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 Autumn edition of our newsletter can be read on this site.
This is our Constitution.
Christmas Lights Switch-On
The annual Groomsport Carol Service and Lights Switch-on, will be held on Friday 29th November 2013, starting at 6.30pm. As usual, there will be a short Carol Service in Groomsport Presbyterian Church, the Mayor will switch on the Christmas Tree lights, followed by light refreshments in the church hall and a visit to Santa Claus for the younger set! Everyone is welcome.
Bangor Christmas Trading Hours
This leaflet will give you the Christmas Trading hours for Bangor and Bloomfield Shopping Centre.
Action Mental Health New Horizonsí art exhibition
Have a look at these posters/info on an Action Mental Health New Horizons’ art exhibition at Bangor Carnegie Library. The exhibition opens on 2nd December at 1pm until 3pm, and will run until Friday, 20th December 2013. Olivia Nash will be at the launch and refreshments will be served. The front and back of the poster are here.
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.