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On 22 May 2006, the Water Service of Northern Ireland unveiled a plaque to commorate the nine men who lost their lives during the building of the dams in the Mourne mountains.

Plaque which was unveiled at Silent Valley  in memory of the men who died building the dams...
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Mussel Fishing Boat on Carlingford Lough
Farming the sea

YPAM went aboard Brian Cunningham's boat, The Orion, to discover the art of Mussel farming in the sea around Rostrevor. A video report and image gallery help to recreate the trip.

Joe Peake circa 1915
The Peake brothers at war

Joe Peake, one of three brothers, was under-age when he joined the Royal Engineers. His young brother Reuben grew a moustache to hide his under-age on joining up to fight in WWI


 
 
Finnis Tree - is it haunted?
Haunted Tree?

In the early 20th century a malevolent spirit is said to have haunted the area around the Dree Hill Road bridge, in the centre of Finnis, which spans the upper reaches of the River Lagan. How did the spirit end up in this tree? Read on...

Tunnellers meet 50 years later
Back to Binnian

Between 1947 and 1951 a workforce of over 150 men drove a tunnel nearly two and a half miles long underneath Slieve Binnian in the Mourne Mountains. Thanks to this website, many of the men had a reunion in the tunnel 50 years on...
 

 

 

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