IT’S often the case that those who move to foreign lands from Northern Ireland never lose the misty-eyed romanticism of their former homeland.
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has announced funding of £250,000 for a Revitalisation scheme in Ballycastle.
Chairperson of Moyle District Council, Councillor Sandra Hunter has welcomed news that the Department of Social Development is to fund a £250,000 Revitalisation scheme for Ballycastle.
Thanks to funding from Ballymoney Council Good Relations Programme, pupils from Garryduff Primary School and St Patrick’s Primary School Loughgiel took part in a five week cross-community programme delivered by Corrymeela’s Schools Coordinator Matt Craig.
THE Causeway Coast Peace Group and Rasharkin History Group recently made the journey to the Aras in Dublin where they were delighted to meet with the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.
A COUNTY Antrim camogie under-13/under-14 development squad blitz was held in Rasharkin.
A LEADING member of Finvoy Apprentice Boys of Derry No Surrender Club has been honoured with a 40-year membership jewel presentation.
A local family is rallying round to support their brother in his ground-breaking research into a little-known but extremely painful and incurable skin disorder.
BALLYMONEY Councillor John Finlay has called on the Health Minister to lift the embargo on people being admitted to the Roddens Residential Home in the town.
MLA Mervyn Storey has paid tribute to the late Shaun Esler for his community work.
Tuesday 25th June will see a host of health professionals, agencies and other exhibitors convene in Ballycastle High from 2.30pm to 5pm for the school’s first Health and Well-being Fair.
There will be a barbecue, ceilidhe and auction on Saturday, June 22 at 7pm at 49 Toberdoney Road, Dervock.
At a recent meeting with the Divisional Roads Manager on the Department’s spring progress report for Ballymoney, the upgrading of the A26 engaged Councillors’ attention.
On July 4th, the Rev Ron Johnston, Grand Chaplain of the Orange Order is coming to the Keers Memorial Orange Hall in Finvoy.
NI Water’s Education Team recently paid a visit to St. Mary’s Primary School on Rathlin Island.
MOSSIDE Rising Sons of Ulster Accordion band are holding their annual band parade in the village on Wednesday, June 26.
THERE is an atmosphere of real excitement and anticipation in the air as the Ministers and congregation of Ballymoney Church of God prepare for their first ever Big Tent – 4 night Crusade.
A BALLYMONEY Council sponsored event at a local church hall has been described as a success.
BALLYMONEY Borough Council has endorsed an environmental project adopted by a local school as part of a Junior Industry Challenge.
Iris Stewart, who hosts an annual big breakfast to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, has thanked everyone who helped make this year’s event such a success.
Gordons Chemists, Northern Ireland’s largest independently owned pharmacy chain, has everything in store to help you make it a fantastic Father’s Day on Sunday 16th June.
THE recent tragedy in which two young men drowned at a dam in Co. Down has prompted a call from a Ballymoney Councillor for clarification on what dangers, if any, exist in the Ballymoney area.
AN ambitious plan to create a new walkway through a picturesque area along the River Bush in Bushmills is being explored by the village’s Forum committee.
Mr. Storey said it was his information that President Obama would be coming early to pay his first visit to the province where his trip will begin.
BALLINAGARVEY ILOL No 33 wil hold their annual treasure hunt on Wednesday, June 19.
Ballycastle Branch of N.I. Chest, Heart & Stroke is organising a Vintage Tractor Road Run this Saturday.
For the past few days I have been staying in North Wales. The weather has been glorious with bright sunny days and blue skies.
An amazing new exhibition of artwork by pupils from Sandelford School has just gone on display in Ballymoney Town Hall until June 21.
A barbecue to raise funds for a statue of Robert Quigg VC will be held at Bushmills Orange Hall on Saturday, June 22.
There will be a dance in Rasharkin Parish Centre this Thursday, June 13. Dancing from 8.30pm - 11.30pm.
Robin Swann MLA has called on the Stormont Executive to invest more funding to developing even more top-rated coastal areas in the constituency after Ballycastle Marina was again awarded the coveted Blue Flag status.
As we approach the school holidays once again, police in Ballymoney are appealing for the whole community to support the ‘School Watch’ initiative and help protect our local schools over the summer break when they are closed.
THERE will be a charity fundraiser in the Social Centre, Edward Street, Ballymoney, in aid of Pachyonychia Congenita (PC) Project which is a very rare and painful skin disorder.
Open Farm Weekend returns this weekend (15-16th June) for the second year of food and fun on real working farms - including three in our area.
On a beautiful morning in Bushmills, the family and friends of John Clarke gathered at his former home and workplace to honour his life and extraordinary work with the unveiling of a blue plaque from the Ulster History Circle.
ONE of Ballymoney’s best known and most respected residents Mr John (Shaun) Esler has passed away in hospital. He was in his 70’s.
Northern Regional College Foundation Art & Design student Ann Gillan is currently exhibiting her work in the College at the Trostan Avenue building in Ballymena.
TWO beaches in Moyle District Council area have received TIDY NI awards for beach quality.
Bishops summer sale is one of those events that is music to many ears especially with budgets being stretched in every direction these days.
The annual Fork Supper at Armoy Women’s Institute proved once again to be a night to remember.
VERONICA and Eugene Kelly were the lucky winners at the Sea Sounds Concert – part of the Rathin Sound Maritime Festival Competition.
With the traditional marching season now well under way, the relatively newly formed North Antrim bands’ forum has been actively promoting greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of the marching band traditions and culture within the local area.
THEHousing Executive has published a new booklet of practical advice for those with money worries in the Ballymoney and Moyle areas.
‘Ballycastle & Rural Riding Community’ will be electing their management committee at a meeting in Sheskburn council offices, Ballycastle, Tuesday 18 June at 8pm.
Step aside magicians - here come the MATH-a-Magicians and they have been visiting some local schools!
Two Ballycastle men who cycled across Ireland for Marie Curie have raised over £10,000.
MOYLE Council is asking local people to get involved in the Non-domestic revaluation.
INVESTIGATIONS now have to be carried out into the potential impact on the environment ahead of dredging taking place at north Antrim harbours, it has emerged.
BALLYCASTLE Sinn Féin councillor, Cara McShane, has praised the response of the emergency services in tackling the recent widespread gorse fires on Rathlin Island.
St James’s Presbyterian Church in Ballymoney will launch CONNECT - thei rnew men’s ministry this Friday, June 14th.
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Weather for Ballymoney
Wednesday 19 June 2013
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