• Corriewood Supports Air Ambulance NI

    Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) recently received a very generous donation of £13,500 from Corriewood Private Clinic in Castlewellan. Corriewood Private Clinic appointed AANI as their chosen charity partner for 2017 / 2018 and aimed to raise £10,000 for the charity through various fundraising events and culminating on completing the…

    Read More: Corriewood Supports Air Ambulance NI Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

    Looking Sideways At Brexit

    Does it matter whether we are in the EU or out of it, or even half-in-half-out? What is important is the journey more than how we arrive there. I’m a political rationalist (I think) and I’m prepared to listen to all arguments and weigh up the pro’s and cons of…

    Read More: Looking Sideways At Brexit Monday, December 17th, 2018

    Crossgar Flood Hits Properties After Rain Deluge

    A rain-lashed Crossgar last Saturday evening experienced its first flood since 2007. Commercial and domestic premises were affected as over two feet of water quickly covered the main street. Cllr Terry Andrews said: “Since 2007 Crossgar has been almost flood free. This deluge of very heavy rain on Saturday evening…

    Read More: Crossgar Flood Hits Properties After Rain Deluge Monday, December 17th, 2018

    Have A Happy Aloe Vera Christmas

    Local business woman Michaela Curran from Downpatrick is fully committed to the health benefits of the Aloe Vera products that she sells working her business around her family life. A long-established source of healing and good health, Aloe Vera  is world-renowned as a supplement which can improve and range of…

    Read More: Have A Happy Aloe Vera Christmas Monday, December 17th, 2018

    Junior Football Training Kicked Out Of Touch

    Local junior training programmes in Gaelic football and soccer have been shelved due to lack of funding and certainty in planning a regional budget for Northern Ireland. Both the Ulster GAA and the Irish Football Association were delivering junior training programmes across Northern Ireland which now look as though they…

    Read More: Junior Football Training Kicked Out Of Touch Monday, December 17th, 2018

    Boyle Speaks On Poor Street Lighting In Ards Penisula

    “Were it not for local residents’ Christmas lights, the Ards Peninsula would almost be in darkness”, says Portferry SDLP Councillor Joe Boyle. Ards and North Down Borough Councillor Joe Boyle is to raise with the Department for Infrastructure’s Street Lighting Southern Division grave concerns as to the number of Street…

    Read More: Boyle Speaks On Poor Street Lighting In Ards Penisula Monday, December 17th, 2018

    Blackwater IC Joins Smashed Alcohol Programme

    ‘Smashed’, a global programme that is dedicated to preventing underage drinking around the world, has now been delivered to 20,000 school students across Northern Ireland. Led by Collingwood Learning and sponsored by Diageo Northern Ireland, Smashed is a theatre-based programme to educate young people on the dangers of underage drinking in…

    Read More: Blackwater IC Joins Smashed Alcohol Programme Monday, December 17th, 2018

  • Local Horse Trainer Receives Gigginstown Horses

    A local County Down horse trainer has received a number of horses from the Gigginstown Stud stable. Brian Hamilton produced a major announcement at his annual pre-Christmas open day last weekend writes Joe Kavanagh.  The Ballynoe trainer, located not far from Downpatrick, revealed he had been sent horses from the…

    Read More: Local Horse Trainer Receives Gigginstown Horses Thursday, December 13th, 2018

    McGrath Visits US For GFA Conference

    South Down SDLP MLA Colin McGrath has met former US Secretaty of State John Kerry and NI Peacemaker and former US Senator George Mitchell on a recent trip the the United States. MLA and party chairman Colin McGrath met with former US President Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry and…

    Read More: McGrath Visits US For GFA Conference Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

    Is a Christmas Gift For Teacher On The Cards?

    It is that festive time of year when the children are almost ready to take their Christmas break. But before they do, many children and indeed parents have to consider an important issue: do they get teacher a Christmas present? When it comes to Christmas presents, it’s the thought that…

    Read More: Is a Christmas Gift For Teacher On The Cards? Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

    Comfort Fund Receives Cheque From Golden Couple

    A welcome donation to the Residents Comfort Fund. from money that was raised in lieu of presents on the occasion of the golden wedding anniversary of  Bernadette and Francis Fearon was celebrated in Attical Social Club. The couple would like to thank everyone who helped. The money was raised in…

    Read More: Comfort Fund Receives Cheque From Golden Couple Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

    What’s On At The Down Arts Centre In Downpatrick

    Come and enjoy the brand new shows for 2019 in the Down Arts Centre in Downpatrick. DAVID MEADE, the Brainman, opens up the New Year season and will be performing on Saturday 5th January 2019. Just returned from the USA to deliver his funniest and most incredible show yet, the Mindreader…

    Read More: What’s On At The Down Arts Centre In Downpatrick Saturday, December 8th, 2018

    What’s On At The Portico In Portaferry

    Check out what’s on at the Portico in Portaferry over the festive season. ‘Tis the season to be merry Fa la la la la, la la la la  Plan your trip to Portaferry  Fa la la la la, la la la la! The Peninsula Choir Sings Christmas! Tuesday 11 December…

    Read More: What’s On At The Portico In Portaferry Saturday, December 8th, 2018

    Burgess Backs UFU Over Dog Control

    A Saintfield farmer has backed the UFU in its call to keep dogs under control in the lambing season. As the Christmas break approaches the Ulster Farmers’ Union is urging people bringing dogs into the countryside to behave responsibly by making sure their pets do not disturb or attack livestock….

    Read More: Burgess Backs UFU Over Dog Control Friday, December 7th, 2018