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Events

 

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Scenic Forest Walk

Monday 1st May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 1st May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Behind the Scenes — Bluebell Walks

Saturday 6th May
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House
Normal Admission, Members Free

Car Bazaar

Saturday 6th May
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £10, Trailer £15

Spring Plant Fair

Saturday 6th May
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Fishery Open Weekend

Saturday 6th May
Carrick–a–Rede
Normal Admission, Members Free

Flutter by Butterfly Trails

Saturday 6th May
Murlough NNR
Normal Admission, Members Free

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sunday 7th May
Mount Stewart
Adult £8, Child £5

Apple Blossom Sundays

Sunday 7th May
Ardress House, Portadown
Normal Admission, Members Free

Ramble with the Ranger

Sunday 7th May
Castle Ward
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 7th May
Near Bryansford Village
Free

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Song of The Bog Conference

Wednesday 10th May
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Free

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Bluebell Walks at Mount Stewart

Friday 12th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

Evening walk at Connswater Community Greenway in East Belfast

Friday 12th May
Connswater Community Greenway
Free

Biggerféis Festival – Ardglass

Friday 12th May
Discover Ardglass, Bath Street, Ardglass

Dog Agility at Mount Stewart

Saturday 13th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Minnownurn Dander

Saturday 13th May
Minnowburn
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Geology Walk at Carrick–a–Rede

Saturday 13th May
Carrick–a–Rede
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Music at the Summer House

Sunday 14th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Corn Mill Bursts into Life

Sunday 14th May
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Heritage & Philanthropy – Belfast Charitable Society and QUB, The Heritage Project

Thursday 18th May
Clifton House Belfast
Free

Candlelit Tour

Friday 19th May
Castle Coole
Adult £10

Public Good by Private Means?

Friday 19th May
The Performance Area, Linen Hall Library
Free

Geology Walk at Glenoe Waterfall

Saturday 20th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Vegetation Removal

Sunday 21st May
Gilford Castle
Free

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CEDaR Training Courses 2017

Wednesday 24th May
See table above
See table above

Next steps for renewable energy in the UK

Thursday 25th May
The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR
See website for details

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Soap Making Masterclass

Saturday 27th May
Rowallane Garden
Adult £25

Explore a Spring Garden

Saturday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Adult £10 Child £5

Geology Walk at White Park Bay

Saturday 27th May
White Park Bay
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Country Fair at Florence Court

Sunday 28th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 28th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission, Members Free

RFS NI Woodland Fair 2017

Sunday 28th May
Clandeboye Estate

Cruise the Lough at Crom

Monday 29th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

GIs at the Gaol!

Monday 29th May
Down County Museum
Free

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LIFE 2017 call for project proposals: A new opportunity for green jobs and growth

Wednesday 31st May
Brussels, Hotel Crown Plaza – Le Palace Plenary room
Free

   
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Better Together? Northern Ireland and the EU 

 

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Update on “Brexit”

NIEL submission to All–island Civic Dialogue on Brexit

Post–Referendum Briefing Paper: Establishing the best outcome for NI

NIEL response to Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry

NIEL briefing on Brexit to the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly

NIEL briefing on Brexit for AERA Committee

On 23rd June 2016, the UK will be holding a referendum on whether it should remain in or leave the EU. The exact wording of the referendum question will be:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

NIEL have a neutral position with regard to the UK Referendum issue. We have received funding from the EU Commission Office in London to host 4 events to stimulate debate in Northern Ireland on the issues in this Referendum through a programme of events under the title ‘Better Together? Northern Ireland and the EU. This funding is given on the strict understanding that we will remain neutral.

Main points of the NIEL Better Together? Proposal

  • 3 separate sectoral workshops debating the merits of EU membership for NI, namely, Business sector; Farming/ Rural sector, and Civil Society/ NGO sector
  • A final cross sectoral Conference event drawing together the outcomes of the sectoral workshops which will then be debated by elected representatives (MEPs, MPs, MLAs as well as academics, economists, industry leaders and members of civil society)

During development of our programme of events NIEL became aware of the EU Debate NI initiative and are collaborating with EU Debate NI in the design and delivery of the three following events:


Event 1 – “Implications of remaining in or leaving the EU for business, voluntary sector, NGOs & public bodies”


To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Belfast City Hall Event on 5th February 2016…


Event 2 – “Cross–Border Issues, Local Business & Local Government”

To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Derry/Londonderry Event on 9th March 2016…

 

Event 3  “To remain or leave? Consequences for Environment, CAP, Fisheries Policy & Agri–Food”

To view photos from the event, please click here…

Audience Response poll…

Summary Report: Craigavon Event on 10th March 2016…

Event 4 “ Europe – Competing Visions”


To view photos from the event, please click here…

LucidTalk presentation on the polls…

Read a blog on this event via Slugger O’Toole…

Summary Report: Europe – “Competing Visions” Event on 2nd June 2016…


The EU Referendum – what others are saying…

BBC News – The UK’s EU referendum: All you need to know

BBC Radio Ulster – Podcast: Brexit and the Irish border – What happens if the UK leaves the EU?

CBI – A Business Assessment of EU Reform

CBI Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

Centre for Cross Border Studies – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

Centre for Democracy and Peace Building – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

CIEEM – EU Referendum and the Environment

Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ) – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

EU Debate NI / Queen’s University Belfast  To Remain Or Leave?

Friends of the Earth – Position Paper on European Union Membership

Institute for European Environmental Policy – The potential policy and environmental consequences for the UK of a departure from the European Union

Institute for International and European Affairs – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

NatCen Social Research – How Deeply Does Britain’s Euroscepticism Run?

National Farmer’s Union – Brexit: The Key Questions For British Farming

National Farmer’s Union – Q&As: the EU

NICVA – EU Referendum and the VCSE sector

Northern Ireland Assembly – The EU referendum and potential implications for Northern Ireland

The People’s Movement – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

RSPB – Northern Ireland and the EU Referendum inquiry

RSPB – RSPB NI concerned that Brexit could impact on wildlife preservation

The UK in a Changing Europe – The EU Referendum and the UK Environment: An Expert Review

Ulster Farmer’s Union – Presentation on impact of Brexit to House of Commons NI Affairs Committee

Westminster Northern Ireland Affairs Committee – NI and the EU Referendum Inquiry