Monthly Archives: May 2011

Check Out The Save Killyleagh Library On Facebook

THE campaigners behind the Save Killyleagh LIbrary have asked for Down News to remind everyone to keep checking their Facebook page as the campaign is still rolling on until Killyleagh has its library secured. Coming in to the holiday period, eyes may wander from this very important community issue in…

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O'Boyle Concerned At Shimna River Fish Kill

In the second pollution incident since the Burren Pumping Station at Marguerite Park in Newcastle was opened, there has been a sewage  overspill that has resulted in a considerable fish-kill in the Shimna River. Angry Newcastle SDLP Councillor Carmel O’Boyle said, “This incident was reported to NI Water by a member…

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Photos from Peru To The Peninsula

A local camera club is mounting a new exhibition of work, showing images from places as far apart as the Ards Peninsula and Peru. Kircubbin Digital Camera Club will be displaing examples of photographs taken by its members while at home and abroad in exotic locations such as India, Australia,…

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Doran Welcomes Improvements To Valley Road

NEWLY elected Newry and Mourne Sinn Féin Councillor Sean Doran has welcomed improvements carried out recently to the Valley Road in Longstone. Councillor Doran said,“ I wish to commend the work that has been carried out on the Valley Road which I believe will make it a safer place for…

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Downpatrick Student Is NI Apprentice Of Year

A young Downpatrick apprentice has been crowned Northern Ireland’s Apprentice of the Year for 2011. Luke Hawthorne triumphed at a glittering ceremony at Belfast’s Europa Hotel. Since Luke, 21, started his Wood Machining apprenticeship in 2007 at South Eastern Regional College’s Downpatrick campus, his record of success speaks for itself….

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Bright GAC Notes

*   The ‘Day at the Races’ event was a huge success on Sunday with everyone enjoying a great day out and hopefully went home with a few winnings! Thanks to those who were able to make it, your support is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to Toals Bookmakers who donated complimentary…

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Shannon Welcomes Start On Crossgar Sewer Works

JIM Shannon, DUP MP for Strangford, has welcomed the start of storm sewer work in Crossgar. Over a year ago Crossgar had suffered the latest in a flooding problem in the village, and as the river levels rose, worried and concerned residents considered whether they would have to be evacuated…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes

* The Senior Hurlers finally got a game this week after having no officials turn up in the past few weeks. Some of their opposition in particular Portaferry travelled to the Town three weeks ago only for there to be no officials which is not fair on them considering their…

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Hill And Dale: Lough Shannagh Race Report

Lough Shannagh Horseshoe – the Race with a Reputation By The 2 Americanos. Another week and another race, but on this occasion, not just any race, it has to be thee Mountain race of the series, the Lough Shannagh Horseshoe. Starting above Spelga the route runs over the summit of…

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Don Giovanni: A Review By George Fleeton

Don Giovanni:  Lyric Opera Productions Review by George Fleeton. Mozart’s fourteenth opera, the tragic-comedy Don Giovanni (K527), has just had two splendid performances in Dublin, in a Lyric Opera production forcefully directed, and purposefully conducted, by Vivian Coates and Fergus Sheil respectively.

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Ardglass GAC Notes

Games Update The Under 14’s played out a fantastic game of football at home to Kilcoo last Monday evening, the game was end to end with the lead changing hands on several occasions, Mark Magennis was on fine scoring form contributing three goals from play while Caelan O’Shea scored three…

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Green Party Leadership Race Concludes In South Down

GREEN Party Councillor Cadogan Enright hosted the final hustings for the All-Island contest for Green Party leader at the Canal Court Hotel in Newry last week, with voting concluding by Saturday morning. The Down District  councillor recently elected for the Downpatrick area, welcomed the three contestants, and Party members from…

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Rainbow Almost Tips 19lbs At Islandderry

JIM Walsh from Bangor fished Islandderry Fishery, Dromore, for the first time on Thursday and he landed himself a monster of 18lbs 12oz rainbow trout. Jim used the strong winds to his advantage by drifting the boat on the main lake and fishing Bibios, Green  Peters and Dabblers to rise…

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EDAC Notes: Stephen And The Girls Excel In Edinburgh

EDINBURGH, ‘Auld Reekie’, capital city of Scotland, home of the Military Tattoo, the famous comedy Festival and Edinburgh Marathon Festival? Well it’s all of these but perhaps this latter title is stretching things a bit as the marathon which boasts of being a fast, flat course only stays within the…

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Newcastle Bowlers See Red Without Green

On Friday morning (27th May), a meeting was held in the Newcastle Centre to discuss the way forward for the Newcastle bowlers. The bowling green owned by Down District Council used by the Newcastle Bowling Club i sout of action as a result of sewage pipe works. The meeting was…

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