Lough Cuan Bowmen are proud to host the All British & Open Field Archery Championships, 25th and 26th May 2019. This year's event will take place within the Mount Stewart estate, a prestigious National Trust site situated in County Down.
It is with great pleasure that Lough Cuan Bowmen can announce that Lady Mary Peters will be joining us at the 2019 All British and Open Field Championships in the role of Lady Paramount.
Lady Mary, one of British sport’s greatest ambassadors, won Gold in the 1972 Olympics in the Pentathlon, Gold in the Pentathlon and Shot at the 1970 Commonwealth Games, Gold in the Pentathlon at the 1974 Commonwealth Games and was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1972. She also found time to set 25 British records during her career.
She was awarded an MBE in 1973, the CBE in 1990. In 2000 she was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire, and on 27th February 2019 she was named as Lady Companion of the Order of the Garter.
Lady Mary set up The Mary Peters Trust; a charity to raise money to fund athletic opportunities for young people in Northern Ireland.
She remains to this day, an inspiration to people in all communities throughout Northern Ireland, as a true ambassador for sport and Northern Ireland.
We would like to thank Lady Mary for accepting our invitation and look forward to welcoming her to Mount Stewart in May.
The Mary Peters Trust was established to create an on-going and meaningful commemoration of Lady Mary's Gold Medal win in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The Mary Peters Trust is Northern Ireland's leading sporting charity. It helps young people, both disabled and able-bodied, achieve their sporting dreams and ambitions.
Mount Stewart is one of the most inspiring and unusual gardens in the National Trust's ownership.
The garden reflects a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry. The mild climate of Strangford Lough allows astonishing levels of planting experimentation. The formal areas exude a strong Mediterranean feel and resemble an Italian villa landscape; the wooded areas support a range of plants from all corners of the world, ensuring something to see whatever the season.
If you are travelling and need accommodation you'll find a range of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses in the area. Click below to access the accommodation search on the DiscoverNI website. Alternatively go to the downloads section below to access the 2019 accommodation guide from Ards & North Down Borough Council.
When the archery is over why not make the most of your time in Northern Ireland and extend your stay. Check out the website of Arts & North Down Borough Council to discover things to do and places to visit!
A visit to Northern Ireland would not be complete without a visit to our world leading tourist attraction, Titanic Belfast.
Titanic Belfast is a world leading tourist attraction, and the world’s largest Titanic Visitor experience, located on the spot where the famous ship was designed and launched.
The critically-acclaimed Titanic Experience is a must-see for visitors in 2019 and beyond. Described by the Guardian as "an inspiring testament to the Titanic and the city that built it".
It is an iconic six-floor building featuring nine interpretive and interactive galleries that explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the City and people which made her, located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland and Wolff Drawing Offices and Hamilton Graving Dock – the very place where Titanic was designed, built and launched in 1912.
Titanic Belfast tells the story of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. Visitors journey by foot and by rides through the following galleries:
The story is brought up to the present with the discovery of the wreck and into the future with live links to contemporary undersea exploration.
SS Nomadic is the last remaining White Star Line vessel and the biggest Titanic artefact in the world. Admission to SS Nomadic is included in the Titanic Experience ticket.
Famous as a tender for Titanic, and a quarter of her size in every dimension, guests can marvel at the original ornate doors, panels, plasterwork and staircases that greeted first and second class passengers on board, as well as see what life was like as a crew.
SS Nomadic served in World War I and II, as well as luxury liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth. Visitors can also walk in the footsteps not only of Titanic passengers but soldiers and celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Marie Curie.
Following a stint as a Parisian restaurant and nightclub, the SS Nomadic was rescued from the scrape and restored to her original glory. Visitors can now experience a rich, tangible and authentic piece of Belfast’s industrial and maritime heritage, as well as the ships 100 year social history at Hamilton Dock.