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All Roads Lead To Castlewellan For Cancer Fund For Children Bog Run

Cancer Fund for Children is giving the Northern Irish public another chance to ‘get boggin’ for Cancer. And on Sunday 9th October 2016  once again Castlewellan Forest Park will be filled with charity runners ready to get covered in mud for a great cause as Cancer Fund for Children’s Bog…

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Independent Councillor Patrick Clarke Calls For Castlewellan Allotments

Independent Councillor Patrick Clarke has asked Newry Mourne and Down District Council to investigate the possibility of using land for community allotments in Castlewellan and has mooted Castlewellan Forest Park as a likely location under Council plans for the park. The Slieve Croob Councillor has now raised the matter with both the Council Chief Executive and…

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New Council Committee To Plan Redevelopment Of Forest Parks

Independent Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed news regarding Newry Mourne and Down District Council taking over Forest Parks such as Castlewellan and Tollymore which will now form part of the discussions regarding the wider strategic context of forest parks within Newry Mourne and Down District Council. Developing a strategic plan…

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Arsonists Damage Animal Wood In Castlewellan Forest Park

Vandals have caused fire damage in Castlewellan Forest Park. Part of Animal Wood, the new play space in Castlewellan Forest Park, was damaged by fire on Monday 4 May. The NI Fire Service extinguished the fire at one of the pieces, known as the Squirrel’s Drey. The Squirrel’s Drey is…

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Alliance Councillor Clarke Welcomes Tree Works To Open Up Castlewellan Castle

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed recent clearance works carried out by Forest Service to remove overgrown vegetation and tree branches along Mill Hill, Castlewellan and making a clearance to view Castlewellan Castle which was completed in recent weeks. He said: “Some time ago I met with Forest Service to discuss…

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Stop Playing Politics With Castlewellan Forest Park Says UKIP

Mr UK Independence Party (UKIP) representative Alan Lewis has called on the SDLP and Sinn Fein to “stop playing politics” with the future of Castlewellan Forest Park. Alan said “Recently we’ve heard SDLP representatives questioning Forest Service commitment to Castlewellan Forest Park. In particular, they appear concerned that whilst Forest Service…

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Devlin calls For Adequate Support For Castlewellan Forest Park

LAURA Devlin, constituency manager for  South Down MLA Seán Rogers, who tabled a motion on behalf of the Castlewellan and Kilcoo Branch of the SDLP to conference earlier in November  to ensure DARD provides adequate funding for the future needs of Castlewellan Forest Park, has publicly nailed her colours to…

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