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Irish Words of Wisdom

Posted on: 9th January 2018

Local author Kate Hamilton from Kileavy in the Ring of Gullion, has just published a wonderful gift book, Irish Words of Wisdom. This lovely book is available directly from her website http://www.irishwordsofwisdom.com and will be in bookshops soon.The book includes 28 witty quotations,, 24 inspiring poems and 20 wonderful gems of wisdom from many of Ireland's literary and contemporary greats set against a backdrop of over 60 stunning photos featuring the local area.

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The Ring of Gullion- A Land of Fire and Light

Posted on: 28th November 2017

Newry Mourne and Down District Council and the Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership as part of their Winter Solstice Festival is hosting a series of enlightening lectures on the significant events which have shaped the landscape and culture of the area. We are lucky to have secured a range of prestigious local and national speakers to share their enthusiasm on a variety of topics.

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Reminder for all Landowners – Applications for trees are open.

Posted on: 28th November 2017

The Trees on the Land project team are currently taking applications for trees for their upcoming planting day on Saturday 10th February 2018. Packs of native trees are available for farmers and smallholders, schools, colleges, councils, community groups and other landowners in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applicants can order up to 2,000 trees each to establish small areas of woodland and coppice, hedgerows, orchards, shelter belts and agroforestry systems.

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Fr Dougal key to centuries-old row

Posted on: 24th November 2017

A FORMER parish priest from South Armagh has pleaded with Irish comedian Ardal O’Hanlon to support him in a long-running dispute with the O’Hanlon clan. O'Hanlon's colourful lifestyle and his many adventures as an outlaw will be brought to life in a rip-roaring new musical production by The Rapparee Five at the Ti Chulainn Centre, Mullaghbane, on Saturday December 2nd at 7.30pm.

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Laoch na Laochra, Hero of Heroes – the story of Cú Chulainn talk

Posted on: 8th November 2017

CúChulainn is one of the most famous Irish mythological heroes. He appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, and Scottish and Manx folklore, but how much of the story of his life do you know or remember? Join the Ring of Gullion team and local man Reamonn Ó Ciaráin in Crossmaglen Library as he tells the story of the great warrior Cúchulainn on Wednesday 8th November at 7.00pm in Crossmaglen Library.

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Ring of Gullion Rising out of the Darkness into the Light

Posted on: 1st November 2017

Newry Mourne and Down District Council and the Ring of Gullion Partnership kicked off their Winter Solstice Festival on Wednesday 1st November, traditionally known as Samhain. The festival started with a coach tour with Una Walsh highlighting the Celtic footprints in the area. In Celtic Ireland, about 2,000 years ago, Samhain was the division of the year between the lighter half (summer) and the darker half (winter).

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