June 2006

Treasure Hunt 9th July

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Our annual family walking treasure hunt will be held in Killowen on Sunday 9th July at 3.00pm. The start and registration point is at the bottom of Kilfeaghan Road. Entry fee is £5.00 per family. Refreshments will be available. Everyone welcome.

Shipwrecks of Carlingford Lough

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Although there have been relatively few wrecks recorded within the lough itself, the sheer number of shipwrecks and maritime incidents in the days of sail and early steam was astounding, indeed frightening! In mid-19th century there was on average 20 ships which would be recorded as total losses along the County Down coastline every year, one every 2-3 weeks! (more…)

Website Launch

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The Killowen Historical website was launched on the evening of 1st June. There was a big attendance and local press were there to capture the event. (more…)