IN PICTURES: Ballyronan memories

Take a wander down memory lane as we look back through the archives of the Mid Ulster Mail.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 5:47 am
Cookstown Council chief Executive Michael McGuckin makes a presentation to Michelle Gildernew, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, at the official opening of Ballyronan Marina and Caravan Park, after extensive improvements. mm4107-111ar.

This week, we look back to 2007 and the official opening of a newly refurbished Ballyronan Marina.

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Cookstown Councillors pictured with Michelle Gildernew, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, when the minister officially opened Ballyronan Marina and Caravan Park, after extensive improvements, last Wednesday afternoon. mm4107-110ar.
Cookstown Council chairman Ian McCrea addresses the invited guests at the official re-opening of the Ballyronan Marina and Caravan Park after extensive renovations.mm4107-109ar.
Michelle Gildernew, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, unveils the plaque to officially open Ballyronan Marina and Caravan Park, after extensive improvements. Included in the picture are Jim canning, chairman of Lough Neagh partnership and Michael McGuckin, chief executive with Cookstown Councilmm4107-108ar.
Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle Gildernew meets some of the young people who attended the official opening of Ballyronan Marina and Caravan Park, after extensive improvements.mm4107-107ar.
Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle Gildernew meets members of the Lough Neagh Rescue team, during the official opening of Ballyronan Marina and Caravan Park, after extensive improvements.mm4107-106ar.
Cookstown Council chief executive Michael McGuckin, with Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle Gildernew and some of the young people who enjoy the facilities at Ballyronan Marina, when they attended the re-opening of the Ballyronan Marina and Caravan Park, after extensive improvements.mm4107-105ar.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA has officially re-opened the Ballyronan Marina on the shores of Lough Neagh. Over £500,000 has been invested in renovating and refurbishing the Marina which is owned by Cookstown District Council. The project was jointly funded by Cookstown District Council and by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development under the European Union Programme for Building Sustainable Prosperity, which contributed £249,046 through the Lough Neagh Strategic Fund. Pictured at the opening are Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA and Jim Canning, Chairman, Lough Neagh Partnership. John Harrison/Harrison Photography
John Harrison/Harrison Photography MINISTER RE-OPENS RE-FURBISHED MARINA FACILITIES AT LOUGH NEAGH Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Michelle Gildernew MP, MLA has officially re-opened the Ballyronan Marina on the shores of Lough Neagh. This marina has been refurbished and extended to provide an additional 36 berths, bringing the total number of berths to 72, as well as providing a new additional play area for the large number of visitors to the Marina. Over £500,000 has been invested in renovating and refurbishing the Marina which is owned by Cookstown District Council. The project was jointly funded by Cookstown District Council and by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development under the European Union Programme for Building Sustainable Prosperity, which contributed £249,046 through the Lough Neagh Strategic Fund. At the official opening the Minister highlighted the important role of the marina, and other similar marina’s, in attracting people to visit Lough Nea
Some of the young people from the Cookstown Council area, who took part in a five week Sailing Programme, staged at Ballyronan Marina and organised by Cookstown Council and Ballyronan Boat Club. Included in the picture are Jim McCann, Ballyronan Boat Club Sean Murray, Loughshore Youth Forum and Peter Sloan, Cookstown Council Sports Deaprtment.mm3607-107ar.