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The Ring of Gullion roll out the welcome mat to Outdoor Recreation organisations

Posted on: 23rd June 2017

A fabulous 2 day conference last week which showcased the Ring of Gullion and South Armagh starting to starch the surface in developing the area as a hive for Outdoor Recreation in Northern Ireland, with delegates from Ireland, England and Spain learning about how the area is progressing.

The Developing and Managing Recreation in Protected Area 2 day conference was held in Tí Chulainn conference centre in Mullaghbane.

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The Ring of Gullion benefits from hosting National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Posted on: 22nd June 2017

In partnership with Newry Mourne and Down District Council, the Ring of Gullion Partnership, Tourism NI, and Northern Ireland Environment Agency; Sport NI are holding a two day conference in the Ring of Gullion on 22-23rd June on the Development and Management of Recreation in Protected Landscapes. The conference will be held at the Tí Chulainn Cultural Activity Centre, located in the heart of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Marvellous Model Memories

Posted on: 20th June 2017

Memories were kindled and now burn bright within Bessbrook Community following the launch of the Bessbrook Model village project in Bessbrook Townhall. This Heritage Lottery funded project, which is managed by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council aims to engage with the local community to better interpret Bessbrook’s heritage and build a picture of the village that will cross generations. Guests were treated to colourful stories from speakers Alf McCreary and Graham McAleer. Both men grew up in Bessbrook and worked in the mill and shared vivid memories of the village that shaped their lives.

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LIDL Community Works relaunches for 2017 with £228,000 funding pot

Posted on: 23rd May 2017

LIDL Community Works has reopened for 2017 and is seeking community groups and projects across Northern Ireland to benefit from its funding.

World champion boxer Carl Frampton helped launch this year’s LIDL Community Works, which has a total of £228,000 to invest, and is offering £6,000 in funding to local groups and large scale projects through each of its 38 stores across the Northern Ireland.

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This Easter – Hop on the Ring of Gullion Heritage Coach or Explore the area by foot!

Posted on: 20th April 2017

This Easter, the Ring of Gullion team is offering two avenues to learn more about this great area. Starting with our popular coach tour on Thursday 20th April, starting in Newry, the coach will make its way gently through the rolling hills of South Armagh, visiting built heritage sites of importance in the area.

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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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