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Celebrating all things Ring of Gullion

Posted on: 27th September 2019

On Thursday 26th September the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership and its supporters descended on Killeavy Castle Estate to celebrate the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme. The event marked the end of the ‘delivery phase’ of the Scheme and welcomed in the ‘10-year legacy phase’, due to kick-off in January 2020 and run until December 2030.

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Learning Without Walls

Posted on: 2nd September 2019

Get involved in Learning Without Walls now, with Red Branch Bushcraft and the Northern Ireland Forest School Association, to become Red Branch Bushcraft Nature Rangers. This will be a club for primary school children and will be based in the Forkhill area, but is open to kids from all areas.

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Forest Expansion Scheme reopens for applications

Posted on: 31st July 2019

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced the opening of the fifth phase of the Forest Expansion Scheme and a revised Forest Protection Scheme to help woodland owners affected by Chalara ash dieback.

The Forest Expansion Scheme is intended to encourage and support landowners who wish to plant their own woodland. Successful applicants to the Forest Expansion Scheme will receive up to 100% of eligible establishment costs and annual premia for a 10-year period. Projects must conform to the UK Forestry Standard and the scheme favours bids with lower costs and which are part financed by the applicant.

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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council announce Atlantic CultureScape participation

Posted on: 8th July 2019

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.

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Carlingford Ambassadors Programme

Posted on: 2nd July 2019

DISCOVER more this Summer with Loughs Agency’s exciting new Carlingford Ambassadors Programme. EXPLORE the lough and the surrounding area through water-sports and environmental activities. Help CONSERVE this important natural area so it can be enjoyed for generations to come. SHARE your experiences with the wider world showing them how lucky you are to have this WILD and wonderful place on your doorstep.

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