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Ballyhornan Residents Campaigning For Road Improvements

Residents of Ballyhornan and Bishopscourt are pressing government agencies for improvements to the infrastructure of the five estates in their area. Their main concern is the state of the roads, the poor sewerage system and inadequate lighting. For almost twenty five years  the local infrastructure has declined making accessibility in…

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Tiny Toons Playgroup Celebrates Its First Twenty Years

THE Tiny Toons playgroup is celebrating a successful twenty years at Bishopscourt. The long haul to develop a top class facility began with the efforts of a brave few and determined mothers who wanted more for their children. Patricia Curran, Chairman and founder member, said: “We started off on the…

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Ardglass and Ballyhornan Community Leaders Launch Ireland’s First Energy Storage Programme With Lecale Farmers

 A rural area to the South-East of Downpatrick has been chosen by various stakeholders as a suitable location for Northern Ireland’s ‘centre of excellence’ for ‘Energy Storage’… an energy hub. A conference of stakeholders was held in Ardglass Golf Club in Tuesday 11 February 2014. It is envisaged that a…

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Ballyhornan Fun Day a Great Success

The family fun day at Bishopscourt Racetrack organised the Mustard Seed Group and local residents was well supported with a good crowd basking in the summer sunshine. The event organisers were delighted with the turnout and Geraldine Doherty-Mullan said: “This is just fantastic. This is the first time we have…

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