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Villagers in turbines battle

RESIDENTS in Northern Ireland’s idyllic Mourne country are fighting a determined campaign to change the Government’s policy “of allowing wind turbines to spring up in this area of outstanding natural beauty like giant, unsightly mushrooms”. Speaking in the coastal village of Ardglass, environmentalist John Peacocke – along with campaigners Brigid McBride and Mike Mann – […]

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Ritchie hails ‘victory’ for Mourne sheep graziers

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has spoken to Newry Times following a meeting which took place in her constituency office regarding Northern Ireland Water’s intention to put out to open tender all of its grazing on some of the peaks in the Mourne Mountains. The meeting was attended by farmers who have grazing rights […]

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Mournes national park won’t be imposed: Alex Attwood

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has said he will not impose a National Park in County Down’s Mourne Mountains. In a statement to the BBC, he said “the voice of opposition in the Mournes is greater than the voice of support”. He said he was continuing to take stock on the full range of views but […]

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Northern Ireland National Park Panel Created

Environment Minister Alex Attwood has established a panel of experts to review plans to give Northern Ireland areas popular with tourists national park status. Areas being considered include the Mourne mountains, the Fermanagh lakes and the Causeway coast. The issue has been hotly debated for a decade with the plan winning favour with environmentalists but […]

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Flying the Mournes

This is an awesome video of Geoff Camps flying over the Mourne Mountains on a paramotor.

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Walker airlifted from Mournes

A walker in his 60s has been airlifted from the Mourne Mountains. The man who has a medical condition was rescued yesterday afternoon and taken to Daisy Hill Hospital in Newry around 4.15pm where his condition is said to be stable.

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Down Festival of Flight 2011

After the great success of last years event Down County Council will be hosting another Festival of Flight this year on Sat/Sun 6/7 August 2011 again featuring the spectacular Red Arrows.

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