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Little known painting of St Patrick explored in latest Lecale Review

Published: November-25-2014 | Category: General News

A TWENTIETH century artist's depiction of St Patrick's arrival in Ireland is just one subject in a series of articles complied for the latest edition of the Lecale Review.   ...

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Thousands enjoy Newcastle's greatest ever Christmas tree switch-on


OVER 4,000 people took to the streets of Newcastle to usher in the festive season in a truly spectacular fashion.   ...

Hospital campaigners take to the streets


HEALTH campaigners staged a protest in Downpatrick at the weekend.   ...

Credit Union moves into former Danske Bank building


THE former Danske Bank building in Newcastle has been sold.   ...

RNLI crew comes to aid of fishing vessel


A lifeboat training exercise in Carlingford Lough over the weekend turned into a real life callout for Newcastle's volunteer lifeboat crew.   ...

Castlewellan walking trails are officially opened


A SERIES of new activity trails were officially opened in Castlewellan Forest Park last week by the chief executive of the Forest Service, Malcolm Beatty.   ...

New Irish language forum holds its first meeting


FRIDAY 7 November was an historic day for the development of the Irish language in County Down as it marked the first meeting of a new Irish language forum, Fóram an Dúin.   ...

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