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Shannon Concerned About Killyleagh Ulster Bank

Strangford MP Jim Shannon MP has met with Dan McGinn and Terry Robb from Ulster Bank with Rowallene Councillors Billy Walker and Terry Andrews to discuss the proposed closure of Killyleagh Ulster Bank. He said: “I began the meeting by stating that I found it difficult to see that the…

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Three Arrested Following Killyleagh Shooting

Police have reported that a shooting in Killyleagh in the early hours of Sunday morning could have had tragic consequences. Down News understands that a man had kicked a door in the Castleview area of the town and then proceeded to kick other doors. He and another man were confronted…

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A Village At War Book Launched In Killyleagh

A new war book for schoolchildren has been launched in Killyleagh. ‘A Village at War‘ tells the story of Killyleagh and Shrigley in the First World War.   Written by journalist Chris Hagan, the chairman of Killyleagh Remembers the Great War, the book contains a collection of short stories about…

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EA Agrees Not To Close Two Outdoor Centres

The Education Department have revised their decisions on closing two Rowallene area outdoor education centres but the Ardnabannon and Killowen centres still hangs in the balance. Newry Mourne and Down Councillors Billy Walker and Terry Andrews along with Strangford MP Jim Shannon and former Education Minister Peter Weir met with…

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Gocean Building In Killyleagh Destroyed In Fire

The Gocean lodge in Killyleagh once part of the Gocean estate has been badly damage due to a fire last night (Wednesday 1 November 2017). There is speculation that this was another act of arson in the community already hit by a string of fire attacks in recent years. At…

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Killyleagh Beat Foundry For Border Semi Spot

Border Cup Round Three Saturday 14 October Killyleagh YM 3   Albert Foundry FC 1 Report by Jim Masson.  In a match that was not without incident, Killyeagh YM rose as victors facing a very determined Albert Foundry in the Border Cup quarter finals. Just three minutes into the match, forward…

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Great Bake Off In Killyleagh For Terry And Billy

There was definitely an air of competitive camaraderie as local councillors Billy Walker (DUP) and Terry Andrews (SDLP) squared up for another duel of their budding talents. After having competed in a boxing match in the Bridge Centre in Killyleagh, two golf competitions at Bright Golf Club, an eating competition…

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Killyleagh Coastal Rowing Club Launch New Skiff

It is exactly 200 years since the Royal Oak was launched at the Ringdufferin Estate near Killyleagh and she now takes pride of place at the River and Rowing Museum at Henley on Thames. With this very important legacy, we are delighted to announce the launch thanks to ‘Awards for…

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Open Invite From Killyleagh Family History Society

So, who do you think you are? Do you want to find out more about where your ancestors came from? Why not come along to the Killyleagh Family History Society which is holding its first regular meeting of the season on the evening of Monday 2 October in their usual venue,…

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Killyleagh Dealer Launches Amazone Catros Compact Disc Harrow

Killyleagh farm machinery dealer William Lindsay, an authorised representative for the Farmhand range of equipment, has announced the arrival into his showroom of the all-new Amazone Catros 3003 compact disc harrow. Selling at a price £2,300 below the existing Catros 3001 – the new 3003 is designed for shallow and…

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County Down Cadets Live Out Life Of Adventure

Teenagers from across County Down have been answering the call of the wild this Summer, taking part in an adventure-filled Summer Camp in Altcar, Liverpool. While many of their schoolmates were catching up on their rest or marking time on social media, these energetic Army Cadets were making their mark…

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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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