South Down Action for Healing Wounds

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"Deep are the memories
Precious they stay
And no passing of time
Can take them away"

Northern Ireland is renowned for its heritage, myths and legends, but importantly its outstanding scenery. South Down is probably one of its best examples as it is an area of outstanding beauty, with beautiful rolling drumlins and the majestic Mountains of Mourne, which sweep down to the sea.
However, like many other counties in Northern Ireland, South Down has had more than its fair share of what was commonly known as the "troubles". Some of the worst tragedies took place within the area, with the Narrow Water bomb of 1979 being one of the single worst atrocities to have taken place.
Many families throughout South Down have in some way been affected, with family members, relatives or friends having been maimed or murdered. The majority of their families having been injured or murdered whilst serving on Her Majesty's Forces. Other casualties having been targeted as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Our Centre

South Down Action for Healing Wounds
16a Downpatrick Street
Co Down
BT34 5DG
Tel 028 4063 1259
Fax 028 4063 1269
Charity No. XR77607