Protecting Greencastle

£570 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 32 months
Greencastle Area Residents Group (GARG) is a voluntary community based group set up over 20 years ago in Greencastle, Co. Down.  Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of living, working or visiting our area will know that it's a special place, 'a place apart'.

The reason we're asking for your help is because we need support to protect this special place so we can all continue to enjoy its beauty and wildlife for generations to come.

The aims of the Group are:
-To promote the benefits of the inhabitants of the Area of Greencastle with particular regard to the conservation of the rural environment and character of the Area, with the object of improving the quality
of life for all the residents.
-To preserve the built and natural heritage of the Area.
-To oppose anything that would have a detrimental effect on the Area.
-To effect these activities without distinction on a cross community and non-political basis.

Our area is protected under the RAMSAR Convention, is a Special Protection Area (SPA), Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI), and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Green Island is the home to harbour and grey seals and the visiting Arctic Terns make it their home during the summer months.
Otters have been spotted on the shore during this summer and we have several bats roosts located along the Greencastle Pier Road.

A planning application has recently been approved for the operation of a vehicular ferry service across Carlingford Lough between Greencastle and Greenore (Co.Louth).

This decision will have a detrimental effect on Greencastle and the surrounding area, particularly with regard to the natural and built heritage as well as wildlife and environment. The area is protected by national and international environmental designations as listed above and is a site of historical significance- namely the 13th Century Royal Castle and the Norman Church.

GARG has been at the forefront of a campaign to protect Greencastle from this inappropriate development and we are seeking to stop the Greencastle to Greenore ferry proposal.
At this stage of our campaign we are seeking professional advice and support in taking our campaign to the next level and needless to say this does not come cheap.

Calling on all ex-Pats, friends,  the wider community and all those who support our campaign.
We ask for your support by way of a donation towards our campaign to Protect Greencastle.

www.greencastlecodown.org
www.facebook.com/greencastlecodwn
https://www.gofundme.com/greencastlecodown

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Thank you anonymous donor for your great donation of £100
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Thankyou thank you thank you to all our kind and generous donors both online and offline who have made a contribution so far to our campaign.

We love Greencastle, and we seek to protect it from such inappropriate and damaging development as the ferry proposal.

Please do keep in touch with us through this journey:

email: hello@greencastlecodown.org
facebook: www.facebook.com/greencastlecodown
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Calling on all ex-Pats, friends, family, the wider community and all those who support our campaign.

We've launched our online fundraising campaign to help towards the cost of providing professional guidance to our group. This expertise will enable us to continue our fight to prevent the proposed Ferry development.

Thank you to all kind donors who have supported us to date- you have helped us move a step closer to our goal.

We ask for support by way of a donation towards our online campaign to Protect Greencastle, and thank you in advance for your generosity.
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£570 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 32 months
Created September 28, 2015
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25 months ago
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Paulette Burns
29 months ago
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Hope this helps a little Eileen, good luck with the ongoing campaign. Paulette.

RH
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Rebecca Hanna
29 months ago
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Save Greencastle!

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Anonymous
30 months ago
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Tara Campbell
31 months ago
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You are doing a great Job Auntie Eileen x

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brendan mcveigh
31 months ago
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hope this helps

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Liz Doherty
31 months ago
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Good luck with your vital campaign.

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