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23/08/2014

Anne Marie McAleese with the people, places and stories that make Northern Ireland unique.

57 minutes

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Sat 23 Aug 2014 08:05

The Camlough Lake Water Swimming Festival

The Camlough Lake Water Swimming Festival

Starting the show today with a splash is Marie McStay down at Camlough Lake, where she’s getting ready to take part in the lake water swimming festival. If you come through Camlough Village and take the Crossmaglen Road just look for a big lake! Chair Person Padraig Mallon joins her to tell us all about swimming at Camlough Lake 

 

The festival takes place today and tomorrow.

For more information on the festival visit clwf.eu

Pony Camp

Pony Camp

Next Anne-Marie was down at Eglington recently, not far from Derry/Londonderry where the East Donegal Pony Club took up residency for their annual Pony Camp. We meet young people, young horses and enthusiasts like Marina Hamilton, who’s been around horses since she was knee high to them.

 

 

For more information you can visit http://www.eastdonegalponyclub.ie/

 

Altnahinch Dam

Altnahinch Dam

More water now, not a lake, but a Dam. Altnahinch Dam is on the edge of Slieveanorra forest, near Loughguile in County Antrim. It was one of the last damns built in Northern Ireland back in 1967, and it’s full of trout! Just as well because today the place will be coming down with anglers for a special free event starting at 10am this morning. We’re chatting to Andrew Bratton from the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust who has helped to organise the event.

 

The angling at Altnahinch Dam is today from 10 til 4pm. Equipment provided

 

 

 

http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Go-fishing-at-Altnahinch-Dam-P41320

Contact: tierna@ccght.org or call 028 2075 2100

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

Now we’re getting in a flutter over birds at Tannaghmore Gardens near Craigavon. Polish, punk rocker  hens, fluffy Russian geese, Indian runner ducks but also some boys with bows and arrows, chainsaws and sheepdogs! Noel Mitchell is the Parks Manager at Tannaghmore who will be joining us to tell us about the annual Bird Fair.

 

The Bird fair is on today from 10am til 4pm at Tannaghmore Gardens, Silverwood Road, Craigavon

For more information call (028) 3834 3244

 

The Vanishing Gulls

The Vanishing Gulls

Next we’re talking seagulls and though many who live around their haunts may dispute this, it turns out many species of seagulls are in decline. Dot Blakely tells us there are a few reasons, not least because of what they like to eat.

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