Development of Derrymore Estate ‘still in the pipeline’

Posted by
Friday, August 12th, 2016
Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has said that while a recent application for funding to develop a play park and a walkway around the Derramore Estate was unsuccessful she insists the project is still very much alive.
A photograph of Derrymore House taken by Lautentia McVerry, which was a finalist in the Ring of Gullion Photography Competition

A photograph of Derrymore House taken by Lautentia McVerry, which was a finalist in the Ring of Gullion Photography Competition

“The Friends of Derramore, the National Trust and the Council have been working closely over the last few years to complete feasibility studies, public consultations and secure funding for this project,” she said. “Over the last year the estate has been the venue for a number of extremely successful events including historical talks,scary Halloween walks, Santa’s Grotto and several environmental projects. “The success of these events showed the huge desire from the local community to see Derramore developed. “Funding from Space and Places may have failed to materialise but I have been delighted to be able to show representatives from the Tourist Board around the house and grounds and to discuss at length the hopes and plans of the Friends of Derramore for the estate. “We also hope that over the next two or three weeks we will be have discussions with a range of other potential founders.
Article continues below:
Annie newry times box adMulgrew added, “In the meantime the Friends of Derramore intend to continue hosting events and strengthening the already strong links with local schools, clubs and community. The work and dedication of the Friends of Derramore has been admirable and it is a pleasure to be able to work with and support them.”

Would you like to advertise your business on Newry Times and reach thousands of people every day? Contact the Newry Times office on 028 4062 6520 or email Paul:

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in