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Restoration project to preserve structures for future generations

Published: October-23-2014 | Category: General News

RESTORATION work is being carried out on a number of bridges, follies and archways in Tollymore Forest Park.   ...

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Young actors selected for starring roles in feature film


TWO budding actors have been selected to take part in a new feature film which will see them starring alongside Holywood A-lister Liam Neeson. ...

Bolshoi ballerina is captivated by dancing figures


A BALLERINA from the world famous Bolshoi Ballet Company enjoyed a visit to Newcastle last week.   ...

Walking trail and bike course planned for Tipperary Woods


TIPPERARY Woods could see the addition of a new walking trail and a bike track if plans drawn up by a recreation group come to fruition.   ...

Vandals target new play park


LOCAL politicians have condemned vandalism to the new play park at Bunkers Hill wood in Castlewellan.   ...

Bye-law prohibits ball games in public square


DOWN District Council is to introduce a new bye-law which will prohibit ball games in the Lower and Upper Squares of Castlewellan.   ...

The final countdown is on to 'Fright Night'


IT'S only a matter of days before two of our local councillors step into the boxing ring for the much-anticipated big fight.   ...

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