Category: Sights & Sounds

October 17, 2017

Hurricane Ophelia batters Ireland Monday 16 October 2017 was the day that Ireland was at the centre of a storm.   Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland with a bang.   Many homes have been left without electricity and schools have been closed for two days.   Tragically, three people lost their lives as hurricane force gusts…

August 22, 2017

Busking Competition in Warrenpoint on Saturday 26 August 2017   Competition Time!!! Win a Kid’s Starter Guitar Pack HERE   There is a busking competition at Warrenpoint Town Centre on Saturday 26 August 2017 as part of the Wake the Giant Festival   As well as getting an opportunity to perform your music in front…

August 19, 2017

Wake The Giant Festival 2017 returns to Warrenpoint on 26 & 27 August 2017 The Giant doses in the days before he is awakened by the masses in Warrenpoint! Wake The Giant Warrenpoint¬†Fun for All! Wake the Giant captured the imagination of everyone, young and old, locals and visitors alike, in August 2016.   It…

June 29, 2017

Film Festival in Warrenpoint   Let’s go to the movies in Warrenpoint this weekend!!!!   Sleeping Giants Film Festival is a 3 day independent film festival showcasing independent films from Ireland and around the world.   There will be a homegrown and international film competition as part of the film festival.   With Ireland now…

May 24, 2017

The Mountains of Mourne are an area of outstanding beauty and is where many of us call home. The famous mountain range is known all throughout the world.   The Mountains of Mourne and the story of it’s people has been encapsulated in the famous song forever through time and distance.   The song is…

May 11, 2017

Northern Ireland Castles Explore Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint   Take a walk inside Narrow Water Castle, Warrenpoint – watch the video below!   Narrow Water Keep was built around 1568 as a strategic military look out positioned where¬†the Newry River meets the mouth of Carlingford Lough.   You will see from the video below, the…

May 4, 2017

Ardglass, County Down Ardglass is a beautiful, picturesque village situated in County Down.   Ardglass is on the east coast of Northern Ireland. It is an active fishing village to this day.   The village has many historical sites demonstrating it’s importance as a port and centre of commerce in days gone by.   The…

May 4, 2017

When did Saint Patrick first come to Ireland? Patrick was brought to Ireland from Wales as a slave by a raiding Irish party.   He endured hardship as a slave shepherd on Slemish Mountain in County Antrim. Although he escaped from his bondage, he was drawn back to Ireland by a dream and sought to…

April 24, 2017

Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland.   Cycle Against Suicide passed through Warrenpoint, County Down this afternoon.   Hundreds of cyclists came through the town in a very impressive display raising awareness and money for the prevention of suicide.   The Cycle Against Suicide mantra…

April 21, 2017

Bluebell Wood, Warrenpoint The Bluebells arrive almost overnight like a spring blue carpet on the forest floor.   The heavenly blue is nature’s way of letting us know spring has arrived!   What month do Bluebells flower?   Bluebells will flower depending on how mild our winter is. A cold winter can mean that the…