4th September 2015

The Ring of Gullion is the perfect classroom for up and coming training

This Autumn sees a smorgasbord of training in the Ring of Gullion, and what better place to learn how to capture and edit video, train to be a World Host, improve your creative writing, research your ancestors, improve your business though Social Media and learn all about ‘What’s about in the Wild’ than this very special Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. These training programmes will be undertaken through the £1.4million Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), NIEA, Newry, Mourne and Down Council and Department of Social Development Areas at Risk programme.

Chairperson Councillor Naomi Bailie said, “I am delighted to launch this series of training courses in the Ring of Gullion, there’s no other place so suited to hold such a diverse range of training projects. I know these will be popular so make sure and book early!”

You can find out more information about all these courses and how to book by browsing the Ring of Gullion website at and clicking the Jobs and Training or the Events tabs above.

To secure your place the Social Media, Video Capture & Editing, Genealogy and Creative Writing all require a £5 booking fee and the accredited World Host training requires a £35 to be paid when booking. To book these training events please visit the Crossmaglen Community Centre. The ‘What’s about in the Wild’ series of events are all free and can be booked directly from the Ring of Gullion Website.

The Video Capture and Editing training is on the 7th, 21st and 28th September at 18.45 until 21.15 and covers Hints and tips on composition, keeping the footage interesting, getting what you need, different types of editing software and much more.

The Social media training is on the 20th and 27th October at 19.30 until 21.30 and covers Getting to grips with the main tools and platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and much more.

The Genealogy training is on the 2nd and 9th of November at 18.45 until 21.15 and takes participants through the 1901 and 1911 census, graveyard inscriptions, and what they tell you. The course will also allow you to create your own family tree.

‘What’s about in the Wild’ is covered over a number of events throughout the season; Hedgerow Harvest – Forage and Food 12th September, Who goes there? Wildlife Tracks and Trails 7th October, Fungal Foray – mushrooms and toadstools galore 17th October, What’s that bird? – garden bird ID and feeding 5th November, Citizen Science – making your wildlife count 19th November and Skeletons in the cupboard – winter tree identification 28th November.

For more details on any of training and events visit

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