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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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Birds fly high in the sky, make a new home for them in your garden!

Posted on: 11th February 2017

Join the Ring of Gullion team and Ulster Wildlife for a nest box building workshop on Saturday 11th February 2.00pm-4.00pm as part of National Nest Box Week. The workshop will be provided in the Pastoral Centre, Jonesborough. Attendees will get a chance to make their very own nest box to bring home and use in the hopes of encouraging more birds in their garden.

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Learn about the Better Side of the Forkhill River

Posted on: 4th February 2017

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council through the Ring of Gullion Partnership have joined forces with the River Restoration Centre in the UK to provide a one day practical workshop in the Forkhill Women’s Resource Centre on Saturday 4th February. The workshop is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn foundation, and primarily aimed at community groups and volunteers.

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Shared Waters, Shared Landscape Project- Test your soil and save money!

Posted on: 2nd February 2017

A partnership between Mullaghbane and Cullyhanna Community Association, Dundalk Institute of Technology’s Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies, Ulster Farmer’s Union, Coomhola Salmon Trust Ltd. Newry Mourne and Down District Council’s Ring of Gullion Partnership and Woodland Trust has received funding from the Northern Ireland’s Environment Agency’s Challenge Fund. As part of the project landowners with land running alongside the Forkhill River and around lakes in Cullyhanna can sign up to get free soil samples.

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Ring of Gullion AONB
Crossmaglen Community Centre,
O’Fiaich Square,
Crossmaglen,
BT35 9AA.

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