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Saintfield Estate, Saintfield – Woodland Management

Sunday 5th February
Saintfield Estate
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Lough Neagh Connections Symposium

Wednesday 15th February
The Marina Centre, Ballyronan
Free

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LIFE Information Day 2017

Friday 17th February
Chartered Accountants House, Pearse Street, Dublin
Free

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Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning

Sunday 19th February
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village – Tree Pruning
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An Introduction to Legacy Fundraising

Thursday 23rd February
Arts Resource Centre, 7 Donegall St Place, Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FN
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Green light to greenways 10 November 2016

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has given the green light to 1000km of greenways, as he publishes his Strategic Plan to develop a network of greenway paths across the north including cross border connections – via Department for Infrastructure

 

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Image via Department for Infrastructure

The paths, for use by walkers, runners and cyclists young and old, will be traffic free and many will utilise disused railways, riverside paths, abandoned canal towpaths or flood embankments, reinventing them for use for generations to come.

Speaking during a visit to a potential greenway on a disused railway track outside Dundrum, Minister Hazzard said: 

“More and more people are choosing to be active with their travel options and encouraging everyone to lead a more active, healthy life by providing local opportunities is something I and my Executive colleagues are determined to deliver. 

“This plan is the pathway to help deliver those opportunities for people across the north, focusing on the development of a 400km primary and 600km secondary greenways network that walkers, runners and cyclists can share.  The greenway paths will connect towns and cities to the villages and countryside from east to west and north to south, and will also be integrated with other modes of transport, making it easier for people to leave the car behind.

“Many of the proposed schemes are located on disused railways, riverside paths, abandoned canal towpaths or flood embankments.  This will breathe new life in to this redundant infrastructure and create public spaces where people can meet, relax, play or enjoy nature, improving the quality of life for local communities and enhancing the experience for visitors.

Read more via Department for Infrastructure…