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Confirmation of resignation of Christine Gibson as Chair of Greencastle Area Residents Group

We confirm that Christine Gibson is no longer Chairperson of Greencastle Area Residents Group. Christine resigned as Chairperson through a statement read by her mother at a public meeting held on 15th May 2015.

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GARG AGM Committee 29 April 2016

Chair: Eileen Sloan Vice Chair: Christine McCormick Secretary: Mary Jordan Treasurer: Daiva Shepcar Members: Sean Cunningham, Martin O’Rourke

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Protecting Greencastle GoFundMe

Calling on all ex-Pats, friends, family, the wider community and all those who support our campaign. We’ve launched our online fundraising campaign to help towards the cost of providing professional guidance to our group. This expertise will enable us to continue our fight to prevent the proposed Ferry development. Thank you to all kind donors [...]

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 The Applicant, on the request of Road Services, has submitted new plans outlining their proposed “upgrade”. Some of the noteworthy points: Pro…perty owned by residents has been earmarked for the road boundary (no sale or permission granted) 39 times the Applicant was proven to over estimate the road width in the last plans. The current [...]

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GARG to meet with planning, road services and Councillors

BIG DAY TODAY… This morning GARG representatives and Dr Sue Christie, an environmental protection expert, are meeting with Planning, Roads Service and Councillors. This meeting has been convened only a week after the decison to defer the approval, which usually is given three weeks after this decision. The Team have been working hard over the [...]

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What is GARG? Greencastle Area (including Benagh, Cranfield, Dunavil, Grange, Lurganconary and Millbay) Residents’ Group. A Community organisation that is reliant solely on volunteers. … What is our Aim? Our aim is to protect the Greencastle area, both the people and our environment, to improve on what we have as resources and to promote and [...]

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GARG AGM Highlights

Last night around 50 people turned out in the wild wind and cold to be involved in a very engaging and positive meeting. Highlights: The Chair, Secretary and Treasurer stood down at the meeting and their efforts were noted with thanks from the members A new GARG committee was formed which will meet for a [...]

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GARG respond to DOE approvial to Ferry Project

In light of the recent news that the DoE has approved the application for the Carlingford Ferry Project to be consolidated at Greencastle, we must reiterate our intention to protect Greencastle and its surrounding areas. If this proposal does go ahead as per the plans submitted to date, the ‘five-layby solution’ will bring with it: a high [...]

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UPDATE – Road Service have “No Objection” and Frazer Ferries applies for Marine Licence

Since the last High Tide newsletter in December, GARG would like to bring your attention to the following developments: ROAD SERVICE On the 19th December TransportNI provided Planning/DOE with their response to the proposed Ferry Application and the proposed Road widening on Greencastle Pier Road. The agreed response from Transportni is “No objections in principle [...]

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GARG AGM – 30th Jan 2015

The Greencastle Area Residents Group A.G.M. will be held on Friday 30th January 2015 in Grange Primary School at 7.30pm. All members of GARG, including the residents of the Greencastle Pier Road and the Fair Road are strongly encouraged to attend. The Agenda for the A.G.M. is as follows: Welcome Apologies Minutes of the previous [...]

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Greencastle Area Residents Group visited Stormont on Monday 3rd November to meet with Minister Danny Kennedy, the Minister responsible for Regional Development which includes Roads. The Group highlighted the high level of risk to road safety, the demise of local tourism, the restrictions on accessibility and movability along the Pier Road and extending roads to [...]

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Minster Mark H Durkan listens to why Greencastle assets are at risk

GARG members pictured outside Stormont after they met with Minister Mark H Durkan

For the last three years the voluntary local residents group in Greencastle (GARG) has been driving a vital and ever-pressing campaign to protect the local picturesque hamlet from being irrevocably destroyed by a ferry proposal*. On Monday 18 August, Mark H Durkan, the Environment Minister opened his door to listen and engage with representatives from [...]

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Greenore Maritime Festival – 16th and 17th Aug 2014

The Greenore Maritime Festival will take place on the 16th & 17th of August.  All proceeds from the event will go towards the construction of an enterprise centre which in turn is hoped to nurture local entrepreneurial activity and hopefully create local employent opportunities into the future. On the Saturday their will be craft displays, [...]

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Saga Pearl II visits Carlingford Lough

The very first ocean going cruise liner berthed in Warrenpoint this morning (Sunday the 20th of July) just before 8.00am. Piloted up Carlingford Lough by Greencastle man Paul Cunningham the Saga Pearl II which departed Dover on the 7th July traveled from Iceland to Warrenpoint will depart at 5.00pm for its return to Dover. On [...]

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Jamie Dornan shoots scenes for ‘The Fall’ in Greencastle

The film crew of the BBC’s ‘The Fall’ returned to Greencastle last week to shoot more scenes for their upcoming second series. At the start of June Jamie Dornan who plays the sexy billionaire in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ plays Paul Spector a serial killer in ‘The Fall’. The Fall which also has Gillian Anderson [...]

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Meet the Man-at-Arms at Greencastle – Saturday 28th June 2014 (1.00pm – 5.00pm)

Commanding the mouth of Carlingford Lough this 13th – century castle was the site of great power and great deeds in the time of Robert the Bruce. The  Man-at-Arms will talk about life in the castle including the time during Edward Bruce’s attack. Find out about the great battles that occurred at this Royal Castle. [...]

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Free Planning Advice Day…

Community Places is holding a FREE drop-in planning advice day in the Newry and Mourne area on 17 June 2014 (1pm-4pm) at Ballybot House, Cornmarket, Newry. At the event advice will be given by one of their fully qualified planners on everything from how to submit a planning application for a house on a farm, [...]

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Tall Ship visits Greencastle

The unique Tall Ship Pelican of London visited Greencastle on the 3rd June, with local man Michael Cunningham at the helm.  Pelican of London is a sail training ship based in Weymouth, UK. Built in 1948, she served as an Arctic trawler and coastal trading vessel until 1995.  She was virtually completely rebuilt and converted [...]

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Filming of the BBC’s “The Fall” at Greencastle Pier

Last June Gillian Anderson filmed scenes at the old wooden pier at Greencastle for the film ‘Our Robot Overlords’.  Last week the BBC’s filmed scenes for the second series of the BBC’s “The Fall” which also involves Gillian Anderson.  Shooting of scenes were taken at Annalone Harbour. The Fall debuted on BBC Two in mid-2013 and [...]

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Residents explain ferry fears to MLAs

GREENCASTLE residents have met with local MLAs to discuss their fears about a proposed ferry plan. The Greencastle Area Residents Group (GARG) is vehemently against the idea of a ferry, which would run from the hamlet and across Carlingford Lough to Greenore. GARG chairperson, Diarmuid Cahill, said: “The developers have known since the very beginning [...]

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