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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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GIs at the Gaol!

Monday 29 May 2017

Down County Museum

75 years ago, in May 1942 the old gaol was taken over by the 1st Armored Division of the US Army to house American GIs preparing to go off to fight in the Mediterranean – they fought their way through North Africa and Italy. Some of the men who were based at the gaol that summer visited Down County Museum in 2005 and told their stories.

Step back in time in this impressive living history event and find out more about how the GIs lived in the old Gaol! A band of experienced re–enactors will bring the summer of 1942 to life, with uniforms of the 1st Armored Division, equipment and vehicles (troop carrier and jeep) of the period. It will be possible to see a billet and a cookhouse and there will be a range of re–enactments and hands–on activities suitable for all the family.

We would also like to hear about photographs, memorabilia and memories of the GIs passed on through families to this day. If you have a 1930s or 1940s vintage car, please do bring it along and park outside the Museum! Come and join us!

Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details 10am–4.30pm
Contact   More Details N/A
028 4461 5218
Michael.King@nmandd.org
www.downcountymuseum.com