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Councillor Willie Clarke Welcomes Council Opportunity To Purchase Newcastle Harbour Building

Down District Councillor Willie Clarke (Sinn Féin) has welcomed NI Water’s decision to declare the land and generator house at Newcastle Harbour surplus to requirements and their agreement to allow the Council to purchase the building. Cllr Clarke said: “I have been lobbying for the procurement of this building for the…

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Police Investigate Engine Thefts At Newcastle Harbour

POLICE in Newcastle are investigating a spate of thefts of outboard motors from boats moored in the harbour. Four thefts have been reported to police who believe the engines were all taken some time overnight on Monday 16 September. A white 3.5hp Mariner, a silver 10hp Honda and a black and red Suzuki…

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Commemoration Call for 1834 Fishing Disaster

NEWCASTLE Councillor Willie Clarke (Sinn Féin) has welcomed Down District Council’s backing of his motion to commemorate the 1843 Newcastle fishing disaster. Councillor Willie Clarke said:  “I am delighted Down District Council supported the motion requesting council to organise a commemoration to recognise the loss of 73 fishermen who tragically…

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Special Olympic Volunteers Take Plunge in Newcastle

 SPECIAL Olmypic Ulster Volunteers have decided to get  “Freezin’ for a Reason” and have raised £6000 by a Christmas dip in Newcastle harbour Over 50 people took the plunge into the ice cold waters in Newcastle. The ‘Polar Plunge’ saw each ‘Plunger’ raising a minimum of £100 sponsorship for the…

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Freezing for a Reason for Special Olympics Ulster

 Have you always dreamt of taking a plunge in the freezing cold icy water of Newcastle Harbour? Well, now is your chance fro a good cause. Special Olympics Ulster has announced details of a novel fundraiser, which will take place at the Harbour in Newcastle, County Down on the morning…

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