Northern Ireland: News - June 2019

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Andrew Jackson cottage reopens after £250k renovation works

26th June 2019

One of Northern Ireland's most cherished tourism attractions, The Andrew Jackson Cottage in Mid and East Antrim, is open to the public after a £250k makeover. The Andrew Jackson Cottage, named after the 7th President of the United States is an Ulster-Scots farmhouse built in the 1750s...

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Thousands enjoy family fun at GrangeFest

26th June 2019

Over 5,000 people flocked to the Grange Park in Omagh on Saturday 22 June 2019 for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council's free family fun day - GrangeFest.   The event which featured music, dance, singing, arts, sports and more included performances from Moana...

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Game of Thrones fever spreads to Larne town centre in exciting new Art Trail

10th June 2019

Larne is continuing to show off its creative flair as four new pieces of street art take to the town centre. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Larne Renovation Generation (LRG) and Larne Traders Forum have all been working together to bring these pieces to life by creating an Art Trail around...

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Children not getting enough sleep, risking poor diets and obesity, BNF survey finds

10th June 2019

New research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) reveals that 32 percent of primary and 70 percent of secondary school children reported sleeping less than 9 hours* on the previous night, despite emerging research linking poor sleep quality to less healthy food choices, and increased risk of...

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Blue Flag Celebration for Cranfield, Tyrella and Murlough

4th June 2019

Cranfield, Tyrella and Murlough beaches were awarded Blue Flag status at the 2019 Blue Flag and Seaside Awards on Thursday 30 May at The Marine Court Hotel, Bangor.   The awards, which were presented by Ian Humphreys Chief Executive, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, are bestowed to coastal...

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Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP supports 'Safer Cycling' Initiative

3rd June 2019

Resources including cameras and high visibility gilets have been presented to a number of local cycling clubs from across the Fermanagh and Omagh District as part of a "Safer Cycling" initiative.       Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership...

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Kick-off for Greenisland’s new £800k 3G pitch

2nd June 2019

A brand new, state-of-the-art 3G football pitch is ready for a summer of action in Greenisland after an investment of more than £800k. The new facilities will not only host Greenisland FC, but act as a sports hub for the entire community with outdoor gym equipment and further plans in the...

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