Groomsport is a small village on the Southern shore of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland. It is renowned for its beautiful and some would say, unique setting as an almost unspoilt seaside village. It has links with the history of both Ireland and North America. This website has been set up by Groomsport Village Association committee, in order to publish material of interest to locals and visitors. The Winter 2014 edition of our newsletter can be read on this site.
This is our Constitution.
Celebration of Groomsport Clubs
You are invited to come along to the Parish Halls on Saturday 1st March between 2.00 - 3.30 pm to find out about some of the many clubs and associations that meet in the village.
There will be live music, refreshments and some exciting interactive stands for you to enjoy.
Entry is free.
Magical Afternoon for children
The Groomsport Presbyterian Church halls were packed with local children, on Saturday 1st February 2014, enjoying a "Magical Afternoon" with their parents and grandparents. The children made a magic potion (in keeping with the magical theme), had their faces painted and got magic tattoos.
Craft work and painting with a magical theme, were followed by a marvellous show from magician Paul Ormonde. Paul, who is a member of the famous Magic Circle, kept everyone enthralled with his skill and dexterity. His interaction with the children was fun to watch and everyone enjoyed the afternoon.
Refreshments were served at the end and local residents got to chat with friends old and new. A great team of Groomsport Village Association Committee members, and other volunteers, had a busy afternoon. Our thanks go to them and to the organiser, Sharon Cummings, for their time and commitment to this community event.
We would also like to thank NDBC, for their funding support.
Tidal Surges, 3rd and 6th Jan 2014
We had very high tides on both Friday 3rd and Monday 6th Jan. Locals were intrigued but little damage was done by the high water.
The members of the committee are elected on an annual basis. The Annual General Meeting is held during the Autumn months (usually in the boat-house), when villagers meet to elect a new committee and to air their views about village affairs in general. This meeting can be lively!! This year the AGM was held on Thursday 24th October 2013 in the Boat House.
The Committee can be contacted from this website. These messages will be directed to the Hon. Secretary who will bring their contents to the attention of the committee. We publish a newsletter roughly every six months. We try to distribute it to every house in the village and copies will be available from this site
Groomsport Remembrance Day
The Village Association laid a wreath at the War Memorial on Sunday November 3rd 2013, as part of the village remembrance service.
Home Insulation Grant for elderly people
You can get details about grants for insulating your home from AgeNI. Apply before the end of November 2013.
The Village Plan
North Down Borough Council appointed the Paul Hogarth Company to undertake a study of the village and prepare a Village Plan.
This document sets out the views of residents, businesses and other groups within the village area, as to how they would like to see the village develop in coming years.
Hogarths held drop-in sessions and an Open Forum during February and March 2013 so that local people could contribute their thoughts.
The Plan can be viewed here.
What's On in North Down
Find out about local events here.