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Police Appeal After Saintfield Burglary

Police in Downpatrick are appealing for witnesses following the burglary of a house in the Downpatrick Street area of Saintfield early on the morning of Sunday 30 April. Detective Constable Brannigan said: “It was reported that sometime around 3.30am, persons gained entry to the property before the householder disturbed them….

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Down Boy Has Priceless Day At Leicester City FC

Saintfield boy Jacob McIlhatton recently enjoyed a once in a lifetime opportunity to become an official mascot for a professional football team after winning a MasterCard UEFA mascot competition. Nine year old Jacob walked onto the pitch with Leicester United star striker Shinji Okazaki at the exciting UEFA Champions League…

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Saintfield Mixed Martial Arts Champion Becomes ACN Patron

Active Communities Network (ACN) , the charity which uses sport to reach young people living in deprived communities, is delighted to announce mixed martial arts world champion Leah McCourt from Saintfield as its newest patron. The news, which comes on International Women’s Day, represents a huge boost for the Belfast-based…

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Lions Stolen From Rowallene Garden In Sainfield

The National Trust at Rowallene in Saintfield is appealing: “Can you help us find our missing lions?” On Wednesday 28 December, the National Trust reported the theft of two treasured lion sculptures from Rowallane Garden. A spokesperson said: “The limestone sculptures are guardians of Rowallane and shall be greatly missed…

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Shannon Comments On Roads At Carrickmannon PS

Strangford MP Jim Shannon MP speaking at at meeting at Carrickmannon Primary School has stated that there is a lot to do to improve road safety at the school. He said: “I am encouraged by the attendance of the PSNI and Education Authority, Board of Governors, Principal Mrs Lennon.  The…

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Visit The Autumn Plant Fair At Rowallane Garden

Ever wonder why leaves change colour in late summer? Well it’s all about temperature of the air at night… Averil Milligan, Head Gardener said: “Plants respond to triggers, things like changes in daylight length and temperature send signals to the plant to change growth habits. Autumn is a fabulous time…

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Diamond Anniversary Celebrations With A Summer Sizzling BBQ a At Rowallane Garden

The Reverend John Moore acquired the property over successive years, and he named these combined lands near Saintfield Rowallane after his ancestral family home in Scotland. During his time he set about removing stone walls that designated the old farmsteads in order to farm and cultivate the land. The grounds…

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Saintfield Producer Wins M&S Farming For The Future Award

A local Saintfield producer for Marks & Spencer has been rewarded for his talent as a producer at a M&S ‘Farming for the Future’ Award presentation, which took place at the Balmoral Show. Crosby Cleland from Saintfield in Co. Down scooped the Prince’s Trust Countryside Fund Contribution to Rural Communities…

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Sheep Stolen From Farm Near Saintfield

Police in Down are appealing for information following the theft of sheep in the Saintfield area. Sometime between noon on Tuesday 29 March and 8am on Wednesday, 30 March, 18 ewes and 32 lambs were taken from Monlough Road. The ewes have orange dots on their back and the lambs…

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Saintfield Christmas Charity Ride Cancelled For Second Time Due To Bad Weather

Saintfield Christmas Charity Ride had to be postponed for the second time due to snow, followed by constant heavy rain from early morning right through the most of Saturday. Ride Organiser Joan Cunningham was devastated at having to postpone the Annual Santa Ride for a secondtime. She said: “This would be the ninth…

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Get In The Yuletide Spirit At Rowallane Gardens

The Christmas trees are up and the decorations are out, so it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Rowallane Gardens in  Saintfield for the popular Yuletide Market event on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December from 12-5pm. Come and soak up the Christmas atmosphere with dozens of local craft…

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Santa Charity Ride In Saintfield On Saturday 4 December

Saintfield Christmas Charity Ride was launched in style recently at Rowallane Garden Saintfield kindly hosted by The National Trust. Once again, taking on a Downton Abbey theme, Ride Organiser Joan Cunningham welcomed all the guests and thanked everyone for their continued support. She said: The Ride which first started in 2007 to raise funds…

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Get Ready For A Bumper Christmas At Rowallene

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Rowallane Garden in Saintfield. This National Trust popular venue is all go as the Christmas trees arrive and staff hunt out the decorations, whilst untangling the fairy lights, in preparation for our festive fun which commences this weekend. And they have…

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Saintfield War Memorial Proposal Is Progressing

TUV representative John Brennan was welcomed the latest moves to secure a war memorial for Saintfield. He said: “Many people in and around Saintfield felt that it would be appropriate for Saintfield to have its own war memorial. This resulted in the formation of the Saintfield War Memorial committee. For…

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Saintfield Scoops £1000 In NIHE Rural Communities Awards

Saintfield was one of four rural communities which each won £1,000 in the Housing Executive’s Rural Community Awards competition 2015. The Housing Executive was delighted with the interest shown in what was the second year of the Rural Awards. Launched at the Balmoral Show in May, the awards scheme aimed…

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