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Bright GAC Notes For 15 October 2017

Hard luck to our Under 16 team who lost their championship Final to Dromara. On another day they may have had a positive result but it wasn’t our day – congratulations Dromara. Thanks to all the players and the management team of Nicky Oconnor and David Laird on a good season with some great…

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Creeper Burglars Strikes In Dromara

Police are appealing for information following a creeper style burglary in Dromara. Detective Sgt. Melanie McGrory said: “It was reported that shortly before 9.42pm last night (Wednesday, January 4th), three males entered the rear of a property in the Meadow Lane area of Dromara, and took a set of car…

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Police Appeal After Dromara Burglary

Detectives in Downpatrick are appealing for information following a burglary in Dromara. Sometime between 7.10pm and 8.25pm on Thursday 24 March, entry was gained to a house on Rathfriland Road. The house was ransacked. Police are appealing to anyone who noticed any unusual or suspicious activity during this short space…

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Dromara Man Gets Three Year Ban From Keeping Animals

A Dromara man has been banned from keeping animals for three years after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to four west highland perrier type dogs. Mr Paul Smith of Crossgar Road, Dromara was banned from keeping animals for three years at a hearing in Newry Magistrates Court on Monday…

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Dromara Man Killed In Ballynahinch In Traffic Accident

A tragic tragic road traffic accident took the life of a Dromara man last Thursday morning around 11.00am Police are appealing for witnesses following the fatal collision in Ballynahinch on 13 August when an elderly pedestrian, Pat Branniff, a local blacksmith, was struck by a lorry on Windmill Street. Police have…

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Local Supermarket Staff Give Their Time For Children With Cancer

A group of volunteers from local retailer EUROSPAR recently donated their time to help spruce up the gardens at a short break centre for children with cancer. Sara Quinn from EUROSPAR in Dromara and Sean McCaffrey from EUROSPAR in Clough in County Down were two of the dedicated team of…

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Police Appeal After Vehicle Thefts in Dundrum, Castlewellan and Dromara

Police are investigating following a number of incidents across Dundrum, Castlewellan and Dromara. Shortly before midnight on Sunday it was reported a Renault van had been stolen from outside a property at Main Street in Dundrum. This van was discovered at 8am the next morning at an address at Crossgar…

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Dromara Woman Raises Funds For NICFC On Lagan Zipline

Dromara woman Lorraine Smyth took part in the Lagan Zipline challenge recently to raise money for the NI Cancer Fund for Children. Lorraine, from EUROSPAR Dromara, raised £290.48 for the NI Cancer Fund for Children by taking on the Zipline Challenge on July 8. She  jumped from a platform 140ft…

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Downpatrick Enjoy Solid Away Win At Dromara

Border Cup 3rd Round Dromara Village   0   Downpatrick   5 Downpatrick put on at 5-star show at Bellsbridge on Saturday and progressed to the quarterfinal of the Border Cup, where they will face  Bangor Firsts. Downpatrick didn’t hang around and came out of the blocks flying with efforts from…

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Abernethy Butter Spreads Its Way Onto TG4

A Dromara based business which specialises in quality butter products has made a leap into the world of television. Allison and Will Abernethy turned what was a much loved family craft into a now thriving family business. After spreading their way through the local area of Dromara and South Down,…

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Old Wagon Saved By Downpatrick and County Down Railway

A rare link back to the days when farmers loaded their produce at the local railway station to be sent to Belfast and beyond has been saved by the Downpatrick & County Down Railway. A century-old wooden railway wagon built in 1911 for the old Belfast & County Down Railway, which…

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