Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke Requests Action Plan For Newcastle Housing Estates

Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has identified the need for Down PCSP to introduce an action plan to focus on the housing estates of the Castlewellan Road, Newcastle. Cllr Clarke said: “There have been a series of anti-social behaviour issues in many of the estates on the Castlewellan Road for some…

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Castlewellan Man Who Invented Smartbunker Appears On RTE Dragon’s Den

The Smartbunker Is Now Dragon Proof. Castlewellan man Niall Greenan of Greenan Products has appeared on the RTE version of Dragons Den pitching for help from the dragons to boost his invention… the Smartbunker. The Smartbunker is a multi-purpose bunker designed for wood pellets, animal feed, coal or grit.  Niall…

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Foster Says NW200 Makes Northern Ireland A Magnet For Bike Fans

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Arlene Foster has said the North West 200’s status as one of the top international road racing events will ensure Northern Ireland remains a magnet for bike fans from across the world. Speaking at the launch of this year’s event at Titanic Belfast, Arlene Foster…

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Hazzard Welcomes Support For IME Expansion In East Down

SOUTH Down MLA Chris Hazzard has welcomed a commitment from Education Minister John O’Dowd that the growth in parental demand for Irish Medium Education in east Down will be supported by the Education authorities. Mr Hazzard said: “I had written to the Minister to seek assurances that the continued growth of the…

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Downpatrick Crash Leaves Two Seriously Injured

Police in Downpatrick are appealing for information following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Ballydugan Road on Sunday 30 March. A silver Volkswagon Golf and a black Mercedes E320 collided near the race course at around 7.15pm leaving the male and female drivers of the vehicles requiring hospital treatment for serious but non-life…

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Cannabis Factory Uncovered By Police in Downpatrick Area

Officers in Downpatrick have uncovered a cannabis factory during the search of a property in the Rourke’s Link, Bishopscourt. Suspected cannabis, with an estimated street value of approximately £6,000 was seized, along with a number of suspected cannabis plants during a planned search  at the property on Sunday  30 March….

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East Down AC Notes For 31 March 2014

OMAGH HALF MARATHON After last week’s heroics in Larne it was surely too much to expect similar performances in Omagh this week.  But just to prove it was no fluke Barrie Atkinson again franked the form book with another pb, clocking 1.14.35 to take 8th place overall in a  high…

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Visitors Flocking To View Matisse Exhibition

Visitors are flocking to Ards Arts Centre to view the new Matisse exhibition. Opened last week, ‘Matisse: Drawing with Scissors’ features 35 lithographic prints of the famous cut-outs by the French painter, sculptor and designer, spanning the period from 1950 up to 1954, the last four years of his life…

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St John’s GAC Notes For 30 March 2014

St John’s Notes For 31 March 2014 Training for the Under-8’s is on Tuesday evenings at 6.30pm.  The Under 10’s and Under-12’s training is on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm. Training for the Under-6’s continues on Thursday evenings at 6.30pm.  All previous and new members are welcome writes Eugene Boyle. The…

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A Lock Of Fierce Roars To Show At RGU In Downpatrick

A LOCK OF FIERCE ROARS, written and directed by John McManus, is a Moth Production touring nationwide from February to April 2014 and is coming to the RGU clubrooms in Downpatrick on Saturday 12 April. Starring Blaise Reid, Emer O’Carroll, Paddy Dean and Niall Bruton, it is set in rural Ireland…

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RGU Notes For 29 March 2014

Juvenile training schedule:- U-6 Boys and Girls (P1 & P2) at 10.30am Saturday at Ballymote; U-8 Boys and Girls (P3 & P4) at 10.30am Sat at RGU pitch; U-10 Boys (P5 & P6) at 11.30am Saturday at RGU pitch; U-12 Boys (2002 & 2003) at 7pm Tuesday at Down Leisure…

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Castlewellan GAC Notes For 29 March 2014

Thank you to all those children who took part in the winter coaching programme. We hoped you all enjoyed it. Our thanks also to the coaches who gave selflessly of their time to coach the children and to all those parents who helped out. We will now take a break…

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Fitzpatrick Concerned About Rural Crime In Crotlieve Area

SDLP Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick has voiced her concerns about the increase in rural crime around the Mayobridge and Saval area. The Crotlieve Councillor said: “Recently there has been a spate of burglaries involving farm machinery which is of great concern. “There is an onus on everyone to look out for…

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Newcastle League Results For 29 March 2014

PREMIER BALLYVEA 1-2 MOURNE ROVERS CASTLEWELLAN P-P MAGHERA DIVISION 1 BALLYVEA II 1-3 NEWCASTLE II DIVISION 2 BANBRIDGE YCOB P-P KILLOUGH II ROSSGLASS COUNTY 0-6 TOLLYMORE II VALLEY RANGERS III 3-1 KIRKISTOWN L DIVISION 3 DROMARA III 0-1 BALLYVEA III SAINTFIELD AYC II P-P KIRKISTOWN II CARRYDUFF ATHLETIC P-P RATHFRILAND…

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The Power Of Your Dog’s Nose: An Introduction to Diabetic Detection Dog

The Power Of Your Dog’s Nose : An Introduction To Diabetic Detection Dogs. Workshop A dog’s nose is an amazing thing to behold. Dogs have the ability to: wiggle each nostril independently, breathe in through the holes in the front of the nose and exhale through the side slits, and…

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