Innovative Approaches to Managing the Uplands with Livestock Graeme D Campbell, Senior Beef and Sheep Technologist, CAFRE

Created on: Thursday, 19 September 2019. Posted in: News

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) is offering upland farmers the opportunity to travel to Great Britain to learn about innovative approaches to managing the Uplands with Livestock. The study tour will visit upland farms in the Peak District, England.

This two day study tour will focus on farming systems which include moorland management and grazing livestock to help maintain this range of unique habitats.

This study tour is part of the Farm Innovation Visits Scheme which is being delivered by DAERA’s College of Agriculture, Food and...

Plastic Promise - Reduce Your Use with Live Here Love Here

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

We've known about the devastating impact of plastics for more than a decade. It is polluting our oceans, killing wildlife and damaging our health. Yet our consumption of plastic continues to increase!

We're not saying all plastics are bad, many serve an important purpose. It's our misuse of plastic that is the problem.

Let's put an end to throwaway plastics!

Make your Plastic Promise as an individual, community group or organisation and reduce your plastic footprint. Small...

DAERA funding to connect people with nature

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

DAERA funding to connect people with nature

Date published: 12 August 2019




EU Swim Project Water Quality App live!

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

For all you wild swimmers out there! You can now check the water quality before entering the water on this app from the EU swim project. Although there are no beaches included within this AONB, nearby beaches include Ballyholme, Ballywalter and Newcastle. 🏊‍♀️

When observing wildlife please keep your distance!

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

Lets raise awareness! Whales and dolphins need their personal space too! DAERA is part of a partnership to highlight how you should record & report disturbances of whales & dolphins More info at…/watch-out-for-dolphins-when-you-ar…/ #rudetointrude Whale and Dolphin Conservation WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre Police Service of Northern Ireland

Journeying Beyond Westeros

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

As part of the 'Journeying Beyond Westeros' project on Medieval Ulster, Archaeology at QUB took some footage of the extremely knowledgeable Tomás Ó Brógáin of Oireas Historical Services talking about Medieval galloglass weaponry.

The project is currently being undertaken in ArcPal in collaboration with the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, and supported and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Tourism NI, and the Historic Environment Division of the Department for Communities, as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage programme.

You can see the...

The Ropewalk - Maritime Heritage Visitor Centre

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

Open 12 - 4pm every weekend until the 30th of September, a fascintating FREE exhibition of our local maritime heritage.

Make sure to visit if you are in the area!

CEDaR Training Courses 2019

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

The CEDaR training programme for 2019 is well underway, go to for more information on courses stilla available and to book your place.



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

Encountering the Sacred: The Archaeology and Heritage of Pilgrimage

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

This conference is presented by the National Monuments Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with the Office of Public Works and organised by Archaeology Ireland.

This is a one-day conference focusing on sacred sites and the significance of pilgrimage. From prehistory to the present day, pilgrimage has served to connect and reconnect people and places. The conference will explore how we can understand pilgrimage as a cultural and spiritual experience and its wider archaeological and heritage contexts.

An interdisciplinary...

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council announce Atlantic CultureScape participation

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

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council joined partners this week to officially launch Atlantic CultureScape, a new €2 million project awarded funding by the EU Interreg Atlantic Area Programme. Partners from across the Atlantic Area attended the launch event at Killeavy Castle Estate, Meigh, Ring of Gullion, hosted by lead partner, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Atlantic CultureScape aims to collectively develop intangible cultural heritage experiences that will boost the tourism offer across the Atlantic Area.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council will be...

Forest Expansion Scheme

Created on: Monday, 29 July 2019. Posted in: News

We are pleased to be able to let you know that the Forest Expansion Scheme [fifth phase] has been opened today for planting in 2019/2020 and the press release is available on this link

Strangford Lough and Lecale E Bulletin

Created on: Friday, 21 June 2019. Posted in: News

Welcome to the very first edition of the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership E- Bulletin. Subscribe and an update will drop into your mail box every other month. We will keep you up to date with all our latest news, upcoming events, training opportunities, funding opportunities and how to get involved with us. Subscribe here

Beyond Westeros - The Real Game of Thrones

Created on: Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Posted in: News

Hear the gossip from medieval County Down and help shape a new trail!

Millions of people all over the world have been exposed to County Down’s incredible heritage for the first time thanks to the television phenomenon that is the Game of Thrones series. People are now flocking to Northern Ireland to Game of Thrones’ filming locations but most of them have no idea of the rivalries, marriages, battles and power struggles of the real families who built and lived in our castles, tower house and monasteries. Some of these...

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