down, Elaine Flynn, South Eastern Regional College and Reed in Partnership Programme Director Peter Brown. The government’s Steps 2 Success employment programme launch was held at South Eastern Regional…

    Read More: Steps 2 Success Programme Launched At SERC In Downpatrick Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

    Celebrate International Women’s Day At Downpatrick Workshop

    Ladies Networking Day Monday, March 9, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM To mark International Women’s Day you are invited to a Beyond NI Ladies Only Networking Workshop. Come along and network with other local business women and if you want, put up a display of your work. This…

    Read More: Celebrate International Women’s Day At Downpatrick Workshop Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

    Saintfield Father And Son Jailed For Animal Cruelty

    A Saintfield father and son were today each sentenced to four months in prison after pleading guilty to a number of animal cruelty charges. Eighty year old Stanley Porter Snr and his son Stanley Porter Jnr (44), of Ballycloughan Road, Saintfield,  were sentenced at Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court on three charges…

    Read More: Saintfield Father And Son Jailed For Animal Cruelty Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

  • County Down Fishermen Fear They May Fall Through The Net

    County Down fishermen met with DARD fisheries officials last week in the Millbrook Lodge Hotel in Ballynahinch  to discuss how they can meet the EU fish discard ban and  ensure that their nets are fishing legally. Fishermen from the three County Down ports of Portavogie, Ardglass and Kilkeel were present….

    Read More: County Down Fishermen Fear They May Fall Through The Net Monday, February 23rd, 2015

    Come Along To The St Patrick’s Festival In Downpatrick – Myths, Magic And Music

    St Patrick’s Festival Celebrates Myths, Magic and Music Wednesday 11 – Tuesday 17 March 2015. Down District Council is getting ready to host its last St Patrick’s Festival under the current Council and is pulling out all the stops to ensure there is something for everyone. The Festival will kick…

    Read More: Come Along To The St Patrick’s Festival In Downpatrick – Myths, Magic And Music Monday, February 23rd, 2015

    Downpatrick Traffic Issues Discussed At Meeting With Roads Service

    The issues of the Downpatrick traffic system have been at the forefront for years as motorists struggle with poor traffic flow through County Down’s provincial town. Local politicians recently met with DRD Road Service officials to chart the way ahead. South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed a preliminary briefing…

    Read More: Downpatrick Traffic Issues Discussed At Meeting With Roads Service Monday, February 23rd, 2015

    Family Fun As St Patrick’s Celebrations Come To Banbridge

    It’s Fun! Fun! Fun! for everyone as Banbridge District Council host their annual St Patrick’s Family Fun Day in the town’s Solitude Park on Saturday 14 March. The craic kicks off at 2pm and runs until 4pm, and will feature a host of performances and activities guaranteed to get you…

    Read More: Family Fun As St Patrick’s Celebrations Come To Banbridge Monday, February 23rd, 2015

    Rogers Calls On Libraries NI To Enhance Service In South Down

    South Down MLA Seán Rogers (SDLP) is calling on Libraries NI to give careful consideration to safeguarding and enhancing library services across South Down following its ‘Review of Library Opening Hours’ which is open to public consultation until 17 April 2015. Mr Rogers said: “The value of libraries within our…

    Read More: Rogers Calls On Libraries NI To Enhance Service In South Down Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

    Portaferry RNLI Calls For New Volunteers

    Portaferry RNLI is looking for new volunteer crew members to join its search and rescue service, helping to save lives at sea.  In 2014, Portaferry RNLI launched on 24 occasions, in all weathers and at all times of the day and night, responding to calls for help from people in…

    Read More: Portaferry RNLI Calls For New Volunteers Saturday, February 21st, 2015

    Man Saved By Quick Thinking Neighbours In Ardglass

    At around 8.30pm on Friday 20 February, a man in his forties was rescued after a fall into the Mill River, a small stream that flows into the Seaview Beach in Ardglass. Barry Mullan, a fishworker in his forties, has been sitting in a low wall on the side adjacent…

    Read More: Man Saved By Quick Thinking Neighbours In Ardglass Friday, February 20th, 2015

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