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Latest News Items … - Discover Saintfield

Latest News Items …


Snippets From Saintfield – Saintfield Library – 24th October

Snippets From Saintfield - Saintfield Library - 24th October

Martyn Todd, a member of Saintfield Heritage Society, will be giving a local history talk entitled “Snippets From Saintfield” in Saintfield Library on Tuesday 24th October from 6.45 pm – 7.30 pm.

Admission is free, and anyone with an interest in Saintfield and its history is invited to attend.


Saintfield Heritage Society Talk – Thursday 12th October

Saintfield Heritage Society Talk - Thursday 14th September

Saintfield Heritage Society will have its next talk of the 2017/18 season on Thursday 12th October in the Woodrow Room of Saintfield Parish Church Hall at 8.00 p.m.

The talk is entitled, “Building bridges from the Foyle to Ojaque”.  Dr Philip Donald, a distinguished civil engineer, recalls the highlights of his extensive experience in the building of some well-known bridges in Northern Ireland – and their West African connections.

Members are invited to bring their friends or family. Non-members are also very welcome to attend.

Membership is only £10, and that includes refreshments!

The full programme of talks for the 2017/18 season can be found HERE.


Open Day At Community Centre Site – 14/15 October



Macmillan Coffee Morning – 2nd Presbyterian Church

2nd Saintfield Presbyterian Church is holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September from 10:00 to 12:00.
Pop in for a coffee and support this worthy cause!


Macmillan Coffee Morning – Saintfield Library – 29/09/17


Pedal The Peninsula – Sunday 17th September

Join Saintfield Development Association for its 5th Annual

Pedal The Peninsula

cycle ride on Sunday 17th September


Pedal The Peninsula 2016 - Sunday 4th September

The route will take riders on a scenic 56-mile circuit around Strangford Lough, starting and finishing in Saintfield.

This event has attracted an increasing number of cyclists each year, reflecting the growing popularity of what is an exhilarating but not strenuous ride through the rolling Down countryside.

The event is open to all classes of cyclists and the route will be pre-marked. Marshals will be situated at strategic points around the course to ensure nobody gets lost!

There will be a pace car for the first few miles and a sweeper car will follow the riders to assist with any problems they may encounter.

Registration takes place at the Downpatrick Street car park in Saintfield (behind Danske Bank) from 8.30 am and the ride commences at 9.30 am.

The entry fee is £20 per rider and includes refreshments halfway and at the finish, as well as the ferry crossing. Registration online will reduce the entry fee to £15. Full details of the route and online entry at


Funds raised will go towards providing entertainment for the children at the SDA Christmas Fair on Friday 1st December and other SDA community projects.

Come along and enjoy a great day out!


Saintfield Heritage Society Talk – Thursday 14th September

Saintfield Heritage Society Talk - Thursday 14th September

Saintfield Heritage Society will have its first talk of the 2017/18 season on Thursday 14th September in the Woodrow Room of Saintfield Parish Church Hall at 8.00 p.m.

The talk is entitled, “The Newry Canal: From the basin to the bar”.  Canal enthusiast Seán Patterson will draw on his unrivalled knowledge to focus on the Newry end of the canal, with particular reference to its maritime history, railway connections and folklore.

Members are invited to bring their friends or family. Non-members are also very welcome to attend.

Membership for the year (seven talks) is only £10, and that includes refreshments!


European Heritage Open Days 2017!

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September

European Heritage Open Days 2017 - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September!

Guided Walk Around Saintfield

Members of Saintfield Heritage Society will give a guided tour of the many listed buildings and the conservation area of Saintfield, sharing their stories and history along the way. Until 1712 Saintfield was known as Tonaghneave – Tamnach naomh, “the field of the saint”.  Neither the origin of the name nor the location of a saintly field are known today.  The town was largely the creation of the Price family.

Meet at the Memorial Garden, Comber Street, Saintfield, BT24 7AA.

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th: 15:00-16:00.  Walks last 1 hour.


Download Issue 14 Of Saintfield News!

Issue 14 of Saintfield Development Association’s Saintfield News is available for download HERE.

Saintfield News 14


The Saintfield Poppy Appeal Needs You!

Poppy People campaign needs more volunteers for annual Appeal


The Royal British Legion is urging the public in Saintfield and surrounding areas to dedicate some of their spare time and join its band of volunteers during this year’s Poppy Appeal.

This year, the village of Saintfield is particularly short on volunteer help and so the Legion is calling on those in the local area to dedicate a few hours to make a huge difference to the 6.2 million members of the Armed Forces community that are eligible for help from the Legion.

Each year more than 350,000 poppy volunteers are needed across the UK to raise much-needed funds to support serving and former Armed Forces personnel, and their families. The Legion is looking for enthusiastic people of all ages and backgrounds to help run the Poppy Appeal in local communities across Co. Down.

Lyn Palmer, Community Fundraiser, Northern Ireland East, said: “Saintfield, in particular, is struggling to gather enough Poppy Appeal volunteers this year, and so we need as many helping hands as possible to ensure that we can raise those much-needed funds, and maybe even beat the village’s previous record total of over £6,000. Volunteering can provide great opportunities for those involved, especially for young people. It allows the chance to meet new friends, learn new and transferable skills and be part of a team that helps the Armed Forces community and promotes understanding of Remembrance. We’d love all who want to volunteer with us to get in contact right now.”

Claire Rowcliffe, Director of Fundraising, said: “The Poppy Appeal is The Royal British Legion’s main fundraising event of the year. Our volunteers are very much the lifeblood of the Poppy Appeal and contribute enormously to the charity year-round through a variety of roles.

“The best thing about being a volunteer for the Legion is that we welcome all ages and all backgrounds – people don’t have to be associated with the Armed Forces, they just need to be passionate about the cause.”

If you can volunteer to support this year’s Saintfield Poppy Appeal, please contact Community Fundraiser Lyn Palmer on 07827 367447 / lpalmer@britishlegion.org.uk

For further information on the work of The Royal British Legion visit: www.britishlegion.org.uk