• Halloween Panto In Newcastle To Celebrate Hallowtides

    Come along and enjoy two great shows on Halloween weekend. On Friday 31 October at 8.30pm, Dracula – The Panto! will take place in the Newcastle Centre, bringing the Hallowe’en night festivities to a ‘spooktacular’ close. And on Saturday 1 November at 8pm, popular band The 4 of Us will…

    Read More: Halloween Panto In Newcastle To Celebrate Hallowtides Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

    The Irish Gunmakers And Their Hidden Legacy

    What would appear to be one of the greatest secrets to the Irish nation is the fact that their heritage in gunmaking is both vast and highly respected writes David Stroud. Some 800 gunmakers are listed across the whole of Ireland for the period covering the late 16th Century through…

    Read More: The Irish Gunmakers And Their Hidden Legacy Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

    Downpatrick Carer Nominated For Northern Ireland-Wide Award

    Independent Health & Care Providers (IHCP) are set to honour the great work of staff and providers across NI. A local Downpatrick-based care manager has been nominated for an award celebrating the brilliant work done by care workers across Northern Ireland. Marie Parkes, Domiciliary Care Manager at Jark Healthcare, is…

    Read More: Downpatrick Carer Nominated For Northern Ireland-Wide Award Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

    Foster Announces 60 New Jobs For Autoline

    Opportunities To Be Created in Downpatrick Autoline Branch. Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has announced that Autoline Insurance Group, headquartered in Newry, is creating 60 new jobs and some of these will be coming to the Downpatrick branch. Autoline is one of Northern Ireland’s leading independent brokers providing…

    Read More: Foster Announces 60 New Jobs For Autoline Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

    McGrath Supports NIIRTA And Opposes Huge Rates Challenge In 2015

    Northern Ireland’s private sector is a facing a ‘perfect storm’ of challenges with Business Rates in 2015. That was the message of the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) in its evidence to the Assembly Finance and Personnel Committee on (Wednesday 15 October). Down Councillor Colin McGrath has also…

    Read More: McGrath Supports NIIRTA And Opposes Huge Rates Challenge In 2015 Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

    Hazzard Selected As South Down Westminster Candidate

    South Down MLA Chris Hazzard has been selected as Sinn Féin’s candidate to run for the South Down Westminster election due to be held on 7 May 2015. Mr Hazzard was selected at a party convention held in the St Patrick’s Centre in Downpatrick on Sunday evening 12 September 2014….

    Read More: Hazzard Selected As South Down Westminster Candidate Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

    Helping Hand Earns OCN Credits For Killinchy Teenager

    Extending the hand of friendship has helped Killinchy teenager Ryan Lindsay to chalk up valuable recognition from the Open College Network. Ryan, who is an enthusiastic Cadet Lance Corporal with the Hydebank Detachment of the Army Cadet Force in South Belfast, recently acted as a Mentor in the innovative Community…

    Read More: Helping Hand Earns OCN Credits For Killinchy Teenager Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

  • Last Race Meeting Of Year At Downpatrick

    County Meath trainer, Gordon Elliott started where he left of when winning the opening maiden hurdle with Crown Theatre partnered by Paul Carberry – the trainer having registered trebles at the last two fixtures. The winner waited mid-division before moving third at the top of the hill and lead at…

    Read More: Last Race Meeting Of Year At Downpatrick Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    Big Energy Saving Week Runs On 20-24 October 2014

    Now’s the time to take some effective steps to save energy and reduce heating and electricity bills. Noel Rice, Housing Executive Energy Conservation Manager explained: “We are encouraging all householders to consider the energy efficiency of their home. There’s information and advice available about the type of improvements that can save…

    Read More: Big Energy Saving Week Runs On 20-24 October 2014 Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    UUP/DUP Pact Bad For South Down And Northern Ireland Says McCallister

    Following UUP leader Mike Nesbitt’s offer of an electoral pact with the DUP in at least two constituencies, Independent Unionist MLA for South Down John McCallister has described the proposal as further evidence of the “political exhaustion” of Unionist leaders. Mr McCallister said: “Electoral pacts cement sectarian, tribal politics in…

    Read More: UUP/DUP Pact Bad For South Down And Northern Ireland Says McCallister Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

    St Mary’s High School Lifts Prestigious United Nations Global Citizen Award

    Two Year 14 students from St Mary’s High School have been presented  with the United Nations Global Citizens Award. Aimee Straney and Leontia Maginn received the highly prestigious award from Sr Vianney on behalf of Sr Deidre Mullan, Director of the Mercy Global Concern at the united Nations in New…

    Read More: St Mary’s High School Lifts Prestigious United Nations Global Citizen Award Monday, October 20th, 2014

    Ancient Sea Creatures In Strangford Lough Can Sense Magnetic Fields

    There is so much to learn about our oceans… even in our own environmental gem on doorstep in Strangford Lough. New scientific evidence shows that primitive marine animals, called chitons, have an internal compass that can sense magnetic fields. Work by an international team in Queen’s University Belfast who have…

    Read More: Ancient Sea Creatures In Strangford Lough Can Sense Magnetic Fields Monday, October 20th, 2014

    Exploris Aquarium To Close For Refurbishment

    Ards Borough Council’s Policy and Resources committee on (16 October 2014), agreed to temporarily close the Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry in order for capital refurbishment work to take place. This decision is subject to ratification at the next Council meeting on Wednesday 29 October. Ards Borough Council will instigate its…

    Read More: Exploris Aquarium To Close For Refurbishment Monday, October 20th, 2014

    Dromara GAC Present Cheque To NI Hospice Roadshow In Ballynahinch

    Northern Ireland Hospice held a ‘Building for Life’ Roadshow at the Market House in Ballynahinch on Thursday 16 October to update local supporters on current Hospice care services provided in Ballynahninch and the surrounding area and their plans for the future. Loretta Gribben, Director of Nursing and Patient Services at…

    Read More: Dromara GAC Present Cheque To NI Hospice Roadshow In Ballynahinch Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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