Articles tagged with: family fun

Down Cruising Club Annual Shore Clean-up

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News

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Free Environmental Workshop - Delamont

Created on: Friday, 16 August 2019. Posted in: News

A date for your diary! A free drop-in environmental workshop is coming to Delamont 23rd August. An excellent opportunity for all budding environmentalists!

for more information please contact Danielle Begley on: or call 0300 013 2233 Ext 3092

Stone Stacking At Ballyhornan Beach

Created on: Friday, 26 April 2019. Posted in: Press Releases

Geo Week 2019 in Strangford Lough and Lecale

Saturday May 11th 11 – 3pm at Ballyhornan Beach


Join Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, as we celebrate Geo Week 2019 in partnership with The Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), with this event focusing on our internationally important geological heritage.

Geology is the foundation of our landscape. The melting ice of the last Ice Age revealed the Strangford and Lecale landscape of today. Gentle rolling drumlin hills and islands, sand and mud...

Ballyhornan Beach Litter Clean-up August 25th 2018

Created on: Wednesday, 25 July 2018. Posted in: News

SLLP Coastal Guardians Project funded by Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme


Following on from the great success of our "extreme" clean-up of the Killough coastal path in 2017, we are back again with assistance from Live Here Love Here small grant to tackle marine litter and clean-up more of our shores. This time we are heading to the stretch of coast between Ballyhornan and Ardglass, The Sheepland Coast. This stunningly beautiful stretch of coast is very badly littered in places. Join us on...

Strangford Lough and Lecale Big Butterfly Count

Created on: Tuesday, 24 July 2018. Posted in: News

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership are inviting you to join us and help take part in a Big #ButterflyCount at Delamont Country Park.The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 by Butterfly Conservation and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies. Over 60,000 people took part in 2017, submitting 62,500 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.On Saturday 11th August we will be carrying...

Delamont Country Park

Created on: Tuesday, 26 June 2018. Posted in: News

Delamont Country Park

At last, those long Summer days have returned, why not spend them in the sunshine with lots of fresh air and fun at Delamont Country Park. Delamont is situated on the shores of Strangford Lough and is made up of 200 acres of open parkland and woodlands.

The Fabulous New Adventure Playground is suitable for all abilities from toddlers to teenagers, with aerial runways and challenging slides to be conquered.

We offer a family fun packed calendar of events during the summer season, so come along and enjoy an afternoon of Magical Storytelling...

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...


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


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 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 


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


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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