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Beyond Westeros - The Real Game of Thrones

Created on: Monday, 04 February 2019. Posted in: Projects News

Beyond Westeros - The Real Game of Thrones Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Tourism NI, as part of European Year of Culture and Heritage

Help create a new medieval themed tour!

Hear incredible tales of the bloody rivalries, intrigue and power fuelled marriages of the twelve overlord families of Ulster around 1550, and the south eastern dynasties of the Magennises, Dunleaveys, Savages, O’Neills and de Courcys.

Learn to read the medieval landscape – still visible today!

Help shape a new...

Resilient Farm Businesses Workshop

Created on: Monday, 28 January 2019. Posted in: Projects News

The AONB Partnerships have teamed up with the Woodland Trust to invite interested members of the farming community to come along for a discussion on resilient farm businesses. If you miss the workshop tonight in Crossmaglen Community Center at 7.30pm- call in to Tollymore Outdoor Recreation Center tomorrow night at 7.30pm or Wednesday 30th at 7.30pm  Workflow Newtownards 46 High Street, BT23 7HZ...

DAERA Marine Litter Watch Newsletter

Created on: Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in: Projects News

Current and past editions of the Marine Litter Watch Newsletter can be found here:

The aim of the Northern Ireland Marine Litter Strategy is to help realise the vision of "clean, healtht, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans"


National Lottery "thank you" Campaign

Created on: Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in: Projects News

Join us in Portaferry for the National Lottery "thank you" Campaign 15th December 11 am Term & Conditions apply 

Terms & Conditions

  • The offer is valid on 15th December 2017  from to 1.00pm
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free tours including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratch Card. Proof of a ticket can be paper or digital
  • One National Lottery ticket provides free tour for a family of up to six
  • Organisers have the right to refuse participation in the unlikely...

Ardglass Beach Clean

Created on: Friday, 13 October 2017. Posted in: Projects News

Yesterday Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership Coastal Guardian volunteers took to the beach once again for another litter clean up. This time we headed to Ardglass for a beach clean as part of The Love Your Landscape initiative. In just 2 hours we managed to remove 50 bags of rubbish from the shore. A fantastic effort! Our thanks to all the volunteers that came along, thanks also to Andrea McQuoid Communitty Life Champion Asda Downpatrick for bringing along fruit snacks to keep the volunteers going. Grateful thanks to Jim Masson Down News for some of the pictures

St Johns Point Shore Clean

Created on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in: Projects News

On Thursday 21st September volunteers joined us to clean a further stretch of the Lecale Way. Yet again the weather was on our side and we were able to clean up about a mile of coastline. With 12 volunteers in total we managed to lift over 20 bags of litter, assorted lengths of rope, 4 small storage drums, and a car wheel. Our thanks to all the volunteers that came along, your hard work is greatly appreciated.

Get involved with squirrel surveys

Created on: Thursday, 02 March 2017. Posted in: Projects News

Business Investment Pre Application Information Workshops

Created on: Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Posted in: Projects News

Rural Partners Ards and North Down Business Investment Pre Application Workshops 

Skiffie Worlds 2016

Created on: Friday, 18 March 2016. Posted in: News | Projects News | Skiffie Worlds 2016

Skiffie Worlds- Make sure your boat Measures up!

Created on: Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in: News | Projects News | Skiffie Worlds 2016

Skiffie Worlds are fact approaching; please take the time to ensure that your Skiff measures up and complies with the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association rules and regulations, this is essential to enter the Worlds in July.

Scottish Coastal Rowing Association Measurement Rules


WiSe Training -12th March 2016

Created on: Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in: News | Projects News

Dundrum Coastal Rowing Icebreaker Regatta 23rd January 2016

Created on: Monday, 25 January 2016. Posted in: Press Releases | News | Projects News | Skiffie Worlds 2016

Dundrum Coastal Rowing Club hosted its "Icebreaker Challenge" rowing regatta on the 23rd January, the first coastal rowing regatta of 2016. The hand built St Ayles Skiffs took part from the villages of Donaghadee, Dundrum, Killyleagh, Portaferry and Strangford; unfortunately 2 boats were undergoing repairs and couldn’t make it. Special thanks have to go to "The Dundrum Development Association Ltd" for sponsoring the event, the time keepers and our rescue boat team.

The "Frozen Rollocks Trophy" for best club on the day went to Dundrum


The Lecale Big Swim and Paddle

Created on: Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in: Projects News

Hundreds to Join the Lecale ‘Big Swim and Paddle’

6 village communities along the Lecale Coast, County Down, are inviting everyone to celebrate their beautiful beaches on 1 August with The Lecale ‘Big Swim and Paddle’ when hundreds of people are expected to take to the water, following the 'Big Swim and Paddle' from...

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