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Taking Footsteps to Cool for Kids Heritage Week award

Posted on: 27th February 2017

Every year thousands of events take place throughout Ireland during Heritage Week. In 2016 the first ever Footsteps in the Forest event held in Slieve Gullion Forest Park was one of the largest and was entered into the National Heritage Week Awards. Last week, at an awards ceremony held in the Royal College of Physicians in Dublin, it was announced that the Footsteps in the Forest won the overall best in the Cool for Kids Family category. The award was presented by Heather Humphreys Minister for Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Michael Parsons, Chair of the Heritage Council.

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Applicants advised to prepare for Environmental Farming Scheme

Posted on: 31st January 2017

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a series of information events will take place in preparation for the Environmental Farming Scheme (EFS) which is due to open at the end of February. Miss McIlveen said: “The multi-million pound Environmental Farming Scheme is an important part of our agricultural agenda. The aim of the scheme is to restore, preserve and enhance biodiversity, improve water quality and mitigate climate change.”

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Camlough Heritage Trail Launched

Posted on: 6th January 2017

Many people pass through Camlough without realising the history written in its streets and back lanes. But no longer will these tales remain untold as a project revealing an enthralling glimpse of the architecture, heritage and fascinating characters that help to tell Camlough’s story is launched today.

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Mourne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Programme Launch

Posted on: 30th November 2016

Members of the Mourne, Gullion & Lecale Rural Development Partnership officially launched Priority 6 of the Rural Development Programme for the area in Slieve Gullion Forest Park. The Mourne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership will deliver direct grant aid to projects in the area across a range of schemes, with the overall aim of stimulating the economy and improving the quality of life for residents.

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Diggin Into Our Past – ‘Fanning’s Fort’, Cornahove – RESULTS

Posted on: 29th November 2016

A recent excavation into the site of a ringfort at Cornahove provided an exciting opportunity for archaeologists to explore the hidden history of South Armagh. The programme was undertaken by the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen’s University Belfast on behalf of the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme, with their staff helped in their work by 330 local school children.

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