Monthly Archives: September 2015

Divas And Gutsy Heroines Take To The Stage At Down Arts Centre

The Down Arts Centre is delighted to welcome two very different performances that celebrate the wonderful women of stage and screen. On Friday 9 October, Fiona Scott Trotter brings her musical tribute, The Divas Story, to DAC, followed on Saturday 10 October by the very welcome return of Bruiser Theatre…

Read more →

Christian Aid Call On Local Residents To Join The Strangford Cycling Sportive

Christian Aid has said it is looking forward to the ‘Strangford Sportive’ and called on local residents in the Strangford Lough area to join the hundreds of cyclists taking part in this major event. The charity said there may be some minor traffic disruption on the day, and asked local…

Read more →

Ritchie Says Narrow Water Bridge Needs More Than A Commitment To Concept From Irish Government

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Irish Government to show more support for the implementation of the Narrow Water Bridge. Speaking after the publication of the Capital Investment Plan, Ms Ritchie MP said: “I note that the Irish Government has today outlined a number of proposals to invest…

Read more →

Hynds Takes Championship Honours At Ardglass Golf Club

A new name will be going on the Club Champions board in the Ardglass clubhouse this year as 17-year-old Conor Hynds clinched the 2015 championship in dramatic style last week writes Gareth McMullan.  The young Ardglass player showed remarkable composure to lead the field almost from start to finish and…

Read more →

Downpatrick Girl Wins Prize In Danske Bank Summer Promotion

Congratulations to Hollie Savage (12) from Downpatrick has won a Sony Portable Wireless Speaker with Bluetooth as part of Danske Bank’s summer promotion Danske Big Screen Rewards. New and existing Danske Discovery Current Account Customers aged 11-17 have the chance to win one of over 100 Sony gadgets. www.danskebigscreenrewards.co.uk Full…

Read more →

Downpatrick Hub Can Help Your Social Enterprise Cook Up A Recipe For Success

Things are stirring in Downpatrick’s new social enterprise hub with all the ingredients to help innovators cook up some business. The Hub is launching Downpatrick Soup, a powerful tool to start conversations, practice democracy and fund new projects, people and ideas. Designed to be a social event bringing people together…

Read more →

Downe And Lagan Valley Midwife-Led Units To Be Reviewed Says Trust Board

In a statement from the South Eastern HSC Trust, it was assured by the Trust Board yesterday that the Trust will participate fully in the review of Midwifery Led Units at Downe and Lagan Valley Hospitals which is to be carried out by the HSC Leadership Centre. Director of Hospital Services…

Read more →

Ní Chuilín Hails Irish Language Archive

Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has hailed the first ever dedicated Irish language archive in the North The archive, held at Coláiste Feirste and St Mary’s University College in Belfast, contains thousands of records and spans more than 100 years. It charts the revival of the language, in particular since…

Read more →

Trust Launches Consultation On Future Of Northfield House In Donaghadee

The South Eastern HSC Trust has launched a consultation on the future of Northfield House statutory residential home. In 2011, the then Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Minister Poots announced a review of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland. Transforming Your Care (TYC) took account…

Read more →

Housing Executive Reports To Local Council For First Time

The Housing Executive recently met with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council to outline its plans for the next four years and report on last year’s investment. The meeting represents the housing body’s annual consultation with local government and is the first with the newly established councils. The Housing Executive…

Read more →

Downpatrick Sauce Business Gets Business Boost

Downpatrick-based Down Sauce Co Ltd. has received a boost to its business after securing a five figure loan from the Northern Ireland Small Business Loan Fund. The funds have been invested in new machinery and created three new jobs. Down Sauce Co Ltd. is a family run business with over…

Read more →

Downpatrick Overwhelm Islandmagee In Away Win

NAFL Premier Division Saturday 26 September 2015 Islandmagee 1  Downpatrick FC 8 Downpatrick travelled to Islandmagee on Saturday and put in an impressive scoring performance to take eight goals and come away with all three points. The home side have been the draw specialists so far in the league drawing…

Read more →

Downpatrick FC Notes For Week Beginning 28 September 2015

Girls Only Training will start on Monday 5 October.  This training is for girls aged 7 years old to 15 years old and will be taken by fully qualified female coaches. For the first four weeks the training will be from 6.00pm – 7.00pm. (Please ensure your child is dressed…

Read more →

Full Time Multidisciplinary Task Force Needed To Tackle Environment Crime Says Durkan

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is calling for a significant gear change in how environmental crime is tackled. The Minister wants to see the establishment of a permanent, full-time multidisciplinary task force to tackle the problem. Mark H Durkan explained: “Much significant work has already been done in co-operation with…

Read more →

Culture Night In Downpatrick Is A Huge Success

A night of culture in Downpatrick created an enormous buzz around the town during Culture Night NI recently. Dan McEvoy, chairman of the Downpatick Community Collective, said: “A second Culture Night was held in Downpatrick on Friday the 18 September. The event was delivered by local community group the Downpatrick…

Read more →