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Newcastle To Host Whale Watch Ireland 2016

Marine experts from Ulster Wildlife and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are holding a land-based guided whale watch from Bloody Bridge in Newcastle on Saturday 27 August from 2-5pm for Whalewatch Ireland 2016. Grab your binoculars and join marine mammal expert Dave Wall, to scour the coast for dolphins,…

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Taste The Wild And Discover Coastal Foraging Near Dundrum

Celebrate National Marine Week and discover delicious wild food on your doorstep with Ulster Wildlife and Forage Ireland. On Tuesday 4 August, find out what’s good to eat – and what isn’t! – in Dundrum Bay, and learn more about the wildlife of our truly wild, but accessible, shores. Many…

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Packed Programme For 2015 Strangford Lough Festival

Another spectacular festival awaits thousands of visitors to the shores of Strangford Lough again this summer. This year’s Strangford Lough Festival  running from 10 -14 June, has a medieval twist with displays of weapons, Men-at-Arms battles and you can even have a go at archery and falconry displays. You could…

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NI Assembly Faces A Possible €800,000 A Day Penalty Over Strangford Lough

A recent report by the NI Audit Office has sent a strong message down the corridors of some government departments over their handling of Strangford Lough, the largest sea lough in the UK. Strangford Lough is a heavily protected area in terms EU legislation such as being a Marine Nature…

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New Restoration Plan for Strangford Lough Horse Mussels

THE Ulster Wildlife Trust (UWT) has welcomed the NI Assembly’s renewed commitment to protect one of Northern Ireland’s most prized natural resources. Both the Department of the Environment and the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development have agreed to sign-up to a new restoration plan for Strangford Lough, which aims…

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