Monthly Archives: August 2012

NIWFA Cup Finals and Venues

NIWFA CUP FINALS AND VENUES All games have 7.30pm Kick off. Entrance fees are £4 adult and £2 for children aged 5-16 and senior citizens. Reserve league Final Date: Friday 31st August Venue: Solitude Ballymena v Glentoran Championship Final Date: Monday 3rd September Venue: Lisburn Distillery Cliftonville v Dromore Division 3 Final Date: Wednesday 5th…

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Cancer Focus offers Art Therapy in Downpatrick

Cancer Focus offers Art Therapy in Downpatrick Cancer Focus Northern Ireland, the new name for the Ulster Cancer Foundation, is providing an art therapy service, free of charge, for cancer patients in Downpatrick and the surrounding area. Running from 12 September to 17 October, the art therapy group will meet every Wednesday…

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FORMER RAF NI BASE WAS ‘SECRET TERROR CENTRE’ 


THE former RAF base at Bishopscourt has been identified as the secret location used by the British Government to wage a “dirty-tricks” war against the IRA in the early nineties. According to the author of a new book to be published on 3 September, the County Down base was home to…

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Make a Million – Join Phil On the Road to Success

ONLINE marketeer Phil Carrick based at Down Business centre in Downpatrick has a saying: “It is no longer good enough in business to ‘think outside the box’… now you have to ‘take action’ outside the box.” He is a main contributor in a new book just released two months ago…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes

*  Football nights mean wet nights. It’s the same for every club in the County. There have not been too many dry ball games this year. The last time we played Bryansford it was in brilliant sunshine at the seaside in May. Last Friday night was back to rain writes…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes

*  Football nights mean wet nights. It’s the same for every club in the County. There have not been too many dry ball games this year. The last time we played Bryansford it was in brilliant sunshine at the seaside in May. Last Friday night was back to rain writes…

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Ritchie Calls For Immediate Ulster Bank Response On Compensation

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie is calling for the immediate resolution of outstanding compensation claims resulting from Ulster Bank’s operating errors earlier this summer. Ms Ritchie has stated that she will be putting this issue to UK Treasury Ministers when Parliament returns next week. She said: “I raised this…

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Irish Language Consultation – DCAL Notice

STRAITÉIS DRÉACHTA LE FORBAIRT NA GAEILGE A CHOSAINT AGUS A FHEABHSÚ Tá cáipéis chomhairliúcháin ullmhaithe ag an Roinn Cultúir, Ealaíon agus Fóillíochta (RCEF) ina bhfuil moltaí maidir le straitéis le forbairt na Gaeilge a chosaint agus a fheabhsú. Mairfidh an tréimhse chomhairliúcháin fiche seachtain, ón Chéadaoin 11 Iúil go dtí…

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Castlewellan Triumph Over the Ford

CASTLEWELLAN 1-11      1-09 BRYANSFORD Match Report by Peter McGrath Jnr Perhaps the fact that this was Bryansford’s second derby match in a week took its toll as Castlewellan stormed clear putting in a powerful second half display to ensure the Ford left St Malachy’s Park with their tails…

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Hazzard Meets SERC to Discuss Introduction of Maritime Courses

SOUTH Down Sinn Féin Assemblyman Chris Hazzard has met with senior officials at South Eastern Regional College (SERC) to discuss the possibility of introducing maritime and fishing training courses at the Downpatrick Campus. Mr Hazzard added: “Following a recent meeting with members of the fishing industry in Ardglass, I have…

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Bell Welcomes Ulster Scots App Launch as Boost for Strangford

Strangford MLA Jonathan Bell has explained the development of the new Ulster Scots app gives Ulster Scots Tourism in Strangford a boost through mobile internet device users. Speaking this week after the launch of the Ulster Scots app he said: “Strangford can proudly boast a unique offering in terms of Ulster…

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Curran Concerned Over ApprenticeshipNI Age Barriers

DOWNPATICK  SDLP area Councillor and the party’s local spokesperson on the economy, Councillor  Dermot Curran has spoken out in support of Apprenticeship Schemes across the District. Councillor Curran said: “The ApprenticeshipNI programme had initially been introduced to meet the needs of young people, adults and businesses. They offer quality work…

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