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Ballymote Centre Celebrates Successful Twenty Years

One of the most successful community projects in County Down celebrated its twentieth anniversary in Downpatrick on Saturday. The Ballymote Centre has grown from strength to strength and is the proud backbone of a local community that once figured very highly in the list of areas of deprivation in Northern…

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Drumaness Ladies Raise A Grand For Downpatrick PIPS From Jimmy’s 10K Run

PIPS Downpatrick have received a cheque for £1073 from three runners in the Jimmy’s 10K road run which took place in March. First time runners in a mini-marathon, Drumaness ladies Kim Harris, Eimear Cowan and Angela Morrison came back over the finishing line exhausted but exhilarated. Kim said: “Although we…

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Ballymote Youth Enjoy Stimulating Summer Scheme

School is out and for the Ballymote youth in Downpatrick and this means one thing… getting out and about and keeping active this summer. The fun has kicked of at the Ballymote Health Sport and Well-Being Centre in Downpatrick as kids line up to get on board this summer’s action-packed…

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Join the Meeting for the Safe Place Initiative on Domestic Violence

IF you run a business in the Co Down area,  you may not be aware that domestic abuse is a serious and widespread problem in Northern Ireland, with one in four women and one in nine men experiencing some form of abuse. County Down Rural Community Network Manager Nicholas McCrickard…

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Social Media Talk in Downpatrick a Big Hit

Last week I attended a social media session with almost 20 local small businesses. I have attended numerous courses, seminars and conferences over this past few years and this three hour session by  social media guru Bill McCartney proved once again to be hugely informative… and entertaining. I could not…

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