History of Greencastle remembered

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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
The history of the Mournes is very much associated with that of the Castle of Greencastle, and according to old tales, Greencastle was once the capital of the Mourne Kingdom, while its fairs were the most famous in Ulster. Greencastle is a place of rare beauty and charm and lays claim to a rich and unique natural heritage as well as a vibrant history. To celebrate and remember this history the Greencastle Area Residents Group recently held a very successful exhibition “Down Memory Lane” in Grange Primary School. The exhibition included photographs and memorabilia of the Greencastle Area down through the years. It included photos of old houses and buildings, old Greencastle Football Teams, old school class photos of Grange Primary School, as well as information on the Old WW2 Greencastle Aerodrome, Accounts ledgers dating back to 1900 from O’Rourkes Blacksmiths, 1923 Accounts from the General Greencastle Grocer shop, and stories about the smuggling into Greencastle and Carlingford Lough in 1769. The exhibition also included information and displays on working and living on Carlingford Lough, the rocks and bays around Greencastle, shipping disasters in Carlingford Lough and the Ancient Ruins around Greencastle. More details and photos from the exhibition can be viewed online at www.greencastlecodown.org
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