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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Sun Shines for Speedwell Camp 1 August 2013

During three very hot weeks in July Speedwell Trust held their 5th Annual Cross Community Summer programme. Ninety children from the local community, aged between 6–12 years old, took part in a range of outdoor action packed environmental activities at their centre in Parkanaur Forest Park near Dungannon.

The aim of the programme is to bring local children together from different schools to give them the opportunity to mix and meet each other as well as exploring their outdoor environment of Parkanaur Forest Park through a range of challenging but fun activities. Children were involved in technology activities, investigating wildlife habitats, pond dipping, exploring the local river, recycling, minibeast hunting as well as many practical fun activities. In the final day of each week the children travelled to the Armagh Planetarium to build rockets and explore the solar system.  

The Speedwell summer programme is led by staffs who are qualified and experienced teachers, as well as students from Stranmillis and St Mary’s Teacher Training College, St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley and St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon who are volunteering their services.

Over the last few years many parents have given very positive feedback. One parent stated ‘This is an excellent scheme – my daughter really enjoyed it every day. The activities were fantastic and helped her learn so much. She talked about what she did every day!’ 

Speedwell Trust Manager Eamon McClean said ‘This summer programme is unique to this local area. We provide an opportunity for young people to get outdoors and participate in fun activities which are both challenging and educational. It also allows children to come together to enjoy themselves in a stimulating environment irrespective of cultural background, colour or creed. This truly reflects the ethos of Speedwell.’