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The Big Sweep

Saturday 3rd November
North Road steps or Billy Neill crossing on The Comber Greenway
N/A

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 4th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
N/A

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Green Key Eco–certification for the hospitality industry

Thursday 8th November
Allstate NI Belfast, 10 Mays Meadow, Belfast BT1 3PH
Free

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BTO Northern Ireland Birdwatchers’ Conference 2018

Saturday 10th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
£23 per person if you book and pay by 31 October and £25 after that date

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Webinar – The Sustainable Development Goals in Action: Better Retail, Better World

Monday 12th November
Online
Free

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Getting Our Act Together: Human Rights, Our Environment & Brexit

Wednesday 14th November
Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast
Free

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Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th November
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
No Charge

Family Festive Film Fun

Sunday 18th November
Rowallen Garden
Adult £7.00, Child £3.50, Family £17.50

Agriculture & Animal Welfare Post–Brexit

Monday 19th November
Leigh Day, Priory House, 25 St John’s Lane, London EC1M 4LB
Free

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Is Local Democracy Working in Northern Ireland?

Saturday 24th November
Clifton House, 2 North Queen Street, Belfast BT15 1ES
Free

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 24th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission

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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