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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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Environment Fair coming to Cullyhanna area, get your buzz on!

Posted on: 4th March 2017

Join a number of environmental groups in Cullyhanna Community Centre on Saturday 4th March between 11.00am and 3.00pm to learn more about the local wildlife in the area. 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.

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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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