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Rowing Paddling And Sea Skills Training For Young People

The Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP)  has commissioned a two-day training course on water safety, Canadian canoe paddling and coastal rowing for 11-16 year olds at the Clear Skies Adventure Centre at Castle Ward on 28 and 29 July. This has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as…

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Strangford Lough And Lecale Partnership To Benefit From DOE Funding

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today announced that Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership will benefit from funding from the DOE’s Natural Environment Fund (NEF). Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will receive £60,000 from the NEF to administer the funding. The £1.25million NEF fund will enable NGO’s and landscape management…

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Come Celebrate Portaferry’s Wildlife and Built Heritage on 21 March

Hedgerows, woodland, sea shore and magnificent buildings are just some of the features of Portaferry’s incredible heritage and on Saturday 21 March, St Mary’s Primary school, in association with the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership is inviting everyone to get out and enjoy it. The event will run from 11am…

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Strangford Lough And Lecale Partnership May Be Casualty Of The Cuts

As the screw turns and budgets are being cut across the board in an effort to balance the books in the NI Assembly, the  Strangford Lough and Lecale PArtnership is fearful that it may be a victim of the funancial cuts that will undoubtably take place. In a response from…

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Troon Rowers Show Off Their Self Built Skiff In County Down

THE Down Coastal Rowing Club project took one major step closer this past weekend when members of the Troon rowing club brought their St Ayle’s skiff to County Down. On Friday afternoon, an eager band of enthusiasts awaited the arrival of the skiff in Portaferry. As the crew removed the…

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Strangford Lough – NI’s Home to Marine Renewable Energy Technology

KELP seaweed could be an important biofuel in the future if research being conducted through Queen’s University Belfast’s EnAlgae project shows that it can be grown on a sufficiently large scale. And now for the first time people will have the opportunity to see how the work is coming along….

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Strangford Lough Seeks Coastal Guardians

A new initiative was launched yesterday (Monday 14 October)  by The Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) who are inviting local residents to become ‘Coastal Guardians’. With the support of Action for Biodiversitym which is a project part funded by the European Union’s Regional Development fund through the INTERREG IVA…

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Information Panels Launched Around Lecale Coast

TEN detailed information panels have been installed at sites around the Lecale coast to add to people’s enjoyment of the Strangford and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership. South Down MP Margaret Ritchie  officially launched the panels  Thursday (6 September ) and said: “The…

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