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June 11, 2021

Get ready to ‘Shake up Summer’ on your doorstep with Get Active ABC’s Kids Summer Programme

Get Active ABC are getting ready to ‘Shake up Summer’ with the launch of their all new Summer Holiday Adventures programme.  This energy bursting programme is guaranteed to have something for all our young borough residents to enjoy right here on their doorstep, with loads of fun guaranteed. Kids of all ages can get set…

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May 28, 2021

On your marks, get set, go for the Virtual ABC 10K

Fun runners and athletes of all abilities are being encouraged to lace up their trainers and register for the free Virtual ABC 10k Run. The virtual run which is being organised in place of the annual Craigavon Lakes 10k race is being organised by Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and supported by Banbridge…

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May 22, 2021

ABC Council Launches ‘Go East for India’ Fundraising Appeal

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is spearheading a major fundraising campaign to support the people of India – as they battle the world’s worst second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with devastating daily figures breaking global records. ABC Council has today (Friday 21 May), launched a ‘Go East for India’ fundraising appeal…

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May 16, 2021

Lord Mayor encourages you to get on the #RightSideOfOutside

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council is supporting the ‘The Right Side of Outside’ campaign which aims to instill more positive behaviours among people using outdoor spaces. As more and more people get outdoors, this new nationwide campaign launched by WalkNI is to generate awareness around litter issues, dangers to wildlife and what positive…

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May 07, 2021

ABC Council wants your views to improve services

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council want to hear the views from residents and local businesses on delivering more inclusive autism services, how council can increase participation in leisure activities, enabling people to become more active. If you live, work or do business in the borough, we want to hear your views. A public…

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May 04, 2021

Share a Great Place – New Code of Conduct for the Newry-Portadown Canal Towpath

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough (ABC) Council is promoting a simple Code of Conduct for all users of the Newry-Portadown Canal Towpath to abide by. One of the longest, traffic-free walking and cycling routes in Northern Ireland, the Newry-Portadown Canal Towpath runs for 20 miles from the Bann Bridge in Portadown to the Town…

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May 02, 2021

Council supports local swimming sensation in Olympic bid!

South Lake Leisure Centre’s impressive Olympic-sized 50m pool has been put to the test by local swimmer, Daniel Wiffen from Magheralin, who has his sights set on winning gold at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer! Daniel, who has represented Ireland in the European Junior Championships, World Junior Championships and European Senior Championships and…

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April 30, 2021

Get connected & make life simpler with the getactiveabc app

Get connected and make life simpler with the getactiveabc app - 24/7 access on the go! View live timetables Book an activity in seconds Manage your account Get our latest news Scan virtual membership card Link with halogetactiveabc fitness app Check out this video to find out the amazing benefits of the app Book swim,…

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April 29, 2021


Please see below facility opening hours for the May bank holiday occurring on Monday 3 May: South Lake Leisure Centre & Watersports 9.00am – 9.00pm Orchard Leisure Centre | Banbridge Leisure Centre 9.00am – 5.00pm Dromore Community Centre | Gilford Community Centre | Keady Recreation Centre | Rathfriland Community Centre Tandragee Recreation Centre CLOSED Gosford Forest Park…

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April 27, 2021

Getactiveabc launches exciting new leisure app

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s leisure centres and community centre gyms will be opening their doors to the public once again for individual gym and individual swim sessions from this Fri 30 Apr 2021. In preparation, getactiveabc has launched the new ‘getactiveabc’ leisure booking fitness app to help users quickly and easily book…

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