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Marvellous Model Memories

Posted on: 20th June 2017

Memories were kindled and now burn bright within Bessbrook Community following the launch of the Bessbrook Model village project in Bessbrook Townhall. This Heritage Lottery funded project, which is managed by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council aims to engage with the local community to better interpret Bessbrook’s heritage and build a picture of the village that will cross generations. Guests were treated to colourful stories from speakers Alf McCreary and Graham McAleer. Both men grew up in Bessbrook and worked in the mill and shared vivid memories of the village that shaped their lives.

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LIDL Community Works relaunches for 2017 with £228,000 funding pot

Posted on: 23rd May 2017

LIDL Community Works has reopened for 2017 and is seeking community groups and projects across Northern Ireland to benefit from its funding.

World champion boxer Carl Frampton helped launch this year’s LIDL Community Works, which has a total of £228,000 to invest, and is offering £6,000 in funding to local groups and large scale projects through each of its 38 stores across the Northern Ireland.

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Discover a Magical World at Ireland’s Coolest Family Event – Footsteps in the Forest

Posted on: 11th April 2017

Enchantment and mystery abounds as Newry, Mourne and Down District Council prepare for the return of the first of its Giant Adventure festivals, Footsteps in the Forest. The winner of the 2016 Heritage Council of Ireland, Cool for Kids award will take place at Slieve Gullion Forest Park, kicking of the festival season on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June 2017.

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Old Barracks to become Peace Forest

Posted on: 6th March 2017

The site of a Former British Army watchtower and barracks in Forkhill which became a symbol of the troubles of the past is set to be planted with 1000 native trees as part of a project to create a “peace forest” on sites along the border. A total of 4000 trees will be planted this year to form a remembrance for all those who lost their lives in the conflict.

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