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Creative Christmas Classes For All Ages At Down Arts Centre

Down Arts Centre is delighted to offer young customers the opportunity to make their Christmas preparations even more special by creating their own festive items. Totally Creative Christmas is a series of six Saturday morning workshops for children aged 7-11, with tutor Diane Robinson, commencing on Saturday 7 November at…

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Lyric Theatre Listings From October To December

 The Night Alive Date(s): Tuesday 6th October – Saturday 31st October 2015 Times: Tuesday – Saturday 7.45pm
 Saturday & Sunday Matinees 2.30pm Location: Danske Bank Stage, Lyric Theatre Belfast Description: The Lyric Theatre and Dublin Theatre Festival presents The Night Alive
Written and Directed by Olivier Award Winning Conor McPherson
. Starring Adrian…

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Paint Experts Reveal Celtic Art In Portico Centre In Portaferry
 


Celtic-styled knotwork has been found in 100-year-old stencils at Portaferry Presbyterian Church, during work to transform it into a new arts and heritage centre called ‘Portico’. The decorative feature – a 19th century ‘nod’ to an ancient past – was uncovered by paint researchers this week. The discovery sparked excitement around the site, while builders were busy…

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Call For Singers For The King And I In Downpatrick

‘The King and I ‘ musical will be performed later this year in Downpatrick in the Great Hall at the Downshire. But…  the St Patrick’s choral society are starting preparations for their Spring show of ‘The King and I‘ which will run from 25-28 March 2015. Rehearsals for this show…

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Ritchie Welcomes Renewal Of Post Office Card Accounts Contract

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has asked the Pensions Minister Steve Webb to consider extending Post Office services with a special consideration for rural area. Speaking from the House of Common’s prior to the Christmas recess, Ms Ritchie made a statement confirming the Minister’s position of a renewed 7-year…

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O’Neill Sets Out Priorities For 2015

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill has said that 2015 will be a challenging year, but that DARD will continue to work in partnership with stakeholders and agencies to deliver for the farming, agri-food and fishing industries, and to further improve services in rural communities. Setting out her priorities for 2015 Minister…

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Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke Calls For Castlewellan Pedestrian Crossing

Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has urged Roads Service to consider the provision of a pedestrian crossing and traffic calming measures on the Main Street in Castlewellan between the Market House and Maginns Bar. Councillor Clarke is concerned over the number of people who have difficulty crossing the busy Main Street…

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St Bronagh’s GAC Notes For 3 January 2015

Married V Singles Well done to the Married men who edged out their younger opposition this afternoon 28/12/14 in the meadow! Two goals at the death snatched it for them with newly-wed Piaras Kane and old timer Paul ‘Sammy’ McGrath sealing victory. Thank you to everyone who turned up to…

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Castlewellan Heart Defribrillator Unveiled

A unique new lifesaving 24/7, 365 days of the year publicly accessible heart defibrillator was unveiled in Castlewellan just before Christmas. This was only the fifth public defibrillator to be installed in the Northern Ireland. However, unlike the other four, this is the first of its kind ever to be…

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NADAFL Results For Saturday 3 January 2015

PREMIER ANNALONG SWIFTS 2-6 BALLYVEA CARRYDUFF COLTS 0-5 BALLYNAGROSS MOURNE ROVERS 2-1 CASTLEWELLAN KILLOUGH P-P MAGHERA FC DIVISION 1 CASTLEWELLAN II P-P KILMORE REC II BALLYNAHINCH OLY. II 2-0 SAINTFIELD AYC KILKEEL FC 0-4 DOWNPATRICK II KIRKISTOWN FC 1-2 NEWCASTLE II ARDGLASS SWIFTS 2-1 DRUMANESS RES DIVISION 2  BALLYNAHINCH UTD…

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Lyric Theatre Listings For October To January 2015

Lyric Theatre Listings For October To January 2015 Two Sore Legs Date/Time: 28 – 30 Oct; 7.45pm Venue: Lyric Theatre, Naughton Studio Description: Green Shoot Productions presents Brenda Murphy’s autobiographical play based on the experiences of her mother, who had six children by a married man who lived nearby with…

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Weekend Of Great Music At Down Arts Centre

A fantastic weekend of music beckons at the Down Arts Centre. On Saturday 25 October at 8pm, Knotty Pine String Band makes a welcome return with its energetic brand of Bluegrass and American Roots. And on Sunday 26 October at 8pm the highly acclaimed Neil Cowley Trio will make their…

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Lyric Theatre Listings For October

Lyric Theatre Listings For October Title: Pentecost Date/Time: UNTIL 18 OCT; Tues-Sat 7.45pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm Venue: Lyric Theatre, Danske Bank Stage Description: Stewart Parker’s masterpiece tells the story of the inter-twined lives of a group of people thrown together during the Ulster Workers’ Strike which marks its 40th…

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DYFL Fixtures and Results

Fixtures 20th and 21st Sept 2014 Under 13 League Date Time Home Team V Away Team Venue 20/09/2014 10:30am Rossglass County v Downpatrick FC Dunleath 4 Under 15 League Date Time Home Team V Away Team Venue 20/09/2014 9:30am Saintfield v Castlewellan Town Kilmore 1 20/09/2014 11:00am Kilmore Rec v…

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Lyric Theatre Listings For September and October 2014

Title: Pentecost Date/Time: 24 Sept – 18 Oct (previews 20, 21 & 23 Sept); Tues-Sat 7.45pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm Venue: Lyric Theatre, Danske Bank Stage. Description: Stewart Parker’s masterpiece tells the story of the inter-twined lives of a group of people thrown together during the Ulster Workers’ Strike which…

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