News and Events in County Down

Planning your County Down trip? Whether you’re looking for things to do in County Down such as events and attractions, to make your County Down visit run smoothly or are planning where to stay in County Down, you’ll find everything you need for your County Down holiday on Whats On In County Down.com. Our What’s On County Down guide has the latest events not to miss while you visit County Down – there’s always something going on, so don’t miss out on the latest exhibitions, shows and more on your trip to County Down by checking out our County Down News and Events Calendar page.

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Whats on in County Down – Local News

O’Dowd Announces Road Scheme For Loughinisland

O’Dowd announces £400,000 road improvement scheme for Loughinisland Road, Loughinisland Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has announced that a £400,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on C278 Loughinisland Road, Loughinisland will commence on Monday 22 July 2024. The resurfacing scheme will extend to 1.0 kilometre along the Loughinisland Road from the Buckhead Road junction to the Drumgooland Road junction. The […]
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A Chat With Alliance Strangford Candidate Michelle Guy

Politics Feature: Alliance Strangford Candidate Michelle Guy Chats To Down News The general election called by PM Rishi Sunak has thrown all the local parties in Northern Ireland into overdrive as candidates prepare for the Thursday 4th July Westminster election writes Jim Masson. In the Strangford constituency, Alliance Party candidate Michelle Guy is challenging for […]
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SERC Students Shine At Project Based Learning Awards

Students Shine At A Project Based Learning Showcase A student from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has lifted first place for Innovation in the FE Project Based Learning (PBL) Showcase, which was hosted by North West Regional College in their Derry/Londonderry Campus recently. Gina Black (28, from Bangor), completed the Level 2 Innovation and Enterprise […]
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Commemorative Events To Mark 80th D-Day Anniversary

Commemorative Events in Ards will mark 80th Anniversary of D-Day Ards and North Down Borough Council has announced several commemorative events and activities to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. They will take place around the Sea Bangor Festival (1-2 June), while beacon lightings in Bangor, Newtownards and Ballyhalbert will coincide with the […]
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South Eastern Trust Makes Advances On Aortic Valve

South Eastern HSC Trust makes advances on first valve surveillance advanced nurse practitioner clinic A pioneering first, the South Eastern Trust has launched Northern Ireland’s only Advanced Nurse Practitioner Aortic Valve Surveillance Clinic. Aortic valve disease represents one of the greatest challenges we face as our population ages. Timely evaluation and early treatment are key […]
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  • Newcastle Sword Attack Condemned By Politicians
    by admin on July 21, 2024 at 7:46 pm

    South Down MLAs shocked at Newcastle sword attack South Down MLAs have been quick to condemn the sword attack which happened at a house in Ballageg Park area in Newcastle. A police spokesperson said detectives investigating a report of an assault at a property in Newcastle in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 21st The post Newcastle Sword Attack Condemned By Politicians appeared first on Down News.

  • Truesdale Warns Of Deer On Newcastle Coastal Road
    by admin on July 21, 2024 at 6:59 pm

    Wild deer pose a danger of accidents on the coastal road around Bloody Bridge says Cllr Jill Truesdale Jill Truesdale, Alliance Mournes Councillor, said she is delighted that Department of Infrastructure (DfI) have confirmed there will be extra deer signage erected along the road on the approach from Annalong to Shannagh-More Outdoor Centre after her The post Truesdale Warns Of Deer On Newcastle Coastal Road appeared first on Down News.

  • Ardglass Chatty Bench Gets People Talking
    by admin on July 21, 2024 at 3:50 pm

    A Chatty Bench Has Been Installed In Ardglass Beside The Marina Car Park A chance to take a pew in the beautiful surroundings of Ardglass Marina has come to fruition with the installation of a ‘Chatty Bench’ through a partnership with the South Eastern Trust’s Primary Care Multi-disciplinary Team and Newry Mourne and Down District The post Ardglass Chatty Bench Gets People Talking appeared first on Down News.

  • Newest Lifeboat Helm Steps In At Portaferry RNLI
    by admin on July 21, 2024 at 3:29 pm

    Portaferry RNLI Helm Scott Blackwood Has Passed Out To Manage Inshore Lifeboat At Sea Scott Blackwood (29) originally from Newtownards, has been appointed as the new helm at Portaferry RNLI after undergoing rigorous training. Scott moved to Portaferry in 2020 to be closer to his partner Nicole and joined the lifeboat crew shortly afterwards.   The post Newest Lifeboat Helm Steps In At Portaferry RNLI appeared first on Down News.

  • Creeper Burglar Strikes in Newry
    by admin on July 21, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Creeper-style burglary in Newry in Chancellor’s Road area Detectives are appealing for information following a creeper style burglary at the Chancellor’s Road area of Newry. Detective Sergeant Curley said: “Sometime between midnight and around 5.45am on Sunday 21st July, it was reported that a black Ford Ranger and a red Renault Kadjar were stolen from a The post Creeper Burglar Strikes in Newry appeared first on Down News.