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Christmas Artisan Market at Castleward

OutmoreNI is inviting everyone to participate in a quick survey that will shape the future of outdoor exploration in Northern Ireland.

Ever wondered if parks take the top spot over beaches, or if heritage sites are more adored than forests?

Now is your chance to voice your preferences! Please complete our short survey (less than two minutes) and rank your preferred outdoor places, from parks to playing fields, and beaches to playing fields.

Your input is invaluable. By taking the survey, you’ll play a vital role in tailoring the experience, ensuring it aligns seamlessly with your outdoor interests.

Click here to head over to the survey and make your preferences known!

For more information, click here.


Green Flag Winners Revealed 2019

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful are celebrating a record 76 Green Flag awards this year. 

Click here to download the Green Flag Award 2019 Map

The Winners:

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough council achieved 15 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Antrim Castle Gardens (Heritage)
Antrim/Belmont Cemetery
Ballynure Old Graveyard
Jordanstown Loughshore Park, Hazelbank Park and Gideons Green
Kilbride Cemetery
Lilian Bland Park
Mallusk Cemetery
Mill Race Trail
Newtownabbey Way
Randalstown Riverside Walk
Rashee Cemetery
Sentry Hill Historic House & Visitor Centre (Heritage)
Sixmile Water Park
Valley Park (V36 and Glas-na-braden Glen)
Wallace Park

Ards and North Down Borough Council achieved 5 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Ballymenoch Park
Castle Park
Kiltonga Nature Reserve
Linear Park Bangor
Londonderry Park

Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council achieved 9 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
ABC Canal Greenway
Brownstown Park
Edenvilla Park
Gosford Forest Park
Lurgan Public Park
Portadown People’s Park
Solitude Park
Tannaghmore Gardens
The Palace Park

Belfast City Council achieved 20 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Barnett Demesne
Belfast Botanic Gardens (Heritage)
Belmont Park
Cavehill Country Park
Connswater Community Greenway
Drumglass Park
Dunmurry Village
Dunville Park
Falls Park
Grove Park
Half Moon Lake
Knocknagoney Park
Lagan Meadows
Musgrave Park
Ormeau Park
Roselawn Cemetery
Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park
Tullycarnet Park
Waterworks Park
Woodvale Park

Derry City & Strabane District Council for achieved 1 Green Flag.

Park awarded;
Brooke Park (Heritage)

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council achieved 2 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Grange Park

Mid Ulster District Council achieved 3 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Dungannon Park
Maghera Walled Garden
Hill of the O’Neill

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council achieved 4 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Castle Gardens
Moat Park
Moira Demense
Wallace Park

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council achieved 8 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Bashfordsland Wood and Oakfield Glen
Carnfunnock Country Park
Carrickfergus Mill Ponds, Shaftesbury Park & Marine Gardens
Diamond Jubilee Wood
Dixon Park
Ecos Nature Park
Eden Allotment Garden
The People’s Park

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council achieved 3 Green Flags.

Parks awarded were;
Kilbroney Park
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
Warrenpoint Municipal Park

The Department of Finance achieved 1 Green Flag.

Park awarded;
Stormont Estate