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  • New Exhibition ‘Sanskriti’ Explores Indian Culture at Down County Museum
    17 October 2017


    Down County Museum recently opened a new travelling exhibition ‘Sanskriti’, which explores Indian culture and heritage and the heritage of the Indian community in Northern Ireland. The exhibition has been developed by ArtsEkta in collaboration with members of the Indian community. Many people are familiar with the Belfast Mela, which is co-ordinated by ArtsEkta, but the organisation delivers many other projects from arts based workshops for schools to multicultural awareness trainin...

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    Oct
    2017
    EX HURRICANE OPHELIA - UPDATE ON COUNCIL SERVICES
    Newry, Mourne and Down District Council plans to reopen on Tuesday 17 October.  All Council services are anticipated to operate as normal.  Households bins which were not emptied today, should be left out from 7am on Tuesday morning and we will endeavour to have collections completed subject to the road networks being accessible - please do not leave bins out overnight. Please follow us @nmdcouncil for further updates....

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  • 16

    Oct
    2017
    IMPORTANT NOTICE
    All Council services have been suspended for the remainder of today. All Council refuse, cultural, arts, leisure and sports centres and parks facilities to include Slieve Gullion, Kilbroney and Delamont Country Parks are closed today. Members of the public are advised to keep away from all coastal paths and open spaces. Refuse collections have now been suspended. Householders are asked to ensure that all bins are stored safely away. If your bin has not been collected today please leave out fo...

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    Oct
    2017
    Young Minds Matter – Supporting and Encouraging Local Young Men
    350 young men from the Newry area recently learnt about the importance of maintaining good mental health and wellbeing, and how to become more resilient to stress. Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew welcomed young people to the Young Minds Matter conference and said, “From school and exams, to relationships and social media activities, young minds face many difficult decisions which can at times become overwhelming. The conference today, which m...

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    Oct
    2017
    A Weekend of Classics at Down Arts Centre with Wuthering Heights and Buster Keaton
    The enjoyably, engaging Hotbuckle Theatre Company makes a welcome return to Down Arts Centre on Friday 20 October with a new adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel, Wuthering Heights, widely considered one of the best works of fiction ever written.  A timeless Gothic classic of passionate love, revenge and despair, Wuthering Heights is set on the windswept Yorkshire Moors and tells the story of the intense love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catheri...

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    Oct
    2017
    Young People Take Over Council Chamber
    On Thursday 12 October 2017, students from the South Eastern and Southern Regional Colleges took the seats normally occupied by local Councillors in the Council Chamber in Downpatrick. The occasion was a Question Time event to mark European Local Democracy Week. A panel consisting of five Councillors representing the various political grouping within the Council, Liam Hannaway, Council Chief Executive and Marie Ward, Director of Enterprise, Regeneration and Tourism answered questions from the s...

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  • 13

    Oct
    2017
    Newry and Newcastle Plan a Howler of a Halloween
    This Halloween, Newry Mourne and Down District Council have a host of ghoulish activities planned in Newry and Newcastle from fireworks displays to children’s events and a Halloween Twilight Market. Following on from a very successful event last year, the Twilight Market at Newry Variety Market takes place on Friday 27 October from 5pm to 10pm. The historic marketplace will be abuzz with the sights and smells of autumn, featuring artisan food, award winning cider, craft beer, arts and cra...

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  • 13

    Oct
    2017
    Improve Your Skills and Enhance Your Employability
    Newry, Mourne and Down District Council have come together in partnership with Southern Regional College to provide a selection of courses under the CREST Programme that will seek to help people gain employment, improve earnings and enhance employment prospects. The CREST Programme will deliver accredited training to 106 unemployed and inactive people, including the long-term unemployed and people far from the labour market, those on low incomes, lone parents, ex-offenders and people with few o...

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  • 13

    Oct
    2017
    Eleven NI Local Authorities Launch Report on ‘Brexit’
    The eleven local authorities that comprise the Ireland/Northern Ireland Border Corridor launched their report “Brexit and the Border Corridor on the Island of lreland: Risks, Opportunities, and Issues to consider” in the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels Wednesday 11 October 2017. The Report has found that an economic border would be detrimental to, not only the Border Corridor, but to Ireland as a whole. It also found that whilst economic certainty is important, politic...

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    Oct
    2017
    Community Engagement Will be Key to Community Plan Success
    Newry, Mourne and Down District Council launched its first Community Plan, ‘Living Well Together’, at a major event on Thursday 12 October 2017 held in the Great Hall, Downshire Estate, Downpatrick. The outcomes-based plan is designed to develop and improve the delivery of public services in the district between now and 2030, by providing a common framework for all statutory, community and voluntary organisations working together. ‘Living Well Together’ sets out a visio...

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