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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On Going Classes/Activities Sean Hollywood Arts Centre

On Going Classes/Activities Sean Hollywood Arts Centre

*Mon:3rd Mon Floral Art. Newry Academy of Music *Tue:6-9pm Drama Classes. * Wed:4.30-6.30pm Drama Classes 6.30-8.00pm Yoga classes 8.00-10.00pm Cloughmore Male Voice Choir. Newry Academy of Music. Newry Art Society Meet. Thur:Newry Academy of Music. *Fri:5pm-8pm Down Syndrome Support Group. 8pm-10pm Community Swing Band.

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19th Sept - Love after 50 springs Photography Exhibition

19th Sept - Love after 50 springs Photography Exhibition

Coinciding with Positive Ageing Week, this photography exhibition by Tania Marques features 50+ couples with a young heart.

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19th Sept - Sue Callan Exhibition

19th Sept - Sue Callan Exhibition

20th - 21st Sept 2014 - Get Outdoors Weekend

20th - 21st Sept 2014 - Get Outdoors Weekend

Over 50 Free outdoor activity events are happening all over Northern Ireland on the Weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st September. For a list of activities go unto the website GetOutdoorsWeekend.com

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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 - Warrenpoint Outdoor Cinema

20th Sept 2014 - Warrenpoint Outdoor Cinema

Warrenpoint Outdoor Cinema presents Roger Waters 'The Wall'.Movie is rated over 18's yrs. The Whistledown Hotel will be providing Bar facilities, Choyca providing speciality Columbian Coffees.

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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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22nd Sept - Volunteer Information Session

22nd Sept - Volunteer Information Session

Your City Needs You! ….. Thinking about volunteering….? Like to get involved in an innovative new project? Newry Knights may be the answer Newry and Mourne Policing and Community Safety Partnership are supporting the Salvation Army to deliver the Newry Knights project and are currently recruiting volunteers. The Newry Knights will provide a safe place and support for vulnerable people in need of assistance, initially on Saturday nights in the city centre. Full training will be provided for volunteers If you would like to attend the information session please register your interest by contacting Siobhán.

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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 October 2014 - Craft Fayre - Clanrye Arts and Crafts Collective

27th October 2014 - Craft Fayre - Clanrye Arts and Crafts Collective

An ideal opportunity to purchase that special gift whether it is pottery, textiles, lathe work, jewellery and much more. Tea & coffee available to purchase.

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27th September 2014 - Afternoon Tea Dance

27th September 2014 - Afternoon Tea Dance

Soroptimist International Newry and Mourne invites you to indulge in an afternoon of nostalgia at an Afternoon Tea Dance to commemorate World War I. Dancing to the fabulous new rhythm Big Band, WWI dress optional.

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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 - Model Farm Display & Diecast Toy Show

28th September 2014 - Model Farm Display & Diecast Toy Show

Model Farm Display & Diecast Toy Show in INF Hall, Hilltown lots to see and buy. Tea, coffee and refreshment available.

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28th September 2014 - The Smile Mile

28th September 2014 - The Smile Mile

Swim a mile to remember those you have LOST – celebrate the good times, recognise those who have inspired you. Bring a picnic with cake for after the swim.

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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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4th Oct - 22nd Nov 2014 - Kids Art Workshops

4th Oct - 22nd Nov 2014 - Kids Art Workshops

ABSOLUTE ART! New art workshops for children, exploring different artistic techniques using a range of materials. Children aged 7-11

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4th Oct - Micky Bartlett is not even sorry

4th Oct - Micky Bartlett is not even sorry

Stand up comedian Micky Bartlett will perform in Newry as part of his live tour 2014.

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4th Oct - Wildflower bouquet for new-look Canal Wood

4th Oct - Wildflower bouquet for new-look Canal Wood

Canal Wood, which stretches alongside the historic Newry Canal, is showing off its stunning new facelift, thanks to funding from Biffa Award, at the final of a series of summer events. The Woodland Trust invites you to celebrate the wood’s new look by planting glorious wildflowers. The wood is on the towpath of the Newry/Portadown Canal, between Gambles Bridge (on the Dromantine Road) and Jerrettspass.

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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 Oct - "Quiz the experts" Talk

7th Oct -

Newry & Mourne ME Fibromyalgia Support Group presents "Quiz the Experts".

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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 - 28th October - Opry an Luir

25th - 28th October - Opry an Luir

Tickets for the shows are on Sale at the following: Sean Hollywood Arts Centre Newry T: 028 3031 3180 Spar, Bessbrook T: 028 3083 0367 Walsh Newsagents, Banbridge T: 028 4066 2336 Linda's Warrenpoint T: 028 4175 2793 The Tuck Shop, Warrenpoint T: 028 4175 2613 McGreey Spar, Hilltown T: 028 4063 8501 Canal Court Hotel, Newry T: 028 3025 1234 Costcutter, Rostrevor T: 028 4173 8239 Bumpers Day to Day, Burren T: 028 4175 4007

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25th October 2014 - Creepy Creatures Halloween Trail

25th October 2014 - Creepy Creatures Halloween Trail

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25th October 2014 - Daniel O'Donnell & The ladies of Country

25th October 2014 - Daniel O'Donnell & The ladies of Country

Stars of Irish Country Music come to Newry Town Hall to perform 'Opry an Luir' live over 4 nights. These special 'Opry' concerts will be recorded for broadcast on TG4 and BBC Northern Ireland later this year. Hosted by Marc Roberts and Lynette Fay. Daniel O'Donnell & the Ladies of Country, Philomena Begley, Susan McCann & Mary Duff

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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 - Patrick Feeney, Brendan Quinn and Gerry Guthrie

26th October 2014 - Patrick Feeney, Brendan Quinn and Gerry Guthrie

Stars of Irish Country Music come to Newry Town Hall to perform 'Opry an Luir' live over 4 nights. These special 'Opry' concerts will be recorded for broadcast on TG4 and BBC Northern Ireland later this year. Hosted by Marc Roberts and Lynette Fay. The talented Patrick Feeney, The Legendary Brendan Quinn and New Singing Sensation Gerry Guthrie.

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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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27th October 2014 - Nathan Carter & Guests

27th October 2014 - Nathan Carter & Guests

Stars of Irish Country Music come to Newry Town Hall to perform 'Opry an Luir' live over 4 nights. These special 'Opry' concerts will be recorded for broadcast on TG4 and BBC Northern Ireland later this year. Hosted by Marc Roberts and Lynette Fay. Nathan Carter and Guests Niamh McGlinchey, Lisa McHugh & Roonie Kennedy, plus The Fabulous Michael English.

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28th October 2014 - Declan Nerney and his band plus Lisa McHugh & John McNicholl

28th October 2014 - Declan Nerney and his band plus Lisa McHugh & John McNicholl

Stars of Irish Country Music come to Newry Town Hall to perform 'Opry an Luir' live over 4 nights. These special 'Opry' concerts will be recorded for broadcast on TG4 and BBC Northern Ireland later this year. Hosted by Marc Roberts and Lynette Fay. Celebrating 25 years of Country Music The King of Country Declan Nerney and his band, plus the talented Lisa McHugh and the amazing John McNicholl.

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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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28th Dec Carrive Folklore Society

28th Dec Carrive Folklore Society

Shanro Walk: St Patrick's Chair, Shanro Military Carrack, Church and graveyard and Shanro House

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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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