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Ballymartin teenager celebrates a life changing lottery win

Published: October-28-2014 | Category: General News

WINNING the lottery remains a distant dream for most of us but not for one lucky Ballymartin teenager.   ...

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Castlewellan's Christmas feast for one and all is back!


EVEN Charles Dickens' Scrooge could not have failed to be touched by the scene that greeted visitors at the Kilmegan Centre in Castlewellan last Christmas Day.   ...

Giant wasps nest is discovered in woman's attic


WHEN a Newcastle woman called on a neighbour to investigate a leak in her attic last week they didn't find a hole in the roof - instead they were greeted by a giant wasps nest, the size of a sack...

Success for Schomberg Folk Orchestra


REIVERS House in Kilkeel was the setting last Thursday for the presentation of certificates awarded to Schomberg Folk Orchestra members who passed recent exams from the London College of Music. ...

Masterplan designed to unleash town's true potential


A MASTERPLAN designed to release the untapped potential of Ballynahinch was launched last week by Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey.   ...

Restoration project to preserve structures for future generations


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

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. ...

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elcome to the new website of the Mourne Observer! The Observer has been bringing news and views to the local communities of County Down in Northern Ireland since 1949. We've been with you through all the good times and the bad, the happy and the sad. We've advised you, laughed with you, cheered you on and we've been there when you needed a helping hand. The Observer is for the people of County Down and, ultimately, by the people of County Down.

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