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Ardglass Harbour Busy Day And Night

Ardglass harbour is a busy little harbour on the coast of County Down located between Kilkeel to the South and Portavogie to the North. Its main catch is prawns but pelagic (herring and mackerel) landings are very significant and the larger vessels can be seen landing into tanker lorries throughout…

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McGrath Says New Kickstart Needed For Ardglass Harbour And Fishing Community

Assembly candidate Councillor Colin McGrath (SDLP) has welcomed the efforts of the local fishing industry stakeholders and the Northern Ireland Fisheries and Harbour Authority to work together and bring a fresh strategic approach to developing the harbour in Ardglass. Councillor McGrath said: “Ardglass harbour has excellent potential. It could be…

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Three Ardglass Teenagers Save Unconscious Man At Harbour

Last night on Tuesday 15 March at approximately 10.50pm, three teenagers who were helping out on a fishing boat in Ardglass were involved in providing emergency first aid to a man they found lying unconscious at the end of the harbour pier. The man understood to have some mental health…

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Creel Bait Store Opened At Ardglass Harbour

The South East Area European Fisheries Fund (SEA), responsible for the delivery of Axis 4 ‘Sustainable Development of Fisheries Areas’ of the European Fisheries Fund (EFF), is delighted to announce that the Northern Ireland Fisheries Harbour Authority (NIFHA) has been awarded grant assistance of £22,057 to provide a refrigerated bait…

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Ice Bucket Challenge Completed

A Bracing Start To The Day At Ardglass Harbour As the Ice Bucket Challenge fever groups the country, I was swept up in its grip. I was nominated by Willy McBride from Saul. In the true spirit of the charity event, I had 48 hours to talk the challenge. Thankfully,…

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Ardglass Harbourmaster Concerned At Level of Dog Fouling

THE Ardglass harbourmaster has expressed his concerns that dog owners are allowing their pets to foul the harbour area in the village. Heh said that all boat owners and port users had expressed their growing anxieties about dogs running loose in the harbour area or just being left to run…

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Ardglass To Celebrate 200th Anniversary Of Its Harbour

ARDGLASS today is one of the leading fishing ports on the east coast of Down and has a very interesting historical past. And later in June there will be a week-long village celebration to mark this key date in Ardglass’ history. Local historian Michael Howland was approached by the village…

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