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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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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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Concerns about road proposals which Carlingford Ferries Limited have proposed

Below article appeared in www.downnews.co.uk A proposal to set up a ferry between Greencastle in County Down and Omeath in County Louth could be sunk if difficulties around developing a stretch of road cannot be resolved. Residents living along Greencastle’s Pier Road have raised concerns about road proposals which Carlingford Ferries Limited have proposed if [...]

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Planning submitted for Ferry Development on Southern Side

Frazer Ferries have submitted planning with Louth County Council – Application No: 13241. Application was submitted on the 14th June, with Pre-Validation due on or before the 8th August 2013 for the development at Greenore Point, Shore Road, Greenore, County Louth. Permission for the proposed construction of ferry terminal facilities adjacent to Greenore Port. The [...]

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Listen to the Wind – A Postcard from Greencastle

Last Wednesday evening Grange Primary School launched their book “Listen to the Wind – A Postcard from Greencastle. The book was written and illustrated by the pupils of Grange Primary School.  The book was funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Awards for All programme as part of a ‘Local Landscapes and Legends’ project.

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Greenore “restoring the links” maritime, emigration re-enactment festival

The Greenore “restoring the links” maritime, emigration re-enactment festival is to be held this weekend (Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th of June). Event are open to all and will include a Miniature train exhibition and a King of the Halbowline boat fishing competition on the Saturday. On the Sunday their will be a Living History [...]

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Living History at Greencastle Castle – Sat 29th and Sun 30th June 2013

Living History at Greencastle Castle, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th June, 1 – 5pm. This 13th century castle commands the mouth of Carlingford Lough. A 14th century soldier will be available to talk about life in the castle including the time during Edward Bruce’s attack. There will be a display of some of the weapons [...]

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Our Robot Overlords

Our Robot Overlords Mankind may fall… heroes will rise The latest film being produced in Northern Ireland is set to film in Greencastle and the Fair Road this Friday (14th June 2013) starting around 8.00am.  They will be filming scenes near the old wooden pier at Greencastle, along part of Greencastle Pier Road and at [...]

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Grange Primary School carry out Greencastle beach clean up

On Monday June 3rd Grange Primary School carried out a beach clean up in Greencastle as part of the Big Spring Clean Up. The Big Spring Clean, is run by TIDY Northern Ireland and is Northern Ireland’s biggest clean up.  In 2012, 27,000 people lifted litter across the North, which was more than double the [...]

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MP Margaret Richie Meets with Greencastle Residents over concerns of proposed Ferry Development

Greencastle residents had an opportunity on Saturday 1st June to make clear their opposition to plans to build a car ferry terminal in Greencastle. Welcoming MP Margaret Richie to Greencastle, the committee of Greencastle Area Residents Group were able to give an update on the outcomes of the public meeting hosted by the group which [...]

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Drop in event held in Greenore in relation to Ferry Development

Carlingford Ferries held a Drop in Event on Friday the 24th May 2013 in Greenore in relation to the proposed ferry development. It was announced that applications are due to be submitted in the next fortnight. The people attending the drop in event where informed that the road proposals for Greencastle was to put in [...]

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Report from Greencastle Area Residents AGM 2013

The Greencastle Area Residents Group held their AGM on Friday 10th May in Grange Primary School.  Diarmuid Cahill (Chairperson), Hugo Thompson (Vice Chairperson), Denise Cunningham (Secretary) and Susanna Harper (Treasurer) all being returned unopposed for another year. Also elected to sit as additional committee members were Kieran Sloan, Adrian Fitzsimmons, Emma O’Rourke, Joan Thompson and [...]

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Ruane holds meeting in relation to Greencastle Floods

Sinn Fein MLA Caitriona Ruane  facilitated a meeting between members of the River Agency and Greencastle Residents last Wednesday 17th April 2013.  The meeting, which was a follow up meeting to the one held in February was to discuss the ongoing flooding issues in the Greencastle Area. The meeting was called by MLA Ruane after [...]

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Call to Prevent Greencastle Flooding – Sinn Féin

SOUTH Down  MLA  Caitriona Ruane (Sinn Féin) has called on the Rivers Agency to resolve the flooding problem in Greencastle before it occurs again Ms Ruane said: “Sinn Féin has held meetings with the residents and rivers agency in order to resolve the flooding problem yet I am not confident that the problem has been [...]

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UTV Visit Greencastle – Report on Ferry Development

UTV visited Greencastle on Thursday 3rd Jan 2013 and the following report went out on UTV Live on Friday the 4th Jan.

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Statement from GARG in relation to recent media reports

Please see below a responce from GARG Chairperson Diarmuid Cahill in relation to media reports which appeared in Newspapers on Thursday 26th December 2012 on the potential ferry development between Greencastle Co Down and Greenore Co Louth by Carlingford Ferries The residents group on the Greencastle side has very series concerns about this proposed development. [...]

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Applications for Carlingford ferry to be submitted

The below article appeared in various media outlets including the Irish Times over the last number of days Artcle written by BARRY O’HALLORAN, IRISH TIMES The promoter of a proposed Carlingford Lough ferry service intends to submit planning applications during the first three months of 2013. Privately backed Carlingford Ferries is proposing to provide a [...]

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Greencastle Residents Group host meeting with Developers

The Greencastle Area Residents Group Committee after a number of months requesting a meeting finally meet with Carlingford Ferries on Friday 12th October 2012 at Grange Primary School. The meeting was very much to allow Carlingford Ferries the opportunity to providing GARG with as much information as possible in relation to the Proposed Ferry Development. [...]

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