Articles tagged with: family fun

Minerstown Beach Litter Lift

Created on: Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in: News

Litter Lift at Minerstown beach as part of Live Here Love Here Clean Coasts Week supported by Coca-Cola from the 1st June - 10th June  . It is a week of practical environmental action which takes place right across the North and South of the island and is an opportunity for volunteers to work together to help make our beaches and waterways beautiful. Last year, we joined forces with different community and sports groups throughout Northern Ireland and took part in different events to raise awareness and have a bit of fun, all while combating litter! Volunteers across the...

CALLING BIG SPRING BEACH CLEAN LEADERS!

Created on: Friday, 02 March 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

TACKLING ‘AVOIDABLE PLASTICS’ FROM SOURCE TO SEA

In the last decade, the Big Spring Beach Clean has grown into one of the biggest gatherings of environmental volunteers in the world, visiting over 1,200 beaches and removing millions of pieces of plastic from the marine environment. An incredible 20,000 of you donate your time to help us tackle plastic pollution each spring and this year we’ll also be asking you to document and report the ‘avoidable plastics’ that you find in a mass ‘citizen science’ action. 

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 11.am 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...

Stories from Strangford Lough

Created on: Monday, 27 November 2017. Posted in: Press Releases

A lasting collection of stories from Strangford Lough in County Down, told by the people who live and work there, is now available on a beautifully produced double CD, launched this week by the Strangford lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP)

 

Former BBC Radio senior producer, Elizabeth Rice, was commissioned by the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, to capture the essence of this very special place by recording local people and places, telling the stories of their lives, their families and the wildlife and landscapes that are so special to...

Free Bird Watching

Created on: Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in: News

The Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnerships FREE over wintering bird watch.  Guides will focus on the fantastic bird life that has made huge journeys to feed and rest here.  Booking is essential as places are limited. Call Leslie on 07715341251

10.30am on 11th February Meet in the Car Park opposite Kilclief Castle, Shore Road, Strangford, Co. Down   

No previous experience required just come along and enjoy the experience, bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather 

FREE BIRD WATCHING

Created on: Thursday, 08 December 2016. Posted in: News

The strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership FREE over wintering bird watch.  Guides will focus on the fantastic bird life that has made huge journeys to feed and rest here.  Booking is essential as places are limited.  Call Leslie on 07715341251  10am on 10th december Meet at the Newtownards Flood Gate Car Park.  No previous experience required just come along and enjoy the experience, bring binoculars if you have themand dress for the weather.

 

Skiffie Worlds 2016

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

Dundrum Coastal Rowing Icebreaker Regatta 23rd January 2016

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

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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...

BUTTERFLIES OF THE SEA - CHANGE OF VENUE PORTAFERRY HOTEL

Created on: Friday, 12 June 2015. Posted in: News

Wonderful news! The beautiful tall ship Johanna Lucretia

Created on: Thursday, 11 June 2015. Posted in: News

Wonderful news! The beautiful tall ship Johanna Lucretia that arrived in for our Festival to Cook St Quay in Portaferry is offering sailing trips in the Lough on Friday (tomorrow), Saturday and Sunday.
This is a great opportunity but places are limited to twelve lucky people per sailing, so first come first served. Prices are £15 per adult and £10 per child under 15 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Life jackets are provided.
SAILINGS FROM COOK ST QUAY
Friday 12th June: embark 8:50am and disembark 10:50am
Saturday 13th June: embark 10:00am and...

World Championships Come to Strangford Lough

Created on: Thursday, 04 June 2015. Posted in: News | Projects News | Coastal Rowing News

Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland, has been selected as the venue for a major, international coastal rowing event, "Skiffieworlds 2016"; it was announced today, by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association (SCRA). 800 competitors, some from as far away as the United States and Tasmania, and up to 60 boats, are expected to participate in these World Championships for the St Ayles' Skiff class of coastal rowing boat. The event will be hosted by the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP), working closely with the SCRA, and with the support of local councils and...

Discover the Wonders of the sea in Portaferry

Created on: Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Posted in: News | Press Releases | Strangford Lough Festival News

Sea slugs are often called butterflies of the sea because of their fabulous shape and colour

Holding marine creatures, using an underwater spyball camera, squelching in the seaweed, and getting into a real marine laboratory are just some of the things you can do when our marine world is uncovered in Portaferry on Saturday 13th June.

MEDIEVAL MAYHEM AT STRANGFORD LOUGH FESTIVAL

Created on: Friday, 15 May 2015. Posted in: Strangford Lough Festival News

Portaferry will be filled with Medieval Mayhem on Sat 13 and Sun 14 June during the annual Strangford Lough Festival. Those turbulent times were action packed and you can try on chain mail, wield a sword and bring out your inner thirst for battle with the castles' men–at-arms. Falconry and archery displays and have-a-go sessions will be a huge draw at Exploris Park and you can also pick up some ancient recipes or try out your writing skills with the cooks and scriptor monk.

The Festival...

Heritage Day 21st March Portaferry

Created on: Monday, 16 March 2015. Posted in: News | Press Releases | Projects News | Turn o' the Tide News | Trails Maps & Guides News | Townlands & Gateways News

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 to 3pm with lots of family activities. You can learn some bush skills with the National Trust at Nugent's Wood, plant some trees and get up close to marine beasties with Ulster Wildlife's Touch Tank at...