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Newtownards is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies at the most northern tip of Strangford Lough, 10 miles (16 km) east of Belfast, on the Ards Peninsula. Newtownards is the largest town in the Borough of Ards. According to the 2001 Census, it has a population of 27,821 people in 11,502 households, placing it in the “large town” class. Approximately 86 percent of the population is from a Protestant and nine percent from a Catholic background. It is known colloquially by locals as “Ards”.
In 545 AD, St. Finian founded a monastery near to present-day Newtownards. He named it “Movilla” (Magh Bhile, “the plain of the sacred tree,” in Irish), which suggests that the land had previously been a sacred pagan site. The monastery was destroyed by the Vikings sometime after AD 824. In the 12th century, it joined together with Bangor Abbey as an Augustinian monastery. Later, the monastery was raided by Hugh O’Neill from mid-Ulster, after which the urban settlement at Movilla…

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Newtownards, Ireland Skateboard Lessons

This class has been tested on over 2,500 skateboarders over the past two years. We have taken the exact techniques from several Ireland’s pro skateboarders on what works in their training and put it in this course.

Discover Beginner Skate Lessons in Newtownards! …