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New GARG Committee Elected for 2014/2015

On Friday 9th May at Grange Primary School, Greencastle Area Residents Group held a well-attended Annual General Meeting. The review from the preceding year outlined an increase in membership and a healthy financial status for the organisation at end of year. One of the major successes highlighted from the previous year was the ‘Down Memory Lane’ exhibition [...]

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Remedial Works to Commence at Cranfield Beach

Newry & Mourne District Council can confirm that the Contractor will be on site at Cranfield on Monday 26th May to carry out remedial works to Cranfield Beach to make it ready for the upcoming summer season officially starting on 21st June 2014. The remedial works will take place as a result of serious damage [...]

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RESIDENTS MEETING WITH MLA’s – Friday 9th May @ 7.30pm

RESIDENTS MEETING WITH MLA’s FRIDAY 9th MAY 2014 Grange Primary School at 7.30pm.   RE: Proposed Ferry development between Greencastle and Greenore, namely the proposed terminal in Greencastle, and the proposed road changes to Greencastle Pier Road and the lack of proposals for the surrounding roads. As requested by a number of residents GARG have been [...]

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GARG AGM – Friday 9th May 2014

The Greencastle Area Residents Group A.G.M. Friday 9th May 2014 Grange Primary School – After meeting with MLA’s (approx 8pm) The Greencastle Area Residents Group A.G.M. will be held on Friday 9th May 2014 in Grange Primary School at 7.30pm.  All members of GARG, including the residents of the Greencastle Pier Road and the Fair [...]

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Photos of Greencastle over Easter Weekend 2014

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GARG AGM – Friday 9th May 2014

Greencastle Area Residents Group AGM will take place on Friday 9th May in Grange Primary School with an 8pm start. We are sending out an email to all the MLA’s for the area to see if any of them will come along.

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Greencastle residents raise ferry concerns with Roads Service

TALKS have taken place between opponents of plans for a cross-border ferry service at Greencastle and officials from the Roads Service and planners. Article appeared in Mourne Observer Over two dozen residents took the opportunity last Tuesday to meet with representatives of Roads Service and Planning NI to voice concerns over the proposed Greencastle to [...]

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GARG Meeting with Road Service – 1st April @ 2.00pm

Road service have agreed to meet with GARG on Tuesday 1st April at 2pm in relation to the proposed changes to Greencastle Pier Road as a result of the proposed Ferry Development. The meeting is open to any resident in Greencastle – and should give people the opportunity to ask questions in relation to the [...]

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Louth County Council passes planning for ferry development

Louth County Council at their meeting on Tuesday 25th February give planning premission on the Southern side for a New ferry terminal to be built to link Greenore and Greencastle. The proposed works at Greenore include: Construction of a reinforced concrete slipway (60m long) with 7vertical tubular berthing & fender piles on the southern side [...]

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GARG submit objection to proposed ferry development in Greencastle

Having viewed the planning application (P/2013/0434/F) of a proposed construction of ferry terminal facilities adjacent to 80 Greencastle Pier Road, Greencastle Area Residents Group (GARG), have submitted the attached letter of objection. Please click here to open a copy of the GARG Letter of Objection – Feb 2014 (Opens in PDF Format)

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GARG Chair calls for letters of Objections to be submitted

Diarmuid Cahill Chair of GARG has called for anyone who does not want the proposed development of a Concrete Pier and Ferry Development at the proposed current sistuited location in Greencastle to submit their letter of objection within the coming days. People can send in their own or if you want a copy of a [...]

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Repair work begins at Greencastle Pier Road

Last week Road service began fixing parts of the damaged Greencastle Pier Road by placing 30-40 meters of rock armour to help support the road and prevent further erosion.

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Council back ferry proposal

Taken from Mourne Observer SUPPORT for a ferry scheme at Greencastle has been officially given by the local council. But the news has not gone down well with residents. Since the idea of a Greencastle to Greenore ferry was first mooted, most people living in the hamlet have been vigorously opposed to it. Newry and [...]

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Disappointment from Residents with Councils support for Ferry

Chair of Greencastle Area Residents Group Diarmuid Cahill stated “It is disappointing to learn that at last week’s Planning Development Committee meeting of Newry and Mourne District Council it was agreed to go against the wishes of the majority of residents in Greencastle and support the proposed development of a 138metre concrete ferry terminal and [...]

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‘The fears of the people of Greencastle of course need to be addressed’

TAKEN FROM DUNDALK DEMOCRAT PRO of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Paddy Malone, says a way forward needs to be found for a proposed vehicle ferry which could unlock the tourism potential of the region. Last week plans for a vehicle ferry were once again put forward, which would see the development of ferry terminals at [...]

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Meeting re concerns regarding the coastal erosion at Greencastle

A meeting has been arranged for this Wednesday (15th Jan 2014) regarding the coastal damage carried out in the Greencastle/Cranfield Area after last week’s high tides and winds. Greencastle Area Residents Group and a large number of individual Residents made contact with relevant bodies as well as elected councillors and MLA’s for the area highlighting [...]

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Post storm update

Post storm update in Greencastle by Christine Gibson: After many calls (seems like no public organisation wants to take responsibility for Greencastle!), finally I managed to sort out the following… Police came out and put tape up where it is deemed unsafe. DOE has been here to assess damage and establish what needs to be [...]

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Department of Environment looks for 3D visualisations of proposed ferry development

It has come to light that the Department of Environment has requested the developers behind the proposed ferry service between Greencastle and Greenore to submit 3D visualisations of the proposed ferry terminal facilities and the proposed concrete suspended pier in Greencastle. This is something the Greencastle Area Residents Group requested as far back as October [...]

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Economic viability of proposed Ferry Development between Co Down and Co Louth called into question

At a time when a decision about the future of the Foyle Ferry service has been put on hold, there has been questions raised about viability and sustainability of the proposed Ferry Development between Greencastle Co Down and Greenore Co Louth. Politicians from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland met the Foyle ferry company [...]

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High tides and storms hit Greencastle – 3rd Jan 2014

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