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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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What Does Your River Mean to You?

Posted on: 28th February 2017

This is your opportunity to meet individuals and groups who have an interest in the waters, wildlife and heritage on your doorstep. Meetings are being held with communities along the rivers of the Dundalk Bay Catchment. These free events will allow you to share stories, knowledge and ideas, and learn about how you can create a plan for the future of the rivers of Dundalk Bay.

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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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