• DownTime Races Draws Crowds To Downpatrick

    There was a feast of racing at Downpatrick race course this weekend celebrating the DownTime Festival. At the Saturday race meeting, Crossgar trainer Colin Mc Bratney supplied a local victory when Shipwreck proved the runaway winner of the Coors Hurdle. He lead at the last and went clear with in-form…

    Read More: DownTime Races Draws Crowds To Downpatrick Sunday, June 17th, 2018

    Down Museum To Bring Ballykinlar History To Life

    Down County Museum will mark the Decade of Centenaries with an interpretation of the life of those who lived and worked in Ballykinlar Camp during the first half of the 20th century. The Ballykinler Hut project, which received funding from the EU PEACE IV Programme, will have a particular focus…

    Read More: Down Museum To Bring Ballykinlar History To Life Friday, June 15th, 2018

    School Prizes For Bee Aware Competition

    Newry Mourne and Down District Council has recognised schools that took part in the first ever ‘Bee Aware’ poster competition. The competition was launched in partnership with the Down Soroptomist Group to promote awareness and knowledge of local pollinators. Council Chairperson, Councillor Mark Murnin said: “I am delighted to say…

    Read More: School Prizes For Bee Aware Competition Friday, June 15th, 2018

    Bengoa’s Message on 70th Birthday of NHS

    Professor Rafael Bengoa, who chaired the expert panel on health transformation in the Health Service in Northern Ireland, producing the Transforming Your Care document, spoke out with a message on the back of this historic occassion of the NHS celebrating its 70th anniversary. He said: “I’m delighted to be back in…

    Read More: Bengoa’s Message on 70th Birthday of NHS Friday, June 15th, 2018

    ASDA Downpatrick Supports Fountain Foodbank

    Local supermarket’s foodbank drive – store colleagues help launch Asda’s Fight Hunger Create Change programme.  A supermarket in Downpatrick has teamed up with a local foodbank to collect food for local people facing hunger. Colleagues at Asda Downpatrick have helped launched the drive to collect food donations at the store,…

    Read More: ASDA Downpatrick Supports Fountain Foodbank Friday, June 15th, 2018

    Armstrong Slams Boris Johnson’s Bridge Project

    Alliance Strangford MLA for Strangford and party infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong has slammed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson after media reports indicating he supports building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland. Following a report in the the Belfast Telegraph,  the Foreign Secretary has indicated his support for the £15 billion…

    Read More: Armstrong Slams Boris Johnson’s Bridge Project Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

    Council Announce Further Geopark Community Events

    An exciting programme of geopark-themed public community events has been announced by the Geopark Project team at Newry Mourne and Down District Council for 2018. The team will have a presence at a number of annual festivals and events that are scheduled to take place over the coming months.  From…

    Read More: Council Announce Further Geopark Community Events Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

  • Beach Cleans Take Place On Ards Coastline

    NI Water had a busy day on Donaghadee beach, carrying out a clean-up of historic debris washed onto the rocks over recent weeks.  The debris is thought to have been disturbed from the seabed and washed ashore over the last month or so. NI Water’s Gavin McCready said: “The debris that…

    Read More: Beach Cleans Take Place On Ards Coastline Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

    Register For Anti Bullying Week in Schools

    LOCAL SCHOOLS AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS URGED TO REGISTER FOR  ANTI-BULLYING WEEK 2018 AND TAKE PART IN CREATIVE COMPETITION.  RESPECT is at the heart of this year’s Anti-Bullying Week.  Registration for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week 2018, which runs from 12 November 2018, is officially open and schools and youth organisations across Northern Ireland are…

    Read More: Register For Anti Bullying Week in Schools Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

    Bryson Energy Cools On Fuel Poverty Figures

    Northern Ireland Fuel Poverty Figures Released – Bryson Energy Urges Caution! Bryson Energy, part of Bryson Charitable Group, has welcomed the publication of the NIHE 2016 House Condition Survey.  The survey has shown a significant reduction in the number of households living in fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.    Bryson Energy…

    Read More: Bryson Energy Cools On Fuel Poverty Figures Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

    Universal Credit – Its On Its Way

    Universal Credit to introduced in the first Belfast areas.  Universal Credit will begin  its rollout across Northern Ireland in the first areas and Social Security Offices (SSO’s) of Belfast from Wednesday 13 June. It will reach Ballynahich SSO between September and December. Universal Credit will be available for new claimants in…

    Read More: Universal Credit – Its On Its Way Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

    Are You Ready For a Break On Love Island?

    Is Northern Ireland a nation of holiday romancers? Almost 1 in 3 NI holidaymakers have enjoyed a holiday romance, and over 35% have enjoyed more than one romance in a single holiday says research by the travel partner of Love Island, Jet2holidays!  With this year’s Love Island contestants taking part in…

    Read More: Are You Ready For a Break On Love Island? Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

    World Cup Penalty Shoot Out For Mens Health Week

    World Cup 2018 Penalty Shoot-Out Raises Awareness For Mens Health Week. Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s Downpatrick, Rowallane and Slieve Croob District Electoral Area (DEA) Forums in association with County Down Rural Community Network (CDCRN) have organised a fun World Cup Penalty Shoot-out event on Thursday 14 June from…

    Read More: World Cup Penalty Shoot Out For Mens Health Week Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

    Hillsborough Farmers’ Market Offers The Best Of Artisan Producers

    Hillsborough Farmers’ Market to offer the best of Northern Ireland’s artisan producers throughout the summer  Dates:                     Saturday 30th June 2018 Time:                       10am – 3pm Location:               Dark Walk Lane, Hillsborough Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will host its second Hillsborough Farmers’ Market of the summer on Saturday 30…

    Read More: Hillsborough Farmers’ Market Offers The Best Of Artisan Producers Monday, June 11th, 2018