Events and Entertainment

Newry & Mourne offers a calender of events that will entertain you. With an unrivalled selection reflecting the diverse cultural and recreational activities you are sure to find something of interest.

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Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership Connecting Communities to their Landscape

Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership  Connecting Communities to their Landscape

The Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership (MMLP 2013-2016) is based around the themes of natural, built and cultural heritage and a key component of the programme is to engage with local communities. The underlying idea is to be inspired but yet reminded about the landscape and how people have interacted with it. Cultural heritage will be promoted through music, stories, poems, drama and the visual arts. It is hoped by the end of the programme participants will be involved with gathering, creating, sharing, producing and recording music, songs, stories and poems. We welcome all interested parties to please contact Alwynne at the Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership (MMLP) for more information. Alwynne Shannon | Outreach Officer | Mourne Mountains Landscape Partnership Mourne Heritage Trust | Unit 4 |Cornmill Quay | Marine Park |Annalong | NEWCASTLE BT34 4QG. **Tel No: 028437 67391 (Annalong) Mobile: 07912045966

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17th April - 26th September 2014 - Ring of Gullion's Photography Competition

17th April - 26th September 2014 - Ring of Gullion's Photography Competition

Ring of Gullion are holding a Photography Competition, submit your photograph online.

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New Temporary Exhibition - “Landownership is South-West Down”

New Temporary Exhibition - “Landownership is South-West Down”

From 18th April the new temporary exhibition on “Landownership is South-West Down” will be open free of charge to the public. The exhibition, which runs until 28th February 2015, explores local landlords such as the Halls of Narrow Water and the Ross family of Rostrevor, and their estates. Special attention is given to the development of Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. The centre piece of the exhibition is a very colourful charter given to Sir Charles Russell in 1894 granting him a peerage as Baron Russell of Killowen. Russell had been born in Dominic Street in Newry in 1832 and was the first Catholic to be appointed as Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. He also had a high profile political career and was an influential advocate for Irish Home Rule.

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Temporary Exhibition - World War One

Temporary Exhibition - World War One

This display looks at how Ireland was affected by the Great War.

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1st July - 31st August 2014 - NMDC Summer Scheme / Summer Camps

1st July - 31st August 2014 - NMDC Summer Scheme / Summer Camps

The Sports Camps are open to young people from Newry and Mourne and include Angling, Basketball, Camogie, Gaelic Football, Golf, Go-Karting, Pier Jumping, Hockey, Hurling, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Outdoor Education, Dedicated Special Needs Summer Schemes, Special Needs Kayaking and Tennis. All schemes are for boys and girls of all abilities and are set at affordable rates.

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Newry City Triathlon 2014

Newry City Triathlon 2014

Newry & Mourne District Council are pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Second Annual Newry City Triathlon which is kindly sponsored by Firmus Energy will take place on Sunday 31 August 2014. In its first year this event attracted a huge entry and it is hoped that the 2014 Triathlon will attract similar numbers. Each entrant will receive a specially commissioned bespoke medal, a technical t-shirt and swimming hat. Entry fee to this event is £25. As an incentive we are offering the first hundred entrants a reduced fee of £20. To register for the Triathlon please log on to the following website: http://www.myraceentries.co.uk/nct2014

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1st - 3rd Aug - Newry City Blues Festival

1st - 3rd Aug - Newry City Blues Festival

Newry City is playing host to a group of local talent in the inaugural Newry City Blues Festival. In a mouth-watering programme, blues aficionados can expect to enjoy a weekend of revelry and bonhomie, to a sonic soundscape of the cream of local talent, with acts such as The Backbone Blues band, The Nooks and Cold Porter already pencilled in to perform.

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1st August 2014 - Barn owl workshops

1st August 2014 - Barn owl workshops

Ulster Wildlife are running a barn owl workshop for the Ring of Gullion area. The workshop will cover barn owl ecology and identification, some background on the 'Be There for Barn Owls' project and methodology for the 2014 summer survey. We will identify survey areas around the Ring Of Guillion area for volunteers to carry out daytime surveys in August and September. If you are interested in taking part in our survey this year, visit our website for more information.

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1st August 2014 - Day Summer Camp

1st August 2014 - Day Summer Camp

Mixed activities. Monday to Friday weekly. Each day campers will try out various Outdoor Activities from our activity list. This is a week long camp. Full details are available on website by linking to http://eastcoastadventure.com/summer-camp/

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3 or 5 Day Residential Youth Summer Camps

3 or 5 Day Residential Youth Summer Camps

You can book a Mon – Wed (Camp 1) or a Wed – Fri (Camp 2) residential stay. Visitors can also stay for a full 5 days Mon – Fri. Staying at our Residential Mountain Centre in Knockbarragh, Rostrevor. This camp has been operating for 13 years. We have visitors from across Europe coming again this summer. All activities, meals and accommodation are included. Full details are available on website by linking to http://eastcoastadventure.com/summer-camp/

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August 2014 - Evening Canoeing Session (all ages)

August 2014 - Evening Canoeing Session (all ages)

East Coast Adventure offer an evening water sports session throughout July & August (every Tuesday & Thursday evening). Activities: Canoeing/Pier Jumping/BananaBoating

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2nd - 10th August 2014 - Rock the Point Summer Music Festival

2nd - 10th August 2014 - Rock the Point Summer Music Festival

Summer Music Festival in the Marquee in Warrenpoint in conjection with the 25th Maiden of the Mournes Festival 2014.Headlining acts such as Bagatelle, Nathan Carter, Smokie, Joel Corey, Roy Chubby Brown and MANY MANY MORE

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2nd Aug 2014 - Busking Competitions

2nd Aug 2014 - Busking Competitions

Ballybot Festival Group presents 'Busking Competition' on Francis Street, Newry. Sing, Dance or Play, the crowd will cheer you all the way. Busking Forms and competition Rules from Nan Rice's Bar. Call to Nan Rices's Bar at 12pm to get your pitch.

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2nd August 2014 - Una Walsh's History of Gullion

2nd August 2014 - Una Walsh's History of Gullion

Fully guided bus tour taking in the most impressive sights and monuments the Ring of Gullion has to offer. Una Walsh will lead you on your journey through the breathtaking landscape of the area whilst enlightening you about the rich natural, built, archaeological and cultural heritage, not forgetting the many myths and legends in which the area is steeped.

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Power Boat Level 2 (RYA) Certificate Course

Power Boat Level 2 (RYA) Certificate Course

3rd - 10th Aug 2014 - Maiden of the Mournes Festival

3rd - 10th Aug 2014 - Maiden of the Mournes Festival

The Maiden of the Mournes International Festival continues to offer something for everyone from the opening parade, concerts featuring the best of entertainment, the free open air musical entertainment each evening, the children’s events, the fireworks display, sports events, the festival banquet, brass and accordion bands, through to the Selection & Crowning of the ‘Maiden of the Mournes’.

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3rd August 2014 - The Battle of Carlingford Lough Swim

3rd August 2014 - The Battle of Carlingford Lough Swim

4-8th August 2014 - Sticky Fingers Arts Summer Camp

4-8th August 2014 - Sticky Fingers Arts Summer Camp

The camps are especially designed for adventurous and creative children aged 3 to 8 years and all activities take place in the grounds of Narrow Water Castle, come rain or shine! Organised and run by experienced Sticky Fingers staff, each camp features a wide range of enjoyable arts activities. Children spend their time painting, exploring, creating, building, modelling with clay, singing, enjoying stories and generally being creative in the open air. Places are limited and are on a first come basis. Prior booking is essential.

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4-8th August 2014 - Summer Workshops

4-8th August 2014 - Summer Workshops

Historically themed arts and craft workshops based on the galleries and exhibitions of Newry and Mourne Museum. This is open to families with children aged seven and up. The scheme is 'communications through the ages', over the course of the week children will take part in an archaeological dig, make a pinhole camera, create their own comic book character and more.

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4th August 2014 - Jet Ski (RYA) Certificate Course

4th August 2014 - Jet Ski (RYA) Certificate Course

5th August 2014 - Towpath Cycle Safar

5th August 2014 - Towpath Cycle Safar

Guided cycle rides along the towpath focussing on the unique history and heritage of our canal. The Safari takes place on the first Tuesday at 10 am from either Portadown, Scarva or Newry. The duration is 3 hrs and the ride is suitable for all levels even those who haven't been on a bike in more years than they care to remember. All equipment including bike and helmet is provided by the Southern Trust's Cycling for Health programme. The Safari is run by fully qualified volunteer cycle leaders from the Newry & Portadown branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland who also inform participants on the history and facilities of the canal

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6th August 2014 - The Linen Industry

6th August 2014 - The Linen Industry

A nostalgic look at the past through the medium of digital film

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8-10th August 2014 - Cycle Race

8-10th August 2014 - Cycle Race

A three day cycle race with some of Ireland’s top riders battling for the yellow jersey.

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9th August 2014 - Top of the Mourne Triathlon

9th August 2014 - Top of the Mourne Triathlon

Olympic triathlon: Salt water swim in Carlingford Lough (1500m),road cycle over Mourne Mountains to Spelga Dam (40km) & run through Kilbroney Park(10km).

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15-17th August 2014 - Warrenpoint Collective - Irish International Currach Championships

15-17th August 2014 - Warrenpoint Collective - Irish International Currach Championships

The Championships are now in their 10th year. Every year we continue to attract new teams and rowers to Currach Racing. We have teams from all over Ireland, the U.S. and G.B. In recent years we have added a University section with Trinity, Oxford & Cambridge participating annually and this year Imperial College London will be back again. On Sunday 17th after the final race, if time allows, children are invited to try Currach Rowing under supervised conditions. Come along and see this popular event

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16 Aug 2014 - Birds flying high at Canal Wood

16 Aug 2014 - Birds flying high at Canal Wood

Nature lovers are invited to take a closer look at the amazing birdlife within beautiful Canal Wood. This is one of a series of summer get-togethers, organised by the Woodland Trust and the Newry-Portadown branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland. The wood is on the towpath of the Newry/Portadown Canal, between Gambles Bridge (on the Dromantine Road) and Jerrettspass

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16th & 17th August 2014 - Basic Leatherwork Course

16th & 17th August 2014 - Basic Leatherwork Course

This course is for those who want to learn the basic techniques to produce hand-stitched leather items and have little or no previous experience. The aim of the course is for the students to learn about the following: ? Leathers: their qualities & potential; ? How to use and maintain hand tools safely; ? How to use patterns & cut leather; ? How to confidently hand-stitch; ? How to cut, edge and finish including bevelling & burnishing. Possible projects can include leather belts, bags, dog collars / leads or a purse. There are only 5 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools will be provided for the duration of the course for each student to use. The cost of materials used are not included in the course fee. Lunch and refreshments are included each day.

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16th Aug - Mencap's Four Peak Challenge

16th Aug - Mencap's Four Peak Challenge

Join us on our adventure... Mencap need you to help us climb to our target this summer. Take on Mencap's Four Peak Challenge: Sign up today to set yourself the challenge to climb four peaks in Ulster on Saturday 16 & Saturday 23 August in an effort to rase funds for learning disability charity Mencap! Participants have two options: Choose to climb two peaks on either Saturday 16 August (Donard & Slieve Commedagh) or Saturday 23 August (Errigle & Slieve Gallion). Choose to climb all four peaks on both Saturday 16 August & Saturday 23 August.

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16th August 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Path Repair/Building on Ben Crom

16th August 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Path Repair/Building on Ben Crom

We’ll be teaming up with MHT to learn some hands on path building and maintenance skills. This will involve quite heavy work, moving stones of varying sizes to form a path as well as creating drains etc. http://www.facebook.com/mournecooleygulliongeotourism

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16th August 2014 - Una Walsh's History of Gullion

16th August 2014 - Una Walsh's History of Gullion

Fully guided bus tour taking in the most impressive sights and monuments the Ring of Gullion has to offer. Una Walsh will lead you on your journey through the breathtaking landscape of the area whilst enlightening you about the rich natural, built, archaeological and cultural heritage, not forgetting the many myths and legends in which the area is steeped.

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20th August 2014 - Conducted Tour of Newry Cathedral

20th August 2014 - Conducted Tour of Newry Cathedral

The tour will take one and a half hours approximately. Normally conducted by Desmond McMahon and Louis Spencer, volunteer guides

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22-24th August 2014 - Camlough Lake Water Festival

22-24th August 2014 - Camlough Lake Water Festival

22 August: The Lord and Lady of Camlough Lake Swim 6.30pm £15 Camlough Lake Water Polo Competition: 7pm Admission TBC Night Swim: 10pm £5 enter on the night 23 August: Grounded Coffee Dock Morning: 9am free event Junior Aquathlon: 10.30am £5 1K Swim: 11.30am £5 CLWF Olympic Aquathlon: 1pm £20 Try-A-Tri: 5pm £20 24 August: Grounded Coffee Dock Morning: 9am free event

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22nd August 2014 - Bat Walk

22nd August 2014 - Bat Walk

Join an expert from the NI Bat Group and the Council Biodiversity Officer and learn all about these elusive mammals. Dispel some of the common myths that they are blind and get caught in our hair!

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22nd-25th August 2014 - Fishfest 2014

22nd-25th August 2014 - Fishfest 2014

Calling Seafood Lovers Everywhere. Enjoy the seafood buffet, oyster eating competition, RNLI Kipper BBQ, fresh fish stalls, seafood cookery demonstration and taster sessions, waiters’ race, local crafts and produce stalls, fun fayre, music, children’s entertainment, recycling maritime sculpture competition and lots more fun.

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23rd Aug 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Camlough Old Church of Ireland

23rd Aug 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Camlough Old Church of Ireland

Removing of broken glass, brambles and grass from inside the church, using shovels etc. Cutting of grass around the outside to find grave stones using a strimmer.

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23rd August 2014 - Discover Nature’s Recycling System

23rd August 2014 - Discover Nature’s Recycling System

27th August 2014 - United Carrive Walk

27th August 2014 - United Carrive Walk

Smallest church in Ireland, two dolmens, sweathouse, smallest dwelling house in Ireland, Carrive blacksmith monument & statue.

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30th August 2014 - Pride in Newry Festival

30th August 2014 - Pride in Newry Festival

The Third Pride in Newry Festival takes place in venues around Newry. **10am-3pm Live Music in Marcus Square. **2pm-3.30pm Pride in Newry Parade. **3.30pm-7pm McClelland Park - Open Air Concert & Family Fun Day. **8.30pm-late Bellini's Monaghan St - Pride Ball

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31st Aug 2014 - 'Music in the Park'

31st Aug 2014 - 'Music in the Park'

NI Water invite you to bring your picnic and come along to enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music on the lawn at Silent Valley.

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31st August 2014 - Second Annual Newry City Triathlon

31st August 2014 - Second Annual Newry City Triathlon

Newry & Mourne District Council are pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Second Annual Newry City Triathlon which is kindly sponsored by Firmus Energy. In its first year this event attracted a huge entry and it is hoped that the 2014 Triathlon will attract similar numbers. Each entrant will receive a specially commissioned bespoke medal, a technical t-shirt and swimming hat.

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2nd - 6th September 2014 - “Oh What A Lovely War” – Newpoint Players Youth Group

2nd - 6th September 2014 - “Oh What A Lovely War” – Newpoint Players Youth Group

2nd September 2014 - Towpath Cycle Safari

2nd September 2014 - Towpath Cycle Safari

Guided cycle rides along the towpath focussing on the unique history and heritage of our canal. The Safari takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at 10 am from either Portadown, Scarva or Newry. The duration is 3 hrs and the ride is suitable for all levels even those who haven't been on a bike in more years than they care to remember. All equipment including bike and helmet is provided by the Southern Trust's Cycling for Health programme. The Safari is run by fully qualified volunteer cycle leaders from the Newry & Portadown branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland who also inform participants on the history and facilities of the canal.

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7th Sept - Giro d'TinyLife Challenge

7th Sept - Giro d'TinyLife Challenge

Portadown to Newry Giro d'TinyLife Challenge. Register now online. Bike Hire Facility available. Option of 15, 32 and 65 km. Suitable to advanced and novice cyclists.

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7th Sept 2014 - ..4th Annual PIPS Newry & Mourne 10K Run & 5K Walk

7th Sept 2014 - ..4th Annual PIPS Newry & Mourne 10K Run & 5K Walk

The 4th Annual PIPS Newry & Mourne 10K Run and 5K Walk in aid of suicide prevention, awareness and support services. We welcome people of all fitness levels to participate in our unique event. Take part in our balloon release ceremony prior to the days events, in memory of those we have lost to suicide and in support of surviving families. The 10k Run will be a chip-timed race. Event Venue: SCULPT FITNESS Carnbane Industrial Estate Newry. Contact PIPS Newry to get your sponsorship card, and help us to raise funds to continue our important work in our community.

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7th September 2014 - South Armagh Warrior Triathlon

7th September 2014 - South Armagh Warrior Triathlon

Charity Event

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11th September 2014 - Heritage Collection Open Day

11th September 2014 - Heritage Collection Open Day

12th, 13th & 14 Sept 2014 - Lur Cinn Fleadh

12th, 13th & 14 Sept 2014 - Lur Cinn Fleadh

Newry will have a new festival in September, more details to follow in the coming weeks.

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13th & 14th Sept 2014 - Star Spangled Rostrevor Festival

13th & 14th Sept 2014 - Star Spangled Rostrevor Festival

To mark the bicentenary of the writing of the American national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner, and its links to General Ross and Rostrevor, The Committe along with Newry and Mourne Council are organising a spectacular weekend of events on September 13th and 14th. These will include a lough-based firework display re-enacting the bombardment of Fort McHenry (which inspired the writing of the Star Spangled Banner); the mounting of a 40ft by 30ft replica of the original star spangled banner at the Ross Monument; a flotilla on the lough; live American themed music in the square; marching bands; American themed food and music nights at local pubs and restaurants; family fun attractions and an exhibition on General Ross.

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13th - 14th September 2014 - European Open Heritage Day

13th - 14th September 2014 - European Open Heritage Day

2pm - 5.30pm each day

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13th - 14th September 2014 - European Open Heritage Day

13th - 14th September 2014 - European Open Heritage Day

Ross Monument open both days with a tour from Dr John McCavitt at 2.30pm each day

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13th Sep 2014 - European Heritage Open Day

13th Sep 2014 - European Heritage Open Day

The theme for European Heritage Open Day 2014 is Anniversary and Hanna’s Close has chosen the 100th anniversary of the beginning of The Great War in 1914. Three men from Kilkeel received the VC for bravery and articles about these men and artifacts will be on display.

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13th September 2014 - Ring of Gullion Historical Bus Tour

13th September 2014 - Ring of Gullion Historical Bus Tour

Fully guided coach tour taking in the most impressive sights and monuments the Ring of Gullion has to offer. A local guide will lead you on your journey through the breathtaking landscape of the area whilst enlightening you about the rich natural, built, archaeological and cultural heritage.

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20th -21st September 2014 - Mourne Mountain Marathon

20th -21st September 2014 - Mourne Mountain Marathon

The Mourne Mountain Marathon is an international 2 day navigational event in the Mourne Mountains. It comprises teams of 2 people navigating between predetermined courses in the Mournes.

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20th Sept - NSPCC Mournes Hack

20th Sept - NSPCC Mournes Hack

Taking to the hills, walking across stunning countryside and breathing in clean air can give you a new perspective on life. But it means so much more when you do it to help vulnerable children. It’s time to pull on your walking boots and set yourself a challenge to help end cruelty to children in Northern Ireland. Join us on Saturday 20 September when we will be taking to the Mourne Mountains with our 14 and 20 mile walk across one of Northern Ireland’s most popular areas of natural beauty. All money raised from the Mournes HACK will be used to support children, young people and their families.

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20th Sept 2014 - Culture Night

20th Sept 2014 - Culture Night

Newry's Second Culture Night. More details to follow.

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21st September 2014 - Bus tour of the Ring of Gullion

21st September 2014 - Bus tour of the Ring of Gullion

Distinguished archaeologist, Dr. Brian Williams will lead a free bus tour of the Ring of Gullion which will include a walk to the summit of Slieve Gullion to see the passage tomb followed by a visit to the Neolithic court tomb at Ballymacdermot, the medieval churches at Killeavy and St. Bline’s Well, also at Killeavy.

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27th Sept 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Camlough Old Church of Ireland

27th Sept 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Camlough Old Church of Ireland

Cutting down and safely removing the trees from the inside of the church, this will probably involve cutting the trees into sections as some of them are quite long. We will also finish off any clearing work we didn’t get done on the previous work day.

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27th September 2014 - Nuts about Squirrels

27th September 2014 - Nuts about Squirrels

Pre-booking essential.

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28th September 2014 - Carrive Grove Walk

28th September 2014 - Carrive Grove Walk

History of Carrive landlord & Carrive Grove house and lands

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28th September 2014 - The Smile Mile

28th September 2014 - The Smile Mile

October 2014 - Sticky Fingers Children Festival 2014

October 2014 - Sticky Fingers Children Festival 2014

Are you ready for an entire month full of exciting and magical performances, workshops, music and mayhem across the city of Newry and beyond? Come and enjoy Sticky Fingers' 7th Children Festival with the best in international music, theatre and art for children from 0 to 12 years. You will love our ambitious and adventurous programme where we welcome back old friends and make new ones.

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6th - 12th October 2014 - Positive Ageing Week Newry & Mourne

6th - 12th October 2014 - Positive Ageing Week Newry & Mourne

A week of local events organised by older people for older people to celebrate the positive aspects of growing old and to recognise the positive contribution older people make to our community. Building on the success of the last two years Newry and Mourne is hosting it again for the third time, due to the support of NMDC, Trust (SHSCT) , statutory and voluntary sector organisations, local businesses and volunteers. Events such as table quizzes, music sessions, keep fit sessions, mystery tours, walks, concerts, cookery and much more, will take place throughout Newry & Mourne from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 October.

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7th October 2014 - Towpath Cycle Safari

7th October 2014 - Towpath Cycle Safari

Guided cycle rides along the towpath focussing on the unique history and heritage of our canal. The Safari takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at 10 am from either Portadown, Scarva or Newry. The duration is 3 hrs and the ride is suitable for all levels even those who haven't been on a bike in more years than they care to remember. All equipment including bike and helmet is provided by the Southern Trust's Cycling for Health programme. The Safari is run by fully qualified volunteer cycle leaders from the Newry & Portadown branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland who also inform participants on the history and facilities of the canal.

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11th & 12th October 2014 - Basic Leatherwork Course

11th & 12th October  2014 - Basic Leatherwork Course

This course is for those who want to learn the basic techniques to produce hand-stitched leather items and have little or no previous experience. The aim of the course is for the students to learn about the following: ? Leathers: their qualities & potential; ? How to use and maintain hand tools safely; ? How to use patterns & cut leather; ? How to confidently hand-stitch; ? How to cut, edge and finish including bevelling & burnishing. Possible projects can include leather belts, bags, dog collars / leads or a purse. There are only 5 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools will be provided for the duration of the course for each student to use. The cost of materials used are not included in the course fee. Lunch and refreshments are included each day.

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11th October 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day

11th October 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day

The Geo-Conservation volunteers are a cross-border group working to improve access to areas of geological and archaeological interest, as well as looking after these sites for the enjoyment of everyone. We have a schedule of volunteering opportunities across the Mourne Cooley Gullion region, every other Saturday on a rotational basis. If you would like to come along and volunteer please get in touch. All work days are weather dependent. For up-to-date information please check our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mournecooleygulliongeotourism

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11th October 2014 - The Wall Adventure Duathlon

11th October 2014 - The Wall Adventure Duathlon

Staged from the Silent Valley in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, the WALL Adventure Duathlon will take you on a tour of the Mourne Mountains like no other. Run in idyllic nature trails in the Silent Valley to start off, ride the ups and downs of the bike loop and run through the heart of the Mournes to finish. If you decide to go “Elite” add Slieve Donard to the mix and you have a one hell of a day.

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14th - 18th October 2014 - “Juno and the Paycock” – Newpoint Players

14th - 18th October 2014 - “Juno and the Paycock” – Newpoint Players

14th October 2014 - Airships Over Ulster

14th October 2014 - Airships Over Ulster

A talk by aviation historian Guy Warner

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18th October 2014 - Halloween Children’s Arts and Crafts

18th October 2014 - Halloween Children’s Arts and Crafts

25th October 2014 - Creepy Creatures Halloween Trail

25th October 2014 - Creepy Creatures Halloween Trail

Pre-booking essential.

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25th October 2014 - Halloween Children’s Arts and Crafts

25th October 2014 - Halloween Children’s Arts and Crafts

26th October 2014 -Carrive Folklore Society - Historical 5 mile Walk

26th October 2014 -Carrive Folklore Society - Historical 5 mile Walk

Dungooley, Dungooley Lodge, Lurgankeel (birth place of famous lord), Balregan churches and parochial houses and graveyards.

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31st - 2nd November 2014 - Halloween Residential Camp

31st - 2nd November 2014 - Halloween Residential Camp

A weekend of Outdoor Education Programme offering a selection of Outdoor Activities: canoeing, banana boating, archery, team games, forest walks, mountain biking, zip line and much more. All outdoor equipment supplied by East Coast Adventure.

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31st October 2014 - Newry Halloween Festival

31st October 2014 - Newry Halloween Festival

31st October 2014 - South Armagh Halloween Festival

31st October 2014 - South Armagh Halloween Festival

Fun filled Halloween activities including the spooky tunnel, face painting and fireworks.

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2nd Nov 2014 - King of Gullion

2nd Nov 2014 - King of Gullion

Sunday 2nd November 2014 Starts at Slieve Gullion Courtyard. Chipped Run with super prizes, goody bags and post-race reception on the day! Also on the day Family Walk - 1mile.

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6th December 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day

6th December 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day

The Geo-Conservation volunteers are a cross-border group working to improve access to areas of geological and archaeological interest, as well as looking after these sites for the enjoyment of everyone. We have a schedule of volunteering opportunities across the Mourne Cooley Gullion region, every other Saturday on a rotational basis. If you would like to come along and volunteer please get in touch. All work days are weather dependent. For up-to-date information please check our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mournecooleygulliongeotourism

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8th November 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers – Invasive species clearance

8th November 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers – Invasive species clearance

The Geo-Conservation volunteers are a cross-border group working to improve access to areas of geological and archaeological interest, as well as looking after these sites for the enjoyment of everyone. We have a schedule of volunteering opportunities across the Mourne Cooley Gullion region, every other Saturday on a rotational basis. If you would like to come along and volunteer please get in touch. All work days are weather dependent. For up-to-date information please check our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/mournecooleygulliongeotourism

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15th & 16th November 2014 - Basic Leatherwork Course

15th & 16th November 2014 - Basic Leatherwork Course

This course is for those who want to learn the basic techniques to produce hand-stitched leather items and have little or no previous experience. The aim of the course is for the students to learn about the following: ? Leathers: their qualities & potential; ? How to use and maintain hand tools safely; ? How to use patterns & cut leather; ? How to confidently hand-stitch; ? How to cut, edge and finish including bevelling & burnishing. Possible projects can include leather belts, bags, dog collars / leads or a purse. There are only 5 students per course so everyone receives individual tuition. A set of tools will be provided for the duration of the course for each student to use. The cost of materials used are not included in the course fee. Lunch and refreshments are included each day.

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20th of November 2014 - Gay Byrne takes to the Newry Stage

20th of November 2014 - Gay Byrne takes to the Newry Stage

On Thursday the 20th of November the Canal Court Hotel & Spa will host a unique opportunity to spend some time in the presence of Ireland's legendary broadcaster Mr Gay Byrne.

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22nd Nov 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Gullion

22nd Nov 2014 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Gullion

Reopening of overgrown path. Similar to rhododendron, removal of brash and then the trees (depending on size). Overhanging branches, brambles etc. Brash and soft vegetation such as brambles will be left to rot down in suitable locations; wood will be piled up for later removal.

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28th November 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

28th November 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

29th November 2014 - Christmas Children’s Arts and Crafts

29th November 2014 - Christmas Children’s Arts and Crafts

29th November 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

29th November 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

29th November 2014 - Dicken’s Day 2014

29th November 2014 - Dicken’s Day 2014

Join the festive fun on the annual Dickens Day event. You can enjoy local food and drink tasters, mulled wine & mince pies, in number of shops, with traders dressed in Victorian attire. The annual horse and carriage parade is always a highlight. Shop between 9am – 4pm, spend £10 and enter the Grand Draw which takes part at 4.30pm in the Lower Square. For the kids there are treasure hunts, face painting, kids entertainment, carol singing, Santa arrives at 5pm to switch on the Christmas Lights and give sweets to the children followed by the festive Light Parade. All in all a great festive Victorian atmosphere!

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30th November 2014 - Carrive Folklore Society

30th November 2014 - Carrive Folklore Society

Urney Graveyard dating back to 450, famous graves and the old Sexton’s House

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6th Dec - Newry Christmas Antique & Craft Fair

6th Dec - Newry Christmas Antique & Craft Fair

With 20+ stalls There is something for all the Family. Santa will be here from 12 to 2pm Local Primary Schools Choirs. Tombola, Rekindle Yard is also holding a raffle in aid of the NI Children's Hospice and will be at the event. Follow Link below to see how you can enter. http://www.justgiving.com/rekindledyard2014

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6th December 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

6th December 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

6th December 2014 -Christmas Children’s Arts and Crafts

6th December 2014 -Christmas Children’s Arts and Crafts

7th December 2014 - Yuletide Fayre

7th December 2014 - Yuletide Fayre

Organised by WBR Chamber of Commerce

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13th December 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

13th December 2014 - Christmas Lights Switch On Festivities

21st December 2014 - Race around the Lake

21st December 2014 - Race around the Lake

7 mile run around the entire Camlough Lake. Starts and finishes at Cowans Yard, Newtown Rd, Camlough

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24th Jan 2015 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Reopening of overgrown path Gullion

24th Jan 2015 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Reopening of overgrown path Gullion

Reopening of overgrown path Similar to rhododendron, removal of brash and then the trees (depending on size). Overhanging branches, brambles etc. Brash and soft vegetation such as brambles will be left to rot down in suitable locations; wood will be piled up for later removal.

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21st March 2015 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Slieve Gullion Path

21st March 2015 - Geo-Conservation Volunteers - Work Day Slieve Gullion Path

Demarcation of path to control erosion.Moving healthy heather and peat from a section of mountain, away from the path, and building it up on eroded areas. This will be quite strenuous work involving digging and moving of fairly heavy loads in teams.

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