• Eco Primary Schools Event At St Bronagh’s

    St Bronagh’s Primary School Rostrevor held an Eco-Schools information event for local schools on Wednesday 17 October 2018 which was organised as part of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council’s on-going environmental education programme. Council Deputy Chairperson, Councillor Oksana McMahon was guest speaker at the event and paid tribute to…

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    Anti Slavery Day Campaign Launched

    PSNI support Anti-Slavery Day and raise awareness of the hidden crime. The number of people in Northern Ireland, who are victims of modern slavery – an umbrella term used for slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking –  is unknown. The nature of the crime means it often…

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    Join The Facebook Workshop For Businesses

    Introduction to Facebook. This ‘Introduction to Facebook’ workshop will help you set up a Facebook page for your business. If you are starting out with Facebook and want to build your page, then this workshop is for you. It is located at the Down Business Centre in Downpatrick. This workshop…

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    Lecale Singers Hit Right Notes For Local Charity

    County Down community choir Voices of Lecale has once again handed over a cheque to another deserving charity. A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Seamus Camplisson, Chairperson of Harmony Community Trust (Glebe House), Kilclief. The outgoing Chairperson of Voices of Lecale, Veronica Burns said: “Our choir members are delighted…

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    Huge Redwood In Castlewellan Is Tree Of The Year

    A monster of a giant redwood in Castlewellan, County Down, has been crowned Northern Ireland’s Tree of the Year in a search for the nation’s best-loved tree. Organised by the Woodland Trust, the competition was open to any living tree in the UK – with Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and…

    Read More: Huge Redwood In Castlewellan Is Tree Of The Year Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    Apply For Audience Seats For Ireland’s Got Talent

    WE’RE BACK! IRELAND’S GOT TALENT – SERIES 2 – AUDIENCE CALL OUT Want to be part of the audience for the second series of ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’? Here’s your chance!   ‘Ireland’s Got Talent‘ is coming back to our TV screens and you could be watching all the action from…

    Read More: Apply For Audience Seats For Ireland’s Got Talent Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    Newcastle Pharmacist Convicted In Court

    A 63-year-old pharmacist and a 33 year-old pharmacy technician were today sentenced at Downpatrick Crown Court in relation to their involvement in the unlawful supply of prescription only medicines from Harts Pharmacy, 50 Main Street, Newcastle, County Down. Gerard Maginn (63) Company Director and owner of Clanua Ltd trading as…

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  • SmartRoutes Scoops £50,000 At Innovation Nation

    Innovation Nation 2018: SmartRoutes scoops £50,000 prize in Ascend start-up competition. An early stage company which helps delivery firms plan routes more efficiently claimed a prize worth £50,000 at Ascend, the inaugural start-up competition at Innovation Nation held in Newry recently. Cork-based SmartRoutes took the top spot in a tightly-fought…

    Read More: SmartRoutes Scoops £50,000 At Innovation Nation Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

    Down Poet Moyra Donaldson Launches Blood Lines

    Award winning international poet Moyra Donaldson from County Down has had a lifelong involvement with horses, as has Wexford-based, equine artist Paddy Lennon. They have come together in an artistic  collaboration called Blood Horses, a limited edition book where words and images combine to evoke the history of our human…

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    PHA Urges Eligible People To Get Flu Vaccine

    The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging all eligible people whose health could be seriously affected by flu to get the free flu vaccine. GP’s across Northern Ireland are offering flu vaccination to everyone over 65, pregnant women, and people under 65 with underlying health conditions. Last year, seasonal flu…

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    End The Harm Campaign Is Launched

    End the harm caused by paramilitary style attacks PSNI is supporting the ‘Ending the Harm’ campaign launched today which aims to raise awareness of the devastating impact that paramilitary style attacks have on the wider community. Telling the story of a paramilitary style shooting from the view point of a…

    Read More: End The Harm Campaign Is Launched Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

    WWI Killyleagh Veteran To Lead Lantern Walk

    A Killyleagh veteran, who is one of Northern Ireland’s last RAF survivors from the Second World War, is to lead a unique peace lantern walk to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Martin `Tina’ Charters, who is aged 97 and who survived more than…

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    Last Race Meeting For Season In Downpatrick

    The last race meeting at Downpatrick racecourse for the 2018 season took place last Friday with a moderate crowd of die-hard punters supporting in rain-swept conditions writes Joe Kavanagh. Conditions on the course were good to yielding. Ger Fox was content to sit third for most of the Molson Coors…

    Read More: Last Race Meeting For Season In Downpatrick Monday, October 15th, 2018

    CM Precision Opens New Facility In Downpatrick

    Downpatrick-based CM Precision Components Ltd has officially opened its new 16,000 sq ft manufacturing facility at Invest Northern Ireland’s Killough Road Industrial Estate. The advanced engineering firm has invested almost £1million in the construction project, to expand its production capabilities and meet the growing demands of its customers. Kieran Cooper, Managing Director…

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