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Come Enjoy The Skiff Racing This Weekend

At Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh. SATURDAY 22nd JULY Coastal Rowing Skiff Racing From 10 – 5pm. Race Village & Food Village at the Shore 10am- 5pm. Live music, Food Village, Kids arts & crafts (make your own boat), Ulster Wildlife, Cuarrach, RNLI, Wood turning & Traditional Rope Making demonstrations, Wood…

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£180,000 A22 Improvement Scheme Near Killyleagh

A £180,000 road improvement scheme on the A22 Comber Road, Killyleagh is due to commence on Monday 24 July 2017. The scheme will involve drainage works and the resurfacing of a 1.1 km stretch of the A22 Comber Road from the Tullymanous Road junction. To facilitate the works a temporary…

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Killyleagh NI Family History Society Host AGM

The Killyleagh branch of the NI Family History Society have hosted the annual general meeting of the parent group on Saturday 20th May in Killyleagh.  Ken Tait, spokesman for the local branch, said: “The society has a repository and reference centre in premises at Newtownabbey, where a wide collection of records…

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Paint For Pleasure At Delamont Country Park

Patricia McCormick, a highly experienced artist from Killyleagh, is offering an exciting art session, ‘Painting for Pleasure‘, this coming Saturday 20th May in Delamont’s Country Park. You don’t have to bring any art materials but if you are not bringing your own paint and brushes etc, do give Patricia a…

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Former Killyeagh RBL Building Saved From Arson

Another arson attack in Killyeagh has caused widespread concerns in the local community. An attempt to burn down the former Royal British Legion building in Catherine Street on Monday night has been condemned widely. To date in Killyleagh, damage through a number of arson attacks runs into several hundred thousands…

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Rowallene Councillors To Cycle For MACS Charity

Two Rowallene Councillors will be riding high on  Saturday 10 December. Big hearted Billy Walker (DUP) and Terry Andrews (SDLP) – who maintain they are the best of friends – have already started passing jibes at each other but all in the best possible taste. To date they have held…

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Hans Sloane Chocolate Festival In Killyleagh Supports Cancer Fund For Children

Confirmed as the beneficiary of this year’s festival fundraising activities, the Cancer Fund for Children is the leading local charity that provides practical, emotional and financial support to children and young people affected by cancer and their families. It  offers therapeutic short breaks to families at Daisy Lodge, Newcastle, located…

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Top Chefs Prepare For Killyleagh Chocolate And Fine Food Fest

As thousands of chocoholics and foodies gear up for the highly-anticipated return of the bi-ennial Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, outstanding chefs from Northern Ireland and further afield are joining up with festival organisers to ensure that the three-day festival offers a foodie experience not to be missed….

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Killyleagh Teen Enjoys Success At Titanic Creative Training Event

The Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Brian Kingston attended a Graduation ceremony at Titanic Creative Management’s south Belfast studio to congratulate students on completion of the creative training company’s first Summer School in prosthetics and SFX makeup. The ten 13-17 year old students all graduated from the week long summer…

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Killyleagh Youth Club Welcomes Judges In The All Ireland Pride Of Place Awards

Killyleagh is certainly a proud place to live in. On Friday 19 August, Killyleagh Youth Club warmly welcomed judges from the IPB Pride of Place Awards to the Bridge Centre, Killyleagh following their nomination by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The IPB Pride of Place Awards, in association with…

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Hans Sloane Choc Festival Receives Major Boost From Bryan Somers Travel

The bi-annual Chocolate and Fine Food Festival in Killyleagh is set to raise significant funds for the Cancer Fund for Children with a significant boost from Saintfield’s Bryan Somers Travel. Leading travel agency Bryan Somers Travel from Saintfield is helping to raise much-needed funds this year for Cancer Fund for…

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Skiffie Worlds 2016 Attracts International Rowers To Strangford Lough

Skiffie Worlds 2016 is now up and running after months of preparation. It is located at Delamont Country Park near Killyleagh and the international coastal rowing event is now in full swing and will end on Saturday with a prize ceremony. Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick, the Chairperson of Newry Mourne and…

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Killyleagh Hans Sloane Chocolate Festival All Set For September

The Killyleagh Chocolate & Fine Food Festival will offer something ‘sweet’ for all ages again this autumn. Thousands of chocoholics and enthusiastic foodies from Northern Ireland and beyond are set to descend again this year on Killyleagh town centre to celebrate the 2016 Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine…

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Killyleagh Coastal Rowing Club To Have Taster Session This Saturday

Get rowing this weekend in Killyleagh in a taster session!   

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Killyleagh Singer Curtis Croskery Pushing For A Spot On XFactor

Curtis Croskery (17) from Killyleagh is hitting the right notes. The SERC Art and Design student, a former pupil at Blackwater Integrated College in Downpatrick, has had an initial audition with XFactor judges and is waiting on their decision to see if he is going through to the next stages….

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